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Love IS Important: Love God and Love Others — S4 Ep12 

Fireside Chat 

Love IS Important: Love God and Love others--Photo of people gathered together in worship.

Why is love important? And why should we love God and love others? 

1 Corinthians 13:13 New Living Translation says, 

“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.” 

When you look at society as a whole from the past to the present day — what do you observe? Well, I see a lack of love. No doubt, we all would agree that the world would be better if everyone operated from a place of LOVE. 

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Walking in TRUTH and LOVE—S4 Dep12 

Lady V’s Devotional Episode 

2 John 1:4-6 ESV says this: 

4 I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.  

5 And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.  

6 And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it. 

2 John 1:4-6 ESV 

Walking In Love and Truth- Photo of a person walking outside with the signs of Autumn all around.
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Devotional 

Why is love and truth in the “Perfect Will of GOD?   

Imagine if the whole world believed in Jesus and walked in LOVE and THE TRUTH with one another. I believe the earth would look a lot better right now. 

There would be no criminal activity. There wouldn’t be anyone hating one another. Evil wouldn’t have a grip on anyone. 

Love IS essential and the truth IS in the Word of God. 

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Confidence in GOD – S4 Ep11 

Fireside Chat 

Photo of woman praying -- demonstrating confidence in God.

Have you ever had confidence in someone to later find out that you could not depend on that person after all? No doubt, most of us have experienced that disappointment before. Then it is time to put your confidence in God. For sure, I know from my own experiences that I will never have to worry about that with God. You see, my confidence in God is solid. Because the Lord Jesus Christ is the only one who honors His word. 

1 John 5:14-15 New King James Version says, 

“14 Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” 

Moreover, He has made it very clear that He will always be there.   

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Let God Help You – S4 Dep11 

Lady V’s Devotional Episode 

Psalm 46:1 NKJV says this: 

“God is our refuge and strength, 

A very present help in trouble.” 

Psalm 46:1 NKJV 

Devotional 

How many times do we try to figure things out ourselves when trouble comes? Most likely, our first response is… “What am I going to do?”  

And if we are honest…we immediately start meditating on that problem instead of praying to God for help. 

I know, I know…it’s a human thing to panic first and pray later. But, just like the people of Israel found out—GOD should be the first ONE you consult. 

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THE PROMISE: Christ Makes All Things New – S4 E10

In the past couple of years since the COVID-19 pandemic, people are dealing with the effects of great loss. Not only the loss of a loved one but some even lost their financial security. In fact, most of us around the world are working to ‘rise from the ashes,’ so to speak. 

But that my friends, has been much easier for some than others. That is to say, for the others, it has been extremely difficult. Because depression and hopelessness have taken over their lives. Oh, but there is peace and hope that is readily available for all who will receive it. Hence, this podcast episode — THE PROMISE: Christ Makes All Things New. 

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Justified by LOVE (Grace) — S4 DEp10

Lady V’s Devotional Episode 

Roman 5:8-11 Amplified Bible Classic Edition says: 

“But God shows and clearly proves His [own] love for us by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) died for us. 

Therefore, since we are now justified (acquitted, made righteous, and brought into right relationship with God) by Christ’s blood, how much more [certain is it that] we shall be saved by Him from the indignation and wrath of God. 

For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, it is much more [certain], now that we are reconciled, that we shall be saved (daily delivered from sin’s dominion) through His [resurrection] life. 

Not only so, but we also rejoice and exultingly glory in God [in His love and perfection] through our Lord Jesus Christ, through Whom we have now received and enjoy [our] reconciliation.” 

Roman 5:8-11 Amplified Bible Classic Edition 

Photo of a recreation of Jesus on the cross. Pic represents how we are justified by love (grace) when we receive what He has done.

Devotional 

Sometimes in life, we question God when things don’t turn out the way we planned. And, we can’t see how anything good can come out of a bad situation. Then we sit and wonder if God loves us.  

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Grace for the Thorn – S4 Ep9 

Grace for the thorn — what does that even mean? Well, let’s first look at one of six definitions for the word ‘thorn’ on Dictionary.com. For this purpose, the following best explains the context of the word ‘thorn’ in this episode. Thus, a thorn is something that wounds, annoys, or causes discomfort. 

Photo of two thorny branches. Pic represents how in hard times God gives His grace for the thorn.
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Rest for the Weary– S4 DEp9 

Lady V’s Devotional Episode 

Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG) says: 

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”  

Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG) 

Devotional 

Are you loaded down with heavy burdens that tip the scale to –MUCH too MUCH? 

Do you feel as if you are carrying the weight of the world? One final question—Do you know Jesus as LORD and Savior? 

In the book of Matthew chapter 11, Jesus makes a call to all those overburdened. He calls to those working hard to meet a goal that’s unattainable by the works of one’s hands. 

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The Person and Work of CHRIST – S4 Ep8 

The person of Jesus Christ of Nazareth 

The Person and Work of CHRIST — well that has been the topic of many debates. Such as, who He is and His purpose for coming into the world. First, let’s look at an example from the Holy Bible of who people said Jesus was when He was here in His physical body.  

In Matthew 16:13-17 English Standard Version it says, 

“13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 

15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” 16 Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 

17 And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven.” 

As we can see, people had different answers. And the same is true even today. 

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Grace for a Lifetime – S4 DEp8 

Lady V’s Devotional Episode 

Hebrews 4:14-16 (NLT) says: 

So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most.  

Hebrews 4:14-16 (NLT) 

Close up photo of a person looking up to the sky. Pic represents one receiving God's grace for a lifetime.

Devotional 

As believers in Jesus, we face daily challenges and testing that come like clockwork. We want life to be a cakewalk, but instead, it’s filled with temptations that reveal our weak areas.  

But our weaknesses don’t define who we are in Christ, because Jesus has given us a new identity in Him. Jesus made us righteous when we chose to have faith in Him for our righteousness. 

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