“Stewards of God’s Grace” (1 Peter 4:10-11) – God is the great Giver! And now, God has given “gifts” to us so that we might serve others as faithful stewards of God’s grace.
REJOICING COMES IN THE MORNING (Psalm 30:1-12) – The signs of God’s grace remind us of all our blessings. And, above all, the signs of God’s grace orient us as we call out for God’s mercy because while weeping may stay for the night, we can trust that with God’s help rejoicing comes in the morning.
“IT IS GOOD FOR US TO BE HERE” (Mark 9:2-7) – To be in the presence of Jesus is to be in no better place. The “Transfiguration of Jesus” was not only a mountaintop experience for Peter, James, and John, but remains a mountaintop experience for us today.
“GREET ONE ANOTHER” (2 Corinthians 5:17-21) – To “greet” another person is to express kindness, show respect, and extend honor. And to “greet” others in the name of Christ is to participate as an “ambassador” for Christ as we share in God’s ministry of reconciliation.
“VALUE OTHERS ABOVE YOURSELVES” (Philippians 2:1-11) – Jesus offers us an alternative to living in a “me first” kind of world.
“BEAR WITH ONE ANOTHER” (Colossians 3:12-14) – Most of us know the experience of dealing with “difficult” people, and this can certainly be a difficult experience.
“ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER” (Ephesians 4:29—5:2) – As followers of Christ, we must not only believe in the creed of “encouragement,” but we must live into the blessings of all that the creed of “encouragement” delivers. So let us follow God’s example and walk in the way of love!
"How Happiness Happens" (Mark 8:34-37) -- Do you want to be happy and live happier right now? Well, Jesus provides the recipe for happiness when he invites us to "deny" ourselves, take up our cross, and follow him.
"Lord, Save Me!" (Psalm 116) -- This a prayer we all need to pray again today! The fears, uncertainties, and mysteries of life test our faith. But, if we keep our eyes on the Lord, then he will keep us from sinking!
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