Category Archives: Community

Open Heart

Prov.11:25 “…those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.”

 

How have you done on the challenge from yesterday? I am sure you have discovered that in truth, those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. In addition to yesterday’s challenge, Read the rest of this entry

We Can!

Heb.10:23 “Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.” (emphasis added).

We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. We are doing what we are doing because we can through Christ who strengthens us. We are feeding the poor because Read the rest of this entry

Better Together

Philip.4:13 “For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.”

Our very first service on the property GFH HQ is sitting on was very dramatic. We are responsible and we believe in excellence, so we did the responsible thing. Read the rest of this entry

On Purpose

Matt.13:33 “Jesus also used this illustration: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like the yeast a woman used in making bread. Even though she put only a little yeast in three measures of flour, it permeated every part of the dough.”

God chose Abraham because He knew Abraham will command his house after The Lord. While Lot was living with Abraham, Abraham probably taught and discipled him in the way of The Lord. Read the rest of this entry

Common Good

James 5:16 “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”

When God instructs us not to forsake the fellowship of the brethren, it is for our own benefit. There is healing in community, we are better together. If you fall ill, do not isolate yourself; Read the rest of this entry

GOD’s Economics

Eccl.4:9 “Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed.”

It is God’s heart for us to live in community and not be in isolation. God delivers a whole lot of value to us through community. We need people; we are not designed Read the rest of this entry

Benefits

Ps.103:1(AMPC) “Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul; and all that is [deepest] within me, bless His holy name! 2 Bless (affectionately, gratefully praise) the Lord, O my soul, and forget not [one of] all His benefits”

When we deploy the power of “we”, the first thing we get is help. The second thing is we get Warmth. Eccl.4:11 “Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone?” I am not talking about physical warmth alone, Read the rest of this entry

Speak Up!

Eccl.4:10 “If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.”

We are a community and God has put people in your life to help you. You are not designed to go through life alone. There are people that God has put around you, prayerfully identify them and open up to them. Read the rest of this entry

Relationships

Dan.2:17 “…Daniel… told his friends… what had happened. 18 He urged them to ask the God of heaven to show them his mercy by telling them the secret, so they would not be executed along with the other wise men… 19 That night the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision…”

Daniel had friends, people he was doing life with, people who could pray for him and with him. Do you have friends? Daniel was in a “Life group”, are you in a Life group? You are the average of the three people you spend the most time with. Read the rest of this entry

Under or Above Pressure?

Dan.2:14 “When Arioch, the commander of the king’s guard, came to kill them, Daniel handled the situation with wisdom and discretion. 15 He asked Arioch, “Why has the king issued such a harsh decree?” So Arioch told him all that had happened.”

There is so much to learn from how Daniel handled the situation with the king. Daniel was a master negotiator. Daniel’s life was at stake, but he was calm. It was like there was a gun pointed to his head, but he was not under pressure or hysterical. Read the rest of this entry