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2016, September 5

​The following are some “Final” words in the epistles. They are a sort of conclusion to what was already said. They are not necessarily the major doctrines set forth in the apostles’ writings but are concluding exhortations that the readers might live in the doctrine that was taught. I find them encouraging and desirable. 
2 Corinthians 13:11

Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.
Ephesians 6:10

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Philippians 3:1

Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. For me to write the same things to you is not tedious, but for you it is safe.
Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
1 Thessalonians 4:1

Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God. 
2 Thessalonians 3:1

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified, just as it is with you, and that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for not all men have faith. 
2 Timothy 4:8

Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
1 Peter 3:8-9

Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.

-Brother Pat Woods

2016, September 4

​”Shout joy to the Lord, all the earth.

Worship the the Lord with gladness, come before Him with joyful songs.

Know that the Lord is God, it is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture.”Psalm 100: 1-3

Singing His praises must be such a beautiful aroma for our Lord, coming from our hearts will never be off key or out of tune.  Our Father loves us who believe and trust in Him and Him alone.  Today… Make a joyful noise unto our Lord and please Him  like none other.
-Sister Kasey Stokes

2016, September 2

​”And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and He doeth according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?” Dan 4:35.

Let that resonate in your mind and heart. If God can do whatever He wants and you have been appointed to obtain salvation through faith in Christ. Who can stop it? 

 By the way, this came out of the mouth of a heathen king. How much greater insights do we have, having been given the mind of Christ, the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, and the gospel of Christ. I exhort you to declare the decree of your King.

-Brother Erik Olmsted

2016, September 1

​”Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ” 2Cor1:3-5

If you are seeking comfort by someone or something other than God you will search in vain. God is rich in mercy, it is his very nature and he is the creator and deliver of ALL comfort. Run to him during your tribulation and remember that those that are given much, much is required. The comfort you receive is to be utilized in comforting others. Allow God to use you to minister comfort. 
-Sister Brandi Woods

2016, August 23

​What do you need? Is the thing that keeps you up at night really necessary? Do you need to worry about it? What are the main things in your life? Perhaps the words of Jesus will minister to the soul wearied by worrying. “Only one this is needed…” 

(Luke 10:41-42)

And Jesus answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”

Mary chose to sit at the feet of Jesus. THAT is needed!

-Brother Pat Woods

2016, August 16

​”For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state. For all seek their own, not the things which are of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 2:20-21)

While it is regrettable that there are not many for will genuinely care for the well-being of the brethren, it is a great blessing to have some. Count yourself blessed if you have someone with whom the Lord has knit your heart. This is someone who will enter into the work of the Lord with you and for you. Jonathan once said to David “whatever you yourself desire, I will do it for you” (1 Sam 20:4). And David showed great care to Mephibosheth on account of his love for Jonathan. That is a precious kinship that the Lord is able to bring about. It is good for us to labor to be Jonathan for the David’s in our lives and vice versa. It is good to be as Timothy for Paul. Foster the relationships that the Lord has formed in your life. You and they will be blessed by it. 

-Brother Pat Woods

2016, August 9

​Acts 20:24

But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

The grace of God is potent. Paul spent his time in Asia ministering to the brethren “with all humility of mind, and with many tears and temptations” (v19). Everywhere he went the Jews were lying in wait to do him harm. Though in all of this he kept nothing back that was profitable to the church. He taught publicly and from house to house. He testified both to Jews and Greeks to repent and believe on Jesus. He was bound by the Holy Spirit to continue doing this even unto Jerusalem where he did not know what would happen only that he knew that bounds and afflictions awaiting him in every city…how much more Jerusalem. But none of these things moved him. That is what grace is capable of accomplishing – Brother Pat Woods

2016, July 26

Ephesians 1:5-6
Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

It is Gods will, His purpose and desire, to bring men into fellowship with Himself that He might bless them with unsearchable riches. In salvation, He makes it righteous for Him to do this upon men who were once defiled. He washed away their sins and them makes His abide in them. In the words of our text He justifies men by faith in order to “accept” them, “adopt” them, and join them unto Himself. Fellowship with Deity! What a work.
– Brother Pat Woods

2016, July 14

Acts 5:38-42
“And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God. And to him they agreed: and when they had called the apostles, and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ.”

    Sometimes we may be tempted to ask why, as God’s people, must we live in such a time as this? This world seems to be in perilous times. There is hatred and wickedness everywhere. People are being attacked based on race, religion, even their choice of occupation. There are people who threaten our safety and peace daily. We may be tempted to wonder why we must suffer through these trying times. But, consider the apostles here in Acts 5. They were called before the council for preaching Jesus. They were beaten and punished. After which, they did not ask, “why us?”, instead, they rejoiced!! They were thankful that God had considered them worthy to face affliction for His name! This world needs to know Jesus, He is the only hope. You are a believer in Jesus! You are a believer in the only hope this world has! You are the one God has chosen to preach Jesus to the world at this time. God has considered you worthy to bear the name of Christ, REJOICE! Press on, preach Jesus boldly and with confidence. When faced with affliction, remember that if it is of God it will not be overthrown. “It is a privilege that God has called you to be a christian at this time, in the midst of this wickedness.” – Bro. Tim Smith
– Sister Hillary Boyd

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