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Grow In Christ

God calls each and every one of us to be 'Body Builders'. That is what this 2nd part of our church vision statement is about. Growing in Christ. The goal of the Christian life is not sinless perfection, but continual, steady growth in The Lord. While this growth in...

Parenting Isn’t For Wimps!

It has been said that anybody can have children, but according to numerous passages of Scripture, the goal of Christians is to raise God-fearing children. Thus, parenting is not for wimps! Biblical parenting is done 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. It is a blessed and...

A Word about Attire

Proverbs 7:10,11 And, behold, there met him a woman with the attire of an harlot, and subtil of heart. (She is loud and stubborn…) 1 Peter 3:3-4 Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of...

Husbands, Love Your Wives

Today we conclude our study on the God-ordained roles in a Christian marriage. As we now look at the role of the husband, we see that he is to love his wife as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her. When we digest the thought of how Christ did this, we are...

The Covenant Of Marriage

Over the next two days, we are going to be looking at the section of Ephesians that talks about the covenant of marriage. In it we will find God's order for the Christian home and His divine description of the role of the wife and husband within this sacred union....

A Woman After God’s Own Heart

What does a woman after God's own heart look like? I cannot fully answer that question in one short message. Nevertheless, there are very some very fundamental character qualities of biblical womanhood recorded in Scripture that will be found in every woman of every...

Innocent Blood

One of the many moral battlegrounds being waged today in our society is that regarding the life of the unborn in the womb of its mother. This battle began with the Roe vs Wade Supreme Court decision back in 1973. There is no question that according to God's Word, life...

Legalism Or The Lord?

Paul, by the inspiration of The Holy Spirit, shows how the letter of the law is superseded by the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 3:7-18). Paul makes the comparison that, if the ministry that brought condemnation was glorious, how much more glorious is...

Understanding The Wiles Of Satan

In 2 Corinthians 2:1-11 this morning, Paul is concerned that the saints at Corinth are falling right into Satan's hands by refusing to forgive the repentant individual who was a cause of great pain and harm to them. That concern of Paul is a valid concern for us...

What Is Exhortation?

The Biblical admonition to exhort one another cannot be described with a “one-size-fits-all” definition. It is a word that is defined by the context of when it is used. For an individual who is reeling under the cloud of despondency, it will take the form of being...

Pray For One Another

In the gospel of Luke chapter 11, the disciples said to Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray” (verse 1). Amen. Our next “one another” is found in James 5:16, and the admonition is to pray. In fact, there are seven references to prayer in James 5:13-18. Is any among us...

Forgive One Another

Most people in the body of Christ find the command to forgive one another (Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13) the most challenging of all the one another scriptures. When we are hurt or wounded by others, our natural inclination is to “get even”. How are we to respond...

Whatever Happened To Sunday?

The church has always had to contend with the anti-Christian values of its surrounding culture. This fallen world system is not designed to honor Jesus Christ, or make following Him easy. For centuries, the church has set aside the first day of the week, or Sunday,...

Just Say No

Esther 1:10-12 On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven chamberlains that served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king, To bring Vashti the queen...

A Virtuous Woman, Who Can Find?

Boaz said to Ruth, “And now, my daughter, fear not; I will do to thee all that thou requirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.” (Ruth 3:11) Ruth had the reputation of being a virtuous woman. Precious ladies, what would your...

Hear Jesus

Matthew 17:3-5 And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias....

The Church, The Body Of Christ

The section of Scripture that we are looking at this morning is in many cases the most amazing description of the Church. We are the body of Christ. In his first letter to the Corinthians, Paul likens those who have been born into the body of Christ to the human body....

Equality Before God

The church consists of individuals who have been plucked out of the fallen world system to belong to Jesus Christ. Though there may be earthly distinctions that are based upon one’s vocation, education or income, in the sight of Jesus Christ we are all equal and...

God-Ordained Order And Gender

Believe it or not, the subject of wearing head coverings in church is more practical than you think. Understand that the head covering for a woman, be it a shawl or some kind of a kerchief meant that the woman was submitting to the headship or covering of her husband....

The Local Body

The illustrations found in Scripture are so simple yet so profound. One such description is that of the local church, which is part of the body of Christ. Although communion symbolizes the body of Christ, each and every “born again” Christian, both individually and...

The Leaven Of Hypocrisy

When we compromise we agree to meet the world, the flesh, or the devil half way. You see, the devil loves half-hearted faith because his kingdom is not effected in the least by it. Compromise is extremely dangerous because it sends the wrong message to both the body...

Spiritual Gifts

Care must be exercised when we learn about the gifts of the Spirit in operation. A false balance concerning the gifts can result in “false advertising” with the result being frustration and questioning, “Why didn’t I get the baptism?” Saints, post-Pentecost records...

The Spirit Of God Or Striving?

Jesus the Messiah was anointed by the Spirit of the Lord. One of the recorded evidences of this was that He would not strive. In our lives one sure way to detect sin is when the flesh is striving against the Holy Spirit. The flesh, manifested in strife, aspires to...

Prayer Precedes Pentecost

As we read in Acts 1, to wait for the “power from on high”, the disciples prayed. The lesson here is that the praying person or church is the one that walks in the power of the Holy Spirit. When told to wait for the promise of the Spirit they prayed. The most...

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I am the Lead Pastor of Koinonia Fellowship, a husband, father and grandfather. I also serve on the worship team as one of the drummers.

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