Jesus Is Lord!

Jesus Is Lord!

Issue 11

MAY 2021

Jesus Is Lord!

Office of the Episcopal Pastor

In This Issue:

From the Heart of Houston

Pastor & Mrs. Stephen White

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Glorifying God

in the Midst of Challenges

Office of the Episcopal Pastor

Bishop John A. Cherry, II Episcopal Pastor

e.    ooep@fthcm.org
a.   4949 Allentown Rd. | Suitland, MD 20746

From My Heart

Glorifying God in the Midst of Challenges

As Christians we are not exempt form challenging times. The last year has let us know that as long as we live in this life, we will face adversity and difficulty. The difference between us and the world is that we have an opportunity to glorify God when we face challenging times. As Christians we are to follow the life, teachings and character of Jesus, especially in adversity. We glorify God with how we respond to the challenges that every one of us will face. It is our ability to live out our faith that makes God visible in and through us.

If we are going to Glorify God in challenging times we must prepare ourselves to deal with adversity. Our ability to glorify God is directly tied to our preparation. Challenges are magnified when we are not prepared. Our faith gives us the tools we need to be prepared for the challenges of life. Our heart must be prepared so that we can hear from God and respond correctly. Our mind must be prepared so we can think correctly. We must be prepared spiritually through righteousness. We must maintain our natural affairs and our finances according to the Word of God to deal with life’s challenges. It is too late to prepare once we find ourselves in a challenge.

We glorify God when we trust Him in the midst of a challenge. We trust God when we trust the truth of His Word. Challenges test our ability to walk in what we have been taught.

Upcoming Episcopal Visit

In light of COVID-19, Bishop and Mrs. Cherry have no planned visit to a From the Heart church at this time.

Stay tuned for their next visit to a local From the Heart church.

From My Heart

When we manifest the truth of God’s Word in our character, conduct and commitment to the faith it makes our relationship with God visible. When people can see that our relationship with God is real it gives them hope. Our relationship with God is built for tough times. We can trust that He will never leave us or forsake us.

I suggest that we should use the challenges of the past year to show us where we must grow and develop for the next challenge. We do not have to fear the uncertainty of tomorrow. We have what we need to face the challenges of life. We have our relationship with God, the truth of His Word and each other. So, the next time you face a challenge remember the greater one lives in you and be at peace!

We Are From the Heart

From the Heart Church Ministries of Houston

From the Heart Church Ministries of Houston is a wonderful church, where the congregation is welcoming and loving. When attending services, you will enjoy a full worship experience and receive a well taught message, based on the doctrine and current spiritual climate of From the Heart. Pastor Stephen White has always emphasized the importance of building families through hope, help and healing. He and his wife, Reverend Kabrina White, work very hard to keep the Houston congregation moving forward through Christian growth and development.

From the Heart is located in northwest Houston, less than 15 miles from downtown Houston.

OOEP Monthly Newsletter | ISSUE 11