Monthly Archives: December 2016

Difficulty in disciple making recognized… yeah, it’s hard, but press on… help the weak… read on 

“In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ “”‭. Paul to the Ephesians Elders (‭Acts‬ ‭20:35‬ ‭ESV‬‬)

“If you love good disciples, it is no credit to you; rather with gentleness bring the more troublesome ones into submission.” – Ignatius of Antioch to Polycarp

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In whom are we placing our trust??? Consider…

“Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. 

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.””‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭17:5-8‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/jer.17.5-8.esv

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Anxious? We all get anxious… meditate in this:

fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10 ESV)

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God’s compassion…

As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him. [14] For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust. (Psalm 103:13-14 ESV) but whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.” (B 1:33 ESV)

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God is our refuge…

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1 ESV)

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Here is some Advent HOPE for ya…

“so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.”‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭9:28‬ ‭ESV‬‬

http://bible.com/59/heb.9.28.esv

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The LORD is my light and my salvation;…

…whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1 ESV)

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