Welcome to our new website. We do hope this will be an encouragement for you. Under each heading below there is a selection to choose from. we pray will encourage and offer hope to you.
1. Under “Daily Devotionals” you will find two options, one consisting of “365 Daily devotionals” a daily truth to encourage you and also “Devotional Messages “ which are longer articles from various passages of Scripture. Like you I don’t have it all together but learning as I go and sometimes relearning and as Peter wrote ” I write these things to remind you,” I am often in
need of reminding of truth I have forgotten or neglected .
The last 18 months I have spent most of it bedridden or close to it in my bedroom from painful debilitating disease and many devotionals have come forth from these times from what I refer to as ” Bedside Ministries, ” formed out of the furnace of affliction.
2. Under “Audio Messages” you will find four categories of audio messages of various types and lengths. “Sermon Slices” are short portions taken from various messages I have spoken at a church or conference and may focus on one point to seek to encourage you and help offer daily hope or to be honest if you are like me I need it moment by moment depending on what is going in in my life.
The two minute audio “Encouragement” messages have a verse, an illustration and application to seek to encourage you and exalt The Lord Jesus who loves you. Then there are radio messages and in particular portions of the Philippians series . There are also regular messages given at conferences or churches on various topics.
3. Under “Scripture Memorization.” What food is for the physical His Word is food for our soul. Jesus said, “…It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.’”- Matthew 4:4. Three times when tempted He replied ” It is written, it is written, it is written..,”
A. There is power in His Word when tempted and trust to strengthen as we learn to apply.
B. There is Comfort to be found in His Word -“This is my comfort in my affliction, That Your word has revived me.” This verse is very personal to me during my illness.
C. There is Encouragement and Hope for you to be found in His Word – ” For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.”- Romans 15:4
D. There is Freedom to be found in His Word –“…and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”- John 8:32
E. There is Christ to whom the Word testifies to and the meaning of life revealed in His Word- “Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.”- Luke 24:27
His Word strengthens you in times of temptation, strength for your soul, comforts, encourages produces hope reveals life and the resurrected Lord reveals Himself through it. These are but a few reasons to hide His Word in your heart . We often say I can’t memorize but we can memorize pay day! So it is the importance we place on something often decides the time, attention we give to something or Someone! If you memorize one verse that may be more than all of last year, that is good, you can have one more to meditate upon, to know Him better …Join with us in hiding His Word in your heart. I don’t honestly know how I would have been able to survive some of the severest trials in my life if I did not have His Word in “the furnace of affliction.”
So, thanks for looking in with us and hopefully you will find some encouragement today!