Into 2017 with Peace, Purpose, and Provision!

Saturday, December 31, 2016 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

The final scripture in my daily reading for 2016 is timely, victorious, and forward looking: 

“Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert. ~ Isaiah 43:18-19 NKJV

On one level December 31 and January 1 is only going from one day to the next day. On another level, we mark the New Year as something special because we value time and purpose. Because we reference our past life in terms of years, we think about our future life in the same way. We are creatures of time with eternal purpose. Every year is full of blessings and challenges, joys and sorrows, with people added and people who depart. Sometimes a year includes extraordinary gains and losses.

Through Isaiah, the Lord offers profound counsel for 2017:
1. “Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old." Let the past stay in the past. Do not live in the past or look back as if you had no bright future. 

2. "Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it?" No matter how much you have done or how old you are, God is still doing new things. It will "spring forth" meaning that the "new thing" will come quickly. You need to "know it" in faith, not just wish for it.

3. "I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert." God can do the impossible for you. He will pave a road through your wilderness.  He will provide a river through your desert....provision in a dry place.

Expect a prosperous and fruitful new year!


‪Exhortation Concerning 2017: "Be Empowered. Empower."‬ (Video)

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments


Merry Christmas! 26th Community Jesus Christmas Outreach Highlights (Video)

Sunday, December 25, 2016 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Merry Christmas! December is a month of love, because we celebrate the greatest gift of God’s love this month, Jesus Christ! We also share love by exchanging gifts and celebrating family.

For the past 26 years at New Covenant Church, we have shared the love of Jesus with our community through our Community Christmas Jesus Celebration. This outreach was founded by my late mother, Gaynell Hudson. It is a multi-day outreach of love, encouragement, and providing food, gifts, and gospel literature. We donated 300 of my Romans Road devotional books to Indiana Women’s Prison. I want to share that three people gave their lives to Christ at our Saturday luncheon and program!  The freezing rain early in the day prevented some people from attending, but we delivered food and gifts to those who could not attend. Jonathan Hudson brought a wonderful exhortation on “Christmas is Christmas.” We were blessed to have men from Jesus House join us and two of the brothers joined in with our praise team along with guest musician Walter Smith!

We thank Lilly Endowment for their support. Special thanks to Chaplain Delores Epps of Friends Fellowship for leading our outreach to Indiana Women’s Prison and Craine House. Thanks to Candase Cornett for leading our Share Team in coordinating our activities. Thanks to Dr. Gwen Kelley for teaching, discipling and preparing young people to minister on Saturday and Sunday. Thanks to our New Covenant Church family for your labors of love, diligence, and taking time away from your families to serve other families and individuals.


Morning Light: God's "Mountain" Established Over All (Video)

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Micah 4:1, Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the Lord’s house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And peoples shall flow to it. 2 Many nations shall come and say, “Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, To the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, And we shall walk in His paths.”

Below is video exhortation I recorded following my morning devotional reading of this text. Be encouraged and be ready to serve people God is sending your way!


A Lamp to Guide Your Feet. A Light for Your Path.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Bryan Hudson 1 Comments

Psalm 119:105, Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.

This morning, my devotional reading landed in Revelation Chapter Six talking about the opening of the scroll sealed with seven seals. The opening of each seal predicts trouble and calamity. I don’t know the timing of these prophecies, but it is interesting that parts of events revealed at the opening of seals 1-5 have already happened or presently happening in some limited measure.

The takeaway from the reading and my encouragement for you are the words from the other part of my devotional reading in Psalm 119:105.

This is a day to be very clear about the Word of God. Read your Bibles and gain understanding. Just as an accurate map is essential to navigate through unfamiliar territory, God's word is like a lamp to guide you and a light revealing your path. Every other "guide" is either secondary, useless, or deceptive. 

It is impossible to be misled when you have a relationship with Jesus, know God's Word, and daily follow his light on your path.


"A New Heart and A New Start," Walter Smith Testimony

Friday, December 09, 2016 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Very pleased to announce our latest Firm Foundation conversation with Mr. Walter Smith. Our topic is "A New Heart and A New Start." Walter is a producer, song writer and musician. 

In 2016, he had a heart transplant procedure in which God worked both blessings and miracles. Check out this inspiring conversation at the FirmFoundationTV website:


"Bwana Asifiwe" (Swahili for "Praise the Lord") Kenya Mission Highlights

Thursday, December 08, 2016 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

We were deeply honored in November to travel to Kenya Africa to hold meetings in Eldoret (200 miles northwest of Nairobi) and Busia (on the border of western Kenya and Uganda). Read mission reports at our Mission Blog. We held pastors' and leaders' conferences in the morning and open air crusades in the evening. Below is a video showing some highlights of our fruitful time in Kenya.

"Bwana Asifiwe" (Swahili for "Praise the Lord")