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Lessons from Bethlehem

Lessons from Bethlehem

ut you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.” Micah 5:2 Bethlehem is famous today, and we can learn some lessons from its development. We get acquainted with Bethlehem (Ephrath) for the first time as a town near where Rachel, […]

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Be A Trail Blazer for Christ

Be A Trail Blazer for Christ

Do not let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity. 1Tim. 4:12 The Church is like family, but when it comes to leadership, the leader of the Church is not necessarily the oldest man in the house. Timothy, a much […]

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Reasons to Be Thankful to God

Reasons to Be Thankful to God

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, … will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phi. 4:7-8 Stress has always been a part of our human experience since the fall. We are conquering our world with technologies […]

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You Got Less Than You Deserved!

You Got Less Than You Deserved!

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning, great is your faithfulness. Lam. 3:22,23. We have all heard from children and adults, and we might have objected to punishment because we are loved. That is a far cry from what true love is. Love is not just a […]

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Stained glass window at the Annunciation Melkite Catholic Cathedral in Roslindale, Massachusetts, depicting Christ the King in the regalia of a Byzantine emperor

Honor The King Who Lives Forever

Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever, Amen. 1Tim. 1:17 Whatever power, authority, or accomplishment anyone may have, the fact that we are mortals, and our life span is short mocks such accomplishments. Autocratic rulers in the past and others today are approached by their subjects with greetings such as […]

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How to Know Some Secrets

How to Know Some Secrets

Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jer. 33:3 Infants naturally cry out when uncomfortable or in need of something. As children of God, we have needs that God wants us to call on Him. That was our default position before the fall. Sin led to a broken […]

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Does Life Have A Purpose?

Does Life Have A Purpose?

God said to Jeremiah that even before He formed him in his mother’s womb, he set him apart and had plans for him. Jer. 1:5, 29:11 At age 16, I reasoned that religion was man-made ideology so people could live in peace with one another. I thought I could find the purpose for my life elsewhere and not in Christ. But […]

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Pastoral Letter: Understanding The Gifts Of The Holy Spirit – Part Six

Pastoral Letter: Understanding The Gifts Of The Holy Spirit – Part Six

“But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all. For to one is given …by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles…to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.” 1 Cor.12:7-10. “…Are all workers of miracles? Do all […]

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Work is An Integral Part of Our Humanity

Work is An Integral Part of Our Humanity

For even when we were with you, you gave you this rule: The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat. 2 Thes. 3:10 Work is any effort we engage in, physical or mental, to accomplish a goal. We will not get into the debate on some activities that could be classified as work by some and idleness by […]

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God Has a Plan for You

God Has a Plan for You!

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jer. 29:11 Every one of us has at one time or the other, experienced disappointment, loss, or pain. We will do anything to shield ourselves from such painful situations; however, due […]

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