"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." ~ from ISAIAH 61 is the blog verse for here

Monday, July 28, 2014


by Beth Moore

for today
Day 7
Focus: 1 Peter 2:5
Scripture Reading:1 Peter 2:4-6
others shared in this devo
Matthew 16:18
Romans 6:4

"... Most unbelievers still confuse Christianity and "religion." (p.23)
One of the primary reasons God leaves us on earth after we receive the Savior is to demonstrate flesh-and-blood-proof that Jesus lives. We are set apart from dead religion because we have a living Redeemer. As living stones, do our lives expose an empty tomb and a living, thriving, personal God?"Beth Moore...

... "To really live we need passion for Jesus and purpose to serve Him.Beth Moore

And my KEY statement from this devotional

..."We represent HOPE to people who may have given up on finding real life. We are stones rolled away, giving them a glance into the empty tomb." Beth Moore

"How can you show proof of a living Savior to non-Christian friends and loved ones? Do you have a friend that needs to see Christ living and active in your life? Share what God is doing in your life and commit to be a living stone before ..."


* For more details about this, when I started sharing "Whispers of Hope" go back here and here. Often I share the teachings of Beth Moore from Life Today but I will do my best to not change course again but steady my course for Mondays to focus on "Whispers of HOPE" with MOM. Started with Day 1 here on April 28th, 2014.

July 29th (tomorrow) is the last day of "Children of the Day" with Beth Moore on LPM Blog, in case you missed my RECAP summary of "Children of the Day", it's all back here ... or in my own notebook. :0) I moved it forward every 2 weeks when Beth did her Vimeo and blog post

Sunday, July 27, 2014

HOPE ... from the book of RUTH~4

Hope in Redemption

I realize that the 1st one of this series of sermons of HOPE from the book of RUTH, I shared an awful lot from the notes of Damascus Road Church and hopefully it was enough to whet your appetite and join me as well as to follow the link over to their site for more. All this is to guide or lead you further toward HOPE and connect you to their series rather than bits and pieces from me (highly unqualified yet enthusiastically hopeful in learning from other sources that I cite), which means I will be sharing less of theirs and maybe adding more of my personal reflection from what I gather from there throughout the week, now that I've shared the sermon link and all

"...God is a God of redemption who has the will and the power to redeem the bitter, the broken, and the outcast to fellowship with Him!..." Damascus Road Church

"Jesus is the prize. He is the one who fully restores us. He is our kinsmen redeemer who has redeemed and blessed us for the purpose of sharing hope and blessings to others. "

Near the end of these sermon notes, the section is "HOPE in Service" then "HOPE in the King to Come" ...

"...Throughout the book of Ruth, God reigns supreme. He takes care of Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz all while never forgetting His saving plan. Famines in Bethlehem and the death of Elimelich, Maylon, and Chilion all serve God’s plan to get to Israel’s king David. David is a king after God’s own heart but he’s not perfect and he’s not God. Israel needs hope in a better king than David. We read on in Matthew 1 to see His plan goes past David to the arrival of King Jesus who redeems on the cross, renews us by His resurrection, and gives us ultimate hope for restoration upon His return. We see so little of what happens, just one lifetime, so it’s nearly impossible to see/know what part our lives will play in God’s plans, but we do know His plans end with King Jesus seated on a throne and all of His redeemed people praising Him for His glory and their joy for all of eternity. ..." Damascus Road Church
Revelation 5:9-13 

HOPE: the book of RUTH 
sermon series

For me, Hope in Redemption, is the easiest one
to understand and cling to
Our Hope in Our Redeemer

our kinsmen redeemer

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