Private: Encouraging Words

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...

Read Acts 9:10-17 Thought for the Day: God’s plans are the right plans! Roughly two thousand years ago, a young man named Saul thought he was doing God’s will by persecuting the Early Church. Not content to simply enjoy his status as a Pharisee, Saul took an...

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...