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Weekend Word- “Be Still, And Know”

Written by scoopsnews on April 14, 2018 – 5:20 am -

Weekend Word

David experienced a great deal of trouble, and the only way he survived was by trusting in the Lord. He had to believe God was powerful enough to help him out of his difficulty. Only when he was still and trusting could he know in a very real way that God was God.

That same trust gives us the strength to face our days with confidence and peace.

Psalm 46:10

Be still and know that I am God.

Happy Saturday!


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“Go Tell My Disciples, And Peter” -Easter Is For Second Chances

Written by scoopsnews on March 31, 2018 – 5:53 am -

Weekend Word

Are you struggling today?  Do you need a second chance?

But he said to them, “Do not be alarmed. You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He is risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples—and Peter—that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, as He said to you.” —Mark 16:6-7
Do you need a second chance today? On the first Easter morning, Peter needed one. There in the Upper Room, he had insisted that he would never deny Christ. But just as Jesus had predicted, Peter not only denied the Lord, but he denied Him three times. The last glimpse Peter had of Jesus before His crucifixion was in the glow of the fire in the high priest’s courtyard, where he actually made eye contact with Jesus. And then he went out and wept bitterly.

What kind of look do you think Jesus gave Peter when their eyes met? Do you think it was one of those I-told-you-so looks? Do you think it was one of scorn, as if to say, “How could you betray Me?” I don’t think it was either one. I think it was a look of love, a look of compassion that said, “I still love you, Peter.” And I believe that is why Peter went out and wept bitterly. He had failed the Lord so miserably. He probably thought there was no hope for him.

But then a message went out from the empty tomb that Jesus had risen, followed by these instructions, “Go, tell His disciples—and Peter. . . (Harvest Daily)

Easter is for second chances. What are you waiting for?


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Weekend Word From SGN Scoops

Written by scoopsnews on March 24, 2018 – 5:22 am -

Weekend Word

Jesus rose early in the morning to have time to talk with His Father.
(Mark 1:35)
We should strive to be more like Jesus.

Psalm 5:3 says:
My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
In the morning when I rise….Give me Jesus!


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What’s Your Calling? Weekend Word

Written by scoopsnews on March 17, 2018 – 6:22 am -

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Moses is one of history’s most noted leaders.
He led the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Then he served as a priestly leader.
Exodus 4:10-12 King James Version (KJV)
10 And Moses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant: but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.
11 And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? have not I the Lord?
12 Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.

What’s your calling?


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Weekend Word From SGN Scoops

Written by scoopsnews on March 10, 2018 – 5:01 am -

Weekend Word

Oswald Chambers, the author of the Christian classic devotional text My Utmost For His Highest, advised, “Never support an experience which does not have God as its source, and faith in God as its result.” These words serve as a powerful reminder that, as Christians, we are called to walk with God and obey His commandments. However, we live in a world that presents us with countless temptations to stray far from God’s path.
D.L. Moody said this…..
If we have the true love of God in our hearts, we will show it in our lives. We will not have to go up and down the earth proclaiming it. We will show it in everything we say or do.
TODAY’S PRAYER
Lord, please help us honor you in everything we say and do today. Help us to live our lives as if it were the only Bible someone will ever see. Amen

Happy Saturday!


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Weekend Word From SGN Scoops

Written by scoopsnews on February 24, 2018 – 6:25 am -

 

Weekend Word

Psalm 46:10

Be still, and know that I am God.

David experienced trouble. He survived by trusting in the Lord.

David also wrote. “Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still” (Psalm 4:4)

Many of us have lost the ability to meditate on God.

When we lay down at night, we toss and turn and worry about our problems instead of calmly meditating and trusting God.

We need to trust God. Trusting Him gives us strength to face each day with confidence…


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Trusting God When It Makes No Sense

Written by scoopsnews on February 10, 2018 – 5:56 am -

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“No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:13

There is a wonderful Bible story that describes a much greater God. It’s the story of three Hebrew boys who refused to worship the idols of Nebuchadnezzar. Their response, “God can spare us from the fiery furnace; He has that power. But, even if He does not, we’ll never serve your gods or bow down to your statue.” They chose to trust God even when it made no earthly sense to do so. And God came through for them, Remember?
God will never take us through a trial that is too hard for us to deal with. No matter how difficult your trials, you can trust His promise. He will give us a way to endure it, to resist it, or to get through it. I’m sure folks made fun of the three boys as they do us sometimes today, but they trusted God. Are you trusting him with your trial today? You can! Even when it makes no earthly sense.

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Weekend Word From SGN Scoops “Are YOU a Person Of Prayer?”

Written by scoopsnews on January 20, 2018 – 9:25 am -

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Weekend Word From SGN Scoops “Are YOU a Person Of Prayer?”

“‘Now Elijah said to Ahab, ‘Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of the roar of a heavy shower.’ So, Ahab went up to eat and drink. But Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he crouched down on the earth and put his face between his knees. … It came about at the seventh time, that he said, ‘Behold, a cloud as small as a man’s hand is coming up from the sea.’ And he said, ‘Go up, say to Ahab, “Prepare your chariot and go down, so that the heavy shower does not stop you.’”

1 Kings 18: 41, 42 & 44

What does it take to become a person of  prayer and faith like Elijah?

  1. Righteousness. (James 5:15) To be righteous means to be right with God, walking with and trusting God – even when it isn’t popular. James tells us that the prayer of a righteous man accomplishes a lot.
  2. Persistence. (James 4:2b) Elijah prayed persistently in God’s will – and this is key. Too often we pray for things we want rather than things God wants. It comes down to the motives behind our prayers – is it about ME or about GOD?
  3. Faith. Elijah prayed with great faith. From overcoming the prophets of Baal (850 of them to 1 of him), to informing the King of Israel that he better hurry on home before getting caught in the storm when it hadn’t rained in over three years – Elijah had incredible faith.

Today, what our homes and families, churches and communities need now more than ever before are people who pray powerful prayers.  Just like Elijah, an ordinary man who believed in an extraordinary God. You too can become a person of powerful prayer. (Right From The Heart Ministries- One Minute Devotions)

Have a Great Weekend!


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God is Speaking, Are You Listening?

Written by scoopsnews on July 8, 2017 – 5:27 am -

God Is Speaking to You…Are You Listening?

(Love Worth Finding, Adrian Rogers)

“The heavens declare the glory of God’ and the firmament showeth his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1

This may not come as a surprise to you, but God is speaking to you right now. Maybe not in the same way He did when He spoke creation into existence. Or when he instructed his disciples on the hillside. But let me assure you, His voice still goes forth.

All you have to do is look up, look down, and look in. Look up. God is speaking to you through the inspiration in His creation. Look down. Read and meditate upon the words of instruction He has given through His word. Look in. Allow your heart, your soul, and your mind to be illumined by His Spirit.

The Inspiration In His Creation
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge.” Psalm 19:1-2
Right now, God is declaring His glory, His greatness, and His goodness. Just look out your window. Do you see the clouds? The trees? The birds? Find a mirror and look at your reflection. You are His grandest creation!

Colossians 1:16 tells us that all things have been created by Him and for Him. As a result, all of creation declares the glory of God. The very stars of heaven are His candelabra!

Not only does creation declare the glory of God, it speaks of the greatness of God. There was nothing, then God spoke. A gifted pastor once said, “God stepped from behind the curtain of nowhere and stood upon the platform on nothing and spoke a world into existence.”

God has put together a universe with great immensity and complexity. The warmth of the sun is a reminder of the warmth of His grace. The laughter of a child is a reflection of His joy. The majestic mountains are a proclamation of His strength.

Instruction Through His Word
“The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.” Psalm 19:7-8
God’s Word is likely to be the first place you would look to listen to God. It is here where you learn about the heart and mind of God. And it is here that we learn not only what God has wrought, but also what He has taught. The Word of God is…

Sure. Within its pages you’ll find a firm place to stand.
Simple. It is deep enough that a scholar can forever explore the bottomless truths, yet shallow enough that a child can drink without fear of drowning.
Straight. Truth will never lead you astray. Some may think that “straight” means “difficult.” But that’s not what Psalm 19 says. “The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart.” His way is a way of joy, not of difficulty.
Spotless. There are no seeds of corruption, no suggestion of error, no stain of evil.

Illumination By His Spirit

“Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins…Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight…” Psalm 19:12-14
This final way God speaks to you is clearly unique. You can look up at His handiwork to see Him. You can look in His Word to read about Him. But it’s only when you are illuminated by His Spirit that you begin to put it all together.

When the Holy Spirit fills your life at the point of your salvation, you are given an intimate privilege to experience the conviction, cleansing, control and sweet communion of God Himself.

Psalm 19 says, “Who can understand his errors?” I can’t. You can’t. We need the conviction of His Spirit. After He has convicted us of our sins, He cleanses us. 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

And to strengthen us from falling again, the Spirit controls us. “Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins” (Psalm 19:13). Finally, the Spirit’s illumination gives us the greatest of privileges — communion with God — the Creator, the Word, the Truth, and the Life.


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Weekend Word from SGN Scoops- Belonging

Written by scoopsnews on June 24, 2017 – 6:01 am -

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Weekend Word

If you could see as Jesus sees, would you change the way you view yourself?

Jesus always welcomes those who no one else takes in. He invites the ones that no one else invites.

Scripture says, “You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him you called you out of the darkness and into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9

Praise God , We are a chosen people! We are precious and valuable to HIM.

Have a great day and share this message with someone that is not feeling like they belong.

 

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