Archive for February, 2019

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 02/24/19

February 25, 2019

This week’s scripture comes from Colossians:

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”    (Colossians 3:13)

All who belong to the Lord have been forgiven their sins and trespasses by His sacrifice for us, by His blood, death, and resurrection. Some have been forgiven little and some have been forgiven much, but He forgave all. Let us therefore forgive those who sin or trespass against us, for the Lord commands that we do so as He forgave us our sins and trespasses. Let no one say they will not forgive for the sin was too great against them, for if the Lord forgave those who killed Him, who whipped Him, who abused Him, who nailed Him to the cross, and who crucified Him, what has anyone done to us that is more than that? He forgave those who killed Him; He forgave us. Let us be like our Lord; let us act like our Lord; let us show His love in our forgiveness as He showed His love. Let us forgive others as the Lord forgave us.

May the Lord bless you to forgive as you’ve been forgiven.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 02/17/19

February 18, 2019

This week’s scripture is from 1 John:

“God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.”  (1 John 4:16b)

No greater love is there than the love that God the Father has for those who live in His love. Rejoice and thank God for His abiding love, for by His love we are all alive in Christ Jesus, and He lives in us by His love. Pray that we do all we do in love, as the Lord does, and by that love it will come to abide in others.

May the Lord’s love abide in you richly and overflow to all those He puts in your path.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 02/10/19

February 11, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“… we will remember the name of the LORD our God.”     (Psalm 20:7b)

Let us remember the name of the Lord our God; let us call upon His name, for His name is the name above all names. Praise His name for His name is almighty; His name is marvelous; His name is glorious; His name is majestic; His name is holiness; His name is powerful; His name is righteousness; His name is merciful; His name is the truth; His name is peace; His name is loving-kindness; His name is the word; His name is healer; His name is life abundant; His name is savior; His name is Lord of Lords. Praise Him.

May the Lord Jesus Christ bless you this day as you call upon His name.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 02/03/19

February 4, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.   (Psalm 43.5)

Let us remember in whom our hope rests. When troubles assail us and our soul becomes troubled let us remember the One to whom we belong, the One who loves us with an everlasting love, the One to whom we can always turn for hope, for peace, for comfort. Let us remember to turn our troubles, our burdens, our pain, over to Him and to praise Him, to call on our Lord and Savior, our God in whom we can trust. Let us remember that whenever we are in a dark place He is our hope and our salvation, our help in time of trouble, our Lord who loves us, the God who never fails. Praise Him and place your hope in Him.

May the Lord bless you praise and hope in Him.