Weekly Inspiration

April 30, 2018

Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. Romans 14:19 What is the connection between peace and mutual edification? To edify is to lift up, to build, or to nurture. In community, there is a mutual or shared desire for the betterment of all. That betterment for…

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April 23, 2018

You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, announcing the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. Acts 10:36 When Jesus began his ministry, he announced that the kingdom of God had come near (Mark 1:15). If we think about the kingdom of God, we can imagine…

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April 16, 2018

He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering” (Mark 5:34). The woman wanted only to touch Jesus’ cloak—just the hem would be enough. After being ill for so long with no cures from any doctors, this was her last chance. When Jesus healed her,…

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April 9, 2018

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11 Why is peace a blessing? Throughout the Bible, God gives peace to mankind. Even Jesus in his ministry encouraged those around him to live in peace. Once we acknowledge a power beyond ourselves that strengthens us, we realize that…

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April 2, 2018

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.  Matthew 28:6 Easter Sunday has come and gone for this year. But the power of Easter remains with us throughout the year. What does Easter represent and why does it hold so much power in the…

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March 26, 2018

Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may he work in us what is pleasing to him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory…

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March 19, 2018

 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. Colossians 3:15 We are in the last weeks of the Lenten season. During this time of the Christian year, we focus on the love of God shown to us through the life, death, and resurrection…

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March 12, 2018

If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18 In his letter to the people of the church in Rome, Paul reminded them to live in peace with everyone. This scripture is pertinent for us today as well. In our own individual lives, we can be…

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March 5, 2018

Too long have I lived among those who hate peace. I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war. Psalm 120:6 War is defined as a state of hostility or conflict between opposing forces. We usually think of war as being between states or nations. But perhaps our biggest war is waged…

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February 26, 2018

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die. Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 The cold, blustery weather event last week showed me the importance of the winter season—nature dies to itself and assumes a posture of rest. This winter period not…

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