Churches have staff come and go like any organization, but when does it become excessive and a red flag for an unhealthy church? Doesn’t the congregation merit an honest explanation? What is the role of the elders in allowing the workplace environment that precipitates employee loss? Do you see similar circumstances at your church? “Two…

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Joy in Verse Encouragement for 20220419

Today is a beautiful day, because Abraham showed hospitality to the three visitors who came to tell him that Sarah would have a son, “‘Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree, while I bring a morsel of bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that…

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Joy in Verse Encouragement for 20220326

Today is a beautiful day, because “‘For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. And as for the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was said to you by God: “I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and…

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Joy in Verse Encouragement for 20220118

Today is a beautiful day, because, “For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer. If you put these things before the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being…

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Joy in Verse Encouragement for 20211231

Today is a beautiful day, because :We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, remembering before four God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.” (1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 ESV) Faith #joyinverse #blessedthisdayandeveryday

Joy in Verse Encouragement for 20211215

Today is a beautiful day, because Paul understood the gravity of faith in Christ, “For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but…

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Joy in Verse Encouragement for 20211210

Today is a beautiful day, because “In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all…

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Prayer for Today

Almighty God, the one who holds me and sustains me, I cannot express my love for you and my awe of you better than your servant, Paul. I join in his acclamation of your work within us for all generations. I lift his prayer in the name and authority of Jesus, according to your good…

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Joy in Verse Encouragement for 20210925

Today is a beautiful day, because in all the turmoil the answer is as Jesus told his disciples, “And Jesus answered them, ‘Have faith in God.’” (Mark 11:22 ESV) Faith #joyinverse #blessedthisdayandeveryday

Joy in Verse Encouragement for 20210917

Today is a beautiful day, because of the times God has provided, “And they began discussing it among themselves, saying, ‘We brought no bread.’ But Jesus, aware of this, said, ‘O you of little faith, why are you discussing among yourselves the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive? Do you…

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