The word ‘peace’ is recorded 429 times in the Bible. This tells me that it is a very important word and subject. Peace is both vertical and horizontal. First of all, we are to have peace with God, that’s vertical; then we are to have peace with our fellow man, that’s horizontal. This vertical and […]

As you know, this Sunday, May 14, is Mothers’ Day 2017. This is one of the very few non-Christian holidays that is celebrated or commemorated in and during worship services. I have often thought about that fact and wondered why that is. I don’t know for sure, but I think it is because motherhood is […]

I read a story about a man who was born into slavery, raised as a slave, trained as a slave; all he knows is slavery. Then one day he is sold at the slave auction. He is bought by a kind man who immediately hands to the slave papers that declare him to be a […]

Well, Thanksgiving Day has come and gone, at least that’s the general consensus. It is true that the national holiday, Thanksgiving Day 2016, is now history. But, every day should be a day of giving thanks to the Lord for His blessings on us. The words ’thanksgiving’, ’giving thanks’, ‘thank God’, ‘thank the Lord’, and […]

THANKSGIVING 2016

by Pastor Al Johnson November 20, 2016

This Thursday, we will carry out a tradition as old as America. In 1621, after a terrible year in which half their number died of starvation and disease, the Pilgrims set aside three days to praise and thank God for a bountiful harvest. In 1789, President George Washington proclaimed November 26 a national day to […]

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ONE NATION UNDER GOD

by Pastor Al Johnson November 13, 2016

Well, the election is past and I’m sure some are excited and some are disappointed, just like it always is. But whichever the case, and whatever label we use and whatever persuasion we prefer, we are still Americans. I have been as concerned as I have ever been for the past few years, that we […]

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EXPRESSIONS OF WORSHIP

by Pastor Al Johnson October 9, 2016

Worship ascribes to God the highest worth; because He is holy, He is all powerful, He is all knowing, He is all and ever present, and He is all loving. He is God; Jehovah, Elohim. We are to express his worth or worthiness in our worship. Worship is an emotional experience. It is a response […]

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA

by Pastor Al Johnson July 3, 2016

Tomorrow is July 4, the 240th birthday of the United States of America. It is celebrated on July 4 each year in all states and possessions of the United States. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress declared the American Colonies free and independent states. But it took the delegates two days to agree on […]

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THE CALL OF GOD

by Pastor Al Johnson June 26, 2016

I believe everyone has a call of God on their life. We have a general or universal call, that is, a call that everyone is given by God our Creator. First, we all have a call to repentance (Luke 13:3). John preached repentance everywhere he went (Mark 1:15). Jonah was called to preach repentance to […]

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GOD IS OUR FATHER

by Pastor Al Johnson June 19, 2016

Father’s Day is always a special day in our lives because this day has been set aside to honor all fathers, and to receive honor if we are blessed to be fathers. I personally have three living children If you are a father, we, along with your children, honor you today. But, the Father that […]

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