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Stop It!

Romans 13.11-14 And that, knowing the time, that now [it is] high time to awake out of sleep: for now [is] our salvation nearer than when we believed.The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the...

And it shall come to pass

Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it. (‭Jeremiah‬ ‭1‬:‭12‬ AMP)Jeremiah was ordained by God before the foundation of the world to be a prophet to the nation of Israel. He was given the difficult...

Give me The Book!

Ecclesiastes 12:11 The words of the wise [are] as goads, and as nails fastened [by] the masters of assemblies, [which] are given from one shepherd. Psalms 19:7-11 The law of the LORD [is] perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD [is] sure, making wise...

The evening news and bible commentaries

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.I am very thankful for...

A Bride, not a Denomination

Acts 1:11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. Revelation 19.7-9 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to...

Hear Him!

Mark 9.2-8 And after six days Jesus taketh [with him] Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.And his raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can...

Vanity or Victory?

Jeremiah 2:5 Thus saith the Lord, What iniquity have your fathers found in me, that they are gone far from me, and have walked after vanity, and are become vain? Micah 6:3 O my people, what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I wearied thee? testify against me....

Which spirit governs you?

1Corinthians 2.12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. There are only two spirits at work in the lives of mankind today. One is the spirit of the world. The...

Statistics or a Scripture?

Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?I was reading an article regarding church growth the other day. It is a template used by megachurch planters that is a formula for...

Honoring Fools

Proverbs 26:1 As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.Who is a fool, you may ask? According to the Psalmist, a fool by definition is a person who does not believe in God. According to the prophet Isaiah 45, there is no God else...

Really?

Today's blog is more on the personal side. It is an observation stemming from a post bible study conversation with a brother. After this study, a brother from a Reformed Church said to me, are you a Calvinist? I asked why he would say that. He said because I gave a...

The Lord Almighty Reigns!

The Lord Almighty reigns is the declaration of heaven (Revelation 19:6)! Right now, right where you are, think about that for a moment. Our God, enthroned on high, reigns. Read the words of Scripture and breathe in the wonder of it all. When the prophet Isaiah...

Rise Up, Oh Man of God!

1 Corinthians 16:13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. I remember singing the chorus when I first came to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ: “Rise up O men of God, Have done with lesser things, Give heart and soul and mind and...

Oh My!

I will love thee, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. (Psalms 18:1, 2 KJV)Scripture is very clear regarding the personal...

Almighty God, not Mother Earth

The Bible clearly tells us that the heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows the work of His hands. The Bible begins with these words, "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth." Thus, the ownership and maintenance of this universe...

Not Ashamed

The Lord Jesus Christ warns us about the consequences of being ashamed of Him and His words. Couple that statement with the words of Jesus that the world hates Him, and that men love darkness rather than light because their deeds are evil, and you have a sure recipe...

The Godly Woman

Titus 2:3-5 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet,...

Born of The Spirit

Until a person is born of a the Spirit, he or she remains unconverted. That which is born of the flesh is flesh (human birth), and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit (spiritual birth). While every human being bears the image of God by creation, none are His...

Content being Christian

Acts 11:26 "And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught a great many people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch." It is NOT my intention to...

The Fruit Of Love – Refreshment

Thomas A’Kempis once said, “I’d rather be able to demonstrate love than know how to define it.” Jesus said, “By this shall all men know that you are My disciples, if you have love one to another.” When agape love is truly working in our lives, its effect within the...

Mourning, The Path To Divine Comfort

To the natural man, the words “mourning” and “comfort” do not even belong in the same library. But the Scriptures tell us they belong together. Paul wrote to the church at Corinth, “But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are...

Fellowship In The Gospel

This morning we are talking about the importance of fellowship. First of all, what does the word fellowship mean? The English word “fellowship” is a translation of the Greek word koinonia. The exact definition of that word according to Strongs concordance reads as...

What’s in Your Heart?

Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: When the prophet Samuel went to the...

In Hard Times, Don’t Harden

The times that you and I live in are indeed quite perplexing. “Distress of nations with perplexity” could be the front page headline of any paper on any newsstand. The “ripple effect” of sin has affected our planet’s morals and economy as well. These days are indeed...

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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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