Jesus said, "Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. The Great Physician has a good prescription. Gain His perspective. Even in sorrow, take heart and wear a cheerful countenance. Look at Christ and reflect His light. Giving to others will also feed your soul and cheer you up. Preached at Elevation Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Steven Furtick
Scripture: John 16:33-33, Acts 27:21-22, John 15:11-11, Numbers 6:24-26
A bucket list is a list of things you want to accomplish in your lifetime. They are typically out-of-the-ordinary experiences, not mundane, predictable ones. For instance, you wouldn’t include maintain personal health on your bucket list or buy a car ; but you might include tour Europe or plant a vineyard . They are usually big, challenging goals ( get my...
Author: Don McMinn
We live on hope, not memory. When we focus on our hopes for the future, not the memories of our past, we realize what it means to truly experience joy and contentment in this life. But the source of our hope is in Jesus' promise of heaven and eternal life.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Psalm 77:1-12, Ecclesiastes 7:10, Lamentations 3:21-26, Philippians 3:12-14, Colossians 1:5
Paul learns how to survive in the darkest circumstances not only by the "grace power" of God, but by the support system of saints around him. When times get really tough, we need God and we also need each other.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Philippians 4:10-20
Topic: Persecution, Perseverance
“My true brother and sister and mother are those who do what God wants.” Mark 3:35 “Give me a word picture to describe a relative in your life who really bugs you.” I was asking the question of a half-dozen friends sitting around a lunch table. They all gave me one of those “what-in-the-world?” expressions. So I explained. “I keep meeting people who can’t deal with...
Author: Max Lucado
Genesis 41 describes Pharoah's problem and Joseph's promotion. Pharoah's dream has religious overtones because the Nile and cattle are worshipped as gods. We are challenged to emulate Joseph's mature character by being patient, faithful, humble and content.
Speaker: Stanley Toussaint
Scripture: Genesis 41:1-44
Complaining makes life miserable. Complaining causes us to miss what God is doing now, damages the gifts He gives us and hurts our testimony. If we speak instead with gratitude and contentment, we enhance our relationship with God and others, and we receive heavenly rewards.
Scripture: Philippians 2:14-15, Genesis 3:11-13, Genesis 4:6-9, Exodus 16:1-2, Matthew 20:1-16
Peace is not found in circumstances, material possessions, status or popularity. Peace finds its source in God alone and we are clothed with His gifts of peace and grace.
Speaker: Jack Schull
Scripture: Luke 2:13-14, Romans 1:7, 1 Corinthians 1:1-3, 2 Corinthians 1:1-2, Galatians 1:3
Life is a constant changing of seasons. We can learn to adapt to each metamorphosis with grace and faith if we recognize what is under our control and influence and what is not. We can find the joy in every season, always revering God for these beautiful blessings.
Speaker: Glenn Barteau
Scripture: Ecclesiastes 3:1-14
Topic: Knowing God's Will
“Blessed is the person who is not offended by me.” ~ Matthew 11:6 To be offended means to stumble or trip. The Scripture tells us that Jesus is a rock of offense . . . or a rock of stumbling . . . to the disobedient (1 Peter 2:8). In His earthly days, the Lord Jesus was constantly offending the religious establishment. But in the above text, Jesus has someone else in...
Author: Frank Viola