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A Birthday Tribute to Our Pastor, Apostle Herman L. Murray, Jr.

What is a Pastor?  A Pastor is a spiritual overseer of a local church.  He is also known as the shepherd of a flock and a watchman for the souls of the members of a congregation.  Based on Heb. 13:17 he is accountable unto God for the souls of the members under his watch. We […]

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If He Did It Once, He’ll Do It Again. And, If He Did It for One He’ll Do It for Another

Exodus Chapter 14; Joshua Chapters 3-4 The children of Israel were literally between a rock and a hard place.  God had freed them from the bondage of slavery in Egypt.  They were free and were walking out with a high hand.  Suddenly, it appeared that their new-found freedom was short-lived because Pharaoh and his Army […]

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In the Parable of the Sower, Which Type of Soil Best Represents You? Part 2

Original Post:  2012                       Updated:   2020    The “Good Ground” In Part 1 of this post, we talked in-depth about a parable that Jesus used in the book of Luke 8: 5-8 and Luke 8:11-15. Luke 8:5-8 (KJV) 5 A sower went out to sow his seed: […]

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In the Parable of the Sower, Which Type of Soil Best Represents You? Part 1

Original Post:  2012                          Updated:  2020 In the Parable of the Sower, Which Type of Soil Best Represents You? Part 1 Jesus often taught His disciples using parables. In Luke 8: 5, He presented a parable to his disciples concerning the concept of sowing […]

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The Glory of Heaven vs. The Horrors of Hell

  Today we are going to compare the glory of Heaven and the horrors of Hell.  We will first present a scriptural presentation of Jesus Christ as well as a historical review of the Creation story.  All of this is important so that each individual can make an informed decision about whether or not they […]

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Signs and Symptoms of an Official Backslider

Original Post: 2014        Updated 1/16/2020 There may be some who have heard the word backslider but are not quite sure of the meaning of the word.  Backsliding refers to someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior; to revert to sin or wrongdoing, especially in religious practice;   to lapse into […]

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“Backslider, You Can Come Home Again-The Parable of the Prodigal Son”

Originally published 2013       Updated 1/15/2020 Today we’re going to talk about a well-known parable, The Parable of the Prodigal Son.  Let’s define a couple of words before we begin.  The first word is “parable”.  A parable is a story that illustrates lessons using human characters.   It breaks down difficult ideas and makes […]

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It’s Not How We Start but How We End That Matters

Post originally written 2/23/2012                                                          Updated 12/6/2019 Good morning everyone.  Today we are going to talk about another subject that may seem very simple at first.  But when […]

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What Love’s All About

What Love’s All About Originally written 2/17/2012                        Updated 12/12/2019 Oops.  The word storge may be pronounced stor-ge or stor-gay.  On the podcast, I erroneously pronounced it storg-jay. February is the month in which we traditionally celebrate Valentine’s Day, but love is not limited to one […]

A Heartfelt “Thank You” Goes a Long Way

Psalm 136 King James Version (KJV) 136 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 O give thanks unto the God of gods: for his mercy endureth for ever. 3 O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. Sometimes, as we begin to get older, […]

Apostle Paul and His Mars’ Hill Message

This post discusses the message that Apostle Paul preached at Mars’ Hill in Athens, the highest court of the Gentile world at that time.   It is found in the Book of Acts, chapter 17, verses 18-34.   Before we visit Mars’ Hill, however, let us look at the back story on what caused Apostle Paul to […]

God Not Only Looks at Our Actions but Our Motives as Well

We have a famous saying today that states, “It’s not what you say; it’s what you do.”  The question that is asked by that statement is, though one may talk a great game, does one’s life match the words?  An individual can speak about the values of living a clean and holy life, for example, […]

Lights in a Sin-darkened World

Today, in the year 2019, we are dependent upon artificial lighting for almost everything that we do after dark.   It is hard for us to imagine a world when men were dependent upon the stars, moonlight, candles, torches, or kerosene lamps to see at night.  My own Dad (circa 1915) often told us that he had […]