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When Jesus Says Thank You

When Jesus Says Thank You I want to thank those who are investing their time, talents, and treasure to help expand the kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God is the realm in which God’s will is fulfilled. Today, I’m saying, “Thank You,” but one day you’ll hear Jesus Himself say, “Thank You!” 1 Timothy 6:18-19 (AMP) [Charge them] to do good, to be rich in good works, to be liberal and generous of heart, ready to share [with others],…

Take Every Thought Captive

TAKE EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE The average person has 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts a day. 90% of those thoughts are repetitive. 80% of those thoughts are negative. Romans 12:2 (KJV) Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind. . . . Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. – MSG Sin is…

The Prayer Advantage

THE PRAYER ADVANTAGE James 5:16 (NLB) Prayer from the heart [spirit] of a man right with God has much power. . . . makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]. – AMP John 16:7 (AMP) I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor, Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy…

Bringing Out The Best

GODLY MOTHERS Psalm 27:10 (MSG) My father and mother walked out and left me, but God took me in. John 2:1-5 (NIV) On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” His…

The Unforgiveness Trap

THE UNFORGIVENESS TRAP Satan will use small offenses to pull you away from relationships God has ordained. He will also use small offenses to remove your witness, especially from those who need it most. I DON’T CARE ANYMORE, I’M DONE 1. Distance. When is distancing appropriate? When someone is pulling you into sin. When is distancing not appropriate? When you take offense and refuse to walk in love. Matthew 18:15 (VOICE) This is what you do if one of your…

The Power of Praise

THE POWER OF PRAISE Isaiah 61:1-3 (NKJV) The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted . . . . To comfort all who mourn . . . . To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. 1. Praise lifts us out of sorrow and depression.…

Made to Conquer

TRUST CHRIST TO HELP 1 John 5:4 (AMP) Everyone born of God is victorious and overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has conquered and overcome the world—our [continuing, persistent] faith [in Jesus the Son of God]. . . . God’s “heredity” within us will always conquer the world outside us. – PHILLIPS . . . by trusting Christ to help. – TLB E. W. Kenyon said, “The reason the majority of Christians are weak, though they are…

Created to Worship

WHAT YOU WORSHIP YOU BECOME Romans 1:19-20 (LOVETT) God Himself has seen to it that evidence of His existence is plainly manifested to everyone . . . . They are revealed in the things He has made. Therefore no man has any excuse for failing to acknowledge Him . . . . Yet people have refused to acknowledge Him . . . . deliberately trading the truth about God for a lie, they offer their worship and service to created…

With Him, Without Him

WITH HIM, WITHOUT HIM Jesus died, was buried, and rose again so YOU could be WITH HIM always! 1 Peter 1:3 (NLT) All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is by his great mercy that we have been born again, because God raised Jesus Christ from the dead. Now we live with great expectation. Life is WAY better WITH Jesus! Romans 1:19-20 (LOVETT) The knowledge of God is readily discernible to the minds of all…

What Matters Most Part 3

OUR MISSION Philippians 1:9 (CP) This I pray: that your love [agape] may keep growing until you have such understanding and keen perception that you can sort out the truly important matters. Matthew 28:18-20 (TLB) Jesus told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and earth. Therefore go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and then teach these new…

What Matters Most Part 2

OUR LOVE WALK (GOD, SELF & PEOPLE) Philippians 1:9 (CP) This I pray: that your love [agape] may keep growing until you have such understanding and keen perception that you can sort out the truly important matters. Only agape love can bring clarity to what matters most! Matthew 22:36-40 (NLT) “Teacher, which is the most important commandment.” Jesus replied, “’You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the…