Christian Growth

Evidence Of Growth, Evans Olang

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Proverbs 12:12, “…the root of the righteous yields fruit” 

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There are about 269 verses in the bible that talks about fruit. Fruits have always been known as the result of what was done before. If you plant an orange tree, your aim is to get orange fruits when the time is right and so is any other tree that you plant expecting fruits. In the garden of Eden, God had planted trees and they had fruits on them. Adam and Eve were told of the trees they could eat fruits from and the one they could not eat from. God did not just tell them not to eat from it but also gave them the reasons why. Read the rest of this entry »

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Serving Jesus on His Terms, Part 5of5, Pastor Phil Sessa

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Joshua 24:14-15,”14“Now therefore,fear the Lord, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt.Serve the Lord!15 And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord,choose for yourselves this day whom you willserve, whetherthe gods which your fathers served thatwere on the other side ofthe River, orthe gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. Butas for me and my house, we willserve the Lord”

Serving Jesus with your talents. Read the rest of this entry »

Serving Jesus on His Terms, Part 3of5, Pastor Phil Sessa

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Daniel 6:10 , “Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem,he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.

Serving the Lord on His terms (According to Daniel 6)

And then there is the famous story of Daniel and the Lion’s Den. Here is what the Scriptures tell us what led Daniel to a lion’s den. Read the rest of this entry »

Serving Jesus on His Terms, Part 1of5, Pastor Phil Sessa

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Luke 10:41–42, “41 Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. 42 But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”

Perhaps you’ve heard the old adage, “if the devil can’t make you bad, he’ll make you busy.” I talk to many people that profess that Jesus is their Lord and Savior, yet many of these same folks don’t seem to have or better yet make time to spend with Jesus? Many people have jobs, families, hobbies, school, homes, and a plethora of responsibilities, so since God knows our heart, He should understand right? Read the rest of this entry »

The Source Of Life That Impacts Life, David Jackson

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John 11:10-11, “10 But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” 11 These things He said, and after that He said to them, “Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may wake him up.”

The Lord Jesus is with his disciples one day and someone comes to Jesus and tells Him that a good friend (Lazarus) was sick. Jesus goes to Bethany and while in route, Lazarus dies. This death so moved Jesus that He cried. God then manifested His ultimate power by restoring Lazarus to life. Through this awesome miracle, many people came to believe in Jesus. Read the rest of this entry »

Actively Waiting, Pastor Phil Sessa

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1Corinthians 15:58, “Therefore my beloved brethren, be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”

In 1938 Orson Wells showed America the great power of the media with his “War of the Worlds” broadcast. His announcement convinced multitudes that Aliens from Mars were attacking New York and New Jersey. His compelling broadcast had scores of people shaken. Harlem in NYC was one of those places that were severely shaken. “The parlor churches in the Negro district, congregations of the smaller sects meeting on the ground floors of brownstone houses, took the “news” in stride as less faithful parishioners rushed in with it, seeking spiritual consolation. Evening services became “end of the world” prayer meetings in some (New York Times, Oct. 31, 1938). Read the rest of this entry »

What Treasure Are You Pursuing? Kefa Olang

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Matthew 6:21, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”-

According to legend as popularized by the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, pirates, open sea rebels travel far and wide in search of treasure ranging from gold coins to Aztech gold. Even though it’s been said that not all that glitters is gold, they never grow weary in search of priceless trinkets because that’s what their hearts beat for. Read the rest of this entry »