May 08, 2010

Encouraging Music 5/8/10 "There is a Rock" by Tommy Walker

Encouraging Words 5/8/10 The Reason We Are Stressed

From:  Love Worth Finding

“Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall He not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?” Matthew 6:30

Do you know the reason we’re stressed? Because we think our needs are not going to be met. We say, “Oh my goodness, I’m not going to have what I need!”

Jesus tells us not to worry about what you are going to eat. And don’t worry about what you are going to wear. He’s saying only one thing is important – His righteousness. These things don’t even take significance until your deepest needs are met. You are to find your satisfaction in Him. If you don’t find your satisfaction in Him, you’re going to be stressed.

Are you stressed out about something today? Turn it over to Jesus and turn your focus to Him. Let Jesus meet your needs and transform your heart today.

May 07, 2010

Encouraging Music 5/7/10 "Thank You for Loving Me" by Tommy Walker

Encouraging Words 5/7/10 Biblical Hope, A Firm Certainty

From:  Love Worth Finding

“For Thou art my hope, O Lord God: Thou art my trust from my youth.” Psalm 71:5

What does the word “hope” mean in the Bible? It doesn’t mean “maybe.” We may use it that way in Modern English, but that’s not what the word “hope” means in the Bible.

“Hope” means certainty, but not just any certainty. It is rock-ribbed assurance with anticipation based on the Word of God. When I was a little boy, my dad would take us out for a ride on Sunday afternoon. The kids would be in the back seat getting into squabbles. If things got too heated, my dad would turn around and say, “When you boys get home, I’m going to whip you.” With my dad, I knew this was a rock-ribbed truth!

Our hope, however, is glad anticipation!

Share the hope of eternal life in Jesus Christ with someone today. Maybe there’s someone at the hospital who needs a word of hope. Maybe it’s a member of your family!

May 06, 2010

Encouraging Music 5/6/10 "I Believe in Jesus" by Tommy Walker

Encouraging Words 5/6/10 It's All About Jesus

From:  Love Worth Finding

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5

The thing I love about the Old Testament is the thing I love about the New Testament. The Old Testament and the New Testament both are the inspired Word of God. Don’t get the idea that the Old Testament has a message different from the New Testament. All of the Bible is about Jesus. If you read the Bible and you don’t find Jesus, you better go reread it.

Somebody may ask if you have read the four gospels, and you can answer them, “I’ve read all sixty-six!”

From Genesis to Revelation,
•It has the same villain – Satan.

•It has the same hero – Jesus.

•It has the same purpose – to present salvation in no other name but Jesus.

Read Isaiah 53. What are the prophecies that were fulfilled in the life of Christ?

May 05, 2010

Encouraging Music 5/5/10 "I Have a Hope" by Tommy Walker

Encouraging Words 5/5/10 Over Our Heads, But Under His Feet

From:  Love Worth Finding

“For He hath put all things under His feet. . .” 1 Corinthians 15:27

Praise God! The story has a happy ending! He is risen! Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God at this very moment, interceding on your behalf (Romans 8:34). And His prayers are always answered.

When the problems of your life are over your head, remember they are under His feet. Where is His head? It is in the heavenlies, interceding for you.

Where are your problems? Under His feet.

Jesus is alive and waiting in the wings to return for you!

Is there someone in your life who is struggling? Write them a note of encouragement and use Romans 8:34 as a closing verse of hope.

May 04, 2010

Affirming Words 5/4/10-"Why We Need Jesus" Parts 2 and 3 of 3

A sermon by Rev. Clinton Crenshaw from The Big Easy MCC in New Orleans, LA.

Encouraging Music 5/4/10 "He Knows My Name" by Tommy Walker

Encouraging Words 5/4/10 God's Omnipotence in Creation

From:  Love Worth Finding

“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Genesis 1:1

An eloquent preacher said, “God stepped from behind the curtain of nowhere and stood upon the platform of nothing and spoke a world into existence.” God is the creator of all that your hand can touch, your eye can see, your ears can hear, and your nose can smell. If you see a watch, I hope you assume there’s a watchmaker. And if you see the precise atomic flux of the universe, I hope that you don’t believe that happened by chance. The evolutionists believe that if you take billions of years and add time plus chance, that you can turn frogs into princes. In school they call that fairy tales. In the laboratory they call it science.

God spoke your life into existence. His Word sustains your breath. His Word can silence your breath. Thank Him for your life today!

May 03, 2010

Affirming Words 5/3/10-"Why We Need Jesus" Part 1 of 3

A sermon by Rev. Clinton Crenshaw at The Big Easy MCC in New Orleans, LA.

Encouraging Music 5/3/10 "There's a Sweet, Sweet Spirit" by Gaither Vocal Band

LGBT Helping Hands 5/3/10-The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of the Ozarks (Springfield, MO)

The mission of GLO is to support the well being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals in the Greater Springfield, MO area by organizing and sponsoring community events and increasing the public understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered citizens.
The Gay and Lesbian Community Center of the Ozarks envisions, in the 21st Century, an environment of safety and respect where basic human rights are guaranteed to all.
GLO is accomplishing our mission and our vision in several unique ways. Through outlets such as Pride Fest, and the Queen City Cabaret, GLO offers the community a celebration of its creative talent and spirit. Our partnership with the Forest Institute now allows for free professional counseling, and our support and social groups continue to further our aim of increasing public awareness and understanding of LGBT issues and concerns. Our decade-long presence on historic Commercial Street, has provided both visibility and continuity. It is clear: We are here to stay.
Click here to find out more.

Encouraging Words 5/3/10 The Wakeup Call

From:  Love Worth Finding

“And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.” Romans 13:11

Do you know what Napoleon said about China? “There lies a sleeping giant, and let him sleep, because if he awakens, he will shake the world.” I believe the devil says that about the church of the Lord Jesus Christ. And I believe the church is just that—a sleeping giant. We’re asleep because we have been chloroformed by the spirit of this age. We’re bombarded on every side by all kinds of amusement. Do you know what amuse means? It’s a combination of two words. Muse means to think, and the alpha prefix in front of it means not to. We are a generation that is amusing ourselves into oblivion. And it’s time to wake up!

Are you taking the Christian life seriously? If this were your last day on earth, how would you spend it? In amusement? Or in evangelism?