Articles by: J. Loren Russell

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: What Has He Done For You Lately

Matters of Faith: What Has He Done For You Lately

WHAT HAS HE DONE FOR YOU LATELY? By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   Most people remember the 1986 Janet Jackson recording entitled, “What Have You Done For Me Lately?,” the song where Janet is talking to her girlfriend […]

Matters of Faith: It Really Is A Matter of Faith

Matters of Faith: It Really Is A Matter of Faith

IT REALLY IS A MATTER OF FAITH!   By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv   Hebrews 11:1-2 (NKJV) “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” In my opinion, there is no […]

Matters of Faith: PEACE IN THE MIDST OF A STORM!

Matters of Faith: PEACE IN THE MIDST OF A STORM!

PEACE IN THE MIDST OF A STORM! By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv   Mark 4: 35-41 (NKJV) “35 On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.” […]

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 […]

Matters of Faith: From Over There!

Matters of Faith: From Over There!

FROM OVER THERE! By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv   Deuteronomy 4:28-29 (NLT) “There, in a foreign land, you will worship idols made from wood and stone—gods that neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell. But from there […]

by · September 6, 2015 · 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 […]

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 […]

Matters of Faith: It’s Only A Test

Matters of Faith: It’s Only A Test

IT’S ONLY A TEST! By Reverend J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv   Ever wonder why your tests seem to be so much more challenging than others? Why your tests seem so much more overwhelming? So daunting? So heavy? I woke […]

Matters of Faith: What A TIme! What A Time!

Matters of Faith: What A TIme! What A Time!

WHAT A TIME! WHAT A TIME! By: Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv Ecclesiastes 3:2-4 1 To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a […]

Matters of Faith: Talents, Skills, Abilities And Gifts!

Matters of Faith: Talents, Skills, Abilities And Gifts!

TALENTS, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND GIFTS! By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   How would you react if you suddenly discovered that your cognitive abilities were suddenly limitless, that your perception, memory, judgement and reasoning were suddenly and remarkably precise? […]

Matters Of Faith: Just On Pause

Matters Of Faith: Just On Pause

JUST ON PAUSE!   By Reverend J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv     Have you ever thought to pause during the course of your day just to reflect on the day? Do you ever pause and take a few minutes […]

Matters of Faith: Being Led Or Leading

Matters of Faith: Being Led Or Leading

BEING LED OR LEADING By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv.   I had an interesting dream the other night. I was on the steps of a building, engaged in dialog with two young men. The conversation was cordial and […]