Choosing to Accept Grace in Everything – Encouragement for Today – August 13, 2020

August 13, 2020Choosing to Accept Grace in EverythingLAURA BAILEYLee en espaolBut he said to me, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12:9 (ESV)Crash!My stomach... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 13

August 13 Gentle Spirits "Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near." Philippians 4:5 When Jesus rode into Jerusalem He was described as thus,"gentle and mounted on a donkey".In His sermon on the mount Jesus teaches His disciples saying,"Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth". (Matthew 5:5)Gods... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 12

August 12 The Fire of Gratitude "Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe for our God is a consuming fire." Hebrews 12:28-29 Its been said,"Its good to have things settled by faith, before they... Read more

John MacArthur Welcomes Sunday Churchgoers to the ‘Grace Community Church Peaceful Protest’

John MacArthur Welcomes Sunday Churchgoers to the 'Grace Community Church Peaceful Protest' Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church is continuing to lead Sunday church services despite lockdown restrictions and threats of legal action.Prior to delivering his sermon this past Sunday, MacArthur welcomed congregants to the Grace Community Church peaceful protest which was met... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 11

August 11 Remember the Good In Others"Pray without ceasing" 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Praying Hyde had a wonderful experience to which he contributes his power with God, and therefore with man.He used to speak of it as one of the most direct and solemn lessons God ever taught him. He was up in the hills resting... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 10

August 10 Shameless Living "To Thee, O LORD, I lift up my soul, O my God, in Thee I trust, Do not let me be ashamed; Do not let my enemies exult over me." Psalm 25:1&2 Have you ever scooped up the frailty of a soul and with all the strength of faith you had... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 9

August 9 The Aroma of Joy ..."a joyful heart is good medicine."Proverbs17:22 "What's the funny for the day?" This is a question that is asked every day by my most precious co-worker who sets her mind every day to find laughter in at least one thing. So, at the end of each workday, she'll ask... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 8

August 8 Asking, Knocking and Opening "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7 I want to share a "KNOCKING" with you today. May you use it to storm the favor of Heaven and in the rain that falls there... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 7

August 7 The Quietness of Gods Love "The LORD your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy." Zephaniah 3:17 A friend of mine shared an experience of hers with me:"Yesterday, I... Read more

Cast Yourself Upon the Grace of Christ | by Max Lucado

Guilt sucks the life out of our souls. Grace restores it. No one had more reason to feel the burden of guilt than did the apostle Paul. He had orchestrated the deaths of Christianshe was an ancient version of a terrorist. Paul gave his guilt to Jesus. Period. He surrendered it to Jesus. As a... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 6

August 6 Have You Tried Your Hardest?"Nowmay God give you of the dew of heaven, And of the fatness of the earth, and an abundance of grain and new wine" Genesis 27:28 A father and his young son went out to prepare the fields for planting. The day was hot and the work backbreaking. The... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 5

August 5 A True Friend "A friend loves at all times." Proverbs 17:17 There are "acquaintances" and then there are true friends. Its been said that when you die if you have one true friend in this life you are truly blessed. Friendship is a most precious gift from God for every good gift is... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 4

August 4 When Night Falls"He is your praise; He is your God, Who performed for you those great and awesome wonders." Deuteronomy 10:21 When God seeks to raise up a truth or to elevate His name in a particular time and place, it will be to secure His child or call His child to repentance.... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 3

August3 Living to Die "No servant is greater than his master, if they persecuted Me, they will persecute you also." John 15:20 To follow Christ in all things even if the path leads to death is the calling of the cross. See how great a cloud of witnesses surrounds us to answer yes to this... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 2

August 2 A Change of Plans is Not Necessary "The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plansof His heart from generation to generation." Psalm 33:11 Every woman or man that God has used mightily upon the earth has been life-long students of Gods Word. If we are not filling our hearts with His truth... Read more

Pearls of Grace – August 1

August 1 Finish Strong "God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure." Hebrews 6:10-11... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 31

July 31 The Sweetest Word Ever Spoken And The Spirit and the bride say, "Come." And let the one who hears say, "Come." And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who wishes take the water of life without cost. Revelation 22:17 In a lonely cottage there sat one night, an aged... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 30

July 30 SilerRefinedTake away the dross from the silver, And there comes out a vessel for the smith; Proverbs 25:4 Silver is a most precious metal that is magnificent in appearance when the light hits it at just the right angle causing a radiance of beauty and splendor. Only God could make something so spectacular.... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 29

July 29 Weak Weapons and Imprisoned Tongues No weaponthat is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgmentthou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD. Isaiah 54:17 (KJV) When a loved one passes away... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 28

July 28 Unshaken Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken. Psalm 55:22 Corrie tin Boom said: The worry of tomorrow robs us of strength for today. Our journey through this life will carry us to many places, some painful, some heavy and... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 27

July 27 The Ground of Hope And there is hope for your future, declares the Lord, Jeremiah 31:17a God is a God of hope. He doesnt work in your past but only uses it to glorify your future. The word hope in this verse means, ground of hope. Hope is not a trinket we grasp... Read more

John MacArthur says Grace Community Church will remain open despite coronavirus prohibitions

John MacArthur(Photo: Grace Community Church)Pastor John MacArthur of Grace Community Church in California has declared that his church would continue to hold in-person services with full congregations, in breach of restrictions in the state that ban in-person church services. Pastor MacArthur explained the Biblical basis for his decision in an announcement made on Friday, stating:... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 26

July 26 When You Need A Do Over Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 King David was at the lowest place in his life. He had sinned by having an affair with a married woman and then this woman became pregnant. He then, in... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 25

July 25 The Price of a Soul I will most gladly spend and be expended for your souls. 2 Corinthians 12:15 Charles Cowan, one of the worlds greatest missionaries and truly one of Gods most relentless soldiers went into the battlefields of souls through the hills of Japan. He was a life that steadily burned... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 24

July 24 The Bigness of God Thus says God the LORD, Who created the heavens and stretched them out, Who spread out the earth and its offspring, Who gives breath to the people on it And spirit to those who walk in it, Isaiah 42:5 God never does anything small. When we catch even the... Read more

Funny Beliefs 6 | Grace

Laughter is a gift. An excessive blessing without a practical purpose. Other things can bring relief, connect us with each other, and reveal our faults, but laughter does these things with playfulness and joy. What does it look like to receive and give this form of grace? In this episode: The Parable of the Prodigal... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 23

July 23 Gods Holy Compass By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. 1 John 2:3 The soul that has come to know the Lord will display evidence of this Holy union by keeping His commandments. There is a beautiful picture given of this in the meaning... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 22

July 22 Night Is Almost Gone Do this, knowing the time that it is already the hour for you to awaken from sleep; for now salvation is nearer to us than when we believed. The night is almost gone, and the day is at hand. Therefore, let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and... Read more

Pearls of Grace – July 21

July 21 When I Am Weary For I satisfy the weary ones and refresh everyone who languishes." Jeremiah 31:25 God will give water to the one who thirsts and He will bring times of refreshing for every soul that languishes. Lingering circumstances of difficulty can drain, not only our physical strength, but, our emotional and... Read more