Author Archives: Michael J Erdel

About Michael J Erdel

Mike is a pastor with The Christian and Missionary Alliance in the Rochester N.Y. area at "The Savior's Chapel". His desire is to encourage the Church of Jesus Christ, and declare God's hope through His Son Jesus, to a world which is long on excuses and short on hope. Mike has experienced the truth that when we kneel before Christ, surrendering to Him as Savior and LORD, we truly can rise above this world and the sinfulness that entangles us. We can Defy Gravity.

It’s Alive (SIN)!

(Romans 6:12) Do not let sin reign in your mortal body, that you should obey it in its lusts. In January 1818, writer Mary Shelly published her most well know work; it was about a monster. “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus”, … Continue reading

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Living Sacrifice

(Romans 12:1) ​1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but … Continue reading

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Missing the Revelation of Job (Re-post)

Many people, regardless of their religious persuasion, have heard of the O.T. biblical character named Job. The reason for this knowledge among the general populace is that Job encountered a wide range of suffering. His suffering included the loss of livelihood, … Continue reading

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Samantha, WE LOVE YOU, No Matter What

Hello Friends! Being able to share with you what God lays on my heart, is such an honor, one I do not take lightly. Tonight the Lord laid a blessed task upon my heart. I am not really into Valentines … Continue reading

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Applauding Luke Skywalker and Approving of Evil

I freely admit to being a Star Wars baby, having been born three years prior to the first film’s release in 1977. I came of age in the rush of marketing and toys, which infatuated a nation of boys and … Continue reading

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The Character of the Christian Heart

(Mark 9:33-41) 33 Then He came to Capernaum. And when He was in the house He asked them, “What was it you disputed among yourselves on the road?” 34 But they kept silent, for on the road they had disputed … Continue reading

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Sanctification… Simply Put… Set Apart

(1 Thessalonians 4:1-4) ​ Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; for you know … Continue reading

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