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FRIDAY – JANUARY 15

Today’s Scripture

            “As an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings…”  (Deuteronomy 32:11, NKJV)        

Lifted Higher

            When I look back over my life, I see that the pivotal moments when I really grew came when I was pushed. At the time I didn’t like it, and I wanted to stay where I was. I wouldn’t have done it on my own. God had to shut doors and force me to take steps of faith. He pushed me into my purpose.

            When things are stirring in your life, when things are uncomfortable and you don’t get your way—a door closes, a friend betrays you—shake off the self-pity and get ready for new doors to open, for new opportunities, new skills, and new friendships. Don’t complain and say, “Well, that’s just my luck. I never get any good breaks.” Turn it around and say, “God, I know You’re in control, and You’re stirring up things because I need to stretch and spread my wings. You’re about to take me to a higher level. You’re about to push me into my purpose.”          

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You know what’s best for me, and You’re pushing, stretching, and enlarging me for a reason. Thank You for closed doors as well as open doors. I believe that You’re stirring things up so I will spread my wings and rise to a higher level. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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FRIDAY – JANUARY 15

SECULAR CALENDAR 

GRAND OLE OPRY (Nashville TN) – Blake Sheldon, 7pm CST

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ROCKFORD BAPTIST CHURCH (Rockford AL), “Fire in the Pulpit Pastors Conference” with Promised Land, 6pm CST

TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH (Cullman AL), 30 County Road 1184, North Alabama Quartet Convention with The Littles, Living Faith Quartet, 5pm CST – Temporarily Cancelled

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

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WORSHIP SERVICES

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

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THURSDAY – JANUARY 14

Today’s Scripture

            Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him. And he left the oxen and ran after Elijah, and said, “Please let me kiss my father and my mother, and then I will follow you.”(1 Kings 19:19–20, NKJV)   

Scared into Greatness

            God told the prophet Elijah to anoint Elisha to succeed him as prophet. Elisha had a secure future in the family business that would be turned over to him one day. But when Elijah put his mantle around Elisha, something came alive in Elisha’s spirit. He knew he was supposed to leave the familiar and go into the unknown. But it was scary. His mind said, “A prophet’s life is hard. Stay where you are. Play it safe.” But down in his spirit, something said, “This is your destiny moment. Step out in faith,” so he did.

            Some opportunities don’t come a second time. Life is too short to settle for things that you know are less than what is in you. What God has in your future may scare you, but if you take that step of faith, you’ll discover that God scared you into greatness, into levels you’ve never dreamed, into taking new ground where no one in your family has gone.  

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that what lies ahead and is unknown to me is well known to You. Challenge me with something scary. Bring something across my path so big that only You can make it happen. I trust that You will go before me and take me to the next level. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Speaking Up for Jesus – By Anne Graham Lotz

“We cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”  Acts 4:20, NIV

           It seems like just yesterday that our youngest daughter, Rachel-Ruth, gave birth to our first grandchild – a little girl named Ruth Bell Wright. Since that very first day, my husband and I were totally enthralled with this little girl.  She filled my heart.  I couldn’t help talking about her to anyone who would listen. I wasn’t afraid to talk about her. I didn’t plan in advance how I would talk about her. I didn’t worry about offending someone with my talk about her. I didn’t go to classes to learn how to talk about her. I didn’t read books on how to talk about her. I would just hug that little girl, feel her snuggle up against me, touch her soft cheek, and melt! Little Ruth Bell filled my heart!  And still fills my heart now that she is a teen-ager.  And what fills my heart comes out on my lips!

            Why do we seem to make speaking up for Jesus so complicated? If He fills our hearts, He is going to come out on our lips! Like Peter and John, we will not be able to help “speaking about what we have seen and heard” of Him!

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THURSDAY – JANUARY 14

SECULAR CALENDAR 

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RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

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WORSHIP SERVICES

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

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WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 13

Today’s Scripture

            “The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”  Proverbs 18:21, NIV)    

Words Become Your Reality

            You are where you are today in part because of what you’ve been saying about yourself. Words are like seeds. When you speak something out, you give life to what you’re saying. If you continue to say it, eventually that can become a reality. Whether you realize it or not, you are prophesying your future. That’s great when you’re saying, “I’m blessed. I’m strong.” But it’s not great when you’re saying, “I never get a break. I’ll probably get laid off.” Your life moves in the direction of your words.

            Think of your words as seeds you’re planting. At some point, you’re going to eat fruit from the exact seeds that you’ve been sowing, so make sure you’re planting the right seeds. In other words, you can’t talk negative and expect to live a positive life. If you don’t like what you’re eating, start sowing seeds of abundance and increase, and you’ll reap a harvest of good things.           

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that my words have the creative power to change my life and become my reality. Help me to give my faith a voice by speaking words of life and blessing over myself and my future daily. I declare that I will sow seeds of abundance and increase and reap a harvest of good things. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Life Lessons

Your journey here on earth begins the moment you are born until you breath your last breath. And the beautiful thing is, each new day– is a day to learn, and grow in a constantly changing world. But your greatest “life lessons” won’t happen when you are on top of the mountain, and everything is going great in your life. No, not at all. Your most valuable lessons are learned when you are down in the valley: when your friends betray you, marriage fails, health diagnoses grim, out of work, and no money to pay the bills, etc. That’s when you really find out who your “real friends” are. But more importantly, it is during hard times when you lean on Jesus the most! If you are in the valley right now– remember you are not alone. Jesus is with you and will never leave you. He will give you  comfort, support, guidance, and wisdom. He may speak to you when you’re reading His Holy Word, or through His Holy Spirit speaking directly to your heart. Many times God’s answer comes through a friend, an unusual circumstance, divine intervention or even a dream. God speaks to His children in many different ways–but the important thing is . . . to listen for His voice. No one likes to go through difficult times, but it is during our trials that we learn important life lessons and in doing so–grow closer to Jesus.

Brenda Walsh Ministries

 Text: Joshua 1:9,  Psalm 9:9, Psalm 37:24, John 14:1-3

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WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 13

SECULAR CALENDAR 

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RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

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WORSHIP SERVICES

BRAINERD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EPC (Chattanooga TN), 1624 Jenkins Rd., Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study in our Fellowship Hall with “Christ in Crisis” ‘in-house’ service and online at http://facebook.com/brainerdpres, 6:30pm, 423.899.2424

CATOOSA BAPTIST TABERNACLE (Ringgold GA), 4994 Hwy 41, In person and online service with Pastor Justin Gazaway at 7pm, 706.935.4323

JONES MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (East Ridge TN), 4131 Ringgold Road, Pastor Clair will be offering a time of Evening Prayers & Scripture at 7Pm, 423.624.6073

MIDDLE VALLEY CHURCH OF GOD (Hixson TN), 1703 Thrasher Pike, Pastor Mitch McClure is presently leading a Bible Study that will take place in the Church Auditorium titled “Opportunity For Blessing In Your Life”. 7pm.  423.843.1539.

OAKWOOD CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY (Chattanooga TN),  3927 Webb Road, Pastor Mitch McClure is presently leading a Bible Study that will take place in the Church Auditorium titled “Opportunity For Blessing In Your Life”. 7pm.  423.843.1539.

RED BANK BAPTIST CHURCH (Red Bank TN), 4000 Dayton Blvd., Please join our online service at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ at 6pm.  423.877.4514

THE POINT CHURCH AT SIGNAL (Signal Mountain TN), 939 Ridgeway Ave., Please join our online service at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/ThePointChurchatSignal at 6pm.  423.877.4514

For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

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MONDAY – JANUARY 11

Today’s Scripture

            He said to His disciples, “Offenses will certainly come.”  (Luke 17:1, HCSB)   

When Offenses Come

            Jesus didn’t say that offenses might come to us. He didn’t say that if you’re kind, if you pray and quote the Scriptures, you’ll be exempt from grumpy people and people who cut you off in traffic. He said offenses will certainly come. You will have opportunities on a regular basis to get upset, to argue, to become offended and bitter, and to try to pay people back. That word “offense” comes from a Greek word that means “to bait,” referring to the bait that’s used to lure animals into a trap. When you’re tempted to be offended, when someone is critical, rude, condescending, or says something derogatory to you, recognize that the enemy is trying to deceive you into his trap. He’s saying, “Come on, get upset. Argue with them and tell them off.” Instead of letting it upset you, say, “No, thanks. I’m not taking the bait. This is just a distraction. I’m going to enjoy this day and keep my peace.”    

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that I can guard my heart and keep it free from all the negative things that try to bait me to let them enter in. I declare that I will not allow offenses to get inside and make me upset and bitter. I declare that I’m not taking the bait, and I’m keeping my peace. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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MONDAY – JANUARY 11

PRAISE AND WORSHIP FAMILY OUTREACH CENTER (Jasper TN), 100 Cannon St., Gospel with Crystal Elam and Rescued, 6-7:30pm CST.  For more information contact Paul David Webb at 423.635.3232

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

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WORSHIP SERVICES

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FRIDAY – JANUARY 8

Today’s Scripture

            “They saw that the fire had not harmed their bodies, nor was a hair of their heads singed; their robes were not scorched, and there was no smell of fire on them.”  (Daniel 3:27, NIV)

No Smell of Smoke

            In the book of Daniel, when three Hebrew teenagers wouldn’t bow to the king’s golden idol, they were thrown into a fiery furnace. To just survive would have been a great miracle, but notice how today’s Scripture describes how God works. When He restores, there’s no sign of the fire you’ve been through—the trouble, the injustice, the bad break—not even the smell of smoke.

            Isaiah 43:2 says, “When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned. The flames will not harm you.” We all go through the fire—things that are unfair, things we don’t understand. In the fire, you have to remind yourself, “These people are not going to harm me. This challenge is not going to keep me from my dreams. This sickness is not going to stop my purpose.” You’re going to come out without the smell of smoke. Things are changing in your favor right now—healing, vindication, promotion, and breakthroughs are on the way.  

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for Your promise to be with me through the fire and flames. Even when life doesn’t make sense, I choose to trust in You and believe that You are working behind the scenes for my good. I believe I will come through without the smell of smoke. In Jesus’ Name, Amen”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Ridicule Is A Form Of Persecution

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: I have been ridiculed for my Christian faith at the place I work. But something amazing happened recently when the CEO’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer. I asked if I could pray for her and the family. My boss started to cry. Since that time, many people have come to me for prayer. I want to be sure they know that it is God’s intervention that makes the difference, not mine. — F.G.

            A: Ridicule is a form of persecution. Whether it is physical, social, or mental, it is a terrible kind of pain. But God instructs that we pray for our enemies, and those who ridicule us should be the objects of our prayers. God blesses this, though we may never see how He uses it in the lives of others.

            God Himself is the power that makes prayer effective. When prayers are answered and we glorify God, this is a strong testimony for the power of prayer in the name of Almighty God. The unbelieving world watches how we live our lives. They may laugh and make fun of our commitment to Christ, but it pleases the heart of God to see His followers living in obedience to Him no matter the consequences. He desires to use our obedience to reach others with the saving knowledge of His Gospel message that Jesus came to seek and to save the lost. He desires that all people be saved to the glory of God the Father.

            We are stewards of Christ’s message, and His word goes out through prayer and how we live our lives. As we proclaim God’s truth, He empowers the message. We must never let the ridicule of others snuff out the light of God’s truth, for His Word never returns void (Isaiah 55:11).

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SECULAR CALENDAR

FRIDAY – JANUARY 8

COLONNADE CENTER (Ringgold GA) – The Creative Arts Guild Dance Department and Ballet Dalton will present the live ballet “The Snow Queen”, 7pm

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FRIDAY – JANUARY 8

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RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

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WORSHIP SERVICES

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Jim Brickman “Comfort & Joy At Home“, Live Virtual Concert, 11pm EST, $40

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

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THURSDAY – JANUARY 7

Today’s Scripture

            “You who…put the Lord in remembrance [of His promises], keep not silence.”  (Isaiah 62:6, AMPC)  

“You Promised”

            Most of us are good at telling God our problems, but Isaiah tells us to put the Lord in remembrance of His promises, not our problems. It’s easy to complain and say, “God, these people aren’t treating me right. My back’s hurting, and my child isn’t doing right.” But don’t just pray the problem, pray the promises. When you face difficulties, find a promise in the Scripture and remind God of what He said about you. “God, You promised to restore health back to me. You promised You would be my vindicator. You promised that my children will be mighty in the land.”

            God is not obligated to bring to pass what you say, but He is obligated to bring to pass what He says. When you say, “God, You promised,” angels go to work, forces of darkness are pushed back, chains are broken, favor is released in a new way, and impossible situations turn around. Nothing can stand against our God.    

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You know everything I need before I even ask. Thank You that I can stir up my faith and put You in remembrance of Your promises. I believe that when I say ‘You promised,’ something powerful happens because You watch over Your Word to perform it. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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THURSDAY – JANUARY 7

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THURSDAY – JANUARY 7

BENDED KNEE COWBOY CHURCH (Morganton NC), Jackson Smith, 7pm

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

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WORSHIP SERVICES

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WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 6

Today’s Scripture

            “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”  (James 1:17, ESV)    

He Is Your Source

            It’s easy to look to people or to our job as our source. Yes, God uses people, jobs, and contracts, but they are not the Source. They are simply resources that the Source uses. If you’re seeing anything or anyone other than God as your source, when something happens to that something or someone, you’ll think, “What am I going to do? My source has been cut off.” No, the Source is just fine. God is still on the throne. That good gift may come through people, but it came from your heavenly Father. Your salary or contract may come through a connection, but it came from God.

            That’s why you don’t have to play up to people at work or compromise to get a good break. You’re not at the mercy of the economy, or who likes you, or what your boss does. People are not your provider; God is your provider. God has all kinds of resources He can use.     

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You are my Source. You are constantly working, constantly showing me Your goodness with every good gift that comes into my life. I want to live today with an attitude of thankfulness and gratefulness. I will not take Your goodness for granted. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen


 

Today’s Scripture

            “And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.”  (Genesis 22:14, KJV)  

One Touch of Favor

            You may have a situation that you’ve been praying about for a long time. Maybe it’s to see your family restored, to lose weight, to get out of debt, or to save your business. But it doesn’t look like it’s ever going to change, and you get discouraged and think, “It’s never going to happen. I just have to accept it.”

            No, just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen. You need to stir up your faith and get ready for God to show out in your life. He knows how to bring you new customers, to break that addiction, to give you ideas and creativity, and to bring new talents out of you. He’s called Jehovahjireh, the Lord our Provider. One touch of His favor can turn it around. Keep praying, keep believing, keep expecting, and keep honoring God. When you believe, it allows the Creator of the universe to go to work.     

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You are Jehovahjireh, the Lord my Provider. Thank You that I can set my trust in You completely, that I am coming into my due season. I believe and declare that this is my time for breakthroughs and to be amazed by Your goodness. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Post Holiday Blues

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, there can be an emptiness that moves in and hangs heavy in your heart. Friends and family have left, all the decorations have been put away, and everyone goes back to their usual routine–and somehow it seems that it all went by way too fast. This is the perfect environment for loneliness to settle in–but fortunately there is a cure for the post-holiday blues! Praise time!  Whenever you’re tempted to focus on your own problems, praise Jesus instead. If you feel lonely, discouraged, or depressed–it’s the perfect time to praise Jesus and count your blessings! Develop a spirit of praise every day by increasing your prayer time and as you go throughout your day, taking advantage of thanking God for all the good things in your life–even simple things such as having water to drink, a warm bath, food, a roof over your head, friends and family, and even a good parking space! You’ll find that the more you praise God, the more things you’ll find to praise Him for because the list is endless! And here’s the best part–you just can’t be depressed when your lips are singing praises to your heavenly Father! The Bible says in 2 Samuel 22:50, “Therefore I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises to your name.” And in Psalm 34:1, David makes this promise to God: “I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Keep on praising Jesus and, before you know it, the holiday blues are gone and replaced with new found praise that is bubbling over!

Brenda Walsh Ministries

Text: Psalm 35:18, 28, Daniel 2:23, Hebrews 13:15, Deuteronomy 10:21

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TUESDAY – JANUARY 5

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TUESDAY – JANUARY 5

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RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

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WORSHIP SERVICES

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MONDAY – JANUARY 4

Today’s Scripture

            “The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation…”  (Genesis 12:1–2, NIV)   

Say Goodbye

            God told Abraham to leave his relatives and move to another land. I’m sure he loved his relatives. For a season, everything had been fine, but when God was about to do something new and big for Abraham, He knew that the people and things around him would try to keep him from what He had put in his heart. Sometimes you have to leave certain things behind so you can become all you were created to be.

            Is there something you need to leave behind—a hurt, a bad attitude, or an area that you’re compromising in? Don’t bring that into the new year. Those things were in your 2020, but they don’t belong in 2021. You can’t go through life holding on to hurts, wrong attitudes, and people who are not good for you. Say goodbye to failure; this is a new day. Say goodbye to guilt; you’re forgiven. Say goodbye to what didn’t work out; God has something better. It’s going to be a bountiful, abundant, flourishing year.  

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for calling me to follow You and Your direction in my life. Thank You that I can say goodbye to all the negative baggage that comes from carrying past failures, guilt, and blame. I look forward to the new things You’re doing in my life this year. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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RESOLUTIONS

            “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the fight hand of the throne of God.”  Hebrews 12:2

            Resolving to do better is always in order.  But have you noticed that many of the resolutions made at this time of year tend to focus on ourselves?  “I resolve to lose weight.”  “I plan to be more organized.”  “I will overcome this bad habit.”  We certainly admire those who are able to stick to a program of self-improvement, for we all have areas where we could do better.

            However, a close look at Hebrews 13 reveals something different.  This chapter has many nuggets of advice for improving our Christian walk, but these pointers focus on other people.  One example is verse 2:  “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”  Such a resolution certainly involves focusing on others rather than ourselves.

            Another example is verse 16:  “But to do good and to communicate forget not.”  This is not simply a suggestion for improving ourselves, but a directive to reach out and share with people in need.  We can “communicate” by sharing our material blessings or by visiting a shut-in, or encouraging a fellow pilgrim on his way.

            Verse 17 encourages us to obey our church leaders so that “they may do it with joy, and not with grief.”  Our overall desire should be to “let brotherly love continue.” on the basis that Jesus Christ is “the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.”

            “Our Lord, as we enter this year before us, and as we resolve to reach out to others, grant that we may focus more and more upon You and Your Kingdom, and less and less upon ourselves.”

By Allen Hooper

Each day I’ll do a golden deed, By helping those who are in need;

My life on earth is but a span, And so I’ll do the best I can.

William M. Golden 

Read:  Hebrews 13

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MONDAY – JANUARY 4

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MONDAY – JANUARY 4

PRAISE AND WORSHIP FAMILY OUTREACH CENTER (Jasper TN), 100 Cannon St., Gospel with The Agees and The Webb Sisters, 6-7:30pm CST.  For more information contact Paul David Webb at 423.635.3232

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

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WORSHIP SERVICES

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MONDAY – JANUARY 4

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FRIDAY – JANUARY 1, 2021

Today’s Scripture

            “Run with Purpose”  (1 Corinthians 9:26, NLT)

Run with Purpose

            With the new year comes fresh starts, resolutions, and new beginnings. It’s a good time to reevaluate what you’re doing. Refocus your life. Get rid of any distractions. Paul said every step he took was purposeful. When we understand the value of time and see each day of the coming year as the gift that it is, it helps us to keep the right perspective.

            God has entrusted you with His life. He’s put gifts and talents on the inside. You’re not just on planet earth taking up space. You’re a person of destiny. With that gift of life comes a responsibility to develop your talents, to pursue your dreams, and to become who God’s created you to be. Have you set short-term and long-term goals for your life? Do you have a plan? What specific steps will you take to improve your use of time and start taking steps toward your goals and becoming who God’s created you to be?        

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for the new year ahead and new beginnings. Help me to reevaluate what I am doing, to refocus my life, and to get rid of anything that’s distracting me from Your plan for my life. I want to run this year with Your purpose before me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Ask For God’s Help To Find The Right Path

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: About a year ago I left the military after two tours of active duty. I feel so useless now. I can’t find a job, I’m getting more and more depressed, and sometimes I wonder if I have any future. My wife says I need God. Would he help me? — Z.G.

            A: Thank you for your service on behalf of our country and the cause of freedom.

The most important thing I can tell you is that God loves you and cares about you, and you are not useless to him. In fact, you are very important to him (as well as your family), and he has a future for you. He has preserved your life in the past, and he will be with you in the future. We are never alone when we know Christ.

            I suspect you’ve been an independent, self-reliant person most of your life, and it may be hard for you to admit you need God. But you do — and the most important step you can take is to turn to Christ and commit your life to him. He gave his life for you; now give your life to him.

            Then ask him to guide you. Perhaps he wants you to learn new skills, or sharpen skills you already have. Don’t give up seeking a job; look too for volunteer opportunities in your community. Ask him also to help you be the best husband and father you can be. God’s promise is for you: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6).

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FRIDAY – JANUARY 1

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FRIDAY – JANUARY 1

BIBLICAL TIMES DINNER THEATER (Pigeon Forge TN) – Dinner Concert with The Perrys, 6pm

CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY (Paris TN), The Chandlers, 6:30pm

GRAND OLE OPRY (Nashville TN) – The Issacs, 7pm CST

WILLIAMSBURG GOSPEL BARN (Williamsburg KY), 90 Happy Hollow Road, Gospel singing with Kevin Wilson Band and Caleb Howard, 7pm. Doors open @ 5pm with our early matinee concert. 606.312.4819 – FREE

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

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WORSHIP SERVICES

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

FRIDAY – JANUARY 1, 2021

Jim Brickman “Comfort & Joy At Home“, Live Virtual Concert, 11pm EST, $40

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

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THURSDAY – DECEMBER 31 – NEW YEAR’S EVE

Today’s Scripture

            “You have armed me with strength for the battle; you have subdued my enemies under my feet.”  (2 Samuel 22:40, NLT)      

Armed with Strength for Battle

            God knows every battle, every temptation, and every obstacle you will ever face. He has not only put it under your feet, but He has armed you with strength for that battle. You are a warrior, a victor and not a victim. He has already equipped you. You are full of can-do power. Quit telling yourself, “This is too much. I can’t handle it.” The greatest force in the universe is breathing in your direction. Tap into more of that power. Start declaring, “I can handle this. I am well able. I can do all things through Christ. I am strong in the Lord.” Put your shoulders back, look those obstacles in the eye, and say, “You’re no match for me. I know your end has already been set, and it’s just a matter of time before God turns it around. It’s just a matter of time before He brings that dream to pass.”

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for arming me with strength for every battle that I will ever face. Thank You that You have already equipped me with power as a warrior and destined me for victory. I declare that I am strong and can do all things through Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Jesus Christ Is The Savior Of The World – 12-31-20

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: Every New Year’s Eve I find myself reflecting on life and what the future holds. My husband died recently and I know he is in heaven, so naturally heaven is on my mind more than what is happening here on earth. What are some of the differences between heaven and earth? — H.G.

            A: This world has been corrupted by sin, but Heaven has not. Man’s sin permeates the earth, and God’s glory perfects Heaven. God, the glory of Heaven, created Earth and gave it to the human race to care for and enjoy. Instead of obeying God’s instruction concerning the things of earth, man’s sin corrupted what was once a reflection of God’s perfection. As a result, the disease of sin has been passed to every generation. The Bible says, “God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways” (Genesis 6:12, NIV). “Earth is defiled by its people…. Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt” (Isaiah 24:5-6, NIV).

            The earth groans because it has been marred by sin; like a crippling disease, sin distorts and devastates everything it touches. Sin corrupts and divides, but Heaven declares the glory of the Lord (Psalm 19:1). Heaven is the throne of God (Isaiah 66:1), and He is absolutely holy and without sin. But His love is so powerful and great that He made a way for sin’s curse to be removed, along with the guilt that stains our hearts and corrupts our world. God crucified sin on the cross by the blood of Christ who redeemed us from sin’s penalty. He died in our place, taking the judgment we deserve, presenting us faultless to His Father in Heaven.

            Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world because He is the only One who can bridge the gap between Heaven and earth.

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THURSDAY – DECEMBER 31

SECULAR CALENDAR

COMEDY CATCH AT THE CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO (Chattanooga TN) – New Years Eve with MUTZIE, 7:30 show $20, Midnight Party Show at 10pm, $36, 423.629.2233.

COPPERHEAD LODGE (Blairsville GA) – New Years Eve Party – Live Music By Larry Scroggs Band, 8pm

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BIBLICAL TIMES DINNER THEATER (Pigeon Forge TN) – Dinner Concert with The Perrys, 6pm

COLONNADE CENTER (Ringgold GA) – 700 Old Mill Road, Appointed Quartet, 6:30pm – CANCELLED

EARLINGTON G.B. CHURCH (Earlington KY), The Stone Family, 7pm

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH (Morristown TN), Greater Vision Gospel Music Hymn Sing with Mark Trammell Quartet, Whisnants, Mylon Hayes Family, Jim & Melissa Brady, and the HymnSing Band,7pm, $20 – 30.

GREENBACK HOUSE OF PRAYER (Maryville TN), “New Years Eve Celebration” with Next Chapter, 7pm

MOUNT CARMEL BAPTIST CHURCH (Rome GA), Heartfelt, 8pm

OLD PATHS BAPTIST CHURCH (Enville TN), Living Truth Quartet, 7pm

OPEN BIBLE ASSEMBLY CHURCH (McEwen TN), “New Year’s Eve Singspiration Celebration Concert” with The Kent Curtis Family, 8pm

PATRIOT HALL (Ringgold GA), 320 Emberson Drive, “New Year’s Eve Heavenly Jubilee” with Pat Hookey, Camille Gibson, Sam Sampson, Greg Finch, Zeke Turner, Highly Favored 3, His Call Gospel Singers, David & Dee James and many more.  12pm to 12am.  Everyone’s welcome…FREE admission!  Want to sing, call Pat Hookey at 423.320.6538 – Cancelled

PHILADELPHIA MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH (Cleveland TN), 910 30th St., New Year’s Eve with Jessie Conner, 7pm

SALEM BAPTIST CHURCH (Tallapoosa GA), New Reason, 8pm

STAR HOPE G.B. CHURCH (Dixon TN), The Stone Family, 8pm

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

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WORSHIP SERVICES

 

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Greater Vision 30th Anniversary Celebration – Celebrating 30 Years of Music & Ministry with Greater Vision, Mark Trammell Quartet, The Whisnants, Jim and Melissa Brady, & Mylon Hayes Family, 7pm

Jim Brickman “Comfort & Joy At Home“, Live Virtual Concert, 11pm EST, $40

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

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WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 30

Today’s Scripture

            “Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” (Colossians 3:13, NLT)

Drop it, Leave it, and Let it Go

            There was a man in the Scripture named Ahithophel who was a close advisor to King David for over twenty-five years. But when David’s son, Absalom, made an attempt to take over the throne, Ahithophel deserted David and started advising Absalom. Many scholars believe that Ahithophel was the grandfather of Bathsheba with whom David had an affair and whose husband David had given instructions to be killed in battle. That would explain why he betrayed David so easily—for all those years the poison of unforgiveness was simmering on the inside. Sadly, Ahithophel’s life ended tragically.

            What David did was horribly wrong. Ahithophel had a reason to be angry. But when you hold on to unforgiveness, it actually holds you. That poison will lead you down the wrong path. Don’t hold on to negative baggage. Forgive—drop it, leave it, and let it go. When you do, God will heal your hurts and restore your broken pieces. He’ll pay you back for the injustice.       

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You have forgiven me and cleansed away the poison of my own sins. Thank You that I can do the same with others and not allow what’s past to simmer on the inside. I believe that You will heal my hurts and restore me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 30

SECULAR CALENDAR

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FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH (Morristown TN), Greater Vision 30th Anniversary Celebration – full concert with a live band, 7pm, $20 – 30.

GATLINBURG CONVENTION CENTER (Gatlinburg TN) – Xtreme Winter Conference with FRVR Free, Johnny Hunt, 8-10am

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

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WORSHIP SERVICES

WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 30

BRAINERD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EPC (Chattanooga TN), 1624 Jenkins Rd., Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study in our Fellowship Hall with “Christ in Crisis” ‘in-house’ service and online at http://facebook.com/brainerdpres, 6:30pm, 423.899.2424

CATOOSA BAPTIST TABERNACLE (Ringgold GA), 4994 Hwy 41, In person and online service with Pastor Justin Gazaway at 7pm, 706.935.4323

JONES MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (East Ridge TN), 4131 Ringgold Road, Pastor Clair will be offering a time of Evening Prayers & Scripture at 7Pm, 423.624.6073

MIDDLE VALLEY CHURCH OF GOD (Hixson TN), 1703 Thrasher Pike, Senior Adult Pastor Craig Paul will lead a Bible study at 7pm. 423.843.1539.

OAKWOOD CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY (Chattanooga TN),  3927 Webb Road, prayer meeting with Chris Jarrell at 6pm, 423-240-9493

RED BANK BAPTIST CHURCH (Red Bank TN), 4000 Dayton Blvd., Please join our online service at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ at 6pm.  423.877.4514

THE POINT CHURCH AT SIGNAL (Signal Mountain TN), 939 Ridgeway Ave., Please join our online service at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/ThePointChurchatSignal at 6pm.  423.877.4514

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Greater Vision 30th Anniversary Celebration – Celebrating 30 Years of Music & Ministry with a LIVE Band, and some VERY special Surprise Guests! AND Premiering our brand-new recording, “The Journey.” 7pm

Jim Brickman “Comfort & Joy At Home“, Live Virtual Concert, 11pm EST, $40

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

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NEW YEAR’S EVE EVENTS



TUESDAY – DECEMBER 29

Today’s Scripture

            “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”  (Revelation 21:4, ESV)  

Show Them You Care

            Today’s Scripture says that one day, there will be no more tragedies, sickness, or pain. But in the meantime, God is counting on us to wipe away those tears. Are you taking time to help somebody in need? It’s important to go to church and celebrate, but our real assignment begins when we leave the building. Look around and find the discouraged. You may not hear them with your ears, but you can hear them with your heart. You see when somebody is down. Suddenly, you feel compassion flowing out to them. You think, I need to go encourage them. Don’t put it off. That’s God wanting you to bring healing.

            Your hugs can cause people to get better. A phone call, giving someone a ride, taking them out to dinner, or encouraging them in their dreams can put them back on their feet. A simple act of kindness can be life-giving. There are miracles in you waiting to happen.     

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that I am full of miracles because You live in me. Help me to be sensitive to the needs of others and allow Your compassionate heart to flow out of me to them. I will make it my business to let them know that I care. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

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SECULAR CALENDAR

TUESDAY – DECEMBER 29

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TUESDAY – DECEMBER 29

GATLINBURG CONVENTION CENTER (Gatlinburg TN) – Xtreme Winter Conference with Zane Black, Newsong,  8-10am.  Lecrae, Austin French, Tim Tebow, 5-7:30pm

NEW LIFE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH (Clinton TN), The Watson Brothers Trio, 7

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

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WORSHIP SERVICES

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MONDAY – DECEMBER 28

Today’s Scripture

            “Thank God for his Son—his Gift too wonderful for words.”  (2 Corinthians 9:15, TLB)           

Too Wonderful for Words

            When the apostle Paul was writing to the Corinthians about the joy and blessing of giving, he got so overwhelmed at the thought of all that God has given us in His Son, Jesus, that instead of trying to put it all in words, he just ended with, “Thank God for his Son—a Gift too wonderful for words!” Jesus is God’s perfect, indescribable gift, the most wonderful gift that has ever been given—“God loved us so much that He gave His Son, Jesus, so that we can have eternal life.” Jesus, the babe in the manger. Jesus, the Savior of the world, who brought the promise of unconditional love, unending hope, and eternal life to every person who believes in Him.

            And the amazing thing is that not only are we able to receive this gift into our hearts, we are able to share Him with others every day of the year! This is what Christmas is all about.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for the indescribable gift of Your Son, Jesus, who is too wonderful for words. Thank You for the gift of eternal life, the unending hope found in Him, and the unconditional love You have given me. I look forward to sharing this gift with others. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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SECULAR CALENDAR

MONDAY – DECEMBER 28

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

GATLINBURG CONVENTION CENTER (Gatlinburg TN) – Xtreme Winter Conference with Riley Clemmons, Shane Pruitt, Crowder, 7pm

PRAISE AND WORSHIP FAMILY OUTREACH CENTER (Jasper TN), 100 Cannon St., No singing tonight.

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

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WORSHIP SERVICES

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FRIDAY – DECEMBER 25

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Debby and I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.  We pray that God will bless, protect and prosper you and your family throughout the coming year.

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Today’s Scripture – 12-25-19

            “On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him gifts…”  (Matthew 2:11, NIV)

Choose The Right Gifts

            Can you imagine how the wise men felt as they first looked upon our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ? As part of their worship, they gave Him gifts. They gave valuable presents to symbolize the love, honor and appreciation in their hearts. In the same way, you show your love and appreciation to God with gifts of worship, and you can show your love and appreciate to others by the gifts you bring. As you celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ during this holiday season, don’t just focus on the gifts you bring in the natural; focus on gifts of love, kindness and encouragement. Go out of your way to show honor to others just as the wise men went out of their way to show honor to Jesus. When you walk in love and peace, that is the place of blessing.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, today I set my mind and heart on You. Help me to choose the right gifts this holiday season—gifts of love, kindness and peace. Have Your way in my heart and let Your goodness shine through me.  In Jesus’ name! Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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EVERYBODY LOVES A BABY

            “And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him; and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts: gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.” – Matthew 2:11

            I remember as a child being taught that there is a Santa Claus and later learning the truth.  Some boys at school made fun of me for still believing in Santa Claus.  It shook my confidence in those who had taught me this.  They lied to me!  We also celebrated Christmas with Christmas trees, colored lights, and a host of presents.  We’d go to church and the children would put on a live nativity scene.  The preacher would read the story of the birth of Christ and tell us about the shepherds who came to adore the “babe in the manger.”

            But one Christmas, around the time I was about twelve years old, things changed for me.  A visiting preacher explained why this baby came to the world – to grow up to be a man, the Lord Jesus, who gave His life on a Roman cross to save me from my sins.  I needed to get right with Him, or I would suffer eternally in hell.  This struck conviction into my heart.  I struggled until I surrendered to Jesus Christ at age fifteen.  And Christmas took on a different meaning than it ever had in my younger years.

            Everybody love a baby!  People enjoy nativity scenes and the playing of Christmas carols, even if they do not truly know Jesus as Lord of their lives.  If we leave Jesus in the manger as a baby, that is all the enjoyment this scene will ever give us.  We will never find true joy of peace as the Christmas carols proclaim, until we surrender our lives to the One who died for us to save us eternally.

By Roger Berry

Do you worship the babe in the manger,

but reject the Christ of the cross?

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SECULAR CALENDAR

FRIDAY – DECEMBER 25 – MERRY CHRISTMAS

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

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FRIDAY – DECEMBER 25 – MERRY CHRISTMAS

COLLEGEDALE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH (Collegedale TN), You are invited to attend the 2020 Live-streamed pre-recorded Christmas Eve program entitled “Breath of Heaven” online at https://livestream.com/collegedalesdachurchat 6pm. 

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.438

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WORSHIP SERVICES AROUND THE CHATTANOOGA AREA THIS WEEK:

THURSDAY – DECEMBER 24 – CHRISTMAS EVE

BRAINERD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EPC (Chattanooga TN), 1624 Jenkins Rd., “Lessons in Carols” Candlelight Service, 6pm

FIRST CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Chattanooga), 1505 N. Moore Rd., drop-in communion service with live music playing from 3-6, 423-698-2556.

FRIDAY – DECEMBER 25 – JESUS’ BIRTHDAY

COLLEGEDALE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH (Collegedale TN), You are invited to attend the 2020 Live-streamed pre-recorded Christmas Eve program entitled “Breath of Heaven” online at https://livestream.com/collegedalesdachurchat 6pm.

SATURDAY – DECEMBER 26

BATTLEFIELD COMMUNITY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH (Ringgold GA), 96 Hillman Ln, On-line service at 11am by Pastor Justin Childers. 706.861.5999

COLLEGEDALE ACADEMY CHAPEL (Collegedale TN), 4855 College Dr. E, joint service with the Collegedale SDA Church, 9am and 11:45am, also livestream at http://www.collegedalechurch.com/, 423-396-2134

COLLEGEDALE COMMUNITY CHURCH (Collegedale TN), 9305 Four Corners Place. “You’ve Got A Friend” by Pastor Jerry Arnold at 9 and 11:30am (the church meetings are resuming now). 423.396.5464

COLLEGEDALE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH (Collegedale TN), 4829 College Drive East, “The Gift: Bask”  by Kircio Mota at 9am and 11:45am, also online at https://livestream.com/collegedalesdachurch/renewal, 423.396.2134.

EAST RIDGE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH (East Ridge TN), 2105 Dabney Dr., Sabbath service at 11am. 423.521.4133.

HAMILTON COMMUNITY CHURCH (Chattanooga TN), 7997 Shallowford Rd., “God With Us – The Father” by Pastor Keith Bowman II – Online Streaming for the 11am service at https://www.hamiltonchurch.com/watch, 423.485.1011.  Virtual Services only 12/26 and 1/2.

ROCK SPRING SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH (Rock Spring GA), 37 Tarvin Rd., Weekly sermon by Pastor Justin Childers at 11:15am. 706.861.5999

SOUTH BAY SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH OF CHATTANOOGA  (Chattanooga TN), 4605 Redlands Drive, In-person and online service  at our  websiteappYouTube, or Facebook, 11am.  423.322.2940

SUNDAY – DECEMBER 27

BRAINERD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EPC (Chattanooga TN), 1624 Jenkins Rd., Please join our ‘in-house’ service “The Wonderful Gift of Worship” by Pastor Dr. Tom Warren, (max 50 people) and our online service at http://facebook.com/brainerdpres, 10:30am, 423.899.2424

CATOOSA BAPTIST TABERNACLE (Ringgold GA), 4994 Hwy 41, In person and online services at 11am and 6pm by Pastor Justin Gazaway at 11am, 706.935.4323

FIRST CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Chattanooga), 1505 N. Moore Rd., Service of Hymns and Scriptures by Dr. Courtney Krueger ‘in-house’ and on Facebook at  https://www.facebook.com/firstcumberlandpresbyterian/, 11am, 423-698-2556.

FRAWLEY BAPTIST CHURCH (East Ridge TN), 510 Frawley Road, Online message by Pastor Ken Wolfe at https://www.facebook.com/frawleybaptistchurch, 11am, 423-894-0196

JONES MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (East Ridge TN), 4131 Ringgold Road. Sunday service ‘in-house’ and online at www.jmumc.org, 10:30am, Holy Communion will also be observed. 423.624.6073.

LIVING WATERS MINISTRIES (Ft. Oglethorpe GA), 1337 Battlefield Pkwy., Pastor Steve Davis, in-house and online at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=608408855, 423.255.8655, 11am

MIDDLE VALLEY CHURCH OF GOD (Hixson TN), 1703 Thrasher Pike, Sunday service by Pastor Mitch McClure at 10:30am. 423.843.1539.

OAKWOOD CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY (Chattanooga TN), 3927 Webb Road. Please join us ‘in-house’ for Sunday service at 11am, 423-240-9493

PHILADELPHIA BAPTIST CHURCH (Ringgold GA), 1065 Pine Grove Rd., On-line service at https://www.facebook.com/Philadelphia-Baptist-Church-128715157184339/, 11am.  423.413.0964

RED BANK BAPTIST CHURCH (Red Bank TN), 4000 Dayton Blvd., Please join our online service “Dealing With Depression” by Joshua Lancaster, PhD, at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ at 8:15 and 10:45am.  423.877.4514.  Also on Facebook.  We have resumed physical services by reservation; these can be made on our website.

RINGGOLD CHURCH OF GOD (Ringgold GA), 117 Emberson Dr., Sunday service by Pastor Carroll Allen at 9am, 11am and 2:30pm.  Limited seating – please call Pastor Allen at 706.965.2056 to reserve your seat.

THE POINT CHURCH AT SIGNAL (Signal Mountain TN), 939 Ridgeway Ave., Please join our in-person and online service “All Things New” by Gregg Hauss, PhD, at http://thepointchurchtn.org/ at 9:30am.  423.877.4514. Also on Facebook.

WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 30

BRAINERD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EPC (Chattanooga TN), 1624 Jenkins Rd., Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study in our Fellowship Hall with “Christ in Crisis” ‘in-house’ service and online at http://facebook.com/brainerdpres, 6:30pm, 423.899.2424

CATOOSA BAPTIST TABERNACLE (Ringgold GA), 4994 Hwy 41, In person and online service with Pastor Justin Gazaway at 7pm, 706.935.4323

JONES MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (East Ridge TN), 4131 Ringgold Road, Pastor Clair will be offering a time of Evening Prayers & Scripture at 7Pm, 423.624.6073

MIDDLE VALLEY CHURCH OF GOD (Hixson TN), 1703 Thrasher Pike, Senior Adult Pastor Craig Paul will lead a Bible study at 7pm. 423.843.1539.

OAKWOOD CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY (Chattanooga TN),  3927 Webb Road, prayer meeting with Chris Jarrell at 6pm, 423-240-9493

RED BANK BAPTIST CHURCH (Red Bank TN), 4000 Dayton Blvd., Please join our online service at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ at 6pm.  423.877.4514

THE POINT CHURCH AT SIGNAL (Signal Mountain TN), 939 Ridgeway Ave., Please join our online service at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/ThePointChurchatSignal at 6pm.  423.877.4514

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For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

A lot of churches have gone to online services for the time being and we will try to post the whole list by noon every Friday.  We pray that God will bless and keep your family safe during this global crisis.

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FRIDAY – DECEMBER 25 – MERRY CHRISTMAS

VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS

Can’t Stop the Blues – Holiday Special with Kid & Lisa Andersen, Terrie Odabi, Tommy Castro, Nick Moss, 9pm

COLLEGEDALE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH (Collegedale TN), You are invited to attend the 2020 Live-streamed pre-recorded Christmas Eve program entitled “Breath of Heaven” online at https://livestream.com/collegedalesdachurchat 6pm.

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

Ricky Nye House Party Facebook Live @ https://www.facebook.com/rickynyepiano, 7pm

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THURSDAY – DECEMBER 24

Today’s Scripture

            “God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”  (Luke 1:26–28, NIV)     

Highly Favored

            Mary didn’t come from an influential, wealthy family. In the natural, there was nothing special about her. When the angel, Gabriel, appeared to her and called her “highly favored,” I’m sure at first Mary thought, You have the wrong girl. I’m just average. It’s easy to talk yourself out of what God says about you. But God is saying the same thing to you. Gabriel then told her she was going to have a baby without knowing a man. Sometimes God puts promises in our heart that seem unlikely. That’s why Gabriel started off the conversation by telling Mary that she was highly favored. When you face a situation that seems impossible, you have to keep reminding yourself that you are highly favored.

            A few verses later, it says that Mary was blessed because she believed that the Lord would do what He said. Whatever God has spoken to your heart, do as Mary did and say, “God, I believe. I’m highly favored.”          

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for Your promise to Mary that she had found favor with You, and she would give birth to Your Son. Thank You that no word from You has ever failed. I believe that I am highly favored, and Your words to me will be fulfilled. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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SECULAR CALENDAR

THURSDAY – DECEMBER 24

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

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FIRST CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Chattanooga), 1505 N. Moore Rd., drop-in communion service with live music playing from 3-6, 423-698-2556.

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

For our complete Christian Calendar…

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WORSHIP SERVICES

BRAINERD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EPC (Chattanooga TN), 1624 Jenkins Rd., “Lessons in Carols” Candlelight Service, 6pm

FIRST CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Chattanooga), 1505 N. Moore Rd., drop-in communion service with live music with organmaster, Bruce Clark and others playing from 3-6, 423-698-2556.

For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

CHRIST CHURCH CHATTANOOGA (Chattanooga TN), 8645 East Brainerd Road, Christ Church Christmas Eve Virtual Service streamed online at 3:00pm on christchurchchatt.org or can be viewed anytime later. The service will feature strings, beautiful Christmas music and songs, and a powerful sermon. 423.892.9363

Lee University to Present Virtual “A Classic Christmas” featuring Lee University Chorale, Choral Union, Voices of Lee, The Lee Trio and Jazz Ensemble, 7:30pm.  Available at livestream.com/leeu.

Music City Roots Presents: Christmas Eve in Quarantine Featuring: Jim Lauderdale, Adam Chaffins, Bill and the Belles, Lauren Morro, John Cowan with Andrea Zonn and Ashby Frank, 7pm CST

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

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WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 23

Today’s Scripture

            “But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.”  (Ephesians 2:4–5, NIV)

He’s Giving You His Kingdom

            The apostle Paul talked about the great love wherewith God loved us and brought us salvation. It wasn’t a get-by or don’t-bother-me love. God is madly in love with you. What He has in store is going to boggle your mind. His kingdom is rich in mercy, filled with joy, favor, and blessings. He has things in your future that you’ve never dreamed of. The question is, are you expecting it?

            God is not limited by what you don’t have, by how you were raised, by your education. His favor on your life will open doors you couldn’t open and cause you to accomplish more with less talent. His blessing will bring divine connections, people who will use their influence to push you forward. Now get in agreement with God. All through the day be saying, “Father, thank You that You’re giving me Your kingdom, opening the right doors, and taking me where I could not go on my own.”      

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for Your great love, for being rich in mercy, and for making me alive with Jesus. Thank You that Your grace has been poured out upon me. I believe that You are giving me Your kingdom and taking me where I could not go on my own. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Words Speak Volumes

How you talk–says a lot about your character. If you are sarcastic, negative, or grumpy when you address others–it reflects on “who” you are–not just the mood you are in that day! Some people speak kindly to co-workers, friends and even strangers but once inside their own home it’s a whole different picture. They snap at their spouse, yell at their children, scold the dog and basically treat their family without respect. Using words with sarcasm and disgust no matter who they are addressed to–doesn’t reflect a heart surrendered to Jesus! Sharp words wound the soul and once spoken–can not be taken back. Instead of being negative–choose to be positive, kind and loving and let your words demonstrate to all those around you that you belong to Jesus! The Bible says in Colossians 4:6, “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” You may forget the words of kindness you spoke today–but those who received them may remember for a lifetime! Proverbs 16:24 says that; “ Kind words are like honey sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” Determine today to let your conversations reflect God’s love, not just those you want to impress, but to everyone–because your words speak volumes of not only ‘who’ you are–but ‘who’ you belong to! Brenda Walsh Ministries

Text: Proverbs 18:21, Proverbs 15:23, Proverbs 10:20, Proverbs 17:22

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SECULAR CALENDAR

WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 23

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

For our complete Christian Calendar…

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WORSHIP SERVICES

BRAINERD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EPC (Chattanooga TN), 1624 Jenkins Rd., Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study in our Fellowship Hall with “Christ in Crisis” ‘in-house’ service and online at http://facebook.com/brainerdpres, 6:30pm, 423.899.2424

CATOOSA BAPTIST TABERNACLE (Ringgold GA), 4994 Hwy 41, In person and online service with Pastor Justin Gazaway at 7pm, 706.935.4323

JONES MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (East Ridge TN), 4131 Ringgold Road, Pastor Clair will be offering a time of Evening Prayers & Scripture at 7Pm, 423.624.6073

MIDDLE VALLEY CHURCH OF GOD (Hixson TN), 1703 Thrasher Pike, Senior Adult Pastor Craig Paul will lead a Bible study at 7pm. 423.843.1539.

OAKWOOD CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY (Chattanooga TN),  3927 Webb Road, prayer meeting with Chris Jarrell at 6pm, 423-240-9493

RED BANK BAPTIST CHURCH (Red Bank TN), 4000 Dayton Blvd., Please join our online service at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ at 6pm.  423.877.4514

THE POINT CHURCH AT SIGNAL (Signal Mountain TN), 939 Ridgeway Ave., Please join our online service at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/ThePointChurchatSignal at 6pm.  423.877.4514 

For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Jim Brickman “Comfort & Joy At Home” With Special Guests Anne Cochran, Tracy Silverman, John Trones and Luke McMaster! 10pm

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

The Ornaments Holiday Special, 6pm CST

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TUESDAY – DECEMBER 22

Today’s Scripture

            “I sent the hornet ahead of you, which drove them out before you—also the two Amorite kings. You did not do it with your own sword and bow. So I gave you a land on which you did not toil and cities you did not build.”  (Joshua 24:12–13, NIV) 

Quit Trying to Figure it Out

            The Israelites were up against several nations that were much bigger, stronger, and trained for war. They didn’t stand a chance on their own. So did God send in an army of angels to get rid of these powerful armies? No, He sent hornets ahead of the Israelites so they didn’t even have to fight. When you don’t see how your situation can work out, don’t worry. God has plenty of hornets. He has ways you’ve never thought of. Quit trying to figure it out and trust Him. He’s in control of your life. He knows how to get you to where you’re supposed to be.

            God is going ahead of you. Quit worrying, quit losing sleep. Put down your sword and shield. He’s going to give you land that you didn’t work for. You’re not going to have to struggle, manipulate people, or try to force it to happen. He’s going to drive out the inhabitants that are on your land.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that before I even call, You answer me; before I even pray, You already have the answer lined up. Thank You that You go before me and work in ways that I can’t even imagine. I believe I will come into my land of unprecedented favor. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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TUESDAY – DECEMBER 22

SECULAR CALENDAR

No Listings Today

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

No Listings Today

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

For our complete Christian Calendar…

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WORSHIP SERVICES

No Listings Today

For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Christmas At The Farm with The Hoppers, 8pm. $20. 800-965-9324.

Jim Brickman “Comfort & Joy At Home“, Live Virtual Concert, 7pm EST, $40

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MONDAY – DECEMBER 21

Today’s Scripture

            “So Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute and her relatives who were with her in the house, because she had hidden the spies Joshua sent to Jericho.”  (Joshua 6:25, NLT)

Your Best Days Are Ahead

            It’s easy to go through life feeling disqualified because of mistakes we’ve made, or negative things people have spoken over us, or even our own thoughts telling us how we don’t measure up. But when God needed someone to save the Israeli spies whom Joshua had sent into the city of Jericho, of all the people He could have chosen, He chose a prostitute by the name of Rahab, someone who’d made a mess of her life. People saw her failures, but God saw her potential. Here’s how amazing God is: not only was Rahab and her family spared, but Rahab married a Jewish man, and they and their descendants are in the family line of Jesus Christ.

            God wants to make your life significant. People may have written you off, but God has written you in. He’s already qualified you, now don’t disqualify yourself. He has the final say. He says, “You’re blessed, you’re redeemed, you’re forgiven, and your best days are still ahead.”   

 A Prayer for Today

         “Father, thank You that You want to bring out the very best in me. Thank You that when others try to discount me and write me off, You have already counted and written me in. I believe that You have qualified me, and my best days are still ahead. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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MONDAY – DECEMBER 21

SECULAR CALENDAR

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

PRAISE AND WORSHIP FAMILY OUTREACH CENTER (Jasper TN), 100 Cannon St., No singing tonight.

THE WHITE HOUSE CHURCH (White House TN), “Christmas from the Heart of Nashville” with MARK 209, 7pm

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

For our complete Christian Calendar…

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WORSHIP SERVICES

No Listings Today

For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

Check out local church activities

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Jim Brickman “Comfort & Joy At Home“, Live Virtual Concert, 8pm EST, $40

Point of Grace Christmas Special, 7pm EST. $20

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FRIDAY – DECEMBER 18

Today’s Scripture

            Then he took him outside and said, “Look at the sky. Count the stars. Can you do it? Count your descendants! You’re going to have a big family, Abram!”  (Genesis 15:5, MSG)       

Put Some New Pictures Up

            When God promised Abraham that he was going to be the father of many nations, Abraham was in his eighties. He and his wife, Sarah, were too old to have a child. God told him to look up into the nighttime sky, and he would have as many descendants as the stars. God wanted him to have a picture of it in his mind because He knew the negative images would come. Every time Abraham was tempted to think the promise could never happen, he only needed to imagine all those stars of promise. Twenty years later, Sarah gave birth.

            What’s playing on the picture screen of your mind? God has spoken over you how you’ll accomplish your dreams, break that addiction, see your health restored. Are you letting discouraging images keep you from God’s best? God wants to use your imagination for the good, to create vision, to make you hopeful, to fill you with faith.

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that I can use my imagination to help me stay positive, to be filled with hope and faith. Thank You for the pictures in my mind that remind me of the promises You have spoken over me. I believe I will overcome every obstacle. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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FRIDAY – DECEMBER 18

SECULAR CALENDAR

AMERICAN LEGION POST – (Cleveland TN) – 227 James Asbury Dr., Paul Smith & the Sky High Band, 8pm 

COLLEGEDALE COMMONS (Collegedale TN) – Holiday Brass by the CSO brass ensemble, 7-8:30pm.  Those who prefer to enjoy the concert from home can purchase access to our concert recording for just $10.

COMEDY CATCH AT THE CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO (Chattanooga TN)  – Chris Cope, 423.629.2233

COPPERHEAD LODGE (Blairsville GA) – Surrender Hill, 7-10pm

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

MILL TOWN MUSIC HALL (Bremen GA), 1031 Alabama Ave So., John Berry’s Christmas Concert, 7:30pm

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

BIBLICAL TIMES DINNER THEATER (Pigeon Forge TN) – Dinner Concert with The Sound, 6pm

DOWNTOWN RESCUE MISSION (Huntsville AL), 1400 Evangel Drive NW, Joyful Hearts, 7pm CST

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

MILL TOWN MUSIC HALL (Bremen GA), 1031 Alabama Ave So., John Berry’s Christmas Concert, 7:30pm

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

For our complete Christian Calendar…

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WORSHIP SERVICES

No Listings Today

For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Daniel Glover – Symphonies and Concertos without Orchestra (a Covid Compromise), 11pm

Jim Brickman “Comfort & Joy At Home“, Live Virtual Concert, 7pm EST, $40

Lee University to Present Virtual “A Classic Christmas” featuring Lee University Chorale, Choral Union, Voices of Lee, The Lee Trio and Jazz Ensemble, 7:30pm.  Available at livestream.com/leeu.

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

Ricky Nye House Party Facebook Live @ https://www.facebook.com/rickynyepiano, 7pm

The Great Big Family Christmas with the Sidewalk Prophets, preshow 6:30pm, show at 7pm CST, pay what you can for tickets.

We Banjo 3’s “A Winter Wonderful” a holiday livestream concert, 8pm, $20

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THURSDAY – DECEMBER 17

Today’s Scripture

            Elijah said to Elisha, “Tell me what I can do for you before I am taken away.” And Elisha replied, “Please let me inherit a double share of your spirit and become your successor.”  (2 Kings 2:9, NLT)           

A Double Portion

            Elijah was a great prophet who did many amazing miracles. One day he saw a young man named Elisha and told him to come and be his assistant, to basically take care of him. Elisha was from a wealthy family and could have been too proud to take what seemed like a low level position, but he recognized the favor on Elijah’s life. He respected the anointing. For years he served Elijah with honor, and eventually, he received a double portion of Elijah’s anointing and did twice as many miracles.

            When you sow into someone with great favor, you’re going to reap some of that favor. Sow honor into that supervisor who’s ahead of you. Sow respect into that colleague who’s extremely talented. Sow friendship and encouragement into that person who’s taking new ground. God put them there to bring you favor. As you connect to them, new doors are going to open for you, and new talents are going to come out.  

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that Elisha didn’t just get the favor that Elijah had, but he received a double portion. Help me to find the people with whom I should connect and help them to find me as well. I believe that the honor I show them will come back to me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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THURSDAY – DECEMBER 17

SECULAR CALENDAR

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

For our complete calendar…

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

BIBLICAL TIMES DINNER THEATER (Pigeon Forge TN) – Dinner Concert with The Sound, 6pm

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

For our complete Christian Calendar…

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WORSHIP SERVICES

No Listings Today

For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

Check out local church activities

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Jim Brickman “Comfort & Joy At Home“, Live Virtual Concert, 8pm EST, $40

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

The Great Big Family Christmas with the Sidewalk Prophets, preshow 6:30pm, show at 7pm MST, pay what you can for tickets. 

For our complete Virtual Calendar…

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WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 16

Today’s Scripture

            “Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.”  (Galatians 1:10, NIV)      

Guard Your Sense of Value

            If somebody did you wrong, rather than internalize it and wonder if there is something wrong with you, have you ever thought that they hurt you because they were messed up? Maybe they felt so badly about themselves, so unlovable, that they tried to project it onto you. How they are treating you flows from their own insecurities, fears, hurts, wounds, prejudices, and dysfunctions. Hurting people end up hurting other people. Messed-up people can mess you up. If you base your value on what they’re giving you, you can end up dysfunctional.

            Don’t let what others say about you define who you are. Don’t let what you didn’t get from them make you feel as though you’re to blame. Quit letting how people treat you make you feel inferior. You have to go to your heavenly Father. They’re not your Savior. You already have a Savior. He’s on the throne. Go to Him and not to people.           

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that I can come to You for all the approval and love that I need to live securely. Help me recognize that hurting people hurt others and guard my sense of value when I come under attack. Thank You for being my Savior. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Prepare Yourself For God’s Return

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: It has been fascinating to watch the development of the Abraham Accord and to see the effort in forging peace in the Middle East. I know we are told to pray for peace but it really won’t come through man’s treaties, but rather the return of Christ, correct? – E.T.

            A: We sometimes wonder where God is during the storms of life, and if we will ever experience world peace. Questions are asked: Where is God? Why doesn’t He stop the evil? The Bible assures us that God will abolish evil when Christ returns. No wonder Scripture tells us that, at that time, “every knee should bow… and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord” (Philippians 2:10-11).

            Jesus did not tell us when He is coming back. He said we were not to speculate. Jesus said that there would be certain signs to watch for. These “signs of the times” are described throughout Scripture, and taken together we see a striking portrait of the end times.

            Jesus spoke of the coming of a godless, secular society, and He spoke of the dangers of heresies of those who try to pervert the message of the truth Christ came to deliver. This is a realistic portrait of our times.

            But there is a wonderful assurance in the Person of Jesus Christ. The question to ask is, “Where will you be when the end of time comes?” As the wonderful song “How Great Thou Art” says, someday He will come with shouts of acclamation, and there will be a joyous reunion of all those who have trusted in Him. Prepare yourself for that moment of all moments that count for eternity, for God Himself will bring peace to the hearts of mankind.

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WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 16

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

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GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH (Williamston SC), All For Him, 7pm

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

For our complete Christian Calendar…

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WORSHIP SERVICES  

BRAINERD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EPC (Chattanooga TN), 1624 Jenkins Rd., Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study in our Fellowship Hall with “Christ in Crisis” ‘in-house’ service and online at http://facebook.com/brainerdpres, 6:30pm, 423.899.2424

CATOOSA BAPTIST TABERNACLE (Ringgold GA), 4994 Hwy 41, In person and online service with Pastor Justin Gazaway at 7pm, 706.935.4323

JONES MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (East Ridge TN), 4131 Ringgold Road, Pastor Clair will be offering a time of Evening Prayers & Scripture at 7Pm, 423.624.6073

MIDDLE VALLEY CHURCH OF GOD (Hixson TN), 1703 Thrasher Pike, Senior Adult Pastor Craig Paul will lead a Bible study at 7pm. 423.843.1539.

OAKWOOD CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY (Chattanooga TN),  3927 Webb Road, prayer meeting with Chris Jarrell at 6pm, 423-240-9493

RED BANK BAPTIST CHURCH (Red Bank TN), 4000 Dayton Blvd., Please join our online service at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ at 6pm.  423.877.4514

THE POINT CHURCH AT SIGNAL (Signal Mountain TN), 939 Ridgeway Ave., Please join our online service at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/ThePointChurchatSignal at 6pm.  423.877.4514

For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Jim Brickman “Comfort & Joy At Home“, Live Virtual Concert, 8pm EST, $40

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

The Great Big Family Christmas with the Sidewalk Prophets, preshow 6:30pm, show at 7pm PST, pay what you can for tickets. 

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TUESDAY – DECEMBER 15

Today’s Scripture

            “Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”  (Genesis 32:28, NIV)        

You Have a New Name

            Jacob’s name means “a supplanter, a deceiver,” and that was how he lived. Later in his life, he got tired of living like that. One night he went to get alone with God when an angel appeared to him and said, “God has a new name for you. Your name will be Israel,” which means “prince with God.” He was saying, “Being a deceiver is not your true identity. You are a prince. You will reign in life.” The first thing God had to do was to get the shame off of Jacob.

            Maybe you have let your circumstances, your failures, or even other people put a label on you that says, “shame on you.” No, God’s grace changes all that. God says, “I’m going to bless you anyway. I know your true identity.” He is changing our names to “Prince,” to “Princess,” to “Forgiven,” to “Highly Favored.” Agree with what God is saying, and He will bless you in amazing ways.     

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You have a new name for me, and by Your grace I am going to reign in life. Thank You that I can take negative labels off my life and proudly wear the name of “Redeemed.” I believe that You are going to bless me in amazing ways. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Christ Provides All That We Need

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

      Q: Why do people look to government for help and protection when the Lord reigns? – C.F.

    A: Our country has been debating separation of church and state, but Christ cannot be separated from anything that pertains to life, for He “is all and in all” (Colossians 3:11). True Christianity is dependent on a personal relationship with God. No pagan philosophy, no atheistic ideology, no government regulation can dislodge the joy of living as a true believer in Christ. He is big   enough to cope with the gigantic social problems of these times. Man does not in himself have the capacity to do this, but Christ provides all that we need to live in this sin-sick world with victory.

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TUESDAY – DECEMBER 15

THE SIGNAL (Chattanooga TN) – Black Stone Cherry, 8pm

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

No Listings Today

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

For our complete Christian Calendar…

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WORSHIP SERVICES  

No Listings Today

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Jim Brickman “Comfort & Joy At Home“, Live Virtual Concert, 7pm EST, $40

Sandi’s A Very Merry (virtual) Christmas Show with Sandi Patty, 8pm (7pm CST).  Register now at https://www.itickets.com/events/449973.  $24.99.  Save $5.  Use promo code GIFT when purchasing your ticket!

Virtual Live Holiday Musical Trip Through Europe, An exclusive concert highlighting holiday music from multiple European against the backdrop of their scenery. $18. 7:30 – 9pm

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MONDAY – DECEMBER 14

Today’s Scripture

            “But Simon answered and said to Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net.”  (Luke 5:5, NKJV)  

Be a Nevertheless Person

            Peter was an experienced fisherman and had spent all night fishing and caught nothing when Jesus told him to put out into the deep and drop the nets. It seemed illogical because in the daylight, the fish would go deeper than the nets. Peter did not deny the facts, but he said in effect, “It doesn’t make sense; nevertheless, at Your word I’m going to do it,” and he caught so many fish the nets began to break.

            Practical people would have missed this miracle. People who only look at things logically, reasonably, statistically would have talked themselves out of it. God is looking for nevertheless people. When you don’t see how you can ever accomplish your dream, get your health back, or see your family restored, say, “The odds are against me. It looks impossible. I tried and it didn’t work out; nevertheless, I still believe. Nevertheless, I’m going to try again. Nevertheless, I’m going to keep praying, hoping, and expecting.”      

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for the dreams and desires that You put in me that are bigger than I can achieve. It looks too big for me; nevertheless, I know that with You all things are possible. I believe that what You have started in my life You will finish. In Jesus’ Name, Amen”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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LIVING IN LIGHT OF ETERNITY           

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die,

but after this the judgment.” – Hebrews 9:27

            Recently we attended the funeral of a twenty-three year old man.  At the age of fourteen he had been hurt in a farm accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down.  He glowed with a cheerful vitality, then one day he was found in his bedroom – gone.  Here one minute, gone the next.  Despite his adversity, the young man had adopted Philippians 4:13 as his motto:  “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

            One minute after death, what will we experience?  The beginning of timeless existence – eternity!  The thought of eternity chills the unbeliever but thrills the child of God.  How is it with us?  Do we have a secure anchor extending beyond this life and reaching into eternity?  It is easy to shout hallelujahs when all goes well but quite another when we experience reverses and difficulties.  If our trust reaches into eternity, we can face adversities with confidence as Job did.  And like the young man, we can endure all things through Christ.

            Often in our hurried and frustrated microwave-style living, we forget the most important issues of life.  Satan has his ways to distract us from eternal values, often through the pursuit of wealth.  “Godliness with contentment is great gain” (1 Timothy 6:6).  If we lose sight of this great truth, we are within Satan’s reach.

            Fear is another formidable enemy that can distract our attention from God and eternity.  Fear can easily affect a whole country during a national emergency.  Many people panic and soon empty the shelves in grocery stores.  Those who trust in Christ can rest confidently, believing that in eternity they will experience what He said:  “That where I am, there ye may be also” (John 14:3).

By Dennis Yoder

Read: Job 14

Life is all about eternity. 

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MONDAY – DECEMBER 14

SECULAR CALENDAR

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

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GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

MORNING POINTE (Ooltewah TN), His Call Gospel Singers, 2pm

PRAISE AND WORSHIP FAMILY OUTREACH CENTER (Jasper TN), 100 Cannon St., Gospel Singing with Rescue Singers and Crystle Elam, 6-8pm CST.  For more information contact Paul David Webb at 423.269.0868

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

For our complete Christian Calendar…

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WORSHIP SERVICES  

No Listings Today

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

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FRIDAY – DECEMBER 11

Today’s Scripture

“Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?”  (Mark 4:40, NLT)     

Through the Storm

            In Mark 4, Jesus said to His disciples, “Let’s go to the other side of the lake,” but along the way they were caught in a furious night storm. The winds were so strong that the disciples thought the boat was going to capsize, so they woke Jesus up. He rebuked the storm, and everything calmed down.

            When we’re in a storm, we often get upset and panic as the disciples did. “God, You have to help! This medical report is bad. My finances aren’t making it. My relationship is falling apart.” Quit being upset and losing sleep over your troubles. God knew there would be a storm before He told the disciples to go over the lake. When He puts a promise in your heart, all the forces of darkness cannot stop Him from getting you there. God is not ignoring your prayers. You don’t have to wake Him up. He’s teaching you to have faith in the middle of the storm.          

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You are not just the God of the start of my storm, not just the God of my finish, but You’re also the God of the middle. Thank You that You are here to protect me and provide for me. I believe You will still my storms. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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FRIDAY – DECEMBER 11

SECULAR CALENDAR

COMEDY CATCH AT THE CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO (Chattanooga TN)  – James Gregory, 423.629.2233

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

For our complete calendar…

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

BIBLICAL TIMES DINNER THEATER (Pigeon Forge TN) – Dinner Concert with Brian Free & Assurance, 6pm

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

For our complete Christian Calendar…

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WORSHIP SERVICES  

No Listings Today

For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Jim Brickman “Comfort & Joy At Home“, Live Virtual Concert, 8pm EST, $40

Nathan Bell – The *Exiled American Songwriter Returns For A Virtual Show From Glasgow – “Fallen Angels Club Long Weekend”, 3pm (8pm in UK).  Tickets from £10.50 from https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/fallenangelsclub   Please leave the name “Nathan” to indicate the show you wish to attend.  US and EU attendees, please note that payment is in UK currency.

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival – Elephant9 (7pm) + Nils Petter Molvær Trio (8p), $8

Ricky Nye House Party Facebook Live @ https://www.facebook.com/rickynyepiano, 7pm

The Great Big Family Christmas with the Sidewalk Prophets, preshow 6:30pm, show at 7pm MST, pay what you can for tickets.

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THURSDAY – DECEMBER 10

Today’s Scripture

            “Don’t hide your light! Let it shine for all; let your good deeds glow for all to see, so that they will praise your heavenly Father.”  (Matthew 5:16, TLB)

Let Your Light Shine

            There are times when God will allow us to go through a painful season so He can birth something new on the inside. If you go through something you don’t understand, God allowed this to happen because He trusts you. He knows He can count on you to take the same comfort, the same healing, the same encouragement that helped you overcome this trouble and share it with others.

            Can God trust you with pain? Or will you get caught up wondering, I don’t understand why this is happening to me? I say this respectfully: it’s not all about you. What if God has allowed this difficulty so three years down the road you can help somebody else move forward? Can He trust you? God is counting on you to let your light shine through the dark places. What you’ve been through will help somebody else get through it. Be on the lookout for others you can encourage.      

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You want to use me to help others who are struggling in the same areas where I have struggled. Thank You that I am uniquely qualified to comfort those who are going through what I’ve gone through. Help me to shine my light brightly. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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SECULAR CALENDAR

THURSDAY – DECEMBER 10

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

MILL TOWN MUSIC HALL (Bremen GA), 1031 Alabama Ave So., The Collingsworth Family, 7:30pm

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

BIBLICAL TIMES DINNER THEATER (Pigeon Forge TN) – Dinner Concert with Brian Free & Assurance, 6pm

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

MILL TOWN MUSIC HALL (Bremen GA), 1031 Alabama Ave So., The Collingsworth Family, 7:30pm

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

For our complete Christian Calendar…

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WORSHIP SERVICES  

No Listings Today

For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

Check out local church activities

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Jim Brickman “Comfort & Joy At Home“, Live Virtual Concert, 7pm EST, $40

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

The Great Big Family Christmas with the Sidewalk Prophets, preshow 6:30pm, show at 7pm CST, pay what you can for tickets.

For our complete Virtual Calendar…

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Make sure your concerts are known.  Send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com for a FREE listing.



WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 9

Today’s Scripture

            “For the LORD of hosts has purposed, and who will annul it? His hand is stretched out, and who will turn it back?”  (Isaiah 14:27, NKJV)    

Life Purpose

            God has a purpose for your life. He’s already planned out your days, lined up the different scenes, and established your ending. Today’s Scripture asks, “Who can stop it? Who will turn it back?” God is saying, “I’m the all-powerful Creator of the universe. Now, who can stop My plan for your life? Who can change your ending? People can’t, unfair situations can’t, tragedy can’t. I have the final say.”

            When you feel like you’re on a life detour, when you come to a dead-end with something you don’t understand, don’t get upset or live frustrated. It’s just one scene. When all the scenes of your life come together, it’s going to work out for your good. What looks like a setback is really God setting you up to get you to the fullness of your destiny. Stay in peace, knowing that God is directing your steps. Even the detours, the dead ends, and the U-turns will work to your advantage.      

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for the promise that You always cause me to triumph in the end. Thank You that You are directing my steps and working out Your purpose for my life. I’m going to stay in peace knowing that no one and nothing can stop Your plan. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

 

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Jesus Wants To Help Us Cope With Loss

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: My 14-year-old niece lost her little brother and is having a difficult time adjusting. They always went to church together and enjoyed life to the fullest. How can I comfort her? — M.F.

            A: Jesus knows everything and He understands loneliness. Once there was a little boy who was riding along in an airplane. It was a long and bumpy flight. Someone sitting beside him asked, “Are you tired of the long trip?” The boy smiled and said, “I’m a little tired, but I don’t mind it much because my father is going to meet me when I get there.” Just like that boy who looked forward to seeing his father at the airport at the end of his journey, we look forward to seeing the heavenly Father at the end of our journey here on earth.

            Jesus made a promise to all those who believe in Him and obey Him. He said, “I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also” (John 14:3). So when Christians go on a journey to meet Jesus, He is waiting there.

            For the living, there are many wonderful years of life ahead with many things to look forward to. But someday life on earth will end for everyone. Knowing that Jesus will meet you at the end of your life’s journey takes any worry away. Our problems shrink when we remember that we will be with Jesus forever!

            Jesus loves children and we see this in Scripture when He said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14). There is nothing more important than to instill the Word of God in the minds and hearts of the young.

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SECULAR CALENDAR

WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 9

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

For our complete Christian Calendar…

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WORSHIP SERVICES  

BRAINERD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH EPC (Chattanooga TN), 1624 Jenkins Rd., Wednesday Evening Adult Bible Study in our Fellowship Hall with “Christ in Crisis” ‘in-house’ service and online at http://facebook.com/brainerdpres, 6:30pm, 423.899.2424

CATOOSA BAPTIST TABERNACLE (Ringgold GA), 4994 Hwy 41, In person and online service with Pastor Justin Gazaway at 7pm, 706.935.4323

JONES MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (East Ridge TN), 4131 Ringgold Road, Pastor Clair will be offering a time of Evening Prayers & Scripture at 7Pm, 423.624.6073

MIDDLE VALLEY CHURCH OF GOD (Hixson TN), 1703 Thrasher Pike, Senior Adult Pastor Craig Paul will lead a Bible study at 7pm. 423.843.1539.

OAKWOOD CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY (Chattanooga TN),  3927 Webb Road, prayer meeting with Pastor Barry Lee at 11am, 423-240-9493

RED BANK BAPTIST CHURCH (Red Bank TN), 4000 Dayton Blvd., Please join our online service at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ at 6pm.  423.877.4514

THE POINT CHURCH AT SIGNAL (Signal Mountain TN), 939 Ridgeway Ave., Please join our online service at http://www.redbankbaptist.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/ThePointChurchatSignal at 6pm.  423.877.4514

For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

Check out local church activities

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

The Great Big Family Christmas with the Sidewalk Prophets, preshow 6:30pm, show at 7pm EST, pay what you can for tickets.

For our complete Virtual Calendar…

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Make sure your concerts are known.  Send your information to chattanoogaentertainers@gmail.com for a FREE listing.



TUESDAY – DECEMBER 8

Today’s Scripture

            “For we know him who said, “Justice belongs to me; I will repay them.”  (Hebrews 10:30, TLB)         

Prequalified for Double

            God has seen every unfair thing you’ve gone through, every person who did you wrong, every tear, every lonely night. He’s your heavenly Father, and He knows how to pay you back for what’s unfair. You don’t have to live worried because God is going to make up for the wrongs that were done.

            The prophet Isaiah says that when God pays you back, “He will give you a twofold recompense.” That means God will pay you back double. In the Scripture, it wasn’t a coincidence that after all the heartache and pain that Job went through, he came out with double what he had before the testing of his faith. When you’re in an unfair situation, instead of getting sour, have a new perspective—that just qualified you for double. They meant it to harm you, but God is going to use it to promote you. When He pays you back, you’re going to come out loaded down with blessings.    

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You are still on the throne, and You are my vindicator. Thank You that You can bring me out of difficulties better off that I was before they showed up. I believe that You are going to exceed my expectations and amaze me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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SECULAR CALENDAR

TUESDAY – DECEMBER 8

No Listings Today

For our complete calendar…

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

No Listings Today

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

For our complete Christian Calendar…

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WORSHIP SERVICES  

No Listings Today

For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

Check out local church activities

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Jim Brickman “Comfort & Joy At Home“, Live Virtual Concert, 8pm EST, $40

Norwegian Digital Jazz Festival – Beady Belle (7pm) + Arild Andersen Group (8pm) , $8

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MONDAY – DECEMBER 7

Today’s Scripture

            “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”  (Philippians 4:19, ESV)       

Every Need Supplied Abundantly

            Sometimes religion can make you feel like it’s wrong to be blessed and have resources, but David says, “God takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” It brings a smile to God’s face to make things happen that amaze you, to increase you in ways that you’ve never imagined. It gives our heavenly Father pleasure to see you blessed. You may not see how it can happen, but that’s not your job. Your job is to believe.

            You were created to live an abundant life. Today’s Scripture says that God will supply all our needs according to His riches. It doesn’t say according to your talent or your education, or if your boss likes you, or if the economy is good, or if you have the right friends. It’s not according to what you have; it’s according to what He has. The good news is, God owns it all. If He doesn’t have what you need, He can create it.           

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You’re a more-than-enough God. Thank You that You take pleasure in prospering me and supply all my needs according to Your riches. I believe that You are opening doors that I can’t open and showing me favor that I didn’t deserve. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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SECULAR CALENDAR

MONDAY – DECEMBER 7

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

PRAISE AND WORSHIP FAMILY OUTREACH CENTER (Jasper TN), 100 Cannon St., Gospel Singing with The Bobo’s and Chris VanAllman, 6-8pm CST.  For more information contact Paul David Webb at 423.269.0868

THE GAZEBO AT THE VILLAGE AT CHICKAMAUGA (Chickamauga GA), 147 Arrow Head Dairy Lane, Gospel singing with His Call Gospel Singers, 5-6:30pm.  For information, please call Miss Pat Hookey at 423.320.6538

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

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WORSHIP SERVICES  

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

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FRIDAY – DECEMBER 4

Today’s Scripture

            “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” (Hebrews 12:1, NIV)           

Look Up and Listen

            Hebrews 11 talks about the heroes of faith and all the amazing things they accomplished. They didn’t have a Bible like we do today. They didn’t have the written promises to stand on like we do. They didn’t know how it was going turn out, yet they chose to believe. Think of David, think of Moses, think of Abraham and Sarah. They withstood hardships, endured ridicule, fought giants, overcame enemies. Today’s Scripture paints the picture of a huge heavenly stadium filled with the saints of old, including loved ones that have gone before us, cheering us on in our race.

            When you’re tempted do get discouraged in your daily race and losing heart, just look up and listen up. Do you hear it? All of heaven is cheering for you. Just imagine in that heavenly stadium that people are calling out your name, saying, “Run, baby, run! Stay strong. This is your time. You are well able. Leave your mark!”           

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You for the heroes of faith whose lives help show me how to live for You and who are cheering me on from heaven today. Thank You for their messages of perseverance and overcoming hardships. Help me to run my race with purpose and strength. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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SECULAR CALENDAR

FRIDAY – DECEMBER 4

AMERICAN LEGION POST – (Cleveland TN) – 227 James Asbury Dr., Paul Smith & the Sky High Band, 8pm 

COMEDY CATCH AT THE CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO (Chattanooga TN)  – “Mr Showtime” David Scott, 423.629.2233

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

ANCHOR AUCTION (Woodruff SC), Pine Ridge Boys, 5:30pm

BIBLICAL TIMES DINNER THEATER (Pigeon Forge TN) – Dinner Concert with The Chuck Wagon Gang, 6pm

BROOKDALE ROME (Rome GA), 180 Woodrow Wilson Way, His Call Gospel Singers, 2pm

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

LAKEWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH (Huntsville AL), 2101 Mastin Lake Road, “Spirit of Christmas Concert” with Joyful Hearts, 6:30pm CST, 256.852.3521

MAINSTAY SUITES (Pigeon Forge TN), “Christmas in the Smokies” with Roger Barkley Jr., 6pm

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

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WORSHIP SERVICES  

No Listings Today

For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Jim Brickman “Comfort & Joy At Home“, Live Virtual Concert, 8pm EST, $40

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

Ricky Nye House Party Facebook Live @ https://www.facebook.com/rickynyepiano, 7pm

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THURSDAY – DECEMBER 3

Today’s Scripture

            “I called to the LORD in distress; the LORD answered me and set me in a broad place.”  (Psalm 118:5, NKJV)           

Enlarged

            King David didn’t get enlarged in the good times; he was enlarged when things weren’t going his way. While he was alone out in the shepherds’ fields, it looked as though he would never accomplish his dreams. But those years helped prepare him to become a champion. When he killed Goliath, it happened because he went through the dark places with a good attitude. When he was distressed and felt as though God had forgotten about him, his attitude was, “God, this is a dark place, but I’m developing patience and perseverance and learning to trust You.” At the right time, he came out of that dark place increased, promoted, and better off than he had been before.

            You may feel alone, abandoned, and mistreated, but dare to believe that He is blessing you even in the dark places. Be faithful in the shepherds’ field. It may not be easy, but faith is trusting in God when life doesn’t make sense.           

A Prayer for Today

            “Father, thank You that You bless me even in the dark places, and what’s meant for my harm is going to bring me into a broad place. Thank You that You are preparing me to become a champion. I declare that I am trusting in You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”

Joel & Victoria Osteen

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Work Is A Part Of God’s Plan For Us

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

            Q: I was contemplating an early retirement before COVID-19 hit, but after being home for months I wonder if it is the best thing to do. — E.R.

            A: A pilot retired and he and his wife bought a cottage in a place they believed they would enjoy for years. Everything was exactly the way they had always envisioned it. After five weeks of rest, they asked. “What were we thinking to leave our children and grandchildren?” They returned home. The airline executive took on a part-time consulting job with his former company and commented, “I thought I was ready for retirement, but I just didn’t think it through.”

            Work is a part of God’s plan for our lives. The Bible says that whatever we do, do it all for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31). We need to pray about every decision in life because God desires to guide and direct us in all things.


SECULAR CALENDAR

COMEDY CATCH AT THE CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO (Chattanooga TN)  – Rocky Dale Davis, 423.629.2233

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

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“CHRISTIAN CALENDAR” 

BIBLICAL TIMES DINNER THEATER (Pigeon Forge TN) – Dinner Concert with The Chuck Wagon Gang, 6pm

GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER (Nashville TN) – “The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas In Tennessee Dinner Show”, 6pm CST

MAINSTAY SUITES (Pigeon Forge TN), “Christmas in the Smokies” with Roger Barkley Jr., 6pm

RADIO & TV

WBFC FM107.5  – Mike Sayler Gospel Express Radio, 6-9pm.  423.488.6031

WDYN 980 AM & 94.9 FM (Chattanooga TN), “Sonrise”, 6:45 to 9am, 423.493.4383

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WORSHIP SERVICES  

No Listings Today

 

For a listing on our calendar, please send an e-mail to ChattanoogaAreaChurches@gmail.com or call us @ 423.802.9130

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VIRTUAL HAPPENINGS 

Jim Brickman “Comfort & Joy At Home“, Live Virtual Concert, 7pm EST, $40

National Act – Can’t Stop The Blues – live stream touring blues artists @ https://www.cantstoptheblues.com, 8pm

Paul Carrack:  The 2020 World Encore Performance, 8:30pm, $20

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JUNE 24

Today’s Scripture

            “…For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow…”  (James 1:3, NLT)

When God is Silent

            Sometimes when we’re being tested by discouragement, it seems God is silent. We pray and don’t hear anything. We read the Scripture and still come away feeling as though God is a million miles away. It’s easy to think something must be wrong. But remember, this is a test. You have to pass the test of being faithful where you are. Keep stretching, praying, and believing. The next step is coming—an increase step, a favor step, a healing step, a breakthrough step.

            When God is silent, don’t assume He’s left you or is mad at you. He is right there with you during the test. His silence is a sign that He has great confidence in you and He has prepared you, and now He is watching to see if you have learned. He knows you will come through the test victoriously or He would not have permitted you to be tested. Keep being your best with what you have.

A Prayer for Today

            Father, thank You for the good plan You have for my life. Even when I don’t understand things, I choose to put my hope and trust in You. Help me to live in Your joy and pass the discouragement test when You seem to be silent. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Joel & Victoria Osteen


 

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is error, truth;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
It is in self-forgetting that we find;
And it is in dying to ourselves that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.

 


 AUGUST 10

Unconditional Love

Few people in this world love with real unconditional love. Many profess love for each other, until something happens where they disagree, and all of a sudden, the friendship ends. Sadly, family is no exception. Sibling rivalry is real, and when God’s love is taken out of the equation, it’s downright destructive! Something as simple as a misunderstood comment can lead to years of separation. Even a best friend that you counted on to always have your back turns out to be not that loyal after all! It all boils down to this: if you truly want to love others, you need Jesus in your heart! God wants His children to love each other as He loves—with real, genuine, unconditional love that’s not dependent upon whether the other person shares your point of view or does everything you want them to! Human love is selfish—and the only way to love as Jesus loves is to ask Him to fill you to overflowing with His rich, beautiful, and unconditional love! Texts: 1 Corinthians 13:4 -7, 1 Peter 4:8, Luke 6:27, Romans 5:8

Brenda Walsh Ministries


 

Dallas Pastor Details America’s Pending ‘Implosion’

https://chattanoogaareachurches.com/dallas-pastor-details-americas-pending-implosion

Robert Jeffress speaks at Abba’s House in Hixson on Sunday about “America’s Coming Implosion.” Staff Photo/Wyatt Massey


 

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Here Are 8 Freedoms to Thank God for This Independence Day

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WHO IS YOUR GOD?

Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.” (John 8:58)

            Various prominent religions of the world were founded by men.  Did any of these men claim to be God?  For example, Hinduism is one of the oldest religions and has millions of followers.  Hinduism has no single god and no leader who claimed to be God.  Confucius was a Chinese philosopher who founded a religion bearing his name, but he never claimed to be God.  Gautama was called Buddha and established the religion of Buddhism.  But he did not believe that God existed, so he never claimed to be God.  Mohammed referred to God as Allah and founded a religion that today has millions of followers, but neither did he claim to be God.

            One founder of a great religion did reveal Himself as God, and He is Jesus Christ.  Three times in John 8, Jesus referred to Himself as “I am.”  The first two times are in verses 24 and 28.  “If you believe not that I am He, you shall die in your sins…When you have lifted up the Son of man, then shall you know that I am He.” (The word he is not in the original Greek text.)  Jesus’ third claim is in today’s key verse.  In all these statements Jesus identified Himself as God, the I AM of Exodus 3:14.

            Jesus’ claim to be God was one of the main reasons that His enemies crucified Him.  Was His claim true?  Acts 17:31 says that God “hath given assurance (about Jesus) unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead.”  So among the many founders of religions, Jesus Christ is the only one worthy to be followed.  Only Jesus died as the Savior of the world, rose again, and is still living today.  Do you know Him as your God?

By Denver Yoder

Read:  John 8:23-29, 38-59

No man cometh unto the Father (God), but by me.” (John 14:6)

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