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  • Am I Listening? - A Devotion
    Am I Listening? - A Devotion
    Daniel 1:17 (NLT)God gave these four young men an unusual aptitude for understanding every aspect of literature and wisdom. And God gave Daniel the special ability to interpret the meanings of visions and dreams.For many people, today marks the...
  • "What Comes Out of a Person!"(Mark 7:20-23)
    "What Comes Out of a Person!"(Mark 7:20-23)
    People are known by their actions. They may have a reputation with others. Actions reveal what is really going on in their heart. Good deeds are done, but the motive is in the heart. These motives may seem hidden, but sometimes they come out in...
  • "Whatever You Ask!"(Matthew 21:22)
    "Whatever You Ask!"(Matthew 21:22)
    If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”(Matthew 21:22)Do you remember asking for something very important to you then receiving it? Perhaps you asked your parents, grandparents, or some other relative. They listened...
  • Feel Free - A Devotion
    Feel Free - A Devotion
    Galatians 5:5-6 (NLT)But we who live by the Spirit eagerly wait to receive by faith the righteousness God has promised to us. For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is...
  • "The Father is Seeking!"(John 4:23)
    "The Father is Seeking!"(John 4:23)
    23 Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.(John 4:23)There are things that we do and say that reveal our priorities in...
  • "Gathered Around Him!"(Mark 4:1)
    "Gathered Around Him!"(Mark 4:1)
    Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd thatgatheredaround him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge.(Mark 4:1)Fruits, vegetables, and...
  • Natural, Spiritual or Carnal…..which one are you?
    Natural, spiritual or carnal…..which one are you?
    Mankind lives in a natural body. But we can live as a natural person, a carnal person or we can live the way God desires all of us to live and that is as a spiritual person. What does the Word of God say about becoming a spiritual person and...
  • Feed The Fire - A Devotion
    Feed The Fire - A Devotion
    Luke 12:35-38 (NLT)“Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning, as though you were waiting for your master to return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let him in the moment he arrives and knocks. The...
  • Empower Your Life - A Devotion
    Empower Your Life - A Devotion
    2 Corinthians 1:20-22 (NLT)For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory. It is God who...
  • "He Has Chosen!"(Mark 13:20, 27)
    "He Has Chosen!"(Mark 13:20, 27)
    20 “If the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would survive. But for the sake of the elect, whom he has chosen, he has shortened them."(Mark 13:20)God has promised an ending of all things. It is sure to take place. It will be a...
  • Season of Rest - A Devotion
    Season of Rest - A Devotion
    Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace...
  • "Continued to Spread and Flourish!(Acts 12:24)
    "Continued To Spread and Flourish!"(Acts 12:24)
    24But the word of Godcontinued tospread and flourish.(Acts 12:24)An appropriate word for 2015 is “flourish.” An earlier post covered the meaning of thriving or growing well. God’s plan is to have the Gospel of Jesus Christ to...
  • True love abides through all seasons of life.
    The sustaining comfort of God's presence
    "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we...
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    Pastor preaches 'Power of Contagious Joy'
    On Sunday, Dec. 14, Rev. Lois-Blakey Paige, pastor of New Canaan Worship Center in Richmond, Virginia preached "Power of a Contagious Joy." This was the third Sunday in Advent when the theme was "Joy." She based her sermon on...
  • What are spiritual gifts and who are given spiritual gifts?
    What are spiritual gifts and who are given spiritual gifts?
    On Sunday, Dec. 7, Rev. Margaret Minnicks began teaching a four-week class at New Canaan Worship Center in Richmond, Virginia where the pastors are Rev. Louis R. Blakey, Jr. and Rev. Lois Blakey-Paige, twin brother and sister.The Spiritual Gifts...