Posts with the tag “faith”
by Carson Crowe on March 29th, 2022
“‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah.’” - Jeremiah 33:14As we have discussed the last couple of days, no matter what you are going through, God is going to send you help. No matter where you are, who you are caught up with, or how hopeless the situation seems, help is on the way. That is a promise God gives His ch...
Next Level Faith
by Ministry Support on February 16th, 2022
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” - Hebrews 11:1 As God tests you, He will grow your faith. He wants to take your faith to the next level. He wants you to trust Him, even when you do not know how things will play out. He wants to know that even when all hope seems lost, you will trust Him. That is the next level faith God wants you to grow into....
A Test of Faith
by Ministry Support on February 10th, 2022
“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” - Hebrews 11:1God continuously tests us so that He can spiritually develop us. Yesterday, we spoke about a test of patience. Today, we will discuss the testing of our faith.In the book of Daniel, Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego, three Hebrew boys, became high appointed officials in Babylon. Jealous of their posit...
A Solid Foundation
by Ministry Support on January 9th, 2022
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” - Matthew 7:24-25 The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world, standing at over 1200 feet. Accordin...
Pray With Persistence
by Ministry Support on January 8th, 2022
“Pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 Today we conclude with the final ingredient to praying a powerful prayer. Not only should we pray with a sincere heart, pray with boldness, and pray will humility. Lastly, we must pray with persistence. Jealous of Daniel, a group of supervisors and satraps convinced ...
Pray With Humility
by Ministry Support on January 7th, 2022
“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” – James 4:10 We have discussed the importance of praying with a sincere heart and praying with boldness. Today, we will focus on praying with humility. Jesus told the following parable in Luke 18:10-14, “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God...
Pray With Boldness
by Ministry Support on January 6th, 2022
“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in the time of need.”- Hebrews 4:16 Those of you who are parents may know how it feels to have someone constantly bartering and negotiating with you, “Daddy, can I get a candy bar and some ice cream, or Mom can I go to the movies or finally get a car.” You may be prepared to say ‘yes’ or you may...
A Sense of Burden
by Ministry Support on January 4th, 2022
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." – Matthew 11:28-30 Have you been burdened by life’s trials and tribulations? Are you living for the future, robbing you of today’s joys? Part of Cameron M. Scott’...
Forgive and Be Forgiven
by Ministry Support on January 3rd, 2022
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” - Mark 11:24-25 Mark 11:24 highlights that when we are faithful and obedient to God, we have the ability to ask what we want in prayer; and if we be...
The Power of Prayer
by Ministry Support on January 2nd, 2022
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” - Mark 11:24 There is power in prayer. As believers, we hear this a lot. But so often, we fail to comprehend the true power behind it; and more importantly, the power within the One to whom we are praying. Mark 11:24 tells us, “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, be...
Praying For Others
by Ministry Support on January 1st, 2022
“Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right? - Genesis 18:25 There was a gospel recording artist named Helen Baylor who had a hit song back in the early 90’s that became popular because of the testimony she discussed—navigating the challenges of addicti...
Chosen By God
by Ministry Support on December 29th, 2021
“For you are a people holy to the Lord your God. Out of all the people on the face of the earth, the Lord has chosen you to be his treasured possession.” - Deuteronomy 14:2 As a follower of Christ, you have been chosen by God. When you make the decision to put your hope and faith in Jesus Christ, repent of your sins, and trust Him with your life forever, you belong to Him. And when you belong to ...
Faith Over Frustration
by Ministry Support on December 19th, 2021
“Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had one him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; so she said to Abram, ‘The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.’” - Genesis 16:1-2 In Genesis 16, we learn that Abram has struggled with the fact that what the Lord has promised him has yet to happen. It is challenging for Abram to wait...
What Blessings Have You Forgotten?
by Ministry Support 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...
Time To Give Up?
by Ministry Support on December 6th, 2021
“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.” - 2 Chronicles 15:7 If you are going to pursue God and His purpose and plan for your life, you will face adversity. Tough times, difficult circumstances, and heartbreaking moments will be on the menu. It is not a matter of if, but when these moments come. If the question is not a matter of “whether” they will come, th...
Mountains Already Moved
by Ministry Support on November 29th, 2021
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” – Matthew 7:7 Have you been waiting on God to move a mountain in your life? Matthew 7:7 speaks of God’s willingness to answer those who sincerely seek Him. These are promises that God provides through prayer, not a means of spiritual manipulation that guarantee God will answer any and everything t...
by Ministry Support on November 28th, 2021
“Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, your ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.” - Psalm 24:7 Thomas Edison was deaf in one ear and hard of hearing in the other due to the effects of the scarlet fever and a bow to the head. However, Edison stated that this was in fact a blessing because he was able to concentrate on his work without distractions, and his work birthed some of...
Invite Him In
by Ministry Support on November 27th, 2021
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks find; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” - Luke 11:9-10 The good news is when we invite God into our home, some things are guaranteed to happen—things start moving and shifting. You do not just have to wait for t...
A Divine Partnership
by Ministry Support on November 24th, 2021
“Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” - Luke 6:38 One of the primary ways to show God you are committed to Him is through sacrificial giving and tithing. We might believe God can and will do what He said He would, but when we fail to give, we aren’t...
Push The Car
by Ministry Support on November 23rd, 2021
“Make vows to the Lord your God and fulfill them; let all the neighboring lands bring gifts to the One to be feared.” - Psalm 76:11 As believers in God, we should pray and believe like it’s all up to God, but work, serve, and sacrifice like it is all up to us. Something happens in the heart of God when we offer a sacrifice to Him by faith. Not long ago, I was in my hotel in Atlanta. While I w...
Faith Demands Sacrifice
by Ministry Support on November 22nd, 2021
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.” - Hebrews 11:6 In Joshua 6, God sent Joshua to the city of Jericho for what, at the time, seemed like an impossible task—to bring down the walls of Jericho and gain access to the city (mind you the embankment retaining wall was 12-15 feet high, and...
Are You Ride or Die?
by Ministry Support on November 21st, 2021
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” - Hebrews 11:6 Have you ever questioned God? Have you called out to Him and blatantly asked Him, “Are you going to do what you said you would do, God?” First Lady Jill Biden recently spoke about struggling with faith after her stepson di...
Faith Is God’s Love Language
by Ministry Support on November 20th, 2021
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” - Hebrews 11:6 Throughout the Bible, God illustrates that what happens for us, in us, and through us is a result of standing on our faith when times get tough. Faith, sincere faith, sparks the delight of God. What communicates to God t...
The Faith Factor
by Ministry Support on November 19th, 2021
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” - Hebrews 11:1 Over the last week, we have talked about the challenges of waiting on God. We examined the frustration Abram felt with knowing there was a promise on his life. But after 10 years, he was struggling with the fact that it hadn’t happened yet. Genesis 15:6 states that after everything Abram endured...
I Still Believe
by Ministry Support on November 18th, 2021
“…all things are possible to him who believes.” - Mark 9:23 I once heard a story about when explorers first visited Australia, they found a mammal that laid eggs, dwelled in water and on land, had a flat tail and webbed feet, and a bill like a duck. Upon their return to England, they told the populace of this, and everyone believed it was a hoax. They returned to Australia and found a pelt from t...
Too Much Analyzing
by Ministry Support on October 14th, 2021
“But someone will say, ‘you have faith; I have deeds.’ Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds.” - James 2:18 Faith, according to Hebrews 11, is the confidence in what we hope for and the assurance about that which we have not yet seen. There is a common phrase, “I’ll believe it when I see it.” But when it comes to faith, you have to believe it before you receiv...
A Promise Worth Fighting For
by Ministry Support on October 13th, 2021
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When The Grass Withers
by Ministry Support on September 26th, 2021
“The grass withers and the flowers fade, but the word of our God stands forever.” - Isaiah 40:8 Does your faith need refueling? The same way that a gas tank gets drained with time, so can your faith dwindle with the passing of time if you aren’t careful. When you need to refuel, what you need is to go hear the Word of God. That’s why we gather for worship, whether in person or online, because the...
Faithful In a Divine Delay
by Ministry Support on September 24th, 2021
“Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.” - Psalms 37:7There is a story in Luke about a man named Simeon who waited his entire life to see the Messiah, the one who would save and lead the people of God and establish a new kingdom. Simeon is told by the Holy Spirit that he would not see de...
What To Do While Waiting
by No Limits on September 21st, 2021
“Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, Wait patiently for the Lord.” – Psalms 27:14 Author and speaker Joyce Meyer once said, “Patience is not simply the ability to wait – it’s how we behave while we’re waiting.” There is a process that you must endure; but if you remember that there is purpose in the wait, it will help you to navigate difficult days. In Genesis 37–50, the story is told of a young Joseph who was sold into slavery by his brothers out of hatred and jealousy. Joseph went from being a personal servant and being falsely accused of rape followed by imprisonment, to being the highest official in ancient Egypt to serve the pharaoh. He ultimately established peace with his brothers. Joseph said to his brothers, “do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives…God sent me ahead of you to preserve for you a remnant on earth and to save your lives by a great deliverance. Joseph understood that his journey had purpose and meaning. No matter what you are going through, there are a couple of things that you can do will waiting on God. First is to pursue your faith. Instead of filling yourself with worry and doubt, use that time to pray. Stand on the Word of God. Use that time to develop patience and understanding. Second, change your attitude. Your next level will require a stronger and more mature version of yourself. Challenges will be on that level as well. Taking on an attitude of gratitude will make the wait more manageable. Third, serve others. When you are helping others, you have less time to focus on your problems. If you are faithful with the little things, God can trust you with the larger things. Don’t waste your waiting period of the things you cannot control. Allow God to prepare you for what you are going to receive and continue to live out His will for your life in the meantime. God’s ultimate purpose is to make you more like Jesus. And that is worth the process.
Just Stand Up
by No Limits on August 29th, 2021
“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13If faith is the realm in which God operates, fear is the realm in which Satan operates. Fear keeps you stuck. It paralyzes you from the actualization of your full potential. Fear will have you thinking about comfortability instead of greater opportunity. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “fear defeats more people than any other ...
Faith Over Fear
by No Limits on August 27th, 2021
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” – Hebrews 11:6One way to lose your power is to succumb to fear. One of the enemy’s most popular tactics is to convince you to be fearful of your situation, as opposed to having faith. God called Jonah to “Go at once to Nineveh, that great...
Are You Afraid?
by No Limits on August 26th, 2021
“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11Over the last couple of days, we have talked about the plan God has for you—how God wants to continually grow you. He wants to make you like Jesus, and He wants to use you for great work for His kingdom. The plans God has for you are greater than you...
I’m Getting My Power Back
by Ministry Support on August 21st, 2021
“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 Earlier this year, a power outage gripped the state of Texas. There were massive utility failures, water and food shortages, and frigid temperatures that threatened the lives of citizens in one of the nation’s most popul...
What God Permits… He Prepares
by Ministry Support on August 17th, 2021
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” - Romans 8:28 Have you ever asked God why He allows certain things to happen? Why an issue had to arise and why you can’t just avoid the problem altogether? The disciples wondered the same thing when it came to Jesus’ death and why He had to depart from them. What they wer...
What is Troubling Your Heart?
by Ministry Support on August 16th, 2021
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you may also be where I am.” - John 14:1-3 In order to deal with a troubled heart, you must first learn t...
A Father Of Faith
by Ministry Support on June 20th, 2020
By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. (Hebrews 11:8) While it’s true that there might not be just one model of fatherhood, there is one ministry all fathers should have in common, and that is to be a father of faith. Abraham’s life shows and demonstrates that faith is fundamental an...
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