Posts with the tag “honor”

Strength in Unity
by Ed Newton on January 28th, 2024
"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." - Ephesians 4:2-3    Far too often, we as human beings tend to become fixated on the flaws and weaknesses of those around us. Yet, God calls us to see beyond the surface and to value the strengths of others just as He values ours. This call t...  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
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
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
Defeating Evil
by Ed Newton on January 17th, 2023
“For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.” - 1 John 5:4-5  Over the last couple of days, we have discussed choosing obedience over sin. In simple terms, we’ve been talking about good over evil. A decision to obey God or disobey God really comes d...  Read More
The Desires of The Flesh
by Ed Newton on September 24th, 2022
“For all that is in the world— the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life— is not from the Father but is from the world.” - 1 John 2:16   If we want to obediently live for Christ and submit to His will above our own, we must be aware of things that could compromise our obedience. Yesterday, we asked the question, are you promoting your brand or God’s brand? Well, there ...  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
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
Worth The Wait
by Ministry Support on June 14th, 2022
“Then Pharaoh said to Joseph, ‘Since God has made all this known to you, there is no one so discerning and wise as you. You shall be in charge of my palace, and all my people are to submit to your orders. Only with respect to the throne will I be greater than you.’” - Genesis 41:39-40Over the past week, we have discussed at nauseam the difficulties of Joseph’s life. All that he has been through, t...  Read More
Experiencing Blessing
by Ministry Support on March 9th, 2022
“These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they remained virgins. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among mankind and offered as first fruits to God and the Lamb. No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless.” (Reve- lation 14:4-5)Do you want to experience blessing? You probably think that is a trick question — of course you do! Who doesn’t...  Read More

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