Religion

Matters of Faith: As Bad as It Gets

Matters of Faith: As Bad as It Gets

By Rev. J. Loren Russell At that time, the church in Jerusalem began to be subjected to vicious harassment. Everyone except the apostles was scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria. 2 Some pious men buried Stephen and deeply grieved […]

A Network of Mutuality

A Network of Mutuality

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “Now these are the words of the letter that Jeremiah the prophet sent from Jerusalem to the remainder of the elders who were carried away captive—to the priests, the prophets, and all the people whom […]

by · June 28, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: A Glorious New Beginning

Matters of Faith: A Glorious New Beginning

By Rev. J. Loren Russell “So also is the resurrection of the dead. The body is sown in corruption, it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness, it […]

Matters of Faith: We’re In This Together

Matters of Faith: We’re In This Together

By: Rev. J. Loren Russell “Now Amalek came and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And Moses said to Joshua, “Choose us some men and go out, fight with Amalek. Tomorrow I will stand on the top of the hill with […]

by · June 14, 2020 · Faith, Matters of Faith, Religion
Rev. J. Loren Russell

Matters of Faith: Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

By Rev. J. Loren Russell With what shall I come before the Lord and bow down before the exalted God? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten […]

Matters of Faith: Exercise Self-Control

Matters of Faith: Exercise Self-Control

“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.” Romans 12:17-18 NKJV The subject of this article […]

by · May 31, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion

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 […]