Articles by: J. Loren Russell

Exercise Your Self-Control

By: Rev. J. Loren Russell Romans 12:17-18 NKJV “Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.” […]

by · May 30, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion

Faith That Goes Above and Beyond

By: Rev. J. Loren Russell 1 John 5:4-5 KJV “For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that […]

by · May 23, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion

Churches Re-Opening

I feel the need to speak up and to speak out about Donald Trump’s executive Order that reopens churches. I urge all pastors and leaders to think long and hard about re-opening the sanctuary for worship. The death rate has […]

Taking it to Another Level

By: Rev. J. Loren Russell 2 Corinthians 4:17 NKJV “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.” I must admit, I was challenged by the […]

by · May 16, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: I’ll Always Love My Mama

Matters of Faith: I’ll Always Love My Mama

Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his […]

I’LL ALWAYS LOVE MY MAMA

By: Rev. J. Loren Russell John 19:25-27 KJV Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing […]

Decisions

By Rev. J. Loren Russell Ecclesiastes 12:13 NLT “That’s the whole story. Here now is my final conclusion: Fear God and obey his commands, for this is everyone’s duty. 14 God will judge us for everything we do, including every […]

Spiritual Inspiration: Love One Another

Spiritual Inspiration: Love One Another

Like so many of you, I’ve had family and friends who have lost their lives or their health during this COVID 19 pandemic. I liken it to a prize fight where you get rocked by a devastating punch. But before […]

The Breath of God

By: Rev. J. Loren Russell Genesis 2:7 “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Breath is an interesting topic. Although […]

Matters of Faith: Love One Another

Matters of Faith: Love One Another

By Rev. J. Loren Russell So, when he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified, and God is glorified in Him. If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and […]

by · April 26, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Maintaining Your Sanity

Matters of Faith: Maintaining Your Sanity

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, […]

by · April 5, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Count Your Blessings

Count Your Blessings

I’m counting my blessings today. In the midst of a worldwide crisis, I’ve discovered that I’ve got so many things to be thankful for. I’ve discovered that it’s not the circumstance or the situation that determines your condition, it’s your […]

Matter of Faith: Focus and Faith

Matter of Faith: Focus and Faith

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able […]

by · March 22, 2020 · Faith, Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: You Are Blessed!

Matters of Faith: You Are Blessed!

By Rev. J. Loren Russell ”Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” Psalm 34:8 (KJV) The Oxford Bible Commentary says the 34th Psalm is structured in three stages: Verses 1-3 […]

by · March 15, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Judgmental and Controlling

Matters of Faith: Judgmental and Controlling

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have the preeminence among them, does not receive us. 10 Therefore, if I come, I will call to mind his deeds which he does, prating […]

by · March 8, 2020 · Faith, Matters of Faith, Religion