Encouraging Words

Read Luke 11:9-12 Thought for the Day: When we pray, God provides what we need! In the Eleventh Chapter of Luke’s Gospel, Jesus made it clear: when we pray to our Heavenly Father, He provides what we need. Never shying away from a good illustration, Jesus points...

Read Colossians 3:12-17 Thought for the Day: Today, I can pray for others! Recently, I was driving through Boston and stopped at a red light. As I waited, a homeless man knocked on my window and held up a sign asking for monetary assistance. Quickly looking down,...

Read Matthew 6:5-14 Thought for the Day: Today, I will focus on my needs over my wants. When I was in high school, I signed up for the local Thanksgiving Turkey Trot. I felt very confident on race day. Then, I started thinking about the delicious pumpkin...

ReadMatthew 9:35-38 Thought for the Day: Jesus has compassion for the lost and asks us to pray! The summer before I went off to college, I was hired to bus tables at a busy restaurant. For the first month, things went according to plan: I showed up,...

Read 1 John 5:14-15 Thought for the Day: Who am I praying for? A question we often encounter is simple: “What is God’s will for my life?” Throughout the centuries, this is a question that followers of Jesus have asked many times. Once we trust Him, it...

Read 1 John 4:1-6 Thought for the Day: I need to follow the right voice! When I was in Kindergarten, my parents had me participate in a learn-to-play baseball league. While I didn’t love it (I ultimately realized I’m more of a musician than an athlete), I...

ReadGalatians 1:6-10 Thought for the Day: My focus for today is following Jesus! Thinking back, it is easy to remember several TV shows which used a “monster of the week” format. From Power Rangers to the X Files to Buffy the Vampire Slayer (and even including 1960s...

Read Luke 18:1-8 Thought for the Day: Today is a day to pray! When much of society closed for business in March 2020, the people of our church did something really amazing. For 100 consecutive days, members of our congregation met every single morning at 8:00 a.m....

Read Titus 3:1-7 Thought for the Day: Jesus has given me a new life! Before Jesus paid the ultimate price on the Cross, we were lost. Try as we might to obey laws, individuals have never been able to do it perfectly. Attempting to build a relationship...

Read Luke 12:22-34 Thought for the Day: Seek first the kingdom of God! It has often been noted that you can understand a person’s priorities by watching where they invest their time and money. If I say “I love playing basketball” but the hoop in my driveway...