Reminders. We set them in our phones. We write sticky notes. We put them on bulletin boards. We need reminders.

Our worship service was a reminder to me yesterday. Thank you, Pastor Jay for bringing it! I think we all need to hear this again, so I am going to share the cliff notes of the sermon with you. If you want to hear the whole message, you can find it at Maple City Chapel and click on the current sermon tab!

We started a new sermon series entitled, “So Much Yes” highlighting the promises of God. They are all yes and amen in Jesus. The text was 2 Corinthians 1:3-11. So many good reminders today!

All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort.

2 Corinthians 3:3

First takeaway: praise creates a shift in my heart. When I release my praise, I access the comfort that comes from being close to my merciful Father in heaven!

He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ. Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation!

2 Corinthians 1:4-6

Second takeaway: God is always present and willing to do something with the situations of life. Nothing is beyond him to turn around for good. Life continually brings twists and turns that threaten to undo me, but I can rest fully assured that God will comfort me wherever I am and build strength and character within me. In my sorrow, I am comforted which enables me to comfort others.

And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us. 

2 Corinthians 1:10

Third takeway: He did, he is and he will continue to rescue me. Never, ever will I be out of his mind or away from his heart!

Enough for today. My final takeaway tomorrow. But for now, what have you forgotten? Where do you need to remind yourself of God’s faithfulness and concern for you?

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