TODAY'S MANNA for Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019

Posted Dec 11th, 12:00 by Spirit Of Truth Ministries on Inspiration


TODAY'S MANNA for Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019
The Author and Finisher
 
    Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set...

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The Envelope

Posted Dec 11th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


The Envelope
It's just a small white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past 10 years or so. It all began because my husband Mike hated Christmas -- oh, not the true meaning of Christmas, but the commercial aspects of it -- the overspending, the frantic running around at the last minute to get a tie for Uncle Harry and the...

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TODAY'S MANNA for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019

Posted Dec 10th, 12:00 by Spirit Of Truth Ministries on Inspiration


TODAY'S MANNA for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019
Divine Nature
 
    Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
2 Peter 1:4 King James Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
    Have you received the divine nature of God?
    God made us in His image & Likeness (character and holiness) according to His Word. We are called to participate in the divine nature...

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A Christmas to Remember

Posted Dec 10th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


A Christmas To Remember
This is a first-person account from a mother about her family as they ate dinner on Christmas Day in a small restaurant many miles from their home. Nancy, the mother, relates...
We were the only family with children in the restaurant. I sat Erik in a high chair and noticed everyone was quietly eating and talking. Suddenly, Erik squealed with glee and said, "Hi there." He pounded his fat baby hands on the high-chair tray. His eyes were...

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TODAY'S MANNA for Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019

Posted Dec 9th, 12:00 by Spirit Of Truth Ministries on Inspiration


 TODAY'S MANNA for Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019
Who Are You Imitating?
 
    Be imitators of God as dearly loved children and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
Ephesians 5:1-2            New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
   Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery you can bestow on anyone.   Are you imitating God? God must have wanted us to be imitators of Him, after all He...

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The Diamond

Posted Dec 9th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


The Diamond
Harry Winston, a famous diamond broker, was excited. And so was the crowd that had gathered around him. He had just purchased one of the most famous diamonds in the world. And he expected it to be delivered at any moment!
In the crowd were friends and news reporters and curious onlookers, all anxious for the first glimpse of the famous stone. While they waited, Mr. Winston entertained them with stories from the diamond's past history. The crowd buzzed with...

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TODAY'S MANNA for Monday Dec. 9, 2019

Posted Dec 8th, 12:00 by Spirit Of Truth Ministries on Inspiration


TODAY'S MANNA  for Monday  Dec. 9, 2019
Adoption by Jesus
 
           Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.
Ephesians 1:4-6                New King James Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
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TODAY'S MANNA for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019

Posted Dec 7th, 12:00 by Spirit Of Truth Ministries on Inspiration


 TODAY'S  MANNA  for Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019
Disciplined By God
 
       And you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons:
and do not lose heart when he rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, and he punishes everyone he accepts as a son.  If you are not disciplined (and everyone undergoes discipline from the Lord), then you are illegitimate children and not true sons.
Hebrews 12:5-6, 8             New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
    Have you been disciplined recently...

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He Became One of Us

Posted Dec 7th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


HE BECAME ONE OF US 
On February 15, 1921, there was a doctor who performed an appendectomy. The doctor performing the surgery was Dr. Evan Kane who over his 37-year medical career had performed nearly 4,000 appendectomies, so this surgery was not at all unusual except for two things.
First of all, this was the first time that local anesthesia had ever been used in major surgery. Dr. Kane believed that local anesthesia was safer than putting a patient completely to sleep. Most...

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TODAY'S MANNA for Saturday Dec. 7, 2019

Posted Dec 6th, 12:00 by Spirit Of Truth Ministries on Inspiration


 
 
TODAY'S MANNA  for Saturday Dec. 7, 2019
Knowing The Answer
     Where, O death, is your victory?  Where, O death, is your sting?  The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.  But thanks be to God!  He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.     
1 Corinthians 15:55-57                 New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE(s)...
   Do you have the answer for life's biggest test, "death"?
 
    Victory!  Ultimate Victory!!  If you don't have the answer for life's biggest...

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Christmas IQ Quiz

Posted Dec 6th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


Do you know the Biblical story of Jesus' birth?  Do you know what's "really" in the scriptures, or have you "assumed" some things about the story from all the Christmas stories you've read.  Take the following IQ Quiz.  See how well you do.  Check out the scripture verses at the end of each question and then check the answers at the end of the quiz.  You might be surprised by what's actually in the Bible (or what's not in the Bible!). ...

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TODAY'S MANNA for Friday, Dec. 6, 2019

Posted Dec 5th, 12:00 by Spirit Of Truth Ministries on Inspiration


 
 
TODAY'S MANNA for Friday, Dec. 6, 2019
Losing Your Life
 
        Jesus said to them all:  "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.  For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it.
Luke 9:23-24                 New International Version
 
THOUGHTS ABOUT TODAY'S VERSE...
  Have you lost your life to Jesus yet?
     So many times when I've tried to talk with people about giving...

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Why Bethlehem?

Posted Dec 5th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


WHY BETHLEHEM OF ALL PLACES?
I've been to Bethlehem. It's fairly indistinguishable from many other Judean towns, except for the Church of the Nativity built over the traditional site of Jesus' birth. Bethlehem is located on a ridge some 2500 feet above sea level, and five or six miles southwest of Jerusalem. Why, with all the grand locations in the world to choose from, did God choose for His Son to be born in Bethlehem? I can think of three good...

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TODAY'S MANNA for Thursday Dec. 5, 2019

Posted Dec 4th, 12:00 by Spirit Of Truth Ministries on Inspiration


 
 
TODAY'S MANNA  for Thursday  Dec. 5, 2019
God’s Reward System
 
        Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.  For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him,
Hebrews 2:1-3             New King...

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I Almost Missed a Christmas Miracle

Posted Dec 4th, 12:00 by thedailyencourager on Inspiration


"I Almost Missed A Christmas Miracle"
 
Bethlehem, 2000 - The excitement was building. We were standing in the Shepherd's Fields just outside of Bethlehem. We were ready to go into the Shepherd's Caves and sing Christmas Carols.  Some members of the tour group had done it with me on previous trips. For others, it was their first time - but everyone was excited. Bethlehem... Christmas Carols... Shepherd's Caves... Who wouldn't be excited?
 
We had always done it. We had always sung carols...

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