Pastor's Corner (Page 2)

It Takes A Village

Suggested Readings: Philippians 4:11-16; 1st Peter 1:13-2:3 The call has gone forth to prepare our minds for action. The charge has been given. God calls His children to set our hope on the grace that is given to us through Jesus Christ. The action that God calls us to is perfecting and maturing saints for…

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.…

Yes We Can

Suggested Readings: Numbers 13:17-33 | Numbers 14 | Luke 1:37 | Mark 9:23 “I’ve never liked hearing people say you can’t do this or you can’t do that” (Reginald F. Lewis). I echo those words of Reginald F. Lewis because they address what I call “seeds of negativity.” Seeds of negativity detract and take away…

Charge!!!

“Charge!!!” is the clarion call issued by God as we get off to a good start in 2013. God’s Holy Spirit is leading us to start this year with a Fast to consecrate ourselves for ministry in 2013. The purpose of this Fast is to consecrate, prepare, and inspire us for the 2013 ministry season.…

The Relevant Church

God allows significant moments in all of our lives to mark different periods. Those important moments become a reference point from whence to move from and to build upon. Our 75th Church Anniversary is such a moment. It is these celebrative moments that are spiritual markers that help us deepen our relationship with God. In…

The Demonstration of True Love

The best expression of true love that was displayed by human beings was demonstrated during a critical period in the History of African Americans. During the Civil Rights Era, that period of Non-violent Resistance and Civil Disobedience, African Americans showed a love that has rarely been matched by any other group of people throughout History.…