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Get Rid of Pride

Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18 I’ll never forget the first sermon I ever preached. It was in a preaching course at Nyack College. I was so excited to preach that pride started to fill my heart. I thought my sermon was going to be the best; however, it was a disaster. It was the shortest message ever ministered and I gave no eye contact to the audience because I read my notes the whole time. After I miserably failed, the Lord spoke to me and said, “Son, do you want to do things my way now?” In other words He was telling me that He allowed me to fail, so that I could realize that I preach for His Kingdom not my own. Pride is a powerful tool tha

One Body in Christ

Romans 12: 4-5 "For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another." Every Christian is a member of the body of Jesus Christ and we are also members of each other. Each person in Christ has a task which God Himself has given to us. Our Lord gives each member gifts and talents and with these He will equip us to a specific role. That is a wonderful thing to know that Jesus not only has given us talents and gifts, but that He will also equip us to use those gifts to serve His Church, fellow Christians, and even the unbelieving world. As a result of the Lord provid

Dead-End-Streets

Do you ever feel as if you are on a journey and your life seems as if you keep going down “dead end streets?” Your situations are never resolved. You go around in circles trying your utmost to find your way. One such character is Abraham. God said to him in Genesis 22:2 “Take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” When we are born again, we become the object of God’s loving care. His attention toward His people is not the doting care of a parent who wants to give his children everything they want. No, rather, immediately on our entrance into the heavenly f