Jan 13. Prayer. James 5:16-18. Prayer should be a two-way communication. Faith is the foundation of prayer. By faith we believe Jesus as Savior, that God hears prayer, and that God is able and willing to answer prayer. Worship reminds us that God is what matters; worship put the focus on God and not ourselves. Confession prepares us.  The holiness of God calls for repentance of sin. Isaiah 6:5; 1 John 1:9. Praise expresses our admiration for the one we cherish and respect, Ps 150:2, 119:164. Thanksgiving expresses appreciation for what God has already done. Thank God for His forgiveness, for hearing our prayers, for Jesus Christ, for Salvation, for the Holy Ghost. No matter what comes your way, start with prayer. Prov 16:3, Psalm 127:1.

Jan 6, 2019. Get Rid of The Trash. Gal 5:14-18. Christians are not allowed to be selective about what trash he should throw away. Just a small amount of trash can be harmful or deadly. We sometimes put ourselves before God; that is trash. We can have no god before God. Paul gives a partial list of trash in Galatians: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, indecency, idolatry, witchcraft, disharmony, jealously, wrath, strife, rebellions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelings and similar acts. Evaluate your life for the trash you need to get rid of. Fill up with the fruit of the Spirit: love (fulfills all the law), joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faith, meekness, self-control. These will keep out the trash. Walk in the Spirit and get rid of the trash for 2019.

Dec 30, 2018. Minister G. Jones. Deu 4:20-31. Don’t Play With God. Time will not solve your problems if you are on the wrong side of God. We are called to be different. We can’t act like the world and get to the Promised Land. A 71 day journey took 40 years because of disobedience, disbelief and dishonoring God. Choose to walk worthy so that you can receive your inheritance. Act like you serve the God of heaven. Choose to think like God. God must be number 1 or nothing at all. Trust – you must do it God’s way. 1 Cor 6:19, your life is not your own. Love God. Your priorities let you know if you are playing with God. Go into 2019 not playing with God. Seek God first and all these things will be added to you, Rom 3:31. Life is more than what you want for you.

Dec 16. God is Self-Sufficient. Isaiah 6:1-3. God is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient. Isaiah was confronted by God. God is God all by Himself. God will use man, but He can get along without him. We are convicted by our own sinfulness when we see the majesty and self-sufficiency of God. God is trying to get our attention; He wants us to examine ourselves. We are converted when God purges us from our sins; we are changed from evil to righteousness. Determine to follow the self-sufficient God. God is asking who will go for Him. We are commissioned. Jesus told us to go and make disciples of men. The self-sufficient God has work for us to do. God never wonders why, never asks questions, never worries, and never needs help. He is self-sufficient. Praise God that He wants to use us. Praise God for all He is and go and tell others.
Dec 9. John 17:1-17. Rev E. Wade. The Intercessory Prayer. Jesus prayed for His disciples and us, the believers. Jesus knew all scripture had to be fulfilled. Phil 2:5,9,11. Jesus was before the world was. The gospel has to be preached and taught. You can live differently by listening to the Word. Be dedicated to the cause of Christ. Jesus gave His life for us. Glorify God. V5. Jesus prayed for us because we are in this world. V17, Jesus prayed for the sanctification of the believers. The world is on the attack. Know that His Word is true. We can overcome all through the sacrifice of Christ. God will not forsake you. Trust God; give Him your heart. Don’t settle for less. Jesus prayed for spiritual unity among His people that the world may believe, V21. V24, we can share in the promised eternal life if we have the faith to trust Him.  

Dec 2. Jesus is Coming Back. John 14:1-3. All the Words of Jesus came true. All the prophecies of Jesus’ first coming have been fulfilled: Gen 3:15, Micah 5:1-2, Isa 9:1-2, Zech 9:9, Ps 34:20, Isa 53, Ps 22:16. Many of the prophecies that must precede His second coming have also been fulfilled. Matt 24:26, Joel 2:28, Matt 24:12, 2 Tim 3:1, Ezek 38:15-16, 36:33-35. The gospel must be preached to all the world, and then shall the end come, Matt 24:14. Rev 20, Satan will be bound for 1000 years. Do not worry about the things of this world, Jesus has gone to prepare a place for us.

Nov 25. Give Thanks to God. 2 Kings 6:25-33; 7:3,4. Leprosy was a dreaded disease and those with it were isolated. These lepers went to the camp of the enemy thinking they might be able to get food before they died. When they got to the camp, the enemy was gone, and they had more than enough food. They thanked and praised God and shared the good news with those that had isolated them. Praise God for a lot or a little. Luke 17:12. Jesus healed 10 lepers and only one came back to give thanks. Give God thanks, He has done so much for us. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your path. Don’t be bitter, be thankful. God wants us to give thanks in all things,1 Thes 5:18. No matter what trials you go through, they will make you better and stronger. We like Paul should learn to be content in whatever state we are in. Trust, obey, worship and give God thanks. Thank God for Jesus, the one that died for us. Thank God every day.

Nov 18. Don’t Be Caught Again in Satan’s Web. Gal 5:1. Satan seeks to weave a web to catch anyone he can, 1 Peter 5:8. We all were caught in Satan’s web at one time; Jesus died to free us. Don’t be entangled again. To protect yourself against the web of Satan: Be sealed with the Holy Spirit, following His leading; Stay away from places that attract Satan (night clubs, casinos, gossip, ungodly entertainment, ungodly relationships); Remove emotions that are good hiding places for Satan (selfishness, fear, jealously, pride).  Jesus encountered Satan’s web after fasting 40 days and nights. Satan tried to trap Jesus with food, power and pride. Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, avoided Satan’s trap by using prayer and the Word of God. Satan used men to have Jesus convicted and crucified. Jesus died that we could be free and never be entangled again. Stand fast and do not be caught again in Satan’s web.

Nov 11. Please Don’t Miss The Meeting. John 20:24-25. At this time Jesus had been honored on entering Jerusalem, but then He was crucified, and now He has already risen from the dead. Jesus rose and told His disciples to meet Him in Galilee. Thomas was not at the meeting. Judas betrayed Jesus, Peter denied Him, and Thomas doubted. Please don’t miss the meeting. When Jesus called each of the disciples, they left what they were doing. Some don’t believe Jesus is coming back, but everything Jesus said has come true. “Come unto me all that labor and are heaven laden and I will give you rest.” At the next meeting all 11 disciples were there when Jesus appeared. Thomas believed because he had seen. Jesus said blessed are those that have not seen and yet believed; that’s us. Another meeting will take place in a city not made with hands. You must be pure and cleansed from your sins to get to that city for the meeting. Please don’t miss the meeting in heaven with Jesus.

Nov 4. A Glimpse of Heaven. Rev 21:1-8. It is beyond our imagination what God has prepared for those that love Him, 1 Cor 2:9. We started in the Garden of Eden where there was peace. God made a new heaven and earth that reminds us of the first garden: even the animals will be at peace. God gave His Son that we would have eternal life. The love of God gives us a common bond. Heaven is a beautiful place; no tears, no pain, no sorrow. We are the bride of Christ and we need to keep ourselves unspotted from the world. Do not love the world. Work while it is day, the night is coming. Psalm 139:1, God knows all about you. But there is another option. Hell has enlarged herself for the great number of people going there, Isaiah 5:11-16. Choose Jesus; we all have to die. We all must face the judgement.

Oct 28. Minister J. Frazier. Controlling Your Anger. James 1:19-20. As Christ followers there is a way to control your anger.1. Be quick to listen to God. Pause and hear what God has to tell you. 2. Be slow to speak. Use the time it takes to open your mouth and start your tongue to think before you speak. Eccl 5:2. Be careful of the words you say. 3. Be slow to become angry. Eph 4:26, be angry but do not sin. The difference in our anger and Jesus’ anger: Jesus was angry because of God’s will, Matt 21:13, Mark 3:5. Our anger is about us. Let go of anger: it hurts us physically, does not promote righteousness, can lead to immorality, and keeps us from being used by God. Let the Holy Spirit take control of your anger. Respond in a gentle way, Gal 5:22. The fruit of the Spirit pushes out anger.

Oct 21. We Did Not Choose Jesus, He Chose Us. 1 Peter 2:9-11. God chose us. He loved us so much that He gave his Son to die for us. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. God chose us to be a treasure to Him. Ex 19:5. We are valuable to God. God Chose Us to be a royal priesthood. Tell someone about Jesus everywhere you go. God Chose Us to be a holy nation. We are chosen to be morally and spiritually excellent, dedicated to God. God Chose Us to be a peculiar people. We belong to God. We were purchased by Jesus with His own blood. God chose us to praise Him. God enjoys the praise of His people. Ps 22:3. Praise God Because He called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.

Oct 14. The Value of A/My Soul. Matthew 16:24 -26.  The soul can be loss. Do not fear man, fear Him that can destroy both soul and body in hell; Matthew 10:28.  From the parable of the rich man and Lazarus, we see the soul of the rich man in hell while his body was in an earthly grave. If we accept Jesus, we will never die; John 11:25,26. God has a new eternal home for the soul when this earthy body dies; 2 Cor 5:1. God created the soul. Man is made of spirit, body and soul. The soul is the part of man that will be judged. The soul is of great value because it came from God. The soul is of great value because Jesus paid a great price for it; He paid His life. Nothing in this world is worth losing your soul; Matthew 16:26. The rich man in Luke 12:16-21 had so much he was planning to build bigger barns. But God told him, this night your soul will be required. Come to Jesus and save your soul. Tell others about the value of their soul and point them to Jesus.

Oct 7. The Church, The Bride of Christ. Matthew 16:18. Animals were sacrificed on the altar to pay for the sins of man. The tabernacle was the first worship center. God told Moses the details of how to build it. The second worship center was the temple. The synagogues preceded the church. God loves people to worship Him in spirit and truth. Jesus said that on this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell would not prevail against it. Jesus is coming back for His bride. He is looking for a bride without spot or wrinkle. The church, the bride should be unified. The church, the bride should love one another. Be like the 5 wise not the 5 foolish virgins. Be ready at all times because Jesus is coming back.

Sep 23. What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do? 2 Tim 3:1-5. We are living in perilous times. Job said, man born of a woman is of a few days and full of trouble. Failing health, troubled children, financial trouble, indecision. In our schools, in the white house, on our jobs, all around us we are faced with a dilemma. We see our text all around us. In John 14:1Jesus told them, Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. When people wondered what to do in the New Testament, they turned to Jesus. When the wine ran out Mary said do whatever Jesus tells you. Blind Bartimaeus cried out for Jesus to have mercy. Mary and Martha sent for Jesus when  Lazarus was sick. Paul and Silas were in a dilemma, chained and placed in the inner prison. One sang and one prayed. Things looked bad for Jesus when He said it is finished. But early Sunday morning He rose from the dead. When you don’t know what to do look to Jesus.

Sep 2. Don’t Be Left Out. John 6:54-58, 66-69. Don’t start walking with Him if you are not planning to go all the way. The devil wants you to be left out. He wants you to be left out of the peace, the victory, and the relationship that comes from obeying, trusting and faith in God. You are left out when you turn back. Those that turned back missed out on the healings and teaching of Jesus. They missed out on seeing the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of Jesus. You are left out when you lack faith as did the disciples when Peter walked on water.  Peter began to sink when he took His eyes off Jesus. Jesus was preparing his disciples for His death. Jesus shed his blood and his body was broken so that we could have eternal life. Believe in Jesus as Savior and don’t be left out.

Aug 26: Protection from Judgement. Exodus 12:1-14. It is appointed unto man once to die and after that judgement. Heaven was prepared for those that follow Him, hell was prepared for Satan and his followers. God always warns his people about impending judgement. God warned Noah that destruction was coming so he could build an ark and save his family and the world. God warned Abraham of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah where not even 10 righteous could be found. When God gives you a direction, do not look back. God used Moses to warn Pharaoh of 10 plagues meant to cause Pharaoh to let God’s people go. To prevent the death of the firstborn in a house they had to apply the blood of a lamb to the doorposts. When we apply the blood of Jesus to our lives we are protected from judgement.

Aug 12: Walking With God. Gen 5:21-24. God created us with purpose and we need to fulfill our purpose. Let God set the pace, do not go ahead or get behind God. God will hold our hand to protect us as we walk with Him. Trust where God leads you. Talk to Him continually as you walk. Start walking with Him early and keep walking do matter what comes your way.

July 29: Rev. E. Wade. Gen 37:1-11. Joseph was the favorite of his father and hated by his brothers. His brothers sold him into slavery. We should be careful what we do to each other because it will come back on us. Joseph survived because: God had plans for him to prosper and God sees everything. Don’t leave your children to Satan. Don’t allow them to miss out on Sunday School, bible study and church. Do not forget God even when surrounded by those that do not believe. God favors you. Look to God. Be obedient to Him. Listen for the voice of God. No matter what comes your way – God is the answer.

July 22: Staying Planted. Mark 4:3-8, 14-20. Rev. Lisa Owens. Bloom where you are planted. We as God’s people have been planted though we may not like where we are planted. When God plants you, it won’t be easy to uproot you. When planted by God you will get an increase. Do not move before you get the increase. Hear God’s Word, live God’s Word, and you will reap a harvest that continues to grow. Blooming requires a process. You may have to go through some trials. Bloom; let people see the true and living God in you. Let your light shine.  Daniel and the three Hebrew boys stayed planted. Through all that they did to Jesus, He stayed planted. Stay planted.

July 15. Victorious Faith. Heb 11:1-5. Nothing is too hard for God; but we must have faith. Lord help my unbelief. Faith as a grain of mustard seed. Faith without works is dead. Faith comes by hearing. Pray in faith. Hide God’s Word in your heart. To develop victorious faith we must realize (1)The goodness of God (2) The Benefits of Challenges (3) The gifts God has and will give us.  We receive faith by hearing the Word of God; we walk by faith and not sight; without faith it is impossible to please God; by faith Noah prepared an ark and thus saved the world. Keep the faith. Stay with Jesus. I have faith that I will one day have heaven as my home.

July 8. Stir Up The Gift. Ephesians 4:11-13. The source of our gifts comes from God through the Holy Spirit. We as Christians should not let our gifts become stagnant but we must stir up the gift to both edify God and to build up the church.

July 1. The Un-pardonable Sin. Matt 12:32-33. The Holy Ghost is part of the trinity. In this passage Jesus had headed a man. The Pharisees said Jesus healed by the power of Satan. Jesus let them know that could not be true because a house divided against itself could not stand. People that rejected God could be forgiven because Jesus was coming to give them a chance. People who rejected Jesus could be forgiven because the Holy Spirit was coming to lead them into the truth of Jesus Christ. Christians can sin and be forgiven; do not quench the Holy Spirit. Some people think they have done too much wrong to come to church, too much to be forgiven. But there is only one sin that will not be forgiven. Totally rejecting the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven in this world or the world to come because He is the last one to come to draw us to God. The Holy Spirit will not dwell in an unclean place: forgive, love, get on one accord. Let nothing separate you from the love of God.

June 24: You Don’t Have The Right To Remain Silent. Ps 107:1, 2. Miranda Rights say you have a right to remain silent. But God has been too good for us to remain silent. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so. Thank God for what He has done for you and is doing for you. The idol worshippers praise their god; you don’t have the right to remain silent. David said let everything that has breath praise the Lord.  David experienced God’s protection. In heaven praise is continuous; we need to get comfortable praising Him here. Who should praise God? The redeemed should say so. God set us free from the bonds of Satan. God continues to bless us. Tell others about the goodness of Jesus, Ps 117. Thank God for giving us a praise. Don’t remain silent; show Jesus some gratitude by praising His name.  

June 17: Doing Right When Everybody Else Is Doing Wrong. Gen 6:5-8. Noah and Job did right when others were doing wrong. Mary found favor with God, Luke 1:30. She did right while others were doing wrong. Can God find favor with you? Living in a perverse world, be in the world but not a part of the world. Follow God because following man will lead to destruction. God hates sin. Love God not the world. God sent His Son through His mercy. Songs and music of God bring us closer to God. God enjoys our praise and thanks. Everywhere you turn sin is rampant; tell them that Jesus is coming back. When you live it, God will speak to and through you. He will take care of you. Do not be afraid to be a witness. Walk by faith. Lean on the Lord. Even when trouble comes, trust God. The devil will never win. By doing right, Noah became the savior of a whole race. No matter what the devil does, keep walking with God. Job lost everything, but He held onto God. Your change is on the way. You have favor with God.

June 10. Knowledge Is Power. To Know the Lord is Power. Minister J. Frazier. Knowledge - facts, information, or skills acquired. We all have knowledge of something. What do we know? John 10:27 – God knows us. 1 Cor 4:19 - Use your knowledge to uplift/bill up the church and the name of God. Heb 3:5 – God will never leave us so why worry. Isa 41:10 No need to be fearful or dismayed, God is with us. All these promises come from God. Jer 29:11 – God has a plan for us. Rom 8:28 – If you love the Lord you can lean on Him. Prepare to be soldiers of God. 2 Tim 2:1-4; 2 Tim 2:15. Study God’s Word. Get God’s word in your spirit. Get the knowledge of the Word so you can use it.

June 3. A God of a Second Chance. Gen 4:8-15. Look back at the close calls in your life. Times your life might have ended but God gave you a second chance. Cain committed the first murder. God could have killed him, but He gave Cain a second chance. Hezekiah got a second chance at life when God heard his prayer and gave him 15 more years to live. David committed adultery and had Uriah killed but God gave him a second change when David repented and prayed for a clean heart. Peter denied Jesus three times, but God gave him a second change saying, Go tell my disciples and Peter. He told Peter to feed His sheep; he still had things to do for the kingdom. Jesus gave us a second chance. Hanging on the cross, He said Father forgive them for they know not what they do. The blood of Jesus gave us a second chance. Take advantage of that second change.

May 27: Gen 6:5-8. Find Grace In Perilous Times. In Genesis every imagination of man’s heart was evil continually; but Noah found grace in the eyes of God. God destroyed the world and only 8 people (Noah’s family) were saved.  In 2 Tim 3:1-7 we see a description of perilous times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy. That is happening now.  They will be without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal. That is happening now.  They will have an outside show of godliness but not on the inside. We get more information in 1Timothy 4:1-6. We see the conclusion in Rev  20:11-15. The devil that deceived many will be cast into the lake of fire. We are saved by the Word of God. We find grace by following Jesus. God will find grace in us when we obey Him in perilous times.

May 20: Gen 22:13. (1) Satan will try to stop God’s plan. Cain killed Abel but God substituted Seth and His plan continued. (2) Believe God. When God tells you something, believe Him. Sarah tried to make a substitute because she did not believe God. (3) God provides what we need. God provided for Abraham when he was willing to offer his son. God substituted a ram. (4) God gave us Jesus as a substitute. The penalty for sin is death. We deserved death but Jesus took our place. Jesus was without sin, without spot or blemish. He endured much for us. But not only did he die He rose again. Thank God for the substitute.

May 13: Rev. Lisa Owens. From Bitterness To Victory. Ruth 1:1-14. Naomi was a good representative of God; Ruth, her daughter-in-law, followed Naomi’s God. Naomi became bitter because she had lost her husband and both sons while in a foreign land. She had feelings of anger and disappointment. Because we are Christians does not mean we will not go through troubles. Both Naomi and Ruth rose from bitterness to victory. Ruth refused to leave Naomi and helped to care for her though she was hurting herself.  Ruth got her victory, she married a rich man and they had a son that was the grandfather of King David. From this line came Jesus Christ. Sometimes we have to go through, to leave, to get to where God wants to bless us. God is in control of everything in our lives and wants to take us from bitterness to victory.

May 6: A Well of Water Sitting On A Well. John 4:1-7. Jesus was a well of water. Jacob’s well was of water that satisfied only temporarily. Just one drink of Jesus’ water provides eternal life.   (1)Jesus was not prejudice. The Jews and Samaritans had no dealings with each other but Jesus spoke to the Samaritan woman. Jesus wanted to prove that all were welcome. (2)When Jesus tells you to do something you should do it. (3) Jesus has living water that will allow you to never thirst again. He holds the key of death and hell. (4) To get the living water you must live right. God is a spirit and we must worship Him in spirit and truth. Put your trust in Jesus.  

Apr 29: Deacon J Frazier. Romans 12:2. Just In Case You Didn’t Know. It’s OK to be different.  Doing wrong can lead to a life of wrong. Prov 1:15. (1) Peer Pressure. It can be good or bad. Listen to the voice that tells you to do the right thing. Phil 4:13. God will help you to be bold enough to walk away from those pressuring you to do wrong.  (2) Followers vs. Leaders. Be different as a follower or leader. A good leader must be a good follower of Christ. 2 Cor 5:17. Become leaders for Christ. (3) What would Jesus do? Gal 6:9, 1 Cor 4:16. Jesus was different: righteous and without sin. Be like Jesus. (4) Who else is like me? Seek out other Christians as friends. You are never along because Jesus is always with you. Ps 56:4.

Apr 22: Rev J. Blake. I Got a Word From God. James 1:1. James, half brother of Jesus, became a believer after Jesus rose. Servant - there to fulfill another's need. Plant your eyes on Jesus. Joy, patience, sacrifice for God, wanting nothing in your spirit or character, wisdom (reference for God). We serve people in and outside the church. God will give liberally. Your word and life must follow God.

Apr 15: What Is Death? Eccl 12:1-7. God created man to live forever. Death came to the world through Adam and Eve because of disobedience. Jesus retrieved the keys of death and hell from Satan at His resurrection. Death separates what was once united.  At death, the body returns to the dust and the spirit returns to God. Death terminates all earthly relationships. Death is a beginning; after death comes the judgement. Death is referred to as sleep, a state of rest. Death brings relief from the burdens of this world. Death of the Christian is to be celebrated. We awake in glory. The last enemy was death, and Jesus took the sting from death.

Apr 8: Mission Completed. Isaiah 9:6-7. We are all born with a purpose. You have a zeal placed on you for that purpose. Don’t wait until you get close to the end of your life to think about all the things you could have done but did not.  Jesus came to earth to save us from our sins and give us eternal life. Jesus suffered many things for our sins. He was born, baptized, worked miracles, rejected, falsely accused, tried, beaten, crucified, rose again, and ascended into heaven to fulfill His purpose.  He went back to heaven on a cloud and is coming back the same way. We all have a mission. We need to complete that mission.
 
Apr 1: The Ransom Must Be Paid. Matthew 20:25-28. Jesus died to be a ransom for many. We all have to die. A history of the Jews reveals Satan’s attempt to stop the redemption of God. When Cain killed Abel the devil thought he had won. But then Seth was born. After that evil spread and the mind of man was on evil continually. But God chose Noah to build a place of redemption, the ark. Noah preached for 120 years that it was going to rain. God restarted the world with just 8 people, Noah and his three sons and their wives. Then came Joseph the dreamer. His brothers tried to destroy him but God used Joseph to save the nation. When Moses was born Satan tried to have him killed but he was raised by Pharaoh’s on daughter. Moses led the people out of slavery in Egypt and through the wilderness to the Promised Land. Then Ruth the daughter-in-law of Naomi left Moab and followed Naomi back to Bethlehem. Boaz became her kinsman redeemer. Ruth and Boaz had Obed, the father of Jesse, the father of David. On down to Jesus. Jesus healed the sick, raised the dead, and walked on water. Jesus came to set His people free. Satan decided to kill him. Jesus gave His life to redeem us, to pay our ransom. Jesus came not to be ministered unto but to minister and be a ransom for many. Don’t make Jesus coming be in vain in your life.

Mar 25: Minister Frazier. The Good Samaritan. Luke 10:25-37. Good – having qualities for a particular role. A man of good character knows and will sacrifice for his neighbors. Let your light shine through good works. The role of pastor is from the Lord and is equipped for battle with the whole armor of God. For the man of good standard, not weapon formed against him will prosper. What God has for you is for you. There is no greater leader than Jesus Christ. Have you thanked your good Samaritan?

Mar 18: The Work of the Third Person. Joel 2: 28-31. God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the Third Person. You become a Christian in a moment but becoming like Christ is a lifelong journey. To become Christ-like we need the power of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is your guarantee of eternal life. The Holy Spirit convinces us of sin, gives confidence, comforts, and counsels.  

Mar 11:
Men on Fire. Psalms 23

Mar 4:
The Lord Has Need of You. Mark 11:1-4. How could the creator of the world need us who were made from dust? The Lord wants to use us. The Lord wants us to love and forgive each other, just as He did for us. He wants of to raise our children in His ways. Do exactly what God tells you to do. The Lord’s needs come before our needs. The Lord can use anything He wants; thank God He uses us. He needs us but He can get along without us. The truth is we need God. Say with Isaiah, here am I send me.

Feb 25
: Wait. Bishop R. Jackson. 1 Samuel 1:2,6.  Hannah had  to wait on a miracle. When God has you wait, even those close to you may not encourage you. While waiting, time will go by; 1000 years is as 1 day with God. Waiting does not mean no, it just means wait. Just because you do not have it now does not mean you are not favored and one that has it is favored. God may need to get you to a place where you will hear Him.  While you are waiting, God wants to use you as an example. When you are waiting, God is with you. When God blesses you, return something back to Him. While you are waiting, give God praise. 

Feb 18: Leave Your Comfort Zone. Numbers 13:30-33. Leave your comfort zone and God will bring you through. As in our scripture God has been faithful. He has brought us through many trials. We should know by now that we can trust Him. God will warn you of the challenges you will face. He wants us to be aware of the challenges. The promised land flowed with milk and honey, but there were giants in the land. When we leave our comfort zone we will face challenges. God told Israel He was giving them the land, and they would not have to fight. God wants us to leave our comfort zone so He can fight for us and give us the victory.

Feb 11
: Hold On To Jesus When Satan Is On Your Back. Acts 5:28,29, 40—42. Satan is going about seeking whom he can devour, Job 1:7; 1 Pet 5:8. Satan is seeking to erase the mention of God from public places. He is seeking to make his agenda seem normal. Do not follow the things of the world. Hold on to Jesus when Satan is on your back. Stay with Jesus. God will make a way of escape from the temptations of Satan, 1 Cor 10:30. Pray when Satan is on your back. Keep the faith. Hold on to Jesus no matter what, no matter who else does not hold on. Draw closer to Jesus. Praise His name everywhere you go, even when Satan is on your back.

Feb 4: From Zero to Ten. 1 Samuel 16:8-13. God works best with nothing, with impossible odds. God told Job the world is hung on nothing. God does not see what you are, He sees what you can be. God’s strength is made perfect in weakness. God can take us from zero to ten as He did Abraham (0 to the Father of many nations), Jacob (0 to 12 sons that became the 12 tribes of Israel), Joseph (0 to saving his people), Moses (0 to leading his people from Egypt), Joshua, Gideon, Ruth (0 as a Moabite to the grandmother of David and the line of Jesus Christ). When you accept Jesus  you go from 0 to 10.