Category: Encouragements

  • 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 […]

  • Never Give Up!

    During World War II, Britain was under attack by the forces of Germany.  The attack included daily and nightly bombings of industrial targets, towns, and cities.  More than 40,000 civilians were killed in these bombings and more than a million houses were destroyed or damaged.  For the citizens of Britain, this was a very discouraging […]

  • Husbands Love Your Wives

    In the past, many marriages were arranged.  The parents of the bride and groom decided who their children should marry. However, most people today get married because they love each other and desire to spend their lives together.  But as time goes by, the husband and wife see the flaws in each other.  Each does […]

  • Boldness

    I have great respect for the Apostle Paul.  He was instrumental in the spreading of the gospel throughout much of the known world during his time.  He was willing to suffer persecutions for Jesus Christ.  He lists what he had to go through to preach the gospel in 2 Corinthians 11:23-27 “In labors more abundant, […]

  • The Book of Life

    The apostle Paul wrote a letter to the Philippians.  As he began to close his letter, he wrote several personal notes to individuals that he knew.  Consider what he wrote in Philippians 4:3 “And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the […]

  • Eternal Punishment

    It is clear from the Bible that one of two destinations awaits each person after this life.  Paul wrote about the judgement of God in Romans 2:6-11 “who ‘will render to each one according to his deeds’: eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality; but […]

  • The Furtherance Of The Gospel

    At the time that the Apostle Paul wrote the Philippian letter, he was imprisoned in Rome for preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.  He did not have the freedom to visit new places to spread the gospel.  He could not go back to existing churches to strengthen them and help them grow their congregations.  He […]

  • Imitating God

    God wants us to imitate Him.  Ephesians 5:1 “Therefore be imitators of God as dear children.”  Young children learn by imitating their parents.  We learn how to walk, how to talk, how to use a fork or spoon, and many other things by seeing and hearing our parents do these things.  There may be instruction […]