Today, I had the pleasure of looking through my Grandfather’s sermon notes. My Grandfather’s name was Reverend Joseph E. Hocutt, and he was a co-vocational minister who was a circuit rider preacher on Sundays and a school teacher during the week in Sharpsburg, NC in the late 1800’s. In one of his sermons, he preachedContinue reading “A Summons and We Must Answer”
Thanksgiving: Why Not Thank God Daily? Why is it that we celebrate Thanksgiving only one time a year? Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate and gives thanks for the harvest and the preceding year. It is a national holiday and celebrated in United States, Canada, Brazil, Grenada, Saint Lucia, and Liberia; at various times ofContinue reading “Thanksgiving: Why Not Thank God Daily?”
How many of you know people who were very ill and they made promises and then recovered and went back to what they were doing before the illness?
Happy Thanksgiving! I pray you will be blessed today spending time with loved ones and family. Thanksgiving is a time of year to give thanks to God for all the blessings received this year. Many wonder though with Covid, how is that a blessing? That itself is another story and we can expound on thatContinue reading “Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart!”
Today, we will continue in the study of Mark 2:1-12, Matthew 9:2-8, Luke 5:17-26. We are also adding Psalm 139:1-6. In our study from November 23, 2020, we are continuing in studying about when Jesus healed the paralytic. Today, we will focus on how God uses illness to bring us closer to Him as wellContinue reading “Jesus Who Knows Us Completely Can Forgive Us Entirely”
Today, we are continuing our study with JC Ryle. Before we venture into today’s devotion, let me tell you a little about Ryle. JC Ryle was born in 1816 and died in 1900. He was the first Anglican Bishop of Liverpool. He was a writer, pastor and an evangelical preacher. As I had mentioned yesterday,Continue reading “Is the Fall of Man the Cause of the Pandemic?”
I have been asked numerous times the question, “What is your secret to success?” I look at them and my reply is “You wouldn’t believe me if I told you!” Then they reply, “Come on now! I will believe you!” Then I ask them if they really want to know my secrets to success? TheyContinue reading “What Is Your Secret to Success?”
This morning, I decided to do a study of Reverend JC Ryle and was going to read today’s text for November 23 in his collection, Daily Readings. Instead, I was inspired by the Lord to read February 23rd, the Morning reading. This reading was centered around Mark 2:1-12, Matthew 9:2-8, Luke 5:17-26, and Philippians 2:17-26.Continue reading “Why Do Christians Have less Time for God?”
Do you identify with the Christian faith and yet you use profanity? Do you ever say the GD word? If so, then you might want to read on. Just yesterday, I was going out to my car at night to get something out of the car and I saw a neighbor walking down the street.Continue reading “Profanity and Cursing: Do you proclaim to be a Christian?”
When reading and studying the Word of God, I often journal Scriptures that jump out at me during my study. Then I often pray using these Scriptures in my prayers.