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

The God kind of love

Joh 3:16 AKJV For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

We cannot fathom God’s perfect love, because we practice emotional love.  We pick and choose those whom we will love, but God’s love is unconditional.

The Bible says that love covers a multitude of sins, 1 Peter 4:8. Love is the greatest commandment according to Matt 22:36-39.  The Apostle Paul lists love first as the first fruit of the Spirit. Jesus even rebuked a church because of their love. Rev 2:4.

People will know that you been with Jesus because of your love walk. John 13:34-35, not your title or gifting. We are all a work in progress truth be told. But, when you truly perfect this virtue of love, the power of Christ will rest upon you in the fullness of measure!

Sometimes we think it’s people, or even the Church that holds us back from moving forward, accomplishing vision, or doing great things, but check your love walk!

What we see in America is a result of hate and a lack of love. This is the stumbling block that hinders relationships, and will ultimately destroy a nation. Read Matt 24:10-13.

We must pray, and ask God to help us with this great virtue, and to perfect our love walk. Because truth be told. Many will stand before God for the lack of it.

Today, Ask the Lord to give you the grace to love unconditionally, and as you love, be wise to guard your heart from loveless people! God bless, Pastor Quinn

Freedom from Bondage

Good day all, A Word of encouragement to bless your day!

John 8:36 AKJV – If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

On Jan 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln that all enslaved people in confederate states were free! Although it was issued, many people were still held in the bondage of slavery.

Specifically in Texas, where slavery continued until the spring of 1865, when General Granger and Union troops showed up on June 19, 1865 and emancipated those were still enslaved.

This a powerful historic story of freedom, in which I am reminded of the bondage of sin, which still enslaves many people today.

Just as a man rode into Texas proclaiming freedom in 1865, the God man, Jesus Christ came to earth, and set the captives free from the bondage of sin!

Truth be told, many people don’t know the truth of his sacrifice to deliver every human being from the bondage of sin, where he provided deliverance, freedom, and salvation at the cross.

The scripture says in John 8:32 AKJV, And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Do you know the truth about that great sacrifice? When Jesus, the Son of God came to earth, to die for the sins of the world?

Joh 8:36 AKJV says, If the Son therefore shall make you free, you shall be free indeed.

Just as Emancipation Day on June 19th, 1865 set the captives free from slavery.

The Lord Jesus(Yeshua) came and delivered us from the slavery of sin, which means truly he has made us free indeed!

Always remember what Christ said in Luk 4:18 AKJV:

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.

And verse 19 is the prophetic profound verse:

Luk 4:19 AKJV To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Today if you have not accepted his freedom made available at the cross do it today!

John 3:16 says, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.t5

Today, receive and celebrate freedom spiritually and physically, because we are truly free! Be blessed and walk out your freedom everyday in Christ! God bless, Pastor Quinn

The power of sacrifice and the extra mile

Good day all,

Mat 16:24 AKJV – Then said Jesus to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

We learn from the example of Christ that greatness and elevation requires denial of self, and a sacrifice! Of course, no one can give the ultimate sacrifice like Jesus Christ, but we can learn from his example!

Listen to the words of the Apostle Paul who confirms this!

Phi 2:8-12 AKJV 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient to death, even the death of the cross.

9 Why God also has highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

12 Why, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

My friends, no one can do great things in life without  some kind of sacrifice and going the extra mile.

Mike Tyson said in an interview, he would work out as hard as possible in training, and do the extra because he knew his competitor would not do it!  Therefore giving him the advantage.

Jesus said if someone compels you to go one mile, go two miles. Matt 5:41. Herein lies the secret to doing great things in life! Going the extra mile! Those that study hard, work hard, and train hard, will exceed mediocrity through sacrifice and going the extra mile.

Doing the least in anything that pertains to goals, dreams and aspirations will not produce great achievements in life. In fact, it could possibly doom you to
mediocrity.

Those that follow the example of Christ, and follow those that follow Christ, have the potential to do great things, and succeed in their endeavors.

The Apostle Paul in
2 Tim 2:3-7 said the following: You therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

Did you hear that? Endure hardness. Be tough, press, push, and don’t give up.

4 No man that wars entangles himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who has chosen him to be a soldier.

5 And if a man also strive (competes) for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully. 6 The farmer that labors must be first partaker of the fruits. 7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give you understanding in all things.

Notice, Paul mentions a soldier, athlete, and farmer. Three individuals who understand the value of hard work, and sacrifice to accomplish a goal or task.

In my life and journeys, I have seen even the most talented of individuals, succumb to mediocrity, and accomplish nothing, because they simply did not understand sacrifice, and going the extra mile.

In life, there are three types of people. Those that do average things, those that do above average things, and those that do great things! 

You will never do great things with an average mindset. Again, those that work hard, study hard, and train hard, will accomplish great things because the output is always determined by the input.

The scripture says in 2 Tim 2:15 AKJV Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Notice the words: study to show yourself approved by God, and workman! Which means study and work must be put in!

Today, purpose in your heart to go above and beyond the average by denying yourself, and going the extra mile to do great things in life, and in Christ!

God bless, Pastor Quinn