Posts with the tag “faithful”

Divine Appointments
by Ed Newton on April 13th, 2024
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11    Have you ever found yourself in a place that seemed completely unexpected or unfamiliar? Maybe it was a new job opportunity that required you to relocate, a chance encounter that led to a life-changing relationship, or a mission trip that to...  Read More
God Sees You
by Ed Newton on March 25th, 2024
"You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways." - Psalm 139:1-3   Do you ever feel unseen? Do you ever wonder if anyone truly understands the depths of your pain, the weight of your struggles, or the desires of your heart? In those moments, it's ess...  Read More
Praising God in the Pain
by Ed Newton on March 17th, 2024
"I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips." - Psalm 34:1   Have you ever found yourself in the midst of pain and uncertainty, unsure of how to make sense of it all? In those moments, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged, to wonder if God is truly present in the midst of our suffering. But let me remind you of a truth that has stood the test of time: Go...  Read More
Unfailing Faithfulness
by Ed Newton on February 4th, 2024
"The Lord is trustworthy in all he promises and faithful in all he does." - Psalm 145:13   No matter where you are in life, or what is going on, I want to bring some encouragement to you today: the God you serve is unfailing. That’s right, when you truly decide to turn things over to Him, you will find out that He will never fail you nor forsake you. Psalm 145:13 is a great reminder for us that, "...  Read More
Advancing Deeper in Faith
by Ed Newton on September 13th, 2023
"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen." - 2 Peter 3:18 (ESV)   As we embark on our journey of faith, we are called to continually take our spiritual lives to the next level. Our walk with God is not meant to remain stagnant; it is a dynamic and transformative experience that leads us to deeper intimac...  Read More
Reflecting on God's Faithfulness
by Ed Newton on August 29th, 2023
Psalm 103:2 (NIV) - "Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits."   Have you taken a moment to thank God for what He has brought you through? As we journey through life, it's essential to reflect on the past and recall the countless ways in which God has faithfully guided us, comforted us, and brought us through every trial and worry. Let us remember and express gratitude for His un...  Read More
Letting Go and Forgiving Yourself
by Ed Newton on June 30th, 2023
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." - 1 John 1:9   When are you going to forgive yourself? We all make mistakes, and sometimes it can be hard to move on from them. But the good news is that we don't have to carry the weight of our sins forever. 1 John 1:9 tells us that if we confess our sins, God is faithful and jus...  Read More
Your People
by Ed Newton on April 11th, 2023
“A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” - Proverbs 18:24  If you have given your life to Christ and you are pursuing Him, His plan, and His purpose for your life, then I want to specifically speak to you today. As you remain obedient to God and faithful in pursuing Him, who are your people? You say, “Pastor... my people?” That’s right, w...  Read More
Never Forsaken
by Ed Newton on April 3rd, 2023
“And those who know Your Name put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.” - Psalm 9:10  Before He died, Jesus was forsaken. Judah betrayed Him. Peter lied about knowing Him. And yet, Jesus still died for their sins. He died for the sins of those who abandoned Him. He died for the sins of those who mocked Him, and He died for the sins of us still living today. Je...  Read More
Too Dirty
by Ed Newton on February 11th, 2023
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” - 1 John 1:9  Have you ever gone “mudding” or played outdoors for a while, to the point you just felt really dirty? Maybe you were at a friend’s house and you guys decided to ride your Go-Kart through the mud or played tackle football after a rain shower had come through, and now yo...  Read More
Forgive Yourself
by Ed Newton on December 30th, 2022
“But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.” - 1 John 1:9  Have you ever done something so bad that you just don’t see how God could forgive you for it? You have read all the verses trying to believe it. You have prayed a thousand times because you think if you just pray enough maybe one day, He will forgive you. You go ...  Read More
Trust The Process
by Ed Newton on December 4th, 2022
“Jesus replied, ‘You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.’” - John 13:7  “Tanking” is a very polarizing word in the National Basketball Association (NBA). It is a word meant for teams that cannot compete for a championship, so they make moves to lose games for a better draft pick. I will leave out the strategies or ethics behind tanking, and instead talk about a team that be...  Read More
Always Thankful
by Ministry Support on November 1st, 2022
“Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belongs to Christ Jesus.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18  Have you ever been to a sporting event in which one team was winning big at the start of the game, and then blew the lead late? One thing that is always interesting is how the coaches interact with the referees in these types of situations...  Read More
Has God Disrupted Your Life?
by Ed Newton on September 6th, 2022
“Job stood up and tore his robe in grief. Then he shaved his head and fell to the ground to worship. He said, ‘I came naked from my mother’s womb, and I will be naked when I leave. The Lord gave me what I had, and the Lord has taken it away. Praise the name of the Lord!’ In all of this, Job did not sin by blaming God.” - Job 1:20-22   Are you in a season of disruption? Has God disrupted the state ...  Read More
How Could I?
by Ministry Support on July 4th, 2022
“And after a while his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and said, ‘Come to bed with me!’ But he refused. ‘With me in charge,’ he told her, ‘my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care. No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you because you are his wife. How then could I do such a ...  Read More
An Arduous Anointing
by Ministry Support on January 19th, 2022
“I know your afflictions and your poverty—yet you are rich!...Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown” - Revelation 2:9-10 The second church mentioned in the book of Revelation is Smyrna—th...  Read More
Patient in Affliction, Faithful in Prayer
by Ministry Support on January 5th, 2022
“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” - Romans 12:11 As a believer, we have a responsibility to live a life different than those who do not know Jesus on a personal level. Remember, we are not just living for the day, going through life aimlessly. We are here to serve a much greater purpose, and t...  Read More

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