Articles by: J. Loren Russell

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 […]

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