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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 […]

Matters of Faith: A Time For Encouragement

Matters of Faith: A Time For Encouragement

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, MDiv. “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” […]

by · April 19, 2020 · Faith, Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Open Your Eyes

Matters of Faith: Open Your Eyes

By Reverend J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened and they […]

by · April 12, 2020 · Faith, 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
Matters of Faith: The Method of Warfare

Matters of Faith: The Method of Warfare

“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do […]

by · March 29, 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
Matters of Faith: Take It As It Comes

Matters of Faith: Take It As It Comes

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, B.S., MDiv. “Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?” Job 2:10 (NKJV) One of the most difficult things to accept in life are the adversities that arise out of […]

by · March 1, 2020 · Faith, Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: A Final Word

Matters of Faith: A Final Word

“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you, both […]

by · February 23, 2020 · Faith, Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Learn it! Live it! Teach it!

Matters of Faith: Learn it! Live it! Teach it!

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. “And these words which I command you today shall […]

by · February 16, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: An Attitude of Gratitude

Matters of Faith: An Attitude of Gratitude

By Rev. J. Loren Russell Then the Lord appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him: “I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. When I shut up heaven and […]

by · February 2, 2020 · Faith, Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: In Remembrance

Matters of Faith: In Remembrance

When I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also. 6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the […]

by · January 19, 2020 · Matters of Faith, Religion
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
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