Archive | June, 2011

Your Concerns Are Heaven’s Concerns – Psalms 138:8

“The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.”  Psalm 138:8 NKJV Dear child of God – yes, you who identify yourself as a believer…..stop your worrying!  Your concerns are not yours alone, they are the Lord God Almighty’s.  When you gave your life […]

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What Is Wrong With The Black Church?

Let me first say, that I do not write this to be visceral in any way, I write this as a pastor who is very, very concerned about some of the games being played on black people by charismatic preachers.  Second, let me say that I am a black preacher and I am charismatic, so […]

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Don’t Rush God, You Might Regret It! 2 Peter 3:9

  “The Lord is not slow in doing what he promised—the way some people understand slowness…..” 2 Peter 3:9 NCV Has it ever dawned on you that God is working things out or allowing things to be worked out “in you” and “for you” according to His own divine plan? So why the hurry? Why […]

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Live Now, Die Later – Die Now, Live Later – Matthew 16:25

“Those who want to save their lives will give up true life, and those who give up their lives for me will have true life.” Matthew 16:25 NCV What does it mean to give up one’s life for Jesus? At its simpilest leave this concept means to consider the Lord before yourself. Even salvation itself […]

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Are You A Fan Or Follower Of Jesus?

Jesus has always had a lot of fans but few followers – “There harvest is plenty but the workers are few.”(Luke 10:2) Before the cross fans cheered, at the cross fans jeered, after the cross fans went on with their business.  Fans quit at the first sign of trouble, followers faithfully work through trouble.  Are […]

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The Lord Will Protect You From Evil – Psalm 121:7

“The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.”  Psalm 121:7 NKJV Evil is everywhere.  Just look around you and listen to rhythm of the world – sin abounds at the highest heights and the deepest depths. Our children are not protected by the laws of our land. Women are treated […]

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I Did Not Know The Lord Was With Me – Genesis 28:16

“…..Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.” Genesis 28:16 Isolation causes one to feel abandoned. Isn’t it funny how we can discover that the Lord was with us the whole time? I know there are many good christian workers out there being promoted who have phenomenal skills, but has […]

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God Will Not Leave You Until He’s Done What He’s Said – Genesis 28:15

“…for I will not leave you until I have done what I have spoken to you.” Genesis 28:15 Jacob’s visit to Bethel resulted in God reassuring him that every promise spoken would com   e to pass. Today, you may feel like the promise is delayed, failing, or afar, but fear not God will not […]

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As Pastors We ARE Human, And We ARE Held To A Higher Standard By God

There have been many rumblings this week over a recent mega pastor’s support for another mega pastor’s shortcomings.  The social media debate has been, “Was he wrong for showing support for a brother in Christ?”  The short answer is, “No”.   We are all called to have a ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-20).  We are also called to […]

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You Did Not Make The Biggest Mistake Of Your Life, God Purposed Your Storm

“Immediately Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead of him to the other side…..” Matthew 14:22 If the Lord leads you to a storm the Lord will lead you through a storm – this is a consolation for sure. The reality is that storms themselves cause us to doubt and […]

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