Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.
~ Robert Louis Stevenson
Those the LORD has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
Joy, gladness, thanksgiving, and the voice of song shall all break out where only sorrow has been. This is the promise God gives to those who have been held captive. It is as if the armies of joy, gladness, and thanksgiving had conquered the prison guards ...
Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly.
This dog is a humorous reminder that we all bear two images. The first is the obvious image of mankind that is temporal. The second is eternal. We carry in us the image of our Father in heaven.
~ Pastor Bob
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.
Like this mighty Tiger wraps his paws around this man, Jesus wraps His eternal love, mercy, grace and kindness around all those who call on His mighty name! Regardless of our choices He never leaves us or forsakes us!
~ Pastor Leslie Becker
But for you who revere My name, the Sun of Righteousness will arise with healing in His wings and you will go forth and skip like calves released from the stall and leap for joy.
The Lord Jesus does not want us to waste time being bound up with the burdens of life. He takes great pleasure in seeing His children rejoice like these young calves bounding through His green pastures.
~ Pastor Leslie
15 How blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! O LORD, they walk in the light of Your countenance. 16 In Your name they rejoice all the day, and by Your righteousness they are exalted.
The call to worship brings joy to the hearts of believers and God gives them the ability to truly enjoy the life He has given them.
~ Pastor Bob
Saying to those who are bound, 'Go forth,' To those who are in darkness, 'Show yourselves.' Along the roads they will feed, and their pasture will be on all bare heights.
We are called to be witnesses and to share the message of the Gospel wherever we go. It is good news of a great joy which is for all people. Simply put, through Christ there is a solution for all the pain and hurt the sins of mankind have caused.