ORANGE — It was reported that over 100 million people witness this year’s AFC and NFC championship game. It was very powerful to see one of the most feared linebackers to ever play the game giving God praise and worship. Ray Lewis is a perfect example of the manifestation of the transformation from male to man. A few years ago he was on trial for keeping bad company. Today the company he keeps stands bold on their conviction that Jesus Christ is Lord of and in their life. Ray for the duration of his football career has shown that he is very strong in his flesh. As an adult male he has made a name for himself with his work ethic for keeping his flesh strong. After getting Godly counsel, God began the manifestation of transformation from male to man in his life. Ray works just as hard if not harder to ensure that his faith is strong just as his flesh. The biggest fight in the life of a man is to battle against his flesh. Paul tells us in the book of Romans that there is nothing good in this flesh and the things that we don’t want to do we do. As males we look to depend on our physical and mental ability to be able to handle things when it will do nothing but lead us to destruction. Men realize that doing that which is right and pleasing to God will take strong faith. Men understand that the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. Strong faith breeds a strong spirit which produces favorable results. If we are not careful we as men can find ourselves like Samson. Samson was very strong physically but depending on his flesh cost him his life. Samson believed that his strength would protect him from anything and anybody. The more he depended on his flesh, the more his faith in God weakens. Our true strength lies in the strength that God can and will sustain, guide and direct us. As Delilah continue to press Samson’s flesh, Samson needed to press toward the mark of the high calling of Christ Jesus. The very thing that destroyed Samson, is the same thing that brings down a lot of us today, trust in our male flesh. Men look to strengthen their faith while males look to satisfy their flesh.
Bringing the story of Christmas to life
North Orange Baptist Church is creating a way to experience the Christmas story up close and personal as the church family recreates the birth of Christ in first century Palestine.
Pope's rep: US bishops shouldn't preach ideology
The Vatican ambassador to the U.S., addressing American bishops at their first national meeting since Pope Francis was elected, said Monday they should not "follow a particular ideology" and should make Roman Catholics feel more welcome in church.
Retirees building churches across Texas
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Pink Out Playday
The Cowboy Church of Orange County Arena Ministry Team is proud to partner, once again, with Tough Enough to Wear Pink to host the 2nd Annual CCOC Pink Out Playday.
Moffett, local Hero for Children
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State Board of Education honors the 2013 Heroes for Children
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Beverly Crawford Grammy nominated singer at Starlight
Starlight Church of God in Christ at 2800 Bob Hall Road is hosting Family Conference 2013 September 26-29, 2013.
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Yelling is as hurtful as hitting
In a recent Wall Street Journal article, Andrea Petersen writes: “Parents who yell at their adolescent children for misbehaving can cause some of the same problems as hitting them would, including increased risk of depression and aggressive behavior.”
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