Month: March 2022

To Thrive

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word THRIVE means-1: to grow vigorously: FLOURISH2: to gain in wealth or possessions: PROSPER3: to progress toward or realize a goal despite or because of circumstances Our loving Father, full of grace and mercy for us, wants us to thrive. He wants us to flourish and prosper. He wants …

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Be Strong, Fear Not

Dear Father, Isaiah’s words (35:3-7 ESV) are my prayer to You:Strengthen the weak hands,and make firm the feeble knees.Say to those who have an anxious heart,“Be strong; fear not!Behold, your Godwill come with vengeance,with the recompense of God.He will come and save you.”Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,and the ears of the …

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The Five Crowns

There are five possible crowns for us to receive when we enter the Kingdome of Heaven. Crown of Life (James 1:12, Revelation 2:10) Incorruptible Crown (1 Corinthians 9:25) Crown of Righteousness (2 Timothy 4:8) Crown of Glory (1 Peter 5:4) Crown of Rejoicing (1 Thessalonians 2:19, Philippians 4:1)hold fast to your crown (Revelation 3:11), that …

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For Those Who Love Christ

God can do great things through each one of us. We may not see it, but He does. We may be bedridden, homebound, incapacitated, but for those who love Christ, God will use us for His glory no matter what our situation. He has bestowed each of us spiritual gifts with which to be His …

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Proclaim the Good News

I saw an ad on FB for Christian conversation starter cards. Several people used the lol emoji in response and I have to admit, I laughed when I saw them, too. But, after I left the site, I was still thinking about them. Wouldn’t that be a great way to gain confidence? It’s like practicing …

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Membership Has Its Privileges

In the 1980s, a credit card company advertised, “Membership has its privileges.” What an incredible tagline for us to use as members of the body of Christ! Think about it: we get to spend our time here on earth in a personal relationship with the King of Kings! We have His ear! He knows our …

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The Christian Life

My Tuesday evening life group is reading the book Holiness! by J.C. Ryle (1816-1900) The book is available free online because it’s in the public domain. At the bottom of the Table of Contents is this note: (This volume is considered the best book on the Christian life that has EVER been written.) What a …

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The Missions Command

Today’s Bible verse is often used as the mission statement when discussing missions. It’s an imperative. It is the Missions Command. It’s not a suggestion. There is no way to misinterpret this passage. One could even break it down into baby steps: Go Make disciples Baptize Teach Do we need to do these things alone? …

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Called to the Missions Field

Last evening I attended my first commissioning event. A young couple has been called to the missions field and this was their send-off. It was an evening of preaching, prayers, and tears. While everyone who knows them and loves them is excited and proud for answering the call, we’re also sad to see them go. …

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