Mercy

Titus 3 5 (2)

Verse of the Day: Titus 3:5

He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.

The dictionary describes mercy as compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone to whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm. We are all born sinners with sinful, selfish natures because of the sin that entered the world through Adam and Eve. We deserve the condemnation that came as a result of sin, which is death. But, because of God’s tender mercy, He sent His only Son to pay the price of sin so that we could be saved and made righteous. Instead of punishment, His merciful, free gift of salvation brings forgiveness and eternal life through Jesus Christ our Savior.

A Friend in Jesus

John 15 15

Verse of the Day:  John 15:15

I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

How awesome to have a friend in Jesus.  He knows you, He cares about you and He loves you more than you will ever know.  He always has your best interest at heart and He’ll never turn his back on you. He’ll never leave you, He’s always there for you and you can always count on Him.  He wants to spend time with you so you will never feel alone.  You can tell Him anything and you can believe that He will never betray your trust.  There is no friend like Jesus, He’s the best friend you’ll ever have.

O Holy Night

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Verse of the Day:  John 3:17

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

 

The star was shining brightly in the City of David on the night the Savior was born. God sent His only Son to offer the grace of the gospel, eternal life and salvation, that the world through Him might be saved.  The birth of Christ, the Messiah, was proclaimed by angels to the shepherds who went to Bethlehem and found Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus lying in the manger. Take a moment to reflect on the greatest gift ever given, Jesus Christ our Savior.

Getting Through Dark Days

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 43:5

Why, my soul, are you downcast?  Why so disturbed within me?  Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

 

Life is not always sunshine and flowers.  There are days when bad things happen, days when sadness creeps in and there are days when we just feel lonely.  In these times, you need to lift your head toward God and give praise to your Savior.  Thank Him for all the good in your life. God loves you more than you will ever know. Put your hope in Him and rely on Him to get you through even the darkest of days.

Freedom

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Verse of the Day:  2 Corinthians 3:17

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

 

As a nation we ought to be grateful for the freedom we have in this country and for many of us it’s our tradition to celebrate that freedom.  As a child of God we have an even greater freedom because God is present in our lives and we are freed from the chains that bind us. There is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain that tries to restrain us and keep us in a life of sin. There is true freedom from knowing and having a relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ!

O Holy Night

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Verse of the Day:  John 3:17

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

 

The star was shining brightly in the city of David on the night the Savior was born. God sent His only Son to offer the grace of the gospel, eternal life and salvation, that the world through him might be saved.  The birth of Christ, the Messiah, was proclaimed by angels to the shepherds who went to Bethlehem and found Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus lying in the manger. On Christmas Eve let’s stop for a moment and reflect on the greatest gift ever given, Jesus Christ our Savior.