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Do you have a river of living water

This week I want to start off with some verses, “On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” […]

Does your life have salt

This week I want to start off with some verses, “Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭14:34-35‬ […]

The storm of the Spirit

This week I want to start off with a verse, May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13, This week at my house, tropical storm Zeta came through, we had a power outage […]


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God called us to love all

This week I want to start off with some verses, And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?”  And he answered, “You shall love the Lord […]

What is the fruit of your root?

This week I want to start off with some verses, “For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit,  for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good person out of […]

Our limitless God

This week I want to start off with some verses, He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom […]

A cultural river

This week I want to start off with some verses, But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.  I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as […]

Prayer can open jail cells, what will your prayer do

This week I want to start off with some verses, Now when Herod was about to bring him out, on that very night, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries before the door were guarding the prison. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a […]

He can use even the bad days

This week I want to start off with some verses, Now when it was day, they did not recognize the land, but they noticed a bay with a beach, on which they planned if possible to run the ship ashore. So they cast off the anchors and left them in the sea, at the same […]

Are you spiritually blind

This week I want to start off with some verses, But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them […]

Jesus asked Do you love Me

This week I want to start off with some verses, When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.”  He said to him a […]

Pointing to Jesus

This week I want to start off with some verses, ‘Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask […]

Turn your chains into blessings

This week I want to start off with some verses, About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds […]

What ladder are you climbing?

This week I want to start off with some verses, we who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, […]

Ambassadors for Christ

This week I want to start off with some verses, So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is […]

Who is your foundation

This week I want to start off with some verses, Jesus is “ ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’  Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:11‭-‬12  This year, for most of us, it […]

Seeking Jesus for the right reason

This week I want to start off with some verses,  Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion […]

Standing at a fork in the road

This week I want to start off with a verse, Thus says the Lord : “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way; and walk in it,  and find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ Jeremiah 6:16 In this verse […]

Strength to share our faith

This week I want to start off with some verses, Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to […]

If Jesus can do the lowest task in the room so can we

This week I want to start off with some verses, Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end. During supper, when the devil had […]

God changes perspective through the storms

This week I want to start off with some verses, Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowd. After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there […]

Happy fathers day to our heavenly Father

This week I want to start off with some verses, Jesus continued: “There was a man who had two sons.  The younger one said to his father, ‘Father, give me my share of the estate.’ So he divided his property between them.   “Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had, […]

Love is the greatest of the theses

This week I want to start off with some verses, If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so […]

The cost of following Jesus

This week at my house we started riding our minibike again, it hadn’t been ridden for a couple of years, so it had some mechanical issues. One of the issues was there was a build up in the carburetor, so when you adjust the throttle if you hesitate and do not give it gas it […]

By what name will you be known by

This week I want to start off with some verses, The third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it. And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the vessels of the house of God. And he brought […]

Mimic Him

This week I am going to change things up a little.  I want you to imagine that it was a couple of months before the pandemic.  Some of your friends invited you to go and do something that you had never done before or that you hadn’t done in a while. Let’s just say it […]

Return to the Lord He is calling you

This week I want to start off with some verses, In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, son of Iddo, saying, “The Lord was very angry with your fathers. Therefore say to them, Thus declares the Lord of […]

We are paralyzed without faith

This week I want to start off with some verses, When he had entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.” And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.”  But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to […]

Faith over action

This week I want to start off with some verses, From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on the way. And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of […]

He wants to dwell in your heart

This week I want to start off with some verses, Remember, O Lord , in David’s favor, all the hardships he endured,  how he swore to the Lord and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob, “I will not enter my house or get into my bed, I will not give sleep to my eyes […]

Seek Him this Easter

Happy Easter everyone, This week I want to start off with a verse, Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and […]

He is waiting for you

This week let’s start off with some verses, Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, “Father, […]

The True Lamb of Passover

I am going to start off with some verses, Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is […]

Who is Jesus to you

This week I want to start off with some verses, And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he drew near to Bethphage, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on […]

Wake up and look up Jesus is calling

This week, I want to start off with a verse, “In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town.”  Luke 2:1‭-‬3 2000 years ago Caesar […]

No Matter what happens he will be with us

This week I want to start off with these  verses “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do […]

Be still

This past week President Trump declared today a national day of prayer.  We definitely need to pray with everything that is going on. Many of us are staying at home if we can to avoid getting sick and to keep others from getting sick. Even though we are at home we are still doing stuff […]

His plan

This week let’s start off with some  verses, “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord , that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he […]

His Provision for today’s world

Let’s start off with a verse this week, You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah Psalms 32:7 This is a verse by David, it was probably written when David was being chased by Saul. He was sacred for his life and he […]

The Same Spirit

Let’s start off with some verses, “Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah.”Now the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a harmful spirit […]

His Image

This week  let’s start off with some verses,”Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not?” But He perceived their craftiness, and said to them, “Show me a denarius. Whose likeness and inscription does it have?” They said, “Caesar’s.” He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, […]

What is truth?

In today’s world  there is so much information being thrown at you. What is truth? Is truth what we hear from the news or somewhere else.  We all have started to question everything we see and hear. Sometimes we start to ask ourselves what is true and what is fake. Jesus said to him, “I […]

He wants all of us

This week I want to talk about a feature that nearly every computer has, where you can tell a certain operating system like windows or mac. They have partial access to your storage but not to all of it. This is helpful because you can have multiple operating systems. For those of you who have […]

Sinking ship

Imagine with me that your job  on a ship is to polish the ship. One day your ship is sinking slowly, would you continue polish the ship? There is  no right answer to this question. If you answered you would continue to polish the ship then you would be doing your duties. If you answered […]

A useful vessel

This week let’s start off with the verses where David was anointed King of Israel.  “And he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy and had beautiful eyes and was handsome. And the Lord said, “Arise, anoint him, for this is he.” Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in […]

A united church

Like we talked about last week, we as a church have become too complacent because, it has been close to 2000 years since people have walked with Jesus. We would rather stay in four walls and fight about whether we should listen to contemporary music or hymns, read the King James or all the other […]

The Eternal flame

Imagine that your friend found a cure for cancer. It could be cured for free to you and everyone. Now imagine again that everyone in the whole world had cancer but your friend had died to find the cure. Would you not want the whole world to know there was a cure? But the first […]

Happy New Year

This week we are going to start off with a verse, Now Elijah the Tishbite, of Tishbe in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord , the God of Israel, lives, before whom I stand, there shall be neither dew nor rain these years, except by my word.” And the word of the Lord came […]

Christmas

This season is a time when emotions are high and people are more loving. But for some people there are emotions of sadness for loved ones who have gone before them. And it has been like this since the first Christmas, now we are going to read a verse,”Then Herod, when he saw that he […]

John the Baptist

This week I want to start off with a verse. But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at […]

Frozen 2 from a Christian perspective

This week were going to talk about Frozen 2 the movie so If you haven’t seen it and you want to see it don’t read this. So the part I want to start off with is when Elsa evacuated  Arendelle. If you’re reading this I am assuming that you have seen the movie so remember […]

Season of giving

This Tuesday is national giving Tuesday. Let’s start off with a verse “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,  I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and […]

Giving thanks to God

This week I want to start off with a verse O give thanks unto the Lord ; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.  O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. […]

Cross shaped hole in your heart

This week I want to start off with a verse,”So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:27 God created us in his image so we could have a friendship with Him. He  created us to long for a friendship […]

Friendship

This week I want to start off with a verse, “Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man, lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.” Proverbs 22:24‭-‬25 This Bible verse is not saying if your boss or teacher gets mad that you quit or […]

Facing persecution

This week I want to start off with a passage of scripture “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of […]

difference between knowing and knowing

This week I want to talk about the difference between knowing and knowing. The first knowing is the way you know a friend. The other knowing is the way you know your parent, brother, sister or the closest person to you. Now, let’s apply that to our relationship with Jesus Christ. Do you know Him […]

Being in the world not of the world

 This week I want to talk about being in the world without being conformed to the world. Here is this week’s verse For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus […]

Where shall we worship

 This week I want to start off with a verse John 4:19-24, The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, […]

Christian Joy

This week I want to start off with a verse; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear: 1 Peter 3:15. It says to be prepared to give […]

Recognizing Jesus

This week I want to talk about right after Jesus rose from the grave. He appeared to two of His followers, one named Cleapus and the other was not named. They were walking away from Jerusalem when Jesus appeared to them, but they did not recognize Jesus. As they were walking along He told them […]

Sin cycle

I’m going to start off with a verse, Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee: Genesis 12:1. This verse is about Abram better known as Abarham. This verse called Abraham out of […]

National read a book day

 This week we are going to talk about reading your Bible. Because Sep. 6 is national read a book day. You probably never knew that, if you did just say yes in the comment section below. As you may or may not know the Bible is broken into 66 individual books. For this national read […]

Serving through the gospel

​This week I want to talk about the gospel through serving. We talked about the gospel a while back and encouraged you whether you were a follower of Jesus or not. This week is going to be a little bit different. I’m talking about sharing the gospel through serving. If you’ve ever served with a […]

In the wilderness

This week were going to start with a verse, Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. Matthew 4:1 Jesus went countless times to be alone with His Father. He went to relax in the wilderness and talk to his Father. How often do you go […]

God’s story

This week I want to talk about God’s story. From the beginning which is not even a correct term because God does not exist in time because he created time so he is not controlled by it as we are. God created the heavens and the earth in 6 days. Then man sinned therefore breaking […]

Peter in jail

This week I want to talk about Peter and his time in jail when he thought he was going to die as James did by the sword just days earlier. Peter was sleeping in the jail chain up between two soldiers. Then the angel came in and said , “get up and get dressed.” It […]

Living for a better purpose

As some of you know this week the New Lion King came out in America, but I am not going to spoil it for you. I am going to talk about a scene from the old one the first Lion King and if you have not seen it you’ve had 25 years. The scene I […]

Bios and Zoa

This week were going to talk about things that are bios and zoa. Bios is a greek word meaning things of this world. Zoa is a greek word meaning things of eternity. What if when we get to heaven Jesus says, everything you did while on earth was bios, and equal to ashes. That doesn’t […]

Follow me

When Jesus was first starting His ministry, right before the call of Matthew, there were men who came to Jesus and said, they wanted to follow Him.They had something they wanted or needed to do first or they didn’t want to be homeless because Jesus was homeless. The first guy did not want to worry […]

Cornerstone

We have talked about the Bible, prayer, and Jesus. We are now going to talk about where we can root our lives. We our to make our biggest root based on Biblical truth that Jesus died and rose again. Then the other roots we should interlace them with other Christians in a Church. I am […]

Jesus impress the pharisees

 Jesus, from a very young age was impressing the Pharisees, read Luke 2:41-52 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind […]

Prayer

Prayer is an essential part of a christian life. But a lot of christians have questions on what prayer is or how to pray. I’ll start with the questions of what prayer is you are just talking to God and it is not just you asking God for all your requests. It is also you […]

Has the Bible stayed the same through the ages

The Bible has according to the Bible stayed the same through the ages Matthew 5:18. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Jot is the smallest Greek form of writing but if you don’t believe […]

Mountain and valleys

Some of the hardest times in a christian’s life is walking through trials of life. Mountains in your life are the good time . The valleys are the hard times in your life. We have some of the hardest times when we lose a love one in our life. Or fear of something or anxiety […]

I declare War on Self

I was thinking this week about how God gave up His Son to save us ,from our sin. His Son was also apart of himself so he gave up a piece of himself. He so loved the world and you so much he was willing to give up his son and a part of himself. […]

New to Christianity

The gospel is the good news that Jesus rose from the grave after he died on the cross for our sins. The gospel can and does change peoples lives every day. The gospel can change your life right now whether or not you believe in it. The gospel can change your life if your not […]

Weekly Biblical Encouragement, Cas Medlin, WBE