Posts with the tag “struggles”

Last Night Look An L…
by Ministry Support on September 30th, 2022
“But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” - 1 Peter 2:9   Have you taken an “L” recently? For those wondering, “L” means, have you taken a loss? Have you lost something important to you? Maybe it was a rel...  Read More
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I Am With You
by Ministry Support on August 13th, 2022
“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” - Isaiah 41:10   Upon Sarah’s death, Abraham immediately left wherever he was, went where she had passed, and according to the text, mourned the fact that his bride was no longer with him. It is a graphic picture of a man, a husband, a...  Read More
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House Calls
by Ministry Support on November 26th, 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 finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” - Luke 11:9-10  Growing up I used to watch old television shows and sitcoms that were popular back in the 50’s and 60’s. In those shows, I’d often see something that was rea...  Read More
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A Prepared Place
by Ministry Support on January 22nd, 2021
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 also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going. (John 14:2-4)  The reason the disciples didn’t have to let their hearts become overwhelmed with trouble was...  Read More
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Have It All
by Ministry Support on October 31st, 2020
And we know that all things work together for the good of them that love God and are called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28  I want you to think about how many times “all” appears in Scripture. Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me,” and in Philippians 4:19, Paul writes, “My God shall supply ALL of your need according to His riches in glory.”   Ephes...  Read More
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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
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Preparation From Brokenness
by Ministry Support on October 12th, 2020
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. – Romans 5:3-5  As followers of Jesus, we struggle with all kinds of trials and tough circumstances because of o...  Read More
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Listening For Jesus
by Ministry Support on October 5th, 2020
She had heard about Jesus, and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, for she said, “If I but touch his clothes, I will be made well.” – Mark 5:27-28  Today’s key text reveals something that I believe was the key to helping this woman to endure her terrible circumstances. She was able to persevere through her illness because she listened to the right things.   After spending all sh...  Read More
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Justice, Mercy, and Humility
by Ministry Support on September 19th, 2020
With what shall I come before the Lord and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousand rivers of olive oil? Shall I offer my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require...  Read More
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