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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The Church:

So, we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one member(s) one of another (Romans 12:5). And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved (Acts 2:42-47).
If the question was asked, why am I writing about the church? My answer is to provide a true definition of the church as a body of believers who come together or assemble themselves (Matthew 18:17; 1 Corinthian 4:17) in one place to worship God in spirit and truth (John 4:24).

According to scripture, the church is not just a building; instead it the Christians/all believers who inhabit the building (Romans 16:5). That means then the true church resides in the hearts of every believer. Therefore, it doesn’t matter where and or how we come together to worship God, just as long as we assemble ourselves to worship God. This pandemic has caused true followers of Jesus Christ to find new methods to come together and worship God. The church building may be closed, but the church in our hearts remain open and receptive to the Word of God.

This question comes to mind, are you a fan or a follower of Jesus Christ? A follower of Christ will follow Him as He is present in our hearts and the situation doesn’t get too dire for us to come together to sing praises unto His holy name. Whereas, a fan not so much.

What does it mean to be part of the body of Christ? It means that believers throughout the ages are members of God’s holy nation of people (1 Peter 2:9-10). We as believers are the bride of Christ as He gave Himself for the church (Ephesians 5:25-27).

Being that Christ gave Himself for us the church we are encouraged to give our all to Him.
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Monday, April 27, 2020


Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.(Jeremiah 17:7-8). God's blessings still abounds. Thank Him for His continued blessings.

Friday, April 24, 2020

A message of Courage: Deuteronomy 31:8; Joshua 1:9

And the Lord, (he it) it is He that doth go before thee; He will be with thee, He will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed. (Deuteronomy 31:8). 

Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. (Joshua 1:9).
Our Lord God has promised to be with us in every situation and or wherever we go; therefore, take God at His word and leave all our fears and worries to Him. He has gone before us and knows the way and the pitfalls and will lead us around them.
Lastly, if God is with us then who can be against us and succeed?  No weapon that is formed against us will prosper (Isaiah 54:17). This virus will not defeat us, but it will strengthen us in the Lord as we look to Him for our deliverance.


Thursday, April 23, 2020

God's Hope and Peace: Romans 15:13

Here and now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Today's message is to provide peace, hope and the love of God. Let us fill our hearts with the love of God, His peace and joy.  Only God can give lasting peace, a joyful heart and a lasting peace.
Daily messages are posted on the church's Facebook page designed to be our spiritual cup of coffee.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020


There is hope at the end of this crisis. And not only, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope. (Romans 5:3-4).

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

“Be Still and Know that I am God”: Psalm 46:10

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
During this crisis of the coronavirus pandemic, I am trying to provide encouraging words that will uplift our spirits and refocus our minds for just a moment.
Many of us are living through a time in our lives that we never imagine would happen. There are three points I want to highlight, and they are: (a) God is still in control. He knew these days were coming before the beginning of time. Nothing takes God by surprise. (b) This crisis will either bring us closer to God and we recognize Him for who He is and His sovereign powers, or it will drive away those who are already lost. (c) I truly feel that God is using this pandemic to clean house of the ungodliness and wickedness that is destroying our nation and world. Our country was built on Christian principles, and sin is presenting itself to give the appearances that overall, this country has walked away from its first love-God. The majority of us still believe and trust God. He is going to bring us through this crisis, because verse 1 of Psalm states, God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. What we must do is trust God and our godly leaders who have our health and safety at heart. While it troubles me to see the many demonstrations against the very ones who are trying to protect us. 
Why this troubles me so is that it shows the magnitude of evilness and corruption that exists today. God has revealed the corruption that is smothering our country. Ephesians 6:11-12 comes to mind, which states; Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Allow me to leave these words with you; Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Do not be alarmed by the evilness and this crisis, because God got us.
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Friday, April 17, 2020

My Help Comes from the Lord: Psalm 121:1-8

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: He that keepeth thee will not slumber.
As I continue my message of encouragement, allow me to remind all that our help comes from the Lord God Almighty. He is a God who is trustworthy, dependable and is on time in His deliverance.
Our help comes from the Lord because He is compassionate; He is love and His grace and mercy abound to the point that surrounds us. We have a helper who knows all our needs before we ask, and is willing to supply whatever it is that we need.
Our help comes from the Lord as He never sleeps; He is the God with the all-seeing eye and holds us I the hollow of His hands. Remember the song; He got the whole world in His hand, well, He does. This world and everything in the world was created by God and is sustained by Him.  Therefore, humanity is no exception for being helped by God our creator and sustainer.
Let me close with these words, The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore (v.8). Therefore, put all our trust in God; He is our true helper; He is providing for all our needs (Philippians 4:19). There is no failure in God.
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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Jesus Our High Priest

We have a high priest who is always available to us. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:15-16 KJV).

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

God is in Control

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain: And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it (Isaiah 40:4-5). God is straightening out everything.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Jesus’ Activities from Psalm Sunday to Resurrection Sunday

Day 1: Psalm Sunday He rose into Jerusalem on a donkey. This was His triumphal entry signifying that His earthly mission was almost complete. He would have to lay down His life for the sins of the world on Calvary’s cross.  
Prophecy was being fulfilled as prophesied in Zechariah 9:9, which states, Rejoice greatly, O Daughter of Zion! Shout, Daughter of Jerusalem! See, your king comes to you, righteous and having salvation, gentle and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey."
Day 2: Jesus cleanses Temple of the money changers as the Temple had become a place of corruption. He began overturning their tables and clearing the Temple, saying, "The Scriptures declare, 'My Temple will be a house of prayer,' but you have turned it into a den of thieves" (Luke 19:46).
Day 3: On Tuesday morning, Jesus and His disciples were returning to Jerusalem and on their way, they encountered a withered fig tree. Jesus used this opportunity as a teachable moment to teach on faith. Meanwhile, back in the Temple, the religious leaders were plotting an ambush because they felt that Jesus had no spiritual authority to do what He did. Jesus is all-knowing knew of their intentions and evaded them and pronounced judgment upon them using this scripture; Blind guides! For you are like whitewashed tombs—beautiful on the outside but filled on the inside with dead people's bones and all sorts of impurity. Outwardly you look like righteous people, but inwardly your hearts are filled with hypocrisy and lawlessness...Snakes! Sons of vipers! How will you escape the judgment of hell?" (Matthew 23:24-33). It was Tuesday evening when Jesus and His disciples went to the Mount of Olives. This is where He gave His Olivet Discourse where he spoke of the end times and His second coming. It is also noted that this was the day that Judah Iscariot negotiated Jesus’ betrayal with the Sanhedrin (Matthew 24:14-16).
Day 4: Is Holy Wednesday: He and His disciples spent the day resting anticipating the Passover.
Day 5: This is referred to as Maundy Thursday; the Passover and Lord’s Supper took place.
Peter and John were sent ahead to the Upper Room in Jerusalem to make preparation for the meal. Jesus uttered these words; "I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before my suffering begins. For I tell you now that I won't eat this meal again until its meaning is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God." (Luke 22:15-16, NLT). Other scriptures that record this event are Matthew 26:17–75, Mark 14:12-72, Luke 22:7-62, and John 13:1-38.
Day 6: Jesus’ Trial, Crucifixion, Death, Burial what is known as Good Friday. Good Friday or Crucifixion is the most written, preached and talked about the day of Jesus’ activities from Psalm Sunday until now because of the excruciating pain and suffering our Lord endured from 9 AM to 3 PM that day. He spoke His famous last words that are recorded in Matthew 27:1-62, Mark 15:1-47, Luke 22:63-23:56, and John 18:28-19:37.
Day 7: Jesus stayed in a borrowed Tomb where He was guarded by Roman soldiers. Saturday was the Jewish Sabbath, and when it ended at 6 PM His body was ceremonially treated for burial with spices purchased by Nicodemus. John 19:39-40 supports this action by stating, And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred-pound weight.  Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen cloths with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.
Day 8: Resurrection Sunday: Our Lord and Savior Jesus rose from the dead with all power in His hands. When the ladies (Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Salome, and Mary the mother of James) arrived at the tomb Jesus was already gone for He has risen as He said He would. An angel has to speak to them calming their fears that someone had stolen Jesus’ body. That wasn’t the case, He has risen.  
All believers died with Christ on Friday, and rose with Him on Sunday morning to a new life; one of righteousness.
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A Word of Thanks.

Thanks to all who are living this scripture; Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven (Matthew 5:16).

Friday, April 3, 2020

Protected by God: Psalm 91:5:11

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.  A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.  Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
Today’s message is another in a series of attempts to encourage a method of reassurance all that God is our true protector. It does not matter the crisis or situation God is protecting us. Our scripture texts give us the assurances we need to calm our fears and anxieties. I am reminded of this scripture which states is part unless God keeps the city the watchman watches in vain (Psalm 127:1). What that means is that whatever we try to do unless God is in the midst it is in vain or will come to nothing.
In closing, rest in the protective care of Almighty God; He has His angels watching over you and me.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Follow Jesus: John 14:6

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14:6).
This brings to mind the song; let Jesus lead you. Jesus will lead us through this crisis as He has done in the past. Follow Jesus for He knows the way, and will lead us around earthly pitfalls.