Today's Good News

October 1998

10/1/98 Exodus 20:20
God is God. You aren’t. We should look at the way we are making decisions and running our lives. Is God first? Do you consult Him before or after you make your decision? Fear God first and stop sinning.

10/2/98 Leviticus 25:17
We respect God by respecting each other. Anyone who says, “I am in the light” but rejects another is still in darkness. Christ died for you when you were still dead in your trespasses and sin. We should love as He loved. Praise the Lord Jesus, our Savior.

10/3-4/98 Deuteronomy 6:24
Obedience is required for a growing relationship with the Lord. He wants us to know Him. We climb the steps of that relationship by consistently doing what He tells us to do. Our hearts learn peace our lives reflect the Lord’s mercy. Bless you today with peace and mercy in Jesus Name.

10/5/98 Deuteronomy 7:19
Keep a spiritual diary. Record the miracles that God works in your life. List answered prayers. Remember them. Reflect upon God’s great work in your life when times get rough. He is there. Satan cannot defeat you for you are the beloved child of God. The Holy Spirit is working victory in your life right now. Jesus is Lord.

10/6/98 Deuteronomy 10:12
One mind, one heart, one focus is the Lord’s call. Be His and care for no other. The Lord doesn’t wait in our decision line. Concentrate on Him. Respect, follow, love, worship and obey Him for the Lord is the only way. Call on Him today, Lord help me to follow you, in Jesus name.

10/7/98 1 Samuel 12:24
We can thank God each day we live for the breath of life. All that we are is a gift from Him. The Lord created us for good and wants to give us good things. Think on this. Search your heart for those good gifts that the Lord has for you and has given you. He leads us each day in victory over our sin. Bless the name of the Lord.

10/8/98 2 Chronicles 19:7
We each have friends that we care for a lot. When they disappoint us, we get our feelings hurt. Sometimes we judge them based on our hurt and not their actions. God is not like that. He is just and fair. He is fully informed of all the circumstances. Be careful when you judge a friend. Deal with them with love the way the Lord deals with you.

10/9/98 2 Chronicles 26:5
The Lord is not fooled by what we say. He knows our hearts. We should seek His council and advise in all of our activities. He is the Lord and there is no other. Only by looking to Him for our decisions do we have access to wisdom.

10/10-11/98 Psalm 25:14
When we fear the Lord, we are recognizing His attributes. He is holy, almighty, righteous, pure, all knowing, all-powerful, and all wise. Friendship with the Lord is reserved for those who fear Him. We grow in our fear of the Lord by reading His Word and spending time with Him. Please, spend time with the Lord today so that you can stand in the face of tomorrow’s trial.

10/12/98 Psalms 23:4
Death is an unbeatable foe. Neither you nor I can struggle against the cold finality of death. Only the Lord Jesus can make a difference when we face life’s final journey. He is the God of Life, our shepherd. He changes the uncertainty of life to certainty. His comfort is eternal.

10/13/98 Psalms 27:1
Has your life become a dark night? Is life closing in around you with no light in sight? Turn to Jesus. He is the light. He can make a way in the darkness. He can turn night into day. How does He do this? He changes you.

10/14/98 Isaiah 35:4
Weakness is not a terminal disease. We struggle with sin everyday. Sometimes we fall and seek His forgiveness and cleansing immediately and other times it takes awhile for the Lord to get our attention. Jesus Christ the Lord will conquer our sin and bring victory each time we call. We are weak but He is strong. His power is waiting on our call.

10/15/98 Isaiah 41:10
Have you been to the Lord for His cleansing power? Can you look at your life and see the consistent activity of God in all that you do? The wonderful blessing from the Lord is that when we find we have strayed from Him, we can repent and change. The Lord is committed to you because of Jesus work on the Cross. His blood cleanses us from all unrighteous

10/16/98 Isaiah 43:1
Is your job the pitts? Are your children impossible? Has everything you count precious and dear become a problem? Is the Word dry when you read it? Do your prayers go unanswered? Remember that the Lord created you and is with you even when it doesn’t feel like it. Let the redeemed of the Lord say, Jesus is Lord. Be encouraged, you are not alone.

10/17-18/98 Jeremiah 17:8
As you develop that dependent relationship with the Lord, you will find that the cares and worries of everyday life will become bearable. No longer will they have the hold on your heart that they once had. Peace will become your ally. Confidence will be your theme song. Day by day you will be nourished and encouraged in this life and reassured for the life to come. Jesus is Lord of life.

10/19/98 Luke 8:25
We can put our full trust and confidence in Jesus. Do you need a miracle? He can provide just exactly what you need. Not what you want, what you need. Sometimes we are in need of growth and that usually involves pain. Sometimes comfort is the days need. Or maybe, you just need to be changed; miraculously He can do that too. Put your need in the hands of Jesus. He is a need meeting Lord.

10/20/98 John 3:20
Has anyone done you wrong lately? If they have, you are probably still thinking about how badly you were treated, how unfair life is and how you are going to get even. Sin! Stop right now and confess that as sin. Ask the Lord to forgive you, to forgive the person who wronged you and to help you forgive them.

10/21/98 Romans 8:15
Most of us have a past that causes us grief. We’ve made mistakes and maybe even done some things that we wished we hadn’t done but we did. Our enemy, that old deceiver Satan, knows these things that cause us anguish and is quick to remind us of them. When he does, take that thought to the Father. Ask Him to relieve you of that guilt and anguish. And He will. The Lord loves you.

10/22/98 1 John 4:18
When fear comes calling, remind yourself of God’s love. He physically demonstrated His love for you by His life. He expressed His victory by the resurrection. You participate in that victory because of His love. That same love will see you through troubled times. His love will quiet your fears and give you confidence to meet your needs.

10/23/98 Deuteronomy 20:4
When we think of the wisdom and scope of God’s plan we can praise Him with all our heart. Everything we need for righteous living is provided in Christ. Jesus is God’s everything. Victory against the enemy, even when the enemy is us is provided. The Lord is on our side. Who or what can stand against us? Our victory is in Jesus.

10/24-25/98 2 Samuel 22:36
Victory is a work that the Lord makes available for each one of us. He provides salvation as a grace gift. His involvement in our lives doesn’t end when we are saved. He lives in us to enable us to survive, and grow and be victorious. His Holy Spirit directs our paths. Everything we need for righteous living is provided in our relationship with Jesus. When we face defeat, He is there to bring victory. When we are ready to throw in the towel, He is there to encourage us and give us another chance. Our God loves us and provides for us in Christ the Lord.

10/26/98 Psalms 60:12
Sin is the enemy. Some of our sins are immorality, impure thoughts, lust, idolatry, anger, quarrelling, jealousy, selfishness, envy, hate, evil actions, and many more. The key to victory is the phrase “with God.” We are powerless He is powerful. He gives us the victory in our daily lives when we are with Him.

10/27/98 1 Corinthians 15:54-55
The law has lost its death grip on us. We cannot keep the law but in Christ it cannot destroy us. Christ freed us from our sin. He died that we might be set free by God’s grace and not our works. Thank God we are free. Praise Jesus the Lord from whom all blessings flow.

10/28/98 1 John 5:4
Overcoming the world is never easy. But, we are not alone. We start our journey with Jesus, face our challenges everyday with Jesus and when we die we will go to be with Jesus. Jesus is God’s everything. When our burden is too great to bear, this same Jesus will be there to help us carry our load. Jesus is our burden bearer. Amen?

10/29/98 Luke 10:17
You want power, stay with Jesus. You need wisdom, ask the Lord. Are you overwhelmed with doubt and fear and heartache? Turn to Jesus. He has the power to make the things that are wrong in our life right. He turns us right side up. Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

10/30/98 Romans 8: 38-39
When you give your life to Jesus Christ your name is written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. You are eternally a Citizen of Heaven. Our struggle here will not affect our citizenship. You belong to the Lord. Nothing can change that. What a joy divine, Jesus is mine and I am His.

10/31/98 Revelation 20:10
Satan’s threats are limited. He does not have eternal power. The victory has been won and Satan has lost. What we need, the Lord provides. We make a choice everyday of our life. Will we take up our cross and follow the Lord in victory or will we do our own thing in defeat? You choose. Jesus is God’s everything.

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Clay Corvin

Clay Corvin is Co-Pastor at Bethel Community Baptist Church. He is the VP Business and Professor of Admin at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was the pastor at the Brantley Baptist Center for twenty-five years. He is married to Carol Corvin and the father of three children and has three grandchildren.