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.

Missing the Revelation of Job

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

Posted in Christian suffering, God's Power, God's Presence, Philippians 3:10, The Book of Job, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Tainted Fruit?

(Psalm 1:1-3) 1 Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; 2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And … Continue reading

Posted in fruitful Christianity, Psalm 1:1-3, the godly man, trees planted by rivers of water, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Father! Your Kingdom Come…

The “Lord’s Prayer”, as taught by our Savior, is a pattern (or outline) of our communion with God in prayer. Our prayer ought to always begin and be maintained in awareness of the awesomeness of our Father’s character, as revealed … Continue reading

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Father! Hallowed is Your Name!

Let’s be honest, we can be so familiar with the Lord’s prayer, as to run the risk of turning it into the same “vain repetitions” Jesus warned us against. Because this is a high potential, I will not assume you … Continue reading

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This past Wednesday, while in prayer for one of our elders, a passage of scripture was brought forth as a direction for prayer. As the passage was read, I immediately knew the Holy Spirit had this particular word in mind … Continue reading

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Andrew Murray on Revival

Below are two extended quotes by Andrew Murray (1828 to 1917) from his book entitled “Revival”.  Murray was South African writer, teacher, and Christian pastor who believed the “Great Commission” as given by Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is … Continue reading

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The End of The World… and I Feel Fine!

Last week in a House of Representative hearing, the U.S. Congress learned that North Korea is capable of an EMP attack on the United States. An EMP attack (electro magnetic pulse) would occur if a nuclear missile or nuclear bomb … Continue reading

Posted in I John 3:2-3, Isaiah 26:3, It's the end of the world as we know it, John 14:27, Keep Calm, Matthew 24:6-8, Philippians 4:6-7, Psalm 91, the Blesed Hope, the peace of God, Titus 2:11-14, Uncategorized | Leave a comment