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Motivational Quote of the Moment

Sow the seeds of good words and deeds today, and you will reap a good crop tomorrow. "For whatever a man sows, that will he also reap.". Galatians 6:7. "So don't get tired of doing what is good. Don't get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time." Galatians 6:9, New Living Translation

Motivational Thought of the Moment - Opportunity Knocks

Don't wait for opportunity to knock on your door.  Get up off your daydreams and start knocking on opportunity's door until opportunity gets up and answers!

The Right Mix - Hebrews 4:1, 2 (Sermon snapshot)

The Right Mix Hebrews 3:14 – 4:2 “For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end; While it is said, Today if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.  For some, when they had heard, did provoke:  howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.  But with whom was He grieved forty years?  Was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcases fell in the wilderness?  And to whom sware He that they should not enter into His rest, but to them that believed not?  So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.  “Let us therefore fear, lest, a promise being left of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it.  For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them:  but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.”

Faith is the critical element that must be mixed with the hearing of the gospel that moves one from being a mere…

Motivational Quote of the Moment - Prevailing Prayer

If you have so much responsibility to uphold and so many important decisions to make, you must be instant and steadfast in prayer.  Let nothing distract you from the most important - and productive - appointment of all:  crying out to God in earnest, fervent prayer.

The Faith I Live By: Isaiah 55:11

© Photographer Magdan Tania | Agency: God's Sure Promise:  Isaiah 55:10-11
"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.  For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater:  so shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth:  it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." 

God Challenges Us to Trust in His Word
Our faith depends not upon our emotions or moods, which are changeable and tertiary, but upon the unchanging faithfulness of our God and his unchanging word.  He cannot fail, and His word likewise can never fail in the purpose for which it sent it forth.  His promises are sure, "for all the promises of God in [Jesus Christ] are yea, a…

Motivational Quote of the Moment - Do Something Different

"To get what you never had, you have to do what you never did."

Unknown source; posted on the wall of a dojo.

Extravagant Worshiper

Extravagant Worship
"Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the Leper, there came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat.  But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste?  For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.  When Jesus understood it, He said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman?  for she hath wrought a good work upon me.  For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always.  For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.  Verily I say unto you, WheresoeveA r this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her."  Matthew 26:6-13
Mary Anoints Jesus for Burial
Burial customs in the ancient Middle East included anointing the body of the deceased with "spices and incense for purification…