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WHO IS WATCHING THE CHILDREN (AND THEIR PARENTS)?

WHO IS WATCHING THE CHILDREN (AND THEIR PARENTS)? In Matthew 25:34-36, Jesus shared, “34 Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35 for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was […]

WHO IS WATCHING THE CHILDREN?

WHO IS WATCHING THE CHILDREN? ​​I am certain that everyone has heard of the recent inspections of the detention facility in Clint, TX that is holding children in the most inhumane conditions imaginable. Underlining all of the recently exposed tragedies among these children are the reports that reveal that children are still being separated from […]

WHAT DID JESUS HAVE IN MIND WHEN HE DIED TO ESTABLISH THE CHURCH?

WHAT DID JESUS HAVE IN MIND WHEN HE DIED TO ESTABLISH THE CHURCH? ​Several weeks ago, I asked the following questions, “What is our prophetic witness?” and “Where is our prophetic voice?” At the core of prophetic witness and prophetic voice is the word “prophetic.” This word is grounded in the history of the prophets […]

Happy 67th Anniversary

HAPPY 67TH ANNIVERSARY ​On today, we celebrate 67 years of ministry. For 67 years, God has blessed PILGRIM REST to be a shining light in the community and a place where a PILGRIM, weary and worn from the journey of life, may find REST. ​​On this day of celebration, we look back at all of […]

Learn the Story. Live the Story.

LEARN THE STORY. LIVE THE STORY ​I mentioned last week that the primary question to be asked of the church today is, “What did Jesus have in mind when He died to establish the church? Was Jesus’ intent that we come on Sundays and one or two days a week for Bible study and ministry […]

Pastor’s Pen – April 7, 2019

Excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King’s Sermon titled, I’ve Been to the Mountaintop April 3, 1968 at Mason Temple COGIC in Memphis, TN And I’m always happy to see a relevant ministry. It’s all right to talk about “long white robes over yonder,” in all of its symbolism. But ultimately people want some suits and […]

Pastor’s Pen – March 31, 2019

4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. John 9:4 (NKJV) 4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. John 9:4 (NIV) […]

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence

Excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King’s Sermon titled, Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence April 4, 1967 at Riverside Church in New York City This call for a world-wide fellowship that lifts neighborly concern beyond one’s tribe, race, class and nation is in reality a call for an all-embracing and unconditional love for all […]

JOURNEY WITH JESUS: MIRACLE BY MIRACLE

LENT: “JOURNEY WITH JESUS: MIRACLE BY MIRACLE” On last Wednesday, we celebrated Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent and marks the beginning of a time of repentance and consecration. Repentance means to turn away. In a spiritual context, it is a turning away from sin and a turning to God. As […]

PASTOR’S PEN

ASH WEDNESDAY / LENT Wednesday, March 6this Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday is the beginning of Lent.  Ash Wednesday is traditionally known as a day of repentance for sins through the public display of ashes.  It is also is a day of reconciliation that sparks renewed hope for transformation, new beginnings and stepping into new challenges.  […]

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