Naaman

Don’t Write Me Off Yet, Part 3of3, Evans Olang

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2Kings 5:1-19, vs. “14 So he went down and dipped seven times in the Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God; and his flesh was restored like the flesh of a little child, and he was clean. 15 And he returned to the man of God, he and all his aides, and came and stood before him; and he said, “Indeed, now I know that there is no God in all the earth, except in Israel”

I believe that greater glory to God comes when God uses the least expected, the despised. If someone does something they can do, there is not much rejoicing. How will you even know how it happened? Christ walked on water, which was expected, He is God, but when Peter walked on water, that was grand but not because of Peter but Christ who makes all things possible. Read the rest of this entry »

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Don’t Write Me Off Yet, Part 2of3, Evans Olang

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2Kings 5:1-19, “2 And the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman’s wife. 3 Then she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.”

Though the Syrians were idolaters, and oppressed God’s people, yet the deliverance of which Naaman had been the means, is here ascribed to the Lord. Whether Naaman knew it was God who had given Him victory and not his own ability is not told to us, he’s healing was going to happen through channels he would least expect but would serve God’s purpose, making His name great. Read the rest of this entry »

An Ordinary Witness, Pastor Phil Sessa

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2Kings 5-4, “2 And the Syrians had gone out on raids, and had brought back captive a young girl from the land of Israel. She waited on Naaman’s wife. 3 Then she said to her mistress, “If only my master were with the prophet who is in Samaria! For he would heal him of his leprosy.” 4 And Naaman went in and told his master, saying, “Thus and thus said the girl who is from the land of Israel.”

People come in all shapes and sizes. People seem to split apart from one another by ethnicity, social status, language, occupation, etc…. However I love to look at those that God chooses to carry out His will. The Scriptures states that God is no respecter of persons. Peter refused to reach the Gentiles at one point in his ministry. Read the rest of this entry »

Nothing Can Talk Me Out Of What He Did, Evans Olang

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John 9:1-38, “25 He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”

What runs through your mind when you face something that appears to be a challenge or a struggle? The first thought possible and common question, “what did I do wrong”? We equate the challenge to be a punishment for something we may have done wrong. We begin to scan our memories of what it could be. Read the rest of this entry »

A Giant In The Room, Evans Olang

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Matthew 8:1-3, “1 When He had come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him. 2 And behold, a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” 3 Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed”

There is a battle going on that is creating havoc in people’s lives. Many are puzzled by this thing I will call a giant in the room. It has put fear in people. Those who could be trusted to kill it and get rid of it are sometimes left defeated and helpless to do something about it. Some appear to have succeeded in getting rid of it, only for it to come back, sometimes more aggressive. Read the rest of this entry »

Untamed Passions Destroy Lives, Part 1of2, Evans Olang

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2Kings 5:20, vs. “20 Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said to himself, “My master was too easy on Naaman, this Aramean, by not accepting from him what he brought. As surely as the LORD lives, I will run after him and get something from him.” (NIV)

One of the things that drowned the economy was greed, an excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to material wealth (possession) and there are believers who got caught up in the same things.

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Untamed Passions Destroy Lives, Part 2of2, Evans Olang

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2Kings 5:20, vs. “20 Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said to himself, “My master was too easy on Naaman, this Aramean, by not accepting from him what he brought. As surely as the LORD lives, I will run after him and get something from him.” (NIV)

Let’s see how Gehazi’s untamed passion destroyed his life. The first mistake he made, he desired what his master let go and ran after Namaan to get something for himself. Two, he lied on his master the Prophet, vs. 22, “And he said, “All is well. My master has sent me, saying, ‘Indeed, just now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the mountains of Ephraim. Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of garments.” To use someone’s name to get things or get a head is deadly, it tarnishes your reputation and integrity, also opens doors to destroy other peoples’ lives. Who wants to work with a big liar?

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