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Matters of Faith: Knowledge Is Power

Matters of Faith: Knowledge Is Power

WOULD IT BE BETTER IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW?   By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv   Luke 16:25-26: “Abraham answered, “My friend, remember that while you lived, you had everything good, and Lazarus had everything bad. Now he is […]

Matters of Faith: Discontentment Is The Beginning of Change

Matters of Faith: Discontentment Is The Beginning of Change

DISCONTENTMENT: THE BEGINNING OF CHANGE By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv   Scripture (Joshua 7:7, 13 NLT): Then Joshua cried out, “Oh, Sovereign LORD, why did you bring us across the Jordan River if you are going to let […]

Matters of Faith: A Giant, Faith And a Few Stones

Matters of Faith: A Giant, Faith And a Few Stones

WITH FAITH AND A FEW STONES by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   1 Samuel 17:4, 50 ‬ (‭NLT)‬ “Then Goliath, a Philistine champion from Gath, came out of the Philistine ranks to face the forces of Israel. He […]

Matters of Faith: It’s Really Not Worth It

Matters of Faith: It’s Really Not Worth It

ITS REALLY NOT WORTH IT   By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. Matthew 6:25 (NKJV)‬ “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, […]

by · January 24, 2016 · Daily Living, Faith, Matters of Faith
Matters of Faith: The Attribute of Patience

Matters of Faith: The Attribute of Patience

THE ATTRIBUTE OF PATIENCE by: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   ‭‭James‬ ‭1:2-4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬   “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience […]

by · December 27, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Matters of Faith
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Matters of Faith: ‭Healed and Delivered

‭”Healed and Delivered” by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. Mark 5: 1-6 (TLB) “1-2 When they arrived at the other side of the lake, a demon-possessed man ran out from a graveyard, just as Jesus was climbing from the […]

by · December 13, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Matters of Faith
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Matters of Faith: Programmed For Success

‭PROGRAMMED for Success by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. Proverbs 4:1-9 (‭GNT)‬‬ “My children, listen to what your father teaches you. Pay attention, and you will have understanding. 2 What I am teaching you is good, so remember it all. […]

Matters of Faith: WHAT A DAY TO BE A BLESSING!

Matters of Faith: WHAT A DAY TO BE A BLESSING!

“WHAT A DAY TO BE A BLESSING!” By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   Proverbs 25:21-22 (NKJV) “If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink; 22 For so […]

by · November 8, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Matters of Faith
Matters of Faith: Recognized, Reassured and Rewarded!

Matters of Faith: Recognized, Reassured and Rewarded!

Recognized, Reassured and Rewarded! By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. “Then Jesus asked them, ‘But who do you say I am?’” (Matthew 16:13-20 [v. 15])   This is a very intriguing text to say the least. In fact, the […]

Matters of Faith: What Kind of Stuff Are You Made Of?

Matters of Faith: What Kind of Stuff Are You Made Of?

“WHAT KIND OF STUFF ARE YOU MADE OF?” By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   Psalms 139:13-14 (NKJV) “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully […]

Matters of Faith: What Would You Dare To Do Were It Impossible To Fail?

Matters of Faith: What Would You Dare To Do Were It Impossible To Fail?

WHAT WOULD YOU DARE TO DO IF IT WERE IMPOSSIBLE TO FAIL? By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   Matthew 11:28-30 New Living Translation (NLT) 28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry […]

Matters of Faith: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR HIM LATELY?

Matters of Faith: WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR HIM LATELY?

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR HIM LATELY? By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   I had a conversation with a colleague this week that went from a business conversation to a discussion about salvation and serving the Lord. What […]

Matters of Faith: KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME!

Matters of Faith: KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME!

KEEP YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME! By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv   Philippians 4:8-9 (KJV) “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever […]

by · September 13, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed
Matters of Faith: Quality Matters!

Matters of Faith: Quality Matters!

QUALITY MATTERS! By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv   Jeremiah 18:4 (NKJV) “And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed […]

by · August 31, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed
Matters Of Faith: It’s Your Destiny

Matters Of Faith: It’s Your Destiny

IT’S YOUR DESTINY! By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv   Numbers 23:19 (NLT) “God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and […]

by · August 23, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed