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  • James 1:2-3

    Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.James 1:2-3 James challenges us to look at the hardships of life in a different light. Notice that trials are not a sign of God’s displeasure, but...
  • Matthew 7:12

    In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the prophets. Matthew 7:12 How we treat others is not to be determined by how we expect them to treat us or by how we think they should treat us, but by how we want them to treat us. Herein is the heart o...
  • The Lord is with me

    In my anguish I cried to the Lord, and he answered by setting me free. The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?Psalm 118:5-6Psalm 118 rings out as a beautiful psalm of thanksgiving and praise, from beginning to end. Verses 1-4 call all of God’s people to give thanks ...
  • Be holy, because I am holy

    Just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: "Be holy, because I am holy."  1 Peter 1:15-16"Holy" is one of those words we generally associate with the "stained glass ghetto", a word only "church folks" use. That may be true, but it's still a great concept. We...
  • Philippians 2:5-8

    In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And bein...
  • Accepting Jesus

    How can I accept Jesus as my personal savior? Accepting Jesus as your personal Savior involves an understanding of who Jesus is, what a Savior is, and what it means to accept Jesus as Savior. Jesus Christ is often noted as a good person, yet the Bible declares He is much more. He is God in human...
  • Isaiah 1:16-17

    Stop doing wrong, learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow. Isaiah 1:16-17 Do you find it easy to replace service to those in need with religious rituals? I know I do! But God wants us to not get so caught up in talk...
  • Psalm 25:14-15

    The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare.Psalm 25:14-15Where does true deliverance come from? Only from God. Deliverance is found in God through deep reverential respect for his holin...
  • Verse of the day - Matthew 10:26-33

    Matthew 10:26-33 Jesus said to the Twelve: “Fear no one. Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not be afraid of those who kill the ...
  • The Coffee Bean Lesson

    The Coffee Bean LessonAuthor UnknownA daughter complained to her father about how hard things were farher. "As soon as I solve one problem," she said, "another one comes up. I'm tired of struggling."Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen where he filled three pots with water and placed each on ...
  • Matthew 11:28

    Jesus said to the crowds: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”Matthew 11:28 Are you somet...
  • Verse of the day - John 1:1

    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 God's Message of salvation was with him at creation. In fact, by nature, the one who was the Message was God himself. John wants us to know that Jesus, God's Word and ultimate Message, was with God from the v...
  • Sharing with others

    The Corinthian church was a diverse community that Paul was encouraging to behave in counter-cultural ways, in how they ate together, but also in how they gave. Paul sent Titus and the brothers to help with the practical organization of the gift, to ensure both financial probity and security. Paul...
  • Statement of Faith

    The following is a revised version of my statement of faith. It is open for interpretation and lets you know more on how my faith has changed over time. Statement of Faith Section 1: The BibleI believe in the Bible, comprised of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired, infallible, and aut...
  • Laying down your burdens

    Laying down your burdens Jesus said: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 What is it that burdens you? What is it that weighs you down and tempts you to fall into depression, sorrow or even despair? Is there something that you tend...
  • TRUSTING THE ALMIGHTY

    TRUSTING THE ALMIGHTYBy Raising Hope Ministry Uganda When Jesus arrived at the official’s house and saw the flute players and the crowd who were making a commotion, he said, “Go away! The girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they ridiculed him. When the crowd was put out, he ca...
  • Technology Today

    The Internet became a mainstream medium around 1996. Those aged under about 25, who grew up with computers and mobile phones, were ‘born’ into this digital world. Those of us in older age groups are ‘immigrants’ to this new world, perhaps on occasional we become confused &lsq...
  • Nothing is without making an effort

    Nothing is without making an effort "He [ John] came as a witness , to bear witness of the Light, that all might believe through him" (Jn1,7). The figure of John the Baptist, which marks each of our Advent is unavoidable. It must go through John to believe in Jesus. To prepare the way of the Lor...
  • How can we know if a child is ready to become a Christian?

    How can we know if a child is ready to become a Christian? What must a child do to become a Christian? What should we do when a very young child wants to accept Christ as his Saviour? Most parents, teachers and pastors wrestle with the prickly issue of children and salvation. The good news is that w...
  • A Ministers Covenant with God

    A Ministers Covenant with God I have been drafting up a covenant that we as ministers should think about doing. As we are here to pass on the Lord's knowledge and wisdom, we should place our own agendas before that of God. The following a is work in progress and is up for discussion. Having, as w...
  • A Note to All Haters

    A Note to All Haters Haters, I don't hate you because Jesus is in me and I choose to agree with His way of doing things. Hate divides good and consolidates bad. If you are a hater, you have probably found other like minded Haters that enjoy hating with you. Jesus said, "I didn't come to bring pe...
  • God's Paint Brush

    God's Paint Brush  Have you ever watched the sun set, or seen the waves crash upon the sand, and look up into the sky to see birds flying above the land.   Have you ever watched two deer play, or seen a wolf howl at the moon, or see a shooting star in the sky on a hot summer night in Jun...
  • Communicating with others

    Communicating with others We order a meal in a restaurant, a supervisor gives direction on a job site, a child tugs at the skirt of their mother, a deaf couple sign in the park, an ad plays on the radio or on a television, and a teenager texts their friend(s) on smartphones. All of these things...
  • Abusing the goodness of God

    Abusing the goodness of GodWell, we have the theme of the goodness of God and the title of our message, “Abusing the goodness of God.” Turn to Romans chapter 2...Romans chapter 2, the great Magna Carta of the gospel, the great book of Romans, chapter 2, and I want to read you the opening...
  • God's Different Names

    What are the different names of God?  EL, ELOAH: God "mighty, strong, prominent" (Nehemiah 9:17; Psalm 139:19) – etymologically, El appears to mean “power,” as in “I have the power to harm you” (Genesis 31:29). El is associated with other qualities, such as integri...
  • Prayer for Teenagers to Pray

    Prayer for Teenagers to PrayHeavenly Father, You are a loving and forgiving God and I ask You Lord to forgive me for all my sins and any unforgiveness thatI may have in my heart. I ask You Lord to forgive me for not always making You a priority in my life. I need Your help rightnow. I am being tem...
  • A Prayer for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

    A Prayer for the Gifts of the Holy Spirit  Holy Spirit, Divine Consoler, I adore You as my true God, with God the Father and God the Son. I adore You and unite myself to the adoration You receive from the angels and saints.  I give You my heart and I offer my ardent thanksgiving for all ...
  • A Prayer to the Holy Spirit

    A Prayer to the Holy Spirit (by Cardinal Mercier) I am going to reveal to you the secret of sanctity and happiness. Every day for five minutes control your imagination and close your eyes to all the noises of the world in order to enter into yourself. Then, in the sanctuary of your baptized soul (wh...
  • Blessing of a New House

    Blessing of a New House  O heavenly Father, Almighty God, we humbly beseech you to bless and sanctify this house and all who dwell therein and everything else in it, and do you grant to fill it with all good things; grant to them, O Lord, the abundance of heavenly blessings and from the richnes...
  • Keep Us From Harm Prayer

    Keep Us From Harm Prayer  Heavenly Father, I come to You now in the Name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I ask You Lord Jesus to put a hedge of protection around me and everyone I have prayed for today and for our homes, cars, lands, properties, (vehicles,) animals, pets, work places, finan...
  • Baptism of the Holy Spirit

    Baptism of the Holy Spirit  Heavenly Father, I come to You now in the Name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Heavenly Father, I plead the Blood of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ over me and I thank You for the most wonderful gift of salvation. Lord Jesus You promised me another gift, the gif...
  • Healing Prayer

    Healing Prayer (speak healing into your body/spirit/life)  Jesus is the Lord of my life. Sickness and disease have no power over me. I am forgiven and free from sin and guilt. I am dead to sin and alive to righteousness. Colossians 1:21, 22   Jesus bore my sins in His Body on the tree...