Equipping Your Reimagine Journey
I was preaching in a church where I knew no one, not even members of the ministerial staff. No one had contacted me prior to the service to inquire as to my subject or scripture. It so happened that I was preaching on “The Fullness of Joy” from Psalm 16:11 - “In Your presence is fullness of joy.” To my shock, just prior to my sermon, a soloist sang, “Come, Ye Disconsolate.” That is a wonderful old hymn, with lyrics by Thomas Moore, with powerful lines like, “Earth has no sorrow that heaven…Continue
Added by Dan R. Crawford on March 21, 2021 at 9:49am — No Comments
God's people need to learn to fear and hate lies.
We live in days of great deception. Believers need to know how seriously God takes falsehood and deception. We seem to think some little lies are okay. They are not. It no longer seems to be a big deal to post a list of things on social media about a politician or public figure you fear or dislike, some of which you cannot verify.…Continue
Added by David Young on March 19, 2021 at 1:35pm — No Comments
Rembrandt Jesus Calming the Storm
The LORD said to me in the strongest terms: “Do not think like everyone else does.
Do not be afraid some plan conceived behind closed doors will be the end of you.
Do not fear…
Added by Johnny R. Almond on March 15, 2021 at 12:15pm — No Comments
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"A Rare Prayer for the Church"
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There was always great excitement in those early meetings of the church in Jerusalem. The opposition mounted by the leaders of our people and even Roman authorities added to the thrill of gathering in the name of Jesus. Some of us met every day of the week. Our largest gatherings were on Sundays because we did not have to compete with the Sabbath services led by the priests, although many of us still preferred our Sabbath traditions. People began gathering in the…Continue
Added by David Young on March 11, 2021 at 3:48pm — No Comments
employing a “Prohibition Era” strategy will never eliminate abortions.
But how much decline could be seen if the 380,000 Christian congregations each mobilized as a #PrayerCareShare movement?
•Prayer~ for people by name and need.
•Care ~ for practical and financial needs.
•Share ~ the invitation of the Gospel to be part God’s compassion…
The LORD himself will choose the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child!
She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel – “God is with us.”
ISAIAH 7:14 NLT
You are not alone, though you sometimes feel lonely—I am with…Continue
I am shocked and grieved at the revelation of the sin of Ravi Zacharias. Ravi was a hero of mine. His demeanor and his teaching had a great influence on my life. I am aware that all of us are broken. We all sin. I am also convinced that what Ravi taught and demonstrated was from God despite the sexual sin that overtook him. But I need to say that so far believing these things has not relieved my grief at all.…Continue
Added by David Young on March 5, 2021 at 3:28pm — No Comments
The LORD will settle international disputes.
All nations will beat their swords into plowshares and spears into pruning hooks.
All wars will stop, and military training will come to an end.
Come, people of Israel, let us walk in the light of the LORD!
Added by Johnny R. Almond on March 1, 2021 at 11:09am — No Comments
I once led a Bible Study entitled “A Day of Interruptions” from Mark 5. Jesus was interrupted by a haunted person – Legion – in Mark 5:1-20, He was interrupted by a hurting person – Jairus – in Mark 5:21-24. The Lord was interrupted by a hopeless person – a nameless woman – in Mark 5:25-34, and finally, He was interrupted by a helpless person – a nameless girl – in Mark 5:35-43. As if this was not enough, all four of these interruptions happened on the same day. So last week my schedule had…Continue
Added by Dan R. Crawford on February 26, 2021 at 12:54pm — No Comments
Antony moved secretly through the city. He was not exactly dressed like the Jews in the city, but he was fairly certain no one would recognize him as a Roman Centurion. Still, he was looking in every direction to avoid anyone he might know as he made his way to the home of a man named John. John already knew he was a Centurion. Antony would have to be wary of him. He was a leader in the group sometimes calling itself The Way. The rapid growth of the followers of Jesus…Continue
Added by David Young on February 25, 2021 at 5:25pm — No Comments
Set me as a seal upon thine heart . . . for love is strong as death.
SONG OF SOLOMON 8:6 KJV
Once upon a time—
Added by Johnny R. Almond on February 22, 2021 at 12:58pm — No Comments
Warner Sallman Head of Christ
You’re beautiful from head to toe, my dear love,
beautiful beyond compare, absolutely flawless.
SONG OF SONGS 4:7 THE MESSAGE
My heartfelt desire for you is that you reflect My beauty in every way.
My heart yearns for you to be holy and pure in…
We came away from our study with Miriam stunned. For months several of us had been gathering at her home for study. Each week she would talk about something Jesus said. One of us might be puzzling over something Peter or one of the other apostles said about Jesus at the temple where the church was meeting. She explained and helped us see Him like we never had before. We always came away loving Jesus more than we could ever have…Continue
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A quiet spirit can overcome even great mistakes.
Added by Johnny R. Almond on February 8, 2021 at 11:20am — No Comments
THE FREEWILL OF MAN
Some years ago I was fellowshipping with a group of pastors. One of them spoke of a common belief that I did not think could be found in the Bible. As a joke I said, “Do you have a favorite Scripture on that?” He had a great answer. “I think that is in the same place that teaches the freewill of man.” And you can look throughout the Bible and not find a direct statement of the freewill of man.…Continue
Added by David Young on February 5, 2021 at 2:56pm — No Comments
As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.
PROVERBS 26:11 NLT
Stifle unfair judgment—or you could become an inveterate cynic.
Unfair curses are…
Added by Johnny R. Almond on February 2, 2021 at 3:48pm — No Comments
The Feast of Booths had begun before Jesus arrived in Jerusalem. He hid in the crowds listening to the people, discerning what His Father was doing in their hearts. Right in the middle of the celebration He went up into the temple and began to teach. His authority was so obvious that no one challenged him. They marveled at His teaching.
They said, “How has this man come to know so much without studying in…Continue
Added by David Young on January 29, 2021 at 3:56pm — No Comments
If you fail under pressure, your strength is not very great.
PROVERBS 24:10 NLT
High-pressure situations give you a chance to experience My grace.
Trouble is good for you—if you get to know Me better in…
Added by Johnny R. Almond on January 25, 2021 at 11:16am — No Comments