Archive for June, 2019

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 06/23/19

June 24, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Romans:

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”    (Romans 5:1-2)

How good is God. Let us rejoice that though we were once wanderers and enemies of God that through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ we now have peace with God, and that by that same faith we live under His grace. How great is the love of God towards us that through His Son we can rejoice in the assurance of the “hope of the glory of God,” now and unto eternal life. Let us praise the Lord for reconciling us to God and bringing us peace.

May the peace of God that comes through faith be with you each day in every circumstance.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 06/16/19

June 17, 2019

This week’s scripture comes from Ephesians:

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” (Eph. 1:3).

It is good to remember that all our spiritual blessings come from God our Father who blesses us with every good thing. We are blessed because He has blessed us through His son Jesus Christ in whom all blesses flow and find their fulfillment. Let us praise our Father in heaven for the gift of His son through whom we are forgiven, through whom we have our salvation, through whom we are loved, and through whom we have eternal life. Blessed be the name of our Lord and Father in heaven, for great are His grace and faithfulness; great are His promises; great is His love for us. Let us praise the name of the Lord Most High. Let us give thanks and bow our hearts before Him. Great are our blessings in Jesus Christ.

May you raise your voice in praise to God our Lord and Father.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 06/09/19

June 10, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Deuteronomy:

“Be grateful for the good things that the Lord your God has given you and your family…” (Deut. 26:11 GNT)

Let us come to the Lord with grateful and thankful hearts. Let us remember the One who has blessed us and who has been gracious unto us. Let us not be overwhelmed with our troubles or turn to grumbling or worry about what tomorrow will bring. Let us count our blessings; let us remember all of the good things that God has done for us. Let us remember the ways He has interceded for us, how He provided for us, how He brought healing, and the prayers that were answered. Let us remember that every good thing in life has come from God who is full of goodness and mercy. Let us turn our attention to the One who loves us with an everlasting love. Let us be grateful for all He has done for us and all He will still do.

May your heart be filled with gratitude for all the Lord has done.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 06/02/19

June 3, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Hebrews:

“Both the one who makes people holy and those who are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers and sisters.”   (Hebrews 2:11)

To belong to God is to belong to His family, for we are not alone, but we are all one in Christ Jesus. To come to salvation in Christ and to live in relationship with Him is to belong to the family of God: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, and to be in fellowship with all of those who belong to Him, for those whom He calls brothers and sisters are also our brothers and sisters, for in Christ we are all one family of believers, all travelers on the path of righteousness, all sojourners toward eternity with Him. Rejoice and be glad, for our family in Christ are our true brothers and sisters, all children of the One True God.

May you be blessed and be a blessing in the Lord’s family.