Word 4U Today

ROCK-SOLID RELATIONSHIPS

ROCK-SOLID RELATIONSHIPS

  “Blessed are the poor in spirit…”                                                       Matthew 5:3 NIV   Our relationships aren’t perfect. We’re definitely not just talking about that guy/girl you like, it’s also about your parents, your friends, or your ...

Joy Ferdiz

October 8th, 2013

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TUNE IN

TUNE IN

  “They nominated…Barsabbas…and Matthias”         Acts 1:23 NLT The early Church: On it like an Easter bonnet. Full on. Packed faithful disciples, ready to lay down their lives for God! They were totally in tune with God, right? Right. But yet, God is unpredictable. His

Joy Ferdiz

October 7th, 2013

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FULFILLING WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO BE (TOUGH-TIMES GROWTH 3)

FULFILLING WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO BE (TOUGH-TIMES GROWTH 3)

  “…My grace is sufficient for you…”                                     2 Corinthians 12:9 NKJV The story of Joseph (you know, the guy with the coat) is a classic. But what makes the story worthy of getting the Andrew Lloyd Webber treatment? Maybe it’s because the hero

Joy Ferdiz

October 6th, 2013

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FIX YOU (TOUGH-TIMES GROWTH 2)

FIX YOU (TOUGH-TIMES GROWTH 2)

“…God intended it all for good…”       Genesis 50:20 NLT Sometimes, bad things happen even to those we’d call ‘good people’. Knowing a Sovereign God who could command a whole legion of angels to meet your every whim, but for some reason He doesn’t and it might be frustrating

Joy Ferdiz

October 5th, 2013

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TOUGH-TIMES GROWTH 1

TOUGH-TIMES GROWTH 1

 ‘Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows’ John 16:33 NLT The Bible is surprisingly full of people having really tough times. It seems that after thousands of years of getting to know God, mankind still hasn’t been able to get its collective-head around our good,

Joy Ferdiz

October 4th, 2013

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NOISE POLLUTION

NOISE POLLUTION

  ‘Then Moses said to the Lord…’ Exodus 33:12 NKJ   Sound is important to our daily lives. But noise isn’t. Noise is classically defined as ‘unwanted sound’, and it’s a bigger problem today than ever before. Maybe it’s the same with our Christian faith. Never ...

Joy Ferdiz

October 3rd, 2013

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We want to be happy. But God wants us holy.

We want to be happy. But God wants us holy.

  ‘You’ve been given…the privilege of suffering for Him’ Philippians 1:29 NLT   It may not be the kind of message that will see your non-church friends running into a Sunday service, but Jesus never hid uncomfortable truth. ‘Taking up your cross’ wasn’t just poetic ...

Joy Ferdiz

October 2nd, 2013

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GUIDING LIGHT

GUIDING LIGHT

  ‘…Let your light shine…’ Matthew 5:16 NIV   Whether you know it or not, you’re being watched. Not by Big Brother, but by other people. And especially by God, ‘For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth.’ (2 Chronicles 16:9 NIV) Basketball players, ...

Joy Ferdiz

October 1st, 2013

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GET-OUTTA-THERE

GET-OUTTA-THERE

  ‘…He will show you a way out…’ 1 Corinthians 10:13 NLT   Feeling lost isn’t new to the society we’re in. It’s the result of ‘doing our own thing’, which human beings have done everywhere at every point in history. Giving in to temptation ends up leaving you ...

Joy Ferdiz

September 30th, 2013

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CHARACTER LASTS

CHARACTER LASTS

  ‘The more you grow like this, the more productive and useful you will be’ 2 Peter 1:8 NLT   Capability without character is a lethal concoction. Just look to some of the celebrities who are ruined by drugs, money, or pride. When your time on planet earth is up, ...

Joy Ferdiz

September 29th, 2013

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