The Holy Spirit of Pentecost

May 12, 2018

Stay on the Path

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it.”  Matthew 7: 13-14 (NIV)   A few years ago there is a […]

May 8, 2018

Recapturing Our Thoughts

“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 (KJV) Where is your mind leading you?  Most biblical teachers and preachers will agree that the battle for our faith begins with the mind.  It is […]

May 1, 2018

In God We Trust-2018

“Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.  In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?”  Psalm 56:3, 4 (NKJ) As I prepared to write this week’s WordBytes, I searched the web for topics that were trending in […]

April 24, 2018

Rehearsing God’s Mercy

“Hallelujah!  Thank God! And why? Because He’s good, because His love lasts.”  Psalm 106:1 (The Message) When we hear the word “rehearse”, we conjure up visions of singing, dancing, or acting. A rehearsal is a preparatory event that is performed before the official public performance, as a form of practice. The intent of a rehearsal […]

April 17, 2018

Finding Your True North

“Stop loving this evil world and all that it offers you, for when you love the world, you show that you do not have the love of the Father in you.  For the world offers only the lust for physical pleasure, the lust for everything we see, and pride in our possessions. These are not […]

April 10, 2018

Sitting in Darkness with the Lord

“Enemy, don’t crow over me.  I’m down, but I’m not out. I’m sitting in the dark right now but God is my light.” Micah 7:8 (The Message) Life is comprised of a myriad of experiences that test both our patience and our faith. The activities of daily living–caretaking for family, practicing our profession, and maintaining […]

April 3, 2018

The Gift of Redemption

“He [God] has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.”   Colossians 1: 13-14 (NKJ) As believers, we are familiar with the concept of salvation, Jesus Christ’s substitutional death for our sins […]

March 27, 2018

Freedom In Christ: What does the Cross Mean…

For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect. For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.  […]

March 20, 2018

Freedom in Christ: Let Go the EGO

“Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.”  Philippians 1:6 (NKJ) “For it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.”  Philippians 2:13   As Resurrection Sunday rapidly approaches, we […]

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 […]

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