the beauty of humility

Php 2:5  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 
Php 2:6  Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 
Php 2:7  But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 
Php 2:8  And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 
Php 2:9  Wherefore God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 
Php 2:10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 
Php 2:11  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 

One of the most beautiful attributes that one can possess is humility! There is an absolute beauty in humility! When we look at the life of Jesus Christ, we find the ultimate example of exaltation through humility. The Apostle Paul tells us that we should have that same mindset in Phil 2:5. When we look at the example of Christ, we find a wonderful example!

The Bible says in Phil 2:6, that although Christ was in the form of God, he thought it not robbery to to be equal with God. In other words, although he was the Son of God, and although he was with God. He did not take it lightly. He knew who he was, but yet, he submitted himself to the Father’s will. The Bible says he made himself of no reputation in Phil 2:7.

This is something that many people have not yet learned. We live in a society and time, where everybody wants to be at the top. I mean there is nothing wrong with being at the top of your game, in whatever you do, but understand that humility is the highest form of exaltation.

Although the LORD was in the form of God, which means the shape, appearance and likeness. He took on the form of a servant, made in the likeness of men. (Phil 2:7). Don’t miss this! He took on the form of a servant, although he was part of the Godhead! (Father, Son and Holy Spirit)

We can learn something from this, because although we have positions of authority, titles, degrees, and the accolades of men, we should maintain a spirit of humility.

The Bible says that although he was in the form of God, he came into the earth realm as a man, and humbled himself. This speaks volumes, because there are not to many people who are willing to come down to a low place, to follow the path of humility like Christ.

Jesus told the disciples something so profound in Matt chapter 23.

Mat 23:11  But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.  Mat 23:12  And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted. 

Notice, the same thing he told his disciples, is the same path that he followed himself. He took the form of a servant, and humbled himself in Phil 2:8.

The Bible also says that he became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. (Phil 2:8)

Paul tells us in Rom 5:19 –  For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

Isn’t that amazing! by Adam’s disobedience, many were made sinners. By Christ’s obedience, many were made righteous. Can you imagine what obedience will do in your life, and in the life of others?

Christ’s death, or sacrifice was the the ultimate sacrifice for humanity. Today, I don’t think we really know the power and value of sacrifice. What do I mean by sacrifice? I mean the willingness to give up something, or to release something of value, for the benefit of someone else.

What I mean is the dying of yourself, the emptying of yourself through humility, following the example of Christ. Of course, the ultimate sacrifice was Christ’s death at the cross!

A good question to ask is? What is it in your life that needs to die? Could it be self righteousness, an attitude, pride, anger or unforgiveness. Believe me, we all have something in our lives, that we could surely give up, that will help us to be a better example for Christ.

Now, when we put all the words together that describe Christ, they are: No reputation, servitude, humility, obedience, and sacrifice. Now understand, it wasn’t that he didn’t have a reputation, or that he wasn’t a servant, or had pride, and was disobedient. The revelation is that he left his heavenly abode and did all these things for you and me! He gave us the perfect example.

As a result God exalted him to the highest place!

Php 2:9  Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 
Php 2:10  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 
Php 2:11  And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 

People of God, humility is an exalter. Pride and self will bring you low. Let us follow the example of the Apostle Paul, who said, let his mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus! In doing so, God will promote and bless your life, high and above measure!

God bless, Pastor Quinn

Faith and focus for the journey

Num 13:32-33 KJV 32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. 33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

In the times that we live, faith and focus are two things we need for the journey ahead.

Why do we need faith? Because faith will sustain you like nothing else, and will give you the hope to overcome anything in your life you are going through.


Why do we need focus? Because without the proper focus, you cannot see clearly what is before you, and neither can you
achieve the things that are in your heart.

Why? Because a lack of focus means you have taken your eyes off of what is before you, due to distraction or deception.

Understand that in difficult times, having a strong faith and focus in the Word of God will keep you focused for the journey ahead.

When you are driving on a road trip or journey, it’s important to stay focused right? Which means we must be alert and watchful, knowing that there may be obstacles or situations that could hinder you on the journey.

Remember, in the journey of faith, you are going to be tested, and if you are not focused, you may find yourself doing something that is not Kingdom related, or out of the will of God!

Remember the story of the 12 Israelite spies in the Bible, that went to spy out the land in Numbers Chapter 13?

In Numbers Chapter 13, the LORD tells Moses to send twelve men, who were leaders to spy out the land he was giving to him.

Num 13:1-3 AKJV 1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 Send you men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall you send a man, every one a ruler among them. 3 And Moses by the commandment of the LORD sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of the children of Israel.

So the LORD gave them a Word to take possession of the land, and the only thing they had to do was obey God, spy out the land, and take possession of it.

The interesting thing is when they spied it out, they saw that the land was awesome, but there was just one problem. There were giants in the land.

In other words, there were obstacles or things they saw, which caused them to have a lack of faith and focus. Why, because they didn’t believe the Word of the LORD spoken to Moses, and they saw the themselves as grasshoppers.

Num 13:32-33 AKJV 32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched to the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eats up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. 33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

Do you see why faith and focus are important? Because God has given us his Word to sustain us in difficult times, and the journey ahead. Yet, many times, because of a lack of faith and focus, we miss the blessing that God has for us because of fear, doubt and unbelief!

As a result of their fear, doubt and unbelief, out of 12 men, only 2 entered into the Promised Land, which was Joshua and Caleb.

Num 14:30 AKJV Doubtless you shall not come into the land, concerning which I swore to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.

These two men had a faith and a focus in God! They saw what Moses saw, and believed the Word of the LORD.

When you have a strong faith and focus in God, nothing is impossible for you. Why? Because with God, nothing is impossible.

Mar 9:23 AKJV Jesus said to him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him that believes.

But when you have a lack of faith and focus in God, you hinder the blessing that God has for your life!

Heb 11:6 AKJV But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Question, what doors and opportunities in your life have been hindered because of a lack of faith and focus?

I encourage you to stay strong in faith, and focused for the journey ahead regardless of what happens in the earth, or in your life.

Brothers and Sisters, always trust God, keep the faith, and stay focused, no matter what it looks like, seems like or appears to be. Because with God, nothing is impossible!

God bless, Pastor Quinn

Time To Refocus

Mat 24:4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, take heed that no man deceive you.

Remember when the Disciples asked Jesus, “What will be the sign of your coming, and the end of the age?” Matt 24:3

Before Jesus said, wars, rumors of wars, pestilence and earthquakes..he said watch the deception. Matt 24:7

People, the world, religion, and many other things can deceive us. This is why we need to refocus with the eyesight of the Lord, so we can see and discern clearly.

Remember he told the church of Laodicea, you see yourself one way, but I see you another way. It’s amazing that we can see ourselves as all that, and God sees differently.

Isa 55:8-9 KJ2000 8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, says the LORD. 9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Listen to what he told the Laodicea church in Revelation chapter 3.

Rev 3:17-18 KJ2000 17 Because you say, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18 I counsel you to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white clothing, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness does not appear; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see.

That church was deceived! Saints, this is what is happening all over the world today. I heard the Lord say, How is your focus, and do you see what I see?

Sometimes we have to refocus spiritually to see clearly everything around us.

Emotions, feelings, and having the worlds vision can cause us to see deceptively. But God said, in this season there must be a refocus of your eyes to see how I see.

It’s like taking binoculars and looking at something, but you don’t see the picture as clearly as you should.

What do you do? There must be some adjustments, so we turn the knob slowly and carefully until you see everything clearly. This is what the Lord told that church at Laodicea.

He said I need you to anoint your eyes with eye salve that you may see. Rev 3:18

Then in verse 19, he said because I love you, I rebuke you and chaste you, and I want you to repent. So in essence the Lord said, I want you to refocus, so you can see as I see you, and then repent.

Today in humility, refocus and repent so that we can see clearly and truthfully as God sees!

God Bless, Pastor Quinn

Sweet Victory Through faith In Christ

1 Cor 15:57  But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

1 John 5:4, For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

How many of us know that we live in truly interesting times? So much uncertainty and sickness all around us, but I am reminded of what Paul told the Corinthian church in 1 Cor 15:57 – But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Although we live in tough times, we have sweet victory in Jesus name! Someone may say how so? Because I don’t feel like I have the victory!

Well, there is no defeat in Christ! No matter what you go through in life, whether it be sickness, financial difficulty, or loss of a loved one, always remember that we have the victory in Jesus name!

Paul said, thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through Jesus our LORD! Not only that but John confirms it in 1 John 5:4, For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.

Did you hear that? Read it again! I encourage you to trust God, believe God, and have faith in the one who is well able to make all grace abound towards you!

What we see today in the world is fear of the unknown! But the Apostle John said whatever is born of God overcomes the world through faith!

Have you been born again of God? I mean, have you accepted Jesus Christ as LORD and Savior? I’m not talking about a Church relationship, or going to Church, which is important of course!

But do you have a relationship with Jesus Christ as LORD and Savior? I encourage you to put your faith in Christ.

In these times they we live in, only our faith in God will give us the absolute sweet victory over all obstacles that come against us.

Understand that as a child of God, you are in this world, but not of this world. Yes, we are citizens of the country in which we live and or born, but once you are born again in Christ, you become a citizen of the Kingdom of God.

Which means you are now entitled to the benefits of the Kingdom of God. Just like a US citizen, who is entitled to certain benefits in the country. It is the same in the Kingdom of God and even more! Look what the scripture says:

Phil 3:20  For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Col 1:13  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 
Col 1:14  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.

The benefits and blessings of the Kingdom of God are:

Protection, according to Isaiah 54:17.

Peace, according to Isaiah 26:3

Provision, according to Phil 4:19.

Prosperity, according 3 John 1:2.

Purpose, according to John 10:10, and so much more!

So, what must we do? Well, Paul tells us in 1 Cor 15:58-  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

People of God, I don’t care how bad it gets in this world. Don’t give up on God! Keep your faith strong in God. Never loose your faith, because your faith will give you the victory in Jesus name.

I encourage you to trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your path. Proverbs 3:5-6

I say this not only because I read it in scripture, but through experience! Because God has given my family, members of our church, and many others, sweet victory through faith in Christ!

God bless, Pastor Quinn

The Wisdom of Change

Ecc 3:1  To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 
Ecc 3:2  A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 
Ecc 3:3  A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 
Ecc 3:4  A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 
Ecc 3:5  A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 
Ecc 3:6  A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 
Ecc 3:7  A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 
Ecc 3:8  A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace. 

Good day all, Solomon in his wisdom tells us that change is inevitable. The word of wisdom is true. Take a look around you. God gives us times and seasons that show us the reality of change. Sam Cooke once wrote a song that said, “A change is gonna come.”

We must also be ready for the inevitable because in this life, change will surely come. Seasons change, the time changes, the weather changes, and sometimes your health changes. You may be healthy and whole today, and tomorrow that could change!

You may be in a relationship with someone, and something happens, God forbid, and it changes! Let’s be real, sometimes we are caught off guard by change! I have truly learned in life that everything has a time and season!

This is the wisdom Solomon shares with us in Ecclesiastes chapter 3. Change will come. The question is are we prepared for it? There are things that we have in the world today that we didn’t have in the 70’s 80’s or 90’s. Music has changed. Cars have changed. Church has changed, and lets be real, even people change. People will like you today, and maybe not so much tomorrow. Why? Because of change! Be prepared for it! But understand, there is one that will never change. That is God Almighty! The scripture says in Mal 3:6  For I am the LORD, I change not.

God will never change. The scripture says in Heb 13:8  Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever.  I am so glad that God does not change. This is why our faith, hope and love must be in him, and not in things! Why, because God is eternal. Isaiah the Prophet said that Yehovah is high and lofty and inhabits eternity!

Isa 57:15 – For thus says the High and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy.

The Apostle Paul said in 2 Cor 4:18,  while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Take a look around, everything that we see in the natural can change! This is why we must be prepared in life for the unexpected. None of us expect the unexpected to happen, but if you understand what Solomon said about times and seasons in the earth, you will never be caught off guard! 

Remember that everything in life that you see with the physical eye, has the potential to change. But the things that are unseen are eternal. Always be prepared for the unexpected, because as Solomon said, there is a time and season for every purpose under heaven, and remember the wise words of Sam Cooke….”A change is gonna come.” God Bless, Pastor Quinn

The Wounds of A Friend

Proverbs 27:6 KJ2000 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

Solomon gives us wisdom that a true friend will tell you the truth in love, although sometimes the truth hurts. But it is the truth that makes us free! (John 8:32), and a friend does it with good intentions.

Likewise, a frienemy will tell you exactly what you want to hear, even if it isn’t the truth. Which can be harmful!

Jesus often said hard things in scripture to his disciples, but it wasn’t to hurt or harm them. It was to help them!

As a result, those same disciples became Apostles and world changers through the Gospel of the Kingdom!

Last but not least, always remember to encourage and build one another up. Never use words to tear one another down! Especially as believers in Christ! There is enough negativity in the world!

Today, as a friend give someone an encouraging Word that will make their day! God bless!

Pastor Quinn

A Word of Pastoral Wisdom

Good day all,
Ecc 7:1 says, A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one’s birth.

As I reflect on all the things that are transpiring in the world with COVID, life, death, hate, love, unity and division. I have come to the conclusion that time in this earth truly is very short!

Which means, do not take life for granted. Do not take friendships for granted. Do not take loved ones for granted. Because tomorrow is not promised! This is why today is called the “Present.”

Solomon, the wise man said that the day of one’s death is better than one’s birth. Why?

Because although birth is beautiful, we are born into a world full of trouble and pain. Especially in the times in which we live.

Death according to the wisest man that ever lived is inevitable, and is better than birth. No one likes death, but death in the Lord frees us from sickness, pain, trials, and troubles. Understand, that it shall come to us all. The Hebrews writer said in:

Heb 9:27 KJ2000, And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.

We shall all stand before the LORD one day. So, live life with joy and do not take relationships for granted. The Lord also said something profound in
Matt 22:37-40:

37 Jesus said unto him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

The greatest commandment is to love God with all your heart, and love your neighbor. In these two virtues are relationship with God and others. Repentance is unto God. Forgiveness is unto your neighbor.

Today, reflect on your life and your relationship with God and others. Remember, yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but what you do today, determines your tomorrow!
Remember to live life today, with purpose in Christ!

God’s Divine Purpose System: How God manifests purpose in your life

God bless, Pastor Quinn

Faithful Friends

Proverbs 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful.

Solomon gives us wisdom that a true friend will tell you the truth in love, although sometimes the truth hurts. But it is the truth that makes us free! (John 8:32), and a friend does it with good intentions.

Likewise, a frienemy will tell you exactly what you want to hear, even if it isn’t the truth. Which can be harmful!

Jesus often said hard things in scripture to his disciples, but it wasn’t to hurt or harm them. It was to help them!

As a result, those same disciples became Apostles and world changers through the Gospel of the Kingdom!

Last but not least, always remember to encourage and build one another up. Never use words to tear one another down! Especially as believers in Christ! There is enough negativity in the world!

Today, as a friend give someone an encouraging Word that will make their day!

God bless! Pastor Quinn

Brotherly love and friendship

Prov 18:24 AKJV A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.

There are many topics in the Bible and many sermons that have been preached over the years. Yet, there is one topic that I have not heard much about in churches is friends and friendship.

The Bible has a lot to say about friends, which is something every person needs. No man is an island, and every person needs a friend.

In Prov 18:24, we find wisdom from Solomon about friends and a friend.

It says, “A man that has friends must show himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.”

There are two things we get from this passage of scripture. One, if you have friends, you must show yourself to be friendly. What does that mean?

Well, if you consider yourself to be a friend, you must be friendly as well. Friendship is a two way street. It is not a one way street! You cannot consider yourself to be a friend, and not be friendly!

Two, Solomon goes to to say, “And there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother.”

In other words you can have many friends, but there is a friend, that sticks closer than a brother.” Notice the first part of the scripture says friends, and the second part says a friend. One is plural, the other is singular.

There is always one friend that you consider closer than most. They may even be closer than a blood brother or sister! This is the essence of brotherly love and friendship!

As believers in Christ, or anyone that considers themselves a true friend, we should always strive to maintain brotherly and sisterly love through friendship!

If you desire more information on friends and friendship, check out my new book: Closer than a Brother: A scriptural look at friends and friendship at:

Closer than a Brother: A Scriptural look at friends and friendship

God bless!

Rest in God

Good day all, blessings in Jesus name! The Word of the  Lord today is rest in the LORD, according to Matt 11:28-30 AKJV

28 Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest to your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Rest in God today, and or tomorrow. With all the hustle and bustle of life, COVID, work, ministry, etc.. Many need rest.

The Lord said many have not been obedient to follow the commandment of the Lord, to work 6 days and rest. I’m not talking about the Sabbath day. (that’s another teaching) I’m simply saying: Rest!

We all need rest one day of the week. Rest your mind, rest your mouth, rest your spirit, rest from your labors, and rest in Jesus!

Did you know that God himself in all his glory and greatness ceased from his labors?

Gen 2:2-3 AKJV
2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. 3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

So today, ease your mind, relax your mind, rest your body, and be at peace in Jesus name. If you are working today, take a deep breath and rest your spirit. The weekend is upon us! Sleep in tomorrow and rest in Jesus.

Above all, stop worrying, and let the Holy Spirit give you peace that passes all understanding, which will guard your heart and mind in Jesus name! Phil 4:7

Remember the Word of the Lord in Hebrews 4:9-11

9 There remains therefore a rest to the people of God. 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also has ceased from his own works, as God did from his. 11 Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

Last but not least, remember the Words of Jesus :

Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest to your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Rest and be blessed! Pastor Quinn