Encouragement

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How Is Your Relationship?

November 24, 2018

Encouraging Word When it comes to God, how is your relationship? Relationship is defined as having a connection; association; or involvement. What is amazing is Almighty God, the Creator of heaven and earth; desires to have a personal relationship with mankind. The question is, “Does man desire to have a relationship with God?” A relationship …

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A True Story of Renewal & Restoration

November 13, 2018

Special Feature This story begins in 1980 in Miami, Fla. when a young, inexperienced pastor fresh from seminary arrived at his first pastorate to encounter some startling realities. Excited to pastor his first church, he soon learned of the desperate situation. Church attendance had diminished from over 1,000 to an average of 55. There were …

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3 Stress Relievers

October 25, 2018

Encouraging Word In our world today, stress is unavoidable. There is confusion, chaos and conflict all around. No one is excused or exempt from the trials and troubles of life. In John 16:33 Jesus says, “…In this world you have tribulation, but take courage, I have overcome the world.” Stress is that which causes tension, …

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3 Ways to Strengthen Your Christian Walk

September 26, 2018

Encouraging Word The term “Christian Walk” refers to living out your faith. It involves one’s daily lifestyle and includes your personal belief system, behavior and conversation. The hymn “Trust and Obey” says it best; “When we walk with the Lord in the light of His Word what a glory He sheds on our way. When …

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IF . . . THEN

August 23, 2018

Encouraging Word “If” can be represented by a “?”.  Meaning you have an option; you make the decision. “Then” is the result, represented by a “!”.  “If and then” refers to something conditional.  If you meet the conditions, then you will experience and benefit from the result. Here are some Scriptures where you see this …

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GATHER: A Community Call to Prayer

August 2, 2018

The Oak Mountain Community is leading the way in uniting Shelby County schools, parents and residents. A Community Wide Prayer Service, appropriately named, “GATHER”, will take place on Sunday, August 12 in the football stadium at Heardmont Park. This is the second prayer service held at the stadium, but this time, it will be open …

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Heroes

July 25, 2018

Encouraging Word A hero is a person of distinguished ability, admired for their noble deeds or qualities. At The Jimmie Hale Mission, we have lots of heroes. Donors are our heroes. Where would we be without our loyal donors? As a faith-based Christian ministry, we are dependent on our donors for financial support. We are …

God’s Plan for You!

June 26, 2018

Encouraging Word You will notice from creation that God is very orderly, organized and has a plan. In Jeremiah 29:11-13, God mentions to Jeremiah the plan He has established. God says, “For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for calamity to give you …

Recipe for Discipleship

May 24, 2018

Encouraging Word A recipe is a set of instructions for preparing something; a method to attain a desired end; a formula that produces anticipated outcomes. A disciple is a student that receives teaching and training. I suggest there are four active ingredients that make a Christian disciple: Focus, Follow, Faithful and Fruitful. Focus means to …

How Do You Define Living & Dying?

April 28, 2018

Encouraging Word How would you fill in these blanks:  to live is ______ and to die is _______? To fill in the first blank, you must decide what you are living for. What is important to you? What gets you out of bed in the morning and motivates you? To fill in the second blank, …