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It's May 1; Good Morning Union

“I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that HE IS ABLE…”     2 Timothy 1:12

Probably one of my favorite verses in all the Bible; also the last words Ellen White spoke before she died. It just reflects such a confidence in God (and not in myself) as I journey toward His kingdom. Three parts, with a focus on the middle part:

1.            “I know WHOM I have believed,” meaning for me it’s WAY more than WHAT I know; it’s about WHO I know!

It's April 30; Good Morning Union

“The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart and a good conscience and sincere faith.”      1 Timothy 1:5

It's April 29; Good Morning Union

“Never tire of doing what is right.”           2 Thessalonians 3:13

It's April 28; Good Morning Union

“Be joyful always; Pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for THIS is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus.”     1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Wondering about God’s will? Well, here is it (at least in part!):

1.            “Be joyful always.” Joy is not the same as happy, giddy or silly; it’s an inner sense of contentment and satisfaction that I am in good hands.

It's April 25; Good Morning Union

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine…” Ephesians 3:20

A section of Scripture that Pastor Terry Bock memorized and has recited numerous times at church… I am so blessed by it every time I hear it that I decided to learn it too. What a blessing to fix God’s word in my mind. I have it there to pull up whenever I wish or need.

It's April 24; Good Morning Union

“The fruit of the Spirit is…”           Galatians 5:22

I like this reminder of what my life could look like if I am allowing God’s Spirit to dwell in me. “I will be:

1.            Loving toward others

2.            Full of joy

3.            An advocate and live for peace

It's April 23; Good Morning Union

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”        2 Corinthians 12:8

 

Weakness is NOT the most idolized personality quality desired by humanity. But for some reason, Paul flashed it in neon colors this morning (literally—the verses I’m talking about are highlighted in my Bible in neon green!)

“If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.” 11:30

“My power is made perfect in weakness.”  12:8

It's April 22; Good Morning Union

"I resolve to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” 1 Corinthians 2:2

Now, wouldn’t THAT be a powerful personal mission statement!?

Have a great day making it yours,

Pastor Rich

It's April 21; Good Morning Union

Therefore there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." Romans 8:1

After yesterday comes the assurance of today. Because of Easter; because of the resurrection; because of the ascension; because Jesus IS alive and the Father accepted what He did for us, there IS now NO condemnation BECAUSE we are IN Christ. THAT is the reason I am a Christian. THAT is the reason I love my Savior so much.

It's April 18; Good Morning Union

“Surely this was a righteous man.”           Luke 23:47

Friday of that weekend long ago was the day Jesus died. Killed for the “sin” of claiming to be who He really was. And the only one who seemed to have gotten it was one of the Roman guards. His followers seemed to have made up their mind so thoroughly on what they expected from their king that they appear to have missed Jesus’ purpose entirely.

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