The Power of Hope

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

The Apostle Paul prayed for hope. But why did he pray for something that seems so simple? Everyone has had some type of trials and tribulations that can challenge faith. Paul was no different than many who are reading this message today or certainly someone …

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It’s Greater Works Time

“Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do, in fact, will do greater works than these…” John 14:12
It’s Greater Works Time
It has been said that no matter where you are, no matter the location of one’s chosen life’s work, believers can serve God and minister to people around them. People who work spend more time on the job than anywhere else, and many of …

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Men In The Company of Men

And let us consider how to spur one another on to love and good deeds. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some but exhorting one another much more, as you see the day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25
“Time management is the greatest challenge”; was the reply given by a NFL football coach in a magazine interview. Although I don’t recall the author/magazine or coach’s name, there were a few notable points useful for “parabolic consideration” relative …

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Let the Spirit Reign

“The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” II Corinthians 3:17
Let the Spirit Reign
Each year Americans across the United States, celebrate Independence Day on July 4, hosting picnics, family reunions, attending parades with marching bands, concerts and a bevy of other events in observance of the freedom that we enjoy in this country. Indeed, on Independence Day the American spirit of celebration pervades every media venue throughout the …

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A Word From The Lord Can Bring Purpose, Ability And Change

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet unto the nations. Jeremiah 1:5
In Jeremiah, we see a young man beginning to understand he was created, born and exists for a purpose. However, insecurity seeps in as he realizes successful fulfillment of his purpose will require him to do something different. He will need to stand out against cultural and …

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Radical Devotion

“Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.” Matthew 26:13
 
Radical Devotion
 
At some point in our lives most of us will express our devotion to something or to someone for various reasons seen as admirable, not admirable at all, or confusing.  Admirable devotion is like that of the unnamed woman in the text who came …

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The Passion of Christ … Knowing The Fellowship Of His Sufferings

I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to Him in His death, Philippians 3:10
Many, many years ago, Pastor Rev. Charles G. Adams asked me what did the writer mean when he wrote about sharing in Christ’s suffering.  It was not a test, it was a subject of deep contemplative thought.  This Lenten season, desiring to intently listen to God, the Holy Spirit brought Pastor Adam’s question to …

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Return to the Lord

“Yet even now, says the LORD, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; rend your hearts and not your clothing. Return to the LORD, your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love.”  [Joel 2:12-13]
Return to the Lord
The Lenten Season is here and so as we ponder over whether to give up chocolate, or fast foods, soda pop, cigarettes and more, let us take …

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A Captivated Heart

“And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27
The heart, the dazzling emblem of Valentine’s day, heralds February as the month of love.  Valentine’s day expressions of love often include roses, chocolates and romantic dinners. These are acts of love are recognizable as it should be. In past times phrases, such as…  …

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Leap to a Harvest

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
Leap to a Harvest
It’s a brand, new year!  Time for people around the world to embrace the bounty of opportunities that lay ahead.
Time to square our shoulders and face the formidable challenges of 2017 that are sure to spring forth like a grass hopper that leaps from between a blade of grass.  For …

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