Thursday, June 17, 2010

prayer request

A prayer request to pass on - if you can, please keep this young man in prayer...

Our dear friends Lil and Steward's daughter Laurie is in a fight for her life. We claim healing for her body; we ask God to give her doctors wisdom and strength for her family.
One of the high school students who visited our youth activities occasionally, was to graduate this week. He had made some positive changes in his young life and was looking forward to the future. Last weekend he stopped to talk to a friend and was confronted by some gang members. While James ran from the gang members he was struck by a car and is in critical condition, with the possibility of losing one of his eyes.
Reports like James, makes us want to do so much more for all of our youth. We must be even more intentional in seeking ways to bring the love of Christ to every one. We must do all we can to rebuild our families. Each of us must commit ourselves, daily, to be a healing agent, a reflection of light in a dark world.
Please, keep praying until something happens!

We Humbly Request,
Pastor Joe and Gwynn Browne
Faith in Christ Ministries 323-291-9636

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Why you should eat breakfast before church

"Honey, Honey! I think I'm having another hallucination! This time its Moses. or maybe Elijah. No, its Moses! He's taunting me with a piece of manna! Moses is taunting me with a piece of manna, honey! Wait, lemme make sure its not real. Moses! Moses, if you real, give me some of the manna! Moses, give me a piece of the manna. please.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010


Here are some random thoughts moving thru the head.....

i am SICK of being confused............. God, help me use theses gifts in a way that brings glory to you..........Help me WANT to bring glory to you............................

I am sick of Christianese and bumber stickers.....there is truth in them but i want something real....

I thank GOD that I dont always have to "feel it" ..........................Help me love everyone from the body of Christ to the unsaved to the unlovely, be they saved or unsaved...........................

Help me me live in this world............

Help me not harden my heart to people in my life who i have been blessed with before, whether they understand what i am going thru or not......

Help me not be overwhelmed with all the christian activity around me..... and that i wont feel like i must do everything! .....but if im disobedient.. deal with me....

Im tired of being scared.......

Monday, April 19, 2010




2 Corinthians 12: And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of the revelations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might depart from me. And He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in needs, in persecutions, in distresses, for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Even in our infirmities, sicknesses, depressions, weaknesses, unfair situations and needs are a reason to boast in, that is to be proud of and rejoice in, Christ Jesus. These afflictions prove that we are loved and being made humble for His sake and so that we can see that we have nothing and never had anything and He is the Powerful One. When we see Him work despite our powerlessness, we , and others, see Him in a much greater light. He gets more glory.

2 Corinthians 4:7 – But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.

Our weaknesses are a chance for us to recognize that 1) We are loved – only God’s children are disciplined to become stronger –

Hebrews 12:5,6 - And you have forgotten the exhortation which speaks to you as to sons: "My son, do not despise the chastening of the LORD, Nor be discouraged when you are rebuked by Him; For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives."

And also 2) Our weaknesses show that we can look to a God who is strong no matter what happens to us

Psalm 121:1,2 - I will lift up my eyes to the hills-- From whence comes my help? My help [comes] from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.

SO we can boast in the fact that we suck. We can literally say, ‘I’m jacked up, I’m a mess, I can’t do this, I’m going through it; that means I can trust Jesus to be perfect for me like He SAID He would.”

Friday, April 09, 2010

You are nothing.

Cj and Dandruff.

One of the most freeing realities that i have come to grasp and try to hold on to is the fact that I am nothing and neither are you.

Dont run away yet. You are worth something to the Almighty God. Your soul is worth something to Him but the only reason it is worth someting is because, the Almighty has died for your soul.

There has only been one Man who was pleasing to God, and that Man was God. Because He died as a substitute for all men, the only human sacrifice that matters is His, and everyone that associates with Him.

It frees you from having to 'be something', as in trying to be pleasing to God by yourself.

It frees you from feeling like you have to judge other people, because you are both equally nothing. Both of you are beggars, both have earned last place.

It frees you from feeling like you have failed God. Duh. We have all failed Him. But One, namely, Christ Jesus, has suceeded.

And thats why these 4th graders proudly and happily call each other 'Nothing'


Blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence." -Jeremiah 17:7.

Monday, March 08, 2010

CJ and them

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