After Christmas

December 26, 2017

After Christmas

“He is Our Peace.” Ephesians 2:14 (KJV) For many, Christmas is the most favorite time of the year.  With Christmas comes the hope of “peace on earth, good will toward men.”  We exchange cards that reflect our feelings about this special time of the year. Some send cards that speak of the love, joy, and […]

December 19, 2017

To the Praise of God’s Glorious Grace

Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by […]

December 12, 2017

In Christ

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.” Ephesians 1:3 (NKJ) What does the believer need to “live victoriously”?  Some people think it begins with identifying their “spiritual gifts” so they can serve in the church (Eph. 4:12).  […]

December 5, 2017

A Psalm for Advent

“The LORD reigns; Let the earth rejoice; Let the multitude of isles be glad!” Psalm 97:1 (NKJ) Advent has begun.  It is a time for personal reflection and spiritual awakening as we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Christ Child.  Choirs and orchestras are tailoring special worship music to commemorate the glorious day when […]

November 28, 2017

Perfecting Love

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7 (NIV) Entering into this holiday season, WordBytes has shared two mindsets that will help us understand what really makes this time of the year special—relationships and gratitude.  This shift […]

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 […]

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