The Secret To Effective Prayer

To the best of my knowledge, the disciples made only one request of Jesus about what they wanted Him to teach them. “Lord”, they asked, “teach us to pray.” (Luke 11:1-CEB) They did not ask Him to teach them how to perform miracles, or how to be effective witnesses, or the […]

“Called To Be With Jesus”

In Mark’s account of the calling of the twelve disciples, he says, “He appointed them to be with him…” (Mark 3:14) I am of the opinion that this is our first responsibility if we are to be numbered among the disciples of Christ. If we are to know someone, it is necessary that we spend […]

God’s Absolute Promise

In his book, Things Hidden, author Richard Rohr states that “The only absolute this God every promised Israel was God’s presence itself.” Time and again, we find this promise being made throughout the scriptures to those who belong to God. It is made to Jacob in his dream at Bethel (Genesis 28:15); it is made […]


Follow Me!!!

According to Matthew’s Gospel, when Jesus called Peter and Andrew to follow him, they left their nets at once “and followed him”. (Matthew 4:20) When Jesus issued that same call to James and John, “…immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.” (Matthew 4: 22) I have found myself wondering […]

“Being Forgiven”

We have entered into one of the most sacred seasons of the Christian year: the Lenten season. During this season those of us who consider ourselves to be the Disciples of Christ Jesus focus our attention on the journey of Jesus to Calvary to seek to find new meaning in that event for our lives.


The Mark of Maturity

According to our vision statement, “We shall become a spiritually mature Christian fellowship in order to provide an effective witness for Christ in this world”. This statement is based on Paul’s letter to the church at Ephesus in which he refers to the body of Christ as being, “…built up until we all reach […]


New Insight Into The Goodness of God!!

This has been a most unusual summer for my wife, Pat and me. On the heels of her graduation from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University with a Masters of Christian Education and having facilitated two successful training sessions of Spiritual Gifts at City Temple, she […]