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Contributed on Sep 24, 2018
I had the honor and privilege of performing my son's wedding and thought I'd share the ceremony with you.
Wedding Ceremony: Stephen Orlando Johnson and Nichole Elizabeth Trimble August 25, 2018 Rite of Marriage Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today in the presence of God to witness the joining together of Stephen Orlando Johnson and Nichole Elizabeth Trimble in holy matrimony. God establishes ...read more
Contributed on Aug 29, 2018
This message takes a somewhat detailed look at Romans 6 and answers the question "Why do Christians sin?"
Many Christians believe they commit sin because they are still sinners. But the real truth is this: Jesus freed us from the power of sin. So why do Christians commit sin? That’s the focus of this month’s teaching letter. Let’s begin in Romans 5 with verses 12, and 19 through 23. (12) Wherefore, as ...read more
Contributed on Aug 15, 2018
This is the first of three messages that will ultimately answer the question "Now that we are born again with God's life and nature and no longer have a sin nature why do we sin?"
Fifteen years ago I learned a simple truth from scripture. It’s a truth that explains why Christians commit sin after they are born again. It’s a truth that disagrees with a teaching that goes virtually unchallenged in the Body of Christ. The teaching I’m talking about is “I am a sinner saved by ...read more
Contributed on Aug 13, 2018
Notes from the Upper Room are the words the Lord speaks to me in my quiet time with Him. This message looks at Worship, Praying in Tongues, Rights and Privileges, Conforming to the Image of Christ, and the Neutralizing of the Body of Christ.
Turn to Exodus 17:8-13 (8) Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim. (9) And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand. Let me ask you a question ladies and ...read more
Contributed on Aug 9, 2018
Many Christians believe they are "faith people" when in reality they are living in more unbelief than they are faith. This message looks at the one thing causes us to be "faith people" or people who are living in unbelief.
You are the blessed of the Lord and I want to say something on the frontend for you to remember as we go through the message. You often hear “God does extraordinary things through ordinary people.” How many of you have heard that? It’s not true. You see, we are born ordinary. We are born with a ...read more
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Contributed on Jul 25, 2018
As a child, before my brothers and sisters and I would sit down for breakfast, we would ask our father what we could do to please him so that he would let us eat breakfast. He’d tell us. If we wanted lunch money for school we would ask our father what would please him. He’d tell us. At supper time, ...read more
Contributed on Jul 1, 2018
One Saturday morning a minister was busily trying to prepare his sermon under the most difficult conditions. It was a rainy day, and his young son was restless and bored, with little to do. Finally, in desperation, the minister picked up an old magazine and thumbed through it until he came to a ...read more
Contributed on Jun 25, 2018
Whenever a city was conquered in the ancient world, the type of animal the victorious king would ride as he entered a defeated town would make all the difference in the world to the people. If he was seated on a horse, the city was doomed; it was a sign that he had come in war, riding his ...read more
Contributed on Jun 22, 2018
A little girl was walking through the hallway of her home and she came to the place where they had a cellar door, It was one of those trapdoors on hinges, and it was open. She looked down into the darkness, heard a noise down there, and said, “Who’s down there?” And her daddy said, “It’s me, ...read more