Posts with the tag “promise”

Impatient Choices, Lasting Consequences
by Ed Newton on January 19th, 2024
"He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin." - Hebrews 11:25   In the pursuit of instant gratification, we are often confronted with choices that promise immediate pleasure but may lead us away from God's intended blessings. Hebrews 11:25 reflects the wisdom of Moses, who, despite facing mistreatment, opted for the enduring path of ri...  Read More
One Step at a Time
by Ed Newton on January 1st, 2024
"Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path." - Psalm 119:105   Life's journey often feels like a long road through unfamiliar territory, and at times, we long for a detailed road map to guide us through every twist and turn. Yet, God doesn't require us to see the entire road map before we embark on our journey of faith. Instead, He invites us to take one step at a time, trusting in His g...  Read More
Conviction in God's Unfailing Promise
by Ed Newton on December 31st, 2023
"Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." - Philippians 1:6   In the journey of faith, God often calls us to undertake tasks that seem beyond our abilities or expertise. These divine callings can be daunting, and we may question our own capabilities. Yet, in these moments, God reminds us of His unwavering promise—H...  Read More
Facing Life's Toughest Battles
by Ed Newton on December 11th, 2023
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." - Isaiah 41:10   Life often brings us challenges that seem insurmountable, struggles that stretch us to our limits. In those moments, it's easy to wonder why we face such battles, but it's essential to remember that God gives His toughest b...  Read More
The Power of Obedience
by Ed Newton on October 20th, 2023
"But if you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land." - Isaiah 1:19   There is no better decision you can make than to obey God. When God gives you a purpose or a mission, it's a call to action that should not be taken lightly. Obedience to His plan is a path filled with challenges, but the consequences of following Him are always worth it. Obedience to God is not merely a mat...  Read More
Embracing God's Unique Plan for You
by Ed Newton on October 2nd, 2023
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." - Jeremiah 29:11   God's plans for each of our lives are wonderfully unique. Just as no two individuals are the same, so are the paths God has designed for us. Embrace the truth that His purposes for you are distinct and special. In a world that often pressures...  Read More
The Truth of God
by Ed Newton on June 27th, 2023
"God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should change His mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill?" - Numbers 23:19   Today we're talking about the truth of God. There are a lot of voices out there in the world today, and it can be hard to know who to trust. But let me tell you something, friends: God only speaks the truth. Numbers 23:19 says,...  Read More
What He is Doing
by Ed Newton on March 21st, 2023
“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” - Colossians 3:15  When you change your perspective from a glass-half-empty mindset where everything is going wrong in a glass-half-full attitude of gratitude, your life will change. When your perspective changes, it allows you to see things the way God sees them.  And as you ...  Read More
Trust The Process
by Ed Newton on December 4th, 2022
“Jesus replied, ‘You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will.’” - John 13:7  “Tanking” is a very polarizing word in the National Basketball Association (NBA). It is a word meant for teams that cannot compete for a championship, so they make moves to lose games for a better draft pick. I will leave out the strategies or ethics behind tanking, and instead talk about a team that be...  Read More
Made With Infinity
by Ministry Support on November 10th, 2022
“For every house has a builder, but the one who built everything is God.” - Hebrews 3:4  As human beings, we were not only made in the image of God, we were not only made intentionally by God, but we were also made with the infinity of God. Hebrews 3:4 says, “For every house has a builder, but the one who built everything is God.” Do you know what that word means: infinite? You might have heard it...  Read More
Love Others
by Ed Newton on October 26th, 2022
“The second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ No other commandment is greater than these.” - Mark 12:31  Obedience. It is something we have been talking about a lot over the last few days. In Mark 12, there is a religious teacher who asks Jesus, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?” Mark 12:29-31 goes on to say, “Jesus replied, ‘The most important commandmen...  Read More
Idolatry, Corruption, and False Prophets
by Ed Newton on October 10th, 2022
“Our enemies have no reason to gloat over us. We have fallen, but we will rise again. We are in darkness now, but the Lord will give us light.” - Micah 7:8   Yesterday, we mentioned that the people of Israel, God’s chosen people, were committing sins without considering the consequences. This is seen in the book of Micah. There were three specific types of sins they were regularly committing; idol...  Read More
Not Numb
by Ed Newton on August 25th, 2022
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33   Are you in the midst of trials, difficulties, or heartache? Has life thrown you a curveball that is just too much to handle? If so, I have good news for you. Yesterday, we were reminded that victory is on the horizon, th...  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
Outcome Decided
by Ministry Support on June 30th, 2022
“And Elisha prayed, ‘Open his eyes, Lord, so that he may see.’ Then the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” - 2 Kings 6:17Have you ever watched a show or a movie with somebody and you already knew the ending? You’re more engaged and entertained by the response of other people so you’re not even really watching the ...  Read More

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