by Ritchie Nobles on February 13th, 2019
Matthew 26:37-39 New Living Translation (NLT)37 He took Peter and Zebedee’s two sons, James and John, and he became anguished and distressed. 38 He told them, “My soul is crushed with grief to the point of death. Stay here and keep watch with me.” 39 He went on a little farther and bowed with his face to the ground, praying, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup of suffering be taken away fr...
by Ritchie Nobles on February 12th, 2019
Matthew 21:12-14 New Living Translation (NLT)Jesus Clears the Temple12 Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out all the people buying and selling animals for sacrifice. He knocked over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves. 13 He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves!...
by Ritchie Nobles on February 11th, 2019
Matthew 13:45-46 (NKJV)45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls,46 who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it. Oyster and the Pearl•Natural Pearls form when an irritant - usually a parasite and not the proverbial grain of sand - works its way into an oyster, mussel, or clam. As a defense mechanism, a fluid is use...
by Ritchie Nobles on February 10th, 2019
Matthew 7:24-27 New Living Translation (NLT)Building on a Solid Foundation24 “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. 25 Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. 26 But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolis...
by Ritchie Nobles on February 9th, 2019
James 5:13-16 New Living Translation (NLT)The Power of Prayer13 Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises. 14 Are any of you sick? You should call for the elders of the church to come and pray over you, anointing you with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And i...
by Ritchie Nobles on February 8th, 2019
1 Peter 4:9Continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins. People ask me all the time, "Pastor, how can I love him/her they have done me so wronged?" In the natural it is impossible to love someone when they have wronged you but in the supernatural God makes it possible. This world is made of up shallow people who extend shallow love. We as Christians are called ...
by Ritchie Nobles on February 7th, 2019
Everything has a starting point. Today some of you might be feeling that what you are doing doesn't matter, that you can't see any progress. It takes time for the natural eye to comprehend what the Spiritual eye is promising. Hold fast to God's promises. Like yesterday's devotion, God is the one who gives the increase. He is the one who does the work no man can do. So put and keep your faith...
by Ritchie Nobles on February 6th, 2019
1 Corinthians 3:6-7 (NKJV)6 I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the increase. 7 So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. During this fast, focus on your role in God's work. You have a place and a mission that God has set forth just for you. No one's purpose is greater than the others. Each person has a valuable role to play in the Church...
by Ritchie Nobles on February 5th, 2019
Midway through this fast, you might be questioning if it's worth it. If God will answer your prayer? Today, trust that the Lord is faithful concerning His promises. If He has said it, it will happen. Remove doubt from your heart and fully believe. 2 Peter 3:9 New King James Version (NKJV)9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward [a]us...
by Ritchie Nobles on February 4th, 2019
Wait on the Lord -But those who wait on the LordShall renew their strength;They shall mount up with wings like eagles,They shall run and not be weary,They shall walk and not faint.—Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)Our weakness comes sometimes from our impatience. We take matters into our own hands and remove the situation from God's hands. If you want Him to handle it, He can't if you're still in control over...
by Ritchie Nobles on February 3rd, 2019
In the sermon yesterday we asked a very deep question. We asked, "What are you full of?" Simply explained... whatever is inside you will make its way to the front. Sometimes tragedy reveals it, sometimes trouble reveals it, sometimes offenses reveal it. We call those things the rub of life. People get mad at others when the "bump" into them because of how they make you feel and react, but is t...
by Ritchie Nobles on February 2nd, 2019
Every Saturday night I shut off the world (as much as possible, lol) and spend a few hours alone with God. Over the past 4 years here at Crossroads I have found this time to be my special time with the Lord. I make it a priority to keep this appointment. What I gain from this time is vital to my walk with God. God never fails to bring a fresh word to me personally and to recharge my batteries,...