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  • Pastor Ryan 2:19 pm on August 10, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    Be curious, not judgmental… 

    Walt Whitman: “Be curious, not judgmental.”

    “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:1-5

     
  • Pastor Ryan 7:24 pm on July 26, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    Humble yourself 

    If we spend all day controlling and blocking others, why would we change when we kneel to pray?

     
  • Pastor Ryan 7:08 am on May 21, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    Put on Jesus 

    “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
    ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:12-17‬

    Lord Jesus, help us all to live this way.

     
  • Pastor Ryan 7:26 am on May 13, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    Love the Lord 

    “O love the Lord, all you His godly ones! The Lord preserves the faithful And fully recompenses the proud doer. Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the Lord.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭31:23-24‬

     
  • Pastor Ryan 8:05 am on May 8, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    Boast in the Lord 

    “But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.”
    ‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:14‬

    The Apostle Paul wrote these words. If anyone had a right to boast it would be him, yet he understood that even his greatest accomplishments in this world were not what really mattered. It is the salvation we have through faith in Christ that saves us. It is Jesus death on the cross that made a way for us to be in the family of God. Boast in Christ today and put not faith in the things of this world.

     
  • Pastor Ryan 8:38 am on May 7, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    Trust in the Lord 

    “Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! For they will soon fade like the grass and wither like the green herb. Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭37:1-6‬ ‭ESV‬‬

     
  • Pastor Ryan 8:47 am on February 22, 2022 Permalink | Reply  

    Jesus is the Bread of Life 

    “I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.””
    ‭‭John‬ ‭6:48-51‬ ‭ESV‬‬
    https://bible.com/bible/59/jhn.6.48-51.ESV

    Is your soul hungry for God? Look to Jesus and cry out to him. He is the living bread and the only food that will satisfy your hungry soul.

     
  • Pastor Ryan 7:32 am on July 26, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    Abound in Hope 

    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” Romans 15:13

    Sometimes life feels hopeless. There are problems and struggles everywhere. Often we focus on the problems and struggles and can’t see past them to the great mercy and love that God has for us. I pray today we can look to Jesus and be filled with His joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit we can not just have hope again, but abound in it.

     
  • Pastor Ryan 7:41 am on May 19, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    Be Humble 

    “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.” Romans 12:3

    Pride is a killer. It kills our relationship with God and with others. Let’s put away pride and seek humility, love, and service toward others today.

     
  • Pastor Ryan 7:26 am on May 6, 2021 Permalink | Reply  

    Love Each Other 

    These words of Romans 12:15-20 give a vivid description of what it looks like to love your neighbor as yourself:

    “Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing you will heap burning coals on his head.” Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”

    This is a simple teaching, but not an easy one. It’s easy to love people who love us. Anyone can do that. God wants us to take our love deeper and further than what comes naturally to us. He wants us to take our love to our enemies. Those who say mean things about us. Those who do us harm. We are to show them love and even bless them. This can only be done through prayer and being filled with the Spirit of God.

    Ask the Lord to help you love today. Even to love your enemies. Ask Him to fill you with His Spirit and give you peace in your heart do to this. And then watch Him work as He changes your hate to love.

     
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