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Priceless Lives in Christ

Often, we tend to view God as the all powerful One, just watching for us to get one thing wrong, giving Him a reason to reject us. The truth is the opposite! He is pulling for us! He longs for us to come and rest what little faith we have in Him to save us. The story below is helpful in viewing God correctly. Our Daily Bread - July 31, 2021 - Priceless Lives in Christ There is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents. Luke 15:10 READ Luke 15:8–10 Tears streame...

August 5, 2021

It's Who You Know

When the notion of your own death enters your mind, is there a peace within or fear? In the answer is “fear,” let Dave Branon’s words below be an encouragement for you. In early 2019, Charlie VanderMeer died at the age of eighty-four. For many decades, he was known to thousands and thousands of people as Uncle Charlie, the host of the national radio broadcast Children’s Bible Hour. The day before Uncle Charlie slipped into eternity, he told a good friend, “It’s not what you know, it...

July 8, 2021

Way of Escape

Have you blown it…again? Frustrating eh? Victory over sin is less complex than we often imagine. Read below as Dr. David Jeremiah explains: No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 Many of us have been through the preflight instructions given by a flight attendant before t...

July 1, 2021

Worth It, or Worthy?

Hard times are hard to handle. This may be especially true when we are caused pain by the very ones to whom we are trying to reach or minister to. Read the story below, of the lesson learned through the deep suffering afflicted upon Helen Roseveare. This should be very illuminating to us all. Our Daily Bread - May 30, 2021 - Worth It, or Worthy? Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain. Revelation 5:12 READ Revelation 5:6–12 Helen Roseveare, an English missionary physician in the African Congo, was t...

June 24, 2021

Noticing Nature

Do you ever feel stressed? We nearly all do at times, right? Sheridan Voysey has a great suggestion which is very doable here in our lovely country: Our Daily Bread - May 9, 2021 - Noticing Nature Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Matthew 6:26 READ Matthew 6:25–34 A friend and I recently visited a favorite walking spot of mine. Climbing a windswept hill, we crossed a field of wildflowers into a forest of tower...

June 17, 2021

Now! No Condemnation

In today’s unstable world, it’s admittedly hard to feel secure. It’s also easy to find this insecure feeling being transferred over to our relationship with God. However, that feeling of insecurity is totally unnecessary, as is illustrated by an amazing story below, by Dr. David Jeremiah. Turning Point Dr. David Jeremiah - Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - Now! No Condemnation! There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1 Notice the word “now” in Romans 8...

June 10, 2021

Be Sure!

Do you ever find yourself doubting your salvation? If so, the following devotional by Dr. David Jeremiah will offer much encouragement. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name. John 20:31 Most biblically-based preachers and teachers avail themselves of insights gained from the original languages of the Bible. But one preacher, known for his facility with Greek and Hebrew, told his congregation, “My g...

June 3, 2021

She Did What She Could

Are you looking for a way to show the love of Christ to others, but drawing a blank? Let Elisa Morgan’s story below stir your brain cells! Our Daily Bread - May 19, 2021 - She Did What She Could She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial. Mark 14:8 READ Mark 14:3–9 She loaded the plastic container of cupcakes onto the conveyor belt, sending it toward the cashier. Next came the birthday card and various bags of chips. Hair escaped from her ponyta...

May 27, 2021

Why?

Do you ever ask God the one word question, “Why?” Of course, we all do. However, as Dr. David Jeremiah explains below, there is a spiritually immature “Why,” and spiritually mature “Why.” Turning Point-Dr. David Jeremiah - Monday, May 17, 2021 - Why? But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. Genesis 50:20 When something bad happens in the life of a new Christian, they will often say,...

May 20, 2021

Singing Over Us

I often struggle to really believe that God really loves ME! Maybe you struggle in the same way? If so, the truth which is shared below by Kirsten Holmberg, will help you believe as it does me when I struggle. Our Daily Bread - May 10, 2021 - Singing Over Us [He] will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 READ Zephaniah 3:14–17 A young father held his baby boy in his arms, singing to him and rocking him in soothing rhythm. The baby was hearing-impaired, unable to hear the melody or the...

May 14, 2021

Riding the Waves

One thing which is consistent amongst us all is that the pain and struggles of life can lure us from believing that God is still close. Read on, as Xochitl Dixon offers great encouragement, in the midst of her own health crisis… Who is like you, LORD God Almighty? You, LORD, are mighty and your faithfulness surrounds you. - Psalm 89:8 READ PSALM 89:5–17 As my husband strolled down the rocky beach taking photos of the Hawaiian horizon, I sat on a large rock fretting over another medical ...

April 29, 2021

What was the cost?

We have recently celebrated “Good Friday.” However, we too seldom ask ourselves, “What was the cost, enabling that Friday, to be called, “good?” The cost was HIGH as we’re reminded below. Our effort to remember this is essential. Please read… Michelangelo’s works explored many facets of the life of Jesus, yet one of the most poignant was also one of the most simple. In the 1540s he sketched a pieta (a picture of Jesus’ mother holding the body of the dead Christ) for his fr...

April 8, 2021

A Critical Reaction

Are you feeling hurt over words someone has said to you, or about you? Patricia Raybon speaks from her own experience with helpful ideas. Our Daily Bread - October 9, 2020 - A Critical Reaction The one who is patient calms a quarrel. Proverbs 15:18 READ PROVERBS 15:1–2, 31–33 Tough words hurt. So my friend—an award-winning author—struggled with how to respond to the criticism he received. His new book had earned five-star reviews plus a major award. Then a respected magazine revi...

March 18, 2021

We’re Not God

Pride always sems to be that character trait which others have…but of course not me! Words from C. S. Lewis below, may help us to open our eyes. Our Daily Bread - February 19, 2021 - We’re Not God In the pride of your heart you say, “I am a god.” Ezekiel 28:2 READ EZEKIEL 28:1–10 In Mere Christianity, C. S. Lewis recommended asking ourselves some questions to find out if we’re proud: “How much do I dislike it when other people snub me, or refuse to take any notice of me, . . ....

March 11, 2021

Fear Not

In our present world, the inclination to worry seems to grow more each passing day! If you’re like most of us…struggling to avoid fear…allow me to encourage you to read these encouraging from Dr. David Jeremiah. Turning Point-Dr. David Jeremiah - Friday, February 19, 2021 - Fear Not For I, the Lord Your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, “Fear not, I will help you.” Isaiah 41:13 It’s often said there are 365 “fear nots” in the Bible—that is, there are ...

February 25, 2021

Spitting Image

WWJD is an acronym for the phrase “What Would Jesus Do.” This phrase first became popular as far back as the late 1880s, due to a book by Charles Sheldon entitled, “In His Steps: What Would Jesus Do.” More recently, in the 1990s, the phrase became very popular again, primarily of course amongst Christians. It stood then, and still does today, as a reminder to us that we are called to live a life that points to Jesus Christ. With that in mind, the article below by Xochitl Dixon is encoura...

February 18, 2021

Sustainable Energy

Feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the tasks before you. Don’t forget about the energy described by David Mathis below. Turning Point-Dr. David Jeremiah - Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - Sustainable Energy To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me. Colossians 1:29, NIV It takes a lot of energy to keep our world powered up, lit up, and filled up. Scientists tell us that humans daily consume about 63,300,000 megawatt-hours of electricity. Approximately ...

February 11, 2021

A Song in the Night

Psalm 103 on any day, in any way is a fantastically encouraging passage. Read how Glenn Packiam puts this passage into use below. Our Daily Bread - December 27, 2020 - A Song in the Night The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. Psalm 103:8 READ PSALM 103:1–14 The sun had long set when our electrical power suddenly went out. I was at home with our two younger children, and this was their first time experiencing a power outage. After verifying that the utility c...

February 5, 2021

A Lifestyle of Worship

Are you familiar with the idea of worshipping God? Well…Con Campbell’s comments below remind us that worship is far more than just singing and words. Our Daily Bread - January 4, 2020 - A Lifestyle of Worship Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Psalm 100:2 SCRIPTURE INSIGHT While worship of God may include joyful praise and thanksgiving, as Psalm 100 describes, the biblical concept of worship is much broader. The Hebrew word translated “worship” (‘bd...

January 28, 2021

Be Passionate, Not Passive

At times, I think that all of us as Christians feel that making progress in following Jesus is impossible. The truth is, it is a marathon, not a sprint, and the progress is made one step at a time. You might enjoy reading about Brad Hathaway below. Turning Point-Dr. David Jeremiah - Thursday, January 21, 2021 - Be Passionate, Not Passive He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. 1 John 2:6 Years ago when Brad Hathaway of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, was in his mi...

January 22, 2021

Uncharted Waters

If you’re even a bit anzious about how 2021 will play out, you’ll find some encouragement below: Our Daily Bread - January 1, 2021 - Uncharted WatersWhen you pass through the waters, I will be with you. Isaiah 43:2 READ ISAIAH 43:1–7 The ball drops in New York’s Times Square. The crowd counts down to Big Ben chiming. Sydney Harbor erupts in fireworks. However your city marks it, there’s something exciting about welcoming in a new year and the fresh start it brings. On New Year’s Day ...

January 7, 2021

Influence

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January 3, 2021

Choosing Hope

Feeling a bit sad at the moment? Here’s some encouragement. Our Daily Bread - October 27, 2020 - Choosing Hope But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD. Micah 7:7 READ MICAH 7:2–7 I am one of millions of people worldwide who suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder), a type of depression common in places with limited sunlight due to short winter days. When I begin to fear winter’s frozen curse will never end, I’m eager for any evidence that longer days and warmer temperatures are ...

December 24, 2020

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

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December 20, 2020

Connection is Essential!

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