Do Not Provoke

DID YOU ever feel discouraged by your spiritual peers, parents or teachers?

Colossians 3:21 says, “Parents, don’t be hard on your children. If you are, they might give up.”

The enemy can often stir up discouragement through the instruction or hard teachings of spiritual leaders involved in the lives of those serving in First Nations ministry.

TODAY, I INVITE YOU to pray with me that our Native people and those serving in Native Ministry will be encouraged.

Ephesians 4:32 says, “Instead be kind and merciful, and forgive others, just as God forgave you because of Christ.”

Romans 12:10 says, “Love each other as brothers and sisters and honor others more than you do yourself.”

Ask our Creator NOT to allow our spiritual peers, parents and leaders to provoke our First Nations people and those serving in Native Ministry, lest they become discouraged.

I like to study with 5 translations. As you go through these studies, I encourage you to do the same. “The Scriptures” is a translation that includes the original Hebrew names and has the books in chronological order. The Contemporary English Version (CEV) is a translation that is written for ‘oral tradition’ peoples and it flows well while reading it aloud. The Amplified version is one where meanings of words and phrases are ‘amplified’ for better understanding. The King James Version (KJV) is the translation that works well with Strong’s Concordance. The Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) is a great companion version that I find gives great insight.

1 Thessalonians 5:10-11; Isaiah 59:1; Isaiah 41:10 & 13; Galatians 4:14; 1 John 4:19-21.

BONUS: John 11:35 (KJV)

AUDIO: Week 47

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(Note: This message is number 47 in a series that begins the first Monday in January each year.)


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Genesis in Cherokee
Haggai in Cherokee
Jonah in Cherokee
100 Days Of Indigenous Wisdom
Cherokee New Testament
New Cherokee Hymnal
Matthew’s Gospel in Cherokee
Mark’s Gospel in Cherokee
Luke’s Gospel in Cherokee
John’s Gospel in Cherokee
The Acts of the Apostles in Cherokee
ROMANS in Cherokee
JAMES to JUDE in Cherokee
John’s Revelation in Cherokee
Pastoral Epistles in Cherokee (coming)
General Epistles in Cherokee (coming)

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