Posts with the tag “glory”

Finding Purpose in the Hard Times
by Ed Newton on April 14th, 2024
"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28   Life isn't always a smooth journey on a straight path. Sometimes, it feels more like a winding road full of twists and turns, ups and downs. And let's be honest—those rough patches, those difficult circumstances, they're not exactly what we signed up for, ri...  Read More
What Has God Called You to Do?
by Ed Newton on January 7th, 2024
"As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received." - Ephesians 4:1   What Has God Called You to Do? Have you ever paused to consider this question? Throughout the Bible, we see individuals being called by God to fulfill specific purposes. God's calling is not limited to a select few; He has a unique calling for each of His children. In Ephesians ...  Read More
Different Struggles
by Ed Newton on November 28th, 2023
"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." - Romans 3:23   In life, we are each woven with our unique struggles, sins, and imperfections. Romans 3:23 reminds us that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." This verse underscores the reality that no one is exempt from the grip of sin, regardless of the form it may take in our lives. It's essential to acknowledge that ou...  Read More
Changing Us to Change Others
by Ed Newton on October 5th, 2023
"And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit." - 2 Corinthians 3:18   Sometimes, we may find ourselves going through challenging seasons of change and growth, wondering why God is leading us through such transformations. In these moments, it's essential to challenge o...  Read More
Lasting Transformation
by Ed Newton on July 28th, 2023
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" - 2 Corinthians 5:17   When God works in our lives, His transformation is not temporary; it is eternal. His change goes beyond surface-level adjustments, reaching into the depths of our being and shaping us for good. Let's explore the profound nature of God's transformative power and the lasting impa...  Read More
Manifestation Gifts
by Ed Newton on June 7th, 2023
“To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good. For to one is given through the Spirit the utterance of wisdom, and to another the utterance of knowledge according to the same Spirit.” - 1 Corinthians 12:7-8  As we come to the end of looking at the types of spiritual gifts God blesses us with, I want you to take a look at what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 12:7-8:  “To each is ...  Read More
Transforming Your Mind
by Ed Newton on May 4th, 2023
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” - Romans 12:2  If we want to grow our faith and live in a way that honors God, it starts with transforming our minds. The reason most people don’t have the type of faith that can move mountains is because they don’t t...  Read More
It’s Not About You
by Ed Newton on May 3rd, 2023
“And calling the crowd to Him with His disciples, He said to them, ‘If anyone would come after Me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow Me.” - Mark 8:34  When you live your life in faith, trusting and obeying God’s commands, you will be blessed. And when you fail to have faith and choose not to trust Him, you will suffer the consequences. The Bible makes this idea very clear. Over...  Read More
Your Name
by Ed Newton on May 2nd, 2023
“I will extol you, my God and King, and bless your name forever and ever.” - Psalm 145:1 Are you living in a way that exalts God’s name or your name? Over the last couple of days, we have looked at reasons why we fail to trust God. What it really boils down to is that when we don’t display faith, we are communicating that we think we know more than God. Sometimes, that is in the form of eating the...  Read More
Through Him
by Ed Newton on March 31st, 2023
“For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.” - Romans 11:36  Not only does everything you have come FROM GOD, but everything you will ever want is THROUGH GOD. I’m talking about what you TRULY WANT, not the sinful desires your flesh wants in a bad moment and then regrets soon after.  I’m talking about the life you really want, the dreams you have, a...  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
Longing For More
by Ed Newton on March 24th, 2023
“His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence.” - 2 Peter 1:3  What are you longing for? With social media the way it is now, people are constantly longing for something. They want so-and-so's home, or so-and-so's car, or so-and-so's lifestyle. They want his shoes or her wardrobe. They w...  Read More
God’s Spiritual Gifts
by Ed Newton on March 3rd, 2023
“Now concerning spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be uninformed. You know that when you were pagans you were led astray to mute idols, however you were led.” - 1 Corinthians 12:1-2  Did you know that God gives each of us spiritual gifts? That’s right, as a believer, you have been given a gift (and maybe even multiple gifts) to use for God’s Kingdom. He gives us these gifts as tools t...  Read More
Your Best
by Ed Newton on February 28th, 2023
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” - 2 Timothy 2:15  Are you doing your best? Are you becoming the best version of yourself? Are you trying to be the version of yourself that God created you to be? Yesterday, we looked at how God created you exactly as He meant for you to be. We learned that we shou...  Read More
God Guides You
by Ed Newton on February 20th, 2023
“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, so that you may also rejoice and be glad when His glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.” - 1 Peter 4:12-14  Have ...  Read More
Believe The Hype
by Ed Newton on September 22nd, 2022
“One’s pride will bring Him low, but He who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.” - Proverbs 29:23   Have you ever watched an athlete, actor, or someone who when you saw them for the first time, you loved their humility? They weren’t a big name yet. They were just making their way onto the scene. But they had gotten good enough that they were just starting to garner a little attention.  So you no...  Read More
The King, the Priest, and the Prophet
by Ministry Support on December 24th, 2021
“On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh” (Matthew 2:11-2). When the wise men, also known as the Mages, reached the town of Bethlehem to see Jesus, they offered three gifts to Him. We are beginning to see that there’s great significance in ...  Read More

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