GOD THOUGHT 9/6/23
by Jill Lowe on September 6th, 2023
As Christians, we ought never to overlook our heritage. An awareness of our Christian heritage helps us to understand our identity, and gives us a sense of where God is leading us.
GOD THOUGHT 8/30/23
by Jill Lowe on August 30th, 2023
Some years ago, I was in a financial wilderness. I had no way of earning money, and my greatest need was food.
God Thought 8/23/23
by Jordan Raynor (YouVersion) on August 23rd, 2023
There are eternal rewards for how we work in this life and it is good and right for those rewards to lead us to care deeply about serving others, and by extension the Lord, through the ministry of excellence at work.
God Thought 8/16/23
by Jordan Raynor (YouVersion) on August 16th, 2023
Why are we commanded to steward our time wisely? Not so that we will have more time to spend on selfish pursuits. We are called to redeem our time because "the days are evil” and we are running out of time to do the will of the Lord.
God Thought 8/9/23
by Jordan Raynor (YouVersion) on August 9th, 2023
When we do our most exceptional work, we will often be rewarded with financial excess. One God-honoring use of that excess is to share it generously with those who have none. The poor need our help, and we the Church are called to give it.
God Thought 8/2/23
by Jordan Raynor (YouVersion) on August 2nd, 2023
Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
God Thought 7/26/23
by Jordan Raynor (YouVersion) on July 26th, 2023
God loves you and me no matter how productive or unproductive we are today. Ironically, it’s that truth that gives us the ambition to be wildly productive. Why? Because working to earn someone’s favor is exhausting. But working in response to unconditional favor is intoxicating.
God Thought 7/19/23
by Jordan Raynor (YouVersion) on July 19th, 2023
What does that future hope mean for our work today? Everything! As those "under Christ" and his authority, we are called to work in a way that makes the world long for heaven to come to earth.
God Thought 7/12/23
by Nathan Finsel on July 12th, 2023
'It is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be put to shame in any way, but that by my speaking with all boldness, Christ will be exalted now as always in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, living is Christ and dying is gain. I am hard pressed between the two: my desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better; but to remain in the flesh is more necessary for ...
God Thought 7/5/23
by Nathan Finsel on July 5th, 2023
'While Paul was looking intently at the council he said, “Brothers, up to this day I have lived my life with a clear conscience before God.” Then the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near him to strike him on the mouth. At this Paul said to him, “God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! Are you sitting there to judge me according to the law, and yet in violation of the law you order me...
God Thought 6/28/23
by Nathan Finsel on June 28th, 2023
'Then certain individuals came down from Judea and were teaching the brothers, “Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses, you cannot be saved.” And after Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension and debate with them, Paul and Barnabas and some of the others were appointed to go up to Jerusalem to discuss this question with the apostles and the elders. 'Acts 15:1-2'The apostles ...
God Thought 6/21/23
by Nathan Finsel on June 21st, 2023
How we view our work – in service to ourselves or in service to others – makes all the difference in our ability to be witnesses for Christ. Paul gives us a powerful example of what it looks like to shift from self-interest to serving others so that we can be a light for Christ at work.