“Victory In Jesus”

“For this God is our God forever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death” (Psalm 48:14). “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:57).

Message summary: A background story to “Victory In Jesus”.

Read entire message: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-07-27.htm

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“No Place Like Home”

“Then all the people left, each for his own home, and David returned home to bless his family” (1 Chronicles 16:43).

Message summary: Count your blessings when you get home today and bless your family in the words you speak and in your actions toward them.

Read entire message: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-07-26.htm

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“The Master Architect”

“For he [Abraham] was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God” (Hebrews 11:10).

Note: We are in the Midwest visiting family and friends and attending three family gatherings in Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. This morning we are still in Tulsa where Brooksyne will have breakfast with her brother, sister, and their families before we head to Fort Gibson Lake in eastern Oklahoma to gather with extended family on my Mom’s side. We are unable to prepare regular Daily Encouragement messages during this time due to long travel days, limited time due to seeing family and friends, and in some cases limited internet access such as when we will spend several days in a mountain cabin next week in Arkansas. We will also not be preparing the daily podcast during our time away from home.

Message summary: Let us joyfully serve Jesus Christ today as we also direct our thoughts and affections on the Master Architect and on things above where our lives are hidden with Christ in God.

Read message here: Daily Encouragement (Archive Edition)

“Remembering The Persecuted”

“Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body” (Hebrews 13:3).

Note: We are in the Midwest visiting family and friends and attending three family gatherings in Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. We drove through the West Virginia panhandle, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri, stopping in Springfield where we met in college in the mid-seventies. We spent one night in Bartlesville Oklahoma. Today we are in Tulsa where Brooksyne has been visiting with family and friends. We are unable to prepare regular Daily Encouragement messages during this time due to long travel days and in some cases limited internet access such as when we will spend several days in a mountain cabin next week in Arkansas. We will also not be preparing the daily podcast during our time away from home.

Message summary: Today and every day may the Lord bring to our remembrance those who are enduring persecution and affliction so that we are faithful in praying for their needs. Today help us all to remember the persecuted church around the world. Let us, like Peter, hear and heed the words Christ spoke, “Follow me.” We are all called to follow. Let’s do it, regardless of the cost! Are you prepared to be an ‘N’ Christian?

Read entire message here: Daily Encouragement (Archive Edition)

“Who We Are”

“Then King David went in and sat before the Lord, and he said: “Who am I, Lord God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?” (1 Chronicles 17:16). “The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children” (Romans 8:16). “Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ” (Romans 8:17). “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).

Note: Tomorrow morning we will head out to the Midwest visiting family and friends and attending family gatherings in Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Although we expect to get several messages out during this time we will not prepare regular Daily Encouragement messages due to long travel days, early departures and in some cases limited internet access such as when we will spend several days in a mountain cabin in Arkansas. We will also not be preparing the daily podcast during our time away from home.

Message summary: Today’s message considers the line in a Michael W. Smith song, “If the Word of God is any indication, I am doing even better than I know!” Who are we and how are we better than we might even know?

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-07-09.htm

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“Passing The Faith Along”

“I will utter hidden things, things from of old—things we have heard and known, things our ancestors have told us. We will not hide them from their descendants; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power, and the wonders He has done. He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which He commanded our ancestors to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget His deeds but would keep His commands” (Psalm 78:2-7).

Message summary: Fundamentally, for the believer, teaching the next generation well and seeing that they are successful in what matters most is of greatest importance.

Read entire message: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-07-08.htm

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“One Thing We Know”

“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: Today’s message is written for those needing assurance their labor in the Lord is not in vain.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-07-07.htm

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“He Will Hold Me Fast”

“Your right hand will hold me fast” (Psalm 139:10). “To Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy — to the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power and authority, through Jesus Christ our Lord, before all ages, now and forevermore! Amen” (Jude 1:24,25)

Message summary: Today’s message is an assurance that Christ will hold us fast.

Read entire message: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-07-06.htm

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“Jesus, The Glorious Emancipator”

“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:36). “For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God” (Romans 8:20,21).

Message summary: Are you free indeed? Is Jesus your Glorious Emancipator?

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-07-05.htm

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“The Greatest Ransom Ever Paid”

“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:5,6). “And they sang a new song, saying, ‘Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth’” (Revelation 5:9,10).

Message summary: Jesus paid this ransom with His own blood. He gave Himself as “a ransom for all”. If you are reading this you can be assured that you are included. His blood “ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation”. This is all a result of the greatest ransom ever paid.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-07-02.htm

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