Archive for May, 2019

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 05/26/19

May 27, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Luke:

“And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”   (Luke 22:19 NKJV)

He is the only one who deserves our worship, honor, and praise. He is the one who was broken for us, who took our punishment upon Himself, who bled for us, who died for us, that we might be forgiven and reconciled to God, our Father. Jesus willing sacrificed Himself that we might be justified before God and receive eternal life, that we might be cleansed in His blood, that we might be made new, a new creation in Christ. Let us honor Him with remembrance; let us give Him thanks. Let us worship together, and praise Him for the forgiveness of our sins, and in thanksgiving and in remembrance of what He has done for us.

May you remember the sacrifice He made for you and give Him praise.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 05/19/19

May 20, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Galatians:

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”   (Gal. 6:9-10)

It is so easy to become weary. Life can wear us down. The world weighs on us; work seems never ending; one task is barely done before another takes its place. Everything clamors for our attention and the grind becomes so tiresome. At times we long to let it be enough, to walk away, to answer no more calls. But take heart; the One who called you is true. He never fails; He is there to buck us up. He is our strength and our shield. Armor up and take up the sword; His battle is already won. Don’t stop or turn back. Cry, “Victory!” and go into the fields where He has sent you. Speak love into them that you meet and bless all of them who believe. Speak the name of Him who sent you and declare the love of God.

May the Lord bless you with strength and empower you to speak the Word in love this very day.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 05/12/19

May 13, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“… give thanks to the LORD for His goodness…” (Psalm 107:21a NKJV)

God is good; everything about God is good, for goodness is His very nature. All He has created is good; God’s goodness flows like living water from His throne of grace. God is good; there is no other like God: rich in mercy, patient and long-suffering, pouring out His blessings, showing love and kindness to each generation. He is wrapped in goodness like a cloak of light; it radiates from His very being. God is good, for He is trustworthy and true; He sent His son to redeem us, to bring His goodness to us, that His grace and mercy might save us, for His goodness overcomes all evil and is a shield about us. Give thanks to God for His great goodness; praise Him that He is good, for His goodness lasts forever. Amen.

May the goodness of the Lord bless you as you give Him praise and thanks.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 05/05/19

May 6, 2019

This week’s scripture is from the Psalms:

“I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever: with my mouth will I make known your faithfulness to all generations.

For I have said, “Mercy shall be built up forever: your faithfulness you shall establish in the very heavens.”   (Psalm 89:1-2 NKJV)

Let us be ever mindful of the great mercy of the Lord and His exceeding faithfulness. His mercies are new every day and His faithfulness is perfect, beyond measure. May we ever remember His great mercy and unfailing faithfulness toward us. Let us remember to proclaim the Lord’s mercies and faithfulness to all who will listen, to every generation, to the very heavens, in praise and adoration. Thank you, Lord.

May you praise the Lord for His great mercy and faithfulness to you.