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Encouraging notes for a strong foundation


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Advent = Love

He has helped his servant Israel,    remembering to be mercifulto Abraham and his descendants forever,    just as he promised our ancestors. Luke 1:54-55 (NIV) This is Advent Week Four.…

Advent = Joy

Those who wept as they went out carrying the seed    will come back singing for joy,    as they bring in the harvest. Psalm 126:6 (GNT) Advent Week Three. An…


Advent = Hope

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah,out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose…


Increasing Your Faith – Part 4

– Part 4: What does an ‘increase in faith’ in God look like? – Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not…


Increasing Your Faith – Part 3

– Can we increase our faith in humanity? – “What is written in the Law?” [Jesus] replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘Love the Lord…


Increasing Your Faith – Part 2

– Can we increase our faith in mechanical things? – Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own.…


Increasing Your Faith – Part 1

– Is it possible? – Jesus said to them, “Because you have so little faith. For sure, I tell you, if you have faith as a mustard…


Don’t Calculate Without God

Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. Psalm 37:5 Following are excerpts from the text by Oswald…


A View from Heaven

Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see…



Reading the Christian

“You show that you are a letter from Christ …” 2 Corinthians 3:3 During this most recent season of Pentecost, I have been blessed by some thought-provoking…


Fighting the Fog

“… for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again …” Proverbs 24:16a The COVID-19 pandemic’s effects have seeped into virtually every aspect of our lives.…


Our Job Description

“You are the salt of the earth … You are the light of the world.” Matthew 5:13a, 14a Having been retired for several years now, I must admit that I haven’t been giving much thought…


Not Finished Yet

“Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely … ” 1 Thessalonians 5:23a Let us meditate for a moment on the scripture found in I Thessalonians 5:23-24. This is a closing prayer Paul…


Does God Take Sides?

“Now they are Your servants and Your people whom You have redeemed by Your great power and by Your strong hand.” Nehemiah 1:10 Let me begin with a Bible quiz.…


Hope

“… but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31…