Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 01/14/18

January 15, 2018

This week’s scripture is from 1 Corinthians:

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord”      
(1 Cor. 15:57-58).

In these days, let us remember Christ who has the victory already in His hands, but let us also be mindful of the necessity to strengthen the people, for many are weak in the Lord, and when times get hard they may fall away. Wherever the Lord has placed you be it preacher, teacher, neighbor, friend, stand firm and speak the Word boldly; teach them how to be strong in the Lord. Show them the true power of love, which is stronger than evil, stronger than hate, stronger than death. Be steadfast in the Lord, and labor in the Truth. Take heart for the Lord is coming.

May the Lord bless you with boldness and opportunity to speak the Word into the lives of others.

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Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 01/07/18

January 8, 2018

This week’s scripture is from John:

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of men”   (John 1:1-4).

It is good to remember that everything begins with the Lord, for He is the living Word, who is with God and was sent by God. When God spoke the Word, everything that is came into existence, everything in the universe, everything in the world, including all life and all the living. Since the beginning, Our Lord Jesus Christ has been the light of life, the light of the world, and He remains our light in the darkness. He is the light of our salvation and our light unto eternity. Praise God for sending the light. Praise God for sending His son Jesus Christ that we might know Him and the glory of His grace. Praise His holy name.

May the light of the Lord shine upon you and light your way.

Happy New Year 2018: Blessings to You

January 1, 2018

May the Lord bless you all this year.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 12/31/17

January 1, 2018
This week’s scripture is from Revelation:

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty”   (Rev.1:8).

The Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end, our Lord and our God. In these days and months ahead, let us remember Him who is sovereign over all the earth, over all time, over all history, over all people, over everything that ever has been, is, and ever will be. May we be in awe of Him who is Lord of All, Most High God, the Almighty One, who loves us and sent His Son that we might know Him and the beauty of His mercy and grace, now and forevermore; blessed be His name. Praise God; Praise God.

May the Lord God Almighty ever reign as the Lord of your life through His son, Jesus Christ.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 12/24/17

December 25, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Luke:

Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:
“Glory to God in the highest,
And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
 (Luke 2:10-14)

Praise the Lord God Most High for the glorious gift of His Son, Jesus Christ, the greatest gift ever given,  our salvation come to bring us peace and reconcile us to God our Father. How great the gift; how great the giver. What incredible love; what wonderful news; what exceeding joy. How can we but praise Him and worship His holy name, for there is no other name under heaven by which we must be saved. Praise God Almighty; praise His Holy Name. Glory to God!  Glory to God!  Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

May your prayers and praises rise up to the Lord, and may He shed joy and peace abroad in your heart.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 12/17/17

December 18, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Isaiah:

“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulders. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”  (Isaiah 9:6)

Let us praise God as we gather together and celebrate the advent of Christ’s birth, for He came that we might know Him and the beauty of His grace, that through Him all creation might know salvation, that the peace of God might reign in us. Thank God that He sent His Son. Blessed be His name, and blessed are we to receive so great a gift, so wonderful a savior. May we forever praise His name and preach the good news, that some might believe and receive eternal life in Christ.

May the Lord bless you this Christmas season with all the blessings of His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 12/10/17

December 11, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Isaiah:

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: Behold a virgin shall be with child and give birth to a son, and shall call His name Immanuel” (God with us).    (Isaiah 7:14)

The Son of God come down to us as a child; O how great are the promises of God. How blessed we are, for the ancients knew the promise, but did not see it come to pass, yet we live in the time of God’s favor; we have seen His grace and His salvation, for He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to us that we might know Him, and through Him the blessings of His mercy and grace, unto life and life eternal. Glory to God, glory in the highest, for He is with us and we are forever blessed. Praise God Almighty; blessed be His name.

May the blessings of Our Lord Jesus Christ be yours this very day.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 12/03/17

December 4, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Isaiah:

“Prepare the way for the Lord;”

“And the glory of the Lord will be revealed.”     (Isaiah 40:3a;5a)

Come, let us prepare our hearts for this season of joy and celebration in remembrance of the coming of our Lord and Savior. Let us rejoice at the advent of the Promised One, His coming foretold long ago, the glorious prophecy, fulfilled by our loving Father. Let us prepare our hearts by refreshing our hope in Him in whom all grace, all mercy, all faithfulness, all love, and all righteousness rests. Let us fill our hearts with the hope that is in Jesus Christ and His coming, and prepare to share that hope with as many as the Lord allows. Let us prepare to be generous with the love He has given us. Prepare your heart, and rejoice!

May the joy of the Lord and the love of Christ fill your heart.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 11/26/17

November 28, 2017

This week’s scripture is from John:

“The light shines in the darkness …

 “The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.” (John 1:5a, 9)

Thank God that He is true and always keeps His promises, for He sent His Son into this dark world to be our light and our salvation. Long it was foretold that He would come. Now He is the light of the world and a lamp unto our feet. He has brought us into the light, and how blessed we are that His light can shine through us, for truth lives in the light and He lives in us. Hallelujah!  Thank you, Lord!

May the light of God’s blessings be yours this day and every day.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 11/19/17

November 20, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Jeremiah:

“Give thanks to the Lord Almighty, for the Lord is good; his love endures forever.”  (Jeremiah 33:11)

Let us come before the Lord with thankful hearts and praise Him who loves us with an everlasting love. Thank the Lord who provides for all our needs and gives generously to all who come to Him. Let us bow down before Him and give thanks for the great and many blessings He has poured out upon us, for He provides for our every need and fills us with all that is good. Thank the Lord for sending His son Jesus Christ that we might know Him and the mercy of His grace. Let us praise God for He is good and all He does is good; let us give thanks to Him. Thanks be to God, the Lord Almighty, for all He has done.

May you be blessed as you come before the Lord with thanksgiving.