Christmas is For-giving

Verse of the Day:  Matthew 6:14-15  

For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Faith in Action: Life is too short to hold on to pain and grudges from the past. Trust in God, let go of anger, and give the gift of forgiveness not only to the person who hurt you, but to yourself as well.

Tis the Season to Be Jolly

Verse of the Day:   James 1:19         

My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry   

Faith in Action: If you feel yourself getting stressed out or angry, take a deep breath, say a little prayer and try to focus on the Lord and the real reason for the season.

Jesus is the Reason for the Season

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 22:6      

Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it. 

Faith in Action: Before the world starts putting its idea of what Christmas is, teach your children all about a Christ centered Christmas. Teach them the real reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Is It Worth Your Soul?

Verse of the Day:  Mark 8:36 

What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?           

Faith in Action: The world tries to draw you in and pull you away from God, let nothing come between you and God. Don’t lose your soul over something temporary, and just to be clear, everything on earth is temporary. Put Jesus first and live a life of faith and holiness.

Biblical Meekness is Not Weakness

Verse of the Day:  Matthew 5:5         

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth           

Faith in Action: Do not let the world confuse you. Biblical meekness is not a weakness; it is a virtue. Be more like Jesus and less like the world. Be patient and kind, obedient and humble so that you may enjoy the gift of peace and prosperity.

Now Is the Time

Verse of the Day:  2 Corinthians 6:2 

For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.” I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.   

Faith in Action: Do not delay repentance and salvation. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring. Now is the right time to give your life to God, now is the right time to heed His call, today is the right time to be saved. Jesus is coming soon, are you ready?

Sharing God’s Word

Verse of the Day:  Exodus 4:12         

Now go, I will help you speak and teach you what to say.   

Faith in Action: God will give you the courage to share His Word and your testimony with others. Step out in faith to share the message of God’s love, forgiveness, and salvation.

Be a God Pleaser

Verse of the Day:  Galatians 1:10     

Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Faith in Action: Seek God first, look to Him for approval over the approval of others. Don’t be negatively influenced by people who don’t know God, instead be strong in your faith and obedient to God’s Word.

Walk in Love

Verse of the Day:  Ephesians 5:2      

And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma.       

Faith in Action: Choose to walk in love, to be patient and kind, selfless, and tenderhearted as an offering to God.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Verse of the Day:  1 Chronicles 29:13          

Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.           

Faith in Action: Give thanks and praise God today and every day!