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.

Please Pray for Us

Dear Friends I am truly sorry for the lack of posts over the last month. I have tried to write, but have been unable to do so. God has been faithful to continue to give grace for His ministry through … Continue reading

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He Endured the Cross (Hebrews 12:1-3)

Having been a pastor for 15 years, I have experienced many things. More than some and less than others. One constant is that the saints of God go through uncomfortable and difficult things rather regularly. It has been my privilege … Continue reading

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The Prisoners… the Mistreated

Hebrews 13:1-3 Let brotherly love continue. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also. The … Continue reading

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Troubling Rise in Justifying Suicide in the Body of Christ

Over the last 6 years numerous pastors from churches in America have killed themselves. I kept count, for a while, until the suicides were happening to often to keep up. I am not sure of the statistics, but it is … Continue reading

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Avoiding a Famine of Hearing the Word of the LORD #2

(Amos 8:11) 11 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God, “That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. As we … Continue reading

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Avoiding a Famine of Hearing the Word of the LORD

(Amos 8:11) 11 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord God, “That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. In our … Continue reading

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Difficult Days… Indeed! (Amos 8:11-12)

“Behold the days are coming,” says the LORD GOD, “That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD. They shall wander from … Continue reading

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