Open Our Eyes to the Gospel
on October 9th, 2020
Good Morning Church !Open our eyes to the gospel In Acts 26:17-18, God told Paul, “I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.' Receiving Christ is the only wa...
Open Your Eyes to Meditate on the Promises of Scripture
on October 8th, 2020
Good Morning Church!Open your eyes to meditate on the promises of Scripture Psalm 119:148 (NIV) - My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.The watches of the night were probably from sunset until 10:00pm, 10:00pm-2:00am, and 2:00am until dawn. I believe the psalmist meant he continually meditated on God’s word.We reserve specific times to read Script...
Opening Your Eyes to the Wonderful Things in Scripture
on October 7th, 2020
Psalm 119:18 (NIV) - Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.Sight is a precious gift from God.We open our eyes to see many wonderful things around us. We see our families, our friends, and the beauty of God’s creation. Scripture is the wonderful story of God’s love for us. It is filled with wonderful things. Among other things Scripture contains inspiring biographies, beautiful p...
Helping Others Open Their Eyes
on October 6th, 2020
Good Morning Church!Helping Others Open Their Eyes2 Kings 6:17 (NIV) - And Elisha prayed, "O LORD, open his eyes so he may see." Then the LORD opened the servant's eyes, and he looked and saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. Elisha’s servant was afraid of the King of Aram’s army. Elisha prayed that his servant’s eyes would be open to see God’s stronger army. It work...
Open Your Eyes to God's Resources
on October 5th, 2020
October 5, 2020Open Your Eyes to God’s Resources2 Kings 6:17-20Elisha and his servant were surrounded in Dothan by an army sent by the king of Aram.When Elisha’s servant went out early the next morning, he was afraid because of the king’s army with horses and chariots surrounding the city.Elisha said to his servant, “Don’t be afraid. Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” (2...
Good Works as a Witness
on October 2nd, 2020
Good Works as a WitnessWe’ve “talked” a lot this week about good works. What is our motivation for doing good? To please God? To make ourselves feel better about ourselves? To prove our faith?Matthew 5:16 gives us a great reason to do good works and to do them well.Jesus has just called his followers salt and light, but he ends his thought with a great command.“In the same way, let your light ...
Equipped for Good Works
on October 1st, 2020
Equipped for Good WorksIf you are a believer, did you know that you have been equipped to do good works?Because Christ has saved us and His Spirit dwells within us, God has given all of us gifts and abilities to be used for His glory.In 2 Timothy 3 Paul writes, “All scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for training in righteousness…” We typica...
on September 30th, 2020
Serve WellGalatians 6:9The picture of a servant is not always a comfortable one.A servant is someone who has forsaken their own needs to fulfill the needs of another.Of course, Jesus is the ultimate example of servanthood. He served His Father by serving people. He healed people who needed it, he fed people who were hungry, he invited social pariahs to have a relationship with him, and ultimatel...
Hard Work Is Good Work
on September 29th, 2020
Hard Work Is Good WorkColossians 3:23-24Paul, in Colossians 3:18-21, addressed how husbands, wives, and children can please Christ by their actions.In verses 22-25 Paul addresses how the slave or servant should work. We, even as free believers, can learn much from these verses about how we should work.We should work hard even when unsupervised. Ultimately, we are working for the Lord rather than...
on September 28th, 2020
Good WorksOver the past couple of weeks, we have seen many examples of good works in our community. Good works are essential in the life of the believer.Good works do not earn us salvation, but rather they are the result of our salvation. Ephesians 2:10 reveals great truth to us: “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do.”T...
A Bright Future
on September 25th, 2020
Encouraged by a great futureEvery Christian has bright future.God has good things for us to look forward to on earth.God has promised an even greater future in heaven where he will wipe every tear from our eyes (Revelation 21:4).Do you have the assurance of heaven?If you have received Christ as your Savior my prayer is that you are growing in your faith and sharing him with others.If you have not ...
Laughter is Good Medicine
on September 24th, 2020
Encouragement through laughterProverbs 17:22 (NIV) - A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.Laughter is a gift from God.Laughter is a great way to stay encouraged.We are dealing with difficulties following Hurricane Sally. We are also still dealing with coronavirus concerns.During these circumstances there are still opportunities to help us maintain our sense of...