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November 22, 2017

Gratitude in Action

“Ho, Everyone who thirsts, Come to the waters, And you who have no money, Come, buy, and eat. Yes come, buy wine, and milk, without money and without price.”  lsaiah 55:1 (NKJV) As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving 2017, it is an appropriate time to consider not only what we are thankful for but also, […]

November 14, 2017

The Power of Relationship

“A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” Proverbs 17:17 (KJV) Many of you have asked “the source” of inspiration for the weekly WordBytes.  Interestingly, many come as a result of simply observing life and the things that God calls to my attention.  This week I received an unexpected thank […]

November 7, 2017

Redeeming the Time

 “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”   Ephesians 5:15-16 (NKJ) “Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.”  Colossians 4:5 (NKJ)  As a child, I remember going with my parents to shop for groceries. Upon paying the bill, my […]

November 1, 2017

Appreciative Living

So teach us to count our days that we may gain a wise heart. Psalm 90:12 (NRS)   This teaching was part of an earlier series we did on “Reclaiming Your Life”.  As we formulate principles for “Redeeming the Time”, it is critical that we fully understand the value of appreciative living. There is a […]

October 24, 2017

Once Upon A Time

“But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.” Galatians 4:4 (NKJ) Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and […]

October 17, 2017

Don’t Squander the Day

“This is the day the LORD has made.” Psalm 118:24 (NKJ) “Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it, you can never get it back.” Time is something all living creatures share.  It is both […]

October 10, 2017

Faith to Persevere: The Application

“All of these died in faith without having received the promises, but from a distance they saw and greeted them. They confessed that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth.” Hebrews 11:13 (NRS)   All the Faith Hall of Famers “died in faith” not having received the promises but having seen them afar were […]

October 3, 2017

Faith to Persevere

These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Hebrews 11:13   (NKJ) To persevere requires one to continue despite difficulties, opposition, or discouragement. This requires not only spiritual power […]

September 26, 2017

Power to Persevere

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. Ephesians 6:18 (KJV)   If you were to ask me what character trait is critical for spiritual growth and maturity, I would answer, “perseverance”; and if you were to then ask me which character […]

September 19, 2017

God’s Guide to Spiritual Fitness

In support of our 2017 Lydia’s Market theme of Living Well, I’d like to focus this week’s teaching on a key disciple that is foundational for “living well”—spiritual fitness.  For our discussion today spiritual fitness is defined as the state or condition of being qualified and suitable for God’s purpose. Examples of spiritual fitness can […]

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