Please read Psalm 58.
Please read Psalm 57.
This morning I want us to read through a few passages of how the people in the early church supported each other. I think these passages are a great reminder of how we need to be loving, caring and supporting each other. It is also a great reminder of how important it is to worship together. The early church got together regularly. In doing so they were constantly growing and learning about their faith but they also began to invest in each other.
I don’t know what this will look like for each of us or how the Lord directs you to support others. I pray that these passages will open all of our eyes to the needs of the communities we live in as well as those who are within our own congregations.
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.” Acts 2:42-47
“Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.” Acts 4:32-35
Krista Jones – 8.6.17
Please read Psalm 56 this morning.
This morning we will be reading a portion of scripture that will remind us of the importance of forgiving and forgetting. I know this is hard for some of us. Hard because the hurt lingers. But what I’ve learned, or I should say still learning, is that when we cling to past hurts we allow unforgiveness to seep into our hearts. Once this happens it can turn to bitterness and resentment. This, my friends, will only bring more pain into our lives.
I’ll let God’s Word speak for itself. Read Matthew 18:21-35.
Krista Jones – 5.26.17
Yesterday we listen to a worship song that talked about coming to the altar of the Lord with our burdens. Today we’ll be reading through Psalm 55 about casting our burdens up the Lord.
“But I call to God, and the Lord will save me. Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan, and he hears my voice” (verses 16-17).
Please read Psalm 55.
I work hard at memorizing scripture. It isn’t easy so I work on it almost daily. Today I ran across a verse I thought was worth sharing. We often need to be reminded that the Lord is always with us. It says here that nothing can separate us from Him. Not death, things that have happened or will happen, people in power, hight nor depth. In fact it say “anything else in all creation.”
May the Lord speak to your heart this morning as you meditate upon these verses.
Krista Jones – 8.28.17