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The Trials Build Strength!

A Word from the Lord “Consider it all joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.” James 1:2 A Word of Encouragement God is always at work for your benefit, even in trials, building in you the… Read More

Boasting in the Cross!

A Word from the Lord “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.” Galatians 6:14 A Word of Encouragement The world offers many temporary pleasures, but our glory is in the… Read More

The Struggle Lasts a Short While!

A Word from the Lord “But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.” 1 Peter 4:13 A Word of Encouragement Glory awaits you, but in these days of trial and hardship, we get only little glimpses of… Read More

Lesson Four: Don’t Try Ministry Alone!

Even Han Solo had partners Ministry is hard enough without the self-inflicted wounds we endure far too often. Among them is trying to do everything all by ourselves. I know I’m dating myself with the 1970’s cultural reference, (being a 1950’s guy, my first thought was the Lone Ranger), but… Read More

Never Alone!

A Word from the Lord “So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord, or ashamed of me his prisoner. But join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God.” 2 Timothy 1:8 A Word of Encouragement You’re on the right road! Timothy found strength… Read More

Never Alone!

A Word from the Lord “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 A Word of Encouragement Everywhere you go, whatever the task, no matter the obstacles… Read More

Bearing the Cross of Ministry

A Word from the Lord “Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.” 2 Timothy 2:3 A Word of Encouragement All who have gone before us have faced hardship and trial. Find courage today by knowing that you are not alone. The way of the cross will… Read More

Take a Drink from the Water of Life!

A Word from the Lord Jesus said, “…but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14 A Word of Encouragement In order to bear living water to… Read More

Rest. Eat. It’s a Long Journey!

A Word from the Lord The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched Elijah and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” 1 Kings 19:7 A Word of Encouragement Ministry is hard and takes a toll on you physically. God,… Read More

Lesson 2: Ministry Is the Way of the Cross!

Sorry, the Glory goes to Jesus He warned the disciples that ministry would be hard. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me” (Matthew 5:11). The way of ministry was paved for us by the martyrs. Paul… Read More

Peacemaking? Impossible?

A Word from the Lord Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.” John 14:27 A Word of Encouragement It’s hard to bring healing and peace to broken relationships. What makes ministry so great is the… Read More