Posts with the tag “encouragement”

Divine Connections
by Ed Newton on April 12th, 2024
"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." - Proverbs 27:17    Have you ever stopped to think about the people God has placed in your life? From family and friends to colleagues and acquaintances, each person has a unique role to play. But here's the beautiful truth: none of these connections are accidental. God strategically places people in our lives for specific purposes. Think ab...  Read More
Speak Up
by Ed Newton on April 10th, 2024
"Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted." - Galatians 6:1   In a world that often champions individualism and self-reliance, it can be easy to adopt a mindset of "I'll do me, and you do you." Yet, as followers of Christ, we are called to something greater—a community of beli...  Read More
Purposeful Impact in Others' Lives
by Ed Newton on February 12th, 2024
"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." - Ephesians 2:10    As God orchestrates connections in your life, remember that you are not just a recipient of His blessings but also a vessel through which His purpose flows. Every person you encounter is an opportunity to fulfill a divine assignment in their lives. Recognize the s...  Read More
Christ-like Friendship
by Ed Newton on December 2nd, 2023
"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." - John 15:12   It's easy to go through life without giving much thought to the kind of friend we are, but when we reflect on the example set by our Savior, it challenges us to live out our friendships differently. Think about the qualities of Jesus. He was a friend who embodied love, compassion, and selflessness in every interaction. He di...  Read More
A Shining Example of God's Love
by Ed Newton on September 26th, 2023
"Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity." - 1 Timothy 4:12 (ESV)   As followers of Christ, we carry a responsibility to set an example for those watching us. Whether young or old, our lives can be a powerful testimony of God's love, grace, and transformative power. In a world that often lacks genuine role models, ...  Read More
In Over My Head
by Ed Newton on September 17th, 2022
“But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring nothing to things that are.” - 1 Corinthians 1:27-28   Yesterday, we talked about being “pushed in the pool.” To recap, there was a billionaire who threw a party and offered his guests their weigh...  Read More
He Will Make A Way
by Ed Newton on August 14th, 2022
“For I hold you by your right hand— I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.” - Isaiah 41:13   Amanda Cook sings a popular Christian song you might know called “You Make Me Brave.” The chorus goes like this: “As your love, in wave after wave crashes over me, crashes over me, for You are for us, You are not against us, Champion of Heaven, You made a way for al...  Read More
On The Throne
by Ministry Support on January 30th, 2022
“After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, ‘Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.’ At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in heaven with someone sitting on it. And the one who sat there had the appearance of jasper and ruby. A rainbow that shone...  Read More
Friend of Fools
by Jared West on December 5th, 2021
“And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the baby leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she exclaimed with a loud cry, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb!” (Luke 1:41-2).How do we encourage someone who’s under a great call from God? When a family member, a friend, a stranger comes to us who is trying to obey a difficult call ...  Read More
Always Content
by Jared West on November 12th, 2021
“Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned I whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound…I can do all things through Him who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).    When you’re really hoping for your circumstances to change, it’s so hard to strive for contentment. When God gives the blessing that you’ve prayed for to someone else, ...  Read More

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