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“deFlate”

Suggested Readings: Proverbs 16:18, 19 Daniel 4:28-33 Under the guise of healthy self-esteem, we can become haughty. In the name of vanity, we can become conceited. Amid the expressions of appreciation and all of the accolades that get showered upon us, we can become arrogant. And God knows that the accomplishments that we have in…

Walking In The Shadow

Suggested Readings: Psalm 17:8, 9; 23:4; 36:7; 57:1; 63:7; 91:1 The Christian mantra encourages people to “walk in the light.” For in the light everything is exposed and we easily discern what things actually are. But there are times that come into our lives where we clearly have to walk in the shadow or what…

Spend Time With The Master

Suggested Readings: Matthew 4:18-22 Acts 4:1-14 Spending time with the Master has a way of positively impacting our lives like no other encounter can. Spending time with the Master moves individuals from being ordinary to being extraordinary. The confidence that we gain about who we are and what we are able to do through Jesus…

Potential and Possibilities

Suggested Readings: Luke 22:31-35; Mark 14:66-72; Acts 2:14-21 Each one of us has a life that is marked with failures, errors, and shortcomings. Some of our disappointing moments are a direct result of an assault against us by Satan. Yet, I also realize that some of our failures and errors are a result of our…

I Will Go, I Shall Go, I Must Go

Suggested Readings: Isaiah 6:1-8; Acts 3:1-8 There comes a point in the life of every believer when he or she says that “I will go” or “I shall go” which, after an awesome encounter with God, usually leads him or her to saying “I must go.” For most believers it comes after having a totally…

Death Doesn’t Mean Died

Suggested Readings: John 20:11-17 “Died” or “to die” suggests that all life is gone and that there is no chance of life ever coming back. Our minds and our hearts accept that reality because we have not experienced anything else that remotely suggests that death doesn’t mean died. Well, Jesus helps us to understand that…

A New Paradigm

Suggested Readings: John 14:26; John 20:19-23 The resurrection of Jesus Christ institutes a new paradigm for those who chose to follow Jesus and for those of us who accepts Jesus’ finished work at Calvary for salvation. The first paradigm shift is that we receive peace from God as we go about doing the work of…

Instructions Already Given

Suggested Readings: John 14:16, 26; John 15:26; John 16:7 Jesus gives instructions about the Holy Spirit. Jesus tells us why He sends the Holy Spirit and what functions the Holy Spirit plays in our lives. The giving of the Holy Spirit to believers sets a new paradigm for the ministry of the Trinity in humanity.…

Hold Fast

Suggested Reading: Esther 4:12-17 2nd Corinthians 10:4, 5 The child of God who holds fast to his or her faith through every trial and tribulation will find that God can and will provide for him or her just what he or she needs, just when he or she needs it. As we are calling the…

Bitter Sweet

Suggested Reading: 1st Kings 19:1-18 1st Peter 5:6-11 One of the fashionable statements that has invaded the Christian vernacular is “it’s your season.” In everyday Christian lingo you will ultimately hear someone say “it’s your season.” If we really understood what that catchy phrase meant, we would understand that in every season, we would have…