Thursday, March 23, 2017

Blog

Share your stories and ideas with the network as you respond to crisis and disaster.
Category » Worship and Inspiration
May 09
2013
Steve Marr

Pathway To God’s Mercy

Posted by Steve Marr in Untagged 

Pathway To God’s Mercy

Psalm 107

1Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good;

his love endures forever.

Nov 08
2012
Steve Marr

When Storms “Hype” Exceeds the Event

Posted by Steve Marr in Untagged 

We all have experienced an occasion where the TV goes on and on how bad a storm will be. We are warned about massive snowfall, that floodwater will carry everything away or the wind will take off our homes roof.  At times, the event is everything promised, like Hurricane Sandy. At other times the danger seems to fizzle, creating cries of “Too much hype” from some. Some seem almost disappointed the worst didn’t happen.

Gods LovePsalm 37:3-6

“Trust the Lord and do good. Live in the land and feed on truth. Enjoy serving the Lord, and he will give you what you want. Depend on the Lord; trust him, and he will take care of you. Then your goodness will shine like the sun, and your fairness like the noonday sun.”

Video: One Thing Remains

Jun 28
2012
Mike Marshall

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Posted by Mike Marshall in Untagged 

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[c]; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[d]

May 24
2012
Mike Marshall

Be Ready | Luke 12:35

Posted by Mike Marshall in Untagged 

35 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, 36 like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. 37 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. 38 It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak. 39 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. 40 You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

The Bible says: “Rejoice in the Lord always. [I may appear repetitious, Paul says, but] I will say it once more; rejoice.” Philippians 4:4

How can a person not worry or be anxious when the storm is rising and headed their way; a loved one has been involved in a terrible accident and is hanging onto life; or perhaps you are thirty-two years old, married to the love of your life, with two wonderful children.  Suddenly one day you are diagnosed with stage four cancer and the future is very dismal.  How, tell me how are you to rejoice in such dismal circumstances and not become anxious?

We must read and listen closely; the statement is not recommending that we rejoice in the circumstance, the statement is stating rejoice in the Lord!