Readings for The Soul is a collection of inspirational writings to help you find the strength to face each day with hope and courage. Through a life of Faith, Jesus lives in us and we live in him. The goodness of God has the cross planted in the middle of it. Chapter One; The Beatitudes is Jesus Sermon on the mount from St. Matthew 5. Jesus sermon was not only for those during his time but for us today. It’s a sermon directed at us to change our attitude from the negative to ...
Readings for The Soul is a collection of inspirational writings to help you find the strength to face each day with hope and courage. Through a life of Faith, Jesus lives in us and we live in him. The goodness of God has the cross planted in the middle of it.
Chapter One; The Beatitudes is Jesus Sermon on the mount from St. Matthew 5. Jesus sermon was not only for those during his time but for us today. It’s a sermon directed at us to change our attitude from the negative to the positive, it is a message of hope and deep courage for those of us who struggles with disappointment and discouragement. With the right attitude we can conquer our fears and become victorious.
Chapter Two; we are what eat and that includes our spiritual diet. The Fruit of the Spirit focuses on the advantage of having the right spirit as we walk with God and our fellow man. The Holy Spirit gives us new life and new authority to receive the things that belong to God. This chapter will help you to find the power to bear fruit in your life and upon Jesus returns, so that He will not find us barren.
Chapter Three is a message to the Seven Churches in Asia Minor and the Church of today. John who was an apostle of Jesus Christ was banished to the Island of Patmos for preaching the gospel of Christ. While there John was in the spirit and while in the spirit he was given a message to the Seven Churches of Asia. Although this message was given over 2000 years ago, it is relevant to the churches today. It is a mirror image of many of the churches that exist today and why they are unproductive in saving souls and revitalizing communities. This chapter should encourage and motivate people to follow Jesus last commandment, the great commission in St. Matthew 28:19-20, “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name if the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”
Chapter Four is a collection of various articles to empower and encourage the body of Christ, which are the believers, too press on regardless of one circumstances. In this chapter God tells us who God is and how we are able to rejoice in tribulation. We will see God’s mercy, God’s grace, God’s kingdom, and most importantly God’s love, for all of humanity. We will see that God has not forgotten nor forsaken his people. God remembers and He hears our prayers when we sincerely pray to Him, Help is on the way.
Dr. Christopher D. Handy, Ph.D. received his Ph.D. from the Institute of Christians Works in Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Handy educational background consists of a Associate degree in Business Administration from Louisiana Business College, a Bachelor of Religious Education, a Bachelor of Theology, a Master of Divinity, and Doctorate in Theology from Andersonville Baptist Seminary/College. He is a certified and licensed counselor and a life skills coach and trainer. Dr. Handy is a certified Private Postsecondary Educator in Education and Christian Education. He is the Pastor of the New Testament Bible Church located in Monroe, Louisiana. Dr. Handy is also the founder and President of I.C.A.N. (Innovative Community Action Network) a non-profit community organization geared towards enlighten, educating, and motivating people to better themselves and their communities. Dr. Handy was appointed Presiding Bishop for Fellowship of Christ International Louisiana Conference. Dr. Handy was appointment was due to many years of dedicated service to God and humanity. Dr. Handy is the father of three and believes in the family as the foundation of any society.