Matters of Faith

Matters of Faith: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN LOOKING?

Matters of Faith: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN LOOKING?

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, MDiv Luke 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you. Noted author, poet, philosopher, mystic and theologian, Howard Thurman was quoted to have said, […]

by · March 26, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: HANDLE YOUR BUSINESS

Matters of Faith: HANDLE YOUR BUSINESS

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. Proverbs 13:22 “A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children’s children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.” Webster’s dictionary defines good as “a favorable character or […]

by · March 19, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: He Thought We Were Worth It!

Matters of Faith: He Thought We Were Worth It!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (KJV) “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? […]

by · March 12, 2017 · Matters of Faith
Matters of Faith: It Could Happen to You!

Matters of Faith: It Could Happen to You!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. 1 Kings 17:7-9 “And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land. 8 And the word of the LORD came […]

by · March 5, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Why Do It?

Matters of Faith: Why Do It?

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. 2 Corinthians 9:6-8 “Remember this—a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in […]

by · February 26, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: THE BLESSING OF RECONCILIATION!

Matters of Faith: THE BLESSING OF RECONCILIATION!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. Matthew 5:23-24, 46, 48 “Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy […]

by · February 19, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED!

Matters of Faith: BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. Jeremiah 29:11-13 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those […]

by · February 12, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Faint Not

Matters of Faith: Faint Not

Galatians 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Have you ever been in a place where it seemed like all the good you do is unappreciated […]

by · February 5, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Beyond Self-Actualization

Matters of Faith: Beyond Self-Actualization

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.​ Philippians‬ ‭4:11-13‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how […]

by · January 29, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: No Matter What!

Matters of Faith: No Matter What!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.​ Habakkuk 3:17-19 (NKJV) “Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock […]

by · January 22, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: The Bond of a Covenant!

Matters of Faith: The Bond of a Covenant!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. 1 Samuel‬ ‭20:17 (CEV)‬‬‬‬ “Jonathan thought as much of David as he did of himself, so he asked David to promise once more that he would be a loyal friend.” ‭‭‬‭‬‬‬ At the […]

by · January 15, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: It’s Not Science, It’s Fact!

Matters of Faith: It’s Not Science, It’s Fact!

IT’S NOT SCIENCE, IT’S FACT! By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. Isaiah 40:21-22(a)NKJV Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the […]

by · January 8, 2017 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: It’s a Matter of Faith

Matters of Faith: It’s a Matter of Faith

Hebrews 11:1 NKJV “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Habari gani? This is the traditional Swahili greeting of Kwanzaa. It means, “What’s the news?” The correct response is with the Swahili […]

by · December 31, 2016 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: “THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!”

Matters of Faith: “THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!”

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.​ John 8:12 NKJV Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” Advent […]

by · December 24, 2016 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: THE INCREDIBLE LOVE OF GOD

Matters of Faith: THE INCREDIBLE LOVE OF GOD

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. Matthew 22:37-40 “Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with […]

by · December 18, 2016 · Matters of Faith, Religion