Pastor’s Study

 

    Stress

    Sun, Feb 18, 2018
    Have you noticed how so much attention is being given to “how to deal with stress”, “improving your mental health” and other topics like this. It’s no surprise, because our world has lost its focus and has removed God from just about everything we do. People are searching for ways to cope. Paul in his writings wanted them ...
     

    Determined

    Sun, Feb 11, 2018
    In the book of 1st Corinthians, Paul said that he had determined to know nothing among them but Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Job said that he had made a covenant with his eyes that he would not look upon a maid (Job 31:1). The Psalmist said, “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes (Psalms 110:3). These men determined ...
     

    Press On

    Sat, Jan 20, 2018
    The scripture tells us that God has placed eternity in the heart of every man.  As Apostolics, shouldn’t we have a more ‘eternal’ way of thinking. We know that this world is not our home. When the Lord returns everything will be changed. Everything will be new. Our home here on earth is only a temporary residence. If we could truly ...
     

    Walking Through the Mall

    Sun, Dec 17, 2017
    Last night, Sis. Crystal and I had to make a trip to the mall in Parkersburg for some last minute items. What I had hoped would be a quick abbreviated journey turned into an all evening task. The stores were busy. Most of the cashiers had lines of people to check-out. I have to say, for ...
     

    Just Human

    Mon, Dec 11, 2017
    He came to her and said, “And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.   And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, ….   And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. Mary was just a regular human being. She wasn’t full of grace; ...
     

    Clever Excuses

    Sun, Dec 3, 2017
    For the church to be the church, she must not only be a praying church and a worshipping church, but the church must also be missional. Yes, we desire all desire to see a restoration of Godly principles and morals. However, this is totally dependent on the church fulfilling it’s mission. Our mission is “Go ye into ...
     

    Just an Observer

    Tue, Nov 14, 2017
    People seemed to follow Jesus wherever He went – to towns and villages, hills and mountainsides, streets and synagogues. Perhaps most went after Him to see the miracles and healings. Many might have been curious about his teachings. Despite the multitudes that pursued him daily, very few followers made the commitment to go with Jesus. Only a handful of disciples decided ...
     

    Thanks

    Sun, Nov 5, 2017
    In November we focus on being thankful. In the classic autobiography, The Hiding Place, Corrie ten Boom tells of her sufferings at the hands of the Nazis during the evil reign of Adolph Hitler. Corrie and her sister, Betsie, were incarcerated at the Nazi concentration camp, Ravensbruck, and experienced terrible atrocities there. On one occasion, they were forced to ...
     

    Outfitters

    Sun, Oct 22, 2017
    The other day, I was doing some online shopping.  You never know where that will bring you, however, I came across a number of businesses with names like, “Urban Outfitters”, “Outdoor Outfitters”, “Swimming Outfitters”, “Diving Outfitters”, and so on. It made me think. Ephesians 1:11 (KJV)  11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who ...
     

    “I’ve heard that before”

    Fri, Oct 13, 2017
    There have been times when people have responded to sermons of faith and revival with, “I’ve heard that before”.   As if, hearing one message or many messages changes the fact that revival is in the heart of God.  Revival is not only in the heart of God, it is part of the endtime. I believe that a prerequisite for Apostolic Revival ...