Book of Isaiah

Singleness Of Heart, Pastor Phil Sessa

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Psalm 86:11, “Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.”

When a lion tamer goes into a cage with a lion, he brings his trusty stool with him. Most think of the whip in hand and forget about the importance of the stool. Why a stool, good question. When the stool is extended toward the lion with the legs facing the lion, the lion tries to look intently at all four legs of the stool at once and it causes the lion to become dizzy and therefore tames it. Perhaps it would be more fitting to call the stool the lion tamer than the man holding the stool. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Lord’s Workshop, Evans Olang

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Isaiah 41:15, “Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shall thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shall make thee hills of chaff”

Life is full of up and downs, a lot of challenges to go with it. There are days you feel like you are winning and there are days when you feel like a failure. Often times I have used the word “season modes” for every season presents it’s weather and everyone has to learn to adapt in every season otherwise you become a victim. At times even the preachers go dry, and they are left with no power and no strength to fight the good fight of a soldier. If the preachers, pastors, deacons, board members, evangelists are not exempt from the dry and burnouts. God may take you through a process and when you think you now have everything in place to make you perfect, He will relocate you again for His purpose is not to make you confident in yourself but confident in Him. Read the rest of this entry »

Peace Without Pieces, Evans Olang

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Philippians 4:6&7, “… and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your heart and minds through Christ Jesus”

One of the things that has taught me how the Lord grants us peace is while being driven by someone who I know. Of all my brothers, only Kefa I trust his driving. When he is driving, I can doze off and relax. Because I know his ways, that knowledge gives me peace in side to ride with him. Read the rest of this entry »

He Has You Covered, Part 1of3, Evans Olang

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Genesis 3:1-21, “The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them”

The book of Genesis is known as the book of the beginnings, it’s the book that reveals creation and the purpose of God for humanity. It presents us with the picture of God being a skillful Creator who does things in skillful ways. If that is not enough, we see things working and moving systematically in the order of creation. Everything God created was done step by step and each step He looked back and concluded it was good. I’m amazed at His creativity, the thinking and planning in the sense that He did not create man on the first day otherwise where would He put him? Many other things begin to make sense when you look at the structure in which He took to make things come out. To continue my amazement at His work, He called things into existence and everything He spoke into existence had no choice but to obey the voice of the Creator, the bible says in Isaiah 55:11, “So shall My Word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it”. Read the rest of this entry »

Garments Of Praise, Evans Olang

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Matthew 21:16, “…Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants, You have perfected praise

I have come to believe that to know someone really well, see how they deal with pressure. I try to void being stressed out for it is not healthy. I refuse cuss or swear when things come my way because cussing and swearing don’t help anyway, it’s not a mark of a Christian and out of cussing mouth can no sweet praises come. Read the rest of this entry »

Bring It Under His Control, Evans Olang

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James 3:1-18, “But no man can tame the tongue…”

The tongue has landed so many people into trouble. As much as what people do destroy, what people say can do even a greater damage and it’s because what has been done may quickly heal unlike what has been said stays in the memory. Friendships have been broken due to what came out of the tongue. Husbands and wives have ended up in great fights because of the tongue.  Read the rest of this entry »

Is God Fair Or Is He Just? Lisette Rivera & Phil Sessa

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Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose”, NJKV

Many times when “bad” things happen to “good” people, the first thing that is said about the situation is “That’s just not fair!” or “Such and Such was a good person.” But you know what? We won’t get it. It’s not our place to try and figure out God’s reasoning behind letting something “bad” happen to a “good” person. “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways”, says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts”, Isaiah 55:8-9 NJKV I don’t know about you but the last time I checked the earth was pretty far from heaven. Since this is the case, we cannot possibly completely understand God’s thoughts. And you’ll just get a headache trying to force the issue. Read the rest of this entry »