“Mutually Encouraged!”

“I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong – that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith” (Romans 1:11,12). “The brothers there [Rome] had heard that we were coming, and they traveled as far as the Forum of Appius and the Three Taverns to meet us. At the sight of these men Paul thanked God and was encouraged” (Acts 28:15).

Message summary: Today how and with whom may you be mutually encouraged?

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“Like Grasshoppers”

“Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded? He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers” (Isaiah 40:21-22). “What is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” (Psalm 8:4).

Message summary:  The Bible declares we are “like grasshoppers”. Let us keep this perspective before us today as we go through life. Perhaps you’ll recall today’s message the next time you see a grasshopper!

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“This World Is Not My Home”

Note: Today’s message uses some of the same Scriptures and has a similar theme to the one we shared on Wednesday but further considers our eternal, permanent home.

Message summary: Remember, this world is not our home, we are only passing through.

“Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands” (2 Corinthians 5:1). “We live by faith, not by sight. We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord. So we make it our goal to please Him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it” (2 Corinthians 5:7-9). “I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far” (Philippians 1:23). “Live your lives as strangers here in reverent fear” (1 Peter 1:17).

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-09-10.htm

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“Inventing Ways Of Doing Evil”

“They invent ways of doing evil” (Romans 1:30). “Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more. You, however, did not come to know Christ that way” (Ephesians 4:19,20). “Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil” (Proverbs 4:26,27).

Message summary: Today, as God’s standards of morality are mocked and shrugged off by indifference, we see this phenomenon of inventing new ways to do evil growing at a fevered pitch. Let’s be on the lookout, avoiding evil and walking in the path of righteousness.

Read entire message: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-09-09.htm

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“John The Baptist”

“John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey” (Matthew 3:4).

Message summary: May the Lord empower us today to stand as John did no matter the consequences! As the apostle Paul said, “For me to live is Christ, to die is gain”.

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“Golden Rule Working”

“Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God” (Exodus 20:8-10).  “In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you, for this is the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 7:12). “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves” (Philippians 2:3).

Message summary: Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men” (Colossians 3:23).

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“Rage”

“Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end” (Proverbs 29:11). “The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God” (Galatians 5:19-21). “Anger is cruel and fury overwhelming” (Proverbs 27:4). “A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control” (Proverbs 29:11). “In your anger do not sin: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold” (Ephesians 4:26,27). “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires” (James 1:19,20).

Message summary: Rage is destructive on many fronts. As God’s people let us allow God’s Word saturate our life today: “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires”.

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“I Got Saved!”

“Though grace is shown to the wicked, they do not learn righteousness; even in a land of uprightness they go on doing evil and regard not the majesty of the LORD” (Isaiah 26:10). “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich” (2 Corinthians 8:9).

Message summary: Amazing grace transforms the vilest offender to one pardoned and restored.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-09-02.htm

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