Posts Tagged ‘peace’

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/15/19

September 16, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“The LORD is gracious and full of compassion,
Slow to anger and great in mercy.
The LORD is good to all,
And His tender mercies are over all His works.”  
(Psalm 145:8-9)

God answers prayer, and God is full of grace. The Lord is good and full of compassion. Though life’s trials and troubles come against us, we are not overcome, for we have seen the Lord relieve suffering, send healing, even stop the attacks of the enemy. His love for us is strong, boundless, never-ending, and His mercy is gentle and true. Let us remember to call upon our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and God Almighty not only to protect and save us, but also to praise and thank Him for all He has done for us.

May the grace, mercy, and goodness of the Lord bless you each and every day.


Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 09/08/19

September 9, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Psalms:

“Praise the LORD!

Praise, O servants of the LORD,
Praise the name of the LORD!
Blessed be the name of the LORD
From this time forth and forevermore!
From the rising of the sun to its going down
The LORD’s name is to be praised.”             (Psalm 113:1-3)

Praise the Lord! How blessed we are to be able to praise the Lord, for only those who know Him can sing His praises and bless His name. Praise the Lord! How blessed we are to be servants of the Lord Most High, for only those who are called by His name are called to serve Him. Praise the Lord! How blessed we are for we are His and He is ours for now and forevermore. Praise Him, Praise Him, Praise His Holy Name. Let us never stop praising the Lord. Blessed be His holy name.

May the Lord bless you as you praise Him, praise Him, praise Him.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 08/25/19

August 26, 2019

This week’s scripture is from 1 Kings:

“… for the glory of the Lord filled his temple.” (1 Kings 8:11b)

In Solomon’s day the glory of the Lord filled the temple, but in our time the Holy Spirit resides within us. If you have come to salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ, then the Holy Spirit lives within you, for the Lord has said that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, and the glory of God will shine out of you. Remember who you belong to; remember what He has said and what He has promised. You carry the Holy Spirit of God within you. Overflow with the Spirit and pour out upon others that which He has given to you. Pour out blessing, pour out mercy, pour out healing, pour out the Lord’s grace, pour out His love.

May the glory of the Lord shine forth from you today as a child of the living God.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 08/18/19

August 19, 2019

This week’s scripture is from 1 John:

See what great love the Father has lavished on us… (1 John 3:1)

God loves us with an everlasting love. He has blessed us with His love, for He sacrificed His precious son that we might be reconciled to Him and become His children. His love for us is boundless if we belong to Him, and we can never be beyond His love. There is no place we can go where His love cannot find us. There is nothing we can do that His love cannot redeem us. If we fail, He still loves us. If we sin, He still loves us, and He waits for us to repent and come back to Him. Oh how great is the Lord’s love toward us. Let us give thanks to the Lord for His great love, and praise Him who loves us with an everlasting love.

May you know the Lord’s great love for you this very day.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 08/11/19

August 12, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Acts:

“And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit …”    (Acts 2:4a)

Praise the Lord for His blessings! Praise the Lord for His promises! Praise the Lord for His faithfulness! Celebrate! For as He promised, the Father sent the Holy Spirit to dwell within all who believe and are baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins. He is come to be helper and counselor, the Spirit of Truth from the One who is the Truth, to teach us all things and remind us of the words of the Lord, the words of life, and to testify to the truth, to testify that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior. Sing Hallelujah! Embrace the Holy Spirit and be glad, for He cares for you. Praise be to God.

May the mighty Holy Spirit be a blessing to you today.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 08/04/19

August 5, 2019

This week’s scripture is from 1 Thessalonians:

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”   (1 Thess. 5:16-18)

What blessings the Lord has poured out upon us. May we be ever mindful to thank the Lord with rejoicing and prayers for His surpassing love towards us as seen in our Lord Jesus Christ. May we give thanks in every circumstance, for we belong to Him and He is ever with us, through every trial as well as every blessing. May we learn to ever live in His presence and give thanks. Give thanks to the Lord.

The Lord bless you as you come to Him with a thankful and joyous heart.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 07/14/19

July 15, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Philippians:

“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.”       (Phil. 4:19-20)

It is good to remember that no matter what we need in life, whether that need is spiritual or physical, God Almighty will give us whatever we need through Jesus Christ. If we need provisions, we can call upon His name; if we need healing, we can call upon His name; if we need His spirit to touch us in any way, we can call upon the Lord and He will provide. Our Lord’s grace and His storehouse are never empty, and He wants to fulfill our every need. If we are faithful to call upon His name; He is there. Call upon the Lord and He will bless you in Christ Jesus this very day.

May the Lord’s love and mercy flow to you as you call upon His name.

Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 07/07/19

July 8, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Deuteronomy:

“Surely the Lord our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire.”    (Deut. 5:24)

Our God is an awesome God; the heavens declare His glory; the Earth displays the splendor of His creation. How majestic is His name in all the Earth; how magnificent is His reign; how miraculous is His love, beyond all understanding. At His Word the world appeared; at His Word life appeared; at His Word truth and salvation came to us in Jesus Christ. To God belongs the glory; great things He has done, and around the throne of God the angels sing, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of His glory.” Glory to God in the Highest; Glory to God in the Highest. He is an awesome God.

May the glory of God fill your heart with praise and worship each day.


Strengthen and Encourage the Brethren 06/30/19

July 1, 2019

This week’s scripture is from Matthew:

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.  (Matt. 4:23)

Good things happen when Jesus is present in our lives. If we read and follow His word we learn what He wants us to learn, and we can teach others. Knowing His word we can spread the good news of the kingdom of God to all around us and to the ends of the Earth. And it is Jesus who changes us from who we were before we knew Him to who we are supposed to be. He heals us in all the ways we need to be healed. It is miraculous that He heals us spiritually, mentally, and physically. When we come into the Lord’s presence with praise and thanksgiving we make ourselves available for the power of the Holy Spirit to come over us to heal us and make us whole, and to make us more and more like Christ. Let us come before the Lord with prayer, praise, and thanksgiving; let us come into His presence and be healed.

May the Lord bless you with His presence.

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.