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Aug 7, 2018 - Faith, Hearing From God    No Comments


The apostle Peter (also called Simon) was a disciple of Jesus.  Peter was a fisherman who Jesus called to become a “fisher”of men.  But did you know that Peter failed Jesus miserably?  In Luke 22:33, Peter promised to follow Jesus no matter what the cost and if necessary he would protect Jesus with his own life. 33 But he replied, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.”  But hours later, Peter found himself warming his hands at the fire of Jesus’s enemies.  And moments later, Peter denied that he even knew Jesus to three different people.  The very person Peter promised to follow, even if it meant his own death, was now disowned him.  Click Here for scripture on Peter’s denial.

Peter knew and believed that Jesus had forgiven him because Peter remembered the prayer Jesus prayed when He said, “ 31 “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. 32 But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”  

Even though Peter knew he was forgiven, he could not escape the shame of knowing what he had done.  This shame must have caused Peter to wonder – Am I still usable?  Could Jesus ever trust Peter to bring glory to God after he denied his savior?  CAN JESUS MAKE THE UNUSABLE  USEABLE? 

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Jul 21, 2017 - Faith    3 Comments


OUR SIGHT IS is a wonderful gift from God. We marvel at the beauty of a sunrise  and sunset.  We can gaze upon the brilliant colors of spring flowers.  How tragic it must be to have never seen the light of day.  Yet there is a far greater tragedy than physical blindness.  In John 8: 12, Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  Then in verse 13, the Pharisees challenged him, “Here you are appearing as you own witness; your testimony is not valid.”

Because of their spiritual blindness they could not understand the true meaning of what Jesus was saying to them.   Only when Jesus was crucified would the vail of blindness be lifted from their eyes and ours.  In John 28, Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you know that I am the one I claim be and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.  29 The one that sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what please him.”  30 Even as he spoke many put their faith in him.  31 The Jew who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you  hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.  32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

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Jun 30, 2016 - Faith, Leadership, Marriage    7 Comments


Over the past year, my ministry work has grown exponentially!  Praise be to God!  But it has been tough to juggle everything which is why my weekly posts haven’t been coming weekly, or even monthly!  But God has reminded me that people are blessed by Wade in the Word and I am committed to posting much more frequently.  In fact, I have several posts in the wings waiting to be released!
Happy belated Father’s Day!
The role of a father is a huge responsibility that should never be taken for granted or entered into lightly. Fatherhood is a position of great honor.  Fathers are to take on the roles of IMG_0658being the provider, protector and guider.  But in today’s society, these three things are seldom taught or seen in the family unit.  The husband’s and wife’s roles are often blurred due to divorce, children born out of wedlock, and lets not forget today’s hot topic, which i’ll call gender identity crisis.  The only reason I am mentioning these is to point out that men who are not responsible as men will not be responsible as fathers either.

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