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“Highly Exalted”

9 hours 19 min ago

“For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11).

Message summary: Whatever happens may you have a deep awareness of this vital truth; Christ is highly exalted.

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“Love God”

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 11:40am

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment” (Matthew 22:37). “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:5).

Message summary: Today we will consider what Jesus called the first and greatest commandment.

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“Be Still, My Soul” – “When Faith Is Tested”

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 9:30am

“Be still and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10). “Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring” (2 Thessalonians 1:4).

Message summary: May your faith arise so that you experience the present and future reward of remaining faithful in the midst of difficulty!

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“A Lesson From Historic Route 66”

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 11:30am

“Watch the path of your feet and all your ways will be established. Do not turn to the right nor to the left; turn your foot from evil” (Proverbs 4:26-27). “Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day” (Psalm 25:4,5). “Thus says the Lord, ‘Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; and you will find rest for your souls’. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it’” (Jeremiah 6:16).

Message summary: Today, let us make a fresh resolve to stay on old Route 66 in staying true to the teachings in all 66 books in the Bible.

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“Fearfully and Wonderfully Made”

Thu, 10/15/2020 - 9:45am

“For the life of a creature is in the blood” (Leviticus 17:11). “For you created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well” (Psalm 139:13,14 NIV).

Message summary: Today, let us marvel at the wonder of life; our conception, prenatal development, birth and the blessing of being alive!

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“A Pantry For God’s Commands”

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 9:30am

“The wise store up choice food and olive oil” (Proverbs 21:20). “My son, keep my words and store up my commands within you” (Proverbs 7:1). “Thy word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee” (Psalm 119:11).

Message summary: Today let us consider the value of storing up the wise commands of a loving God. “Store them up” in your soul’s Scriptural pantry so that your spirit overflows with fruitful produce year round!

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“A Good Minister”

Mon, 10/12/2020 - 9:36am

“Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me” (Matthew 25:40). “If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed” (1 Timothy 4:6). “Preach the Word” (2 Timothy 4:2).

Message summary: Today we examine a Scripture that describes a fundamental characteristic of a good minister.

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“A Beautiful Story”

Fri, 10/09/2020 - 12:52pm

“Do not lose heart… For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all” (2 Corinthians 4:16,17). “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28).

Message summary: God works all things out for the ultimate good, although I believe in some cases much will be revealed or clarified on the other side.

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“God’s Word At Work”

Thu, 10/08/2020 - 9:30am

“And we also thank God continually because, when you received the Word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the Word of God, which is at work in you who believe” (1 Thessalonians 2:13).

Message summary: Today we consider the energizing power of God’s Word at work!

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“A Vital Reminder”

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 11:25am

“God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them” (Hebrews 6:10). “Your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58). “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9).

Message summary: Sometimes God speaks to us through a Scripture verse in a most memorable way.

Read message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2020-10-07.htm

Note: Today’s message is a bit longer due to a stirred memory.

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“The Abundance Of Grace”

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 9:30am

“For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ” (Romans 5:17).

Message summary: As we consider our restored relationship with God having accepted Christ’s provision we can be assured of and rejoice in His abundant safety factor of grace. It’s not just adequate, it’s abundant! Grace is greater than all our sin!

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“Architect and Builder”

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 8:30am

“For he [Abraham] was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God” (Hebrews 11:10).

Message summary: Let us joyfully serve Jesus Christ today as we also direct our thoughts and affections on things above where our lives are hidden with Christ in God.

Read message here: https://www.dailyencouragement.net/archives/2020-10-05.htm

Note: Due to travel no audio prepared for this message. (Slow internet in hotel)

“Let Us Run With Endurance!”

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 10:10am

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:1,2).

Message summary: Remember, we will all be judged by how we finish, not by how we start!

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“A Consideration Of Faith’s Commendation”

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 9:30am

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for” (Hebrews 11:1,2).

Message summary: We are commended on the same basis of those in the Bible, our faith.

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“The Boasting That Is Acceptable”

Wed, 09/30/2020 - 11:39am

“This is what the LORD says: ‘Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,’ declares the LORD” (Jeremiah 9:23-24). “Therefore, as it is written: ‘Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord'” (1 Corinthians 1:31). “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Galatians 6:14).

Message summary: Today, may God give us a growing understanding of His will so that we graciously make His will our own.

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“Man’s Foolishness”

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 9:30am

For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate” (1 Corinthians 1:19). “For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God” (1 Corinthians 3:19).

Message summary: Some things are just plain foolishness!

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“Jesus Matters”

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 11:47am

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21).

Message summary:  “Jesus matters” is the ultimate understatement!

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“An Absolute Promise”

Fri, 09/25/2020 - 11:34am

“And if I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am” (John 14:3). “The Lord is not slow in keeping His promise, as some understand slowness. Instead He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).

Message summary: Today we encourage you to find deep assurance in our Lord’s simple words, “I will come back.” Indeed, in His perfect timing, these events will surely occur. That is an absolute promise, yet to be fulfilled! Until then, get ready and stay ready! Maranatha, the Lord is coming!

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“To This I Hold”

Thu, 09/24/2020 - 9:30am

“But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses” (1 Timothy 6:11,12).

Message summary: To this I hold, my hope is only Jesus!

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“A Consideration Of Spiritual Ire”

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:00pm

“A Consideration Of Spiritual Ire”

Message summary: Let God’s Word saturate your life today: “My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires”.

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