Archive for April, 2017

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 04/23/17

April 24, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Acts:

“…they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day…” (Acts 17:11)

How important it is to read the Word of God, to know the Word of God, to study the Word of God, for the Lord speaks to us through His word. We want God to speak to us; we want God to hear us. We want to hear God when we pray and when we have tough questions, and questions only He can answer. When we know His word, then He can speak to us through His word, for when we pray He will bring to mind His word; He will bring to mind a passage or a story or a parable or a person or remind us what Jesus said, and we will have our answer. We will know what we should do or what is the right path for us. He will give us answers; He will give us wisdom and hope, grace and peace. He will speak through His word to us. So let us be reminded to indulge ourselves in the Word of God, to read the living word and get life from it.

May the Lord bless you to read His word daily and be blessed by it.

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Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 04/16/17

April 23, 2017

Happy Easter!  This week’s scripture is from Matthew:    

But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, [just] as He said.”           (Matthew 28:5-6)

He is risen, He is risen, He is risen! Thank God, thank God, thank God Almighty. Jesus Christ is alive forevermore. He sacrificed Himself that we might be reconciled to God our Father, that we might know Him and the mercy of His grace. He is the bread of life, the Holy One, the Son of God; He sealed the new covenant in His blood that we might have the forgiveness of our sins, that we might have salvation and eternal life. Thank you Lord Jesus. How blessed we are to know His love and the beauty of His grace.

May the blessings of the Lord’s sacrifice strengthen you each day.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 04/09/17

April 10, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Mark:

“Then they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their clothes on it, and He sat on it.  And many spread their clothes on the road, and others cut down leafy branches from the [palm] trees and spread them on the road. Then those who went before and those who followed cried out, saying:

“Hosanna! ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord!’ Blessed is the kingdom of our father David That comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”                  (Mark 11:7-10 NKJV)

Praise the Lord. Raise your voice! The Lord is come. Blessed be His name. Shout Hallelujah! He is come! He is come! He is come! The Prince of Peace, the Lord of Salvation, the Lord of Lords is come and we are blessed. Glory to God in the Highest! Sing, cry out! Praise His holy name. The Lord reigns! Here is the Lord, the Holy One, the Son of God. Rejoice you saints. Raise your voice; raise your hands; lift your hearts. Praise the Lord! The Lord is come! The Lord is come! The Lord is come! Blessed be His name! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Amen.

May the blessing of the coming of the Lord fill your heart with joy.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 04/02/17

April 3, 2017

This week’s scripture is from Proverbs:

“I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.”   (Proverbs 8:17 ESV)

When we are in love, we will pursue and seek out the one we love. We are tireless in our efforts to get close to them, to get to know them, to spend time with them, and to just be with them. Our Lord wants us to know Him; He wishes to be sought after by us and to be found by us. Let us not neglect to seek after the Lord; let us keep in the Word; let us keep in prayer; let us keep in fellowship with other believers; let us keep in worship; let us keep in thanksgiving; let us keep coming into His presence and seeking His face. Let us each day put aside the busyness of life for a time and spend that time with our Lord. Let us not fail to seek Him who loves us, who gave Himself for us, but let us remember to draw near to Him.

May the Lord bless you to know Him even more.