Articles by: J. Loren Russell

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: Making Old Things New

Matters of Faith: Making Old Things New

WHEN THE OLD BECOMES NEW By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv   Scripture Revelations 21:4 (NKJV) “And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be […]

Matters of Faith: FROM THE NATURAL TO THE SPIRITUAL

Matters of Faith: FROM THE NATURAL TO THE SPIRITUAL

FROM THE NATURAL TO THE SPIRITUAL By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv Scripture (John 4:3 – 14 CEV): “Jesus left Judea and started for Galilee again. 4 This time he had to go through Samaria, 5 and on his way he […]

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: MY STRENGTH AND MY DELIVERER!

Matters of Faith: MY STRENGTH AND MY DELIVERER!

MY STRENGTH AND MY DELIVERER!”   By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   Psalm 18:1-2 (NKJV) 1 I will love You, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]