“Then the king said unto me, For what dost thou make request? So I prayed to the God of heaven.” -Nehemiah 2:4
To be a better servant of the Lord, we must be patient, show respect to those in authority, have a lifestyle of prayer, give God the glory, expect opposition, pick your battles, and understand that the battle belongs to the Lord. Have faith in Him! (excerpts from Sunday Evening Sermon “Being a Servant of the Lord” from Nehemiah 2)
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:” -Isaiah 26:3-4
“The more you meditate on God’s gargantuan glory, the less you will tend to be overwhelmed by the problems of daily life.” -Paul Tripp
“For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the Lord will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your reward.” -Isaiah 52:12
“The Lord may be very close to you, dear child, when you can’t see him, perhaps closer than ever he was when you could see him. The presence of God is not to be measured by the realization of it.” — Charles Haddon Spurgeon from “The Glory in the Rear” preached on August 3, 1884
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And she said to the king, “The report was true that I heard in my own land of your words and of your wisdom, but I did not believe the reports until I came and my own eyes had seen it. And behold, half the greatness of your wisdom was not told me; you surpass the report that I heard. Happy are your wives! Happy are these your servants, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom! Blessed be the LORD your God, who has delighted in you and set you on his throne as king for the LORD your God! Because your God loved Israel and would establish them forever, he has made you king over them, that you may execute justice and righteousness.” -2 Chronicles 9:5-8
Oh that others that see our lives might be like the Queen of Sheba and say about our God who’s working in our lives, “Wow! The greatness has not been half told me about the Lord Jesus Christ.”
We need to make much of Christ and spread His fame abroad. He needs to be famous to those around us. Are you making His glory resound throughout those whom God has placed in your life?
-Steve Wainright (excerpt from Sunday Evening Sermon from 2 Chronicles 9 “Queen of Sheba“)
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“The Lord will give grace and glory.” -Psalm 84:11
Grace is what we need just now, and it is to be had freely. What can be freer than a gift? Today we shall receive sustaining, strengthening, sanctifying, satisfying grace. He has given daily grace until now, and as for the future, that grace is still sufficient. If we have but little grace the fault must lie in ourselves; for the Lord is not straitened, neither is He slow to bestow it in abundance. We may ask for as much as we will and never fear a refusal. He giveth liberally and upbraideth not.
The Lord may not give gold, but He will give grace: He may not give gain, but He will give grace. He will certainly send us trial, but He will give grace in proportion thereto. We may be called to labor and to suffer, but with the call there will come all the grace required;
What an “end” is that in the text—”and glory!” We do not need glory yet, and we are not yet fit for it; but we shall have it in due order. After we have eaten the bread of grace, we shall drink the wine of glory. We must go through the holy, which is grace, to the holiest of all, which is glory. These words and glory are enough to make a man dance for joy. A little while—a little while, and then glory forever!
[from Faith’s Checkbook by Charles H. Spurgeon]
Sunday Evening | Pastor Anthony Vance | Intro to John’s Gospel | John 1:1-5
This, the first of His signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested His glory. And His disciples believed in Him. -John 2:11
When they beheld His glory, the disciples believed. Beholding His glory will change your life!
Sunday Morning Sermon Audio: Our Commitment to the Lord | Nahum 1:7
Sunday Evening Sermon Audio: Intro to John’s Gospel | John 1:1-5
Wednesday Evening Sermon Audio: Truth or Treason? | Jeremiah 37:1-21