Posts with the tag “trust”

I Will
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...  Read More
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Strengthening Your Achilles Heel
by Ministry Support on March 22nd, 2022
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. We have spent the last several days talking about your Achilles heel. Whatever it might be, sometimes God allows it to remain to reveal His strength. And while this can certainly be true, there are also times that He wants you to turn to Him...  Read More
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When I Am Weak, Then I Am Strong
by Ministry Support on March 21st, 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. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 If you have been with u...  Read More
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Achilles Heel
by Ministry Support on March 17th, 2022
“That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”- 2 Corinthians 12:10The Achilles tendon is perhaps one of the strongest tendons in the entire body. It is named after one of the great heroes in Greek mythology, the warrior Achilles, who according to Greek legend was extraordinarily strong, c...  Read More
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Do Not Waste Your Meantime
by Ministry Support on March 10th, 2022
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” - Matthew 6:34  Yesterday, we talked about the time in between where you want to be and where you are right now. We will call this period, “the meantime.” It is a period in our lives that is pregnant with possibility, but we have to be patient. How we manage the meantime is key. I...  Read More
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The Only Choice
by Ministry Support on March 8th, 2022
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.” - Proverbs 3:5-7  When we face the trying times of life, when a challenge is sent our way or a storm is thrown in our direction, if we want to make the best decision and choose what will b...  Read More
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Fireproof
by Ministry Support on March 7th, 2022
“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. - Philippians 4:11-12  Over the last week, we have spent a lot of time talking about the...  Read More
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No Weapon
by Ministry Support on March 5th, 2022
“No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me.” - Isaiah 54:17  Why do we run from storms? Why do we avoid what is bad? Yesterday, we talked about storm chasers. These are people who go out into the storm to better understand how people can prepare and protect th...  Read More
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Storm Chasers
by Ministry Support on March 4th, 2022
“Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and giving joyful thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.” - Colossians 1:11-12  Yesterday we talked about ignoring bad advice. If you want to pursue the destiny God has designed for you, it is going to inv...  Read More
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Ignoring Bad Advice
by Ministry Support on March 3rd, 2022
“In the Lord I take refuge, how then can you say to me: ‘Flee like a bird to your mountain.’” - Psalm 11:1  In Psalm 11, David is afraid of Saul, and his friends give him some well-intended yet bad advice to flee from Saul instead of trusting in God. David had often run from the adversity of Saul and hid himself in the mountains, but David understands now that he cannot allow his present oppositio...  Read More
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Take Heart, I Have Overcome
by Ministry Support on March 2nd, 2022
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33  Psalm 37:5 tells us to commit our ways to God. Trust Him, and He will act. As important as trust is, it is made real during times of struggle and difficulty. It is easy to trust during times of comfort. It is easy to obey the voice of the L...  Read More
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The Glue of Life
by Ministry Support on March 1st, 2022
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;” - Proverbs 3:5  The late Bishop Henry Potter of New York was sailing for Europe in one of the great transatlantic ships that were commonplace in the 19th century. When he got on board, he discovered that another passenger had been assigned to share the cabin with him. After meeting his new roommate, he decided to go to...  Read More
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A Test of Sacrifice
by Ministry Support on February 14th, 2022
“Then God said, ’Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” - Genesis 22:2  One of the most difficult tests God gives, the ultimate test, is one that requires sacrifice—when we have to sacrifice something we value, something we hold in high esteem, or even something we love. In Abraham’s ...  Read More
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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...  Read More
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Your Destiny Is Not Destruction
by Ministry Support on January 20th, 2022
“Enter through the narrow gate for wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” - Matthew 7:13-14  Letting go is not easy, but it becomes possible when we understand why it is necessary. The reason Lot’s wife and her family had to flee Sodom is because their presen...  Read More
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The Way It’s Always Been Done
by Ministry Support on January 12th, 2022
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work” (2 Timothy 3:16-17).  There is a story about a family who was eating Thanksgiving turkey together. One of the children noticed that both the front and back end of the turkey had been cut off. It had been prepared t...  Read More
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Biblical Malpractice
by Ministry Support on January 11th, 2022
“But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, is to be put to death.” - Deuteronomy 18:20  It is estimated 225,000 people die each year from some form of medical malpractice in which a doctor or health care provider administers the wrong medication, performs some surgical error, or provides a wrong diagnosis that c...  Read More
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Shift To Your Back Foot
by Ministry Support on December 22nd, 2021
“Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.” - Proverbs 14:29  When it comes to trusting God, we must learn to be patient. This is often why God will not give us what we want when we want it. God’s primary concern is growing and molding us to be more like Jesus. This doesn’t mean that God does not want to give us the desires of our heart, because He d...  Read More
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Try It Your Way
by Ministry Support on December 7th, 2021
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” - Proverbs 3:5-6  As we have mentioned over the last few days, God wants to see what you will do when facing adversity. No matter how obedient you have been to Him, He will allow trials and tribulations to come upon you, and often times He just wants...  Read More
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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...  Read More
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Fearing The Unknown
by Ministry Support on November 14th, 2021
“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” - Hebrews 12:2  The Bible speaks a lot about trusting God and on waiting for His timing because both of these commands can be challenging. One reason is because of the fear that is associated with trusting in the u...  Read More
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Even When You Cannot See
by Ministry Support on November 13th, 2021
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” - Proverbs 3:5  The original movie, “The Karate Kid,” is about a young boy named Daniel LaRussa who wants to learn karate so that he can defend himself. He’s tired of being bullied and beaten by the ex-boyfriend of a girl he likes. He asks the janitor in his building, an elderly Japanese man named Mr. Miyagi, who is a ...  Read More
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A Promise Worth Fighting For
by Ministry Support on October 13th, 2021
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But God… You Promised
by Ministry Support on October 12th, 2021
“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. And I will make my covenant between me and you, and will make you exceedingly numerous.”  Then Abram fell on his face; and God said to him, “As for me, this is my covenant with you: You shall be the ancestor of a multitude of nations.” - Genesis 17:1-4  There ar...  Read More
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So You’re Just Going To Give Up?
by Ministry Support on October 10th, 2021
“When Abram heard that his relative had been taken captive, he called out the 318 trained men born in his household and went in pursuit as far as Dan. During the night Abram divided his men to attack them and he routed them, pursuing them as far as Hobah, north of Damascus. He recovered all the goods and brought back his relative Lot and his possessions, together with the women and the other peopl...  Read More
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Relinquish Control
by Ministry Support on October 1st, 2021
“Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God— this is your true and proper worship.” - Romans 12:1    There is a story of a young man who on his 18th birthday asked his dad for the key to the car so that he could go out with his friends. His father gave him the keys but told him to return by 10:30pm becau...  Read More
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Depend On God
by Ministry Support on September 30th, 2021
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him and he will make straight your paths." – Proverbs 3:5-6In NASCAR and IndyCar, teams will often employ a spotter to help alert the driver as to what is occurring on the track. The spotter is in constant contact with the driver; they have a broader perspective of what’s going on because th...  Read More
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Find The Win-Win
by No Limits on September 2nd, 2021
“So Abram said to Lot, ‘Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to the left.’” – Genesis 13:8-9 In professional sports, there is a point a little past the midway mark of the season in which a trade...  Read More
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Be Honest With God
by Ministry Support on August 19th, 2021
“I pour out before him my complaint; before him I tell my trouble. When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who watch over my way. In the path where I walk people have hidden a snare for me.” - Psalms 142:2-3  One of the most maligned characters in Christian history is the disciple Thomas. He constantly appears in Scripture questioning or voicing his uncertainty about the plans of Jesus Chr...  Read More
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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...  Read More
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A Troubled Heart
by Ministry Support on August 14th, 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  Everyone knows the heart is central to the body. It’s so signi...  Read More
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Even When I Can’t See
by Ministry Support on June 14th, 2021
“Not that I desire your gifts; what I desire is that more be credited to your account. I have received full payment and have more than enough. I am amply supplied, now that I have received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent. They are a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God. And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Jesus Christ.” - Philippi...  Read More
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It’s Going To Take More Than That
by Ministry Support on June 3rd, 2021
“A certain man in Maon, who had property there at Carmel, was very wealthy. He had a thousand goats and three thousand sheep, which he was shearing in Carmel. His name was Nabal and his wife’s name was Abigail. She was an intelligent and beautiful woman, but her husband was surly and mean in his dealings— he was a Calebite.” - 1 Samuel 25:2-3   As we read today’s key passage, let’s take a look at ...  Read More
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Coloring Outside The Lines
by Ministry Support on April 1st, 2021
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9) Most people in our modern-day world pursue paths that are neat, safe, and predictable. We are expected to go to school, make good grades, get a scholarship to college, graduate...  Read More
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Waiting For God To Mold You
by Ministry Support on June 29th, 2020
Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him. (Isaiah 64:4) A while back, a group from our church took a trip to Italy. While we were there, we had the privilege of seeing the famous statue of David. But what’s interesting is that most people don’t know the history of the statue.   It all began in 1466...  Read More
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Use Mistakes As Fuel
by Ministry Support on June 28th, 2020
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.” (John 21:15) Every time I read the story of Peter denying Jesus, the one thing that always sticks out to me is that Peter’s story doesn’t end with his denial. Instead, Jesus gives Peter another chance, and Pete...  Read More
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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...  Read More
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A Father’s Presence
by Ministry Support on June 19th, 2020
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. (1 Timothy 5:8) We can learn a lot about fatherhood from Abraham. What made Abraham great is not that his life was perfect, but that through it all, he stayed with God. His life was not without blemish. He made mistakes. He disappointed God. He wasn’t alway...  Read More
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Life Goes On
by Ministry Support on June 13th, 2020
The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. (1 John 4:4) There was a once a doctor who entered the hospital in a hurry after being called in for an emergency surgery on a child. He had answered the call as quickly as he could, changed his clothes, and headed to the operating room. On his way, he found the boy’s father pacing in the hallway waiting for the doctor. Upon seeing...  Read More
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God Is Sovereign
by Ministry Support on June 10th, 2020
Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. (Jeremiah 32:17) If you go to places in the world like Greenland where there are a lot of icebergs, you will notice that some icebergs are big, and some are small. If you look closely, you’ll also notice that sometimes the small icebergs move in one direction while the...  Read More
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