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.

All Hail the Power of Jesus Name II

How often have we spoken or sung the words superimposed over the cross to our right? How often have we spent more than five minutes considering what that phrase means? It is true, that there is power in the name … Continue reading

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“lip service”… All Hail the Power of Jesus Name!

“lip service” is defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary as “an avowal of advocacy, adherence, or allegiance expressed in words but not backed by deeds”. The Urban dictionary provides further clarity by defining “lip service” as “to say something but … Continue reading

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RESOLUTION: Don’t Die While Soaring!

Matthew 5:21-22 “You have heard that it was said to those of old, You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without … Continue reading

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“To Be or Not to Be HOLY!!!” IV

It is my sincere understanding that God has always wanted to walk with those who were created in His image. From the beginning of the creation of man, YHWH walk with Adam and Eve in the garden. As they commiserated … Continue reading

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“To Be or Not to Be HOLY!” III

1 Peter 1:13-16  Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; 14 as obedient children, not conforming … Continue reading

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“Where was God, when Paradise burned?”

California is still burning. In the most recent catastrophic wild fire the death toll has climbed to 88, with 500 people still unaccounted for. Paradise California, a town of 26,000 residents, is almost entirely uninhabitable.  When adding another major wildfire … Continue reading

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“To Be or Not to Be… HOLY!” Part II

“To be or not to be Holy” should never be a question. Sadly, many who think they understand holiness, are simply wrong, still others live frustrated as they attempt to make themselves holy.  Because of these extremes there exists much … Continue reading

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