Posts with the tag “truth”

He Knows Best
by Ed Newton on May 21st, 2023
“O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down are acquainted with all your ways.” – Psalm 139:1-3  How much do you trust God? You might say, “Pastor, I’m a person of faith. I trust God with my life.” And while that is true, do you trust Him with your day-to-day life? Do you trust ...  Read More
Love Like Jesus
by Ed Newton on May 19th, 2023
“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” - John 13:34  When you serve others and put others first, God changes your heart. I have seen this happen so many times. It is amazing how people’s lives change when they step out and realize the world isn’t all about them. When we shift our focus from ourselves to others, we n...  Read More
Show You Care
by Ed Newton on May 12th, 2023
“But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.” - 1 John 3:17-18  Yesterday, I asked this question: What is happening around you? Do you know what’s going on in your kid's lives? In your best friends’ lives? What about your aunt that liv...  Read More
From Him
by Ed Newton on March 30th, 2023
“For from Him and through Him and for Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.” - Romans 11:36  If you have followed along with us the last few days, you have been reminded of the awesomeness of the God we serve. He sent His Son, Jesus, to lay down His life for us. He saved us, He forgives us, and He continues to bless us. This is not because we deserve it, but because it’s who He is...  Read More
The Truth...Doesn’t Hurt
by Ed Newton on March 17th, 2023
“Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are His delight.” - Proverbs 12:22  Have you ever heard the phrase, “The truth hurts?” While this can be true, I’d argue the truth doesn’t least not as bad as the lie, especially after it has been uncovered. If you read the Bible, it won’t take long for you to find out that God hates a liar.  Proverbs 12:22 says, “L...  Read More
God Protects You
by Ed Newton on February 19th, 2023
“The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous man runs into it and is safe.” - Proverbs 18:10  As a child of God, there are things God actively does on your behalf. Sometimes, we make the mistake of thinking He is just some distant deity that is up on His throne waiting to reign down judgment on all that do not live up to His law.  But that couldn’t be further from the truth. While there ...  Read More
Open To STRAYngers
by Ed Newton on November 13th, 2022
“Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” - 2 Chronicles 7:14 Over the last couple of days, we have discussed how God’s door is always open. It does not matter the time, day, week, or month. His door is open, and He is ready for you to wa...  Read More
I’ll Do That Later
by Ed Newton on October 8th, 2022
“But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’” - Luke 12:20   Has someone ever asked you to do something, but you were busy doing something you were a little more into at the moment? So when they asked you, you told them “I’ll do that later.”   Maybe you were playing a game with your friends, and your mom asked you to t...  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
The Hard Truth
by Ed Newton on September 12th, 2022
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” - 2 Timothy 3:16   Yesterday, I asked you the question, “Are you a prophet?” Has God given you a truth or placed something inside of you that He wants you to share with the world? God does not put these things on our hearts for us to keep them to ourselves. God wants ...  Read More
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
Who Are You Believing For?
by Ed Newton on August 26th, 2022
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” - James 1:2-4   Have you reached your breaking point? Are you waiting on God to do something th...  Read More
The Forgotten God
by Ministry Support on July 28th, 2022
“The heart is free where the Spirit of the Lord is. The Lord is the Spirit.” - 2 Corinthians 3:17   Over the last two days, we have talked about what rests in our hands, and how we do not always realize the value of what is in them. If you are a believer in Christ, you have been given the Holy Spirit, who now lives inside of you, and you have His power in your hands.  The worth and value of the Ho...  Read More
The Dare of Dependence
by Ministry Support on April 26th, 2022
“As a deer longs for streams of water, so I long for You, God. I thirst for God, the living God” (Psalm 42:1-2).Have you ever been outside on a blistering summer day and you’re sweating, you’re tired, your throat is so dry that it feels like sandpaper, and all you can think about is drinking something cool?In Psalm 42, David writes that he thirsts for God the way a deer pants for water. He writes ...  Read More
Lord or Liar?
by Ministry Support on March 23rd, 2022
“After this I saw another angel coming down from heaven. He had a great authority, and the earth was illuminated by his splendor.” (Revelation 18:1)Did you know in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) it is illegal for someone to convert from Islam to Christianity? As a matter of fact, the great imam that signed the document of unification would believe that if you fall away from Islam and become a Chri...  Read More
The Social Expert
by Ministry Support on March 22nd, 2022
“One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, ‘Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute, who sits by many waters. With her the kings of the earth committed adultery, and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated with the wine of her adulteries.” (Revelation 17:1-2)Yesterday we talked about the one world church, which Revelation 17 describes as a pros...  Read More
What Else Matters?
by Ministry Support on March 19th, 2022
“Great and marvelous are your deeds, Lord God Almighty. Just and true are your ways, King of the nations. Who will not fear you, Lord, and bring glory to your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship before you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.” (Revelation 15:3-4)Yesterday, we talked about a deeper love — that when you consider what will take place after the rapt...  Read More
Your Value Is Real
by Ministry Support on March 5th, 2022
“So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:31)One day I was picking my kids up from school, after which I had to run an errand to go to Lowe’s. This particular Lowe’s was across the street from the school, but you had to cross over six lanes of traffic. Out of my peripheral vision I see a bag in the middle of the median with money in it. But as I look out my driver’s ...  Read More
Fake And Real
by Ministry Support on March 4th, 2022
“The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” (2 Corinthians 4:4)Yesterday we talked about Satan the counterfeit. When the tribulation period comes around, Satan and the anti-Christ are going to counterfeit Jesus in many ways. They are going to try to appear like the real deal,...  Read More
Decoding The Lies
by Ministry Support on March 1st, 2022
“And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.” (2 Corinthians 11:14-15)Yesterday we talked about the masked man. And who is the masked man? Satan. Unlike the image that is often portrayed of him, Satan is not going to come to earth colored re...  Read More
Are You Woke?
by Ministry Support on January 26th, 2022
“Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes. They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they are worthy. The one who is victorious will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out the name of that person from the book of life, but will acknowledge that name before my father and his angels.”- Revelation 3:4-5 I was asked a question this past week that I have...  Read More

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