City You Live In: (Add closest Major City in Parentheses)
State You Live In:
Greater Pentecostal Temple
College Attended (optional):
Longview Community College, Faith Bible College
About Me: (Ministry Info, Hobbies, Fav. Music etc.)
I have been in the ministry since 1977. I have served as pastor, and in every other office except deaconess. I hosted a gospel radio show and currently and working in the prison ministry, choir, alter worker and associate ministry in the church I attend. I love to preach, sing, read, travel and most of all I love God. I am a single Ruth looking to be found by my Boaz.
Bishop Marvin E. Donaldson (my pastor), Bishop Noel Jones, T.D. Jakes, Cindy Trimm and Joyce Meyers.
Greetings to you in the Precious Name Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Grace be with all those who love Our Lord Jesus Christ in Sincerity.
I am a Gospel Preacher from India,working for 5 small churches in villages and tribal areas in Andhra pradesh,India. It is just a great blessing to see you.I often provide food for the orphan kids and old Widows.Please keep them in your prayers.I would really love to share the Lord's work with you and the saints there.We need your kind love,encouragement,support and prayers for the Lord's work here.It would do a great help to bring many lost souls to Christ.It would be a great blessing to hear from you,
We are Bound to thank God always for you As It is Fitting because your Faith Grows Exceedingly and the Love of Every One of you all abounds to ward each other
I Thank my God always Concering you for the Grace of God which was Given to You by Christ Jesus.
No other man, born of a woman, has gathered around His claims and character such a large amount of literature as Jesus Christ. The Apostle John made the statement that "the world could not contain the books that should be written" about His accomplishments (John 21:24,25). Libraries all over the world contain a mountain of books that been written of Him who came as -
The promised Messiah and Savior of the world;
The Founder of Christianity;
The Lord and Head of the Christian Church;
The complete Revelation of God to man.
Theologians, philosophers and poets have written about Christ, one way or the other, often forgetting that our concept of Him cannot be over-estimated because what He is determines what Christianity is., which stands or falls with Him. In all that He is, in Himself, the cornerstone of the Christian faith, the key to the battle between faith and unbelief.
Death in sin carries with it dismal effects. The wages of sin is death even "the second death" (Revelation 21:8). Sin has shame for its companion in life, and hell for its wages thereafter. Yet there is a negligence of witness to this sterner side of the Gospel. We fear that too many dwell exclusively upon the goodness of God, forgetting that goodness and severity are His twin attributes. Those who are eternally lost will suffer no more for their sins than Christ endured when He died for sin.
Future retribution is only alluded to: eternal punishment almost never taught in the pulpit today - to the honor of the pulpit and the honor of God, be it said. As hell is still in the Bible, is it not to the dishonor of pulpits if they deny such a truth? Silence as to "the weeping and gnashing of teeth" Jesus spoke of (Matthew 25:30) does more to populate hell than the blashemies of Tom Paine and Robert Ingersoll combined. Jesus possessed the tenderest heart that ever throbbed in a human breast, yet He constantly alluded to the certain, terrible and unending suffering of those who died lost. He taught eternal punishment with a boldness, plainness and awful significance no human preacher dare imitate unless he has a Calvary heart for the unsaved.
A basic factor leading to the decline of spiritual discernment in the church is a widespread failure to interpret Scripture properly. Hermeneutics - Bible interpretation is an exacting science. Good preaching depends on careful hermeneutics. But too many preachers in today’s church ignore the meaning of Scripture altogether. Pulpits are filled with preachers who are unwilling to do the hard work necessary to interpret Scripture properly. They pad their messages with stories, anecdotes, and clever outlines - all of which disguises the weakness or lack of biblical content.
Certainly application is crucial, but careful interpretation must always come first. To attempt to apply the word without understanding is sheer stupidity. Unfortunately, the standard has sunk so low today that even well-known Christian leaders can twist Scripture beyond recognition, yet no one seems to notice.
Bible interpretation is a skill that requires diligent work, an understanding of the meaning of the original languages, a working knowledge of grammar and logic, a grasp of the historical settings, competence in theology, and a broad understanding of the whole of Scripture. Those who lack expertise in Greek and Hebrew must be all the more careful, checking commentaries, dictionaries and other study helps to analyze the text as carefully as possible.
One man who pastors a church of several thousand people recently preached a message on Acts 26:2, Paul’s defense before Agrippa. Paul said, “I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews.” This man pulled out the phrase “I think myself happy” and preached a sermon the importance of positive thinking in the midst of adversity! But Paul was not telling Agrippa anything about positive thinking; he was saying, “I consider myself fortunate (NASB) to be able to make a defense. That preacher had corrupted the intent of Paul’s inspired words because he was using the verse out of context to teach an unbiblical doctrine.
The person who is not a diligent student cannot be an accurate interpreter of God’s Word. Scripture indicates that such a person is not approved by God and should be ashamed of himself (2 Timothy 2:15).