Serve One Another

Mark 10:45

Verse of the Day:   Mark 10:45          

For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.    

Jesus was born a King, yet by His example, He teaches us to be humble. The Bible says that Jesus did not come to be served but to serve. As ambassadors of Christ our lives should exemplify His characteristics and should reflect Christ in us. Let’s follow His example of humility by serving the less fortunate. You can touch lives with your kindness and service to others by sharing the hope and love of Jesus Christ. Although Covid 19 has changed the way we may be used to volunteering there are still ways you can safely be of service in your community and remotely. Do good, be rich in good works, ready to give and willing to share. (1 Timothy 6:18)

God’s Will Not Mine

Luke 22:41-42

Verse of the Day:  Luke 22:41-42      

He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”        

Jesus gave us the example of how to pray, especially when going through something difficult and life changing. First, In Luke 22:41 it says He went a little farther leaving the disciples behind so He could be alone. Intense prayer needs privacy, sometimes it just needs to be you and God alone, no one else, no distractions. Second, He knelt down and prayed. Kneeling to God shows humility, respect and honor. Third, He prayed to God saying, “Father if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Jesus knew what was ahead and He asked His Father, if He was willing, to change the outcome that had already been set in motion. Then He relinquished His own will to the will of God. We too must voluntarily hand over our stress, our problems, our worries and our lives to God and let His will be done. God has a purpose and a plan for your life and He knows everything from beginning to end. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and pray for His will to be done in your life.

More Blessed to Give than to Receive

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Verse of the Day: Acts 20:35

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

God has given us more than we could ever deserve and we should follow His example of giving. When we give to the destitute we are spreading God’s love and hope into the hearts of those who receive the gift. When you give in a right spirit it truly is an act of worship and pleases the Lord. Let’s not forget that God gives to us so that we may be generous to others. This Christmas let’s focus on giving rather than receiving.

God’s Will Not Mine

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Verse of the Day:  Matthew 26:39

And going a little farther, He fell on His face and prayed, saying, my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me, nevertheless; not as I will, but as you will.

 

Jesus gave us the example of how to pray when going through something difficult. He prayed to God saying, if it’s possible let this difficult situation pass from me but let it be what you want, not what I want. God knows everything from the beginning to the end we just need to trust Him and pray for His will to be done in our lives.

Teaching Children About God

Proverbs 22 6

 

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

 

One of the most important things we can ever teach children is how much God loves them.   Knowing they are loved by God Himself will give them confidence to shine.  Let’s be examples for the children in our lives and teach them what it is to know and love God and what it is to be loved by Him.

More Blessed to Give

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Verse of the Day:  Acts 20:35

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’

 

God has given us more than we could ever deserve and we should follow his example of giving. When we give to the weak we are spreading God’s love and hope into the hearts of those who receive the gift. When you give in a right spirit it truly is an act of worship and pleases the Lord. Let’s not forget that God gives to us so that we may be generous to others.  This Christmas lets focus on giving rather than receiving.

Teach by Example

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 34:11

Come, my children, listen to me:  I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

 

The best gift you can give your children is to teach them to obey and follow the Lord which leads to wisdom, prosperity and a happy life. Teaching children to fear the Lord doesn’t mean they should be afraid of Him, it means they should respect Him and put Him first in their lives. Fear of the Lord requires awe, reverence, adoration, honor, worship, faith, trust, thankfulness, and love.  We teach these to our children not just by word but by example. Share Jesus, the greatest gift of all, with your children.

God’s Will Not Mine

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Verse of the Day:   Matthew 26:39

And going a little farther, He fell on His face and prayed, saying, my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me, nevertheless; not as I will, but as you will.

 

Jesus gave us the example of how to pray when going through something difficult. He prayed to the Father saying, if it’s possible let this difficult situation pass from me but let it be what you want, not what I want. God knows everything from the beginning to the end we just need to trust Him and His will.

Gentle and Humble

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Verse of the Day:   Matthew 11:29

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

 

If your life feels out of control, in turmoil, or you feel angry Jesus is the answer.  Jesus was a great example of how to be gentle and humble.  Follow His example and you will find rest for your soul. Gentle = kind, mild in temperament; Humble = respectful, showing a modest estimate of one’s own importance.

Happy Father’s Day

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Proverbs 20:7

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 20:7

 

The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.

 

Fathers: You are responsible for teaching your children about the Lord.  Be a spiritual leader by example, show love, discipline when necessary, and have compassion for your children.  Children:  Obey, respect, and honor your father, in all the ways of the Lord.  Fathers and Children:  No one is perfect, forgive each other and try to live in peace.

Verse of the Day:  Proverbs 20:7

 

The righteous man walks in his integrity; his children are blessed after him.

 

Fathers: You are responsible for teaching your children about the Lord.  Be a spiritual leader by example, show love, discipline when necessary, and have compassion for your children.  Children:  Obey, respect, and honor your father, in all the ways of the Lord.  Fathers and Children:  No one is perfect, forgive each other and try to live in peace.