Encouraging Words

Read Acts 17:16-25 Thought for the Day: Today, I can build a bridge! The Apostle Paul arrived in Athens to a startling scene: “while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols”....

Read 2 Timothy 4:1-5 Thought for the Day: Ignore the crowd. Follow Jesus. The summer before I entered 7th Grade, I bought a sheepskin shirt (imported from Scotland) when my family was on vacation in New Hampshire. Having recently seen Braveheart for the first time only a...

Read 2 Kings 2:15-22 Thought for the Day: We follow the examples of Christians who came before us. Current Patriots captain and perennial Pro-Bowler Matthew Slater was not the first in his family to play professional football. As he grew up, playing in the NFL was not...

Read Joshua 24:14-28 Thought for the Day: “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!” When is the time to go “all-in”? Although we may not have thought of it this way, going “all-in” is actually in line with Biblical teachings. In the Old...

Read Deuteronomy 34 Thought for the Day: Am I willing to let go and trust God? Many are able to lead their subordinates charismatically and inspire those around them. Many rise to great heights of fame, popularity, and influence. Some lead faithfully and put the well-being of...

Read Acts 18:18-23 Thought for the Day: As a Christian, I can positively influence others! In the early days of Methodism in America, the number of churches far exceeded the number of trained clergy. Therefore, pastors were known as “circuit riders”. Rather than being responsible for only...

Read Acts 18:1-4 Thought for the Day: Today I have opportunities to share the Gospel! In all of history, it would be hard to find a leader greater than the Apostle Paul. In the span of a few short decades, he successfully planted churches throughout the world....

Read Acts 17:10-15 Thought for the Day: The Bible is my ultimate written authority! It is quite fun to see some of the variations different families add when they sit down for a game of Monopoly. It is very likely that no two families play this classic...

Read Acts 16:11-15 Thought for the Day: What in my life is getting in the way of Jesus? A few years ago, I had the opportunity to help a friend get ready for the arrival of his first child. Not yet having kids of my own, I...