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January 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

Wednesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at John 10:10

"I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."

Jesus Christ has proven that He has our absolute best interests at heart. What could He do that He has not done? He gave His life for us. Romans 5:8–10 says it this way: "But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him. For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life."

He is the one who said, "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly" (John 10:10). He gave His life for you, and if you will give Him your trust, not only will He give you today and forgive your sins, but He will give you the future. You can walk into that future with your hand in His, with a sense of confidence and with fear dispelled, knowing that He is your refuge and your strong tower.

Bro. Paul

January 10, 2017, 12:00 AM

Tuesday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Psalm 30:11–12

"You have turned my mourning into dancing; You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness, to the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent."

God is certainly with us when things are going well, but He is also with us when things aren’t going so well. God is there when we achieve a major accomplishment or victory in life, but He is also there in the hospital room when we receive the bad news we were hoping not to hear. Whether in the ups or the downs, God is with us in every case.

The key thought is this: Whether you are going through weeping or joy, give thanks to God. Whether you are in an up time or a down time, give thanks to God. If you are experiencing prosperity or poverty, give thanks to God. If you are in times of dancing or mourning, give thanks to God. Don’t ever forget that the one constant in all of life is God’s presence with you, and for that He deserves to be praised.

Bro. Paul

January 9, 2017, 12:00 AM

Monday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at 1 John 3:1

"Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!"

Perhaps you’ve been exposed to the idea of the "Fatherhood of God and the brotherhood of man." This idea suggests that God is the Father of us all, and we are all brothers regardless of who or where we are in life. In reality, there are two families in this world. There is the family of God, and there is the family of the devil. Until you are spiritually born again, you are not part of God’s personal family—you cannot call him "Father." There are many people who have gone all of their lives without knowing God personally. They have prayed the Lord’s Prayer, but to no avail, because you cannot pray "My Father" if He isn’t really your Father. The way He be-comes your Father is by your putting your trust in the gift He provided of His Son, Jesus Christ. When you accept Christ as Lord and Savior of your life, you become a child of God—you are born into His family, and He becomes your Father

Bro. Paul

January 6, 2017, 12:00 AM

Friday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at Psalm 95:1

"Oh come, let us sing to the Lord! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation."

Isn’t it wonderful that you could be on your hands and knees, scrubbing a filthy floor and singing the music of Zion?

Music helps you transport your spirit from mundane corners to majestic splendor. The body follows where the heart leads—and vice versa, as a matter of fact. Your prayers will be more focused and your mind more alert if you’ve aligned yourself on your knees. Some of your best worship might occur when you’re jogging or driving a car, when your body is tensed to the task. Do you want to know how to incorporate worship into every moment of your day? Music is an excellent place to start.

Let’s sing unto the Lord because it’s one more way to give our bodies to His praises. Let’s sing because music expresses levels of adoration we can’t find in the spoken word. Let’s sing because the people of the world will be attracted to our music. And let’s sing because we absolutely can’t help it! Our Lord reigns!

Bro. Paul

January 5, 2017, 12:00 AM

Thursday's Devotional

Good Morning Everyone,

Let's look at 1 Corinthians 13:7

"[Love] bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."

Love hopes all things." Love that hopes has a confident expectation. It is a definite, persistent, absolute truth. There is no situation that divine love within us cannot face with full hope. That’s what love is all about. Love hopes.

Hope is not refusing to face the truth. Hope is having a confidence in God to see you through each difficult trial. Jesus was always the epitome of truth, but He never failed to bring hope to others. When He met the woman taken in adultery, He inspired her to hope again. When He met the thief on the cross, Jesus made sure that man left this life with hope. He told the story about the lost coin that was found, and the lost son who came home, and the lost sheep that was found. Over and over again, what Jesus said in His messages was, "There’s hope!" Though He was mocked, disbelieved, and crucified, He never doubted the glory that was yet to be, and He endured the cross for the joy that was set before Him. He had hope.

Love hangs on with tenacity when other hands let go in despair. To hope when faith has been disappointed is a greater thing than to have believed the sure thing. Love hopes all things.

Bro. Paul

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