Posts with the tag “serve”

The Beauty of Serving Others
by Ed Newton on March 21st, 2024
"Serve one another humbly in love." - Galatians 5:13   In a world that often celebrates self-promotion and personal gain, the call to serve others stands as a radical and countercultural invitation. Yet, it is precisely in serving others that we find true fulfillment and purpose. But how can we practically live out this call to service in our everyday lives? Serving others doesn't always require g...  Read More
Choosing His Will with Free Will
by Ed Newton on February 6th, 2024
"But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve... But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” - Joshua 24:15   In the realm of free will, God grants us the remarkable gift of choice. But while He gives us the choice to choose freely, He still desires that we choose Him and His ways, above all other things. We see this in Josh...  Read More
The Weight of Our Words
by Ed Newton on December 29th, 2023
"When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow." - Ecclesiastes 5:4   Our words are powerful. They carry weight and influence, shaping our relationships and reflecting the integrity of our character. It is crucial that we honor the promises we make and strive to do what we say we will do. Ecclesiastes 5:4 reminds us of the importance of keepi...  Read More
Love, The Heartbeat of Transformation
by Ed Newton on November 3rd, 2023
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another." - John 13:34   At the core of a prepared heart lies love—the profound, sacrificial love that reflects Christ's love for others. It's a love that motivates you to serve and minister to those in need. Love, in all its beauty, is the heartbeat of transformation. In John 13:34, Jesus issues a new command t...  Read More
Still in Control
by Ed Newton on June 1st, 2023
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.” - Romans 8:28  Are you struggling to figure out what you want to do with your life? Maybe something in your life took a wild turn and has left you scrambling. Maybe your spouse left you, someone you love is now gone, you lost your job, your family up and moved cities, or ...  Read More
He Transforms YOU
by Ed Newton on May 26th, 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  After giving your life to Jesus Christ, chasing after His heart is the best decision you will ever make. Many Christians get saved for their “fire insurance.” They give their life to Christ, taking care...  Read More
But It Might Change You
by Ed Newton on May 16th, 2023
“Even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” - Matthew 20:28  Serving others is not about you. But that doesn’t mean it won’t change you. When you give your life to Christ, you forfeit the right to live the way you want to live. You no longer live the way the world lives, but the way He has called you to live. How is that life different? J...  Read More
A Different Game
by Ed Newton on April 27th, 2023
“And whatever you ask in prayer, you will receive, if you have faith.” - Matthew 21:22  Have you ever heard one of these “financial gurus” talking about how the billionaires of the world are doing it? They give “inside information” about the strategies of people like Jeff Bezos or Elon Musk. There is an interesting phrase these “gurus” like to say when describing the richest of the rich. They will...  Read More
A New Beginning
by Ed Newton on March 18th, 2023
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” - Isaiah 43:18-19  Are you in need of a new beginning? Maybe life has hit you hard and it has been hitting you hard for quite some time. You continue to deal with the same struggles, the same tr...  Read More
He’s All About You
by Ed Newton on February 26th, 2023
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” - Luke 2:11  If you are a believer, you need to understand something. The God you serve IS ALL ABOUT YOU. Sometimes, in a world with 8 billion people, it is easy to think that God doesn’t have time for us.  Unfortunately, so many believers do not share what is actually on their hearts because they don’t think it...  Read More
I Want to Be That
by Ed Newton on January 5th, 2023
“Next the devil took him to the peak of a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. ‘I will give it all to you,’ he said, ‘if you will kneel down and worship me.’” - Matthew 4:8-9  As we come to the end of Satan’s three temptation tactics, we continue to look at how Jesus responded to him. Remember, if you have followed along with us the last couple of days, ...  Read More
by Ed Newton on November 29th, 2022
“But the Lord is the only true God. He is the living God and the everlasting King! The whole earth trembles at His anger. The nations cannot stand up to His wrath.” - Jeremiah 10:10Yesterday, we talked about your enemies. Let’s face it, whenever we decide to do something important, we will have “enemies.” These enemies can come in mild forms like people who oppose new ideas we have. Or this can co...  Read More
What Are You Worried About?
by Ed Newton on November 20th, 2022
“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” - Isaiah 26:3We serve a God who is a peace giver and hope dealer. We serve a God who knows everything about us and chooses to love us despite that. We are fully known and fully loved. God knows everything that is going to happen in our lives.He knew everything about us, everything that would take place in u...  Read More
A God of Second Chances
by Ed Newton on October 3rd, 2022
“Then Peter came up and said to Him, ‘Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.’” - Matthew 18:21-22   As we continue to look at the story of Jonah, we must consider something very important. But before we talk about that, let’s look at what we do already know. We know Jona...  Read More
Do You Mean It?
by Ed Newton on October 2nd, 2022
“But I will offer sacrifices to you with songs of praise, and I will fulfill all my vows. For my salvation comes from the Lord alone.” - Jonah 2:9   Jonah disobeyed God. He ran from God. As we continue studying his story, we read that he is on a boat when a storm comes. Once the crew realizes that the storm appeared because Jonah is running from God, they throw him overboard where he ends up in th...  Read More
Eyes Above The Water
by Ed Newton on August 15th, 2022
“Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’” Immediately Jesus reached out His hand and caught him. ‘You of little faith,’ He said, ‘why did you doubt?’” - Matthew 14:29-31   Yesterday, we read a good reminder that the God you serve is bigger than the problems you face. ...  Read More
The Power of Jesus
by Ministry Support on July 20th, 2022
“He said to them, ‘Why are you afraid? You have so little faith?’ Then He stood up. He spoke sharp words to the wind and the waves. Then the wind stopped blowing. The men were surprised and wondered about it. They said, ‘What kind of a man is He? Even the winds and the waves obey Him.’” - Matthew 8:26-27   Have you ever grasped the power of the One you serve? The One we worship in church? We call ...  Read More
A Season Well-Lived
by Ministry Support on June 3rd, 2022
“Don’t neglect to do what is good and to share, for God is pleased with such sacrifices” (Hebrews 13:16)When we are in the middle of a rough season, it’s very easy to have a misery mentality. We get the blues. It can be difficult to give our time and attention to others and their needs when we are struggling.Taking care of yourself is important, but it’s also important not to neglect others during...  Read More
In The Trenches
by Ministry Support on April 13th, 2022
“And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:3-4)When you think of the char...  Read More
What is Your Response Time?
by Jared West on November 27th, 2021
“Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality” (Romans 12:9-13).   During a life-or-death situatio...  Read More

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