|WE ARE THE FOOD BANK FOR THE CITY OF NEW YORK'S 2021 AGENCY OF THE YEAR!!!
We acknowledge the greatness of God and His gracious love for us. He first deserves the praise and glory. Furthermore, we sincerely appreciate our staff members and over 250 committed and selfless volunteers for their hard work. Christ Disciples International Ministries, Inc., came first among over 1000 other food programs in New York City to be given this much coveted award. It would be a disserve to them if we do not dedicate our 2021 AGENCY of the year award by The Food Bank for the City of New York to our staff members and volunteers. They risked their lives during the 2020 pandemic and its associated lockdowns and discomforts and got actively involved in serving our New York residents. The fear of possible infection with the coronavirus did not deter their determination. Their love and Christlikeness conquered and drove all elements of fright and fear away. Between June and October 2020, we served an average of 534,867 families distributing well above 1, 200,000 pounds of food and essential personal care items to our community residents. Thanks to our generous donors, The Food Bank for the City of New York - a formidably reliable partner agency - City Harvest, The United Way of NYC, HRA, The USDA, NYS Department of Health, NYC DYCD, the Nurse Department of Montefiore Medical Center, to mention just a few. Our food service, which is adjudged “outstanding and exemplary” is the biggest in the Bronx.
Our work with the National Guards and other volunteers
Program In Session
Award Ceremony -2021 Agency Of The Year
|Jun 3, 2021||77|
Even in this difficult and trying time, we still have so much for which to be thankful to God: the life we have, and the air we breathe, including our families. Above all, we are thankful for God Himself from whom all blessings flow; He always avails for us. Let's continue to pray for God's ever-loving care and comfort for those that are hurting. When all else fails, our God continually reigns!
|Nov 26, 2020||501|
|FOOD INSECURITY AND COVID-19
Never in my adult life have I witnessed so many people on such long lines waiting for food
|Jun 17, 2020||1346|
Due to the unprecedented problems caused by COVID-19, we have adjusted our program schedules. See detaills as follows:
|Jun 9, 2020||3507|
|We Celebrate Jesus Christ, The King Of ALL Creation
We join Christians all over the world to celebrate our king - Jesus Christ, the son of God.
|Dec 25, 2019||898|
|Consider This Man!
He is the world’s most eloquent speaker, an erudite advocate and an amiable intercessor. In cosmic history, there is none his equal and never shall be! He never lost a case! His name is JESUS CHRIST. DO YOU KNOW HIM? Friends, soon His advocacy and intercessory sessions for you will cease. Today, while He is reasoning with you, shun the weak argument: “Am too vile, filthy and unready.” Isaiah 1:18. He knows you through and through, and still loves you in your state. You must today surrender your life to Him? He is able to keep it safe for you! Do you know you will soon appear before the Great White Throne Judgment and give an account of your life? Jesus Christ, who is all-knowing, and today your advocate, shortly, will become your judge. His verdict will be irreversibly FINAL. READ THIS WARNING: “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” STOP AND THINK! Mark 8:36
|Nov 5, 2019||1534|
|You Are Our Special Guest At Our Annual Health Fair
You are invited to a special community event on Saturday, August 3, 2019 - Our Annual Community Health Fair. We will work with community allies and partners and provide free screenings and guidance to community members on high blood pressure, diabetes, nutrition, and other health issues.There will be games and events for children, families and adults. Greater than twenty-four pallets of free food and other items will be given away. I hope you can join us for this celebration and meet our volunteers, including our allies and community members.
|Jul 18, 2019||1282|
|If You Reside In The Bronx
We are interviewing residents of the Bronx to serve as volunteers in our organization within the following departments: 1. seniors' Computer literacy; they will serve as tutors. 2. Food Pantry; they will work as food service assistants. 3. Youth Development; the volunteers will pass background checks and meet all the requirements of the Departments of Health and Education to work in the Youths' Department. 4. TEN - (Tier Engagement Network) - volunteers in this unit will be trained to advocate for those in need of information and referrals, particularly, on housing; legal assistance on immigration issues, and domestic violence. For immediate interview call: 646-294-7726 or send your resume to: email@example.com
|Jul 18, 2019||1488|
|We Will Appreciate Your Kind Donation
We will greatly appreciate your donation. Christ Disciples International Ministries' FOOD PROGRAM and I are excited to invite you to partner with us as we continue to feed the needy through our community’s food program. Adjudged the biggest in north Bronx of the City of New York, clients are able to visit our Food Program’s spacious auditorium and choose free nutritious foods three times weekly - Wednesday, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm, Saturday, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm, Fridays, 9:00 - 10:00 pm. The Food Program distributes several thousand pounds of essential food items including fresh fruits and vegetables serving an average of 15,000 household members monthly. Please click on the "DONATE" button on the home page of this website to donate.
|Nov 20, 2018||3686|
We define the unsaved as everyone who yet never confessed that Jesus Christ is Lord. So they must be told about Jesus' love and His might to save FROM THE WRATH OF GOD IN HELL
|Jul 14, 2018||7558|
|PURCHASE AND COMMISSIONING OF FOOD TRUCK
Three times weekly we distribute several thousand pounds of free nutritious foods to an average of 15 thousand household members in New York City and beyond. Regardless of where they reside, anyone who is hungry and comes to our facility is served. We adopt a holistic strategy which involves numerous intervention techniques: utilization of technology, entitlement pre-screening, and referral for housing; child/adult social day care activities, legal and other counseling activities. Our goal is to positively impact a life and be our brothers' keeper. To increase our capacity for greater food outreach we have added a twenty feet pickup truck to our distribution fleets. We will commission the truck on June 6, 2018. Your donation is highly appreciated. You may wish to make your check or money order payable to Christ Disciples International, 3031 Webster Avenue, Bronx, NY 10467 or donate here on our website using the "DONATE" button.
|May 17, 2018||4857|
|Unedited report of activities by 2017 Summer Youth Employment Workers
Food, Health and Administration
|Oct 16, 2017||6717|
|Come and let's work together!
It's About Strengthening Our Food Program
|Mar 28, 2017||2382|
|Computer Literacy Classes For Seniors
The next session of our computer literacy classes starts on July 5, 2017
|Mar 14, 2017||2122|
|YOU ARE INVITED
OUR 2016 CHRISTMAS DINNER WILL BE SPECIAL. THE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION FALLS ON A SUNDAY. COME AND LET'S CELEBRATE JESUS CHRIST TOGETHER
|Dec 22, 2016||2151|
|PROMOTION OF MS KEISHA GRAHAM
Ms. Keisha Graham - Food Service Coordinator
|Aug 24, 2016||2780|
|THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
WE SINCERELY APPRECIATE YOU!
|Aug 24, 2016||2798|
| In Our World Filled With Perversions and Ilusions, What Is The Truth?
PERHAPS! you know that God’s Word is the scale on which the world, with its ever-increasing perversion of the truth, and a consequent compromise, needs to weigh it's actions. Doubtless, the Word of God is our ONLY Authority today and always has been humanity's incontrovertible truth. Jesus said, “… you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” He urged us, therefore, to “diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me," John 5:39. You will be surprised to see how all of the life’s issues are covered in the Scriptures. So, if you reside in the Bronx, New York, I invite you to our church on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:00 pm weekly so, together, we can dig deep into the Word of God to discover this Truth. Your life will never be the same after the meeting. We are at 3021-31 Webster Avenue, Bronx, New York. (Opposite the 52nd Police Precinct). You may also wish to call 646-294-7726 for information about our other programs.
|May 18, 2016||2424|
|2015 Free Holiday Buffet for the Bronx’s Neediest Population
We would like to invite you to support our 2015 Free Winter Holiday Buffet for the Bronx’s neediest population. It will be held on December 23, 2015 in our spacious auditorium.
|Nov 12, 2015||2815|
|Computer Instructor needed at Christ Disciples International Ministries, Inc for Senior Computer Literacy Program
Adult computer literacy teachers work part-time as volunteer with possible paid employment to teach community members how to use computers. They work flexible hours in the morning, evenings and weekends to accommodate students with unsteady needs. Instruction typically consists of an introduction to keyboarding, the Internet, e-mail and common software, such as Microsoft packages.
|Aug 25, 2015||3259|
|Next Session of Seniors' Computer Training Will Begin On September 28, 2015
If you are 60 years and older or know of a senior citizen who needs computer skills, we are providing a free computer skills acquisition classes. It is for senior citizens who reside in the Bronx. For detailed information you may wish to call: Mark Challenger (646) 294- 7726. Space is limited; please enroll early.
|Jun 2, 2015||2808|
YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN US THIS SUNDAY TO CELEBRATE THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST.
|Apr 1, 2015||3182|
|Free Computer Classes For Seniors
On March 2, 2015, we began another session of computer basic training at no cost to our senior citizens. We have one week till March 10, and four more openings left to complete registration for the session. However, to qualify, you or someone you know must be sixty years or older and reside in the Bronx's Community District Seven in New York City. Days and hours of operation are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 10:00 am-1:00 pm, until May 29, 2015.
|Mar 6, 2015||3040|
|START DATE FOR THE SENIORS' COMPUTER LITERACY CLASSES IS RESCHEDULED
DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE SENIORS’ COMPUTER LITERACY CLASSES WILL NOW START ON MARCH 2, 2015 - MONDAYS, TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS: 10:00 AM-1:00 P.M.
|Feb 8, 2015||2870|
| We Are Consistently For Good News!!! [Site News]
We are resuming our next session of the popular FREE Computer Classes for seniors on Monday January 26, 2015. The training is absolutely FREE for seniors and other residents of the Bronx’s Community District Seven (CD#07) in need of computer skills. Classes will run three times weekly on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. We have limited space. Registration is first-come-first-served. For details, please call Maurice Johnson – (646) 294-7726 or Claudia Garcia - (917) 631-2851.
|Jan 15, 2015||3251|
We at Christ Disciples International Ministries will host the 2014's Watch-night Service on Wednesday night, December 31 to pray and dance into the New Year - 2015. It will be a great time of good music and rejoicing in the Lord starting 9:00 pm until the year 2015 is ushered in. Please come and bring many of your friends. It's FREE!!! The address is 3021-31 Webster Avenue at East Mosholu Parkway, Bronx, New York. For details, please call 646-294-7726.
|Dec 29, 2014||3918|
|WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
We joyfully celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ the Savior of mankind today. And extend our prayer for the world’s peace, particularly, to many who have not yet realized that only Jesus Christ can save. Stop and think! He came to MAKE HIS PRESENCE KNOWN. Thus, His presence should permeate all facets of our lives and protects us against Satan’s violence, pervasion, corruption and senseless inhumanity in our world.
|Dec 25, 2014||3012|
|2014 Community Fair
You or your business can be a Sponsor of our Community Fair to raise awareness of the problems of diabetes, focused on risks reduction in the Bronx.
|Jul 26, 2014||3508|
|CDIM 2013 Summer Camp [Site News]
CAMP FLYER AND REGISTRATION FORMS ARE ATTACHED. Lots of fun for girls and boys ages 5-18 • Computer, Nutrition, Health, Entertainment and Recreation. High-tech learning, featuring curriculums in Animation, Music , Web Design, PLUS MATHS, READING AND WRITING and a whole lot more. • Staff dedicated to recreating the best camp experience. • Sports and outdoor activities. 6 campers to 1 staff ratio. You are guaranteed Fun and Learning
YOU CAN REGISTER AND PAY ONLINE
|Jun 21, 2013||4323|
|We need volunteers in our Social Service Unit||Mar 19, 2013||3786|
|He is coming soon!
"But aren't we all so busy amassing wealth, pursuing happiness, and trying to accomplish all sorts of activities of temporal worth and living as though we have permanent residence here? This world is not where we belong. Sins have wrecked terrible chaos here; it will soon be destroyed".
|Mar 4, 2013||4004|
|The Surpassing Glory of the New Covenant [Site News, God's Redeeming Love]
The New Covenant... It does not condemn men, but sets them free from sins, enables God-glorifying living; overwhelms men with grateful hearts and ennobles them for access to all that pertains to life and godliness
|Jan 31, 2013||7985|
|The 2012 Community Health Project
We thank you for your support.
|Sep 9, 2012||3716|
|In a sinful world, is the Christian Life Possible?
This sinful world has its values. See Galatians 5: 19-21; so also, the Christian life, its norms. Galatians 5:22. The world glamorizes sin. Often, it extols all its negatives and minimizes life’s positive qualities. Hollywood detects the latest fashion, whether or not such fashions are disingenuous. People want to be like Actor “X” or Actress” Y” because they are “successful”. The Christian in this world is, thus, faced with the struggles to model his life after Christ and be ridiculed, or accept the pattern of the world and risk eternal separation from God. Must he hold on to what is good as allowed by the bible?
|Aug 20, 2012||4617|
|The Crying Blood of Jesus Christ.
Stop and think! The blood of Jesus Christ is ceaselessly and passionately crying out to sinful humanity to reconcile with God. That includes you, and me. Instead of instant judgment for our sins, God is, daily, imploring us to immediately return to Him. He will stop at nothing until we yield our hearts to Him in true repentance. You and I have time only when we are alive to be reconciled with God.
|Jul 30, 2012||4020|
|My Father Is Consistently The Best.
In His flawlessness and glorious purity, He still stoops to ask you and me, in our filthiness to love Him. And when we respond, He avails us with His Spirit who cleans, nourishes, and presents us to Him “God” as beautiful brides. Stop and think! What earthly father loves like that?
|Jun 17, 2012||4188|
|Trusting the infallible love of God. Part II
This is the mystery of God revealed, the blessing of the new covenant and the crowning of God’s infallible love that we must trust. May the Holy Spirit witness with our spirits that as children and heirs of God, we must live and be led by faith (and must not rely on wasted self efforts) within God’s economy to serve Him and humanity.
|May 28, 2012||3836|
|VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED||May 25, 2012||4020|
|FREE COMPUTERS||May 19, 2012||5109|
|Trusting the infallible Love of God. Part I
You can join millions all over the world today and begin “right away” to trust this infallible love of God for your needs “to the praise of the glory of His grace, wherein he has made us *(you) accepted in the Beloved." (Ephesians 1.6).
|May 5, 2012||7786|
|Knowing God: The Secret Behind The Prevailing Prayer
The confidence that God in all His transcending power, is our father and we are His children, is so strong and reassuring that we need NOW to go all out and spread out our needs on the altar of faithful prayer assured that He is for us in whatever situation we need His help.
|Apr 24, 2012||5194|
|Have you yet asked Him for your share of His eternal pardon?
He will impute His righteousness on you and, forever, He will cover your iniquities. Psalms 32:1 Thus, you will be saved and kept for His glory. He will sustain you daily by His all transcending power. And as you pray and read His Word – the bible, God will continually nurture you in His ever-increasing love and mercies, preserving you for Himself, and “every good works” in the community which you reside.
|Apr 6, 2012||3923|
|"Who is this King of Glory that pursues me with His goodness and love?"||Apr 2, 2012||3866|
|Our Annual Community Project.
|Mar 3, 2012||4729|
|Empowered Children||Jan 8, 2012||3816|
|HAPPY NEW YEAR!||Jan 1, 2012||3825|
“Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
|Dec 25, 2011||4990|
|Prepare Him Room
Today, that same Jesus, “the stone that the builders rejected has become the head of the corner”
|Dec 18, 2011||3797|
“The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning”. Lamentations 3:22-23 (NLT)
|Nov 24, 2011||3860|
|We must shine out from the darkness of insensitivity.
"Feed the hungry! Help those in trouble! Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you shall be as bright as day. And the Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy you with all good things, and keep you healthy too; and you will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring. (TLB, Isaiah 58:10-11)
|Oct 23, 2011||3936|
|A lesson In kindness: He Bandaged Those Wounds, Pouring On Oil And Wine.
Jesus commended a widow who donated two small coins, while wealthy people gave more. Jesus told his disciples that the seemingly insignificant sacrifices of the poor meant more to Him than the exaggerated donations of the rich.
|Oct 17, 2011||29766|
“We should be kind to all men because it is morally right to do so as humans. Also, it is required that we do acts of kindness in all situations, whether great or small. However, our kindness must “exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees.” This implies that we must take time to be kind.
|Oct 9, 2011||4451|
|Our Sunday Worship And Other Services
We cordially invite you to our worship service - a moment of God- honoring, fun-filled, life-changing and exciting praise and worship. We pray to God and exhort from the Scripture – God’s unfailing word. The effectiveness of God’s word in meeting today’s needs is revealed in mind-boggling and encouraging testimonies that are shared in the service. No one who ever has attended our worship service has remained the same thereafter. With a shared believe in the efficacy and immutability of God’s power, we all praise and present our needs to God in our Sunday service.
|Sep 11, 2011||3755|
|Overcoming Fear With Faith
Therefore, faith that will transcend fear is the faith which is centered in God through Jesus Christ. This faith must be based on knowledge of God’s perfect character and should be assured that God possesses in all fullness the attributes of love, knowledge, justice, mercy, unchangeableness, and power that we need, regardless of what we face or come up against. “We live by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 . This is the faith that liberates us from our ever-tormenting fears. It grants us boldness and access into the blessings that God has in store for us.
|Sep 11, 2011||5033|
|TOGETHER, WE CAN CREATE AN IMPACT AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON OBESITY AND ASTHMA IN OUR COMMUNITY. SEE HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED.
PROJECT GOAL: (1) To create awareness of the risk factors for asthma, showing the relationship between asthma and obesity and, consequently, to decrease the number of asthma attacks and emergency room visits by 80% among residents of public housings and other residents of the Bronx, particularly the South Bronx. (2) To teach that obesity is preventable through maintaining a healthy weight via moderate to vigorous regular physical activities and eating sensible portions of healthy foods. (3) To teach effective control of asthma through a comprehensive plans that address medical management of the disease and avoidance of environmental triggers. (4) To inspire youth to be concerned about environmental issues and become stewards of the environment.
|Aug 14, 2011||5459|
|The King of Creation
Have your faith and principles ever been confronted or challenged? What is threatening your peace? Stop and recall the seeming generosity of Nebuchadnezzar who offered Shadrack, Meshach, and Abed-nego a chance to bow to his statue. They sternly declined. You too, cannot afford to bow to the delicacies of sin no matter the cost. But by faith in The king of Creation, you can call off the bluff of the seducing Satan. You too, need an on-your-face and “stubborn” display of loyalty to God like Shadrack, Meshach, and Abed-nego. The God who spared them from destruction, wants to help you too. But you must pray and hands off your cares on him today!
|Jul 24, 2011||3898|
|HAPPY FATHER'S DAY !||Jun 19, 2011||3674|
|Being in partnership with the Holy Spirit!
We must enjoy all the benefits that the Holy Spirit freely gives out and continually nurture our relationship with him through prayer and constant bible reading. He will teach us the ways of God and faithfully guide us to obey them.
|Jun 12, 2011||3809|
|About the Return of Jesus Christ on May 21, 2011
“You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him." Luke 12:40
|May 15, 2011||4346|
|May our bounteous God bless all our mothers today and always in the name of Jesus Christ.
They deserve our loudest praise and deepest appreciation.
|May 8, 2011||4380|
|Our Gains from Jesus Christ’s resurrection.
This is the power that fuels our zeal for humility - a much needed virtue in our world today. It shapes us daily to engage only in activities that are pleasing to God. It confronts sins in our lives and makes our stubborn wills seek forgiveness with penitential tears whenever we sin.
|Apr 25, 2011||5163|
|Reflecting on forgiveness and love at Christmas season.||Dec 5, 2010||8575|
|Living above our daily hurdles - Part III
The secret to living gallantly above the inevitable hurdles of life is to allow God to take over our lives and to unreservedly lean on him
|Nov 23, 2010||4043|
|Living Above Our Daily Hurdle - Part II
Thus, do not relent in prayer, in songs, in praises, in worship and in adoration of God’s power and sovereignty. He is the Comforter. He will strengthen you to face and contain the fury of the storm and abide with you until the storms are over.
|Oct 3, 2010||4230|
|Living Above Our Daily Hurdles Part I
First, realize that tribulation is part of life and God who loves you has allowed it for the purpose that you might instantly not be aware. You are His vessel that He can use at any time. In all trials, consider that there are life’s lessons to learn for which God has confided in your ability to teach others. In this world, we are born into adversities. Therefore, when you had been through bad times you would be well equipped to help others in similar situations
|Sep 21, 2010||4507|
|"More people need to know about what needs to be done about hunger."
“I would like to spread the word about hunger issue in the Bronx so able people or institutions in our community can help and support the needy in our community. More people need to know about what needs to be done about hunger. If it’s one thing I learned here; it’s that every little things count. So reach out to your community. Like me, you will feel you’ve made a difference.” Shalanda Gilliam , Secretary, “The Fall Back” Group
|Sep 14, 2010||3013|
|Community Health Fair
In addition to caring for the spiritual needs of our members and the community, Christ Disciples International (CDIM) pays significant attention to the general well being of its members and the community. We do this because we recognize that many of our members are faced with serious heart and other health problems. We recognize that physical activity helps people maintain a healthy weight and strengthens the cardiovascular system.
|Jul 30, 2010||4243|
|THE SPIRITUAL PROBLEMS OF LOT'S WIFE
We need to remember Lot's wife to be reminded that this life is fleeting. It does not last very long, and can terminate without a warning. As we pass through this world, the greatest thing we must do is to have an abiding relationship with God and live faithfully serving Him daily. The lesson from Lot's wife is this: Take God at His Word! If He says it, then it will come to pass, and men need to be ready to meet Him some day.
|Jul 25, 2010||4202|
|Wake up to the Truth: Jesus Christ is Coming Soon
We can avert the just punishment of God for all our sins, regardless of how vile they are. This is a fact. Yes, we can move on to live in heaven with God forever. Jesus Christ died on the cross for everyone’s sins.
|Jun 6, 2010||4346|
|An Investment With A Reward.
Stop, and think! Our mothers have in so many ways impacted our lives. Praises, compliments, gifts, visits, and respects are few of many necessary and deserving honors we owe them. If your mother has gone to be with the Lord, you can live out the legacies she left in your life to her honor. To honor your mother is God’s command. It is an investment with a divine reward.
|May 9, 2010||4067|
|Is Hell Actual?
Dear reader, hell is real. When the roll call is made and your name is not found in the book of life, you will be cast into hell. What a sad day that will be for you? It will be a day of a thousand regrets, and, perhaps, a million more. But it will be too late. The question is: Are you sure for certain that if you were to die today, God forbid, that you will go to heaven? It is appointed for one to die, but, if you die without knowing whether or not you will go to heaven, your portion is sad. You cannot afford to doubt that you are ready for heaven. Your doubt connotes uncertainty. This is the most important life’s decision every one must make. No one, but you can decide your fate. It is urgent. So, you must act now.
|Apr 25, 2010||4775|
|THE UNSEEN BLESSINGS IN THE STORMS OF LIFE [Site News]
I have no idea about what storm of life you are facing now, but I am certain that Jesus Christ - the Master of the storms – is our “ever present help in trouble”. If you will bring your troubles to Him, He will give you rest. If you need help from the wave calmer and walker, then bring those troubles to Jesus and He will help. Will you do that right now? For prayers, please call: 646-294-7726 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Mar 7, 2010||4872|
|The Biography of Deaconess Hannah Brown
In her lifetime, Deaconess Hannah Brown had built a religious dynasty for herself within which were indomitable leadership, project management excellence, faith development, prayerfulness and purity. Several individuals who were bound by Satan’s chains benefitted from her ministry as they were unshackled in the Prayer Band of A.M.E. Zion church where Deaconess Hannah had served as a leader. The hungry and destitute received helps in her. Because she knew what it was to be a widow, in her charitable works, she spared no effort in assisting all the widows that she perceived needed help and, in addition, instilled this value in her children.
|Feb 22, 2010||7532|
|A fulfilled Hope
Dear friend, if you want to reach your God-given goal, like Simeon, you must be willing to wholly give up yourself to God. Then God’s Spirit will lead you daily. There might be clouds of difficulties and hardships; perhaps, betrayal too, overspreading your paths, but you must remain resolute on achieving your goal, and be patient; the Spirit of the living God will one day lead you into the temple courts of God’s blessing from whence you will be presented with your reward. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
|Dec 21, 2009||4071|
|If heaven is the dwelling place of a holy God, who on earth will go there?
Dear reader, Stop and think! Is it difficult to look, if one can see? No, but many seeing Israelites died of serpent bites in the wilderness because they refused to simply look at the bronze serpent and live. Similarly, today, God says: “If you confess with your mouth (that), "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved,” but, sadly, many will miss heaven “and shall be tormented day and night forever and ever”6, in hell because they have refused to, simply, confess with their mouths that Jesus is Lord and believe in their hearts that God raised him from the dead to be saved.
|Dec 13, 2009||4320|
|Thanking God at all times.
“…and be ye thankful” Colossians 3:15
|Nov 28, 2009||4041|
|How To Humiliate The Goliaths In Our Lives.
David had crowds of triumphant experiences with God – a convincing resource from which he drew his faith to fight this monster of a man. Do you have instances of victory over life’s circumstances; do not go for unfamiliar and weighty armor which may not work for you. Like a child, simply trust in God and use the familiar gifts and talents he has given you. He will work miracles through you, use them today as Davidic faith against the goliath before you. With God, the seeming gigantic problem will crumble in humiliation before you.
|Nov 17, 2009||4348|
|Christ, the true Ark of the Covenant
When Christ, the true Ark of the Covenant, really enters the heart of fallen man, all idols will fall, and every endeavor to set them up again will be vain; sin as well, will be forsaken, and all unrighteous gains dismantled; the Lord will claim and possess that heart. But pride, self-love, and worldly lusts, though dethroned and crucified, still remain within us, like the stump of Dagon. Let us watch and pray that they may not prevail. Let us seek to have them more entirely destroyed. (1Sa 5:6-12)
|Nov 9, 2009||3836|
|A bird in the hand is worth more than a thousand in the forest.
This was a household that organized a feast and celebrated it at no time. Yet, typical of most of us, the prodigal son was dissatisfied with life in his home. He desired a greener life outside.
|Nov 2, 2009||4135|
|God’s measureless and incomparably strong love
“He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross.”
|Oct 26, 2009||5314|
|The Miracle of Salvation from Sins
God tells us not to sin. “But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense--Jesus Christ, the Righteous One”. 1 John 2:1 When we confess our sins, little or huge, Jesus Christ who has forever settled our sins’ issues with God on our behalf is able and willing to forgive us those sins. 1 John 1:9
|Jun 25, 2009||4019|
|Destroying Doubts with the Sword of the Spirit.
Therefore, it is sufficient for us that God’s Word is the regulation sword which we must readily employ to assail Satan. He cannot stand against but must bow to the Word of God. So utilize the word of God against Satan’s doubts and all his tricks. We are bidden to take the Word; and if we, in willfulness resolve to exchange it for another, we commit an act of rebellion, and may make the change at our own risk and peril. Come, then, and let each one of us take the Word of God, and carry it nearer our hearts than ever; for such is the word of command, "Take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." Ephesians 6:17
|Jun 7, 2009||4746|
|Reflecting on the composition of our bodies.
Concerning those who brag about ownership of their bodies, how much did it cost them to bring their bodies into existence? Or when will they unquestionably and personally dispose of their bodies? Certainly, no one can establish ownership of his or her body as we can assuredly say this and more about our ownership of real estate, or other items of material worth. The Scriptures say “for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.” 1 Corinthians 8:6 “For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.” Romans 14:8.
|May 25, 2009||4316|
|On this Mother's Day
Mothers are special and uniquely favored of God. Their contributions to our world’s progress and peace have not only been distinctive; certainly, they have been overwhelmingly sacrificial. In rearing their children, a great number of them have been particularly merciful, orderly, lovingly tough, humble, elastic, and resilient. Consequently, they have produced great leaders in charge of our lives’ affairs. How chaotic would our world be without the mothers? We sincerely appreciate all the mothers today, and always for many uncountable sacrifices they have made and still are making to make this world a better place.
|May 10, 2009||4398|
|Unshackling the Secret of Marriage
God offered Adam a companion he could not reject, one who was both naturally and divinely a part of him; he gave him a partner in whom he was supremely satisfied. God presented “him with Eve, whom he made from him-Adam.” So Adam loved Eve because she was flesh of his flesh and bone of his bone. He loved her because he loved himself. The two were one flesh.
|Apr 21, 2009||6028|
|Because he lives...
My friend, Jesus Christ represents life in its fullness. His life is the light of the world. Is he your life? Stop and think of the desperation, the despondency, the sadness and the gloom that his followers had all through his trial till the Friday after his crucifixion when his tomb was sealed. Their hopes and aspirations were seemingly sealed. But death could not shut him in the tomb. He triumphed over and brought death under his feet.
|Apr 13, 2009||5713|
|Because he died...
Today and always, I believe that God will give you all the benefits of his glorious death at the cross. But you must have faith in him.
|Apr 10, 2009||4480|
|Has The Blood of Jesus Christ Covered Your Sins?||Mar 30, 2009||4207|
|A Fulfilled Existence
My friend, what positive impact can you freely make on someone’s life today, such impact that can cost you something dear and precious? Our spiritual freedom and heavenly citizenship cost Jesus Christ his saintly life on the cross. During this resurrection season when we are reflecting on Jesus Christ’s death on the cross, can you in appreciative service say with Isaac Watt: “Love so amazing so divine, demands my soul, my life and my all”, and sow into someone’s life?
|Mar 22, 2009||4292|
|The Offense of the Cross
Today, as in Paul’s day, the preaching of the cross is still an offense to many. The cross is a place of crucifixion- dying. At the cross the world and all its alluring and sinful delicacies were crucified. “Everything in the world--the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does”4 – which are opposed to God, should remain crucified at the cross, and forbidden in your life. Such preaching will not attract large following because it is an offense to the sinful man, who is innately proud, selfish and arrogant and seeks to remain so.
|Mar 15, 2009||3951|
|Sin is not a private matter.
God would have us to be our brothers’ keepers. So, we must strive daily, by his grace, to obey him. However, doing this habitually is not easy without the help of God himself. We must be aware that we live for God; we must know also that we are, eventually, accountable to God for all our actions. This kind of attitude springs from having the fear of God, for which we should crave and ask.
|Mar 2, 2009||3883|
|Rejoicing in the strength of the God who never sleeps nor slumbers.
My dear friend, if you have a responsibility from God, your knowledge of his power should swallow up all discouragements and intimidating fears in you. God is behind and ahead of you. Who or what could possibly prevail against you with the God of heaven as your Help? God, the all-powerful, who spoke this world into existence, is your strength.
|Feb 23, 2009||4075|
|The Goodness of Wisdom
Let’s face it. Any one who has wisdom, which is the fear of God will not murder, or steal or do any evil act of inhumanity. Where is the fear of God in prejudice, racism, or hatred? Where is the fear of God in a husband who, in adultery, cheats against his wife and vice versa? Stop and think! Where is the fear of God in an employer who “plays god” and, on impulse, terminates the employment of his employee? Is there the fear of God in the following acts:: sexual immorality, impurity and (wickedness); idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions, envy; drunkenness, and orgies (?)” 3. Clearly, they are condemned by God.
|Feb 16, 2009||3927|
|Dying to Live
Can you embrace the will of God in the face of a blazing fire into which you might be committed if you do not do the will of man? Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego did. They emptied themselves of all earthly privileges and accepted to be tied and thrown into a blazing furnace instead of doing the will of a Babylonian idol-worshipping king. They trusted God above the fury of the blazing furnace and beyond the rage of a selfish king. When they came face-to-face with death, they entrusted their lives to God. Their story is an interesting testimony of determined people who knew their God and remained true to him regardless of the consequences. It is a lesson worthy of imitation that to accept the will of God we must wholly and fully die to self and the flesh and totally "put on the Lord Jesus Christ."
|Feb 10, 2009||4368|
|Praying or talking to God with knowledge.
Knowing God empowers you to present your requests to him and creates in you the confidence that the petitions are answered. It is this knowledge which will restrain you from disobeying his words, and enables you to resolutely trust in him even when things are contrary. When you know God, you will be persuaded of his sovereignty and control of the universe, you will be assured that God is well able to steer the affairs of your life aright
|Feb 2, 2009||3923|
|How you can cause your faith to triumph over your fears.
With boldness, run to God in prayer and faithfully state your case to him. He is your father and he knows how to solve the problem, no matter how little or huge. He is a mighty Fortress for his children, as King David had said: “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.” With faith in God, you can and will triumph over your fears and witness the victory of the LORD in your life this year and always.
|Jan 26, 2009||3922|
|The triumph of Faith
When you are faced with a difficult situation, do you allow impatience to drive you to make an irrational decision and thus, most often, disobey God? If you know what God wants, do you follow his plans regardless of the consequences? Certainly, God often uses delay to test our patience and obedience. This Sunday, January 25, 2009, we will find answers to these questions from the bible. You will hear how your faith, no matter how small, can triumph over fear and give you the much needed breakthrough this year and always.
|Jan 23, 2009||4125|
|The Peril of Indecision
The pleasure of this world might be satisfying to you, but "its joys are but a name" and too seasonal. The risks of eternal destruction and separation from God are far too great to toy with. If you are not living right with God, you must surrender to God and be total and complete in your commitment. Stop and think! God in turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes and condemning them with an overthrow has made “them an ensample to those that after should live ungodly.”
|Jan 19, 2009||4029|
|The City I love
Jesus is returning to remove us to a place which, for well above two thousand years now, he has been preparing for us his friends. If you have ever seen or heard of a city or place of beauty in this world, none compares with where you soon will be with Jesus Christ.
|Jan 12, 2009||4041|
|The Bold Move
...this New Year, I invite you to prayerfully make a bold move by setting your goal (s). As much as God leads you, reasonably invest your time and other resources in the venture. Then, obediently confess your success in the venture, regardless of any contrary situation. God who is your strength and partner is faithful. He will grant you the desires of your heart.
|Jan 5, 2009||3985|
|"Men on whom His favor rests."
For the year 2009, and habitually, may God’s favor rest on you. And may you have His approval, goodwill, and kindness in the name of Jesus Christ.
|Dec 29, 2008||5672|
|Come, Let Us Adore Him
To adore Him means to “love, worship, esteem, respect, admire, stuck on to, be passionate about, be mad about” Him. He is the best and the most faithful companion ever. A friend who is available now and always will be for us.
|Dec 22, 2008||18824|
|In Due Time
The birth of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, was disappointingly, not crafted after the will of man. God personally designed it within His purpose to model to humanity a practical message of humility and to condemn ostentation in all its appearances so the “haves” and the “have-nots” could relate with Him. Thus, all unbridled spray of wealth to celebrate His birth is a disfavor to Him.
|Dec 15, 2008||4155|
|Trusting God In Hard Times.
Unlike men who make promises and change with changes in future circumstances, no future condition can limit or change God’s plans because His promises have the guaranty of His limitless knowledge, infinite wisdom, almighty power, inexhaustible resources, solid integrity and endless possibilities. He knows all things and controls all things. All things exist for and in Him and evolve around His will. “For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.” Colossians 1:16
|Dec 8, 2008||4254|
|The season of Giving
Giving does not entail an outlay of funds only, to meet a need. You can sow your time in charitable deeds of different shapes and forms. Look around in your neighborhood, there abound opportunities for you to invest in people. In this way, you will be giving to God and appreciating all His goodness and blessings in your life.
|Dec 1, 2008||3651|
|The ever thankful heart
The heart that will be thankful to God in distress, sadness and sorrows is the heart that puts its trust implicitly on God. Only the heart in which God occupies its softest spot, a heart totally surrendered to God, one transformed from the world with its glittering lures, a heart which acknowledges that God has an over-riding authority over the affairs of this world and can meet any need; only such heart can rejoice and praise God in negative circumstances. Such is a praying heart that is completely saturated with God’s Word on which it meditates day and night.
|Nov 24, 2008||4175|
|While we await the return of Jesus Christ
It is advantageous therefore, that while awaiting the return of Jesus Christ, you should watch against carelessness to pray. The bible says that you should pray without ceasing. Prayer draws you closer to God and allows you to depend on Him for direction as you draw the strength you need daily from His inexhaustible power house.
|Nov 17, 2008||4055|
|Goals setting: A must for success
There is a saying that one who fails to plan, plans to fail. This is true because we live in a world that is full of cares, competing needs and aspirations. A goal-oriented life is more likely to lead to accomplishment than a life that leaves success to chance.
|Nov 10, 2008||4029|
|Resting on the Word of God in an ever-changing world
No contradictory or abnormal situation in this life is a march to the rest and comfort in God’s word. Therefore, come with me to God’s word and see the secret of peace and evidences of encouragement from which you can draw your support. The Word will cause you to lie “down in green pastures” and continuously leads you “beside the still waters”. God’s endless love abounds in the face of conflicting and raging circumstances.
|Nov 2, 2008||4081|
|Have You Any Room For Jesus Christ?
The good new is: Jesus Christ died for our sins past, present and future. He accepted God’s just punishment for our transgressions. Thus, God credited righteousness in our account with Him, and covered our sins with the blood of His son. You simply must claim your forgiveness. “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.” Psalms 32:1
|Oct 27, 2008||4024|
|Taking stock of our spiritual lives
Now is time to take stock of our relationship with God and mend our ways. “…today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts….” Hebrews 3:15. We soon will stand face to face with God and give account of ourselves to Him. Thus, it is all important that you and I know for certain today that we are right with Him. We are cautioned against obstinacy. “I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.” Luke 12:5
|Oct 19, 2008||4245|
|Making a decision within the will of God.
There is a litmus test in the bible for every decision we must make – a biblical scale on which we must weigh our plans before we act on them: “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.”
|Oct 12, 2008||4229|
|Living above our daily hurdles.
Do not succumb to the thought that you are a failure, or that you are tempted because you are a sinner, but clearly, understand that you are the apple of God’s eyes “who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able”. Therefore, abandon your will, your life and “ALL” on God’s power
|Oct 5, 2008||4055|
|Strength in trial.
We are not left in doubts as to where the motivation will come to propel our resolve to be happy in the throes of pain. I call this motivation the goal before me in trial. Obviously, it is humanly hard to “count it all joy” when trials strike with all its associated suffering and hardships, but the secret is to realize that we are wholly and purely God’s and He loves us. He will not without a cause permit evil to befall us. Thus, we must completely abandon our situations on God and confidently trust Him to steer the course of the trials until they pass by.
|Oct 1, 2008||3997|
|The power of biblical (positive) confession
We must not confess lack, as the Heavenly Father has given us everything we need. We must not confess defeat, as God has made us more than conquerors. We must not confess doubt, as God has given us His faith. We are to speak the things that the Word of God declares as truth. We easily quote what men have to say on a subject, and many times we believe them despite what the Word of God has to say about it. Yet we are often hesitant to quote what God says because the devil tells us we would be lying. He causes us to look at our circumstances rather than the Word. Circumstances are subject to change, and one of the things that can cause them to do so is the confession of God's Word over a particular situation. In fact, the Word of God tells us to confess or talk about the things we are believing God to do in our lives and He will bring it to pass
|Sep 21, 2008||4575|
|The power of prayer
When you know Him, you will be closer drawn to Him and can talk to Him at anytime in prayer about anything. And “He will perfect all that concern you”. That is the power of prayer. The confidence that God is your father and you are His child, is so powerful and reassuring that you can afford not to pray now to Him about whatever situation you need His help. God, for whom all things are; in whom all things consist and depend; one who owns the world in all its fullness is your father, and He sincerely loves you.
|Sep 7, 2008||4393|
|The Power of Praise
Praise will extinguish the fire of fear, and flood you with comfort and victory. When you and I begin to take stock of our daily triumphs and favors, then, God will become the object of our unceasing love and worship; and the center of our unbroken praise. Then would we know how to devote our hearts and souls to Him in worship, and praise Him with a positive attitude, even when things are seemingly bad.
|Aug 31, 2008||4128|
|HOW SHALL WE ESCAPE?
The bible has warned us to gird our loins and brace up for perilous time. Are we in it already?
|Aug 16, 2008||3873|
If you reside in New York City, particularly, the Bronx County, and you do not have a church home, I invite you to our Sunday service every week for fellowship. However, I am giving you an extraordinary invitation to worship with us this Sunday, August 10, 2008, particularly. I will be speaking by the grace of God on “The unchanging God in a changing world.” Come and expect a special blessing from God.
|Aug 8, 2008||4175|
|Obedience at any cost?
If you reside in New York City, particularly, the Bronx, and you do not have a church home. I invite you to our Sunday service every week. We have a very special service tomorrow. By the grace of God, I will speak on “obedience at any cost”. I am giving you an extraordinary invitation to worship with us tomorrow.
|Aug 2, 2008||4808|
|THE HEALING IN FORGIVENESS
There is healing in forgiveness. But from the view of our weak humanity, it is certainly difficult to forgive those who have wronged us with just a flip of the finger. Nevertheless, if we, for a moment stop to compare our situations with and reflect on the ill-treatments, pain and heartache that the biblical Joseph received from his brothers, such trouble as Joseph had makes any suffering pale by comparison. Joseph’s standard and example in forgiveness shames us all when we hold on to hurts.
|Jul 13, 2008||3816|
|FATHER'S DAY GREETINGS
“By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, of whom it was said, that in Isaac shall thy seed be called: accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure” Hebrews 11:17-18
|Jun 15, 2008||4325|
|How to maintain a strong spiritual house.
Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.” Luke 6:47-48
|Jun 3, 2008||4325|
|Peace in a violent world. When?
“If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.” 1 Timothy 4:6
|May 25, 2008||3890|
|A special Mothers' Day Greeting
“And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD. For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him: Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD there” 1 Samuel 1: 26-28
|May 11, 2008||4247|
|A call to pray for our nation's elections
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
|Apr 21, 2008||4121|
|If you miss heaven, it is your fault!!!
Often, the sad and bad news is: when our health fails us and we look back; for some, we see that we have only achieved very little and for others; nothing. Regardless, we now have to live in self-pity, and be sorry that all our efforts, attributable to labor, have been futile and empty altogether. We were too busy to love ourselves, too busy to rest, and too busy to engage in exercise, among other things that our bodies so unavoidably needed to remain healthy. Finally, we now must deal with the misery and the problems that we have brought on ourselves.
|Apr 13, 2008||4414|
|Reflecting on death and resurrection on Easter
Jesus died willingly for our sins. He boasted of His might and authority, and proved that He alone had the power to give up His life, and the power to take it back. “No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again
|Mar 24, 2008||3962|
|Are you among the number, against whom God does not count sin? [Site News]
STOP AND THINK
|Mar 23, 2008||4395|
|STOP and Think
The gift of salvation in Jesus Christ, which God has freely offered to our sin-sick humanity, is sadly being spurned every day. Mankind is unable to come to terms with its freeness, when in our capitalistic world “nothing goes for nothing”. Dear reader, God says he has personally secured our salvation in his son - Jesus Christ. Thus, it is free and priceless. Anyone - rich or poor – can have it. Dear friend, you need to ask and believe God’s word for your salvation today. You know not what tomorrow might bring.________________________________________
|Jan 19, 2008||4110|
|Is there any hope for our wicked and ever-violent world?
Despite every wickedness, and the ever- prevailing violence in our world today, there is hope for humanity, and that hope is in Jesus Christ.
|Dec 26, 2007||4744|
|The triumph of humility [Site News]
Misrepresentation of our true selves by other people is rampant and will never cease because people who judge others are very limited in knowledge of the people they judge. No one should judge another. We often have notions of others that are not really true. Faced with this, we need to pray that God will help our accusers. And we should forgive them too, for minimizing our virtues. We are special people for whom King Jesus died. He loves and knows us better. Thus, we should have better estimation of ourselves based on what God says and not on man's limited understanding from which he often shoots out his bullets of condemnations.
|May 28, 2007||4946|
|IF YOU WERE TO DIE TODAY, WILL YOU GO TO HEAVEN?
STOP AND THINK! IN OUR UNCERTAIN WORLD, YOUR ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION IS THE MOST IMPORTANT.
|Apr 28, 2007||4697|
|The Authority of Jesus Christ
|Mar 31, 2007||4299|
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