Tag: encouragement

The Confidence to Witness

Posted on September 29, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8) There’s a deeply spiritual lady in our church called Caroline. Sadly, she has a social phobia (the exact opposite of […]

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119 Years

Posted on September 26, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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And the Lord, He it is that doth go before thee; He will be with thee, He will not fail thee; fear not, neither be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:8 Yesterday was a very important day in the life of the ministry of America’s Keswick. 119 years ago tomorrow William Raws, his family and a small group […]

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Don’t Assume Jesus is with You: Luke 2:41-51

Posted on September 23, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“43 But when the feast was over, as they were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, 44 but (because they assumed that he was in their group of travelers) they went a day’s journey. Then they began to look for him among their relatives and acquaintances. […]

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A Bit Clearer

Posted on September 22, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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 “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.” ~1 Corinthians 13:12 While watching my wife upgrade her prescription for her glasses I tried on her old pair of glasses. Wow! For a person […]

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No More Scorekeeping

Posted on September 21, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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I’ve decided that if I had my life to live over again, I would not only climb more mountains, swim more rivers, and watch more sunsets; I wouldn’t only jettison my hot water bottle, raincoat, umbrella, parachute, and raft; I would not only go barefoot earlier in the spring and stay out later in the […]

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Who Can Imagine Life Without Worry? THE WRAP-UP

Posted on September 20, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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  “Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” ~Matthew 6:26-27 (NLT) Time to put this baby to bed. As you […]

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Who is Your King?

Posted on September 16, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, “No, but we will have a king over us, 20 that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.” – 1 Samuel 8:19-20 In 1 Samuel […]

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The Reckless, Raging, Impatience of G_d

Posted on September 15, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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First, if we continue to picture God as a small-minded bookkeeper, a niggling customs officer rifling through our moral suitcase, as a policeman with a club who is going to bat us over the head every time we stumble and fall, or as a whimsical, capricious, and cantankerous thief who delights in raining on our […]

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You Were Created for so Much More!

Posted on September 14, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28) The book of Romans packs a plethora of wisdom and discernment that clarifies many doctrines. I realized that it’s a concise version of the Bible and it is not […]

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Who Can Imagine Life Without Worry? Part #2

Posted on September 13, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your […]

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Still, Like Water

Posted on September 9, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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It is only with total humility, and in absolute stillness of mind that we can know what indeed we are. ~Terence James Stannus Gray I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed […]

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Who Can Imagine Life Without Worry? Part #1

Posted on September 7, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 4:6-7 (NASB)   Although the movie “Braveheart” had its inaccuracies concerning the life of that infamous […]

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How to Communicate With Millennials – Part #2

Posted on September 6, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12 Good morning, friends. I trust that you had a good weekend and that you are prepared for this new week. Last week I started a dialog with […]

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Idolatry of the Preacher 

Posted on September 2, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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The life wrought in Christ is one of tremendous worth and elevation. We who have yielded to the Lordship of the Son of Man are commanded to conduct ourselves in such a way that the harmful things at enmity with God, no longer infiltrate our lives. A terrible plight on the Body of Christ is […]

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The Cost of Our Work

Posted on September 1, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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We have spoken of trying and trusting, and the difference between the two. Believe me, it is the difference between heaven and hell. ~Watchman Nee Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For good news came to us […]

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Church Can Be Fun!?

Posted on August 31, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, “What amazing things the LORD has done for them.” Yes, the LORD has done amazing things for us! What joy!” ~Psalm 126:2-3 (NLT) Where in the Bible does it say church should be fun or even relevant? If we were […]

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The Privilege to Serve

Posted on August 30, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10) While watching a television program where an actor, playing the President, was sharing to his Vice President that he was human and he was ok with making some immoral/emotional choices. She […]

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How to Communicate To Millennials

Posted on August 29, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“ … of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command …” 1 Chronicles 12:32 Life does begin to look different at age 62. I know I have said this before, but it […]

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Assuming His Presence

Posted on August 26, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“…supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day’s journey…” (Luke 2: 44) Jesus’ parents had taken Him to Jerusalem for the Passover. They travelled homeward in the company of a large crowd of pilgrims returning to Galilee. Assuming that Jesus was somewhere in the crowd, they went a day’s journey before […]

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Trauma Care

Posted on August 24, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) After 9/11, the level of security and fear escalated in America. People understood that we weren’t exempt from the extreme evil of the World. It actually made us think […]

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