Category Archives: Encouragement

Rely on God

Matthew 6:25-34 How often do you wake up today and you are already worried about tomorrow? If that is the case, it is likely you went to bed already feeling the pressure of a certain circumstance or the ill effects … Continue reading

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Together in faith

1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5 Christians today certainly face doubts and fears. So, like many in the early church, Christians today benefit from the encouragement of other believers. When left on their own, even the faithful risk becoming distant and inactive in … Continue reading

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Sure and certain hope

Romans 8:31-39 My, what uncertain times we are living through. Just as we get used to new recommendations concerning behavior and restrictions for gathering in ever smaller groups, things change. And with all these changes come more uncertainty, more anxiety … Continue reading

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The Master’s voice

John 10:22-30 There is an old familiar image that many of us have grown up with. For those of a certain age, it is an image that we have seen in our homes, in stores, and in advertisements. As you … Continue reading

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What do you want me to do?

Mark 10:46-52 “What do you want me to do for you?” Imagine standing at the feet of Jesus and he asks you this question. We read of two instances within Mark’s Gospel that this happens. The first occurrence is when … Continue reading

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Love yourself

Mark 12:28-34 “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Next to the commandment to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength, this is the second greatest commandment. Which begs the question, when is the last time you … Continue reading

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The weight of the world

Isaiah 40:28-31 The weight of the world is a very heavy burden. But there comes a point in life that, no matter how strong our resolve, strength gives way to weariness. We have all been there. One thing is added … Continue reading

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You can’t please everyone

Psalm 34:1-22 The old saying is alive and well, you can’t please everyone. No matter how good your intentions might be, someone at some time is going to express disappointment or concern with your effort. When this happens, it becomes … Continue reading

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