Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min.'s Blog (91)

The Lord Knows His Own

Preface

Today’s blog post is a loving reminder from the prophet Samuel and apostle Paul concerning the importance for those who are “Called-out” of darkness into His marvelous light, to continue to persevere during these most difficult and trying times.

Grace and Peace…

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Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on July 7, 2019 at 12:03pm — No Comments

How Loss Life is Saved and Kept.

“Without humility, we keep all our defects;

and they are only crusted over by pride,

which conceals them from others,

and often from ourselves!”

-Francois de La Rochefoucauld-…

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Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on June 30, 2019 at 1:03pm — No Comments

Living Your Life as an Experiment: Proving that God Is!

Trust in yourself and you are doomed to disappointment; trust in your friends and they will die and leave you; trust in money and you may have it taken from you; trust in your reputation and some slanderous tongue may blast it; but trust in God, and you are never to be confounded in time or eternity.” -Dwight L. Moody-…

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Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on June 23, 2019 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Dwell in the Shadow of The Most High!

My soulful personal reflection, re-speaking, and prayer song to God, reminding Him of His promises to His children.  Psalms 51:10-13 CJB…

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Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on June 16, 2019 at 6:14am — No Comments

Book Review of Dark Agenda: The War to Destroy Christian America

Are you looking for a powerful Summer book to read? Let me encourage you to please consider:

http://firstfruitsperspective.org/2019/06/09/book-review-of-dark-agenda-the-war-to-destroy-christian-america/

Grace and…

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Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on June 9, 2019 at 9:43am — No Comments

The Blessed and Their Delight

Grace and Peace to each of you on today and throughout this week. Please consider my new blog post, "The Blessed and Their Delight!"

http://firstfruitsperspective.org/2019/06/02/the-blessed-and-their-delight/#healthyselfchallenge

Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on June 2, 2019 at 6:25am — No Comments

Heal Thy Self Challenge

I hope to invite you to join in with me in my quest at responding to this wonderful #HealThySelfChallenge. Let us discover some very useful steps that we can learn in our battle against evil.…

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Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on May 26, 2019 at 3:00am — No Comments

Transitioning with Dignity

I have not yet done the research yet I am pretty sure that there are literally millions of books, articles, blogs, films, and conversations that advise us and encourage us on “How To Live a Good Life!”

The purpose of today’s blog post is to communicate the important ways in which each of us may learn just “How to Have a Good Death!”…

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Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on May 19, 2019 at 9:53am — No Comments

Living A Life Beyond the Veil

In today’s blog post, I wish to briefly highlight some of the most wonderful and deeply spiritual truths about the Tabernacle that we find in our Holy Scriptures. In this blog post, you might read the Gospel Message like never before!

I pray that this post will not just enlighten your mind, but it will ignite your spirit, soul, and body in a very manner that the writer in Psalms 139:14 boldly proclaimed: “I thank you because I am awesomely made, wonderfully;…

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Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on May 12, 2019 at 6:45am — No Comments

Choosing Suicide Over Life!

Please consider my recent blog post on the National Crisis of Suicide! This post attempts at answering the question, why are so many are "Choosing Suicide over Life!"

http://firstfruitsperspective.org/2019/05/05/choosing-suicide-over-life/

Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on May 5, 2019 at 9:32am — No Comments

The Pitiful Crys of Souls Suffering in Spiritual Desolation

An Expose’ on Deception, Shaming, and Soul Destruction

This coming May 31, 2019, will be an entire year removed since The Washington Post released a weblog post written by Joshua Pease entitled, “The Epidemic of denial about sexual abuse in the Evangelical Church.” I find it very difficult to report these findings in that much like the Catholic church, the Protestant and Evangelical church…

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Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on April 28, 2019 at 6:59am — No Comments

“The Price of a Common Slave!”

The Last Passover Meal of The Master

It was on a Thursday evening prior to His execution the next day Friday afternoon that Jesus of Nazareth had finally arrived in Jerusalem. For throughout His very short three years of public ministry, He constantly reminded His disciples that He would be betrayed into the hands of men...,…

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Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on April 18, 2019 at 6:47pm — 1 Comment

Moral Guidance in Culturally Gray Areas

As I paged through the first section of the paper, I came across a thought-provoking essay written by Annabelle Gurwitch entitled, “Cremation Nation”: Our New Way to Go, March 29, 2019. As I read this article I knew that this subject matter deserved thoughtful if not Historical, Relational, and Biblical consideration.  Grace and Peace…

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Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on April 6, 2019 at 2:37am — No Comments

Having Peace amidst the Storms of our Lives: Only Proves that God is Near.

This week’s blog post is a soulful and heartfelt dedication to those family members, friends, and associates who are facing life’s greatest challenges. You know the ones, those unwelcomed and unwanted life challenges that always come at the wrong time, the ones that force each of us to ask the question, how do I learn to rejoice in my Faith when I struggle with the inner and external realities of hopelessness; sickness, fear of death, soul damage, isolationism, and…

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Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on March 23, 2019 at 3:58am — No Comments

The Brevity of Our Physical Lives

Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. James 4:14
Grace and Peace

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Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on March 16, 2019 at 8:34pm — No Comments

The Spiritual Blessedness of Winter

It was during this moment that I begin to meditate on the notion there seems to be a certain spiritual blessedness that is associated with the Winter season. This blessedness at least to me could very easily be seen within the surrounding landscape of Stone Mountain Park, yet the greater question lies in how much of this same spiritual truth is reflective of my own life as a faithful disciple of the Master?…

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Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on March 7, 2019 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Entering Into His Spiritual Rest

The Futility of Striving in Our Own Might

I must confess that today’s blog post has been very difficult for me to produce in that, deep in my heart, I am grieving for the modern Church as a religious institution within our culture and the insidious inner-church dysfunction that is very destructive and evil. Noticeably, the most recent disclosure of the sexual abuse that now is within the Protestant and Evangelical denominations.…

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Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on February 24, 2019 at 11:06pm — No Comments

The Loving Ways My Father Besieges Me

The following is my reflective analysis and review of one of the most life-changing moments in my existence. This blog post is one of my most personal if not most transparent post to date. I am forever grateful for His Love, Grace, and Mercy. Shalom.…

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Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on February 12, 2019 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Godless-centered Foolishness

Sharing in The Master’s Happiness

If by some very unique way I was able to transport myself back to the spring of 33 A.D., to ask this Jewish Rabbi from Nazareth a question or two, exactly what is it that I would ask Him? What would be my most important thoughts or real life, pressing personal crises that would drive me to seek after Him as He and His selected disciples were making their way from Bethany, to celebrate the High Holy Day of Passover in…

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Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on January 30, 2019 at 4:20pm — No Comments

The Image and Virtue of True Greatness

Humility and Serving Others

The Master having all authority over all things invites the disciples to consider one of the most revolutionary spiritual new norm of greatness within the Kingdom of God. He examines their hearts and motives in an effort to communicate to them and all other disciples to follow, that greatness, preeminence and a sense of importance come by humility and service.…

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Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on January 20, 2019 at 12:33pm — No Comments

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