“Speaking The Truth”

“I, the Lord, speak the truth; I declare what is right” (Isaiah 45:19). “You love evil rather than good, falsehood rather than speaking the truth” (Psalm 52:3).

Message summary: The Lord’s truth and declaration of what is right remains a steadfast rock in the ever shifting sands of that which we’re exposed to. We have this truth expressed to us in the Holy Scriptures, which is an absolute foundation of dependability!

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“He can Use Me”

“Now Naaman was commander of the army of the king of Aram. He was a great man in the sight of his master and highly regarded, because through him the Lord had given victory to Aram. He was a valiant soldier, but he had leprosy. Now bands of raiders from Aram had gone out and had taken captive a young girl from Israel, and she served Naaman’s wife. She said to her mistress, ‘If only my master would see the prophet who is in Samaria! He would cure him of his leprosy'” (2 Kings 1-3).

Message summary: Naaman’s miraculous story reminds us that God is accomplishing His will in ways that we can’t always understand and in a time frame according to His plans, not our own. And you never know who He will use, even an unnamed servant girl.

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“Stand Firm!”

“I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me too” (1 Kings 19:10). “Yet I reserve seven thousand in Israel–all whose knees have not bowed down to Baal and all whose mouths have not kissed him” (1 Kings 19:18). “Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58).

Message summary: As we stand up for righteousness we may wonder if our efforts matter. They do! Stand firm!

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-01-21.htm

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“God Can Take It!”

“When John, who was in prison, heard about the deeds of the Messiah, he sent his disciples to ask Him, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?'” (Matthew 11:2,3).

Message summary: When we have times of doubt and questioning it’s good to remember that God can take it. A bedrock Scripture to lean on in times of confusion and doubt is the oft quoted Proverbs 3:5,6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5,6).

Read message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-01-20.htm

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“Upon Every Remembrance”

“I thank my God upon every remembrance of you” (Philippians 1:3).

Message summary: It’s edifying to consider that a Christian friend might lift a prayer to heaven each time they think of us. That’s also a good stimulus for us as others come to mind, to give thanks to God upon every remembrance of that individual.

Read message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-01-19.htm

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“A Father To The Fatherless”

“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling. God sets the lonely in families” (Psalm 68:5,6).

Message summary: Today we want to encourage those of you who have had a difficult relationship with your father and pray that you might experience the loving care of your heavenly Father.

Read entire message: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-01-18.htm

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“Who’s Next?”

“It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).

Message summary: Are you ready to meet God at your death? Have you received Jesus Christ as your Saviour? Many have varied opinions about what the future on this side will bring. But one thing is certain: we will die and we must be prepared to meet God. Prepare your heart today, for only God knows who’s next.

Read entire mesage: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-01-17.htm

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“Spiritual Fire Extinguisher”

“‘Is not my word like fire?’ declares the LORD” (Jeremiah 23:29). “Do not quench the Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 5:19). Take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one” (Ephesians 6:16).

Message summary: A spiritual fire extinguisher comes in pretty handy!

Read entire message: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-01-14.htm

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“A Lesson From A Purring Kitten”

“He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me” (Psalm 50:23). “Through Him then, let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name” (Hebrews 13:15). “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their prayer” (1 Peter 3:12).

Message summary: We encourage you to rest in the arms of our loving God and express your love for Him as you recall the ancient words of the Psalmist, “He who offers a sacrifice of thanksgiving honors Me”. As His children, may we offer up our praise and thanksgiving to Him today and just praise the Lord!

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“Struggling With Life’s Two Dominant Choices”

“So Ahab sent orders among all the sons of Israel and brought the prophets together at Mount Carmel. Then Elijah approached all the people and said, ‘How long are you going to struggle with the two choices? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him’. But the people did not answer him so much as a word” (1 Kings 18:20,21).

Message summary: Today we consider Elijah’s timeless question, “How long are you going to struggle with the two choices?” Elijah challenged the people to take a public and private stand – to give single-minded, fervent allegiance to the one true God. The challenge is for us today as well. If we drift along with whatever is popular, pleasant, or easy we are worshiping a false god – the god of this age. Let us be careful to examine our own hearts to be sure that we do not struggle with the two choices in what we believe nor in our allegiance to the one true God. 

Read entire message: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-01-12.htm

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