I Am The New Year

I AM THE NEW YEAR By Pastor Barry Black “…the eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.” Deuteronomy 11.12 I will help you to say goodbye to the previous year filled with “yesterdays” and comprised of Disappointments and surprises […]

Responding to Jesus

Throughout the scriptures there are over four hundred prophecies regarding Jesus, His birth, death, and purpose for coming. The scriptures above, Isaiah 9:6-7, tells us of His identity as Priest, King, and Eternal God. Often, in the busyness of our lives, we take these verses for granted and only think of them when we see […]

Five Reasons to Come Rejoicing

Isaiah 9:3 ~ You shall multiply the nation, You shall increase their gladness; They will be glad in Your presence. As with the gladness of harvest, As men rejoice when they divide the spoil. Isaiah 25:8 ~ He will swallow up death for all time, And the Lord God will wipe tears away from all […]

Five Reasons to Come Rejoicing

Isaiah 9:3 You shall multiply the nation, You shall increase their gladness; They will be glad in Your presence As with the gladness of harvest, As men rejoice when they divide the spoil. Isaiah 25:8 He will swallow up death for all time, And the Lord GOD will wipe tears away from all faces, And […]

The Fruit of the Spirit

Galatians 5: 16-16 We bear fruit because of the Spirit that lives within us. John in his gospel reminds us that we are the branches, Jesus is the vine and it is our connectedness to Him that allows us to bear fruit, (John 15:1-5) therefore fruit is: We show the character of God as we […]

The Truth About the Holy Spirit

Eight freedoms of living by the Spirit Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17 The freedom to experience salvation The Spirit makes us alive in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:13; 1 Peter 3:18 The freedom of security with God The Holy Spirit seals […]

Our Freedoms

Our freedom in Christ Jesus is the central them of Paul’s letter to the Galatians. To be freed, then something or someone must have imprisoned us and held us captive. The verses below will give you a sense of what we have been freed from and what Christ Jesus has done for us. We were […]

Circumcision and a Circumcised heart

Throughout the letter to the Galatians, the Apostle Paul speaks against the party of the circumcised and the issue of circumcision. For us in the modern world, we ask the question why? The matter of circumcision is both simple and complex. The simplicity is that it is a sign. The sign was given as a […]