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encouragement entertainment praise

Always Enough

In the dry and weary land
Lord, You are the rain
In the sea of shattered ones
Your love comes rushing in

You hold the world within Your hands
And see each tear that falls
Through every fire and every storm
You’re Always Enough
Always Enough

Your love is peace to the broken
Faith for the widow
Hope for the orphan
Strength for the weak

Your love is the anthem of nations
Rings out through the ages
And You’re Always Enough for me

In the watches of the night
Lord, You are my song
Hope is in the morning light
Your love shines like the dawn

You keep my heart in perfect peace

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encouragement love

Is there anything more wonderful than …

God’s love? 

He loved and knew you before he created you , before he created time. 

To a rebellious people who rejected him and killed his prophets, he bled and died to satisfy judgment and to preserve his holiness.  To those that reject his sacrifice, he still causes the sun to shine upon them and the rains to raise their crops.  He calls them through his faulty saints, his word, the majesty of his creation, and the force of conscience. 

He loves us patiently and is slow to anger.  He calls us to return his love and devotion and to love each other selflessly.  Though he is the ageless, almighty, creator of all things seen and unseen, he humbled himself to be born a child to a peasant couple in a backwater province on the outskirt of the Roman empire.  To make sure we didn’t miss the point, he was born among the squalor of livestock, with no servants, not even a bed. Instead of a king, to the world he appeared a bastard child.  He demonstrated what it means to humble oneself for purposes of serving and loving those that do not deserve it.  He calls us to demonstrate that same love in all areas of our lives and to all people. 

By this all will know

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culture encouragement entertainment Ministry

I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ – massive campaign

Answers in Genesis has rolled out the “I Am Not Ashamed” campaign, featuring “I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ” message.  It’s a media blitz – television, YouTube, blog, internet, Facebook, Twitter, TV, newspaper, billboards … it’s a massive campaign.  You can see it all here.  I encourage you to email the YouTube videos and post them on your FB account.  At the center of it is a “living” Bible where people contribute their rendition of Biblical passages.  Submit a video of you and/or your family reciting your favorite (or most obscure) chapter in the Bible.  There are really cool billboards, see them here, that feature “The Bible speaks for itself on _____,” where the blank may be abortion, racism, marriage, etc.  You can sponsor a billboard to include listing your church or ministry on it.  All very cool stuff.  Pray that this media blitz introduces millions to the Gospel and that souls are saved, and please spread the word!

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encouragement theology

Do our words make us hypocrites?

“For we all stumble in many ways.  If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a mature man, able to bridle the whole body as well…for every species of beasts and birds, of reptiles and creatures of the sea, is tamed and has been tamed by the human race.  But no one can tame the tongue; it is a restless evil and full of deadly poison.  With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the likeness of God; from the same mouth come both blessing and cursing.  My brethren, these things ought not to be this way.” -James 3:2, 7-11

This passage of Scripture struck me as I was reading today.  How often do I have something bad to say about other people when their lives interfere with my own?  What will be my reaction to the driver who cuts me off on the way home from church tomorrow?

The challenge here in James is that it describes others as being “made in the likeness of God”.  Note also that the audience of our words is never spoken here in James — the core issue is our own heart, not with who hears us.  May we remember that about the next person who bothers or annoys us: let us remember that they are in God’s image, and may we also remember to keep our mouths shut.

Even when I am alone in my car!