Posts with the tag “power”

Reach Beyond The Risk
by Ministry Support on September 28th, 2022
“Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.” - Hebrews 11:1   If you want to seize your opportunity and do what God has called you to do, there will be moments where you are tested. And in these moments, you might have fear. But you must reach beyond the risk. We see this in Mark 5 when the woman who had suffered for 12 years reaches out to touch Jesus...  Read More
He Determines Your Future
by Ministry Support on September 7th, 2022
“But as for me, I will always proclaim what God has done; I will sing praises to the God of Jacob. For God says, ‘I will break the strength of the wicked, but I will increase the power of the godly.’” - Psalm 75:9-10   Are you lacking the closure you wish you had based on what has happened in your past? Perhaps someone did you wrong, and you just cannot seem to let it go. You need to see that they...  Read More
The Power of Jesus
by Ministry Support on August 29th, 2022
“When Jesus saw her, He called her over and said, ‘Dear woman, you are healed of your sickness!’ Then He touched her, and instantly she could stand again. How she praised God!” - Luke 13:12-13   Why should you go to church? We answered this question yesterday from the standpoint that there is no better place to encounter Jesus personally, powerfully, and purposefully. This is not to say that Jesus...  Read More
Why Do I Need The Church?
by Ministry Support on August 27th, 2022
“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of His return is drawing near.” - Hebrews 10:25  “Why do I need the church?” It is an interesting question many people are asking. If your doctor, job, and school are now looking for creative and convenient ways to enable you to do it from home, then why come to the building? You...  Read More
A Time To Dance
by Ministry Support on August 18th, 2022
“A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance.” - Ecclesiastes 3:4   As we continue to look at finding the “good” in moments of grief, we must look at what Abraham did after the death of his wife and lifelong partner, Sarah. After he mourned, Abraham found a way to move on.   Yes, he missed her. Yes, he mourned over her passing, and yes, he remembered all the moments and...  Read More
When I Am Weak… He Is Strong
by Ministry Support on July 27th, 2022
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” - 2 Corinthians 12:9Yesterday, we discussed the story of Achilles and his weakness: his heel. It is a phrase we now use to refer to someone’s weakness despite their overwhelming strength. Everyone has...  Read More
Upgrade Your Equipment
by Ministry Support on July 16th, 2022
“Now all glory to God, who is able through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” - Ephesians 3:20   Over the past few days, we have mentioned the terrible mistake made by Mike Lazaridis, the former co-CEO of Blackberry, to not “upgrade his equipment.” What we did not mention is why he chose against allowing users to surf the internet on the ...  Read More
Receive It
by Ministry Support on July 15th, 2022
“And now I entrust you to God and the message of his grace that is able to build you up and give you an inheritance with all those he has set apart for himself.” - Acts 20:32   Over the last couple of days, we have looked at what we must do if we want to truly let go of the things holding us back from becoming the people God has made us to be. The Bible gives us three things we can do as we let go...  Read More
Reach In
by Ministry Support on July 14th, 2022
“He replied, ‘The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know.’” - Acts 1:7   If we want to live a life that pursues the potential God has instilled inside of us, we must be mindful of doing three things. Acts 1 shows us these three things we must do. Yesterday, we looked at the first: reaching up. Today, we look at the second: reaching in.   Acts ...  Read More
Where You’ve Never Been
by Ministry Support on July 6th, 2022
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” - Jeremiah 29:11   There is an old saying that says, “If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” Albert Einstein once said, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, but expecting a different resu...  Read More
Fasting For Discipline and Self-Control
by Ministry Support on June 16th, 2022
“But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.” - 1 Corinthians 9:27Over the last week, we have discussed the importance of fasting. If you are a believer who wants to grow your intimacy with Christ, hear from God on a certain matter, obtain a breakthrough, purge your life from sin and addiction, and/or increase your faith, fast...  Read More
Fast For It
by Ministry Support on June 10th, 2022
“Even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” - Joel 2:12Fasting is one of the weapons God has given us to engage in spiritual warfare whenever the enemy tries to defeat us, discourage us, or deter us. Fasting is one way of tapping into the Lord’s power to deal with and confront obstacles, hurdles, hindrances, and trials down here on eart...  Read More
Change Your Mind, Change Your Situation
by Ministry Support on May 26th, 2022
“When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, ‘Do you want to get well?’” - John 5:6Yesterday, we began unpacking the story of the man by the pool in John 5. A man who had this “condition” for 38 years. We learn that in the Greek version of the text, it just says the man is there. It does not say he has a “condition.” We see the shock...  Read More
Surrounded By God’s Power
by Ministry Support on May 21st, 2022
“The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might use their hands to do evil.” - Psalm 125:3The fourth and final assurance we have when we are going through difficult circumstances is that we are surrounded by God’s power. The entire chapter of Psalm 125 is a testimony to God’s power. But listen closely to the words of the third verse:...  Read More
Power Made Perfect In Weakness
by Ministry Support on March 20th, 2022
“David said to the Philistine, ‘You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head…All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is...  Read More
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 ...  Read More
Our Source of Power
by Ministry Support on December 5th, 2021
“‘But What about you?’ he asked. ‘Who do you say I am?’ Peter answered, ‘You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.’” - Matthew 16:15-16  What or who would you say is your source of power? If you are going to live out the divine will of God for your life, make no mistake about it… you must have a source of power helping you through all that it will take. As we mentioned yesterday, you will fa...  Read More
What You Still Have…
by Ministry Support on October 23rd, 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  If you have ever had a cloud of darkness over your life and you are unable to see your way through, there’s counsel from the Lord that can help you. T...  Read More
Change Your Location
by No Limits on August 23rd, 2021
“Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up, do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” – Isaiah 43:18-19The first thing to do when a famine hits and the power goes out in your life is to change your location. When Abram found himself in a famine, he left Israel and went to Egypt for a while (Ge...  Read More
A Persevering Church
by Ministry Support on April 28th, 2021
The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free. (Luke 4:18)To conclude our discussion on the characteristics of a powerful church, we must understand that in addition to a powerful church being rooted in truth and built on a firm founda...  Read More
A Firm Foundation
by Ministry Support on April 27th, 2021
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. (Matthew 16:18)We’ve talked the past few days about how a powerful church is built on truth. Additionally, we must understand that a powerful church is built on a firm foundation. What strikes me about this verse is the one given credit for building the church and the one to who...  Read More
Hope For The Imperfect
by Ministry Support on April 26th, 2021
Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. (Matthew 16:17-18)What stands out to me about today’s key passage is that because Peter knew who Jesus was, Jesus revealed something to Peter. Je...  Read More
Grounded In Truth
by Ministry Support on April 23rd, 2021
When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.” (Matthew 16:13-16)Yesterday we talked about h...  Read More
A Powerful Church
by Ministry Support on April 22nd, 2021
And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. (Matthew 16:18)I found great consolation and rediscovered hope when I ran across the familiar words our Lord expressed to His disciple and friend, Peter, in our key verse for today. In one single line, the Lord reminded me that no matter what happens, the Church remains relevant...  Read More
The Gift Of The Holy Spirit
by Ministry Support on April 17th, 2021
In him you also, when you had heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and had believed in him, were marked with the seal of the promised Holy Spirit; this is the pledge of our inheritance toward redemption as God’s own people, to the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:13-14)Yesterday we talked about the power of the Holy Spirit living within us, how that power is made available to us...  Read More
Power Under The Hood
by Ministry Support on April 16th, 2021
I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. (Ephesians 3:7)The 2021 Bugatti Chiron is one of the most exclusive performance cars in the world. Made by French automaker Bugatti, the Chiron is in a class all by itself. There’s nothing else quite like it on the road. I recently had the chance to see one of these spectacular vehicles in perso...  Read More
The Blessing Of Redemption
by Ministry Support on April 8th, 2021
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. (Ephesians 1:7)There are so many blessings we’ve received from Jesus Christ as His followers. Over the next few days, I want us to look at each of these five blessings more closely.The first blessing we’ve received from the Son of God is redemption. When Jesus died on Calvary’s cro...  Read More
The Influence Of The Holy Spirit
by Ministry Support on January 7th, 2021
Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. (Ephesians 5:11-13)  As much as you want to be in control of your life, there comes a time when you have to give up control and yield to a higher pow...  Read More
Be Grateful, Not Envious
by Ministry Support on December 25th, 2020
For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice. (James 3:16)  There are so many joyful aspects of celebrating this time of year. You have the opportunity to gather with those you love and are close to. You are able to give and receive gifts. You get to celebrate, laugh, and catch up with people you may not have seen in a while. It’s such a wonderful t...  Read More
Hang In There
by Ministry Support on December 17th, 2020
All the horns of the wicked I will cut off, but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted. (Psalm 75:10)  In the last verse of Psalm 75, the psalmist says that “the horn of the righteous shall be lifted up but the horns of the wicked will be cut off.” In ancient Israel, horns were a symbol for strength, power, and might.   The Psalmist is basically saying that when the wicked go low, God takes t...  Read More
A Script For A Good Life
by Ministry Support on November 26th, 2020
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand. – Proverbs 19:21  If you are looking for God’s will in a conventional way, you just might miss God altogether. Think about it. If you take a look at Scripture and the accounts of God’s character, He rarely takes the conventional, predictable path as He guides His children.   No one would have understood why...  Read More
Partnering In The Promise
by Ministry Support on November 21st, 2020
Then one of them said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.” – Genesis 18:10  One of the most popular miracles we read about in the Bible begins when God promises to give Abram a son in His old age. But this miracle doesn’t happen without Abram’s participation. For Abram to become the father of many nations he has to participate in the promis...  Read More
A Whole New Way
by Ministry Support on November 14th, 2020
So Abram went, as the Lord had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he set out from Harran. – Genesis 12:4  Abram’s journey towards finding the will of God for his life begins expanding his understanding of the power of God. If you go back to chapter 11, you’ll discover that Abram experiences a great deal of trauma in the land of his birth. His brother Haran dies ...  Read More
Trials Are Opportunities
by Ministry Support on October 21st, 2020
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. – James 1:2-4  Mandarin is one of the more popular dialects or families of the Chinese language. In doing some research on Mandarin, I learned that the Chinese ...  Read More
Delayed Deliverance
by Ministry Support on October 4th, 2020
My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. – James 1:3-4  As followers of Christ, we need to understand that sometimes, God does not deliver us from our trials right away. Sometimes He preserves us in our trials, and therefore gives us the power through His Holy Spirit to endure.  I...  Read More
Delayed Deliverance
by Ministry Support on October 4th, 2020
My brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of any kind, consider it nothing but joy, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance. – James 1:3-4  As followers of Christ, we need to understand that sometimes, God does not deliver us from our trials right away. Sometimes He preserves us in our trials, and therefore gives us the power through His Holy Spirit to endure.  I...  Read More
The Power of a Touch
by Ministry Support on September 27th, 2020
Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. Then Peter said, “Si...  Read More
Putting Others Needs Over Your Needs
by Ministry Support on September 25th, 2020
One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer – at three in the afternoon. Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. (Acts 3:1-2)  During Pentecost that is described in Acts chapter 2, something happened not just while a group of believers, the Church...  Read More
Trust God’s Plan
by Ministry Support on August 23rd, 2020
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, so that where I am, there you may also be. (John 14:1-3)  In today’s key passage, Jesus is trying to tell His...  Read More
Courage to Be Yourself
by Ministry Support on August 18th, 2020
Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. (Psalm 27:14)  Maya Angelou once said, “Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.” In these frightening times our world is facing, we need more courageous Christians. Specifically, we need more courageous Christians who are brave...  Read More

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