VerseD: Psalm 40:1-2

I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.

Psalm 40:1‭-‬2, ESV

The world will tell us we are meaningless accidents, and the devil will have us focus on being animate dirt. Yet, we know God has made us in His image, giving us value and purpose. We can trust our Creator.

VerseD: Matthew 19:26

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matthew 19:26, ESV

The world will tell we are all we need. The devil will try to convince us we can save ourselves. Only in Jesus can we be saved, and only God can accomplish anything.

VerseD: Isaiah 41:10

fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10, ESV

The world and the devil want to hold us back and lead us from righteousness, but, even if we stumble, God is there to help us overcome and thrive.

VerseD: Hebrews 10:24-25

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Hebrews 10:24‭-‬25, ESV

Knowing our own sinfulness and the devil’s schemes, we gather together as believers in God to encourage each other in Christ and His Word.

This Sunday at Church: Pray for churches you know looking for a Pastor

As discussed before, we have sent one of our elders to pastor a small local church looking for a full-time pastor. I know of four churches whose pastors will be leaving soon, and, just in our town, six churches looking for a youth pastor or other leader. (Fortunately, we are a close-knit community of youth leaders. E help each other out.)

We need more men to step up to lead, getting educated and pastoring local flocks.

Daniel

This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Pray for churches you know looking for a Pastor. In 2021 I was guest speaking at a church that lost the two pastors that they had.  This church had a Chinese Senior Pastor and an associate pastor for the English ministry.  I […]

This Sunday at Church: Pray for churches you know looking for a Pastor

VerseD: Ephesians 6:11

Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.

Ephesians 6:11, ESV

The devil wishes to stop us from obeying God, but when we are prepared for His tactics, he is powerless against us.

VerseD: Philippians 4:19

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:19, ESV

Our sovereign God manages the universe. He can make sure we have everything we need. Trust Him, especially for the salvation of your soul.

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

1 Corinthians 10:13, ESV

Our sovereign God knows our weaknesses and understands our temptations, and He helps us overcome them without forcing us by His Holy Spirit.

VerseD: Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Psalm 19:14, ESV

Out God is sovereign, as shown in His power over death and life, so may we seek and honor Him in all we say and do.

VerseD: 1 Chronicles 29:11

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.

1 Chronicles 29:11, ESV

Our God is sovereign over all. He can handle and do anything, and we can trust in Him. Give Him glory!