God Will Help You Today

an encouragement to trust during trials

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Psalms 46:1   To the chief Musician for the sons of Korah, A Song upon Alamoth. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
This world is full of trials, temptations and trouble. Sometimes these things get the best of us and we find ourselves bruised and broken. There will be times when you feel like your life is over and your world will never be the same. The evil voices of condemnation and doubt can be deafening and destructive.
As a pastor, I have the privilege of helping people through some of the darkest days of their lives. I never take it for granted that people trust me with their heart when they are the most defeated, discouraged and vulnerable. I rejoice that I represent Almighty God Who can conquer any foe and bring good out of terrible situations. I love pointing people to Jesus on their darkest days! God is so big that there is no unsolvable problem or unpassable chasm. God is powerful enough to give you victory in any condition or circumstance! Don’t lose heart child of God! Your gracious Heavenly Father cares for you more than you can understand. He will uphold you with His everlasting arms. Choose to believe Him by faith. God will be pleased, you will be strengthened and the world will marvel.

A Good Report Maketh the Bones Fat – The Bible Amazes Me Again

Proverbs 15:30

The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.

Those of us that have studied the Bible for many years have learned to trust its truthfulness without question.  Gone are the days of constant doubt and wondering what parts of the Bible can be trusted.  I have found it to be true by study and experience.

The Bible bears any scrutiny.  It is the inspired and preserved Word of God.  I am amazed at how many times throughout history the Bible has been challenged only to be proven right in measurable areas such as history, archeology and science.  What an amazing book!

The verse mentioned above has brought a smile to my face many times.  I know a body can be fat, but can bones be fat?  At times in my life my fluctuating weight has made me wonder if I might be the poster child for fat bones!

I have never doubted that the Bible is correct in this verse.  But I confess I did not understand the analogy.  We all know the immediate benefits of good news.  It certainly has physical and mental blessings.  However, today as I was studying for a message, I learned an interesting fact.  One of the purposes of human bones is fat storage.  Yes, you read that right.  We all know that bones contain red marrow that produces blood cells.  Yet I learned today that bones also contain yellow marrow.  This yellow bone marrow stores fat.  The yellow bone marrow can become red marrow to help in blood cell production in the event of a great loss of blood or anemia.

Thousands of years before fancy microscopes and expensive tests God told us this medical fact!

Once again, the Bible amazes me!  God is good to give us His written Word.

Read it today and be amazed.

Simple Outline of John 3:16

John 3-16 verseHere is a simple outline of John 3:16 that the Lord gave me while I was going over my sermon for tomorrow morning.  I have never preached it, but I look forward to doing so one day as the Lord leads.  I sensed that I should post this now. I pray it will be a blessing to someone tonight.  If you would take the time to add substantiating verses, it would be a great teaching/preaching help.  Let me know what you think.

God bless.

John 3:16:

Declares God’s Love

“For God so loved the world…”

Describes Christ’s Sacrifice

“…that he gave his only begotten son…”

Defines God’s Terms

“…that whosoever believeth in him…”

Decries Man’s Sin

“…should not perish…”

Details God’s Gift

“…but have everlasting life.”

Benefits of Scripture Memory

Benefits of Memorizing Scripture
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It is an odd reality that many who believe the Bible to be the inspired and preserved Word of God, and sole authority for faith and practice, often overlook the necessity of committing Scripture to memory. Although we have almost unlimited access to the written Word in America, there are times when we need the help of Scripture and can’t put our hands on it at that moment. We should have a systematic plan to memorize it so that it is available in every situation. Furthermore, God’s Word dwelling in our heart has powerful benefits that many take for granted and of which others are ignorant. Below is a list of empowering benefits of memorizing the Bible. At the end of the list is a link to hear the audio sermon that expounds this outline.

Memorizing God’s Word:

Helps you to abide in Christ.

Joh 15:5  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

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