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  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted 16 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection November 22, 2017   Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3 NIV   A Time to Think God writes straight with crooked lines. —James Martin   A Time to Act When ho...

  • Sapphries

    Posted 16 hours ago by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Nonexistent Existent Father Wednesday, November 22, 2017   One of the greatest lessons you could ever learn about God is from the ‘father of the prodigal son’. He has no past, future, birth, or death because he only exists in the parable. Yet through him, you le...

  • Are we truly a family in the ULC?

    Posted Tue at 4:20 PM by Minister Marwan Geara

    Hello all, it is really a blessing to be ordained with the ULC and become a member of the ministers' network. To be ordained is not only a gift and blessing from God our creator. it is a calling. A question comes to my mind though. Since we are all ordained, aren't we supposed to be like Christ's di...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Tue at 7:35 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection November 21, 2017   The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is prod...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Tue at 7:33 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Fought-Over Life Tuesday, November 21, 2017   Tiny Israel is the most fought over land in human history. Fought over by the ancient pharaohs, Amorites, Canaanites, Philistines, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Romans, Mohammedans, Mamelukes, Crusaders, Ottomans, French, Br...

  • Escape your comfort zone

    Posted Mon at 9:55 AM by Van Gildea

    Gaining academic excellence is difficult when you are just not ready to leave your comfort zone. College life can be quite challenging and sometimes it requires an extra effort from students to make everything work. So, if you want to get the best out of your college life, be prepared to leave you...

  • Be Thankful for Life!

    Posted Mon at 6:18 AM by Pastor Tony Villari

    To my cherished readers: I am posting next week's “My Sunday Thought” early due to the topic of ‘giving thanks’ having much to do with Thanksgiving.   Someone once wrote, “Each day I am thankful for nights that turned into mornings, friends that turned into famil...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Mon at 4:45 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection November 20, 2017   Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16   A Time to Think God shapes the world by prayer. The more p...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Mon at 4:42 AM by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The God Of Not Monday, November 20, 2017   “Love rejoices not in iniquity.” We take that to mean that we’re not to rejoice over sinful things, and that’s correct. But there’s another way you can apply this. Love does rejoice. It rejoices over what&...

  • Ministry

    Posted Nov 18 by Minister Marwan Geara

    dear all i launched a campaign on gofundme, I am trying to start my ministry and i really need help. Thank you for visiting the link: gofundme.com/3y8vwuo

  • Worshipping Artificial Intelligence?

    Posted Nov 18 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Is God a human construct? We know, as of this moment, artificial intelligence (A.I.) certainly is. Perhaps, in the future, we may find some alien civilization had A.I. long before we ever dreamt of it, and they may have also come to grips with the issues concerning spirituality and God but, for now,...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Nov 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection November 17, 2017   From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. John 1:16 ESV   A Time to Think Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God’s grace. And your best days are never so go...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Nov 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Worship Of Your Avodah Friday, November 17, 2017   The Biblical Hebrew word for ‘work’ is ‘avodah’. It also means ‘worship’. Often, worship takes work and our works should always be worship. Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, d...

  • Put a Little Love in Your Heart

    Posted Nov 16 by Rev. T. Tucker Forensic Psychologist (Ret.)

    I look around and more and more each day I see mankind becoming more and more self centered and ego driven, none of which are of Godly living or spiritually centered virtues. It is tragic how awful so many of us treat our fellow human being and poorly we treat nature, the earth and all living beings...

  • Get Together

    Posted Nov 16 by Rev. T. Tucker Forensic Psychologist (Ret.)

    LyricsLove is but a song to singFear's the way we dieYou can make the mountains ringOr make the angels cryThough the bird is on the wingAnd you may not know whyCome on people nowSmile on your brotherEverybody get togetherTry to love one anotherRight nowSome may come and some may goWe shall surely pa...

  • Eve of Destruction

    Posted Nov 16 by Rev. T. Tucker Forensic Psychologist (Ret.)

    The Eve of destructionLyrics The eastern world, it is explodin',Violence flarin', bullets loadin',You're old enough to kill but not for votin',You don't believe in war, but what's that gun you're totin',And even the Jordan river has bodies floatin',But you tell me over and over and over again my fr...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Nov 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection November 15, 2017   Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. 1 Corinthian...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Nov 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Everywhere Name Wednesday, November 15, 2017   While Messiah was in the boat with His disciples, there came a violent storm, waves breaking over the boat threatening to drown them. Messiah was sleeping. He didn’t really have to do anything, because it was enough that ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Nov 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionNovember 14, 2017 Many are the plans in a human heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21 (TNIV) A Time to ThinkFeed your faith and your doubts will starve to death. —Debbie Macomber A Time to ActRelinquish your sense of control and ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Nov 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Fondling Of Heaven Tuesday, November 14, 2017 When I was little, grown-ups in my family were always patting or rubbing my head. My parents explained that it was an expression of love. They were touching me because their hearts were filled with love toward me. A word used to describe God is &ls...

  • The heaven

    Posted Nov 11 by Philip Shin

     The heaven means feeling we can do infinity so we are almighty. There are no alpha and no omega so there is no blackhole to mean by human being's ability and we have to pray to explain everything and understand as the method. There is no idol but we are human beings as existence, and it m...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Nov 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionNovember 11, 2017 The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace. Psalm 29:11 A Time to ThinkCourage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened. –Reverend Billy Graham, author and...

  • Names of the Elohim (GOD)

    Posted Nov 10 by Carl Hamby Doyen at E.O.M.

    The 72 Names, Pronounciation and Meanings of the Elohim     והו - Wah Heh Wah - Time travel change past improve the now ילי - Yeh Lah Yeh - Recapture & energize the soul סית - Sa Yeh Tha - MAke miracles happen אלמ - Ah Lah Meh - Stop negative thinking מהש - Meh Heh Shee - Heal thyse...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Nov 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionNovember 10, 2017 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. James 5:16 (NIV) A Time to ThinkThe changes we dread most may contain our salvation. —Barbara Kingsolver A Time to ActShare your trials and troubles wit...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Nov 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The World Of 1948 Friday, November 10, 2017 Mahatma Gandhi is assassinated. Communists take over Czechoslovakia. Harry Truman is re-elected. Stalin rules the Soviet Union. Honda motorcycle is created in Japan. Humphrey Bogart stars in Key Largo, and John Wayne in Fort Apache. V8 juice is marketed,...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Nov 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionNovember 9, 2017 Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13–14 (NIV) A Time to T...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Nov 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionNovember 9, 2017 Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:13–14 (NIV) A Time to T...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Nov 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Shemen Name Wednesday, November 8, 2017 In the Song of Solomon, the bride says to her beloved in Hebrew, “Shemen turak sh’mecha”. “Your name is like pouring oil.” When you’re in love, your beloved has a beautiful name and it pours off your lips like oil. You...

  • Low Hanging Fruit

    Posted Nov 8 by Pastor Tony Villari

    We tend to go through our lives picking at the easily reached low hanging fruit, while considering how to approach the richer offerings higher up. Most of us will struggle with this task our entire lives, never taking a moment to stand back and consider the moment. Our lack of consideration can affe...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Nov 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionNovember 7, 2017 Cease striving and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 NAS A Time to ThinkThe tendency of the world is down – God's path is up. —Dwight L Moody A Time to ActBe assured the Lord gently guides us on the right path, without us needing to force our...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Nov 7 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Isaiah 66 World Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Isaiah 66:1 says, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Heaven is my throne and the earth is my footstool.’” Sitting in a chair with your feet up on a stool is a divine picture. Heaven is as the chair to God because that’s where He dwells...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Nov 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection November 4, 2017   But blessed are your eyes because they see, and your ears because they hear. Matthew 13:16 NIV   A Time to Think A Bible that is falling apart usually belongs to someone who isn’t.—C.H. Spurgeon ...

  • Perfection of the Pentacle, the mystery of 666 decoded

    Posted Nov 3 by Carl Hamby Doyen at E.O.M.

    Due to this being a multiple page dissertation I have provided a link for your benefit. Pentacle of Perfection, mystery of 666 decoded

  • The Reflection Staring Back

    Posted Nov 2 by Pastor Tony Villari

    When you look in the mirror at the reflection staring back at you, do you like what you see? I mean, are you okay if you see the reflection of someone going to hell for who they are and what they do? Because if you like what you see, even though you know you're damned, what does this really say to y...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Nov 1 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection November 1, 2017   But as for me, it is good to be near God. I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge; I will tell of all your deeds. Psalm 73:28 TNIV   A Time to Think Put your trust in God and just calmly go your way. &md...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection October 30, 2017   Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' Matthew 22:37-39 ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Lechem Chaim The Bread Of Life Monday, October 30, 2017   Messiah said He was the Lechem Chaim, the Bread of Life. Bread is a basic simple staple of life. Messiah is the Bread of Life because His love is basic, simple, and essential. You don’t need the caviar of life. The...

  • Our Daily Bread

    Posted Oct 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Unraveling the Mysteries   October 30, 2017     Read: Psalm 119:97–104 | Bible in a Year: Jeremiah 20–21; 2 Timothy 4                 00:00    Download MP...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 29 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection October 29, 2017   Jesus wept. John 11:35 NIV   A Time to Think The pain passes, but the beauty remains. —Auguste Renoir, Artist   A Time to Act Find comfort in this verse and knowing that Jesus is with ...

  • Names and Stations of Angels:

    Posted Oct 28 by Joseph Esquivel

    Names and Stations of Angels   The following list is of traditional angel names gathered from different religions, mythologies and lore. These angels are those considered to be good and not fallen angels of demons.   Abasdarhon - angel of the fifth hour of the night. Abaxos - ancient ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 28, 2017 There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God. Ecclesiastes 2:24 ESV A Time to ThinkImagination is what convinces us that there's more to the world than m...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 26, 2017 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. For those who lived in a land of deep shadows—light! sunbursts of light! Isaiah 9:2 MSG A Time to ThinkOur lives will always be full if our hearts are always giving. —Anonymous A Ti...

  • The Elect One

    Posted Oct 25 by Paul Germana

    Ministers of the world, I invite you to receive eternal life of the body. I know it sounds crazy, but so does all religion. Finding true balance; understanding that one is a star, keeping north ever up and south ever down, one begins to transcend time space, preserving the body as they grow into the...

  • On Transgender Acceptance

    Posted Oct 25 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Homosexuals stayed in the closet as a way of hiding who and what they were.  Homosexuality is finally finding voice and a place in our society, after years of non-acceptance and ridicule, and they still have a good distance to travel.  So, who's in the closet now?  It would seem trans...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Specificity Factor Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Most believers say they believe that God can do anything. After all, He’s God. But truthfully, most believers don’t really believe God can do anything. When the anything becomes a particular problem or need we’re dealing with, th...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 25, 2017 Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Ephesians 3:20 NLT A Time to ThinkYou are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. –C.S. Lew...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & Reflection October 24, 2017   You are resplendent with light, more majestic than mountains rich with game. Psalm 76:4 NIV   A Time to Think Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth see...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Lakham People Tuesday, October 24, 2017   The biblical Hebrew word for fight is Lakham. When the Jewish people came back to the land of Israel, they had to quickly organize an army for the first time in over 2000 years and learn to fight. It turned out to be one of the most...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 23, 2017 But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded. Genesis 8:1 TNIV A Time to ThinkWe need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is ne...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Disciple Of The Shalom Master Monday, October 23, 2017 Isaiah 9:6 calls Messiah Sar Shalom, the Prince or Ruler of Peace, but shalom means more than peace. It means completion, fulfillment, well being, wholeness, and prosperity. It also means hello and goodbye. Sar Shalom could also be interpr...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 22, 2017 The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me: thy steadfast love, O Lord, endures for ever. Do not forsake the work of thy hands. Psalm 138:8 A Time to ThinkFaith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them. —Elisabeth Elliot A T...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 21, 2017 If I only touch his cloak, I will be made well. Matthew 9:21 NRSV A Time to ThinkThe most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless. —Billy Graham A Time to ActWhen you are in need of His healing, all you need to do is exten...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 19 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 19, 2017 Now on the first day you shall take for yourselves the foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook, and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days. Leviticus 23:40 NIV A Time to ThinkI'm so...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 18, 2017 The peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your heart and mind. Philippians 4:7 A Time to ThinkWhen we put our problems in God’s hands, He puts peace in our hearts. —Anonymous A Time to ActWhen you feel anxious say abov...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 18 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Fringes Of Your Life Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Kanaph is the Hebrew word for the corner of a garment or the bottom hem. It’s the same word used in Job for the ends of the earth. God commanded His people to wear sacred fringes called tzitzit, tassels that hang down from the corners of t...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 17, 2017 The Lord… does not become tired or need rest. No one can understand how great his wisdom is. He gives strength to those who are tired and more power to those who are weak.                     ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 17 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Practicing Your Sovereignty Tuesday, October 17, 2017 In order for Messiah to be King of Israel, He has to be of the royal line of David. His mother was of the line of David, His Father is King of the Universe. Even his stepfather, Joseph, was a descendent of David, poor but no less royal. Kings a...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 16 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 16, 2017 We give thanks to thee, O God; we give thanks; we call on thy name and recount thy wondrous deeds. Psalm 75:1 A Time to ThinkGratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but riche...

  • Each New Day

    Posted Oct 16 by Pastor Tony Villari

    What we all tend to forget is that help arrives each and every morning in God's gift of a new dawn, a new day, and another chance to excel in the life which we have also been gifted.  But, what if you have yet to learn this or anything else which you have been blessed with life to learn?  ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 15 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 15, 2017 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22 A Time to ThinkWorry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear.—Corrie ten Boom A Time to ActBelieve ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 14 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 14, 2017Moses also said, “You will know that it was the Lord when he gives you meat to eat in the evening and all the bread you want in the morning, because he has heard your grumbling against him. Who are we? You are not grumbling against us, but against th...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 13, 2017 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. John 15:2 NIV A Time to ThinkDo not strive in your own strength. —Andrew Murray A Time to ActSpread seeds...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 13 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Success In The Failure Friday, October 13, 2017 Robert Moffett, a Scottish missionary to South Africa, came back to Scotland to recruit missionaries. He preached a message titled, “Unto You Oh Men, I Call”. It was winter and only a few women, along with a small boy who had come to ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 12, 2017 My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. Exodus 33:14 NIV A Time to ThinkWe are commanded to stop (literally)…rest, relax, let go, and make time for Him. The scene is one of stillness and quietness, listening and waiting before Him...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 12 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Manifesting Messiah Thursday, October 12, 2017 When I was five, I cut out little pieces of cardboard and pasted them together to make a bus with windows, wheels, and little seats. I put it in my back pocket to bring it to school for show-and- tell. When it was time, I stood up and reached into my ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 11, 2017 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by f...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 11 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Gathering Of The Royal Wednesday, October 11, 2017 On the 50th anniversary celebration of the United Nations, leaders from all over the world came to celebrate. It was said that there werernmore leaders gathered there at that time than had ever gathered anywhere in the history of man. As impre...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 10, 2017 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent. John 17:3 ESV A Time to ThinkPrayer is not asking. Prayer is putting oneself in the hands of God, at His disposition, and listening to His voice in the...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 10 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Time Of All Times Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Many of us have a book to schedule the hours and days of our lives. If you’re like me, it fills up quickly. And yet all calendars and planners, all the events of our lives are linked to one event— the birth of the Jewish Messiah. When thi...

  • Female Primacy

    Posted Oct 9 by Sylvia Stevens

    Is God female? If you believe in God, then yes. Think of it this way... something does not arise from nothing. God created life. ALL life. She created the universe and ALL life in Her image. How do we know this? Because at ONE state in their development ALL living organisms begin with TWO chromoso...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 9, 2017 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Revelation 22:13 NIV A Time to ThinkChange always starts in your mind. The way you think determines the way you feel, and the way you feel influences the way you act. &mdash...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 9 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The State Of Tamim Monday, October 9, 2017 Messiah said, “Be ye perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect”. He was speaking Hebrew, and one of the central Hebrew words for perfect is tamim. It also means complete. Your heavenly Father is perfect and not lacking anything. If you want ...

  • What It Ain’t It Ain’t   

    Posted Oct 9 by Pastor Tony Villari

    Is this to be yet another esoteric discussion of the obvious?  For some, perhaps, for others maybe providing a little food for thought, a crumb of reality, or ply a warning for lemmings trying to keep up with their mindless mentors while holding onto the paper cup of cyanide laced fruit punch a...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 8 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 8, 2017 So we continue to preach Christ to each person, using all wisdom to warn and to teach everyone, in order to bring each one into God's presence as a mature person in Christ. Colossians 1:28 NCV A Time to ThinkIf you want to know your purpose, pursue the h...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 6, 2017 I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. Psalm 119:14 TNIV A Time to ThinkWe need to encourage new believers to feed on God’s Word—it is nourishment for the soul. —Billy Graham A Time to ActEach day, make S...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 6 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The End Party Friday, October 6, 2017 In life there are two parties and two joys. That of the world and that of heaven. The world celebrates beginnings- youth at the beginning of life, the wedding at the beginning of the marriage. They find joy in strength, beauty and sensual pleasure. As time goe...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 5 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Dwellings Of Thanks Thursday, October 5, 2017   The Feast of Tabernacles is called Sukkot in Hebrew. It’s plural for sukkah, which means a temporary hut. The Israelites would leave their homes and camp out in huts they made out of branches. They would remember the jou...

  • 100th Anniversary of Fatima

    Posted Oct 4 by Matthew Stephen Abraham

    The message of Our Lady of Fatima is an apocalyptic one. She repeatedly expresses to the three shepherd children the sorrows flowing from her Immaculate Heart, and the impending threat of God's Holy Justice if men do not amend their sinful ways. She implores us to repent, to pray the rosary, and to ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 4 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Message From The Dead Wednesday, October 4, 2017 In the late 19th century, Henry Stanley journeyed to Africa in search of David Livingstone. He was received by King Muteesa of Uganda. One of the king’s wives had a strange dream just before his arrival about the white man’s God and His ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 3 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Apostasy Candles Tuesday, October 3, 2017 II Thessalonians speaks of a great falling away. The Greek word is apostasia from which we get the word apostasy. Stasia means state of, and apo means away from. Looking around the world, we see apostasy everywhere, even in some churches. We’re w...

  • On Being Ugly

    Posted Oct 2 by Pastor Tony Villari

    We have no information at this time as to the reason for last evening's mass shooting, which killed over fifty and wounded hundreds.  We may never understand the mind of the killer; his family is as confused as law enforcement.  I mention the incident in this post because it plays to the s...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Oct 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionOctober 2, 2017 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:23 (NIV) A Time to ThinkEverything God does is purposeful. And since God is in each of us, each of us has a purpose. —Iya...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Oct 2 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Strings Of The Harp Monday, October 2, 2017 Ephesians 5:19 speaks of singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord. The word melody in Greek is psallo, which means to pluck as a harp. Your heart is like a harp made to make holy music, if it’s played right. You might look in your ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 30 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 30, 2017 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. Peter 1-6 (NIV) A Time to ThinkNever doubt in the darkness what God has given us in the light.—Francine Rivers, author A Tim...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 28, 2017 The minute I said, “I’m slipping, I’m falling,” Your love, God, took hold and held me fast. When I was upset and beside myself, You calmed me down and cheered me up. Psalm 94:18-19 MSG A Time to ThinkSomething terrible can happ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 28 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Break-Out Yom Kippur Thursday, September 28, 2017 Yom Kippur is the most vital day on the Jewish calendar— without any question— because it’s the Day of Atonement. Yom means day and Kippur means the covering or the atonement. For two thousand years, we’ve had a Yom/day ...

  • The Purpose of My Fear

    Posted Sep 27 by Pastor Tony Villari

    We learn some basic survival skills as we grow up, usually through conscientious parents who have learned valuable lessons, ofttimes through painful trial and error, and wish to save us from undergoing the same agony of defeat. As with most animals, we are also taught these skills to ensure the surv...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 27, 2017 I cry aloud to the Lord; I lift up my voice to the Lord for mercy. I pour out before Him my complaint; before Him I tell my trouble. Psalm 142:1-2 NIV A Time to ThinkIf you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 27 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Changed Fate Wednesday, September 27, 2017 God told Jonah to proclaim to Nineveh that they would be overthrown in 40 days. Nineveh repented and at the end of 40 days was doing better than ever. How can that be when God said it would be overthrown? This bothered Jonah, and it’s bothered m...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 26, 2017 But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete. Luke 6:49 NIV A Time to Thi...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 26 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Gospel Of Welch Tuesday, September 26, 2017 A young man who’d been accepted to the African missionary field found out that he was unable to serve because his wife physically couldn’t handle the extreme heat. Heartbroken, he resolved himself to make all the money he could to help sp...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 25, 2017 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13 ES A Time to ThinkHope is a stubborn determination to not allow the hardships of life to downsize the bignes...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 25 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Slightest Bit Monday, September 25, 2017 Did you ever think you’d like to live in the Bible times? In synagogues today, in the center of the bema/podium is an ark/ornamental cabinet which contains the Torah scroll/first five books of Moses. That’s how it was in Bible times. People ...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 24 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 24, 2017 Get up, pick up your pallet and walk. John 5:8 KJV A Time to ThinkGod found Gideon in a hole, Joseph in prison, Daniel in a lion's den. Next time you feel unqualified to be used by God, remember: He tends to recruit from the pit, not the pedestal. &md...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 23 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 23, 2017 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 KJV A Time to ThinkDon't fear the journey. —Devin Logan, Olympic athlete A Time to ActLoosen your grip on the idea that you have to control everything and put the future...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 22, 2017 In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9 NIV A Time to ThinkWe may live victoriously, not because we have any power within ourselves, but because when we give ourselves to God, He gives himself to u...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 22 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The End Of The Harvest Friday, September 22, 2017The ancient Israelites went out into their fields to reap the great harvest as summer ended. Then came the beginning of autumn and the first day of the month of Tishrei. We know it as Rosh HaShannah/Feast of Trumpets. The trumpet sound would get the ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 21 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Shofar Gathering Thursday, September 21, 2017 The Feast of Trumpets is about the shofar/ram’s horn. When the priests sounded it, Israel would gather to meet with the Lord. When the watchman sounded it, they would gather to prepare for war. When it was sounded at Sinai, Israel gathered ar...

  • Daily Scripture & Reflection

    Posted Sep 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    Daily Scripture & ReflectionSeptember 20, 2017 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him. Psalm 37:7 A Time to ThinkTo pray is to listen, to move through my own chattering to God, to that place where I can be silent and listen to what God may have to say. –Madeleine L’Engle, ...

  • Sapphries

    Posted Sep 20 by Pastor Charles Stilwell ULCM

    The Katharos Of Heaven Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Heaven is characterized by a unique property. Revelation 21 describes heaven as having streets of pure gold like clear glass. The Greek word for both pure and clear is katharos. What is heaven? Heaven is katharos. It’s all the joy of this ...