BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS

Today’s devotion has really caused me to examine myself, because I recognize that in my years of pastoring I’m sure I’ve said some things or done some things that have not always been in the will of God.  With that said, no way is this devotion intended to be self-righteous, hypocritical or judgmental.  There is…

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WITH THE MOUTH CONFESSION IS MADE

We thank God today that we can open our mouth and confess our sins before Him.  God has given us the opportunity this day to confess our sins to Him and receive His forgiveness. As you read this devotion today, particularly as this year winds down, take the time in the quietness of your heart…

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THE LORD IS FULL OF COMPASSION

We serve a God who is full of compassion.  His compassion fails not.  He never ever turns His back on us. Someone has said He was there all the time.   His love and mercy keeps us day by day.  He hurts when we hurt, He feels our pain, He sees our sorrows, and He wipes…

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YOUR SIN WILL FIND YOU

We cannot hide from God.  He has an all seeing eye and He knows exactly what we have done, what we are doing, and He even knows what we are planning to do.  I remember a song with the lyrics, “you can run but you can’t hide”.  How true that is.  I have also heard…

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WONDERFUL COUNSELOR

As I reflect upon my pastor, Reverend Dr. Albert Franklin Campbell, who shepherded Mount Carmel Baptist Church for 47 years, I am reminded of the marvelous messages he shared with his congregation.  He is a gifted preacher and great orator. On one instance, I remember him reading the profound words from the book of Isaiah,…

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HELP US TO FORGIVE OUR DEBTORS

December 8th, we observed Reconciliation Sunday. This was an opportunity for us to forgive those who hurt us, and to reconcile with one another.  It would be tragic for God to bless us throughout the year and we stand at the dawn of a new year with malice in our hearts.  God has forgiven us…

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DRUNK IN THE SPIRIT

There are times when the Holy Spirit saturates us with power.  We recently had a moving worship experience when the Holy Spirit actually took over.  Oh yes, we had an order of worship for this liturgical service, but power from on high fell and there was an outburst of shouting, singing, and dancing in the…

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SIN LIES AT THE DOOR

There are times when I wrestle with a title for our daily devotions. For that matter, I even wrestle with what to write that will be a benefit to all of God’s people. I recognize that I am not all that I should be or could be.  I am grateful that God has blessed me…

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THE LABORERS ARE FEW

Several years ago, Reverend Jerome Coleman, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Crestmont, indicated that the church would celebrate Evangelistic Sunday, when each member would invite a non-believer to worship.  Pastor Coleman stated that the harvest was plentiful but the laborers were few.  As I recall this, I concur that it is challenging to…

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MY CUP IS RUNNING OVER

There are times in our lives when our cups overflow.  God pours out blessings far beyond our capacity to embrace.  Our cups are running over with God’s grace and mercy.  Our Lord who is the gracious host has blessed us.  Not only does He fill our cups but also they are filled to the brim…

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