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Who Taught Us To Walk

Who Taught Us To Walk

Hosea 11:3-4

In the message “Finish The Race” we were encouraged to run toward the finish line, but we were also reminded that God’s race takes place within our heart as we learn to trust and love Him more and more. His race is not in what we do but in who we are, and who we […]

Finish The Race

Finish The Race

Acts 20:24

Paul was returning to Jerusalem at the end of his third and final missionary journey. By this time in his ministry, Paul had been a Christian for nearly twenty years. Twenty years since Jesus called Paul, “My chosen instrument to carry My name before the Gentiles and their kings and before the people of Israel” […]

A Darkened Heart

A Darkened Heart

Jeremiah 16:10-12

When God called Jeremiah to be a prophet, the people of Jerusalem had been living in sin for a very long time. It had been 300 years since the kingdom of Israel divided, and despite God’s patient warnings, the people continued to rebel and worship other gods. God finally told Jeremiah He would no longer […]

According To Your Will

According To Your Will

Mark 14:36

On the night before He was crucified, Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. The thought of what would take place in the next 24 hours caused Jesus to be deeply troubled; “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death” (Mark 14:34). Being fully God, Jesus knew exactly what was […]

Precious In His Sight

Precious In His Sight

Galatians 5:14

In the message “Never Forget” we saw that God’s gift of salvation through faith in Jesus is our greatest blessing – a blessing we must never forget as we tend to become discouraged. God’s gift of salvation forms the main story of the entire Bible. In the beginning, “God created man in His own image” […]

Never Forget

Never Forget

Deuteronomy 6:10-12

It had been forty years since Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt. During their years of wandering in the desert, God demonstrated His faithfulness as well as His holiness. Now, as the people were finally ready to cross the Jordan river into the promised land of Canaan, Moses gave one last encouragement. Deuteronomy 6:10-12 […]

Intended For Good

Intended For Good

Genesis 50:19-20

Joseph’s life was filled with one difficult situation after another. By the time he was a teenager, his brothers had developed an intense hatred toward him which led to an attempt to take his life. But rather than kill him, they sold young Joseph into slavery (Genesis 37). And then, as a slave, Joseph was […]

Serve With Humility

Serve With Humility

John 1:26-27

John the Baptist was born with a single purpose; “to make ready a people prepared to receive the Lord” (Luke 1:17). He was chosen for service before he was conceived and was “filled with the Holy Spirit even from birth” (Luke 1:15). John was so obedient to his calling that Jesus said, “Among those born […]

These Are God’s Battles

These Are God’s Battles

2 Chronicles 20:14-15

During the time of King Jehoshaphat (approximately 860 B.C.), several armies began to invade the land of Judah. Being greatly outnumbered, Jehoshaphat called for a nation-wide time of fasting and prayer to seek guidance from God: “O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that […]

Never Lose Hope

Never Lose Hope

John 11:4-6

In the message “Stand Firm in The Gap” we were encouraged to continue in prayer and minister to the needs of others, to stand in the gap for those who need protection against enemy attacks, and to stand as long as necessary. This requires perseverance and complete trust in God. It can be difficult when […]

Stand Firm in The Gap

Stand Firm in The Gap

Ezekiel 22:30-31

In the final years of the southern kingdom of Israel, God warned that He was going to use the king of Babylon to discipline the people unless they returned to Him with a heart of worship. But the people failed to repent and the invasion of Jerusalem began. Ezekiel was a prophet to those taken […]

Put It Into Practice

Put It Into Practice

Philippians 4:9

Paul’s letter to the Philippians is one hundred and four verses filled with encouragement and joy. Paul didn’t write this letter to explain deep theology or to deal with any particular sin. Rather, his purpose was to express love for his friends and to encourage them (and us) to live a joy-filled Christian life. In […]