A Mighty Fortress

I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. ~ Psalm 91:2 On March 17th, 2003, due to multiple diplomatic tensions between NATO countries and Iraq, diplomatic relations between Iraq and the United States ended. With them, thousands of NATO troops were deployed IraqiContinue reading “A Mighty Fortress”

1 Timothy 6:1-10 (KJV)

6:1-2 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved,Continue reading “1 Timothy 6:1-10 (KJV)”

Jesus Saves!

Priscilla J. Owens, a Baltimore public school teacher for 49 years, wrote these stirring soul-winning words for a missionary service in the Sunday school of Union Square Methodist Church. Music was not added till some 14 years later by William Kirkpatrick. All of this hymn is sound but one small verse in the second stanza.Continue reading “Jesus Saves!”

1 Timothy 2:7-15 (KJV)

2:7 Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. As Paul often does, he plays into his authority and unique position within the Body of Christ as a preacher and an apostle. These two positions shouldContinue reading “1 Timothy 2:7-15 (KJV)”

Rainbow Faith Bracelet’s

North Carolina residents mark their calendars yearly for the opening of the North Carolina State Fair. This was the first year however that I was able to make it to this large event and share in the fun that many state fairs experience each year! These fairs are filled with oddities of food, rides, attractions,Continue reading “Rainbow Faith Bracelet’s”

1 Timothy 1:1-7 (KJV)

1:1-2 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope; Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord. Paul was an apostle of Jesus Christ. An apostle (apostolos in theContinue reading “1 Timothy 1:1-7 (KJV)”

Take Your Vitamins!

The late great philosopher Hulk Hogan once told his students, “To all my little Hulkamaniacs, say your prayers, take your vitamins and you will never go wrong.” In the same way famed gospel singer, Mahalia Jackson, is quoted as saying, “Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health withoutContinue reading “Take Your Vitamins!”

Addicted To The Ministry

Addiction Addiction. The very word makes many Americans feel a shudder. It brings about painful memories and vivid imagery of someone with an addiction, if not themselves.  Often, our mind displays connotations of alcohol, cigarettes, and or illicit drug use.  Whereas, such thoughts are reasonable.  Nearly 21 million Americans possess at least one addiction andContinue reading “Addicted To The Ministry”

Gifts and Grace

Christians who seek power, an experience, or a purpose often desire supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit.  Yet, the knowledge of God’s grace is the greatest gift God gives us today.  Now, I know what some are already saying.  “What about 1 Corinthians 12:1?” In the membership for the Corinthian church, unfortunately, the members wereContinue reading “Gifts and Grace”

Ephesians 4:17-24

4:17-19 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: Who being past feeling haveContinue reading “Ephesians 4:17-24”