Make learning to love the joy of life
in making disciples of Jesus Christ
for the transformation of the world!

Thoughts

When I Woke Up This Morning! (Black History Month)

Even though Joel 1 is about an invasion of locust, I love the idea that he says, “Hear this, you elders, listen, all who live in the land. Has anything like this ever happened in you days or in the days of your ancestors? Tell it to your children, and let your children tell it to their children, and their children to the next generation.”

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When I Woke Up This Morning! (Alone)

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: but not dismayed; for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness” (Isaiah 41:10).

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When I Woke Up This Morning! (Abundant)

The apostle Paul writes, “But as it is written, eyes hath not seen, nor ears heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9

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When I Woke Up This Morning! (Service)

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

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When I Woke Up This Morning! (Hugs)

“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12: 9-13

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When I Woke Up This Morning! (Renewal)

The apostle Paul says, “Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:3-4)

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When I Woke Up This Morning! (Thanks)

“Let them praise the Lord for His great love and for the wonderful things He has done for them. Let them exalt Him publicly before the congregation and before the leaders of the nation.” Psalms 107:31-32

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When I Woke Up This Morning! (Plank)

Jesus teaches us, “Do not judge others and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged” (Matthew 7:1-2)

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When I Woke Up This Morning! (Lost)

“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he finds it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends, and his neighbors, saying to them, “Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.” Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance” (Luke 15:3-7)

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Prayer Request

“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous person is powerful and effective.”
James 5:16