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Places of Greatness: Seaside Shores

Weekend, May 7 & 8 Places of Greatness: Seaside Shores Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will accomplish for you today... The LORD will fight for you....
Exodus 14:13-14a Recommended Reading
Exodus 14:21-31
Who can imagine the terror that gripped the families of Israel in Exodus 14? The joy of their emancipation was overwhelmed by sudden crisis. Before them was the Red Sea; behind them was the flash of Pharaoh's swords. With no way out, they seemed to be facing annihilation. Yet the Lord said, "Don't be afraid. See what I will do. Stand still and watch while I fight for you." As Moses raised his rod over the waters, the winds of heaven blew and the sea parted before them. God can make a way where there seems to be no way. Isaiah 43:19b (KJV) says, "I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert." The apostle Paul promised God will not allow us to be tempted beyond our ability but will with the temp…

Our Ultimate Hooray, Part One

Saturday, May 07, 2011  Send to a Friend  More Free Newsletters Our Ultimate Hooray, Part One

by Charles R. Swindoll
Read Revelation 21:4; 22:3, 5
What gives a widow courage as she stands beside a fresh grave? What is the ultimate hope of the disabled, the amputee, the abused, the burn victim? How can the parents of children who have brain damage or physical handicaps keep from living their entire lives totally and completely depressed? Why would anyone who is blind or deaf or paralyzed be encouraged when he or she thinks of the life beyond? How can we see past the martyrdom of some helpless hostage or devoted missionary? Where do the thoughts of a young couple go when they finally recover from the grief of losing their baby? When a family receives the tragic news that a little daughter was found dead or their dad was killed in a plane crash or a son overdosed on drugs, what single truth becomes their whole focus?  What is the final answer to pain, mourning, senility, insanity, terminal …

The Service of Motherhood

Saturday, May 7, 2011 Forward to a Friend Print Free Newsletters

May 7/8
The Service of Motherhood
Philippians 2:1-11
Children are a blessing from the Lord (Ps. 127:3-5). Motherhood is a great honor and privilege, yet it is also synonymous with servanthood. Every day women are called upon to selflessly meet the needs of their families. Whether they are awake at night nursing a baby, spending their time and money on less-than-grateful teenagers, or preparing meals, moms continuously put others before themselves.
Sometimes this constant serving can be exhausting and even discouraging—particularly for a first-time mother. But you can take real encouragement from Jesus. One of the best examples of gracious servanthood is found in John 13:3-16. By kneeling to wash His disciples’ feet, the Lord showed that the key to true leadership is humility. And it is humility that leads to eternal reward.
Unless you are willing to stoop down and get your hands dirty, you will miss the real riches of mother…