Sometimes Poverty and Homelessness Have to be Tackled One Person at a Time

Bottles of Water and Eternal Rewards by Minister Paul J. Bern Those of you who from here in Atlanta who know me personally are well aware that every time I’m out and about, I keep my eyes wide open for anyone in significant need. I’m not talking about the usual cadre of panhandlers posing as […]

This week’s ongoing Bible study will be part 1 of Acts chapter 5

The Double Edged Sword of the Holy Spirit Can Either Heal or Condemn [Acts chapter 5, verses 1-16] For better small screen viewing, click here πŸ™‚ At the conclusion of last week’s study when we finished the last of Acts chapter 4, we found out that the organization, purpose and propagation of Christianity was markedly […]

Who, then, do you say you are?

Some Very Hard Questions for ‘Christian America’ By pastor Paul J. Bern To view this in any browser, click here πŸ™‚ The United States has always had a time-honored tradition of being a Christian nation founded by Christians for Christians. This tradition was only recently brought into question by none other than former president Obama, […]

This week’s Bible study will be part 3 of Acts chapter 2

The Early Church Is a Far Cry From the Church of Today [Acts chapter 2, verses 36-47] To view this in any browser, click here πŸ™‚ Last week when we left off in part 2 of Acts chapter 2 at verse 35, the apostle Peter – filled with the Holy Spirit – was vigorously explaining […]

Reasons Why Passing the Dream Act Goes With Our Being Americans of Faith

Immigration Reform, the Dream Act, and Progressive Christianity by pastor Paul J. Bern To view this in any browser, click here πŸ™‚ This week’s message revolves around the current topic of immigration reform, a.k.a. the β€œdreamers”, as opposed to what the Bible says. Not any particular government, faith or denomination, mind you, but none other […]

Some additional warnings about the future of America and the world

Warnings About America’s Future: a Supplemental to Last Week’s Message by Web pastor Paul J. Bern To view this on my website, click here πŸ™‚ I have decided to write this week’s commentary as a kind of addendum to my message from last week after getting an even stronger than usual response from my readers, […]

The Coming New Year Could Be a Rough Ride for Those Who Are Unprepared

A Warning From the Lord Regarding America’s Future If She Doesn’t Change Her Ways by Pastor Paul J. Bern To view this on my website, click here πŸ™‚ For my final posting for 2017, I’m going to pass along another warning from the Lord regarding the future of our country, or the future of the […]

Why Materialism and the Spirit of the Holidays Will Always Be At Odds

Institutionalized Consumerism, Black Friday Weekend, and the Bible by pastor Paul J. Bern To view this on my website, click here πŸ™‚ The psychopathology of consumerism and the subtle brain washing of mind control – these are the insidious institutions that Americans find themselves subjected to on a daily basis, and all in the holy […]

This week’s Biblical study will be part 1 of Luke chapter 19

Forgiveness for Cheaters, Hustlers and Crooks [Luke chapter 19, verses 1-10] To view this in any browser, click here! πŸ™‚ Today as we start chapter 19 of the Gospel of Luke, Jesus and the Twelve – along with an entourage consisting of many believers plus a few accusers – has left the place where Jesus […]

This week’s Bible study will be part 2 of Luke chapter 15

The Triple Meaning of the Story of the Lost Son [Luke chapter 15, verses 11-32] Hard to read this? Click here! πŸ™‚ Last week when we completed the first part of Luke 15, we found ourselves with our Lord and Savior as he was teaching a large crowd of followers and those in need of […]