Love is the Greatest!
1 Corinthians 13:13
If you are looking for a dynamic ministry where the Word of God is preached and the Spirit of God is in charge, then welcome to Total Man Ministries located at 2136 E. Washington Street, Petersburg, VA. Sunday School is at 9:30 am, Worship Service is at 11:00 am, and Bible Study is at 7:00 pm on Wednesday. Contact us at (804) 715- 5088.
Pressing Forward to the Next Level in God
Who's Life Matters?
As a Christian, I try to approach everything from the view of God. What would He want? What would He say? So I must conclude with the statement that “All Lives Matter.” Now I understand the sentiments of the Black Lives Matter movement and I agree with it. Black Lives do matter. There definitely has been and still is racism towards African Americans and we have suffered many things in this country. When looking at the issue from the eyes of a black person, the battle cry of “Black Lives Matter” makes a lot of sense. When looking at the issue from the view of the police, of course “Blue Lives Matter.” I believe that a reasonable person can admit that there have been many cases of police brutality against African Americans in the United States and this brutality continues today. I will write this though, I do not want to be a police officer. I do not plan on going to the police academy and volunteering my services. They have a very dangerous job and each call they receive could be their last call. I can understand them being nervous about traffic stops, calls to homes and any other situation in which they may find themselves. So…, what is the solution? What is the answer? As a man of faith, the only answer I see is the Lord Jesus Christ. He was, is, and will be the model for us to follow. In Mark 10, He states:
42 Calling them to Himself, Jesus said to them, “You know
that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentiles lord it
over them; and their great men exercise authority over them.
43 But it is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to
become great among you shall be your servant; 44 and
whoever wishes to be first among you shall be slave of all.
45 For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to
serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
Jesus Himself did not come to be served, but to serve. Not only that, but He also came to give His life as a ransom for many. What if we as a people had that attitude? Sad to say, what if all of us who call ourselves Christians had that attitude. We would be better off; not only us, the world would be better off. In the end, God so loved us that He gave his only begotten Son for us, and whoever believed in Him (red and yellow, black and white) should not perish, but have everlasting life. So now I ask the question, Who’s life do you believe matters to Him?
Receive the Promise
Are you ready to receive what God has for you? Take advantage of every promise of God! Some of the children of Israel did not make it into the promised land because of their unbelief. They did not take advantage of God's promise. He told them that the land of Canaan was their land. After all of the great works that God had done for them: the plagues on the Egyptians, God leading them by a pillar of fire and a cloud, the opening of the Red Sea, manna from heaven and water from the rock, they still dared to doubt God. Let's make sure we do not follow their example. In tough times we must continue to trust in God. If we find ourselves in unbelief, We need to be like the man who said "Lord I believe, Help thou my unbelief. (Mark 9:24) God will make the promise and then give you the strength to hold out.
Can't We Just All Get Along?!
I gave a series of questions to a young man and asked him to answer them. One question was “What is the ideal church?” His answer was a church that accepts all people regardless of their religion. On the surface, this sounds like a good answer. Why shouldn’t everyone be accepted? In most cases, anyone can attend any church. The problem will arise if they try to join that church. (Continued)
Soul Food - Food for your Soul.
Are you hungry? Do you need food for your soul? Check this out.
When Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness, He fasted for 40 days. The Bible states that after the fasting, He was hungry. The devil came to Him and tried to tempt Him by offering Him different things if He would only worship him. After one of the temptations, Jesus told satan that man does not live by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. This is a powerful statement made by Christ. (Continue)
Are You Approved?
II Timothy 2: 15. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
As Warriors Ready for Battle, we must be sure to study the Word of God. Jesus told the Sadducees in "Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God." In order for us to have power as spiritual warriors, we must know the word of God. That is our offensive weapon. That is what we use to fight back against the enemy. Ephesians 6:17 states ....and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Speaking the Word to our situations, to our friends and family memebers can keep us encouraged and knowing that we have the victory no matter what it looks llike. The only thing we must do is make sure we study to show ourselves approved unto God.