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Office of the Episcopal Pastor
From the Heart of Raleigh
Pastor & Mrs. Walter Rayner
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Office of the Episcopal Pastor
Bishop John A. Cherry, II Episcopal Pastor
a. 4949 Allentown Rd. | Suitland, MD 20746
One of the most difficult things we must do as Christians is control our mind and our thoughts. To have success with God, it requires that we think correctly. We think correctly when we can be disciplined in our mind and in our thoughts. Discipline is forced obedience. Our mind and thoughts must be forced (controlled and trained) to obey the Word of God. When we are exercised in mental discipline, we establish the pattern for our thoughts to be correct according to the Word of God.
As I have said many times before, a thought is a tool that is designed to manipulate our actions. Both God and our adversary the devil want control of our thoughts. That is just how important our mind and our thinking are to having success with God and living a successful Christian life. The battle in life is for our thoughts and the battleground is our mind. Our actions in life will be determined by our thoughts and our thinking.
As a result, we must think according to what the Bible teaches. We must have a godly thought development process, a re-training of our thoughts. This means we must
train, then train again, our thoughts around those things that are true, honest, just, pure, lovely and of a good report. We must have the mind of Christ and let the same be in us that was in Christ Jesus.
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.
Thinking correctly leads to peace, life and godliness. We have peace when we control our thoughts and when the thoughts that we develop, as the issues of life arise, lead us to peace with God. Peace requires that we each think correctly for ourself because you cannot rely on someone else’s thinking to make it through life. We have the abundant life that Jesus promised when we can think correctly about God, His Word, ourselves and others.
We must think correctly to live a godly Christian life. Godliness is achievable when we discipline our mind and our thinking. Our flesh can be crucified when our mind is given a strict Biblical diet. When we force our thoughts to reflect on the truth, we can glorify God in our state.
From the Heart Church Ministries of Raleigh has a small facility located in Wake County, North Carolina. The services are a blessing and provide an opportunity to encourage the people of God through praise and worship, the preached Word of God and fellowship. The Raleigh church is a loving, family church and you can expect to enjoy attending services there. The church is located in the southern part of Raleigh and is not far from Cary and Gardner. Pastor Walter Rayner and his wife, Minister Manika Rayner, are leading this congregation to Build on the Vision while cultivating and encouraging the church in the commandment of Jesus Christ to love one another.
OOEP Monthly Newsletter | ISSUE 13