In His Praise — July 19, 2020

Welcome to “In His Praise”

Being a child of God has many benefits, most importantly being saved from our sins and gaining eternal life in heaven. It is such a blessing to know that our future is secure, that we have a permanent home with Jesus that will last forever.

But what about while we are still here on earth? Life is not always easy or simple or fair. The world is not a safe place many times. We all have had unpleasant experiences, some even have lived through horrific times. But, as a child of God, we are assured that even in hard or terrible times, we are not alone.

Romans 8:35 asks these questions,
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine or nakedness, or peril or sword?”

Verse 37 – 39 continues “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Praise God for these wonderful words of encouragement and hope! Jesus is always near, and we can reach Him anytime when we lift our hearts in prayer and praise.

In His Praise — July 12, 2020

Welcome to “In His Praise”

We live in a lost and fallen world and things seem to be getting worse all the time. What are Christians to do when it seems the news is filled with nothing but bad news? What are we to do when it seems that all we hear about is violence, anger and destruction. Evil is running rampant in our world today. It may seem that good people are out numbered and have no voice. But don’t lose hope, there is good news!

Matthew 5:14-16 says, “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they will see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”

God sees and He knows about all the wrong in today’s world, but He is counting on Christians to be His light to those that do not know Him. It is our responsibility to go about promoting good, setting a Godly example and sharing the gospel with those that do not know our Lord and Savior. 

These verses do not call us to travel great distances or to make eloquent speeches.They do not tell us to make signs and march around and shout at others. They simply tell us to let God shine through in all we do and in so doing, others will begin to praise the Lord too. 

So when you feel the news of the day getting you down or causing you to feel helpless, remember, we just need to stand firm in our belief and stay focused on giving God first place in our lives. Let His love shine through in all our actions. We have a Mighty God that will take our small efforts for Him and turn them into great blessings for others, and one soul at a time will be won to Christ.

In His Praise — June 28, 2020

Welcome to “In His Praise”

The good news from East Point C.P. Church today is a verse from Psalm 118:14. These Bible words say, “The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation.”

These words give us encouragement, hope and assurance. No matter how weak we feel we are, as Christians we know we can always depend on strength from the Lord. He stands ready and willing to help us when we call out to Him. 

When we’re sad or afraid, He will put a song in our hearts and can cause the darkest circumstances to become brighter. Remember Paul and Silas in prison? They sang praises and an earthquake freed them! (Acts 16:25-31)

And what gives us cause to sing? The salvation that the Lord alone can bring to our lives.  With God’s help we can overcome any situation or circumstance. With His salvation we can be forgiven of our sins and be made clean and whole again.

Accept this salvation today and let God be your strength to face life. Let Him  put a joyful song in your heart and let Him give you eternal life with Him.

In His Praise — March 15, 2020

Do you remember the story of how the Israelites crossed the Red Sea? You can read about it in Exodus 14. If you’re not familiar with this miracle, let me give you a paraphrased version. The Israelites, God’s people, were leaving behind 400 years of slavery in Eygpt. They were being lead by Moses to a new home that God had promised them. They had traveled a few days when back in Eygpt, Pharaoh decided he really didn’t want to release this large workforce from his land. So he called his vast army together and commanded them  to recapture these Israelites. As the Eygptian army approached, God’s people found themselves trapped between the oncoming army and the Red Sea. It appeared that they were doomed, the soldiers were well trained and well equipped to fight. The Israelites were not, plus they were traveling with families (women and children) and all their livestock. 

But Moses didn’t panic, he prayed to God and God intervened in a powerful and mighty way. God instructed Moses to lift his staff up and spread his hands over the sea. When he did, God parted the waters of the Red Sea!! Not only did God make a path through the water, He made it possible for the people cross on dry ground! (Exodus 14:16, 21) Every man, woman , child and animal made it across to safety!

Pharaoh army, on the other hand, was not so blessed. They tried to follow the Israelites across the same path, but as soon as all of God’s people were safe on the other side, God instructed Moses to lift his staff and hands again and in another miraculous action, God caused the water to sweep down upon them and all the army was drowned. 

What’s the point of repeating this story? Well, we are living in times that are often scary and uncertain. We may feel at times that we are defeated and there is no help for us to survive, that there is no way to safety. But the good news is that just as God was with the Israelites, He is still with us today. He is still a mighty God of miracles. He still intervenes in our lives to help us, protect us and fight battles for us. 

When life strikes a blow against you, don’t give up. Do as Moses did, talk to God. When times are uncertain, the news seems all bad, and there seems to be no hope for this world, trust that God is still in control. God will never desert us and He is bigger than any battle that we may face. 

The Bible tells us in Exodus 15 that after the Israelites were safe, that they sang praises to the Lord to thank Him. We too should praise the Lord and thank Him everyday for His blessings upon each of us. He is a great, good God and we can trust His power and might.