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Forgiven, forgiving, encouraging!

A Word from the Lord “I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong – that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:11-12 A Word of Encouragement Paul and the congregations he… Read More

Baptized into a family of blessing!

A Word from the Lord “I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong – that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:11-12 A Word of Encouragement When confusion and the hardships… Read More

Lesson Five: Joy Is Fuel for Ministry!

Instant wellness assessment I can assess your level of wellness for ministry in about two minutes. In my eight years at Grace Place Wellness, I’ve asked hundreds of pastors, “How are you?” After the initial pleasantries, and sharing a little about our ministry, I’ll often ask again, “Okay, tell me,… Read More

The joy of unity in the Lord!

A Word from the Lord “I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong – that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:11-12 A Word of Encouragement Unity is a gift from… Read More

Serving in partnership lightens the load!

A Word from the Lord “I long to see you so that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to make you strong – that is, that you and I may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:11-12 A Word of Encouragement Jethro was right: Don’t try… Read More

From the most unexpected places

A Word from the Lord “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah….” Micah 5:2 A Word of Encouragement Don’t ever think that the small and unrecognized are not the Lord’s favorite instruments of wonder. Jesus has a way of showing up in the most… Read More

God uses the tiny and unnoticed for big purposes

A Word from the Lord “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree.” Matthew 13:31-32 A… Read More

We’re thankful for your faithful service!

A Word from the Lord “Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness.” Matthew 25:23 A Word of Encouragement God notices your ministry efforts, whether you make the evening… Read More

Remember, you’re small, but you belong to the Lord

A Word from the Lord “Although I am less than the least of all the apostles, this grace was given to me: to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.” Ephesians 3:8 A Word of Encouragement You have mighty deeds to perform in the power of Christ. Remember… Read More

Part of a huge, worldwide family

A Word from the Lord “He took him outside and said, “Look up at the heavens and count the stars – if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Genesis 15:5 A Word of Encouragement It’s natural to feel overwhelmed by the… Read More

Jesus shows up when we get out of the way

A Word from the Lord “But one more powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie.” Luke 3:16 A Word of Encouragement You’re not called to work miracles. Jesus shows his strength when we point to him and then stay humbly out… Read More

You Bring Glory to God!

A Word from the Lord “Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.” Psalm 115:1 A Word of Encouragement There is only One who deserves the glory and praise for the beauty of the gospel and the… Read More