“I have made up my mind to obey your laws forever,
no matter what.”
~Psalm 119:112 CEV~
Today, let’s pray for those who are struggling with decisions.
- Church participation
Decisions can be difficult. They also can change our future in a big way. Pray about the decisions you are facing. Let God lead you in making decisions.
Read the Bible – “I will….”
The calendar has turned to a New Year, but hundreds of people in the Southeast continue picking up the pieces following the massive storms that hit the region in 2018.
Following Northern California’s deadly Camp Fire, one church has experienced apparent supernatural provision and spiritual harvest amid its ministry efforts. Others have devoted themselves to counseling and listening.
As churches become aware of potential safety issues, more are signing up for background check services through LifeWay Christian Resources’ OneSource program.
Christian cake artist Jack Phillips can proceed with his latest lawsuit alleging Colorado harassed him based on his religious beliefs, but he may no longer seek damages from nine of the 10 defendants targeted.
As an observer of Christianity and public life, Bruce Ashford sees the good, the bad and the ugly of American political engagement. In a new book, “Letters to an American Christian,” he is seeking to change it for the better.
Today’s From the States features items from: Illinois Baptist; The Alabama Baptist; BaptistLIFE (Maryland)
Southern Baptists are praying in Jesus’ name in the offices of Muslim princes and presidents hosting evangelicals on tours promoting religious freedom in the Middle East.
Read these and other timely articles at Baptist Press (www.bpnews.net).
Read Christian articles/books and watch Christian programs. Build yourself up spiritually.
As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep.
I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness.
Read the Bible today.
- Malachi 1-2
- Proverbs 31:10-31
- Matthew 26-27
Get your new Bible Reading Guide at FBC, Kentwood this week. This year we will be reading according to topics. Our January topic is “I Will” from Psalms.
Louisiana Baptist Message – http://baptistmessage.com/
Baptist Press – http://www.bpnews.net/
Waylon Bailey – http://waylonbailey.com/
Thom S. Rainer – https://thomrainer.com/
I hope you find some time to reflect on articles in these websites this week.
“I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
~Philippians 4:13 ESV~
Rev. David Cutrer has some blockages checked, but will not need anything else done. Thank God for David’s good report.
My David received another good report yesterday. David saw his retina specialist who helped him be able to see following cataract surgeries. Yesterday, the doctor checked David’s eyes and said it was another miracle that they eyes are not experiencing more problems. We thank God for the good report and for the wonderful Christian doctor who helped David get through a very difficult experience.
Baptist Press Articles
Read the Christmas Story – Luke 12
Read the Bible Today
- Proverbs 24
- Matthew 10
There are many Christmas programs scheduled for local churches. Connect with one or more and be blessed.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Read the Bible
- Hosea 3-4
- Psalm 136
- Luke 22
Pastor’s Wife Tragically Killed in New Orleans Carjacking
Minn.-Wis. Baptists continue CP climb
DR efforts continue in Carolinas, across U.S.
Tebows ‘called’ to ‘Run the Race’ film
Reconsider Roe v. Wade, brief urges Supreme Court
I hope these reading suggestions are “food for thought” today.