Bible Verse of the Day

24Jul/170

Bible Verse of The Day – 7-24-17

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NKJV) 11 Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing.

As members of the body of Christ, we all have different needs during different seasons of our lives. Sometimes we feel like we can fly. Other times, depending on what we may be going through at that time, we might feel like we can barely walk.

But this is one of the reasons why we function as a body, so we can help and support each other when we need it.

It's critical that we remember others and learn to reach out and help when we see a need. Sometimes a helping hand or an encouraging word can make a huge difference in someone's life. Sometimes it can even mean the difference between hope and desperation for someone.

Helping others isn't always easy. Nobody ever said it would be. But we need to always try to put ourselves in someone else's shoes so we learn to recognize needs when they arise and understand the importance of being that helping hand for that person.

The biggest way to learn to help others is to remember how it feels when we are in need and someone helps us.

So, pray for each other. Comfort each other. And do whatever we can when a need arises.

It can change the life of a person in need when they see God's light shine through us.

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

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23Jul/170

Bible Verse of The Day – God’s Endless Mercy – 7-23-17

Greetings in the name of Jesus!

Many of us walk around carrying guilt and shame for the things we have done. Sometimes the weight of it can become overbearing. But God doesn't want us to live like this.

We just published a new video on the topic, and we'd like you to watch it.

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God's mercy offers us the opportunity to live free of guilt, shame and condemnation. We just need to accept His offer.

Please click here to watch the video now.

So, don't waste another day living under the weight of these things. Reach out and do whatever is necessary to get rid of it.

Please click here to watch the video now.

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

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22Jul/170

Bible Verse of The Day – 7-22-17

Matthew 6:31-34 (NKJV) 31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Worrying. Most of us spend way too much time doing it.

What does worrying do?

It causes stress. It causes high blood pressure. It causes fear. And the list could go on and on.

But notice one thing; not one of the things that worrying does is helpful or positive. They are all harmful to us in one way or another.

And here's another thing to consider; the vast majority of the things we worry about never happen. So, all of the time and energy we spent worrying was wasted.

Jesus said not to worry. He also said that worrying won't add a single cubit to our stature. Literally spoken, it won't make us taller! In other words, we gain absolutely nothing by worrying.

Matthew 6:27 (NKJV) 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?

So, what's the answer? How do we quit worrying when we're facing difficult things?

The answer is easy. Carrying it out, however, isn't always easy. Especially at first.

We trust God with absolutely everything about our lives. Everything. That means the little things and the big things. We take them to Him. We give them to Him. And we stop trying to carry them ourselves and figure them out ourselves.

We learn from Him. We listen for His voice, and we do what He tells us to do, even when it doesn't make sense to our heads and our human understanding.

And as we do this, we begin to learn how to walk through storms and trials without spending every waking hour worrying and fretting over things that we have no control over to begin with.

We begin to learn how to hear Him and follow His leading, as He gives us step by step guidance and instructions.

And over time, it becomes easier and easier to follow Him and put worrying behind us.

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

401-315-0902

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21Jul/170

Bible Verse of The Day – 7-21-17

James 5:16 (NKJV) 16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

God will sometimes lay people on our hearts, to pray for them. Praying for one another is not hard to do and it can be very enjoyable, especially when we begin to see the change that it brings.

What we find hard is the discipline we need to stop what we are doing, put ourselves aside, shut down the thinking process and simply take the time to do it.

I remember not long ago I was visiting someone in the hospital. He could barely talk, walk or eat. He was weak as a kitten and really did not have much time left here.

I happened to be sharing with him about someone else we both knew that was going through a hard time. With all of what little strength he had, he told me that he would be praying for them.

Boy, did that grip me. It touched me and blessed me to hear and see that.

No matter what state we are in, we can pray. Even if it is just "God, help them". God knows our heart and the sincerity it comes from.

Praying for each other is what will get us all through our situations. It brings change! Amen.

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

401-315-0902

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20Jul/170

Bible Verse of The Day – 7-20-17

Lamentations 3:22-23 (NKJV) 22 Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.

Sometimes we do things that we know aren't pleasing to God. They seem like small things or they may seem like big things. Either way, they make us feel pretty bad.

Sometimes we carry guilt and shame because of the things we've done. We walk around with this on our shoulders. And sometimes the weight of it can be pretty heavy, maybe even to the point of making us feel like we might collapse under it.

But here's the deal. That thing that we did yesterday, last week or even last year? It's not ours to carry. God wants us to give it to Him. He wants us to confess it, repent and then leave it behind.

Why? Because He is compassionate and merciful. Forgiveness is His to offer to those who simply ask with a sincere heart. And His forgiveness is forever.

Each morning as we rise up, we are given a new day, clean and pure, to walk out God's steps for our lives. It's like a bright, white, pure sheet of paper with nothing on it. So why should we spot it up with yesterday's sins and sorrows?

Give your guilt and shame to Him today. Let His mercies wipe your sins away and make you spotless.

Today is a new day. And just as this is a new day for you, His mercies are new for you also.

He's offering them to me and to you. Take Him up on His offer.

He is faithful.

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

401-315-0902

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19Jul/170

Bible Verse of The Day – 7-19-17

John 15:4 (NKJV) 4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.

Many of us desire to serve God and fulfill His call on our life. But many also have no idea how to do this.

We wonder how to know what God wants us to do. We struggle with figuring it out and feel helpless when we don't see anything that we would consider significant happening in our lives.

Many times, we watch others and see how God is using them. And we long for that in our own lives.

The truth is that it isn't as complicated as we usually think it is. God has laid it all out for us in His word. But because it isn't bright, shiny and exciting we tend to miss it.

In the verse above, Jesus tells us to abide in Him. He then goes on to tell us why; a branch cannot bear fruit if it doesn't abide in the Vine.

And there we have it, "hidden" right in plain sight!

If we want to fulfill His call on our lives and be used by Him, we have to abide in Him. Unless we abide in Him, we are told plainly that we cannot bear fruit.

The enemy, and even some people, might have us believe that being used by God is complicated and impossible unless we have some special kind of anointing. We can't be any further from the truth than that.

Simply put, the way to be used by God and live out His call on our lives is to abide in Him; to spend time with Him, get to know Him, learn who He wants us to be and then walk it out.

We can't let the enemy, or anyone else, deceive us into thinking that being used by God requires some kind of extremely complicated steps. Sometimes the things God has us do can be difficult, but knowing Him isn't!

Abide in Him. Bear fruit and live out His call on your life. Amen.

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

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18Jul/170

Bible Verse of The Day – 7-18-17

Job 1:20-21 (NKJV) 20 Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. 21 And he said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.”

When Job's life changed suddenly and drastically, he did not blame God. But, instead, he found it in his heart to worship and bless the name of the Lord.

Job lost his oxen, donkeys, sheep and camels. He lost his servants, and then a great wind came and struck the house, and it fell on his sons and daughters.

Job lost all his property and all of his children in a very short time.

Some may ask how God could allow this to happen to Job, who was such a good man. God Himself even said Job was blameless and upright. He was a man with a good heart. How could this be?

Some of us think "well, if he was a bad person we could see these things happening to him, but he was a good man, living his life right".

You see, bad things don't just happen to people living wrong. They happen to good people too. It's just part of life.

This is an area where we all have to be careful, judging and blaming God. If we read all of this story, we will find out that God was happy with Job and his lifestyle and He blessed the work of his hands.

It was the devil who wanted to take Job out. He thought that if Job lost all of his blessings he would surely curse God. He was hoping that would be the case, and he wanted Job to fail badly. It's the enemy who comes to steal and he doesn't care if we are good or bad people. He wants to take us all out.

John 10:10 (NKJV) 10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.

God, on the other hand, loved Job and blessed Him, just as He loves us and wants good for us all.

After all that the devil put on Job, he remained sincere in his heart toward God. It didn't matter what he lost. He was not going to change the way he looked at his Father.

Maybe we have been through some tough stuff and our outlook toward God has changed because of it.

Let us remember who the thief is; the killer, the destroyer. And turn ourselves back to God.

Let God bring healing and restoration where bitterness and anger have taken over. Today, let us worship and bless God no matter what we have been through, just as Job did. For God is faithful to help us through this!

Amen.

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

401-315-0902

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17Jul/170

Bible Verse of The Day – 7-17-17

John 14:27 (NKJV) 27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

Knowing what God wants us to do can sometimes seem complicated. For instance, do we stay on this job, do we move to another state, do we continue in this relationship, what career path do we take, or what church should we attend?

We all face decisions like this in our lives.

Sometimes we just know what to do. And other times it takes a bit to get it right. But it's not about how long it takes us to get it right. What's important is that we do ultimately get it RIGHT.

Getting it right has nothing to do with how our financial situation looks. It doesn't have anything to do with what title we carry, how many people we have in our congregation or our church. It doesn't matter how many employees we have or how large our business has become.

Getting it RIGHT means "how much peace do we have within ourselves when we make that decision?".

Do we go to bed at night and sleep sound? Or are we tossing and turning and not sleeping at all because of all the worrying we are doing?

Unfortunately, this is reality. We all face it from time to time.

In each decision we make, having God's peace should be the goal we aim for.

If we make a decision and have no peace about it, we are probably making the wrong choice.

When we are moving in the right direction, His peace will be with us even during times when it feels like everything else around us is in turmoil.

It's God's peace that helps us make the right decisions, helps us to sleep soundly at night and helps us to stop worrying.

Follow His peace.

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

401-315-0902

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16Jul/170

Bible Verse of The Day – Cast Out the Scoffer – 7-16-17

Greetings in the name of Jesus!

Almost every one of us has had to deal with a scoffer at some point in our lives. There's even a good chance that we all know one now. Scoffers bring division and contention wherever they go.

What is a scoffer and how do we deal with the negativity of them?

We just published a new video on this topic. And because just about everyone reading this has to deal with a scoffer in their lives, we'd love to have you watch it.

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Scoffers can create havoc wherever they sow their negativity. It follows them everywhere they go.

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There are things that we can do to fix the scoffer problem, and it's not as hard as you might think.

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Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

401-315-0902

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15Jul/170

Bible Verse of The Day – 7-15-17

Romans 8:28 (NKJV) 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Way too often this verse is quoted when someone goes through a tragedy or a terrible loss of some kind.

But, this verse is about more than just tragic situations. It applies to every situation in our lives.

Sometimes we go through things that might look bad on the surface, but really aren't so bad if we let God show us what's really going on.

I remember, many years ago, when the factory I had worked at for almost 13 years announced that they were closing up. I was devastated initially. I had a family to support and I had no idea how I would do that with my job disappearing.

But, what saw as a terrible thing, God used as an opportunity to help me move up.

By His hand, God used that situation to allow me to go back to school at 36 years old and get certifications in various types of computer networking and server management. That opened the doors for me to move into the I.T. field, where I worked for the next 7-10 years.

From there, God used that as a stepping stone for us to move in to ministry, using computers and the internet to reach out to people around the world to share His word and teach His life-changing truths.

Little did I know, when I felt so betrayed by my former employer, that I would eventually have God as my new employer and CEO!

So, if you see things changing in your life, and it looks like things are on the downturn, don't give up hope and don't lose faith.

God can take those things that scare us and cause us to pull back in fear and turn them into something very good.

Trust Him.

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

401-315-0902

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14Jul/170

Bible Verse of The Day – 7-14-17

Matthew 7:7 (NKJV) 7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Jesus told us that if we ask, we will receive. This is a truth to live by. God is a good Father who gives us what we need in our lives here on earth.

Many times, we hear this quoted by people claiming that we can and should use this principle to gain abundant amounts of material wealth and prosperity.

That is not the truth. That is a perversion of scripture that has taken a simple verse and twisted it to promote a dangerous doctrine. And people with itching ears have flocked to it, with their hopes and hearts set on getting rich. God is treated as a magic piggy bank that can be shaken and manipulated until money falls out.

Based on that teaching, wealth comes first. And, sadly, God is placed somewhere below first place. He is a means to an end. A Genie in a lamp, to be rubbed and used to fulfill wishes on demand.

But God always needs to come first. Our number 1 priority should be to grow closer to Him and please Him. God has told us that if we do that, He will honor our commitment and bless us. But the blessings should never be the motivating factor.

Clearly, God has no problem with us becoming wealthy. But becoming wealthy requires hard work, dedication and perseverance, not just speaking it into existence or hoping that God will drop it out of the sky because we ask Him over and over again.

So, let us give to God. Let us give with a pure heart and no motives. And when we're in need, we can ask of Him without shame and with expectancy that He will give to us also.

Matthew 6:33 (NKJV) 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie

Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808

401-315-0902

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