Post Tagged as ‘Covenant’

Hope – Part 1

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • February 7, 2019

The Lord has ministered to me that covenant keepers need encouragement, and He impressed upon me to share with you about hope. Since beginning to stand for our marriages, we have all had someone say to us, at one time or another, “Don’t get your hopes up,” or “You don’t get anything by hoping.” God’s Word encourages just the opposite; He wants us to get our hopes up. In fact, the Word puts prime importance on hope. Hope is the first step in marriage healing. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for.” Without hope, we have […]

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When You Don’t Know What to Pray

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • January 8, 2019

Have you ever been so burdened by a problem that you say “I just don’t even know what to pray?” When the circumstances of life seem too big or complex to comprehend, shift your focus to who God is by praying God’s character. For every circumstance I believe and proclaim… God is sovereign. All authority and all power is His. Matthew 28:18. Nothing takes Him by surprise. All circumstances serve Him. God knows the end from the beginning. Psalms 119:91, Isa 46:9-10. His word is forever settled in heaven. Psalms 119:89. God does all things for our good and His […]

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God’s Point of View

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • December 11, 2018

One day I was reading in Mark, chapter nine, where Jesus rebuked Peter. The words He spoke to Peter really jumped off the page of my Living Bible! “Satan, get behind me! You are looking at this only from a human point of view and not from God’s.” Jesus had just shared with the disciples about the terrible things He must suffer, and that He would be rejected by the elders and the Chief Priests and the other Jewish leaders. He would be killed, and He would rise again three days afterwards. He talked about it quite frankly with them so […]

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An Early Christmas Present

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • December 6, 2018

The Gift That Keeps on Giving and It’s Free! Would you like to get free copies of Marilyn Phillips’ book, First Aid for a Wounded Marriage, Craig Hill’s book, Marriage: Covenant or Contract, or any of several other marriage building resources? CKI recently became aware that many resources we have available in our CKI Book Store can now be acquired for free on the 2=1 (2equal1) website. 2=1 is a sister ministry to CKI founded by Mike and Marilyn Phillipps. We want to provide instructions for you to access the 2=1 ministry website and these books. When you log on […]

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Chosen to Display God’s Redemption Story

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • December 4, 2018

Each CK’s story is unique, but there are often similarities woven through each one when shared. While keeping covenant with our spouses, each of us has suffered loss, struggled with God’s timing as we’ve waited for our prayers to be answered, and dealt with thoughts of betrayal. We continually need to be reminded that Jesus sees our pain and is doing something to help us in all those areas. Our stories of loss and heartache may be different on the outside, but the grieving and wrestling with “a marriage that is no longer” often have a similar storyline from one […]

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Thanksgiving and Praise – an Offensive Weapon

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • November 22, 2018

I’ve been thinking about all the things each of us has for which we should be thankful. It is always amazing to me that, when a group of people is asked why they are thankful, the room fills with silence. May this never happen to our CKI family! There are hundreds of reasons why each of us should continually be in a posture to give our Jesus praise. Even if you do not have a thankful heart, you can choose to rejoice in all that Jesus has done for you. Think of praise as an offensive weapon that should be […]

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Who am I, Lord? 

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • November 20, 2018

A relevant topic warrants repeating, so this month we are revisiting a topic from some years ago. Most mornings in the growing season you will find me outside shortly after dawn watering my garden veggies and flowers, then sitting on the back patio to read a daily Bible reading and to “contemplate life.” For several days this past season, the question “Who am I, Lord?” was persistently on my mind. I have learned that when thoughts are persistent I should pay attention. It could be something I need to address in my own relationship with the Lord or with Carolyn. […]

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I Am Standing for the Healing of Our Marriage 

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • November 13, 2018

Sponsored by The King’s Gardeners Ministries, Spokane Valley, Washington I am standing for the healing of our marriage. I have been ridiculed for my stand by some who claim to be spiritually related to me and have been told that some of the members of my church think I am absolutely crazy. My reply to their criticism is, “They thought Noah was crazy for 120 years, but he floated and the critics drowned!” God hates divorce and we are to hate what God hates. He even hates separation. Separation and divorce are accepted by a society built on the devil’s […]

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We Get Mail

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • November 7, 2018

CURACAO (Biblical encouragement included with an offering) Psalm 30:6  “For His anger lasts for only a moment; His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may stay for the night, but joy comes in the morning.” USA AR: (Referring to “Ridding Yourself of White Woolly Spots by Carolyn Johnson) That is a great short sermon! THANKS! “Yahweh bless you and keep you; Yahweh make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; Yahweh lift His countenance upon you, and give you shalom.” (Numbers 6:24-26 MKJV) CA: Rex, Carolyn and all CKI staff, what a blessing this ministry is to […]

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Joy Mountain SE Regional Yellow Ribbon Day

  • By Covenant Keepers, Inc.
  • November 1, 2018

A Refreshing for Body, Soul, and Spirit The Southeast Regional Fall Retreat was held at beautiful Joy Mountain where 22 of us enjoyed the gorgeous green foliage and 85 degree weather! It was a wonderful time to fellowship with one another and enjoy the beauty all around us. Here are some of the highlights: Our SE Director, Susan Marvin, taught, “Life Renovations: Jesus Wonderful Counselor,” and had us read scripture and ask God personal questions. We encouraged one another as we shared what God had spoken to our hearts about His Word. Marilyn Pennington, CKI group leader from GA, taught, […]

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