“Enemies Of The Cross”

“For, as I have often told you before and now say again even with tears, many live as enemies of the cross of Christ” (Philippians 3:18). “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world” (Galatians 6:14).

Message summary: Today join us in holding firm to the Biblical and historic Christian view of Christ and the cross of Calvary.  Let us, like the apostle Paul, declare “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world” (Galatians 6:14).

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

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“I’m Based!”

“My speech and my proclamation were not with persuasive words of wisdom but with a powerful demonstration by the Spirit, so that your faith might not be based on men’s wisdom but on God’s power” (1 Corinthians 2:4,5).

Message summary: Today we encourage you to self inspect, what is your faith based on? What is your life based on? What is your worldview based on?

Is it man’s wisdom (or the outlook of “intellectuals”)? Is it what is faddish and popular? Is it what is easy and safe, just going along to go along?

Or is your faith, life and worldview based on God’s power and His revealed Word? You know the answer we believe you should have!

Read enire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-07-06.htm

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“Pursuing Paradise”

“To him who overcomes, I will grant to eat of the tree of life which is in the Paradise of God” (Revelation 2:7).

Message summary: Let us all keep this eternal perspective before us as we consider that we are indeed bound for the true paradise of God, which is an eternally glorious destination.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-07-01.htm

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“When The Earth Totters”

“When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is I who keep steady its pillars” (Psalm 75:3). “He holds everything together [sustains/upholds all things] with His powerful word” (Hebrews 1:3). “In Him all things hold together” (Colossians 1:17).

Message summary: The God who is sustaining all things is also sustaining each one of us. He speaks through the prophet Isaiah to the ancient people of God and thus through the Scriptures to all of us: “Listen to me, O house of Jacob, all you who remain of the house of Israel, you whom I have upheld since you were conceived, and have carried since your birth” (Isaiah 46:3).

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-06-30.htm

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“How Much More”

“Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion?  If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him!” (Luke 11:11-13). “For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through His life!” (Romans 5:10).

Message summary: Praise God for Jesus’ comparative illustration that gives us boundless hope for those requests dear to our hearts as we go to Him in earnest prayer. The most important gift our Father could ever give to us is the Holy Spirit, whom He promised to give all believers after His death, resurrection and His return to heaven as mentioned in John 15:26. Our Father ever loves and cares for His own.

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-06-29.htm

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“Working Wholeheartedly”

So I commend the enjoyment of life, because nothing is better for a man under the sun than to eat and drink and be glad. Then joy will accompany him in his work all the days of the life God has given him under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 8:15). “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does” (Ephesians 6:7,8).

Read entire message: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-06-28.htm

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“The Heavens Declare”

“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge” (Psalm 19:1,2).

Message summary: Listen to the pouring forth of speech as the heavens give dramatic manifold witness of God’s existence; His power, love and care. Let us observe the displaying of knowledge, which day after day and night after night, faithfully declares the glory of God. Let us also rejoice in and proclaim the mighty work of His hands!

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-06-24.htm

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“Eternal Vacation”

“‘Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!’ ‘Yes,’ says the Spirit, ‘so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them'” (Revelation 14:13).

Message summary:  Heaven will be our eternal vacation where we will rest from our labors! So as you labor on here below and seek to please Christ and keep your light shining bright remember our best vacation is coming!

Read message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-06-23.htm

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“The Chief Masquerader”

“For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve” (2 Corinthians 11:13-15).

Message summary: It is not surprising that Satan’s servants “masquerade as servants of righteousness”. We must continue to examine and discern all that we see, read, and hear so that we base our standard on the genuine Word of God, which will always be the firm foundation of truth!

Read entire message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2022-06-17.htm

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Note: We will not be posting Daily Encouragement messages the first several days next week. I (Stephen) am driving our Lapp family Amish friends up to the PA Grand Canyon area for their family vacation. We will be visiting Lookout Point on the canyon rim, biking on the Pine Creek rail trail through the canyon, swimming in a mountain lake (probably not me!) and examining God’s glory in the stars in some of the east coast’s most remote areas at or near Cherry Springs State Park, the second international Dark Sky Park in USA and the only one on the east coast.