“The Man God Is Looking For”

“I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none” (Ezekiel 22:30).

Message summary: Today we issue a call to stand in the gap.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-06-15.htm

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“Help, Lord”

“Help, Lord, for the godly man ceases to be. For the faithful disappear from among the sons of men” (Psalm 12:1). “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised” (Hebrews 10:35,36).

Message summary: Thank God for men who remain faithful followers of Jesus Christ in our own day.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-06-14.htm

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“Consideration Of A Hose-maker And A Tent-maker”

“Because he (Paul) was of the same trade he stayed with them (Aquila and Priscilla) and worked, for they were tent-makers by trade” (Acts 18:3).

Message summary:

Today I want to thank tent-makers like Paul, hose-makers like Luis and so many of you who are working hard to provide for your family and contributing toward others with your skill-set. Consider how Paul used this work experience to spiritually influence Aquila and Priscilla who later became a powerful ministry team. Ultimately God, in His providence, has positioned you at your workplace where you can influence others for the kingdom of God.

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“Rescued”

“For He rescued us from the dominion of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:13).

Message summary: Today we consider this wonderful truth we can each personalize: God has rescued me from the dominion of darkness and transferred me into the kingdom of His beloved Son in whom I have redemption, the forgiveness of my sins.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-06-10.htm

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“The Downside Of Love”

“I am about to go the way of all the earth” (2 Kings 2:2). “A time to mourn” (Ecclesiastes 3:4). “Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him” (Acts 8:2). “But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope” (1 Thessalonians 4:13).

Message summary: We desire to have a healthy outlook toward the inevitable grief periods in life and consider grief to be a healthy dimension of giving love and being loved. “Grief is the downside of love”.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-06-09.htm

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“The Tyranny Of The New” (Part 3) Asking For The Ancient Paths

“This is what the LORD says: ‘Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.’ But you said, ‘We will not walk in it’” (Jeremiah 6:16).“Avoid evil and walk straight ahead. Don’t go one step off the right way” (Proverbs 4:27).

Message summary: God called the kingdom of Judah to “ask for the ancient paths”. That’s a good word for every generation including ours!

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-06-08.htm

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“The Tyranny Of The New” (Part 2) Standing At The Crossroads

This is what the LORD says: “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it'” (Jeremiah 6:16).

Message summary: The Lord called the kingdom of Judah and He calls us to “Stand at the crossroads and look”.

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“The Tyranny Of The New” (Part 1)

“I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances” (Philippians 4:11). “But godliness with contentment is great gain” (1 Timothy 6:6).

Message summary: Among the many ways the world seeks to force us into its mold is the lie that the new can offer lasting satisfaction. Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want (which will always be changing), but the realization of how much you already have and finding satisfaction with that. It’s realizing that, “All I have needed Thy hand hath provided.”

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-06-06.htm

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“The Desires For Other Things”

“And others are the ones sown with seed among the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word, but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of wealth, and the desires for other things enter and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful” (Mark 4:18,19).  “One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple” (Psalm 27:4). “One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13,14).

Message summary: I regularly deal with “the desires for other things” in my life and expect this will continue to be a challenge for the rest of my life!

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-06-03.htm

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“The Deceitfulness Of Wealth”

“And others are the ones sown with seed among the thorns; these are the ones who have heard the word, but the worries of the world, and the deceitfulness of wealth, and the desires for other things enter and choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful” (Mark 4:18,19).

Message summary: Wealth can consume one’s thoughts and energies, and in the process, the important things in life may be exchanged for that which brings only temporal ease or pleasure.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-06-02.htm

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