Be Initiative, Evans Olang

Genesis 39:1-23, “And his master saw that the Lord was with him and that Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand.” 

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What would you do if what you always dreamed for wasn’t coming to pass?  instead of things getting better, you got  further and further away from it. Joseph is a good example, he had a dream at the age of 17 and his dream was not that one day he would fail but that one day he will be great and that his family and many people would bow to him. Talk to any teenagers today and hear all their dreams and desires of success. You must have had dreams at that age too. Joseph had a good dream but he was naive, boastful and insensitive towards his brothers. He did not even realize that the dream was not about him but a picture of Christ. In his case, a lot of character building was needed before God fulfilled all that He planned. Continue reading “Be Initiative, Evans Olang”

The Cup Bearer Part 2of2, Pastor Phil Sessa

Mark 10:38 –40, “38 But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?”39 They said to Him, “We are able.” So Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink the cup that I drink, and with the baptism I am baptized with you will be baptized; 40 but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared.”

Have you ever asked a question to someone, but because of your lack of maturity and understanding, you came to receive an answer which exhibited, you really did not think through the whole question itself? Continue reading “The Cup Bearer Part 2of2, Pastor Phil Sessa”

The Cup Bearer, Part 1of2, Pastor Phil Sessa

“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done”, (Matthew 22:40-46, Matthew 26:36-46; Mark 14:32-42)

Can you imagine having a job of tasting wine for a king? This was actually a very high profile job in biblical times. The cupbearer was one who tasted and served wine to the king. Ancient kings had to be very cautious about what they ate and drank. They used trusted servants to taste everything before they consumed it. Continue reading “The Cup Bearer, Part 1of2, Pastor Phil Sessa”

Uncovered Wells, Pastor Phil Sessa

Genesis 26:18, “And Isaac dug again the wells of water which they had dug in the days of Abraham his father, for the Philistines had stopped them up after the death of Abraham. He called them by the names which his father had called them”

Have you ever been frustrated that the Gospel that you hear preached is not the Gospel According to Jesus Christ? Have you ever asked yourself, if the Gospel you hold to is the saving, biblical Gospel that Jesus preached? It seems that in our day and age (although it is really not a new thing) the Gospel message has been vastly compromised in pulpits across our country and our world. Continue reading “Uncovered Wells, Pastor Phil Sessa”

Don’t Choke On The Blessing, Part 1of 4, Pastor Phil Sessa

Genesis 13: 1 – 4 “So Abram went up from Egypt to the Negev, with his wife and everything he had, and Lot went with him. Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold. From the Negev he went from place to place until he came to Bethel, to the place between Bethel and Ai where his tent had been earlier and where he had first built an altar. There Abram called on the name of the LORD.”

Are you content with what God has given you? Solomon wrote, “Death and Destruction are never satisfied, and neither are the eyes of man”, Proverbs 27:20. Continue reading “Don’t Choke On The Blessing, Part 1of 4, Pastor Phil Sessa”

See What You Prayed For, Part 1of2, Evans Olang

Genesis 24:21, “And the man, wondering at her, remained silent so as to know whether the Lord had made his journey prosperous or not”

I have granted an awesome opportunity not only to minister to big groups all over the world but also one on one. I find that what someone else needs is exactly what I need. In the process of encouraging them, I am encouraged too. I get a deeper understanding of a scripture and often times God leads me to develop a word from it. Continue reading “See What You Prayed For, Part 1of2, Evans Olang”

Rest And Let God Handle The Rest, Evans Olang

Genesis 15:9-12, “And when the vultures came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away”

You and I know those times when we have so much to do and we want to do it all well. However hard we try, sometimes we just fall short. You look at how time ran fast only to find you accomplished little. You are left exhausted gasping for strength and some headache. The best cure at this point is not medicine; the cure you need is rest. Continue reading “Rest And Let God Handle The Rest, Evans Olang”

I Know Because I Know Him, Evans Olang

Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart”

I received an email some time back with this question, “How to find God’s will for your life”. This is one of those topics I have no direct answer to. Walking with the Lord has led me to know what His will is for my life. I still don’t know what His will is in certain areas but I can see the direction He is leading me to. I have shared from this topic before but for the sake of the new people and those who are struggling, may this word ignite something in your spirit. Continue reading “I Know Because I Know Him, Evans Olang”

Clothed In Spite Of, Evans Olang

Genesis 3:21, “21 And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins, and clothed them,” (TRSV).

Adam and Eve disobeyed God, Eve was deceived and Adam listened to his wife and disobeyed God. Immediately they went into hiding because they were naked and a shamed of what they did. They tried to cover themselves with leaves, which did not do a good job as they were bound to dry and fall off. Continue reading “Clothed In Spite Of, Evans Olang”