All posts in "Words Of Encouragement"

Sowing The Word – Not Merely Eating

By Tracie Fritcher Johnson / a couple of years ago

What do you think of when you hear the term sowing seed?  Many times we immediately think of sharing the good news with those around us.  In Luke 8:11-15, Jesus used this illustration to teach His followers what sometimes occurs when people hear the Good News.  Often, a crop isn’t produced because variables such as […]


Rightly Dividing the Word

By George Nava / a couple of years ago

The term Hermeneutics: Can be very difficult to define in understandable terminology. But for the sake of simplicity let us define it as: To understand fully the Science that teaches us the principles, methods, and laws of interpretation. ( Doctrinal teaching  is fundamental to biblical revelation and understanding) In other words, the means by which […]


You have laid the Foundation, now FINISH the building

By Steven Lewis / a couple of years ago

Luke 14:28-30  28.  For which of you. intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost whether he have sufficient to finish it? 29.  Lest haply after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him. 30.  Saying, This man […]


Some seeds must die

By Ginger R / a couple of years ago

I got offended the other day at church. I know, it’s hard to believe but it’s true. In fact, I could probably step out and say that I have offended others. I often half-jokingly refer to myself as a “repeat offender”. I don’t believe that anyone purposely sets out to offend anyone, by word or deed, […]



By Phyllis Corbin / a couple of years ago

A VINE, A WORM AND AN EAST WIND (Jonah 4:5) I. Introduction A. Of all the lessons we learn from the book of Jonah one of the most demonstrable is the mercy and grace of God; 1. God had mercy on the poor frightened sailors caught in the storm. 2. He had mercy on a […]


Choose Grace

By Lynne Conley / a couple of years ago

Choose Grace When you have come to the edge of all light that you know and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown faith is knowing one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught to fly. Being faithful is necessary […]


Blessed Assurance

By Lynne Conley / 3 years ago

Blessed Assurance By: Lynne Conley Scripture Text: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it is tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: ( 1 Peter 1:7 KJV) John and Mercy Crosby were proud parents […]


The Illusion of Peace

By Sheri Boulet / 3 years ago

When I was a teenager my best friend was a girl named Sherry. I know, you’re are thinking, “How confusing is that?” but we managed quite well. Sherry and I were polar opposites in every way, but we had (and still have) a great love for one another. Sherry was always outgoing and out spoken. […]


The Harness of Love

By James Thornton / 3 years ago

The Harness Of Love By, James L. Thornton Hosea 11:4. “I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.” This scripture refers to the custom of raising the yoke from the necks and […]


Lead us not into temptation, Deliver us from evil

By Deborah Hooper / 3 years ago

Lead us not into temptation, Deliver us from evil 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 […]

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