For Your Spirit
“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. If anyone speaks, he should do it as one speaking the very words of God. If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”
1 Peter 4:8-11
Words from Gladys
Please visit a wonderful blog with encouraging words each week from Gladys, Kristin Coke, her mother Karen, her Aunt Tami, her cousin Nikki. Find us on Facebook and visit our site to subscribe. LifeWords Today
“He whom the Son sets free, is free indeed.” John 6:36
What is Christian freedom? We today are so totally influenced by our culture that we, for the most part, do not know what this means. We are influences by TV, which gives a distorted view of life….by materialism which says, “just get more”… even by our peers who influence us more than we care to acknowledge. WE can let these cultural icons and the pictures they produce in our minds, control us, which is certainly far from freedom. OR, through the Word, which is “quick and powerful and sharper than a two-edged sword” (Hebrews 4:12) we can become salt and light, not living by examples of darkness, but free indeed to live as Christ’s Ambassadors. Not “conformed to this world, but transformed by the renewing of your mind.” (Romans 12:2) AND THAT’S FREEDOM!
July 8, 2003
This is an excellent teaching on disappointments in life – and how we should deal with them. We all have them on a daily basis. This gives a solid perspective from which to look at everyday ordeals and problems with people and life. Rev. Johnson uses examples of great men in the Bible who suffered great disappointments. People and circumstances let us down constantly. How do we deal with that? Take a listen… these wise words can help change your perspective. (Hover below left to find the play button)
Gladys Johnson was Kristin’s maternal Grandmother. She was called to the ministry when she was 14 in 1933 and remained in ministry her whole life. She was a Bible teacher, a singer, and a traveling evangelist. She worked with World Vision and Youth for Christ and had a column for many years in Four Square Magazine called “Letters From Gladys.”
She also pastored a Four Square Church in Arcadia, California with her husband Lloyd for over 40 years. The Lord Himself tells us to listen to our elders and gain strength and knowledge from them. We figured we shouldn’t just keep her to ourselves and wanted to share her with all of you! May the Lord bless you and keep you. May His face shine upon you and give you peace.)
Gladys went on to her reward on December 21, 2009. We miss her greatly, but still benefit from her life of service to our Lord Jesus and the wisdom she gained in her 90 years of life and 70 years of marriage.
1. Why should I say I can’t when the Bible says I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength. Phil 4:13
2. Why should I lack when I know that God shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:19
3. Why should I fear when the Bible says God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind. 2 Tim. 1:7
4. Why should I lack faith to fulfill my calling knowing that God has allotted to me a measure of faith. Romans 12:3
5. Why should I be weak when the Bible says that the Lord is the strength of my life and that I will display strength and take action because I know God. Psalm 27:1, Daniel 11:32
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