Author Archives: Michael J Erdel

About Michael J Erdel

Mike is a pastor with The Assembly of God Fellowship. He is the lead pastor at Encounter Church in Fostoria Ohio. 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, being led and empowered by His Spirit. To Jesus Christ be all glory and honor.

Hey Pilgrim… This World Will Never Be Home.

Psalms 84:5-7 (NKJV) Blessed is the man whose strength is in You, whose heart is set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baca, they make it a spring;  the rain also covers it with pools. They go … Continue reading

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GRIEVED, FRUSTRATED and HOPEFUL

Canadian pastor Artur Pawlowski was arrested, after returning from a trip to the United States for some preaching engagements. Born behind the Soviet “Iron Curtain” in Kozuchow Poland, he immigrated to Canada in 1995 and became a Canadian citizen in … Continue reading

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Weighed Down and Weary

Luke 21:34-36 (NKJV) “But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who … Continue reading

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THE MERCY OF PREACHING THE JUDGMENT TO COME

  The image on the right is a lot closer to our reality, in 2021, than it being a tongue and cheek cartoon from December of 2012. Each and every day around the world, normal people are aware that something … Continue reading

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Sports Illustrated and Sinister Swimsuits?

(Matthew 24:37) “But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” (Genesis 6:5) Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of … Continue reading

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A Movement to Hinder His Manifest Presence Among Us #2

In our last post we began to look at world events and how they have led to the church considering the importance of God’s command that we “forsake not the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some … Continue reading

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A Movement to Hinder His Manifest Presence Among Us

Covid-19 is not going to leave us anytime soon. There are many reasons for this, some of which we will looking into in this post, but this virus will not simply pass out of existence. For billions of people world … Continue reading

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The Danger of “the LIE” #6

It may appear to be a stretch suggesting modern narrative of comic books and the super hero’s associated with them, have been used by Satan to transmit “the LIE” in our time. It is not a stretch, but a present … Continue reading

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The Danger of “the LIE” #5

Romans 1:24-25 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the … Continue reading

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The Danger of “the LIE” (#4)

Romans 1:24-25 (NKJV) Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. … Continue reading

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