Matters of Faith

Matters of Faith: Patience. Is Yours’ Wearing Thin?

IS YOURS’ WEARING THIN?   by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   Ecclesiastes 7:8-9 (NIV) 8 The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride. 9 Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, […]

by · January 31, 2016 · Matters of Faith
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: A Time for New Beginnings

Matters of Faith: A Time for New Beginnings

“TIME FOR NEW BEGINNINGS” by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv. John‬ 1:1-5‬ NKJV‬‬ “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things […]

by · January 10, 2016 · Faith, Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: A NEW VIEW FOR A NEW YEAR!

Matters of Faith: A NEW VIEW FOR A NEW YEAR!

A NEW VIEW FOR A NEW YEAR! by Rev. J. Loren Russell, Ba, MDiv. Isaiah 6:1-3 NKJV “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lifted up, and the train of […]

by · January 3, 2016 · Matters of Faith, Op Ed
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
Matters of Faith: Is Your Mind Made Up to do the Right Thing

Matters of Faith: Is Your Mind Made Up to do the Right Thing

  “IS YOUR MIND MADE UP TO DO THE RIGHT THING?” by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   Romans 7:18-19, 24-25 (NKJV) 18 For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) nothing good dwells; for to will […]

by · December 22, 2015 · Faith, Matters of Faith, Religion

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

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: An Attitude of Gratitude

“AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE” by Rev. J. Loren Russell 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 (NKJV) 13 When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, 14 if […]

Matters of Faith: WHEN YOUR ENEMY IS YOUR FRIEND

Matters of Faith: WHEN YOUR ENEMY IS YOUR FRIEND

WHEN YOUR ENEMY IS YOUR FRIEND By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   Psalms‬ ‭55:12-14‬ (‭GNB)‬‬ “If it were an enemy that mocked me, I could endure it; if it were an opponent boasting over me, I could hide […]

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 […]