Posts with the tag “lead”

Ignoring The Signals
by Ed Newton on February 5th, 2024
"Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge." - Proverbs 19:27   As a human being, God gives each of us free will. God does not make choices for you. Instead, He allows you to choose freely. He allows you to choose what you do, when you do it, who you do it with, and how you do it. He gives us the freedom to make our own decisions. And while He doesn’t ma...  Read More
The Impact of the Company We Keep
by Ed Newton on December 3rd, 2023
"Do not be misled: 'Bad company corrupts good character.'" - 1 Corinthians 15:33   Ever had a friend who seemed like a lot of fun but led you down a path you later regretted? It's a scenario many of us can relate to, where the company we keep can profoundly influence our lives. Let's take a moment to reflect on the repercussions of running with the wrong crowd. Our friends and acquaintances play a...  Read More
Beyond the Trends
by Ed Newton on October 11th, 2023
"Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path." - Psalm 119:105   In a world filled with constant updates and ever-changing trends, it's easy to find yourself swept up in the latest fads, influenced by what's "in" on Instagram, TikTok, or any other social media platform. While these platforms can serve positive purposes, they should never be your ultimate compass. Today, you're challenged t...  Read More
He Knows Best
by Ed Newton on June 2nd, 2023
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways!” - Romans 11:33  Even when you don’t understand what He is doing, God still knows best. Yesterday, we talked about when life seems to fall apart – when someone you love walks out, when you lose a job or your family moves, when your dreams seem like they aren’t going to be ...  Read More
REAL Faith
by Ed Newton on April 25th, 2023
“And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.” - Hebrews 11:6  Have you ever stopped to think about all the things faith takes care of? Seriously, how many of your problems would be solved just by faith? It is said that “Where a man worries most reveals where he trusts God the least.” Do you...  Read More
No Past, Just Future
by Ed Newton on February 5th, 2023
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” - 2 Corinthians 5:17  Do you ever feel like the prime years of your life are behind you? Maybe you think back to high school or college and remember the “fun years.” You think about the experiences you had, the accomplishments...and you just wonder if the very best is behind you. You think...  Read More
Submit to Him
by Ed Newton on December 3rd, 2022
“’My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,’ says the Lord. ‘And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways, and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.’” - Isaiah 55:8-9  Have you ever been disappointed with the direction God leads you? Maybe God set you on this journey to pursue His will, and it star...  Read More
What For?
by Ed Newton on August 29th, 2022
“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.” - Ecclesiastes 3:1   As we discussed yesterday, everything in your life happens for a reason. There is no coincidence. When you are a believer, God is watching over your entire life. And in everything that happens, He is either orchestrating or allowing the situations and circumstances you find yourself in.  This can be en...  Read More
The Spirit Is a Person
by Ministry Support on July 30th, 2022
“The truth is the Good News. When you heard the truth, you put your trust in Christ. Then God marked you by giving you His Holy Spirit as a promise.” - Ephesians 1:13   As we continue to unpack the Holy Spirit, we must come to an understanding of who the Holy Spirit is. The Spirit is not an “it” but a “who.” Yesterday we looked at four verses, each from one of the gospel accounts, comparing the Ho...  Read More

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