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How We Keep From Giving Up

Morning Inspiration: Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are quite small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us an immeasurably great glory that will last forever! So we don’t look at the troubles we can see right now; rather, we look forward to what we have not yet seen. For the troubles we see will soon be over, but the joys to come will last forever. 2nd Corinthians ‪4:16-18‬ Simply put, Paul encourages us to never, ever give up! We can’t allow pain, loss, and things like criticism or persecution to wear us down, and make us think of quitting. Paul learned to focus and concentrate on the power of the Holy Spirit inside him. That renewed his enthusiasm and commitment...and it will do the same for us! “Lord Jesus, help me to use my weakness as your strength. I can’t allow today’s sufferings, to steal my eternal rewards, and I lean on you for all I need to keep going for one more day!”
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How Much Time Do We Have Left Here?

Morning Inspiration: “However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself. Only the Father knows. And since you don’t know when that time will come, be on guard! Stay alert!”
Jesus, quoted in Mark 13:32-33 Jesus was explaining that NO human knows the time of His return, when heaven & earth (as we know it) will come to an end. Likewise, no one knows how much time they have left in this world, before we die. You may live to be 100, or might not even have 100 minutes left! We can’t count on having plenty of time to make things right with others, or with God. So it’s critically important to think about your relationship with Jesus today, before it’s too late. Be alert to God reaching out to you. Pay attention to what people say, & things that happen. These are made possible by the Lord, to show you the way to eternity in paradise with your Creator. How much time do you have left? Just enough, if you ask Jesus into y…

The Great & Terrible Example of My Life!

Morning Inspiration: This is a true saying, and everyone should believe it: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners-and I was the worst of them all. But that is why God had mercy on me, so that Christ Jesus could use me as a prime example of His great patience with even the worst sinners. Then others will realize that they, too, can believe in Him and receive eternal life.
Paul, in 1st Timothy ‪1:15-16‬ We in the faith remember Paul as a great hero of Christianity. Yet he never forgot the terrible things he did, before coming to follow Jesus. There is a powerful, double edged lesson for each of us here. First, the more we recognize, & own up to our sinfulness...the more we will treasure God’s amazing grace! Next, when others understand how much Jesus has changed us, they begin to realize He can do the same for them, no matter how far from God they have wandered. “Lord, please help many others to see, just how much you’re transforming me.”

Be An Encouraging Example

Morning Inspiration: In the same way, encourage the young men to live wisely in all they do. And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good deeds of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity & seriousness of your teaching. Let your teaching be so correct that it can’t be criticized. Then those who want to argue will be ashamed because they won’t have anything bad to say about us. Titus 2:6-8 This Biblical description from thousands of years ago, is what the world calls Mentoring today. Encourage others to be wise. Be a Living Example of what you hope they will become. Don’t just tell them how to behave. Carefully show them how to live a life that is pleasing to Jesus. Don’t give the world any possible reason to think poorly of you, or our Lord & Savior.

It's Time Again for Covenant Men!

Hey Guys!

Jason Westbrooke & the Boys in the Band will be cranking up the live Worship at 8 this morning. What a GREAT way to start the day! We have hot coffee & delicious goodies from Donut Mart today...PLUS that FREE Tamaya Package to give away. The Weekend To Remember Marriage Encounter includes two nights at Tamaya Resort & tickets to all the seminars.
Most important though, is the great group of men who will join us as we all try to grow closer to Jesus. Today's message looks at how we fight back against the negative & sinful thoughts that flood our mind every day. It's Biblical, it's simple...& it works! Join us as we take Another Lap In The Circle of Life! Small group discussions to follow. Hope you'll invite a friend. All men welcome, no matter where they worship. 7201 Paseo del Norte 8-9:30am.
Steve Stucker
Men's Ministry Team
New Covenant Church

Improve Your Marriage! Win a FREE Weekend at Tamaya!

Family Life has donated a FREE weekend stay at the luxurious Tamaya
Resort (right outside of Bernalillo) for you & your wife!
It's the Weekend To Remember Marriage Encounter Feb 23-25. Two nights
hotel, plus tickets to the seminar, will be given away
this Saturday morning, at our Covenant Men gathering.  Check with your
wife now, to make sure you are both able to attend in case you win.
Only those
interested & available to go, will be included in the drawing.

Of course, we will also have Live Worship, free coffee & donuts, plus
a short lesson & small group discussion. Hope you'll join us, & bring
a friend.

Steve Stucker
Men's Ministry Team
New Covenant Church

Becoming Less, to Increase Success!

Morning Inspiration: “Therefore, I am filled with joy at His success. He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.”
John the Baptist, quoted in John 3:29-30 Jesus once said John the Baptist was the greatest man who had ever lived! We see one of his best qualities here; in the form of true humility. After ALL the hard work he had done, JTB realized he needed to step aside, to let the light shine on God’s Holy Son! How many of us can willingly become less & less, in order to help with someone else’s success? This is essential for all of us involved in ministry! Ego & pride are God’s enemy, & can’t be allowed inside you & me. Watch for those who are enthusiastic & effective. Do all you can to encourage & support their labor of love for the Lord, then get out of the way. We are not the story! Jesus gets all the glory!