Posts Tagged ‘scriptures’

13Sep

Have you even opened The Book?

scriptures on grief, scriptures on power, scriptures for healing, scriptures for hope, scriptures for depression

Sky and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away. ~ Matthew 24: 35


by Toni Birdsong
There’s no getting around it this time.
It’s time to open the book.

Stop pacing. Stop pondering. And (please), stop talking so much.
Sit down. Hush up.
It’s time to open the book.

Not on Sunday or someday—but on this day.

Before you pick up the phone, it’s time to take your dilemma and heartbreak to the throne.

Before you turn on Oprah, ask Dr. Oz, or get an Osteen fix . . .
It’s time to open the book.

No one’s going to do it for you. You can wait at the station all day. But that’s one train that’s not coming.


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15Aug

50 promises God gives you as step into the digital world today

evangelism, scriptures on evangelism, God's promises, Christians online, online evangelism, Holy Spirit scripturesby Toni Birdsong
It’s way too easy to light up your computer or mobile phone each day without even thinking. Sending an email, posting a tweet, or rattling off a digital reply becomes ordinary, kind of like background music.

But that’s where those of us who have agreed to drop our nets and follow Christ need to stop and pause . . . as the world stampedes past.

There’s nothing ordinary about the words that come from our mouths or the thoughts we share online, especially if they are God’s words. My spiritual mentor and uncle, Frank Kenyon, taught me: “no matter how long you’ve been a Christian, you should always tremble when called to speak or teach the Word of God.”

Uncle Frank went to heaven at 90 carrying the Truths of a worn-out bible and a torch of reverence for the Word of God now burns in my heart.


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21Jul

30 scriptures to awaken trust, truth, and triumph

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ~Jeremiah 29:11

by Toni Birdsong
Jeremiah 29:11 is one of the most quoted scriptures of all time. And therein lies the rub.

We sing it, shout it, and share it with strangers—but still, like so many familiar scriptures, God’s words to Jeremiah have yet to arrest and take us captive. Why is it that the slightest crisis can so easily eclipse our hope?

Perhaps it’s because the one thing needed to ignite God’s power, is the one thing we refuse to fully render: trust


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1Apr

8 Reasons You Should Not Share the Gospel

 

Yes, these “8 reasons” are really “8 excuses” and we all hide one (or several) of them .  .  . somewhere. We’ve listed the “8 reasons” below and added some biblical truths to uproot the enemy’s lies. Thanks to the folks at RepentandTrust.org for making such a fun, relevant video … and inspiring the perfect April Fools Day headline! Here we go . . .


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8Feb

30 (possible) posts from John the Baptist

share Jesus online, share faith, John the Baptist, online faithby Toni Birdsong
This week we’re living in the Book of John. Just for fun, we thought we’d channel our favorite desert preacher, John the Baptist (different from the author of this gospel), who we meet in John 1:6. He was bold, brash, and brave when it came to speaking Truth. John knew how to #LiveSticky and still inspires us to do the same today. We hope his ministry ignites your thinking and helps you share your faith online with uncompromised conviction. Have fun sharing these posts/tweets with others.

1. The good news of the gospel begins with the bad news of man’s sin. #JohnTheBaptist

2. If I had preached the soft gospel of this generation, I would have kept my head. #JohnTheBaptist

3. Go big with the gospel or go home. #JohnTheBaptist


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5Nov

you’ve got hope. are you posting it?

Whoa—there’s a lot of noise and a lot of need online. The chatter is endless, the links are incessant, and the messages can begin to blur before long.

It’s easy sometimes to feel like no one is listening, you aren’t really connecting, or that the message of Christ isn’t flashy enough to get the attention you know it deserves. That’s where you are wrong.

People everywhere need help.

And as a Christ follower online in today’s world, you’re fully stocked when it comes to directing others to the help, and the hope, they need.


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