Archive for March, 2017

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 03/26/17

March 27, 2017

This week’s scripture is from 2 Corinthians:

“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself…”  (2 Cor. 5:18-19 NRSV)

He who loves us has redeemed us. He has paid the price that we could not pay; He made the sacrifice that we could not make; He laid down His life for our life. Though we were sinners and undeserving of His great love, we have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ, for in Christ we are reconciled to the Almighty, our sins are forgiven and not held against us. We are restored to be children of the Most High God. We are lifted up that we might come into His presence with open hearts and contrite spirits; that we might bow down and worship Him who gave His only begotten son that we might know the power and beauty of His mercy and grace; that we might then know Him who loves us with an everlasting love.

May the Lord bless you through Christ again this day.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 03/19/17

March 20, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Proverbs:
“…the Lord disciplines those he loves… (Proverbs 3:12a)

If we belong to the Lord, we trust Him to watch over us and to take care of us, for He promises to take up our burdens, to provide for us, to heal us, and to deliver us from temptations and evil. Like a loving father He leads and guides us, if we let Him, if we will submit to the discipline of discipleship. If we truly wish to learn of the Lord and learn from Him, we must give ourselves completely into His hands, no holding back, no holding back. Discipline is not always pleasant, but let us exercise our faith believing that He who loves us always wants what is best for us and He will disciple us to the extent that we trust and obey Him. Let us therefore agree to the Lord’s discipleship and not pull back but embrace Him whose love is eternal.

May the Lord bless you with His loving discipline.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 03/12/17

March 14, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Acts:

“…there is peace with God through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.”   (Acts 10:36b NLT)

Our Lord sacrificed himself that we might be reconciled to God and know the peace that passes all understanding, for He is Lord of Lords and King of Kings, and there is none like Him, for He is Lord of all the earth and all that is in it, and there is no other name under heaven by which we must be saved, for His name is the name that is above every name, holy and righteous is His name, and at His name every knee shall bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!

May the Lord bless you with the peace only He can give.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 03/05/17

March 6, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Isaiah:

jesus_white“Let him trust in the name of the Lord, And rely upon his God.”  (Isaiah 50:10 NKJV)

Let us trust in the one who called us; the one to whom we belong, for He is the one who knows us, the one who made us, for He saw us in the secret place before we were born. He saw the moment we came to be; He knitted us together in our mother’s womb. He knows the number of our days; He knows every breath we will take; He knows us better than we know ourselves; He knows that which is good and that which is not, and yet He loves us with an everlasting love. What does He not know? What can He not do? Let us trust in the Lord; let us come before Him in prayer, for He cares for us. Let us ever trust in the Lord.

May the Lord bless you to put your trust in Him.