Our Hope is in the Lord

Psalm 39 Verse 7

“And now O Lord, for what do I wait?   My hope is in You.”

Regardless of what is going on in this world, our hope is in the Lord.    There is financial instability in world markets-our hope is in the Lord.

News reporters are  murdered on live television-our hope is in the Lord.

Police officers murdered in cold blood-our hope is in the Lord.

Politicians are making “pacts” with our enemies-our hope is in the Lord.

Society says “what is right is wrong”  “what is wrong is right”-our hope is in the Lord.

Today do not despair or be discouraged because our hope is not in the things of this life-our HOPE is in the LORD!

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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Christianity is not for Wimps

Titus Chapter 1 Verses 5a-9

“ . . . appoint elders in every city as I directed you, namely, if any man is above reproach, the husband of one wife, having children who believe, not accused of dissipation or rebellion.  For the overseer must be above reproach as God’s steward, not self-willed, not quick tempered, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious, not found of sordid gain, but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, just, devout, self controlled, holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able to both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.”     (NASB)

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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LOVE THE WORD OF GOD

Psalm 119 Verses 33- 37

Teach me Your decrees, O LORD; I will keep them to the end. 

Give me understanding and I will obey your instructions; I will put them into practice with all my heart.

Make me walk along the paths of Your commands, for that is where my happiness is found. 

Give me an eagerness for your laws rather than a love for money!

Turn my eyes from worthless things, and give me life through Your word.                      (NLT)

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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Character Building

Hebrews Chapter 13 Verses 5 & 6

Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I WILL NEVER DESERT YOU, NOR WILL I EVER FORSAKE YOU,” so that we confidently say, “THE LORD IS MY HELPER, I WILL NOT BE AFRAID.  WHAT WILL MAN DO TO ME?”                      (NASB)

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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Lovingkindness

Psalm 117 

Praise the LORD, all nations;    Laud Him, all peoples!    For His loving-kindness is great toward us, and the truth of the LORD is everlasting.  Praise the LORD!        (NASB)

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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God Hears My Voice

Psalm 116 Verses 1-2

I love the Lord, for He heard my voice;
    He heard my cry for mercy.
 Because He turned His ear to me,
    I will call on Him as long as I live.

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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GOD HEARS

Psalm 116  

I love the Lord, because He hears
My voice and my supplications.
 Because He has inclined His ear to me,
Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.
The cords of death encompassed me
And the terrors of Sheol came upon me;
I found distress and sorrow.
 Then I called upon the name of the Lord:
“O Lord, I beseech You, save my life!”

Gracious is the Lord, and righteous;
Yes, our God is compassionate.
The Lord preserves the simple;
I was brought low, and He saved me.
Return to your rest, O my soul,
For the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

For You have rescued my soul from death,
My eyes from tears,
My feet from stumbling.
 I shall walk before the Lord
In the land of the living.
I believed when I said,
“I am greatly afflicted.”
 I said in my alarm,
“All men are liars.”

What shall I render to the Lord
For all His benefits toward me?
I shall lift up the cup of salvation
And call upon the name of the Lord.
I shall pay my vows to the Lord,
Oh may it be in the presence of all His people.
Precious in the sight of the Lord
Is the death of His godly ones.

O Lord, surely I am Your servant,
I am Your servant, the son of Your handmaid,
You have loosed my bonds.
To You I shall offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving,
And call upon the name of the Lord.

I shall pay my vows to the Lord,
Oh may it be in the presence of all His people,
In the courts of the Lord’s house,
In the midst of you, O Jerusalem.
Praise the Lord!

In Christ,

Stephen and Mary

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