Encouragement

devotionals

Don’t Stop Him

Tribalism is the idea that only people who are like me, in whatever respect, are right. We see it in politics. We see it in school and work cliques. Unfortunately, we also see it in the church. The apostles also weren't immune to tribalism at times. In Luke 9, we read: John responded, "Master, we… Continue reading Don’t Stop Him

Daily Proverb, devotionals

Weariness- Psalm 6 (Psalm Saturday)

I am weary from my groaning; with my tears I dampen my bed and drench my couch every night.Psalm 6:6, Christian Standard Bible You'll notice as you read through the Psalms that the Holy Spirit, as he inspired David and other writers, did not shy away from the sometimes raw nature of human emotion. Life… Continue reading Weariness- Psalm 6 (Psalm Saturday)

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Supporting the Mission

Luke 8 opens with a scene from Jesus' traveling ministry. He went from one place to another "preaching and telling the good news of the kingdom of God." With him were the Twelve, the apostles--his constant traveling companions for the better part of three years. Also with him were a group of women, three who… Continue reading Supporting the Mission

devotionals, Praying the Bible

Praying the Bible ~ Luke 6:27

Praying through verses or passages of the Bible is a great way to help you pray according to the will and desires of God. Below is a passage of Scripture and a sample prayer. I would encourage you to pray that prayer, or, even better, read the passage and pray as God leads you. Text:… Continue reading Praying the Bible ~ Luke 6:27

Daily Proverb, devotionals

Trust – Psalm 5 (Psalm Saturday)

But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them shout for joy forever. May you shelter them, and may those who love your name boast about you.Psalm 5:11, Christian Standard Bible Where do you turn when your world seems to be falling apart? David's heart was heavy when he wrote Psalm 5. He… Continue reading Trust – Psalm 5 (Psalm Saturday)

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What Then Should We Do?

John the Baptist paved the way for Jesus' ministry with a brief ministry of his own. As people came to be baptized by him, he preached a message calling them to repent before judgment came upon them. In response to hearing his message, they asked: What then should we do?Luke 3:10 John went on to… Continue reading What Then Should We Do?

devotionals, Praying the Bible

Praying the Bible ~ Luke 1:38

Praying through verses or passages of the Bible is a great way to help you pray according to the will and desires of God. Below is a passage of Scripture and a sample prayer. I would encourage you to pray that prayer, or, even better, read the passage and pray as God leads you. Text:… Continue reading Praying the Bible ~ Luke 1:38

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Generational Encouragement

Older men are to be self-controlled, worthy of respect, sensible, and sound in faith, love, and endurance... In the same way, encourage the young men to be self-controlled.Titus 2:2, 6 In Titus 2, Paul encouraged Titus to "proclaim things consistent with sound teaching" (2:1). This meant, among other things, Titus was to encourage the older… Continue reading Generational Encouragement

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Cry Out – Psalm 4 (Psalm Saturday)

Answer me when I call, God, who vindicates me. You freed me from affliction; be gracious to me and hear my prayer.Psalm 4:1, Christian Standard Bible Prayer is relationship. Two people are friends or family or lovers. How does their relationship grow? There are acts of kindness and the giving of gifts, but there also… Continue reading Cry Out – Psalm 4 (Psalm Saturday)

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Actions Speak

We've heard the saying, "Actions speak louder than words." It is a saying that reminds to avoid hypocrisy and pursue integrity. The life of Jesus was one where actions and words melded together seamlessly. As his followers, we won't have such perfection in this life, but we're to aim in our spiritual growth to repent… Continue reading Actions Speak