• eblast-10_13_2017

    The Koinonia Fellow-Ship

    The Christian Church in general and our denomination in particular, was founded by Jesus Christ to be a vibrant community of faith. It is often referred to as a ship, a great vessel making its way through the stormy, treacherous sea called life. There, Satan, like the iceberg that sank

  • 9-28-17-eblast

    Fanning The Flame

    Once upon a time, long, long ago, the church was a haven, a sacred refuge for the distressed, debtors, and discontented outcasts. The good news was a refreshing, revitalizing message for misfits – those who are in the world, but are not of it – who received the assurance that

  • 9-14-17-eblast

    Return To Me

    It could have happened any day during these months of rabid rhetoric from our nation’s capital. However, Scripture reports that it was in the eighth month, October, 520 BC, during the second year of the Persian King Darius, about eighteen years after the Babylonian exiles returned to their homeland. It

  • 8-31-17-eblast

    What’s Love Got To Do With It?

    THIS IS MY COMMANDMENT, THAT YOU LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS I HAVE LOVED YOU . JOHN 15:12 I read this illustration on the Internet about  a story told by William Gladstone, a member of the British parliament in the mid 1800s. He announced the death of Princess Alice to the House

  • 8-25-17-eblast

    For Such A Time As This

    “Chippie the Parakeet never saw it coming“, wrote Max Lucado, in The Eye of The Storm. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage. The next he was sucked in, washed up, and blown over. The problems began when Chippie’s owner decided to clean Chippie’s cage with a vacuum

  • 8-17-17-eblast

    Rolling Away The Stones

    Philip was born with Down’s syndrome. When he was about eight years old he began to attend church with several children his age. According to an article in a magazine, because he was different, the children didn’t really accept him. When his teacher saw what was happening, she immediately taught

  • 8-10-17-eblast-2

    The Judas In Me

    A good case can be made for the actions of Judas who saw in Jesus the nobility, strength, fearlessness and miraculous abilities that caused him to devote his life to Him. However, his enthusiastic response to Jesus’ call may have cooled over time as he observed Jesus’ seemingly indifference to

  • 8-3-17-eblast

    Philoi or Hetairos: Which Are You?

    A majority, of Americans who claim to have little or no Christian affiliation, almost unanimously assert that they would never name their child Judas. In fact, according to American population statistic estimates, as of June 2015, Judas remains an uncommon name with only 1.42 people in one million are so

  • 7-28-2017-eblast-3_16-2

    3:16

    Numbers are everywhere and to most of us they mean something.  For instance, when AC 360; 20/20 or 60 minutes are mentioned, what comes to mind?  What do you think when you see 3:16? The time of day, a beloved’s birthday, the date of a loved one’s passing? You’ve seen

  • 7-21-2017-if-looks-could-kill

    If Looks Could Kill

    If looks could kill, we would be a nation of walking dead because we get angry and stay angry with ourselves and others.  We see it in the dueling breaking news broadcasts and tweets from the White House to the poor house.  We see it in the random acts of