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Don’t Just Hear the Word!

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I remember a sermon by Lasserre Bradley, Jr. As soon as he announced the title, a big impression was made on me. “What Do You Do When You Leave Church?” was the message. The question was not concerning whether you would take a nap on Sunday afternoon or what you might eat for lunch. Rather, […]

Offering and Consecration

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“For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand.” 2 Timothy 4:6 Paul wrote these words to Timothy in what is believed to be his last epistle. Paul knew his death was near. In this letter, one can detect an environment of spiritual conflict and opposition to […]

Remember, You Have a Shepherd

by Pastor Timothy

We know that one of the Bible’s common descriptions of followers of Jesus is that they are like sheep. It is well known that sheep are animals prone to fear. Not being under the care of a shepherd can quickly lead to confusion, panic and danger for a sheep. In applying the analogy back to […]

Be On Guard!

by Pastor Timothy

“Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God. But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” Hebrews 3:12-13 Sin is deceitful. Sinful human beings have quite a track […]

The Pilgrim/Foreigner Mindset

by Pastor Timothy

Believer, you need to come to grips with the fact that you are a foreigner! One may protest, “Wait, I was born and raised in this country. It’s my home!” As one who has lived even in the same city my whole life, I can certainly understand that sentiment of feeling at home and familiar […]

Created in the Image of God

by Pastor Timothy

Whites and blacks. Black lives matter. Ethnic prejudice. Anger. Pain. Frustration. Protests. Do these things sound familiar? Issues of race and injustice are front and center of the national conversation at this time. Discrimination on the basis of skin color is loudly condemned. A Christian perspective echoes that condemnation. But, there is something essential that […]

Jesus Christ: Prophet, Priest and King

by Pastor Timothy

These three offices are part of Christ’s role as Mediator between God and men (1 Tim. 2:5). There is an obvious need on the part of sinful humanity for these roles of Christ. We need truth because we are foolish and unwise (prophet); we need our sins put away and access to God because of […]

Continuing Instant in Prayer

by Pastor Timothy

“Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.” Romans 12:12 This exhortation calls us to be earnest and persevering in prayer. Where will we get the inner resources to rejoice in hope and be enduring in tribulation? From the God of our salvation! Therefore, we are obliged to present that need before Him […]

Patient in Tribulation

by Pastor Timothy

“Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.” Romans 12:12 Tribulation carries the idea of a burden, pressure, trouble, anguish. For some believers, it means heavy persecution. For others, it may mean a debilitating handicap, a stressful relationship or extremely difficult responsibilities. For all of us I would imagine, it relates in some […]

Rejoicing In Hope

by Pastor Timothy

“Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer.” Romans 12:12 These words in Romans are part of the believer’s response to all that God has done for him in Christ. The earlier chapters of Romans speak of the deep sinfulness of man, the abundant grace of God and the glory of God in […]