Proverbs 27:17

Proverbs 27:17

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Positive Minute Daily Devotional: Don't Presume

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Don't Presume
November 18, 2023

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Matthew 7:1,2

Dallas Willard said good leaders don’t presume, don’t pretend, and don’t push. I want to look at what it means to not presume when we lead. When Jesus taught us not to judge lest we be judged, we often interpret it to mean that we shouldn’t make judgments about others, because if we do, God will make a judgment about us. But perhaps in teaching us not to judge, our Father was trying to spare us the pain of being judged by our friends and neighbors in return...
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The #1 Reason You're Not Fulfilled
This Week's Episode

This week, Pastor Bobby teaches us from Luke 12:22-31 and shares that there’s no limit to how much provision God has for you. Wherever God is, provision is, with today’s message: “The #1 Reason You’re Not Fulfilled.” Our interview guest is Lee Strobel, a former investigative journalist who professed atheism for many years while searching for evidence of Jesus. Upon finding the answers he was looking for, he became a Christian and subsequently wrote the best-selling book, The Case for Christ. Since then, he has authored dozens more books and has also become a teaching pastor and professor who wants the world to know the Lord. His new book, Is God Real?: Exploring the Ultimate Question of Life, helps answer some of the hardest questions from not only skeptics, but believers, about God’s existence. Special music is provided by the Voices of Hope Children's Choir, a group of 1st through 12 graders — under the direction of Sarah Grandpre — who perform "You Say" and "Brighter Day." Then, the Hour of Power Choir, under the direction of Dr. Irene Messoloras, performs "No Time," accompanied by Dr. Phillip Hoch on the piano. We hope you'll join us for an hour of hope and inspiration! 


Find New Ways to Worship in the New Year
This Week's Offer

Our 2024 Made to Worship 13-month Wall Calendar takes you on a journey of discovery to help you uncover both conventional and unexpected ways to praise God! For your gift of just $20 or more this month, you can WORSHIP all throughout next year with 13 months of unique ideas on how to give honor and glory to the Lord. Whether it’s music, physical posture, journaling, serving, prayer, fellowship, or a combination of these and others, WORSHIP helps you discover the heart of Jesus so you can walk more closely with Him. This interactive pictorial calendar includes Bible verses, gorgeous pictures, and “how to’s” on each type of worship. Pastor Bobby shares additional thoughts in short videos that you can access by scanning each month’s QR code with your smartphone or tablet. For your gift of just $65 or more, we'll also send you the exceptionally crafted Worship Floating Frame Art. A modern and refined look, this solid wood frame secures an elegant design on papier mache’ between two pieces of plexiglass. Designed, handcrafted, and printed in the USA with the scripture from Psalm 95:6, “Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker,” it’s a strong and beautiful sentiment for any home or office. 


As For Me and My House, We Will Serve the Lord
Be blessed by this Hour of Power classic

We're going back in time to June 4,1989, when Dr. Robert Schuller, our founding pastor, invited his wife Arvella for a very touching and heartwarming interview. In addition to their time together, Dr. Schuller welcomed musical guests Hillary Johnson (soprano) and Lynne Davis (organist). He also preached a moving sermon called "As For Me and My House, We Will Serve the Lord." Although this message was given nearly 35 years ago, its subject is equally as pertinent today!

Thanks again for walking down memory lane with us and for being such a special part of our Hour of Power family. Remember, as always, God loves you and so do we! 
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