A Thriving Believer

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Scripture – Acts 8:1-24 Saul Ravages the Church 8 And Saul approved of his execution. And there arose on that day a great persecution against the church in Jerusalem, and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. 2 Devout men buried Stephen and made great lamentation over him. […]

The Significance of Hypocrisy

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Introduction Good morning everyone.  I pray that you have had a blessed week.  This week has been real busy with flooding at the church and the construction project down in the fellowship hall, but our Lord always provides and I praise his name particularly in moments like these.  Over the next couple of weeks we […]

Set Apart

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Introduction Good morning everyone.  I pray that you have had a blessed week?  Last week our Lord moved in a mighty way within our body.  I pray that you have been in prayer over the week as to what the Lord did and where He desires you to be as our church is rebirthed in […]

Acts – Expecting to Receive

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Introduction This past week, I had the privilege of sharing with the Tuesday night Bible study where we discussed the significance of understanding “what is our mission”.  We all have missions within this life but each are associated with periods in our life.  Whether it is a mission to raise up Godly children or to […]

Acts – Power in Waiting

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Scripture – Acts 1:1-11 (ESV) In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, 2 until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. 3 He presented himself alive to them […]

Approved by God

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Introduction In this world and life, all mankind at some time in their lives seek some sort of approval.  Seeking approval has driven many, many sportsmen and women to the edge physical limits so that they might receive the accolades of what they define as relevant.  Whether it is the approval of those around us […]

Promise

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So the Lord died on the cross, the disciples were shell shocked as they didn’t know what to do with themselves. In in that moment of encircling the camps, three women go to the tomb to take spices and perfume for the body and in an instant the Lord turns the world upside down as […]

Spiritual Renewal

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Scripture Ezra Reads the Law 8 And all the people gathered as one man at the square which was in front of the Water Gate, and they asked Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses which the Lord had given to Israel. 2 Then Ezra the priest brought the law before the […]

Responding to conflict within the Church

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Introduction At this time in the history of Nehemiah, we find that the Persians were on many fronts addressing challenges throughout their nation.  From the wars on various fronts to the administration of their new purview as a nation, the Persians found out very quickly that they were faced with a very expensive task before […]

Overcoming Spiritual Discouragement

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Introduction The Christian life is an overcoming life. Even though we will definitely have problems and personal struggles in this life, we will be able to overcome because of Jesus. Because of Jesus Christ in our lives, we have victory over the world, including sinful habits, bitterness, loneliness, guilt, fear, and discouragement, or the spiritual […]