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Seize the Moment

We all lead busy lives, but we must be careful not to miss great opportunities. When our schedules are packed and everything on our to-do list is important, it can be difficult to be flexible when God brings something unexpected to us.   I recently returned from a...

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Baja Missions Trip

On June 27th, a team from Every Nation NJ left for our missions trip in Baja, Mexico with Ten Days Missions. We did not know what to expect, but we knew that God had been faithful to provide for all our expenses for the trip. Thus, our faith primed for the five days...

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Playing Your Role

Our staff was posed the question: “If Hollywood were taking your life story to the Big Screen, who would play you?” Here were some of the responses: Pastor Shino Prater: Michael Jordan Pastor Dottie Flanagan: Reba McEntire Kim Frias: Michelle Rodriguez Kutama Ramano:...

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God is a God of Second Chances

God is a God of second chances. We see it throughout the Bible. Look at Peter who denied Jesus three times. When asked if he knew Jesus Peter was filled with fear and denied knowing Him not once, not twice, but three times. But God is a God of second chances. The next...

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Passing the Baton

There is a technique in football called "Jam.” A “Jam” is a defensive move and happens when you get your hands on a wide receiver to disrupt the timing of the route he is running. It’s something all defensive backs (DBs) are taught, but if you can master it you will...

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Through the Lens of Lions

I’ve made it no secret we are canine and not feline in theology here at ENCNJ. The Dog says in his heart: ‘You feed me, clean up after me, and care for me... You must be God!’ A cat, on the other hand, says, ’You feed me, clean up after me, and care for me… I must be...

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Live With Passion

It’s passion that pushes someone to do one more crunch when swimsuit season is right around the corner. It’s passion that pushes the athlete to run one more lap. It’s also passion that is often the key to success in business because it will push you to go that extra...

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Don’t Walk Alone

Do you have a dream in your heart that is bigger than you, beyond anything you thought you could? But, all you can do is wonder how you are going to pull it off? Sixteen years ago I too had a dream. It was to become a senior minister of a church. Here was my resume: I...

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Wedding Crashers

The world paused for a few hours to drink in the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. My wife, who loves her sleep, set her alarm for 4am to get up and take in the nuptials. I even caught my Golden retriever fixated to the TV. What draws us? I believe...

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Better Together

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. Pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm...

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It Is Better to Give Than to Receive

There are specific times in our lives when we really need help. For instance, we may need funds to pay incoming bills. Or we may need to find a new/better job. There are also seasons where we are stuck in our faith, and we need a fresh awakening of our spirit or deep...

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The Original Avenger

“.....that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an Avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you.” (1 Thessalonians 4:6) If we could be honest, certain sections of scripture can be like reading...

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Live in the Moment

When I think of living in the moment, it brings back memories that are so etched in my mind. Some of which were from long ago. They are memories where I was embracing the moment to the fullest. I remember these moments so vividly even still today. I remember the day I...

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God’s Ways Are Not Our Ways

Have you ever experienced a moment where God was asking you to do something, but you just did not want to do it? Then when you finally do it, He shows up and gives you the answer you have been asking Him for a long time. In sixteen years of ministry, I have noticed...

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Shining Light at Rikers Island — Kim Frias

In February, joined a non-profit organization called Shining Light for my second-year of work on Rikers Island.   Rikers Island. The words alone have a negative connotation: bad people and lots of violence. If you google it, you will see Rikers is notorious for inmate...

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Experience the Power of God

I will always remember the prayer that changed my life forever. I was invited to church service by one of my customers. At the time, I was a bartender and Church was a place I had no real interest in attending. But Julie was very persistent and she continued to invite...

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Fixer Upper

I remember growing up in a time when TV’s weren’t flat, your entire family only owned one, and would gather around it as a group to enjoy our favorite show. There were no such things as remote controls (that's what kids were for) and there were roughly 3 stations to...

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