Food for Thought

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we
shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity,
let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are
of the household of faith.    –Galatians 6:9-10

Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and
the same day there were added unto them about three
thousand souls.  –Acts 2:41

Just a thought: Do not let the thrill of your salvation wander.
God’s desire is to give you joy, and as you obey Him, His
Joy will fill you.  –Karry Irizarry

Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous:
For praise is comely for the upright.
Praise the LORD with harp:
Sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument
of ten strings.
Sing unto him a new song;
Play skilfully with a loud noise.
–Psalm 33:1-3

The People PledgeI pledge to lovingly approach anyone who has a conflict/concern with me (or with whom I have a conflict/concern), with a desire to resolve the issue. If the first attempt to resolve the issue is not successful, I pledge to approach the person again with the accompaniment of one (1) or two (2) mature Christians who are not connected to the issue and can be totally objective. If this attempt to resolve the issue fails, I pledge to approach the person again with the accompaniment of pastoral leaders and the one (1)  or two (2)  other Christians who were involved before. If this last attempt to resolve the issue does not succeed, the Senior Pastor and Active Elders/Deacons will assess the situation and make a final verdict. I will also direct anyone with a conflict/concern to follow this process.   –Based on Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 18:15-17

The Pastoral PledgeI pledge to bring all conflicts/concerns that pertain to any ministry at Enon Baptist Church to the ministry leader to whom my conflict/concern pertains. If the one-on-one meeting doesn’t solve the issue, a meeting with the Senior Pastor, Active Elders/Deacons, and Ministry Leader to which my conflict/concern applies will be scheduled. The Senior Pastor and Active Elders/Deacons will assess the situation and make a final verdict. I pledge to only discuss my conflict/concern with said ministry leader or in said meeting. I will also direct anyone with a conflict/concern to follow this process. –Based on Matthew 18:15-17 & 1 Timothy 5:19

The Angels’ Song

Luke 2:8-13. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Luke 2:14. Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, good will toward men.


Scripture that explains the Trinity! Genesis 1:26. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

The our in Genesis means the Trinity, God in three distinct persons — God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost. So since Jesus was at the creation He made the woman who gave birth to Him.

Mark 1:9. And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan.  10. And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: 11. and there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Jesus is being baptized. God the Son is standing in the water. The Spirit descends in the form of a dove — that’s God the Holy Ghost. Then God the Father speaks from Heaven.


Happy Mother’s Day!

Her children arise up, and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praiseth her.   –Proverbs 31:28
Strength and honour are her clothing; And she shall rejoice in time to come. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; And in her tongue is the law of kindness. ––Proverbs 31:25-26
My son, hear the instruction of thy father, And forsake not the law of thy mother:    –Proverbs 1:8
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.  –Exodus 20:12


“If we do not have love in our hearts,
Our words of love, will have little
meaning. If we do not truly enjoy our
faith, nobody is going to catch the
fire of enjoyment from us. If our lives
are not totally centered on Christ,
we will not be Christ-bearers for others.”
–Madeleine L’Engle

This is my commandment, That ye love one
another, as I have loved you.  –John 15:12

Psalm 150

1. Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.  2. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. 3. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. 4.  Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.  5.  Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.  6.  Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.


Faith Builders:

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.  –Psalms 18:2

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. –Philippians 4:13

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.  –Isiah 41:10

Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;  –Psalms 46:2

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.  –Romans 8:28


For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.  (Proverbs 23:7)

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. (Matthew 6:21)

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  (John 1:12)

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. (Jeremiah 33:3)


Colossians 3:12-17

Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.


“When I stop to pray., I realize God is already 10 steps ahead of me, waiting for me to catch up.”  –Elgin Johnson

“Being positive won’t guarantee you’ll succeed, But being negative will guarantee you won’t.”  –Jon Gordon

Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.  And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: . . . .    –Jeremiah 29:12-14

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.       –Revelation 1:8









“Even when we can’t understand God’s ways, we can trust his heart. And that trust—the surety of his unfailing love—brings us peace, rest, contentment.”              -Elizabeth Laing Thompson

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.   – James 1:19-20

The power of words can shape thought and determine behavior. Words make a difference. The choice is ours, but our words will always influence our thoughts. Be careful what you say, Jesus said that ALL our words matter.

Wishing you a joyous Christmas as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, JESUS CHRIST!

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.                                                                                                                                 –Isaiah 9:6


November 29, 2019

“As we express our gratitude we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”  – John F. Kennedy (Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1963)

“Let us remember that as much has been given us, much will be expected from us; and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips and shows itself in deeds.”                         –-Theodore Roosevelt (Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1901)




Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.      — Philippians 4:8