“I Am A Christian”

“And he (Barnabas) left for Tarsus to look for Saul; and when he had found him, he brought him to Antioch. And for an entire year they met with the church and taught considerable numbers; and the disciples were first called Christians in Antioch” (Acts 11:25-26). “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek” (Romans 1:16). “However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name” (1 Peter 4:16).

Message summary: Let us boldly, with a humble heart, declare to our world, “I am a Christian”!

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-07-21.htm

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“A Lesson From Unrestrained Bovines”

“See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess” (Deuteronomy 30:15,16). “Do not move the ancient boundary which your fathers have set” (Proverbs 22:28).

Message summary: Although Moses gave the wonderful promise in the daily text to the children of Israel shortly before they entered the Promised Land it is also a great principle applicable to all of His children today.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-07-20.htm

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“Doing Something Ordinary For God”

“God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them” (Hebrews 6:10).

Message summary: In our view the vast, vast majority of work being done for God is done by ordinary people doing ordinary things out of the spotlight.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-07-19.htm

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“Jesus Is Still The Answer”

“Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28). “What must I do to be saved?” (Acts 16:30).

Message summary: Jesus is still the answer to mankind’s problems. Can you imagine how different the world would be if people would really commit themselves to Jesus Christ and live according to His Word and will?

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-07-18.htm

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“The Master Carpenter”

“Then Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David with cedar trees and carpenters and stonemasons; and they built a house for David” (2 Samuel 5:11). “Is not this the carpenter?” (Mark 6:3).

Message summary: What is your life’s work today? “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:23,24).

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-07-15.htm

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“Friends On Earth And Friends Above”

“For the Lord Himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-18).

Message summary: Today we “encourage you with these words” as directed in the Scriptures. One glorious day “friends on earth and friends above” will all be together transitioning to their eternal reward and fellowshipping together forever.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-07-14.htm

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“For The Beauty Of The Earth”

“The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein” (Psalm 24:1). “Then God said, ‘Let the earth produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds’. And it was so. The earth produced vegetation: seed-bearing plants according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good” (Genesis 1:11,12).

Message summary: We encourage you, wherever you live, to observe the beautiful creation of God. Take some extra time to observe the often overlooked blessings of God’s creation and give praise to the God who has created and rules the universe.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-07-13.htm

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“Our Strong Tower”

Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to You, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe” (Psalm 61:1-3). “The Name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe” (Proverbs 18:10).

Message summary: Life is fragile and unpredictable. Now is the day of salvation. Place your hope in Christ, both in this life and the life yet to come. We urge you to run to the eternal hope offered to us through the strong tower of Christ!

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-07-12.htm

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“God Is In Control!”

“It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread. After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover. So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him. The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance” (Acts 12:1-6).

Message summary: Today God is in control of your life and mine. Real peace and assurance comes from having knowledge of His control and confidence that He is always working for our good. Are you going through a storm or are you enduring a “trial”?  Are you experiencing sleepless nights due to worries? Remember God is in control.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-07-11.htm

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“To Save Sinners”

“It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all” (1 Timothy 1:15).

Message summary: Christ said, “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Luke 5:32). The process of salvation begins when we acknowledge our sin and realize our need for God’s forgiveness. Today, we challenge all who read this message to examine your life. Have you acknowledged your sinfulness and come to the Savior for forgiveness of sins?

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-07-08.htm

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