Do You Hear What I Hear? Pastor Phil Sessa

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Matthew 1:18-20, “18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit ”.

In this day and age there are a lot of voices speaking, but none as important as the voice of the Lord.

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Biblical Manhood, Part 2of4, Pastor Phil Sessa

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2Samuel 10:11-12, “11 And he said, If the Syrians be too strong for me, then thou shalt help me: but if the children of Ammon be too strong for thee, then I will come and help thee. 12 Be of good courage, and let us play the men for our people, and for the cities of our God: may the Lord do what seems good to Him (KJV and ESV combined)”

When you look at most men on TV sitcoms, the men are portrayed as a bumbling fool, unfit household leader, the brunt of the family jokes, the one most highly dishonored, one that has no influence over his children, and subservient to his wife. Then the guys in the movies are hard, indestructible, and the one that gets a different girl with every sequel of the movie. Read the rest of this entry »

Marriage Is God’s Divine Plan, Part 3of4, by Evans Olang

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Genesis 2:18-25, vs. 18, “And the LORD God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him”

In the last devo, I paid more attention to the fact that women (wives) are fearfully and wonderfully made and they are His daughters to be cared and natured, today I would like to share on biblical headship in addressing husbands (men).

We have the making of the woman, to be a help-meet for Adam. This was done upon the sixth day, as was also the placing of Adam in the garden. After an account of the seventh day’s rest; there is a general statement in Genesis 1:27, that God made man male and female, Observe that Adam was formed first, then Eve (1 Tim. 2:13). And she was made of the man, and for the man (1 Co. 11:8, 9), all which are urged as reasons for humility, modesty, silence, and submissiveness, of that sex in general, and particularly the subjection and reverence which wives owe to their own husbands.

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Love Is As Strong As Death, by Pastor Phil Sessa

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“Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame”, Song of Songs 8:6

The lover speaks passionately of her desire toward the one whom she is deeply committed to. The lover desires to be set as a seal which would have shown sole possession. An engraved stone or metal seal was a mark of ownership in the ancient world. Possession of another’s seal indicated mutual access and possession. Read the rest of this entry »