Posts with the tag “following”

Embracing the Call to Selflessness
by Ed Newton on February 23rd, 2024
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others." - Philippians 2:3-4    As believers, our identity is rooted in being different from the world around us. This distinctiveness is most evident in the call to selflessness, a trait exemplified by Jesus Christ himsel...  Read More
Against the Grain
by Ed Newton on January 14th, 2024
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind." - Romans 12:2   In a world that often dictates its own norms and standards, the call to go against the grain is a radical and countercultural concept. Obedience to God, even when it stands in stark contrast to popular opinion, is a scriptural principle that echoes throughout the Bible. The pages of Scri...  Read More
Who Is Watching You?
by Ed Newton on October 10th, 2023
"But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love." - Psalm 33:18   In the hustle and bustle of life, it's easy to forget that you are never truly alone. Even when you think no one is watching, someone always is. The question you must ask yourself today is, "Who is watching you?" Throughout your day, there are countless eyes upon you, whether you rea...  Read More
I Can't Live Like This Anymore
by Ed Newton on August 3rd, 2023
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" - 2 Corinthians 5:17   Have you ever reached a breaking point where you realize that the sin in your life is holding you captive and robbing you of joy and peace? The good news is that you don't have to live like this anymore. God offers a way of escape and invites you to surrender your sins to Him, ...  Read More
by Ed Newton on March 16th, 2023
“The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in His way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.” - Psalm 37:23-24  Did you know that when God puts a plan in motion, it cannot fail? That includes the plan He has given you. We have talked a lot about opportunities over the last several days. Listen, no matter who you are, where you have com...  Read More
His Purpose Prevails
by Ed Newton on February 21st, 2023
“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” - Proverbs 19:21  Did you know that you can’t mess up God’s plans? That is right, even when you oppose Him or directly disobey Him, God’s purpose will prevail. The only question is whether you will be with Him or against Him.  Sometimes, we think we know exactly what God is going to do. So we become surpr...  Read More
If You Are Reading This...
by Ed Newton on November 19th, 2022
“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’” - Jeremiah 29:11In 2015, Drake released an album called, “If You Are Reading This It’s Too Late.” Well, I want you to know that today, if you are reading THIS, it’s not too late. Because if you are reading this, you are still breathing. And if you are still breat...  Read More
Open To First Timers
by Ed Newton on November 12th, 2022
“Jesus told him, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.’” - John 14:6Unlike restaurants, grocery stores, shopping centers, and movie theaters, Jesus' door never closes. That’s right, no matter what time of day, what day of the week, what month of the year, it does not matter. The door to the Heavenly Father is always open.  You say, “Pastor, that i...  Read More
Obey Fully
by Ed Newton on October 23rd, 2022
“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all His commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world. You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God.” - Deuteronomy 28:1-2  As believers, we should be different. God calls us to be different from those of the world. 1 Peter 2:9 tells us, “But you are not li...  Read More
Victory Is On The Horizon
by Ed Newton on August 24th, 2022
 “For the Lord your God is going with you! He will fight for you against your enemies, and He will give you victory!” - Deuteronomy 20:4   Are you waiting for victory in your life? Is there an area or maybe multiple areas of your life where you need God to come through for you? Waiting on God can be one of the toughest things we do. We want Him to work and we want Him to work NOW. But if you have ...  Read More

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