Archive for March, 2019

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 03/24/19

March 25, 2019

This week’s scripture is from 2 Thessalonians:

“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.”  (2 Thess. 2:16-17)

God of all grace and God of all mercy thank you for your eternal blessings; thank the Lord for He and He alone is the lifter of our head, for He and He alone is our strength, for He and He alone is our hope — through the grace and mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ. How great a savior is our Lord! How great are His mercy and grace! How great are His blessings! May His love and grace empower you in every act and in every spoken word, all for His glory, today, tomorrow, and forever.

May the God of grace and the God of glory strengthen you today in faith, mercy, and hope.

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Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 03/17/19

March 18, 2019

This week’s scriptures are from John and Ephesians:

“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”    (John 17:3)

” … that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him…”    (Ephesians 1:17)

To know Him, the one true God, and His son Jesus Christ is the most important thing anyone can know. For Jesus said that we must know Him, for not all who call Him “Lord, Lord” will enter the kingdom of heaven just because they prophesied in His name or in His name drove out demons or even performed miracles. If they did not know Him and do the Father’s will, He will say, “I never knew you. Away from me…” We need to know Him and the only way we can get to know Him is to spend time with Him, to hear His voice and His heart. Yes, we have obligations and service to perform, but what good is it if we don’t know Him as He wants to be known? How can He call you friend if you don’t really know Him?

May the Lord bless you with a heart and a spirit to know Him, to know Him better each day.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 03/10/19

March 11, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“Praise the LORD!
Praise the name of the LORD;
Praise Him, O you servants of the LORD!
You who stand in the house of the LORD,
In the courts of the house of our God,
Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good;
Sing praises to His name…”
(Psalm 135:1-3)

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Lift His name on high. For who else is like our Lord, wonderful things He has done. What a privilege it is to serve the Lord. What an honor to stand in His house and declare His Word, for He is our Rock and our Salvation. Sing praises to His name; exalt His name above the heavens. Praise the One who sits on high and blesses us with goodness and mercy. Forever praise Him.

May the blessings of the Lord fill your lips with praise, and may your praise exalt His name.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 03/03/19

March 4, 2019

This week’s scripture comes from 1 John:

“God is love.” (1 John 4:8b)

God is love. Everything about God and who God is can be summed up in three words: God is love. Everything God has done and everything God does is because God is love. He created the earth and all the universe because He is love. He created us because He is love. He sent His son Jesus to save and redeem us because He is love. He offers us eternal life because He is love. We only love because He first loved us. The message of Christ and all of scripture is God is love. Let us ever try to love Him as He loves us. May our hearts rejoice and be glad for God loves us, for God is love. Hallelujah. Hallelujah.

May the love of God always be the light in your life.