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We Must Stand

WE MUST STAND On last week, I shared an excerpt from Dr. Martin Luther King’s Letter from the Birmingham Jail. On today, I am highlight a portion of that excerpt: There was a time when the church was very powerful – in the time when the early Christians rejoiced at being deemed worthy to suffer […]

PRAYER FOR THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE DORIAN

PRAYER FOR THE VICTIMS OF HURRICANE DORIAN Many of us have been praying for and with those who have been affected by Hurricane Dorian. Whereas, there has been various levels of damage incurred in some areas of the Caribbean, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, the Bahamas was decimated. It is overwhelming to consider […]

Motivated By Love

MOTIVATED BY LOVE You have often heard me say, “Our emphasis should not be on what we do as much as it should be on why we do what we do, and how we do what we do.” As we place emphasis on the “Why” and “How” of our doing, we acknowledge the need for […]

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) […]

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