“The Crown That Lasts Forever”

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last; but we do it to get a crown that will last forever” (1 Corinthians 9:24,25). “Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (Hebrews 12:1).

Message summary: Today we encourage you to keep in clear focus the heavenly coronation ceremony where we will receive our crown of righteousness. It will help to properly align our priorities on this side of heaven. It will also help us to run the spiritual race with our brothers and sisters in mind. We are not competing against them, but spurring them on as we run this race together with the mutual goal of receiving a crown of righteousness from the righteous Judge.

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“A Prayer For Running The Race”

Father, we know that when athletes go into strict training to reach their physical goals, there is great sacrifice involved. Their schedule, appetites, exercise, endurance, and mindset must be yielded to their physical training with the goal of winning the prize. As believers, we too must be willing to experience sacrifice earthly in exchange for heavenly gain. We must lay aside that which takes our mind off the prize and fix our eyes upon the Author and Finisher of our faith who will reward us with the heavenly crown of righteousness as we run the race to the finish line.  This crown will never perish, spoil or fade and is awaiting us already in heaven. Keep us faithful and trusting till we receive it on that glorious day.  Amen.

“The Forever Dynasty”

“You, O LORD, reign forever; Your throne endures from generation to generation” (Lamentations 5:19). “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns” (Revelation 19:6).

Message summary: In a glimpse behind the veil in John’s vision, recorded in the book of Revelation, we read: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ, and He will reign forever and ever” (11:15). The King of kings will turn our days of mourning into days of joy and dancing. Let us keep this extremely important perspective before us today! “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns” (Revelation 19:6).

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“The Master Potter”

“O Lord, You are our Father. We are the clay, You are the potter; we are all the work of Your hand” (Isaiah 64:8). “Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you My message” (Jeremiah 18:2).

Message summary: A deep settled peace and assurance comes to those of us who wholeheartedly place ourselves in the caring hands of the Master Potter.

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“In This We Greatly Rejoice”

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy He has given usnew birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil orfade–kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed inthe last time. In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials”(1 Peter 1:3-6).

Message summary: Can you recall the joy of a specific event in your life? Today we will consider a foundationaltruth that all we who have placed our faith in Christ can greatly rejoice in. Today, whether that which is happening around you causes rejoicing or anguish, consider thefoundational fact that we serve a resurrected Savior who has given us an inheritance in heaven that can never perish, spoil or fade. Ourfuture really is secure!

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“We’re Blessed, Not Cursed”

“So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith” (Galatians 3:9).

Message summary: We’re blessed, not cursed is a great spiritual truth. The simple statement in our daily text is, “So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith” (Galatians 3:9).

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“Freed”

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36). “To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood” (Revelation 1:5).

Message summary: In a powerful and often memorized teaching in John 8 Jesus declares, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36). If you are born again, washed in the blood of Jesus, why not declare aloud, with great joy and thanksgiving, “Hallelujah, I’m freed by God’s wonderful grace!” And, if you’re so inclined, you may even want to shout it out!

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“Being Prepared”

“But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander” (1 Peter 3:15,16).

Message summary: When Christ rules in our heart, our feet will walk in His ways.

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“Close Is Not Enough!”

“You are not far from the kingdom of God” (Mark 12:34). “That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved. As the Scripture says, ‘Anyone who trusts in Him will never be put to shame’. For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile–the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on Him, for, everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:9-13).

Message summary: Today we consider not being far from the Kingdom of God; being close but not in. Today we consider not being far from the Kingdom of God; being close but not in. If you’re close we appeal to you please go ahead and make the decision to come to Jesus!!!

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“Thank You For Working!”

“In all toil there is profit, but mere talk tends only to poverty” (Proverbs 14:23). “Whoever is slack in his work is a brother to him who destroys” (Proverbs 18:9).

Note: Today’s message is not an exposition of a Scripture as we normally seek to do. However please consider the daily texts in light of our message.

Message summary: A word of thanksgiving to all who labor in the marketplace. Won’t you join Brooksyne and me in thanking people for working and doing their duty in contributing to making life work and “keeping the lights on”. If you have opportunity express your thanks personally and verbally.

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