“I Needed Rescued!”

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be the glory forevermore. Amen” (Galatians 1:3-5). “For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:13,14).

Message summary:  If you come upon a person drowning you don’t toss them a pamphlet titled “How To Swim”. When someone is drowning they need rescued!

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“Act Like Men”

“Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13).

Message summary:  We need men to heed God’s call through Scripture to rise up and “act like men”.

Read entire message: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-01-07.htm

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“A Face Like Flint”

“For the Lord God will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed” (Isaiah 50:7).

Message summary:  Our prayer for each of our readers today is that the Lord God will help you and therefore you will not be confounded. That you will set your face like a flint, and not be ashamed.

Read entire message: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2021-01-06.htm

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“Trust and Confidence”

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in Him” (Jeremiah 17:7). “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).

Message summary:  Today’s message we consider the blessing of trust.

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“Stirring Up The Flame Of God”

“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:6-7). “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord” (Romans 12:11).

Message summary: As we begin a new year it’s a good time to examine ourselves. In the course of life the spiritual fire in our life can burn down a bit or at times a lot. We must continually be mindful of this and keep fanning into flame and stirring up the gift of God.

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“One Day”

“We know and rely on the love God has for us” (1 John 4:16). “The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: ‘I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness’” (Jeremiah 31:3). “God has said, never will I leave you; never will I forsake you. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:5,8).

Note: We’re often hesitant to post a new message on a holiday with many readers traveling, tending to special gatherings, or experiencing a break in their routine. But we personally find guidance, assurance and strength from eternal truths we glean from God’s Word and consider that maybe others need the same reminders today on this first day of 2021.

Message summary: As we ground our faith in the truths of God’s Word we can, in the midst of uncertainty or unpleasant circumstances, experience the hope, peace and assurance that is at the very core of living an abundant life.

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“Holding Onto God’s Unchanging Hand”

“He leadeth me beside still waters, He restoreth my soul” (Psalm 23:3). “For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you” (Isaiah 41:13). “For He Himself knew what He would do” (John 6:6). “The LORD will fulfill His purpose for me; Your love, O LORD, endures forever” (Psalm 138:8).

Message summary: 2020 was filled with many challenges for everyone. Uncertainties loom yet again as we face the new year of 2021, but one calming certainty overshadows the believer in the new year, that God is with us. Let us resolve that we will always hold onto God’s unchanging hand!

Read entire message: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2020-12-31.htm

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“Simeon’s Promise”

“Now there was a man in Jerusalem called Simeon, who was righteous and devout. He was waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was on him. It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not die before he had seen the Lord’s Messiah. Moved by the Spirit, he went into the temple courts. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for Him what the custom of the Law required, Simeon took Him in his arms and praised God, saying: ‘Sovereign Lord, as You have promised, You now dismiss Your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen Your salvation, which You have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to Your people Israel.’ The child’s father and mother marveled at what was said about Him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, His mother: ‘This child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be spoken against, so that the thoughts of many hearts will be revealed. And a sword will pierce your own soul too'” (Luke 2:25-35).

Message summary: 2020 was filled with many disappointing changes for everyone, and uncertainties loom yet again this new year of 2021, but one calming certainty overshadows the believer in the new year, that God is with us.

Read entire message: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2020-12-30.htm

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“I Am Convinced!”

“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38,39).

Message summary: Today rejoice in this, “Above all else, I still belong to Jesus and nothing can separate me from Him, not even physical death.”

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“A Lesson From Anna”

“There was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old; she had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, and then was a widow until she was eighty-four. She never left the temple but worshiped night and day, fasting and praying. Coming up to them [Mary, Joseph and the infant Jesus] at that very moment, she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem” (Luke 2:36-38).

Message summary: Today let us recognize the full redemptive scope of the mission of the baby that Anna encountered and wholeheartedly worship and serve Him today.

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