Category: Encouragements

  • In Works They Deny Him

    Titus was in Crete, an island in the Mediterranean Sea.  Paul had been to Crete and knew what kind of people they were.  He wrote to Titus about the Cretans in Titus 1:12-14 “One of them, a prophet of their own, said, ‘Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.’ This testimony is true. Therefore […]

  • But Rather Giving of Thanks

    Is God interested in the words that come out of your mouth?  Yes, very much so!  As you associate with people of the world, you may hear cursing, swearing, bad language, boasting, foolishness, jesting, gossip, hurtful words and so forth.  There should be a great difference between what comes out of a Christian’s mouth as […]

  • How Are You Clothed?

    In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the tree of which God had commanded them not to eat.  Genesis 3:7-10 “Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings. And they heard the […]

  • Faithful Sayings

    In Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus, he includes several statements that he calls “faithful sayings”.  They appear to be statements of faith that would hold significance for the early Christians.  It is not known for sure the purpose of these faithful sayings, but some believe that these were statements that the early Christians were […]

  • God Sees All

    It is written in Hebrews 4:12-13 “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His […]

  • Works

    We are not saved by works.  Ephesians 2:8-10 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk […]

  • Judging

    Jesus said in Matthew 7:1 “Judge not, that you be not judged.”  Does this mean that we should never judge another person?  Some people believe so.  But after Jesus said “judge not”, He said in Matthew 7:15-16 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.  You […]

  • Humble Yourself Before God

    God gives His grace to those who are humble.  1 Peter 5:5-7 “Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for ‘God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’ Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, […]

  • Accepting What Comes From God

    Often times we experience various emotions such as depression, sadness, worry, fear, anger, discouragement, impatience, and disappointment.  When things are not happening like we desire, we naturally have negative emotions.  Why are things the way they are?  We blame other people for what they have done or we blame ourselves for our inability to have […]

  • Jesus Is Lord

    The disciples of Jesus called Him Lord.  Even the people that He healed called Him Lord.  We have an example in Matthew 8:1-3 “When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, ‘Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.’ Then […]

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