Sacrifice

Brother’s Keeper or Brother’s Killer? 1of2 Pastor Phil Sessa

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Genesis 4:10, “Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?” And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.”

John 3

Do you have a brother or sister? The one thing that makes a brother or sister is having the same father or mother. However, being a brother is different from being a brother’s keeper. To be a brother requires no effort because it’s based on biology, but being a keeper speaks of a choice, care, responsibility, and a measure of ownership. God placed Abel as a keeper of sheep, and Cain as a tiller (keeper) of the soil. God gave both brothers the same opportunity of on the job training. In the Garden prior to his son’s responsibilities, Adam worked the ground and dealt with the animals. Now his sons would share in that duty, outside the Garden of course because of Adam’s sin. Read the rest of this entry »

Mothers Special Ministry, Evans Olang

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1Samuel 1:19-28, “21 Now the man Elkanah and all his house went up to offer to the Lord the yearly sacrifice and his vow. 22 But Hannah did not go up, for she said to her husband, “Not until the child is weaned; then I will take him, that he may appear before the Lord and remain there forever.”

I believe by far that to be a mother is one of the most special callings with greater rewards in heaven than that of an evangelist or pastor who may have reached hundreds or even thousands. A mother may take care of one, two, five or even ten children and gain such great rewards because God has a special place in His heart for mothers. Read the rest of this entry »

Is There JOY In Your Marriage? Pastor Phil Sessa

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Ecclesiastes 9:9, “Enjoy life with your wife, whom you love, all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun—all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun.”

“You don’t know my wife.” Perhaps this is a common statement made by many husbands carries the weight of a negative expression. And perhaps, you’re right, another person does not “know” your wife, but are they supposed to know her like you do? God has not called anyone except for you to leave and cleave to the woman that you married to.

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Hebrews 11: Dead But Still Speaks, Evans Olang

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Hebrews 11:4,” By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks”

Theologians, scholars, teachers, pastors have tried exhaustive ways to figure out who wrote the book of Hebrews. Based on the style, vocabulary, the message some have suggested Paul among others, still many would disagree. God is the Author of all the books, the only thing we are not sure who He used to write Hebrews. Read the rest of this entry »

God’s Glory In Marriage, Part 1of3, Evans Olang

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Ephesians 5:1-2, “1 Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma”

When I was a little boy in Africa, with friends we would often play our own made up games. One of the games I remember pretty well was a game we called “cha mama”. This is where we imitated our parents on how they handled their day-to-day activities as a couple. Read the rest of this entry »