Out of the Wilderness, A Formula to Overcome

Overcome Sometimes life appears to get the best of us.  We feel beaten down, defeated, and destroyed. There is a Biblical principle for dealing with these trials.  There is hope to overcome the trial. Deuteronomy 8:1–2 (1) All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, […]

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March 17, 2017

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Innocence Lost via Sin

When reading the third chapter of Genesis this morning, I was caught up by a buried golden nugget in verse 11 that every parent needs to hold tight to.  It is a lesson dealing directly with the innocence of their children.  A lesson that has eternal consequences. Adam and Eve had just disobeyed the direct […]

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January 2, 2016

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The Real Christmas Story

Many years ago, fed up by the ultra commercialism the ‘holiday season’ had evolved into, I made the decision that Christmas at the Ferguson’s would first focus on the real meaning behind Christmas.  Before anything else, we read the Christmas story from the Bible.  We read of the prophecy and angelic announcement of the birth […]

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The Formula for Power in Successful Prayer

Thinking about having a prayer answered, people of faith immediately go to John 14:14. John 14:14, “If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.” Before you get all excited about what God is going to do let me share a few things. There are five prerequisites that we must fulfill […]

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October 22, 2015

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It’s All In The Name

According to parents.com, my name, Scott, is of old English origin and means from Ireland, or later from Scottland.  Doesn’t sound very exciting and isn’t very profound. I guess its good I have ancestors from that region.  However, if we look at my son’s name, Elijah, a good Bible name, it means, my God is […]

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August 3, 2014

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I Lied to Him, Now What

I was sitting on a plane from Columbus, Ohio to St Louis, Missouri.  In my seat, I was patiently waiting to depart and trying my very best to focus on my daily reading.  However, glancing up, I noticed the lady sitting next to me was reading Glamour magazine.  The title of the article caught my […]

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October 20, 2012

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God Is Forever, God Is, God Remains

Today, I was thinking about how quickly life seems to be passing by me. It is easy to miss the small opportunities in life that really matter. I could lose a loved one in a moment, unexpectedly, without a last chance to say goodbye. Without warning, I could make a mistake that would forever change […]

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April 18, 2012

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Articles of Faith… The beginning.

At the Calvary Apostolic Church, during the Awakenings 2011 conference, Evangelist David Smith mentioned to the congregation that he had been challenged by Bishop Ewing just a few days before the Bishop had passed.  Bishop Ewing demanded David Smith tell him what he believed.  At that moment Brother Smith recited to Bishop Ewing what he believed and why he believed it. What […]

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September 1, 2011

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