Being & Building Followers & Friends of Jesus
If you believe with all your heart [if you have a conviction, full of joyful trust, that Jesus is the Messiah
and accept Him as the Author of your salvation in the kingdom of God, giving Him…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on April 23, 2018 at 2:50pm — No Comments
I lovingly embrace you and faithfully carry you close to My heart. What difference does it really make? All the difference in the world! When you follow Me as your Shepherd, I take good care of you.
Hungry? I alone can satisfy your heart’s…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on April 16, 2018 at 9:44am — No Comments
A few thoughts from Chuck Proudfit with the Marketplace Minute™ . . .
There have been many times in my work life where everything seemed to be going wrong, and I couldn’t understand God’s purpose in it. Not only that, the harder I tried to “fix” things, the worse they seemed to get. Yet, I would look back months or years later, discovering retrospectively that those painful work experiences were actually helpful!
Scripture speaks to this in 2 Corinthians 1:6…Continue
Added by Chuck Proudfit on April 15, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments
We’ve recently celebrated Resurrection Sunday, so what do we do now? One of the first things Jesus said to His followers after His resurrection was in the form of a command. He told them to go and tell others what had happened and what they had experienced (Matthew 28:10, 19; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47; John 20:17; Acts 1:8). So now we go and tell, not because of need or desire, but because we were told to do so. When my daughter was a teenager, her room often looked like a straight-line wind…Continue
Added by Dan R. Crawford on April 14, 2018 at 12:53pm — No Comments
Were not our hearts greatly moved and burning within us while He was talking with us on the road
as He opened and explained to us the sense of the…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on April 9, 2018 at 3:55pm — No Comments
Co-Signing a Lie!
Have you Co-signed a lie?
Because of the Synoptic Gospel of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, this message will be given from the account of Matthew. We all know and understand that Matthew was the tax collector of that day. Matthew was familiar with Jewish history, customs, ideas, and Classes of people. He was well trained in the Torah writings.
Added by Dr. Terence L Redd on April 4, 2018 at 10:31pm — No Comments
Remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the world.
Matthew 28:20 NTME
I was with you yesterday—
In your naiveté, I guided you…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on April 3, 2018 at 9:30am — No Comments
Have you ever run out of gas? Of course, the smarter thing is to periodically check your gas gauge to see when it’s time to replenish your supply.
But many years ago, I had a car with a defective gas gauge. It was pretty scary to never know how much gas was in my tank.
Lately I’ve been think about why the Law of Replenishment is a vital lesson of the Christian life, keeping us from running out of gas spiritually. This principle is especially crucial for leaders, caregivers, and…Continue
Added by Jim Buchan on April 2, 2018 at 2:47pm — No Comments
Parts 1 and 2, in this series about what matters most to God in a disciple, focused on a very challenging reality: For a person who places their faith in Jesus Christ alone as their Savior from “the wages of sin,” following God means much more than learning about Him and skillfully studying the Bible.
In fact, the disciple who focuses only on growing in knowledge and skill will fail sooner or later. Formula:…Continue
Added by Skip Garmo on April 1, 2018 at 3:00am — No Comments
Your eyes will see the king in all his splendor, and you will see a land that stretches into the distance.
You will see Zion as a place of worship and celebration. You will see Jerusalem a city quiet and secure.
Isaiah 33:17, 20 NLT
Earth’s rulers are only human, so moral darkness encircles the globe.
One day you will…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on March 27, 2018 at 3:58pm — No Comments
Then King David went in and sat before the Lord and prayed,
“Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my family,
that you have…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on March 19, 2018 at 4:03pm — No Comments
In the spring of 1952, Billy Graham preached a crusade in Rice Stadium, on the campus of Rice University in Houston, Texas.
I was eleven years old and lived only blocks away from that 70,000 seat football stadium. My father was on one of the committees that served the crusade, and I attended the meetings. I was impressed with the fact that Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were on the stage, but more impressed with Graham’s…Continue
Added by Dan R. Crawford on March 18, 2018 at 10:30pm — No Comments
When my daughter Molly recently asked me my favorite Bible verse, I didn’t have an answer ready.
“I have lots of favorites!” I told her. “I guess it depends on the week you ask me.”
But Molly was persistent, as she always is. She wanted an answer, yet it still was difficult for me to narrow down the list.
One of the verses I mentioned to her is Psalm 23:6: “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and…Continue
Added by Jim Buchan on March 18, 2018 at 8:24pm — No Comments
Relationship Comes First
A few thoughts from Chuck Proudfit with the Marketplace Minute™ . . .
You know, sometimes we can be so frustrated with our work, everything from surviving relentless demands to finding the perfect position, that we can forget to put work into context.
My friend, God didn’t create us to live for work. He created us to live with Him, in a close and candid relationship.
If you’ve lost motivation in…Continue
Added by Chuck Proudfit on March 15, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments
Search for the Lord and keep on searching.
1 Chronicles 16:11 NLT
Our relationship is your most serious business—a lifelong quest extending across time into…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on March 12, 2018 at 2:57pm — No Comments
Most people hate Daylight Saving Time. So why do we still have it?
As the time changes once again, people will inevitably lose sleep and be grumpier than usual. Researchers point out that DST disrupts our body’s circadian rhythm, creating an effect similar to jet lag. Studies have shown an increase in traffic accidents, workplace injuries, depression, suicides, strokes, and heart attacks immediately following a time change. Yikes!
But as much as I dislike Daylight Saving Time,…Continue
Added by Jim Buchan on March 10, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments
After Billy Graham died at age 99, many people wondered who could ever replace him. In some ways, the answer might be no one – for Graham was a unique minister of the gospel and ambassador for Christ. Like Queen Esther, he was anointed to speak to kings, presidents, prime ministers, and the entire culture “for such a time as this” (Esther 4:14).
But there’s another answer that might surprise you. When looking for Billy Graham’s replacement, you need look no further…Continue
Added by Jim Buchan on March 9, 2018 at 10:29am — No Comments
The people of Judah were exiled to Babylon because they were unfaithful to the Lord.
1 Chronicles 9:1 NLT
I am the King of Love—I have indelibly written your…Continue
Added by Johnny R. Almond on March 5, 2018 at 10:40am — No Comments
Throughout Billy Graham’s life, people tried to give him career advice. “You would make a great congressman or senator!” some would say. “Have you ever thought about running for office?” Others even predicted he would have a good chance of being elected President, if they could just convince him to run.
Once a major motion picture studio offered him a million dollars to sign a movie deal. “Your good looks, booming voice, and natural charisma could make you star!” they told…Continue
Added by Jim Buchan on March 4, 2018 at 2:43pm — No Comments
Part 1 in this series about what matters most to God in a disciple began: “The most fulfilling journey in life is the path of a person who has an intimate relationship with God, and who faithfully follows Him.” Does this seem to you a reasonable description of a true…Continue
Added by Skip Garmo on March 1, 2018 at 12:38pm — No Comments