Author - Johnny Jones

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Phoebe Strong
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Overflow
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Kingdom Thinking
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Transformed
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Everything
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Adjust
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Breathless
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Forgotten
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Your Success
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Shake That Funk

Phoebe Strong

Now all glory to God, who is able to make you strong, just as my Good News says. This message about Jesus Christ has revealed his plan for you Gentiles, a plan kept secret from the beginning of time. Romans 16:25 (NLT) The Apostle Paul makes a cameo mention of a lady in Romans 16:1 by the name of Phoebe. Although we don’t know a lot about her we know that she was entrusted by Paul to take his letter to the Church at Rome and present it to them. With that said, she most likely read his letter to[…]

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Overflow

 I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NLT) I’ll never forget the first time I saw this powerful illustration. The speaker took a clear glass filled with dark cola and asked the audience, “How can you change what’s in this glass without pouring it out?” Then he preceded to pour clear water in the already full glass and in just a few moments the soda was gone and the glass[…]

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Kingdom Thinking

For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. Romans 14:17 So if you were the “adversary” how would you do it? How would you create a division in the Body of Christ that would keep them separated, not talking, judging one another and not loving one another? I know what I would do. I would come up with every little “isim” and “skisim” I could think of to keep them divided. I would fill their heads with all kinds of ideas, thoughts, customs, practices and traditions that would[…]

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Transformed

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2 I was so excited to bring the cocoon I had just found to my 5th grade class. Ms. Blackmon put it in a well-ventilated container and placed it on the safety of a high window ledge so that we could all see the beautiful butterfly emerge. None of us wanted the butterfly to escape the cocoon on a weekend because we’d  miss all the action.  After every[…]

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Everything

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 8:28  Have you ever wondered how “Plan B or C” can become “Plan A?” It can make you ask yourself, was “Plan B” “Plan A” all along and I just didn’t know it? You may never know the answer to that question except to say that you have a Heavenly Father that knows how to work “EVERYTHING” out for your good. Only an all powerful, sovereign and loving God, can take something[…]

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Adjust

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 One of the things I enjoy most about living in a waterfront town is my early morning walks. It seems I take note of everything along the waterfront and as random as it may sound, most mornings I find myself counting the number of boats moored out in the river. And, one of the things I’ve recently noticed is the local sailing school boats lined up on their floating dock for[…]

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Breathless

For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. Romans 6:4  So what was it that impressed the Queen of Sheba so much in 2 Chronicles chapter nine, that she became breathless? The original language implies that she nearly passed out. It wasn’t just Solomon’s wealth alone, because she came from plenty of wealth herself. In fact she brought quite a bit of wealth with her to give as gifts to King Solomon.  So then what[…]

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Forgotten

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever. Psalm 136:1 It must have been a scene! The Temple that Solomon built for the Lord was a marvel, as was the dedication itself. God’s glory had filled the Temple and now the Lord appears to Solomon and shares His heart with him about this magnificent Temple that had touched His heart. 1 Kings 9:3-4 says, The Lord said to him, “I have heard your prayer and your petition. I have set this Temple apart to be holy—this place you have built where my name will be[…]

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Your Success

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 Does seventeen, scared, stripped, shackled, mocked, abused, thrown in a situation and country where you know no one or their language and auctioned off by the slave traders sound like the picture of success to you? But that’s exactly how Joseph is described in Genesis 39:2, as a “successful man.” “The LORD was with Joseph, and he was a successful man; and he was[…]

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Shake That Funk

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.  1 Thessalonians 5:11 Have you ever had one of those moments when everything in life was going good, and yet a “funk” was trying to hit you? I’m a pretty positive and upbeat person, but I had one of those moments just recently. The kids where well, business was good and there was nothing to dread or worry about, but yet this sly funk tried to creep in one recent afternoon. I wanted to pray, but as soon as I walked in the door of my[…]

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