Paul

WEEKLY MEDITATION 12-18 JULY 2021

Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your word and will into our lives for your glory. Please give us peace and comfort in these difficult times and help us cling to you through your word and the presence of the holy spirit. We know you are still in control and will use these difficult times for your good. Forgive us if we interpret your silence as a lack of your love. We know you will answer if we only stay faithful. In Jesus’ name…

– Amen

“If people’s thinking is controlled by the sinful self, there is death. But if their thinking is controlled by the Spirit, there is life and peace. When people’s thinking is controlled by the sinful self, they are against God, because they refuse to obey God’s law and really are not even able to obey God’s law. Those people who are ruled by their sinful selves cannot please God” (Romans 8:6-8)

“We all show the Lord’s glory, and we are being changed to be like him. This change in us brings ever greater glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:18)

“Surely you know that the people who do wrong will not inherit God’s kingdom…In the past, some of you were like that, but you were washed clean. You were made holy, and you were made right with God in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:9,11)

WEEKLY MEDITATION 28 DECEMBER 2020 – 3 JANUARY 2021

Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your word and will into our lives for your glory. Please give us peace and comfort in these difficult times. We know you are still in control and will use these difficult times for your good. We ask that as we head into a new year, your guidance and love will shine the way for your people of the faith to be beacons of light in a fallen world. That you uphold us with your righteous right hand and strengthen us with you presence. Lord, we pray that you heal and help those in need and who are ill. Forgive us if we interpret your silence as a lack of your love. We know you will answer if we only stay faithful. In Jesus’ name…

– Amen

“In Christ we are set free by the blood of his death, and so we have forgiveness of sins” (Ephesians 1:7)

“We have freedom now, because Christ made us free. So stand strong. Do not change and go back into the slavery of the law” (Galatians 5:1)

“The Lord searches all the earth for people who have given themselves completely to him. He wants to make them strong” (2 Chronicles 16:9)

WEEKLY MEDITATION 9-15 NOVEMBER 2020

Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your word and will into our lives for your glory. Please give us peace and comfort in these difficult times. We know you are still in control and will use these difficult times for your good. We ask that you heal and help those in need and who are ill. Forgive us if we interpret your silence as a lack of your love. We know you will answer if we only stay faithful. In Jesus’ name…

– Amen

“So God raised (Jesus) to the highest place. God made his name greater than every other name so that every knee will bow to the name of Jesus – Everyone in heaven, on earth, and under the earth. And everyone will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and bring glory to God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11)

“We do not live or die ourselves. If we live, we are living for the Lord, and if we die, we are dying for the Lord. So living or dying, we belong to the Lord” (Romans 14:7-8)

“The payment for sin is death. But God gives us a free gift of life forever in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23)

WEEKLY MEDITATION 27 JULY – 2 AUGUST 2020

Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your word and will into our lives for your glory. Please give us peace and comfort in these difficult times. We know you are still in control and will use these difficult times for your good. We ask that you heal and help those in need and who are ill. Forgive us if we interpret your silence as a lack of your love. We know you will answer if we only stay faithful. In Jesus’ name…

– Amen

“I urge you who have been chosen by God to live up to the life to which God called you. Always be humble, gentle, and patient, accepting each other in love. You are joined together with peace through the Spirit, so make every effort to continue together in this way” (Ephesians 4:1-3)

“Love each other deeply, because love will cause people to forgive each other for many sins. Open your homes to each other, without complaining. Each of you has received a gift to use to serve others. Be good servants of God’s various gifts of grace. (1 Peter 4:8-10)

“Be sure that no one pays back wrong for wrong, but always try to do what is good for each other and for all people” (1 Thessalonians 5:15)

 

WEEKLY MEDITATION 13-19 July 2020

Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your word and will into our lives for your glory. Please give us peace and comfort in these difficult times. We ask that you heal and help those in need and who are ill. Forgive us if we interpret your silence as a lack of your love. We know you will answer if we only stay faithful. In Jesus’ name…

– Amen

“Ask, and God will give you to you. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will open for you. Yes, everyone who asks will receive. Everyone who searches will find. And everyone who knocks will have the door opened” (Matthew 7:7-8)

“Without faith, no one can please God. Anyone who comes to God must believe that he is real and that he rewards those who truly want to find him” (Hebrews 11:6)

“This is the boldness we have in God’s presence: That if we ask God for anything that agrees with what he wants, he hears us. If we know he hears us every time we ask him, we know we have what we ask from him” (1 John 5:14-15)

WEEKLY MEDITATION 8-14 JUNE 2020

Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your word and will into our lives for your glory. Please give us peace and comfort in these difficult times. We ask that you heal and help those in need and who are ill. Forgive us if we interpret your silence as a lack of your love. We know you will answer if we only stay faithful. In Jesus’ name…

– Amen

“We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love him. They are the people he called, because that was his plan” (Romans 8:28)

“Why am I so sad? Why am I so upset? I should put my hope in God and keep praising him, my Savior and my God” (Psalm 43:5)

“I know that I have not yet reached that goal, but there is one thing I always do. Forgetting the past and straining toward what is ahead, I keep trying to reach the goal and get the prize for which God called me through Christ to the life above” (Philippians 3:13-14)

WEEKLY MEDITATION 13-19 MAY 2019

Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your word and will into our lives for your glory.

– Amen

“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My Judgements and do them. Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God” (Ezekiel 36:26-28)

“To this end, I also labor, striving according to His working which works in me mightily” (Colossians 1:29)

“To them, God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Colossians 1:27)

WEEKLY MEDITATION 29 APRIL – 5 MAY 2019

Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your word and will into our lives for your glory.

– Amen

“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world – our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? (1 John 5:4-5)

“The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:56-58)

“We may throw the dice, but the Lord determines how they fall” (Proverbs 16:33)

WEEKLY MEDITATION 21-27 MAY 2018

Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your word and will into our lives for your glory.

– Amen

“He is strong and can help you not to fall. He can bring you before his glory without any wrong in you and can give you great joy” (Jude 14)

“But the Lord is faithful and will give you strength and will protect you from the Evil One” (2 Thessalonians 3:3)

“May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father encourage you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say. God loved us, and through his grace, he gave us a good hope and encouragement that continues forever” (2 Thessalonians 2:16,17)

WEEKLY MEDITATION 16-22 APRIL 2018

Father, we ask that you help us understand your word through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and open our hearts and minds so that we may incorporate your word and will into our lives for your glory.

– Amen

“In all the work you are doing, work the best you can. Work as if you were doing for the Lord, not for people. Remeber that you will receive your reward from the Lord, which he promised to his people. You are serving the Lord Christ. (Colossians 3:23-24)

“Then Jesus called the crowd to him, along with his followers. The said, “if people want to follow me, they must give up the things they want. They must be willing even to give up their lives to follow me. Those who want to save their lives will give up true life. Bu those who give up their lives for me and for the Good News will have true life” (Mark 8:34-35)

“The servant does not get any special thanks for doing what his master commanded. IT is the same with you. When you have done everything you are told to do, you should say, “We are unworthy servants; we have only done the work we should do”. ( Luke 17-9-10)