The Holy Spirit of Pentecost

March 13, 2018

Humbling Ourselves: Character of Obedience

“And having been perfected, He became the author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.” Heb. 5:9 (NKJ) Obedience—is it an outcome of our faith walk or is it the means by which spiritual maturity is accomplished?  A discussion of obedience may seem inappropriate as we conclude our Lenten Season teaching series but as […]

March 6, 2018

Humbling Ourselves: Practicing Forgiveness

“… bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do.”   Col. 3:13 (KJV) This week as I scanned my mail, I observed an email celebrating the Lenten season.  When I looked to see who had sent it, I noticed […]

February 27, 2018

Humble Ourselves: The Power of Confession

“Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, And cleanse me from my sin.   For I acknowledge my transgressions, And my sin is always before me.”  Psalm 51:2-3 (NKJ) Completing the first part of our Lenten Journey of the Cross, we will now leave our exploration of “Experiencing God” and move to the challenging area of learning […]

February 20, 2018

Experiencing God: Great Expectations

“So it came to pass in the morning, that behold, it was Leah. And he said to Laban, ‘What is this you have done to me? Was it not for Rachel that I served you? Why then have you deceived me?’ “ Genesis 29:25 (NKJ) In his classic book, Great Expectations, Charles Dickens introduces vivid […]

February 14, 2018

Experiencing God: Partaker of Flesh and Blood

“Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.”  Hebrew 2:14 (KJV) How appropriate that Lenten season 2018 would begin on Valentine’s Day.  What greater love have […]

February 6, 2018

Victorious Living

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.” Ephesians 1:3 (NKJ) At the beginning of this series, I put forth the proposition that spiritual blessings, outlined in Ephesians 1:3-14, would result in victorious living by believers.  Concluding this […]

January 30, 2018

The Spirit of Promise: A Foretaste of Glory

In whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, Who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. Ephesians 13a-14 (NKJV) To this point in our study of Ephesians 1, Paul has focused on the work of Triune God […]

January 23, 2018

An Irrevocable Inheritance

In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.  In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the […]

January 16, 2018

Begin with the End in Mind

Having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself,   that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth—in Him.  Ephesians 1:9-10 (NKJ) A […]

January 10, 2018

The Boundless Gift of Grace

In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence. Ephesians 1:7- 8 (NKJ) Grace was a song we often heard as children at Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church.  I can still hear in my […]

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