Encouraging Words for Today

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
~ Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

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Encouraging Words for Today

…the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
~ 1 John 5:20b (NIV)

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Encouraging Words for Today

…we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job’s perseverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy.
~ James 5:11b (NIV)

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Encouraging Words for Today

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
~ 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NIV)

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Encouraging Words for Today

…store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.
~ Matthew 6:20b-21 (NIV)

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Sunday Worship Service ~ August 9, 2020

Sermon topic: There’s a Living Thing at Either End of the Net ~ Matthew 13:47-58

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Encouraging Words for Today

The Lord is my strength and my shield. In him my heart trusts, and I am helped. My heart also celebrates. With my song I will give thanks to him… Save your people, and bless the people that belong to you. Shepherd them, and carry them forever.
~ Psalm 28:7&9 (EHV)

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Knowledge leads to understanding

Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. ~ Proverbs 9:9-10 (NIV)

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Throughout the United States schools are starting up again. People are searching for knowledge, from preschoolers who are beginning to learn their “A-B-C’s” to people pursuing their doctorates who are digging deeply into their fields of study.

And that’s good! In fact, the search for knowledge has been a hallmark of the world’s history.

Down through history people have been taught some pretty amazing things. Things like, “The world is flat.”

Yes. For hundreds of years people—really, really smart people—were taught that the world was flat, or taught others that the world was flat. Though they were really smart, they were completely wrong!

So, how many of the things which we’re being taught today are also incorrect? Indeed, there may be really smart people teaching us, or we may be the really smart people doing the teaching.

And we might be completely wrong.

But! We will never be wrong when we are listening to the Word of God, because God will never lie to us. The God who created the world is the source of all wisdom. And that God loves you dearly!  Jesus loved you enough to go to the cross for you, to die for you, paying for your sins. He has given you the knowledge which really matters:

  • the knowledge that he has forgiven your sins
  • the knowledge that you’re going to heaven by faith alone in your Savior

THAT knowledge will never be incorrect. THAT knowledge gives you the most important understanding you can have!

Holy Spirit, fill me with the wisdom which you alone can give through the Word of God. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

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Encouraging Words for Today

I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”
~ Isaiah 6:1-3 (NIV)

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Encouraging Words for Today

(Jesus said) “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
~ John 8:31b-32 (NIV)

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Encouraging Words for Today

…Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners… Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
~ 1 Timothy 1:15b&17 (NIV)

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Encouraging Words for Today

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.
~ Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)

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Encouraging Words for Today

…mercy will surround those who trust in the Lord. Rejoice in the Lord and celebrate, all you righteous, and shout joyfully, all you upright in heart.
~ Psalm 32:10b-11 (EHV)

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Sunday Worship Service ~ August 2, 2020

Therefore We Will Not Fear – Psalm 46

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Encouraging Words for Today

Give ear, O my people, to my instruction. Turn your ear to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth to share a lesson. I will speak about puzzling problems from long ago, things we have heard and known, things our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their descendants. We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders that he has done.
~ Psalm 78:1-4 (EHV)

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