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Spurgeon: How to Have an Accurate Self Image

By |March 2nd, 2017|Devotional|0 Comments

“If you seek humility, try hard work; if you would know your nothingness, attempt some great thing for Jesus. If you would feel how utterly powerless you are apart from the living God, attempt especially the great work of proclaiming the unsearchable riches of Christ, and you will know, as you never knew before, what a weak unworthy thing you are.”  – C. H. Spurgeon

Wiersbe: God’s Will Revealed

By |February 24th, 2017|Devotional|0 Comments

God does not reveal His will to those who are curious. He reveals His will to those who are obedient.

Verses to Meditate Upon: Ps 25:1-5

By |February 23rd, 2017|Devotional|0 Comments

Unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, Let not mine enemies triumph over me. Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed: Let them be ashamed which transgress without cause. Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: For thou art the God of my salvation; On thee do I wait all the day.

Self Gets in the Way

“John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe’s latchet I am not worthy to unloose”.1

We live in a day where self is exalted (self-esteem, self-image, self-love, self-improvement…). As we focus upon ourselves, we have forgotten what it means to be humble. In fact, we have become so busy making others “tie our shoes.” As a result, we are a society of spiritual snobs and crybabies.
When I search my heart, and see the depravity that exists, I am so grateful for the blood of Jesus that keeps on cleansing me from all sin. I have come to realize that all that could be called good in my life is a direct result of the grace of God. I also acknowledge the fact that I am but a servant, not even worthy to untie the latchet of my Lord’s sandals. Yet I am grateful that He loves me, He gave His life for me, and He even became a servant to die on the cross for me. So now there should no longer be any room for self in my heart… Pastor Stevens

  1. John 1:26–27 []

Spurgeon: To Glorify God Today

By |February 15th, 2017|Devotional|0 Comments

I cannot do much, but as the widow put in her two mites, which were all her living, so, Lord, I cast my time and eternity too into thy treasury; I am all thine; take me, and enable me to glorify thee now, in all that I say, in all that I do, and with all that I have. – Charles Spurgeon 

MacArthur: Looking to the Future

By |February 14th, 2017|Devotional|0 Comments

“Concentrating on what is wrong in your life might depress you, but focusing on the glorious day of Christ should excite you. Don’t be unduly concerned about what you are right now. Look ahead to what you will become by God’s grace.” – John MacArthur

With My Whole Heart

The distractions are many, the temptations are multitudinous. This world is full of traps to dull my focus. With my whole heart, that’s what I want to seek the Lord with. I need His help to do just that. Reminds me of Paul’s words, “Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth. For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”1

  1. Colossians 3:1–3, NAS []

Wiersbe: The Banner of Faith

By |February 13th, 2017|Devotional|0 Comments

Our faith is in Jesus Christ, and we should not be afraid to let people know about it. “We will rejoice in your salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners!” (Ps 20.5). In other words, we do not hesitate to wave the banner of faith because He will not fail us.

God’s name is good. “The name of the God of Jacob defend you” (Ps 20.1). Take time to trust the Lord. Roll your burden on Him. Get your strength from Him. Wave your banner in the name of the Lord, and He will turn your burden into a blessing.

 Warren W. Wiersbe, Prayer, Praise & Promises: A Daily Walk through the Psalms, (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2011), 52.

Wiersbe: The Book of Your Heart 

By |February 12th, 2017|Devotional|0 Comments

The Bible is the book of our heart. Every time we read a book, watch television, or listen to a speaker, something is being written on our hearts. Let God write His Word on your heart. – Warren Wiersbe 

Spurgeon: Paul’s Abounding 

By |February 10th, 2017|Devotional|0 Comments

There are many who know “how to be abased” who have not learned “how to abound.” When they are set upon the top of a pinnacle their heads grow dizzy, and they are ready to fall. The Christian far oftener disgraces his profession in prosperity than in adversity. It is a dangerous thing to be prosperous. The crucible of adversity is a less severe trial to the Christian than the refining pot of prosperity. Oh, what leanness of soul and neglect of spiritual things have been brought on through the very mercies and bounties of God! Yet this is not a matter of necessity, for the apostle tells us that he knew how to abound. When he had much he knew how to use it. Abundant grace enabled him to bear abundant prosperity… – C. H. Spurgeon 

Victory Blog Changes

By |February 1st, 2017|General News|0 Comments

We are switching to a new theme for our blog.  It will take some time to get things set right. Thanks for your patience….

Wiersbe: God’s Word Is Pure and True

By |January 27th, 2017|Devotional|0 Comments

So much that is spoken in this world is untrue and empty talk. Be encouraged that God speaks in promise. His Word is pure and true. When you are surrounded by lies, rest on the promises of the Bible. – Warren Wiersbe