Showing posts with label Scripture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Scripture. Show all posts

Thursday, January 11, 2024

5 Encouragements For 2024!

Hello and Happy New Year Friend!

Thank you for the privilege of serving you in 2023! As we begin 2024, here are 5 encouragements for you!

Please listen to this brief message:

https://youtu.be/_H4f7ohONpg?si=Lj7LDqpQjPyG2oaL

I want to encourage you to...
1. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus.
Fix your eyes on The Lord, not your circumstances. (See Hebrews 12:2) I want to encourage you to... 2. Abide in Christ!
Regularly read, study, and live out His Word. (See John 8:31-32) I want to encourage you to... 3. Seek, Serve, Love, and Trust The Lord with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. (See Proverbs 3:5-6 and Matthew 22:37-39). I want to encourage you to... 4. Stay prayerful & make prayer a priority: Pray more…stay in regular conversation with Him and intercession for others. (See 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) I want to encourage you to... 5. Stay Alert! Watch for The Lord’s Return, Be on alert against the schemes of the enemy, and stay armored up! (See Matthew 24:40-44, Ephesians 6:10-18, 1 Peter 5:8) Let me encourage you to take time to read, study, and take heart the above scriptures. 2023 was a very different year to say the least and I look forward to all God has in store for us in 2024 as we seek The Lord together and as I prayerfully have the privilege of serving you this year! Again, Happy New Year!
You're in my prayers! Please keep me in your prayers. 🙏🏼
Your Brother and Servant in Christ, Randolph Koch _ Connect with A Shepherd's Heart: https://linktr.ee/ashepherdsheart (Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Website, YouVersion, Telegram, and More) _
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Tuesday, January 09, 2024

January 2024 Scripture Phone Wallpapers.

Hello Friend,

Here are 2 scripture images for January 2024 and all of 2024 that I put together to share with you for your use as a phone wallpaper image if you'd like.  Hope you are encouraged by the scripture reminder. 



Please take time to read, study, and take to heart, Matthew 6:33 for starters. 

You're in my Prayers!

Your Brother and Servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch


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Friday, September 15, 2023

Pray At All Times!

My Friend,

No matter what you face each day, let me encourage you to make prayer a priority. Make it your first response and not an afterthought.

Check out this brief video with a poignant quote:

Take time to read, study, and take to heart 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, Philippians 4:6, and Ephesians 6:18 for starters. Approaching God in prayer is a blessing, gift, and privilege so don't take it for granted and again, make prayer for yourself and others a priority. You are in my prayers. Please pray for me as well. Your brother and servant in Christ, Randolph Koch
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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

God Will Use You Despite Your Brokenness!

My Friend,

You may think that God doesn't want to use you or can't use you because of your past or current issues or brokenness.
Let me tell you that this is the furthest thing from the truth!
The Lord is The Great Physician and is more than capable of mending your brokenness while simultaneously continuing to fulfill the purpose, will, and plan He has for you.

Check out this short message featuring a poignant quote:
I pray that you allow Him to heal you according to His power. He has a purpose, will, and plan for you and He wants to use you for His kingdom and glory. Trust Him, follow Him, and serve Him how He directs.

God Will Use You Despite Your Brokenness!
You are in my prayers. Please pray for me as well.
Your brother and servant in Christ,
Randolph Koch
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Thursday, August 24, 2023

He Is Your Rock!

My Friend,

My hope is that none of us has to hit rock bottom in order to discover that God truly is our Rock. 

I pray that no matter where you are today in life, that you rest in the truth that He alone is your Rock no matter what! 

He is your firm and true foundation, so seek Him as your foundation and trust Him as your foundation. 

Take time to read, study, and take to heart Matthew 7:24-27, Ephesians 2:19– 21,  and 1 Peter 2:6 for starters.

You are in my prayers. Please pray for me as well. 🙏🏼

Your brother and servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch

 

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

2023 February Through July Memory Verses: Part 2!

Hello Friend! 

As a follow-up to my last communication, at long last, here are the February - July Memory Verse for our Romans Road theme:








Check out the following posts to refresh your memory if needed:
1. Memory Verses
2. Memory Verse Pointers

Please feel free to reach out with any prayer needs as I'm here to serve you! 

Your Brother and Servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch 

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Wednesday, February 08, 2023

2023 February Through July Memory Verses!

Hello and thank you for visiting the A Shepherd's Heart Website!

How are you doing? I hope you are well!

I've been giving thought to the typical monthly memory verse(s) that I share and I thought it would be good to do something slightly different in 2023.

Instead of a different theme and verse or verses each month, I thought it would be good to focus the next six months on one theme which is sharing your faith via memorizing the verses around The Romans Road. 

What's The Romans Road? Some of you may be familiar with it already but just in case you aren't, it's a simple tool that can help you explain The Gospel using verses from the book of Romans which is comprised of Six Pillars of Truth drawing from a group of six verses from The Book of Romans.

To get us started, here are the February to July memory verses: (We'll memorize something else August - December)

Please also see the following link for a pdf file with the above memory verse if you need a larger format:

PDF: https://mcusercontent.com/2397c7127b3505c0de92b4410/files/d825faf3-e1a3-4657-8c18-8e51818a9935/Romans_Road.pdf

Image Only:  https://mcusercontent.com/2397c7127b3505c0de92b4410/images/a0c06cba-6b75-af9c-b70f-60c758bc47c0.png

I'll be following up in the days to come with additional information and at the end, I'll send you a one page Romans Road handout that you can fold and tuck away in your Bible as a ready resource when God gives you an opportunity to share faith.

As always, I recommend you memorize scripture using a good word for word translation such as the ESV or another translation. 

Let me know how I can be praying for you. 

Your Brother and Servant in Christ, Randolph Koch 


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Wednesday, November 02, 2022

November 2022 Memory Verses

My Friend,

For our November scripture memorization, I've suggested Psalm 9:1, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Psalm 118:28-29, and Psalm 136:1-3, which are just a few of the many that remind us about thankfulness and gratitude to The King Of Kings and Lord of Lords.

As always, I've suggested the ESV version, which is the version I use most often, however, if you have another good word for word translation you enjoy, feel free to memorize it in that version. It's completely up to you.

You'll notice that following the verses is a list of some basic themes/topics. I've included those suggestions as I learned many years ago that having at least one theme or topic in mind when you memorize scripture helps you store them in memory and as you have conversations with others in the future, I can guarantee that as those themes/topics come up, the scripture you've memorized will also come to mind and you may share encouragement from God's Word or re-encourage yourself!

May you continue to abide in God's Word through reading, studying, memorization and living it out as vital keys to our growth.

Have fun with scripture Memorization! Don't stress about it! And, as always, be in The Word and stay in The Word!

You're in my prayers and please reach out if you need any tips.
Your Brother and Servant in Christ,
Randolph Koch

P.S. If you need some scripture memorization tips, please check out this article: https://www.ashepherdsheart.org/2018/02/the-bible-is-essential-part-3-scripture.html

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

October 2022 Memory Verses

My Friend,

For our October scripture memorization, I've suggested Psalms 28:7, Psalm 46:10, Matthew 11:28-30, and Proverbs 3:5-6, as they remind us that our strength and sufficiency, and who we are is found in Him. So, we can cease striving, trust in Him, lean on Him and His understanding instead of ourselves alone. 

As always, I've suggested the ESV version and this month, one from the NASB version (that's the version I originally memorized that verse in. :-) ), which is the version I use most often, however, if you have another good word for word translation you enjoy, feel free to memorize it in that version. It's completely up to you.

You'll notice that following the verses is a list of some basic themes/topics. I've included those suggestions as I learned many years ago that having at least one theme or topic in mind when you memorize scripture helps you store them in memory and as you have conversations with others in the future, I can guarantee that as those themes/topics come up, the scripture you've memorized will also come to mind and you may share encouragement from God's Word or re-encourage yourself!

May you continue to abide in God's Word through reading, studying, memorization and living it out as vital keys to our growth.

Have fun with scripture Memorization! Don't stress about it! And, as always, be in The Word and stay in The Word!

You're in my prayers and please reach out if you need any tips.
Your Brother and Servant in Christ,
Randolph Koch

P.S. If you need some scripture memorization tips, please check out this article: https://www.ashepherdsheart.org/2018/02/the-bible-is-essential-part-3-scripture.html

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Thursday, September 01, 2022

September 2022 Memory Verses.

My Friend,

For our September scripture memorization, I've suggested John 14:6 and Acts 4:12 as they remind us that there is only One Way that we can be saved and that is through Jesus Christ's finished work on the cross. There are not many pathways to heaven, He is the only way! 



As always, I've suggested the ESV version, which is the version I use most often, however, if you have another good word for word translation you enjoy, feel free to memorize it in that version. It's completely up to you.

You'll notice that following the verses is a list of some basic themes/topics.

I've included those suggestions as I learned many years ago that having at least one theme or topic in mind when you memorize scripture helps you store them in memory and as you have conversations with others in the future, I can guarantee that as those themes/topics come up, the scripture you've memorized will also come to mind and you may share encouragement from God's Word or re-encourage yourself!

May you continue to abide in God's Word through reading, studying, memorization and living it out as vital keys to our growth.

Have fun with scripture Memorization! Don't stress about it! And, as always, be in The Word and stay in The Word!

You're in my prayers and please reach out if you need any tips.

Your Brother and Servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch

P.S. If you need some scripture memorization tips, please check out this article: https://www.ashepherdsheart.org/2018/02/the-bible-is-essential-part-3-scripture.html

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Tuesday, August 02, 2022

August 2022 Memory Verse.

 My Friend,

For our August scripture memorization, I've suggested 1 Peter 5:5-6.

This is another key reminder to strive for humility.

As always, I've suggested the ESV version, which is the version I use most often, however, if you have another good word for word translation you enjoy, feel free to memorize it in that version. It's completely up to you.

You'll notice that following the verses is a list of some basic themes/topics.

I've included those suggestions as I learned many years ago that having at least one theme or topic in mind when you memorize scripture helps you store them in memory and as you have conversations with others in the future, I can guarantee that as those themes/topics come up, the scripture you've memorized will also come to mind and you may share encouragement from God's Word or re-encourage yourself!

May you continue to abide in God's Word through reading, studying, memorization and living it out as vital keys to our growth.

Have fun with scripture Memorization! Don't stress about it! And, as always, be in The Word and stay in The Word!

You're in my prayers and please reach out if you need any tips.

Your Brother and Servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch

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Friday, July 01, 2022

July 2022 Memory Verses

My Friend,

For our July scripture memorization, I've suggested Galatians 5:1, Galatians 5:13, and 2 Corinthians 3:17.


These are a few of the many about freedom in Christ.

As always, I've suggested the ESV version, which is the version I use most often, however, if you have another good word for word translation you enjoy, feel free to memorize it in that version. It's completely up to you.

You'll notice that following the verses is a list of some basic themes/topics.

I've included those suggestions as I learned many years ago that having at least one theme or topic in mind when you memorize scripture helps you store them in memory and as you have conversations with others in the future, I can guarantee that as those themes/topics come up, the scripture you've memorized will also come to mind and you may share encouragement from God's Word or re-encourage yourself!

May you continue to abide in God's Word through reading, studying, memorization and living it out as vital keys to our growth.

Have fun with scripture Memorization! Don't stress about it! And, as always, be in The Word and stay in The Word!

You're in my prayers and please reach out if you need any tips.

Your Brother and Servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch

P.S. If you need some scripture memorization tips, please check out this article: https://www.ashepherdsheart.org/2018/02/the-bible-is-essential-part-3-scripture.html

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Wednesday, June 01, 2022

June 2022 Memory Verse

My Friend,

For our June scripture memorization, I've suggested Matthew 18:15-20.




I've broken the passage into three suggested parts because it may be easier to memorize in smaller portions. 

This passage is an important part of addressing sin biblically and conflict resolution as we seek to be biblical peacemakers.

Even if you don't memorize it, I highly recommend that you memorize the reference and then read and study it. 

As always, I've suggested the ESV version, which is the version I use most often, however, if you have another good word for word translation you enjoy, feel free to memorize it in that version. It's completely up to you.

You'll notice that following the verses is a list of some basic themes/topics.

I've included those suggestions as I learned many years ago that having at least one theme or topic in mind when you memorize scripture helps you store them in memory and as you have conversations with others in the future, I can guarantee that as those themes/topics come up, the scripture you've memorized will also come to mind and you may share encouragement from God's Word or re-encourage yourself!

May you continue to abide in God's Word through reading, studying, memorization and living it out as vital keys to our growth.

Have fun with scripture Memorization! Don't stress about it! And, as always, be in The Word and stay in The Word!

You're in my prayers and please reach out if you need any tips.

Your Brother and Servant in Christ,

 

Randolph Koch

P.S. If you need some scripture memorization tips, please check out this article: Scripture Memorization Tips

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Monday, May 09, 2022

May 2022 Memory Verse.

My Friend,

I'm a little behind on sending this month's memory verse as I was on vacation for a few days. 

For our May scripture memorization, I've suggested Colossians 4:6.


As always, I've suggested the ESV version which is the version I use most often, however, if you have another good word for word translation you enjoy, feel free to memorize it in that version. It's completely up to you.

You'll notice that following the verses is a list of some basic themes/topics.

I've included those suggestions as I learned many years ago that having at least one theme or topic in mind when you memorize scripture helps you store them in memory and as you have conversations with others in the future, I can guarantee that as those themes/topics come up, the scripture you've memorized will also come to mind and you may share encouragement from God's Word or re-encourage yourself!

May you continue to abide in God's Word through reading, studying, memorization and living it out as vital keys to our growth.

Have fun with scripture Memorization! Don't stress about it! And, as always, be in The Word and stay in The Word!

You're in my prayers and please reach out if you need any tips.

Your Brother and Servant in Christ,

Randolph Koch

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Monday, November 01, 2021

November 2021 Memory Verses.

My Friend,

It is fitting that we give thanks and give gratitude daily to The Lord for Who He is, all He's done, and all He continues to do.
So, for the month of November I've suggested 4 brief verses, of the many, that are in God's Word for your memorization.

Here are the memory verses for November: Psalm 100:4, 1 Chronicles 16:34, Psalm 9:1, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

May your heart, soul, mind, and life be filled with thanksgiving and gratitude to The Lord no matter the circumstances you face!



As always, I've suggested the ESV version which is the version I use most often, however, if you have another good word for word translation you enjoy, feel free to memorize it in that version. It's completely up to you.

You'll notice that following the verses is a list of some basic themes/topics. I've included those suggestions as I learned many years ago that having at least one theme or topic in mind when you memorize scripture helps you store them in memory and as you have conversations with others in the future, I can guarantee that as those themes/topics come up, the scripture you've memorized will also come to mind and you may share encouragement from God's Word or re-encourage yourself!

We're reminded of the importance of God's Word by a question from Psalm 119:9, "How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word" and then in Psalm 119:11 that, "I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you."

So how do you "guard your ways according to God's Word" and how do you "store up His Word in your heart?" One way is summed up in these three words: Memorize God's Word!

It doesn't matter what age you are, we're all capable of memorizing scripture and need to incorporate it into our lives for our benefit and the benefit of others!

Abiding in The Word through reading, studying, memorization and living it out are vital keys to our growth.

Have fun with it! Don't stress about it! And, as always, be in The Word and stay in The Word!

You're in my prayers and please reach out if you need any tips.
Your Brother and Servant in Christ,
Randolph Koch

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