Posts with the tag “blessed”

Revealing Your Gifts
by Ed Newton on June 4th, 2023
“For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” - 2 Timothy 1:6-7  Do you know your spiritual gifts? Has God revealed to you which gifts He has blessed you with? You might be saying, “Pastor, I am a believer in Jesus Christ. And I want to live out His pu...  Read More
From Him
by Ed Newton on March 30th, 2023
“For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.” - Romans 11:36  If you have followed along with us the last few days, you have been reminded of the awesomeness of the God we serve. He sent His Son, Jesus, to lay down His life for us. He saved us, He forgives us, and He continues to bless us. This is not because we deserve it, but because it’s who He is...  Read More
What He Has Done
by Ed Newton on March 20th, 2023
“I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving.” - Psalm 69:30  Do you want to know how you can instantly make your life better? Maybe you are saying today, “Pastor, life is just hard. It has been beating me to my knees lately, and I just need something. What can I do to make my life a little better?” I have the answer for you: GRATITUDE. Not what you were expecti...  Read More
Don’t Waste Your Gift
by Ed Newton on March 7th, 2023
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” - 1 Peter 4:10  No matter who you are, God has blessed you with spiritual gifts. He has given us these gifts for a specific reason. As we have looked at the last few days, God gives us spiritual gifts that are PERSONAL, PURPOSEFUL, and PRACTICAL.  He wants us to use these gifts for His glory. These ...  Read More
Your Impact
by Ed Newton on December 24th, 2022
“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how He himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” - Acts 20:35  Over the last few days, we have talked about the importance of community. As believers in Christ, it is vital to have a group of people around us who are also pursuing the will of God and c...  Read More
Light of the World
by Ed Newton on October 19th, 2022
“Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, ‘I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.’” - John 8:12  Yesterday, we discussed the “heavenly prize” Paul talks about in Philippians 3. If you did not read yesterday’s devotion, I would encourage you to do so. But in short, the heavenly prize God will give y...  Read More
You vs. God
by Ed Newton on September 27th, 2022
“But He gives more grace. Therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” - James 4:6   When you read the title, “You vs. God,” what do you think? You might be like, “Woah, Pastor, slow down! I’m not against God. We aren’t enemies!” Maybe not. Or maybe so. How do we know? God opposes the proud.   Is God telling you He’s going to bring you down? James 4:6 says, “But He giv...  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
Fleeing The Presence of God
by Ed Newton on September 19th, 2022
“‘Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it, for their evil has come up before me.’ But Jonah rose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the Lord. He went down to Joppa and found a ship going to Tarshish. So he paid the fare and went down to it, to go with them to Tarshish, away from the presence of the Lord.” - Jonah 1:2-3   I want to tell you something, my friend. If God ...  Read More
Your Attention
by Ed Newton on September 1st, 2022
“If they listen and obey God, they will be blessed with prosperity throughout their lives. All their years will be pleasant.” - Job 36:11   If you go to Google or YouTube and search “How do I go viral on ______,” some pretty interesting articles and videos will appear. It doesn’t matter if you are talking about YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, or TikTok, the answer is the same: you have to be able to ...  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
As He Increases
by Ministry Support on July 13th, 2022
“He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.” - John 3:30   John the Baptist, who baptizes Jesus, had a ministry that dated back to even before Jesus’ ministry. In John 3, we find that there are disciples of John who expressed some concern that people were following Jesus and being baptized by Him, rather than by John.   Because John’s ministry had begun earlier and he had...  Read More
Outcome Decided
by Ministry Support on June 30th, 2022
“And Elisha prayed, ‘Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.’ Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” - 2 Kings 6:17Have you ever watched a show or a movie with somebody and you already knew the ending? You’re more engaged and entertained by the response of other people so you’re not even really watching the ...  Read More
A Hard Fall
by Ministry Support on June 8th, 2022
“…The purpose is that none of you will be inflated with pride in favor of one person over another. For who makes you so superior? What do you have that you didn’t receive?” (1 Corinthians 4:6-7).How many times have we won an award or had a major accomplishment, but our egos become too inflated as a result?The moment we are on the mountain top, that’s when we are most positioned to fall. When God g...  Read More
Buried Treasure
by Ministry Support on June 1st, 2022
“Look, I am about to do something new; even now it is coming. Do you not see it? Indeed, I will make a way in the wilderness, rivers in the desert” (Isaiah 43:19).In 2007, Lake Okeechobee in Florida experienced a severe drought. This lake is the second largest lake in the state, but it was dangerously low, and people were in a panic because it hit a record drypoint.The dry season ended up being a ...  Read More

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