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Christian Stewardship

Stewardship is the management of that which belongs to another. We belong to God by redemption. We are not our own. We were bought with a price. God gave himself for us. We are not our own. We have...

 

Christian Stewardship

Stewardship is the management of that which belongs to another. We belong to God by redemption. We are not our own. We were bought with a price. God gave himself for us. We are not our own. We have...

 

A Brief History of Christmas

Christmas is the second most important celebration in the Christian Year, after Easter. It has been celebrated on December 25 since A.D. 336. This date, December 25 was fist placed in a liturgical...

 

Freedom of Life

Every life is in the possession of God. No one has a right to end a life. The Word of God is alive, full of power and sharper than a two-edged sword. If we believe the Word of God, why don’t we study it? Only God has life in the absolute sense....

 

Law and Grace

Grace is the power to forgive and begin anew. It is God’s boundless and undeserved love for man as it is realized in man’s experience (Westall, 1993). Grace is a mode of existence for the...

 

Forgiveness

To change one’s life is to change one’s thinking. Life is a principle or force describing the distinctive quality of living beings. It is a gift of God. Service is the very purpose of life. It is...

 

Nature and Mission of The Church

The earliest name of the Christian Church was “The Way”. It consisted of a group of persons professing trust in Christ. The symbol for the early church in the history of Christianity was the...

 

Nature and Mission of The Church

The earliest name of the Christian Church was “The Way”. It consisted of a group of persons professing trust in Christ. The symbol for the early church in the history of Christianity was the “bat”. The church was an ark of salvation for the l...

 

Things You Need to Know

1. There is a God [Genesis 1:1”; Psalm 19:1, Psalm 14: l) 2. God is love (I John 4:8,9; John 3:16; Romans 5:8). 3. God is merciful (Ephesians 2:.4,5; James 5:11; Luke 1:50). 4. God is longsuffering (II Peter 2:2,4;3:15; I Timothy 1:16). 5. God is a...

 

Wisdom

The book of James suggests two sources of wisdom. Source one - God, this is life – giving principle based in the word of God. This is a wisdom from above (James 3:17) which eliminates hypocrisy and partiality. It overcomes conflict and seeks to...

 

We Are Saved to Serve God

In the book of Romans we find Paul’s commitment to serve’ Romans 12:1-2 states - (1) I beseech you therefore, brethren; by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable...

 

Repentance and Faith

There are three things that are closely related to each other, they are repentance, faith and repentance and Faith generation. Repentance is a change of mode of thinking, a change of mind about sin, self and God. It is a turning point from self and...

 

The Shepherd of the Lost Sheep

The Gospels began in the heart of God and the resurrection of Jesus. Matthew and Luke begin with the story of Jesus’ birth. The major record about Christ’s birth is the New Testament Jesus is the shepherd of the lost sheep. The major ages of...

 

The True Church

The True Church Jesus said, I will build my church. He did not say I will build churches, denominations or sects. He said the gates of hell would not prevail against it. Where is that true church today and what is the church? Why does it exist? The...

 

A Brother's Beloved

Onesimus was a slave of Philemon and an inhabitant of Colossae. The book of Philemon is a brief note from Paul about a runaway slave of Philemon known as Onesimus. Philemon was a close friend of the Apostle Paul and perhaps was led to Christianity...

 

A Tribute to My Father

Dr. Joseph W. Capers, Sr. remembers his late father Rev. J. S. Capers ... Lewis Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal Church of Grambling, LA held its first “Back to School Revival” the week of September 17-21. The evangelist of the week was Rev....

 

The Beatitudes of Jesus

The beatitudes of Jesus are the keys to the kingdom of God. They represent promises of God to those who have genuine faith in Him. This faith includes trust in God and submission to His will. The Sermon on the Mount (Matthews chapters 5-7) often...

 

The Beatitudes of Jesus

The beatitudes of Jesus are the keys to the kingdom of God. They represent promises of God to those who have genuine faith in Him. This faith includes trust in God and submission to His will. The Sermon on the Mount (Matthews chapters 5-7) often...

 

Fear of the Lord

Fear maybe defined as pain about the future. It is the common form of mental stress. Fear can become a problem as well as a solution. We have healthy fear which hold us back from experiencing many of the good things God has for us (Cloud and...

 

The Uniqueness of Man

Man has a choice of being godly or ungodly (those who do not know God). Man also has a choice of being unrighteous (those who know God but do not obey God). These two types of man experience the wrath of God. Why is a man a man? The answer to this qu...

 

The Uniqueness of Man

Man is a multifaceted being. He is material (has a body). He is also immaterial (soul or spirit) heart, mind, will and conscientious. Man was formed; other creatures were created and made. The generic term man includes woman. The word Adam means...

 

Fellowship

Hebrews 10:25 - Not forsaking 1fu assembling of ourselves together. John Donne believed that no man is an island. Many of us Iive our lives ignoring that the simple difficult truth until we become ill. It is well documented that vibrant social bonds...

 

What is the Church?

A church is an assembly of professing believers in Christ who have been baptized and who are organized to do God's will. Christ is the head of the church (Ephesians 5;23). Christ can not abandon His church because He has such a love for His church....

 

Jesus, The Master Teacher

There are many titles for Jesus in the Bible. The most important title is the Master Teacher. Jesus used a variety of teaching methods so that all Christians could select the method most fitting to his/her learning style. Jesus was very creative...

 

The Nature and Mission of the Church

The symbol for the early church in the early history of Christianity was the "boat." The church was understood as an"ark of salvation" carrying believers safely over the flood that destroys life. The earliest name of the Christian Church was "The...

 

Our Children, Our Responsibility

Play a Major Role in the Children’s Development Luke 2:52 tells of the boyhood of Jesus as He increased in widsdom and stature and in favor with God and man. Development is a four-fold process: (1) wisdom-mental; (2) stature - physical; (3) in...

 

Our Children, Our Responsibility

Obedience does not come naturally. We do not inherit it. It must be taught and learned. Jesus learned obedience through suffering. The Bible teaches children should obey their parents. Also, parents are not to make unreasonable demands on their...

 

Our Children, Our Responsibility

Children need inspiration, instruction, and examples. The greatest of these is “examples.” We must teach our children to love God. Parents should teach by instruction and example. Proverbs 6:20-21 teaches “...my son keep the commandments of...

 

Our Children, Our Responsibility

The home is threatened seriously because we have shirked our responsibilities as parents. The Bible emphasizes marriage. God made marriage possible. He performed the first marriage ceremony. Some years ago every young lady planned on marriage and...

 

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