Posts with the tag “focus”

Obedience Despite Differences
by Ed Newton on March 28th, 2024
"So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God. Blessed is the one who does not condemn himself by what he approves. But whoever has doubts is condemned if they eat, because their eating is not from faith; and everything that does not come from faith is sin." - Romans 14:22-23   In our journey of faith, we encounter situations where God may forbid something for us that H...  Read More
Perspective Shift
by Ed Newton on January 27th, 2024
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." - Philippians 4:6    One of the most prominent messages in our society today is that “more” is always better. We are greedy people in our flesh. But Philippians 4:6 invites us to shift our perspective by introducing thanksgiving into every situation. Let's explore th...  Read More
God's Appointed Connections
by Ed Newton on November 30th, 2023
"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." - 1 Thessalonians 5:18   As we step into December, a month synonymous with gratitude and reflection, let us take a moment to thank God for the beautiful souls He has placed in our lives. Our journey through this world is not a solitary one; it is a collective experi...  Read More
Worship as a Weapon
by Ed Newton on August 19th, 2023
Psalm 149:6 (NIV) - "May the praise of God be in their mouths and a double-edged sword in their hands."   Our worship is not just a song or a ritual; it is a powerful weapon in our spiritual warfare. When we engage in genuine worship, we tap into a supernatural strength that enables us to stand against the schemes of Satan. Our worship becomes a double-edged sword, piercing through darkness and re...  Read More
Love More, Judge Less
by Ed Newton on June 24th, 2023
"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." - Matthew 7:1-2   Today I want to talk to you about a topic that's been on my heart: loving more than we judge. It's so easy to judge others and make assumptions based on their actions or appearances. We often forget that we too have our own...  Read More
Puritan Perfect
by Ministry Support on May 18th, 2022
“Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction” (2 Timothy 4:2).In the late 16th and 17th centuries, the Church of England decided to “purify” the church by extinguishing any remaining practices of the old Roman Catholic Church that were not found in the Bible. The church believed that there were too many ideas, ...  Read More

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