Articles by: J. Loren Russell

Matters of Faith: Put Your Best Foot Forward

Matters of Faith: Put Your Best Foot Forward

By Rev. J. Loren Russell 25 If we [claim to] live by the [Holy] Spirit, we must also walk by the Spirit [with personal integrity, godly character, and moral courage—our conduct empowered by the Holy Spirit].  Galatians 5:25 (Amplified Bible)  The […]

by · November 17, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Spiritual Inspiration: A Debt We Owe

Spiritual Inspiration: A Debt We Owe

“Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law. For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” […]

by · November 14, 2019 · Religion, Spiritual Inspiration
Matters of Faith: The Execution Chamber

Matters of Faith: The Execution Chamber

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “So put to death and deprive of power the evil longings of your earthly body [with its sensual, self-centered instincts] immorality, impurity, sinful passion, evil desire, and greed, which is [a kind of] idolatry [because […]

by · November 10, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: It Ain’t on Your GPS

Matters of Faith: It Ain’t on Your GPS

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, From your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you.” Genesis 12:1 Have you ever put an […]

by · November 3, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: The Words of Your Mouth

Matters of Faith: The Words of Your Mouth

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “Be pleasant and hold their interest when you speak the message. Choose your words carefully and be ready to give answers to anyone who asks questions.” Colossians 4:6 CEV Gracious words don’t make you weak. […]

by · October 27, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Spiritual Inspirations: The Words of Your Mouth

Spiritual Inspirations: The Words of Your Mouth

“Be pleasant and hold their interest when you speak the message. Choose your words carefully and be ready to give answers to anyone who asks questions.” ‭ Colossians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭CEV‬‬ Gracious words don’t make you weak. Gracious words reveal the […]

by · October 26, 2019 · Spiritual Inspiration
Matters of Faith: Joy After The Night

Matters of Faith: Joy After The Night

by Rev. J. Loren Russell, B.A., MDiv “When the Lord brought back the captivity of Zion,We were like those who dream.2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter,And our tongue with singing.Then they said among the nations,“The Lord has done great […]

by · October 20, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Gainfully Employed

Matters of Faith: Gainfully Employed

By Rev. J. Loren Russell  “There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. […]

by · October 13, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Scriptural Inspirations

Scriptural Inspirations

GAINFULLY EMPLOYED “There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all. But the manifestation […]

by · October 11, 2019 · Religion, Spiritual Inspiration
Matters of Faith: His Power, His Presence and His Grace

Matters of Faith: His Power, His Presence and His Grace

By Rev. J. Loren Russell  “The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26 NKJV […]

by · October 6, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Free of Past Trash

Matters of Faith: Free of Past Trash

By Rev. J. Loren Russell  If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say […]

by · September 29, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Stand for Something (Bigger than Yourself)

Matters of Faith: Stand for Something (Bigger than Yourself)

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.” ‭‭‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ Isaiah 7:9b ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ The circumstances were intriguing; the encouragement profound. King Rezin of Aram and King Pekah, the son […]

by · September 15, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: The Encourager and the Encouragement

Matters of Faith: The Encourager and the Encouragement

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” […]

by · September 8, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Scriptural Inspirations

Scriptural Inspirations

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”” ‭‭ Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:6‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ Moses […]

by · September 7, 2019 · Religion, Spiritual Inspiration
Matters of Faith: If You Can Just Believe

Matters of Faith: If You Can Just Believe

By Reverend J. Loren Russell SCRIPTURE “Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” Then Philip said, “If you believe with all […]

by · September 1, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion