PASTOR’S CORNER

Paul’s Proof of the Resurrection

Acts 17:1-3 (ESV) says this, “Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. 2 And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, 3 explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, “This …

Jesus Reveals His Glory

During the season of Epiphany, which begins on January 6th and generally runs until the beginning of Lent, the readings from Scripture are focused on the theme of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ being revealed.  In John 2:1-11,  we have the record of Christ miraculously changing water into wine at a marriage celebration in Cana.  Jesus came to this wedding …

Advent

What do you within the confines of your house during the season of Advent as part of your preparations for Christmas?  I specifically narrowed the scope of this question within the confines of your house or apartment so as to not include other tasks during the holiday such as Christmas shopping, sending Christmas cards, etc.  From year to year, Sarah …

God’s Creation

I love the different seasons. My favorite season of them all is autumn. I love to see the colors of the leaves in October, and I appreciate the temperature moderating from warmer to cooler temperatures. Creation itself is a reminder that we did not bring it into being, but God did. Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the …

Psalm 123:2

Psalm 123:2 in the English Standard Version says: “Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he has mercy upon us. “ As I think on this verse, it teaches us our utter dependence on …

Psalm 107:1,2

In Psalm 107:1,2 the Psalmist says this, ”Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, For His lovingkindness is everlasting. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary.” On Tuesday, May 8, Sarah and I along with Ernie and Diane Neels attended the Metro Maryland Youth for Christ banquet at Martin’s West Banquet Hall.  It was …

Romans 5:17

In Romans 5:17 the Apostle Paul says this, 17 For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. In this verse, the apostle Paul speaks of two gifts which God gives to us through His …

Ephesians 4:30-32

In Ephesians 4:30-32, the Apostle Paul writes this, “Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.  Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.  Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ …

2 Peter 1:5-8

2 Peter 1:5-8 (New King James Version) says this, 5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, 6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, 7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. 8 For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord …

2 Peter 1:1-8

2 Peter 1:1-8 (New King James Version) says this, Simon Peter, a bondservant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained like precious faith with us by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: 2 Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, “3 as His divine power has …

Pastor Cedric Benner

Pastor Benner has a BA in Bible from Bryan College in Dayton and a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania.

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