No citadel too high for us

“From Aroer on the edge of the Wadi Arnon (including the town that is in the wadi itself) as far as Gilead, there was no citadel too high for us. The Lord our God gave everything to us.”

Deuteronomy 2.36 NRSV

Before the Israelites entered Canaan, Moses recounted how God gave them victory over all their enemies. No human power or resource could withstand the Lord.

Christ’s followers encounter many sufferings, but no trial can hold them back from going forward in God’s will.

#votd #Deuteronomy #power-of-God

March 2016 Issue of Christian Worker (Our Great God)

Here’s a link to the latest PDF issue of the Christian Worker.

Here are the topics that you will find:

  • His Great Holiness (Mike Vestal)
  • Our Great God (Cody Westbrook)
  • His Great Love (Dave Rogers)
  • His Great Power (John W. Moore)
  • His Great Mercy (Jason Rollo)
  • His Great Justice (Stephen Wiggins)
  • His Great Blessings (Kris Groda)

Christian Worker is an edification effort of the Southwest church of Christ in Austin, Texas.

You can subscribe to the email version of the Christian Worker paper by clicking on the publications link on their website and then following the given instructions…or by clicking on the link provided here in The Fellowship Room under the “Friends” category to your right.

Copyright © 2016 Southwest church of Christ, All rights reserved.

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Guest Article: Psalm 33, A Poetic Adaption by Joshua Gulley

Here’s something that some of you may enjoy reading first thing in the morning: scripture poetry.

Psalm 33 Adapted by Joshua Gulley

Come and sing to the Lord with great joy in your souls

All you men who are righteous in heart

For ‘tis fitting for those who are righteous to praise

And bid those who would mock us depart

Now give thanks to the Lord while you play on the lyre

Singing praise with a harp of ten strings

And with such virtuosic accompaniment each

Shout for joy in his heart as he sings

For the Word of the Lord is so pure and upright

And His might He displays without fail

Taking pleasure in justice; His love can be found

Through the plain, o’er the hill, in the vale

By the Word of our God all the heavens came forth

By the breath of His mouth all their host

He collects all the oceans in storehouses deep

And forbids them to march past the coast

Now let every created soul stand before God

Short of breath, mouth agape at His might

For ‘twas only a Word which He spoke that brought forth

Sun and moon, earth and sky, day and night

Lo, He brings to an end what the nations pursue

For no human designs can defeat

All the plans of the Lord, which cannot be defied

Generations all bow at His feet

Oh, how blessed are the people whose God is the Lord

All His chosen ones here on the earth

Oh, what glory they’ll share when they look on His face

Life eternal, peace, fellowship, mirth!

Now the Lord scans the earth from His dwelling above

Yes, He knows all the hearts of our race

For He fashions them all and the plans they devise

Come to naught without His tender grace

No, the king is not saved by a powerful host

Nor a warrior delivered by strength

Do not trust in a horse to bring vict’ry in war

E’en though strong be his muscles at length

How the eyes of Jehovah are e’er upon those

Who before Him on their knees do fall

Who yet wait for His mercy and trust in His love

And in hope on His name e’er they call

To deliver their soul from the reach of the grave

And to keep them alive through the drought

Yes our souls ever wait for the Almighty God

Who’ll deliver us without a doubt

Yae, our hearts keep rejoicing in Him whom we trust

On His sanctified name e’er we lean

Let Your grace, peace, and mercy, Lord, be upon us

Until thy holy face we have seen

Josh is a teacher of music at the High School level and is a member among the saints who belong to the Smithville Church of Christ

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Daily Nudge: impossibles happen

When impossibles happen, people call them miracles, and the New Testament is full of them. Like the old barren woman who became pregnant, to give birth to John the Immersor. From that, Gabriel exclaimed, “For nothing will be impossible with God” (Luke 1:37 NET).

But God doesn’t have to do a miracle to make impossible things happen. (He’s not that limited.) So today’s nudge, should you choose to accept it, is to name some impossible thing you have seen happen, because God was in it.

#impossibilities, #nudge, #power-of-god