"But while everyone was sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away. When the wheat sprouted and formed heads, then the weeds also appeared." Matthew 13:25,26
Growing as much as possible is the first step towards blooming where you are planted, which we discussed yesterday. The second way to bloom right where you are is: Don’t curse what you already have. We live in an age of envy, comparison, and popularity where this mindset is so common. In a parable, Jesus talks about weeds that are sown in a master's farm. The beautiful crops are growing, but a competitor sneaks in at night and plants weeds...
This week, Pastor Bobby encourages us from Genesis 45:4-8, 50:18-21 and teaches us how obstacles in our lives build us, and we need them the older we get, with today’s message, “Fire Thrives on Obstacles.” Our interview guest is Alli Worthington, an author, speaker, business coach, and podcast host whose mission is to help women build and achieve their dreams and grow their faith in the process. Her new book, Remaining You While Raising Them: The Secret Art of Confident Motherhood, looks at how to help mothers care for themselves in all aspects of life in order to not only be a healthy mother for their kids, but for themselves. Special music is provided by Nita Whitaker, a singer and songwriter who has performed on stage as well as the big and small screen. Today, she performs “Psalm 42." Then, she's joined by the Hour of Power Worship Team — featuring Diane Reynolds, Natalie Gonzalez, Rory Deming and Fernando Munoz — on “There is Grace.” Both performances are accompanied by the Hour of Power Orchestra, directed by Dr. Marc Riley. Finally, the Hour of Power Choir, under the direction of Steve Caudill, performs “God is Our Refuge," accompanied by the orchestra and Dr. Philip Hoch on organ.
Be Reminded That YOU Are God's Beloved This Week's Offer
You are God’s beloved, and because of His unwavering affection for you, He equips you with the armor of His protection. He has given you the keys to His Kingdom, and they unlock doors of peace, joy, and purpose, granting you access to the abundant life He has for you. What better way to remember that you are His beloved than with the I Am the Beloved Keychain and I Am the Beloved Crossbody Bag? For your gift of just $25 or more, we’ll send you the specially-designed I Am the Beloved Keychain. This attractive leatherette keychain with the gold embossed sentiment, I Am the Beloved, is complemented by a gold metal heart key ring. It’s the perfect daily reminder that you — or a loved one — are God’s beloved. For your gift of only $60 or more, you’ll receive the Keychain andthe I Am the Beloved Crossbody Bag. This fashionable and practical purse, made with the utmost quality, features an all-over print with the I Am the Beloved sentiment in an array of bright colors. It includes a front pocket with snap closure and adjustable straps for a customized fit. It's perfect for your own use or to give as a gift to someone special in your life. We hope both items serve as a daily reminder of how precious you are to God — and of how much you mean to us!
Let Evel Knievel inspire you in this Hour of Power Classic
It was April 2, 2007 and the world-famous stunt performer Evel Knievel was just months away from succumbing to cancer. After years of hard living and enjoying every kind of worldly pleasure, he gave his life to Jesus Christ and was baptized during this very special service at the Crystal Cathedral. We hope you'll be encouraged by his story, which so poignantly illustrates the transformational power of God and His spiritual riches that are more satisfying than any other form of wealth.
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