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The Manner of The Man

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.” 36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took […]

by · September 12, 2021 · Matters of Faith, Religion

What Things and What Purpose?

Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv Romans 8:28-29, 31 NKJV 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He […]

by · September 4, 2021 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Cuomo to Hochul Op Ed

Cuomo to Hochul Op Ed

CHANGES IN ALBANY RAISE QUESTIONS FOR ALL NEW YORKERS   With Governor Andrew Cuomo resigning his position due to numerous scandals, the state faces challenging times complicated by a transition in leadership in its Executive Office.  While the political class […]

by · September 3, 2021 · Op Ed
Matters of Faith: If We Would Only Believe

Matters of Faith: If We Would Only Believe

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv Acts 8: 36-38 NKJV 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, […]

by · August 29, 2021 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Team Work

Matters of Faith: Team Work

Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he […]

by · August 22, 2021 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: PRESSING TOWARD THE KINGDOM

Matters of Faith: PRESSING TOWARD THE KINGDOM

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv Luke 16:14-17 (NKJV) “Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, also heard all these things, and they derided Him. And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, […]

by · August 15, 2021 · Matters of Faith, Religion
“Too Much Me and Not Enough We!”‬ ‬‬‬

“Too Much Me and Not Enough We!”‬ ‬‬‬

By Reverend J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv 1 Corinthians 12:20-23 “20 But now indeed there are many members, yet one body. 21 And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; nor again the head […]

by · August 8, 2021 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: On Earth As It Is In Heaven

Matters of Faith: On Earth As It Is In Heaven

2 Chronicles 31:21 (NRSV) “And every work that he undertook in the service of the house of God, and in accordance with the law and the commandments, to seek his God, he did with all his heart; and he prospered.” […]

by · August 1, 2021 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Why Am I Here?

Matters of Faith: Why Am I Here?

‬ ‬‬‬By Reverend J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv Esther 4:14 “For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who […]

by · July 25, 2021 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: A PROPER PERSPECTIVE!

Matters of Faith: A PROPER PERSPECTIVE!

By Reverend J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv Jeremiah 29: 11-13 AMP “11 For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a […]

by · July 18, 2021 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Whose Word?

Matters of Faith: Whose Word?

By Rev. J. Loren Russell 2 Peter 1:20-21 NLT ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ “Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in Scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, […]

by · July 11, 2021 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Broken Down to Be Built Up!

Matters of Faith: Broken Down to Be Built Up!

By Reverend J. Loren Russell Ecclesiastes 3:1-4 NKJV “To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck […]

by · July 4, 2021 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Just As If

Matters of Faith: Just As If

By Reverend J. Loren Russell Leviticus 19:34 NKJV “The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I […]

by · June 27, 2021 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Liberty for All

Matters of Faith: Liberty for All

By Reverend J. Loren Russell Leviticus 25:9-10 NKJV “Then you shall cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement you shall make the trumpet to sound throughout […]

by · June 20, 2021 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: What Are You Saying?

Matters of Faith: What Are You Saying?

By Reverend J. Loren Russell Ephesians 4:29 NKJV “Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” I read somewhere that “a well-read Bible is […]