Posts with the tag “purpose”

Not For Everybody
by Ed Newton on September 13th, 2022
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” - John 15:18-19   As we continue to look at this idea of a “prophet,” you must understand something. Remember, you do not have to prophesy something out of the b...  Read More
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Are You A Prophet?
by Ed Newton on September 11th, 2022
“For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” - 2 Peter 1:21   When you read the title above, what do you think? It is likely that you have never thought of yourself as a prophet. Some people believe prophets are like Christian psychics, given this ability to predict the future or what is coming.   But that is just not...  Read More
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1 of 1
by Ed Newton on September 5th, 2022
“But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for He called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light.” - 1 Peter 2:9   As a child of God, you were made for a specific purpose. Before you ever took your first breath, God had destined you for a life greater than a...  Read More
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Even More!
by Ed Newton on September 4th, 2022
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” - Romans 12:2   Today, we look at the fourth reason that God will disrupt your life. We have already looked at three reasons God will step in and flip things upside down: to grab your ...  Read More
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He Will Disrupt You
by Ed Newton on August 31st, 2022
 “You can make many plans, but the Lord’s purpose will prevail.” - Proverbs 19:21   When it comes to the situations and circumstances in your life, God is the one who is in control. As believers, we know this. We know that things do not happen by “accident.” God has His hand in everything we do. As we have said He is either orchestrating or allowing our circumstances to unfold in the way that they...  Read More
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His Purpose or Your Problem?
by Ed Newton on August 30th, 2022
 “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.” - Romans 5:3   We have spent the last couple of days discussing the difficulties life throws at us. And we KNOW life will throw tough times at us. The Bible assures us of this. John 16:33 says, “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many tr...  Read More
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He Allowed It
by Ed Newton on August 28th, 2022
“In His kindness God called you to share in His eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, He will restore, support, and strengthen you, and He will place you on a firm foundation.” - 1 Peter 5:10   I want to tell you the brutally honest truth today. You may not want to hear it… you might even struggle to believe it… but I assure you, it is the cold hard tru...  Read More
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A Divine Appointment
by Ministry Support on August 3rd, 2022
“My times are in Your hands. Free me from the hands of those who hate me, and from those who try to hurt me.” - Psalm 31:15   As a believer in Jesus Christ, the Lord has created you for a specific purpose. He has made you to do amazing things, things you have never thought of or imagined. But to do those things, you have to become the person He needs you to be so you can do what He wants you to do...  Read More
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What Is He Saying To Me?
by Ed Newton on August 1st, 2022
“Are not two small birds sold for a very small piece of money? And yet not one of the birds falls to the earth without your Father knowing it. God knows how many hairs you have on your head. So do not be afraid. You are more important than many small birds.” - Matthew 10:29-31   Yesterday, we talked about luck and coincidence. These words just don’t exist with God. Nothing is up to luck or coincid...  Read More
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Nothing Is Happenstance
by Ministry Support on July 31st, 2022
“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” - James 1:17   Have you ever been talking about something with someone—maybe you’re out at dinner and you talk about the new golf clubs you want, or maybe it is a new set of silverware for your kitchen —then, that night you are scrolling through soc...  Read More
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Do You Realize The Worth?
by Ministry Support on July 26th, 2022
“Because of this, I say to you, whatever you ask for when you pray, have faith that you will receive it. Then you will get it.” - Mark 11:24   There was a man named Danny Simpson. You might have heard of the name. Danny Simpson was arrested for robbing a bank. As he robbed the bank, he accumulated six-thousand dollars. Just as he was running out the door, the police tackled him. What they found wa...  Read More
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God Turn It Around
by Ministry Support on June 13th, 2022
“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 8:28If you have been a believer for any significant amount of time, you probably have heard the famous verse found in Romans 8:28, “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.”It is a v...  Read More
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Ambassadors
by Ministry Support on May 4th, 2022
“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us” (2 Corinthians 5:20).Paul tells us in today’s key verse that we are ambassadors for Christ. What does this mean? We speak on the Lord’s behalf. Now, this is not to say that the Lord can’t make Himself known or speak for Himself, but He’s given us a purpose. We aren’t here just to take up space until the world ends...  Read More
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Lifeline
by Ministry Support on April 25th, 2022
“But when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you” (Matthew 6:6).This series we are in is called, “Soul Detox.” We are decluttering and deep cleaning our hearts through fasting. But why is it that prayer is so essential to fasting?You see, the purpose of fasting, as we touched on in our last d...  Read More
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Living Ready
by Ministry Support on April 2nd, 2022
“Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into.” (Matthew 24:42-43)Over the last few days we have talked about the church and analogies made to the body, branch, and bride. Jesus made the compa...  Read More
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The Church Branch
by Ministry Support on March 31st, 2022
“I am the vine, you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” (John 15:5-7)Yesterday...  Read More
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The Purpose of Revelation
by Ministry Support on January 9th, 2022
“The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants what must soon take place” - Revelation 1:1  By nature, humans want to know what’s next. We want to know who will win the Superbowl and when the next season of our favorite TV show will be released. We want to know if so-and-so is having a boy or a girl. We wonder what we’re getting for Christmas and where we’re going on vaca...  Read More
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