All posts in "Words Of Encouragement"

Choosing to Forget

By Tracy Gimpel / last month

We have heard the catchphrase, Forgive and Forget.  We can tell someone we have forgiven them, but forgetting the incident is another story.  Forgetting is something that we must choose to do – and it often takes effort.  However, with God’s help, it is very possible. Please consider the following verses: Philippians 3:13 “Forgetting those […]


Lesson 8 Gifts of the Holy Spirit

By Phyllis Corbin / last month

LESSON 8 –  THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT GIFTS OF HEALING: DEFINITION: Supernatural Holy Spirit – given healing as a gift to individuals. What are the gifts of healing? The verses seem to teach individual healings coming supernaturally from the Holy Spirit with a Christian as a tool. The Purpose of the Gifts of […]


Landmines In The Path Of The Pastor

By James Thornton / a couple of months ago

Landmines In The Path Of The Pastor By, James L. Thornton Don’t let hidden dangers sabotage your ministry: From time to time, God will bless a pastor with unexpected, tremendous popularity. His church quickly mushrooms. Everyone wants to be a part of his congregation or learn from his innovative approach. People begin to make predictions about […]


Peeper and Hawkins

By Lynne Conley / a couple of months ago

“Why is everyone still huddled in the chicken coop this morning?” asked Peeper as he stretched his scrawny wings and legs. “Haven’t you seen him?” quavered his brother. “He’s the biggest crow I’ve ever seen!” “I don’t think he is a crow,” exclaimed another. “He looks more like a vulture to me!.” A loud ruckus […]


The Night Jesus Walked On The Sea

By James Thornton / a couple of months ago

The Night Jesus Walked On The Sea By, James L. Thornton ~~~~~~~~~~~Contents~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Introduction 2. Scripture Matthew 14:25 3. The Storm Happened At Night 4. The Disciples Were In The Will Of God 5. Jesus Came To Them Walking On The Sea 6. Conclusion ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Introduction: Paul wrote, “In perils in the wilderness, in […]


Lesson Eight -Forgive our Trespasses

By Deborah Hooper / a couple of months ago

Matthew 6:9 After this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead […]


Three Strikes – You’re Out; Six Strikes – Total Victory

By Susan Niswonger / a few months ago

Have you ever tried and failed; heard that “three times is a charm,” and it wasn’t; been told, “Three strikes you’re out” and believed it?  If any of these statements apply to a situation in your life, it is a situation with which you are still struggling, but probably have given up on ever experiencing […]


The Empty Nest

By Lisa Peter / a few months ago

The Empty Nest My girls are all grown up and leaving home.  Melissa (my middle daughter) left for 8 months last year – 4 months in Belize at the Cayo Deaf Institute and in Belize City with our UPC Missionaries Bro. and Sis. Sawyer and Amy.  Then 4 months she was around the clock caregiver […]


God Turns Our Darkness Into Light

By James Thornton / a few months ago

God Turns Our Darkness Into Light By, James L. Thornton In The Beginning, God Created The Light To Illuminate The World And Dispel The Darkness: “Darkness was upon the face of the deep” Genesis 1:2. In the beginning, there was no dawn to end the night, no sun to warm the day, no moonlight reflected […]


Use It or Lose It

By Lynne Conley / a few months ago

Use it or Lose It By: Lynne Conley Jesus often spoke in a parable to his followers. In the Biblical times if a wealthy man was going on a long journey for an extended time he would often make his trusted servants to be his representatives. When the master returned he rewarded them for their […]

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