Posts with the tag “blessings”

Eliminating Fear
by Ed Newton on April 14th, 2022
“He also said to him, ‘I am the Lord, who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to take possession of it.’” - Genesis 15: 7As we continue to look at the process of waiting on God, we want to focus on the things we can do while we are waiting for God to do what only He can do. Yesterday, we talked about remaining open to His Word. The next thing we want to focus on is how to ...  Read More
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Recognize What You Still Have
by Ed Newton on January 29th, 2022
“Though he slay me, yet will I hope in him; I will surely defend my ways to his face.”Job 13:15  The book of Job is a relatively popular book of the Bible because it highlights not only the damage and destruction that Job faces, but also the recovery and restoration that follows.   In one day, Job receives news that his livestock, servants, and ten children have all died due to invaders and natura...  Read More
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Constant Comparison Disorder
by Ed Newton on January 24th, 2022
“Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else.” - Galatians 6:4-6  Comparison can breed discontentment and ingratitude if we are not careful. I once heard a story about a woman who had a difficult pregnancy and gave birth at 32 weeks. Her baby was healthy, and she was proud of herself for making it through the pa...  Read More
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Don’t Forget Why You’re Here
by Ed Newton on January 15th, 2022
“Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day.” - Deuteronomy 8:11  I once heard a story about a gentleman who went to a training conference where a course was being taught on how to improve your memory. He spent nearly $200 on the books, tapes and worksheets for the course and brought it home. When he ...  Read More
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Accessing God’s Blessings
by Ed Newton on December 17th, 2021
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” - Jeremiah 17:7-8  Over the last five days we have talked about the blessings readily available to those...  Read More
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God’s Blessing: Reward
by Ed Newton on December 16th, 2021
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” - Colossians 3:23-24  God the Son has blessed us with redemption, reconciliation, and revelation. He has also blessed us with responsibility. When we act accordingly with that respons...  Read More
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God’s Blessing of Responsibility
by Ed Newton on December 15th, 2021
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” - 1 Corinthians 15:58  Over the last three days, we have talked about the blessings of redemption, reconciliation, and revelation. Today, we are going to talk about the fourth blessing of responsibility. We a...  Read More
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God’s Blessing Of Revelation
by Ed Newton on December 14th, 2021
“The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” - Deuteronomy 29:29  As we have highlighted over the last couple days, God gives us the blessings of redemption and reconciliation. But thirdly, Paul goes on to say in Ephesians 1:8-10 that we also have received the blessing of revelation. ...  Read More
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God’s Blessing Of Reconciliation
by Ed Newton on December 13th, 2021
“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed us to the message of reconciliation.” - 2 Corinthians 5:18-19  God has not only blessed us with redemption, as we spoke about yesterday, but God also blessed us with reco...  Read More
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God’s Blessing Of Redemption
by Ed Newton on December 12th, 2021
“While we wait for the blessed hope—the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.” - Titus 2:13-14  When it comes to remembering the blessings God has given us, we must go beyond the physical and material gifts that are within our real...  Read More
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Chosen, Adopted, Accepted.
by Ed Newton on December 11th, 2021
“He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will.” - Ephesians 1:5  Modern Christianity has tainted people’s understanding of reality and Christian faith so much that they reduce Christianity to living the American dream, being personally successful, accumulating wealth and riches. But none of those things are why Jesus died on the cross. Wo...  Read More
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What Blessings Have You Forgotten?
by Ed Newton on December 10th, 2021
“Be careful that you do not forget the Lord your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day.” - Deuteronomy 8:11  When it comes to counting your blessings, it is easy to think about the physical things you can see—the people God has surrounded you with, the place you live, the car you drive, the clothes you wear. We live a world where “flexing” wha...  Read More
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Stuck In The Past
by Ed Newton on October 16th, 2020
The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a woman of Samaria?” – John 4:9  If you want to rebound from brokenness, you can’t let your hurt hinder your healing. So many people miss the blessings God has for them because they allow their brokenness to keep them in bondage. It’s as if they have PTSD, and struggle to move forward in their future because they are s...  Read More
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