"Uniting Christian & Jewish Clergy from Around the World"
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…Continue
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on April 6, 2019 at 2:37am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on March 23, 2019 at 3:58am — No Comments
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
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on March 16, 2019 at 8:34pm — No Comments
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?…Continue
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on March 7, 2019 at 3:48pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on February 24, 2019 at 11:06pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on February 12, 2019 at 5:16pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on January 30, 2019 at 4:20pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on January 20, 2019 at 12:33pm — No Comments
Learning to Bridle those Cravings that Divide Our Hearts
Whether you are a faithful follower of The Messiah or not, each human being throughout their respective life journey will have one or more deep-seated “heart desires” that at times, until actualized, may interfere or deny an individual, deeper spiritual walk in one’s faith.…Continue
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on January 6, 2019 at 6:31am — No Comments
Within the short span of less than a week, I have witnessed up and in person, the very extreme warring fraction between two of this life’s greatest events, the gift of living in this life and fear and uncertainty of death of life as we know it. In my spiritual reflective time over the last two days, my concern and focus were redirected to what the very essence of this blog post wishes to communicate, just how do we successfully navigate between our living and our…Continue
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on December 25, 2018 at 11:17am — No Comments
Encountering agape, [hesed, kindness, mercy of God toward humanity] is to encounter a faithful God seeking after this own helpless created beings...,
To enjoy the entire blog post, please follow the link below.…Continue
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on December 16, 2018 at 10:15am — No Comments
For me, there really is not any other clearer depiction of where to find God! God is never far off, for where ever there is harm and danger, where ever there is tension between life and death, God is with us, as He places Himself in harm’s way, suffering with us while simultaneously liberating us toward wholeness and spiritual emancipation
Please consider my recent blog post, "His Name will be…Continue
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on December 2, 2018 at 6:16am — No Comments
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on November 18, 2018 at 6:01am — No Comments
Thou feeble servant willfully, yields to Thee, as I seek much-needed refuge and Your blessed assurance that where I am now in my life, it is not my will that has brought me to this point, but it is only by Thou will, direction, and purpose! I affirm while in Thou presence, that all of my help and trust is in Thy mighty hands. [To read the entire blog post, please consider this link below].…Continue
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on November 9, 2018 at 2:53pm — No Comments
Two of my greatest spiritual experiences that I have still continue to yield life-changing results in my life on a regular basis. The first is God offering and then granting me soul salvation, and the second is God’s unconditional love for me as I continue to work out my soul salvation moment by moment.
Please consider my latest blog post: The Only True Love is Absolute.…Continue
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on October 18, 2018 at 2:43pm — No Comments
Excerpt from my latest blog post: "Open Prayer and Love Letter to the Beloved Community."
Be forever reminded that as Saints, each of us have a spiritually endowed character that is being forged each day by God, as we are separated by His grace, with the very best of our Father’s will working externally and internally on our behalf; for we are His workmanship, God and only God has the ultimate responsibility to complete the work within each of us who remain faithful and obedient…Continue
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on October 7, 2018 at 2:26am — No Comments
This final session is dedicated to my ill sister Debra Ann Thornton who is battling for her wellness, if not her life.
In this final teaching, I am communicating about the importance of Walking in The Spirit in the personal and public lifestyle of a disciple of The Messiah.
Thank each of you who have faithfully participated in teaching series. May God continue to bless you and keep you in His most capable Hands!…Continue
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on September 23, 2018 at 6:47am — No Comments
Session 7 is a teaching segment that communicates the four major ways that God reveals Himself to His creation. The major discussion is on Living by The Word of God, a must for a follower of The Messiah!
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on September 16, 2018 at 7:40am — No Comments
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on September 9, 2018 at 7:00pm — No Comments
Biblical review and practical application of the virtue of Integrity in the personal and unified lifestyle of the Follower of The Messiah.
Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on September 2, 2018 at 12:49pm — No Comments