Posts with the tag “follow”

I Can See Clearly Now
by Ministry Support on October 19th, 2021
“Jesus stopped and called them. ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ He asked. ‘Lord, we want our sight,’ they answered. Jesus had compassion on them and touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him. - Matthew 20:32-34  A couple years ago, something in my life changed that caught me off guard. I noticed that every time I went to a restaurant, I had difficulty reading ...  Read More
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Be A Disciple First
by No Limits on September 9th, 2021
“Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.” – John 12:26 What is a disciple? A disciple is a follower of Christ who studies the Word of God and seeks to live righteously. John 12:26 is articulating that in order to be a leader to others, you must first be a follower to Christ; because you cannot lead others to Him if you ...  Read More
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Actively Partnering With Jesus
by Ministry Support on January 30th, 2021
“I looked for someone among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found no one. So I will pour out my wrath on them and consume them with my fiery anger, bringing down on their own heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign Lord.” (Ezekiel 22:30-31)  Today’s key passage in Ezekiel highlights the conseque...  Read More
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Stop Demonizing The Other Side
by Ministry Support on January 3rd, 2021
“When your people ask you, ‘Won’t you tell us what you mean by this?’ say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am going to take the stick of Joseph—which is in Ephraim’s hand—and of the Israelite tribes associated with him, and join it to Judah’s stick. I will make them into a single stick of wood, and they will become one in my hand.’ (Ezekiel 37:18-19)  Social group identity theory ...  Read More
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Seek God First
by Ministry Support on December 1st, 2020
In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple…And I said: “Woe is me! I am lost, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips; yet my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!” (Isaiah 6:1, 5)  As people of faith, we are summoned from time to time to wrestle with the times in which we ...  Read More
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Hearing The Voice Of God
by Ministry Support on November 18th, 2020
I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. – Genesis 12:2  We all want to know what God’s will is for our lives. But in order for you to get confirmation of God’s will, you must have the ability to hear the voice of God. This entire scene in Genesis 12 centers around what the Lord says to Abram, and Abram obeying. God speaks ...  Read More
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Going Without Knowing
by Ministry Support on November 12th, 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  In our text, Abram received God’s call to go into a land of purpose and promise ordained by God. The Lord directs him to leave his country, his kindred and his father’s house and to travel to a land of fulfillment that the Lord w...  Read More
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Looks Aren’t Everything
by Ministry Support on August 8th, 2020
But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” (1 Samuel 16:7)  I remember when I left Richmond and went to college, I was enamored by all of the appearance of affluence that I saw in the lives of some who came to school...  Read More
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