Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from His love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Don’t […]
Jesus said, “Take it from me: Unless a person is born from above, it’s not possible to see what I’m pointing to–to God’s kingdom.” John 3:3 Spiritual rebirth is a necessary part of the recovery process. None of us begin knowing what we need to know to achieve […]
Hebrews 10:24 Let’s see how inventive we can be in encouraging love and helping out. A line I heard in a sermon by T.D. Jakes. Cant even remember what the sermon was about, but during it he asked sais “Imagine if God wants to do somethng completely new and […]
Psalm 9:1 I’m thanking you, God, from a full heart. As we allow God to help us change our lives others will see what God has done in our lives and obtain hope He will also help them to change theirs. As the source of our encouragement we thank […]
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 What a wonderful God we have—he is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the source of every mercy, and the one who so wonderfully comforts and strengthens us in our hardships and trials. And why does he do this? So that when others are […]
There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life–fear of death, fear of judgment–is one not yet fully formed in love. Blessed be God: he didn’t turn a deaf ear, he stayed with me, loyal in his love. I […]
That for me meant changing the circle of people I mixed with.
1 Thessalonians 2:3-13 God tested us thoroughly to make sure we were qualified to be trusted with this Message. Be assured that when we speak to you we’re not after crowd approval–only God approval. Since we’ve been put through that battery of tests, you’re guaranteed that both we and […]