Posts with the tag “believer”

Anchored in God's Verdict
by Ed Newton on January 24th, 2024
"Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ." - Galatians 1:10    In a world where opinions can be loud and approval sought after, it's easy to tie our worth to the judgments of others. Galatians 1:10 poses a poignant question, urging us to examine the source from which...  Read More
Guidance in Conflict
by Ed Newton on January 16th, 2024
"If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over." -Matthew 18:15   Conflict is an unavoidable part of human interactions, and even within the family of believers, disagreements can arise. How we handle these conflicts holds great significance, and the words of Jesus in Matthew 18:15 offer a timeless guide: "I...  Read More
For Him
by Ed Newton on April 1st, 2023
“For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.” - Romans 11:36  Everything you have is FROM God. Everything you want is THROUGH God. And everything you will ever accomplish is FOR GOD. Or at least, it should be. Romans 11:36 says, “For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.” As a believer, your life shou...  Read More
God Directs You
by Ed Newton on February 18th, 2023
“I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.” - Jeremiah 10:23  Over the last three days, we have talked about a God who chases you, a God who loves you, and a God who pursues you (continually). But He doesn’t stop there. Once God has gotten your attention, that is when the fun really starts. Most of the time, when we are running from...  Read More
Our Advocate
by Ed Newton on January 8th, 2023
“My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” - 1 John 2:1  Did you know that when you give your life to Christ, you permanently have someone in your corner advocating for you? There are a lot of people who feel alone in this world. They just wish someone would care about them...  Read More
You Can’t Out Sin God
by Ed Newton on December 31st, 2022
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is a gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” - Ephesians 2:8-9  Mercy and grace. The two limitless gifts God has for those who have trusted in Him and given their life to Him. You know what? God has more mercy and grace than you have sin. But what are mercy and grace? Mercy is when God withho...  Read More
East to West
by Ed Newton on December 29th, 2022
“He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does He removes our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him. - Psalm 103:10-13...  Read More
Fear of Judgment
by Ed Newton on December 8th, 2022
“Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God. So let’s stop condemning each other. Decide instead to live in such a way that you will not cause another believer to stumble and fall.” - Romans 14:12-13  As we continue to look at reasons we might be delayed in obeying God’s calling, I want to shift your focus to perhaps the number one reason people don’t do what they set out to do. And that ...  Read More
When We Disagree
by Ministry Support on November 5th, 2022
“When one of you has a dispute with another believer, how dare you file a lawsuit and ask a secular court to decide the matter instead of taking it to other believers. Don’t you realize that someday we believers will judge the world? And since you are going to judge the world, can’t you decide even these little things among yourselves?” - 1 Corinthians 6:1-2  Let’s face it…disagreements are not fu...  Read More
Your Brand or God’s Brand?
by Ed Newton on September 23rd, 2022
“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” - Luke 14:11   Which are you promoting: your brand or God’s brand? We live in a day and age where everyone and everything has a “brand.” Social media has made it easy for any person to gain a following, an influence, and a market.  Now, faster than ever, you can gain a following and monetize that followi...  Read More
An Anomaly
by Ed Newton on September 21st, 2022
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” - Romans 12:2   When you follow the will of God, He will take you to amazing places. Not just physical places, but to accomplish things you never dreamed you were capable of. That is what God does. Even if you start o...  Read More
by Ed Newton on September 14th, 2022
“This is why I speak to them in parables: ‘Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand.” - Matthew 13:13   Over the last few days, we have been pushing you to share what Jesus has put on your heart. And I do not want to stop today because this is such an important topic of conversation. As a believer, Jesus designed you for a specific purpose. As a HUMAN, Jesus d...  Read More
Are You A Prophet?
by Ed Newton on September 11th, 2022
“For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” - 2 Peter 1:21   When you read the title above, what do you think? It is likely that you have never thought of yourself as a prophet. Some people believe prophets are like Christian psychics, given this ability to predict the future or what is coming.   But that is just not...  Read More
You Need Him… You Know That Right?
by Ed Newton on September 2nd, 2022
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.” - Proverbs 3:5-6   If you want to live your best life and not the “YOLO, I’m just having a good time” type of life, then you need God. Specifically, you need to follow His plan. We call this “God’s will.”   His will is what He desires to happen. We...  Read More
A God Who Heals
by Ministry Support on August 10th, 2022
“A man who does what is right and good may have many troubles. But the Lord takes Him out of them all.” - Psalm 34:19   A few days ago, we discussed how you are not defined by your sin. As a believer, you are not immune to trials, temptation, and sin. You are a human being who will make the wrong decision and sin from time to time, just like everyone else. But no matter what you have done, God wan...  Read More
Heirs of Heaven
by Ministry Support on July 21st, 2022
“If we are children of God, we will receive everything He has promised us. We will share with Christ all the things God has given to Him. But we must share His suffering if we are to share His shining-greatness.” - Romans 8:17   As children of God, we are blessed. We have received the greatest gift of all, eternal life spent in heaven with Him. We are blessed with mercy, grace, and love. As we tal...  Read More
A Bold Faith
by Ministry Support on June 23rd, 2022
“Now when Daniel learned that the decree had been published, he went home to his upstairs room where the windows opened toward Jerusalem. Three times a day he got down on his knees and prayed, giving thanks to his God, just as he had done before.” - Daniel 6:10Daniel 6 tells the famous story of “Daniel In The Lions Den.” Most believers know the story. Many nonbelievers are even familiar with it! B...  Read More
The Mark of the Believer
by Jared West on November 22nd, 2021
“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship” (Romans 12:1).   Several weeks ago, we began walking through the book of Romans with this verse from Romans chapter 12 about presenting our bodies as living sacrifices because this is our spiritual worship. So now, we are backtracki...  Read More

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