In His Praise — August 15, 2021

Have you noticed that everybody is the world is different? Of course you have, it is a silly question. There are male and female, young and old, short and tall, thin and not so thin. There are also people of different races and ethnic backgrounds, different cultures and languages. We have different personalities, talents and abilities; and may have different opinions and that’s ok. God has made each person uniquely different and special. Psalm 139:14 praises Him for this very special blessing when it reads, “… I am fearfully and wonderfully made”. 

Even though we are each created differently, it is wonderful to know that God loves us all the same and sent Jesus to be the Savior for all people. We are reminded of this in  John 3:16, 1 John 2:2, 2 Corinthians 5:15, and Hebrews 10:10.  If Jesus sees us as unique and special enough to give His life for, we should also look at our brothers and sisters in Christ with this same love and appreciation. 

We read too in 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 that Christians make up the body of Christ and just like our human body, each part has a different purpose. A hand cannot do what an eye does, but it is still an important part of the body. So it is with the family of God. We each have a unique and special job to do. Each one is important in the work of the church and each one is important to God. 

God in His infinite love and knowledge has created a varied and  special human race. He loves you just as you are and has given each person abilities and talents to use for His glory.

In His Praise — August 1, 2021

Good News from East Point C.P. Church

August 1, 2021

Here we are at the beginning of a new month. The year is over half gone and new activities are beginning to take up space in our lives and minds. Things like a new school year, football games and other fall activities. Maybe you are beginning a new job after being off because of the pandemic, maybe you are starting anew in a different city or maybe you have lost family or friends and are beginning to build a new life without them. Life is full of changes and new beginnings.  Some are happy and some are sad, but one thing we can be sure of is that God’s love for us will never change or leave us.

God loves and protects His children and will walk with them through the valleys as well as the mountaintops of life. We need only to look at the familiar 23rd Psalm to be assured of this. Here we hear that God (Jesus) cares for us, he provides for us, he guides us, restores us, protects us, blesses us and has prepared a place for us to be with Him forever.  

Thank you Father for being so kind and loving!!

Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures,

he leads me beside quiet waters,

he restores my soul.

He guides me in the path of righteousness for his name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death

I will fear no evil,

for you are with me;

your rod and your staff they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil;

my cup overflows.

Surely goodness and love will follow me

all the days of my life,

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

In His Praise — July 11, 2021

Welcome to “In His Praise!”

“…God is love…”, 1 John 4:8 and 16.  What beautiful and true words! Most of us have either spoken them or heard them sometime in our life, but do we really comprehend what these three simple words mean and how great our God’s love is for each of us?

We can turn to scripture to begin to scratch the surface of understanding. First of all, we find in John 3:16 and Romans 5:8 that God’s love for us will save us from sin and eternal damnation. Because He loved us enough to send Jesus to die for our sins, we can be forgiven and enjoy eternity with Him. His saving love is a gift that none of us deserve or can earn.

That’s not all, though, God’s love protects us (Psalm 5:11-12 and Psalm 36:5-7). His love never ends, (Lamentations 3:21-23).  We cannot be separated from God’s love, (Romans  8:35-39) and God’s love is immeasurable, (Ephesians 3:18-19). What a wonder our great God is to be so full of love for His creations! We scarcely can take it in.

But in return we are to reflect this great love and share it with others. Galatians 5:22-23 teaches us that the fruit of the spirit includes love. 1 John 4:11 – 12 also says that since God loved us, we ought to love others so that His love is made complete.

Thanks be to God for His goodness and love to us and may we always strive to share His love with the world.

In His Praise — August 2, 2020

Welcome to “In His Praise”

“For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.” This reassuring verse is found in Psalm 100:5. What a joy and blessing it is to know that God’s love will never end.  We can depend on Him forever, even for future generations!

Sometimes in this world we may think that the future looks bleak and there is little hope for a new generation. But these words encourage us to believe and trust that as long as we put our faith in God, He will never let us down. 

God loves us now and He will love us in the future. This is good news we should share with people of all ages.

In His Praise — July 26, 2020

Welcome to “In His Praise”

How great is our God? There is no sin He cannot forgive, no hurt He cannot heal, no wrong He cannot right. As the song says, “What a mighty God we serve.” 

When the world looks scary and overwhelming, we can rejoice in the knowledge that we have a Savior that has overcome the world. (see John 16:33)  When our problems seem hard to bear, Jesus invites us to come to Him for relief and rest. (see Matthew 11:28-30). Most importantly, because we need salvation, God provides it for us through His Son, Jesus Christ – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life,” John 3:16.

What good news to share with the world today! God loves you and wants you to be His child.