PUshing, pressiNg, don’t give in

Romans 8:35-37

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble, or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger, or sword? 36 As it is written “ for your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. 37 No in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.

Push: To exert force. To move through. Forcefully.

Press. Move or cause to move into a position. Continual physical force.

Don’t give up: To never stop. Keep going.

There are times when our backs are against the wall. The light we seek seems to be so far away. We are riddled with guilt, health complication, depression, addiction, and so many things that we can’ t seem to think anymore. There isn’t enough room in our brains to hold it all. You want to give up. You want to give in. What will you do? You Look to God. You keep Pushing, keep Pressing, Don’t give up. No matter how hard the situation may be, keep pressing through. Never give up. We are in His hands. There maybe times that you have turned away from God. You feel like God does not love you for doing so. You may think that because of everything that is happening in the world today ,that God has stopped loving you. That could never be. God loves us all. He loves us so much that “ He gave his only begotten son.” John 3:16. Don’t give up. Keep fighting. The battle that we fight is not ours, it is Christ Jesus’s and it is already won.

Sister Ella

great is God’s faithfulness

The. Scripture in Lamentations 3:22-23

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassion fail not. They are new every morning; Great is YOUR FAITHFULLNESS.

There is nothing like God’s faithfulness towards mankind, God loves HIs creation but his creation struggles to love Him back. Too often it’s a struggle to contain how much God loves us because of humanity mistakes and evil. One thing is for sure the scripture declares that love covers a multitude of sin and this verse reveals that God’s faithfulness is new every morning; for those who feels defeated , just remember when you wake up God gives you a new start. Great is his faithfulness!


Tha state or fact of existing or occurring in a place or thing. 

John 15:9 

 As the Father has loved me so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 

Take a moment to sit in silence and think of how Jesus has impacted your life. Jesus is all around us. He is everywhere.  Jesus is not just our Lord and savior, He is our friend. Jesus is our companion for life to walk with us. The greatest gift that could ever be given to anyone has been given. He gave His life to save our souls. Sometimes we get too busy in our days, myself included; to see how Jesus has been present through out our day. If you take a moment to think of a time when Jesus revealed himself to you, you would see that it really has been every minute of your day. From when you first open your eyes right up to when you make home and relax to go to bed. Jesus is always there.

Sister Ella. 


An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain or threat. Afraid.

Isaiah 43:1 

But now, this what the Lord says, He who has created you, Jacob, he who formed you Israel. Do not fear, for I have redeemed you, I have summoned you by name; you are mine.  

As we take a moment to think about what role fear plays in our life; ask yourself the question of how much power you give fear? For me, fear can control a lot of moves that I make and how I make them.  I am worried about the fact of knowing if  it the right thing to do? Will God still love me if my decision was not the right one? The truth is that God loves us, he never stops loving us. It is as as a people that turn our backs or walks away from Him. We give fear the power to give and take away.  Fear does not deserve such a right.  Christ is all around us and walks side by side with us every day.  The purpose of the Holy spirit is to comfort. We were given the Holy spirit to help find our way to faith, faith that fear will not control us or keep us from our Father.  Have the faith that God has given us. Faith knowing that no, not everyday will be easy to weather through but faith  that God is with you and you will be able to weather it with God by your side to go through it with you. 


Many blessings to Minister Mark, you delivered a wonderful message.  

Sister Ella.  


Psalm 18:2 

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.  

What you see may not be what you see. There is a woman that sits next to you everyday. What you see, is her smile, her strength, her ability to adapt. What you don't see, is inside, a girl that is trapped in a corner surrounded by darkness. A girl that is hurt, beat, bruised, and broken. She is crying for help. In the midst of the night she falls to her knees and calls on Jesus. She prays for strength for another day. She lifts her hands and says, "Lord I give it to you." In the morning her strength does come but in time she is relieved that her soul will begin to be healed by the precise blood of Jesus Christ.  In life none us looks like what we have been through, but by the grace of God we are able to stand again. There will be good days and for sure there will be bad days but if you call on the Lord, he will be there to help you bear that Load.  

In Jesus name, In Jesus name, In Jesus name. Amen.

As women we carry a big load and wear many hats. Women of ROL I salute you for being the incredible strong women you are. First Lady God  could not have chosen a better woman to lead us. I thank you. 

Sister Ella



Psalm 90:12 

Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.  

Time- The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole. 

We go through life thinking we have all the time in the world, never stopping to embrace the little things in life. Time is not something to be taken for granted. Time should be respected, valued, cherished, and held dear to us.  We can not get time back once it passes.  "God uses time to achieve his purpose in our lives."  Our time on this earth is nothing compared to the time God wants to share with us. Everlasting life is ours if we let God.  Give God your time and within it you will find the simple things that make life worth while.  Moments like; a mother giving birth, a father teaching his son to play catch, a child losing their first tooth, a father's first dance with his daughter at her wedding.  Time is precious.  What will you do with Time?  

Thank you to Reverend Greene for the wonderful service.  It was a pleasure as always to see Mother Greene and meet some of the family.   

Sister Ella

Who is God to You?

Everything- all the things of a group or class.  

Michah 6:8    KJV

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.   

God is everything.  He is everywhere. God is all around us and resides within us.  God is our creator and deliver. He is our problem solver and our provider.  God is loving. God is caring.  God is kind and gentle.   He is forever faithful. Although there are times that we turn our backs on God, He never leaves nor forsakes us.  God is a healer. He is Holy. He is God almighty and there is no other like him. He is an incredible God and deserves incredible praise. 


Thank you to our gracious speaker on this blessed Sunday, Pastor J. Adell and First Lady P. Adell . 

Sister Ella  

Don't Reject God

John 15:13 

No one had greater love than to lay down his own life for his friends. 

Reject- To dismiss, fail, failure to meet one standards or satisfy ones taste.  

Many times in life we are hurt or let down by the ones that are supposed to love us the most. Many of us have even been church hurt. This causes us to be bitter, angry. We turn away from God because we blame him for the hurt. How can God stand by and allow so much pain to come to us. How can God take someone so special away from us. The truth is, God loves us. He allows us to go through what we go through so that we can experience something much better. Something much greater. God loves us! He loves us so much that he gave his son for our sins.   Don't reject God. Give yourself to God. He wants your love. He wants you to experience his glory. Our God is awesome. Let God make you new. Go to God, let his word comfort and console you.   Don't Reject God.

Sister Ella 

Perseverance and Prayer

perseverance- Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.  

Prayer- A solemn request for help or expression of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship. 

Psalm 121: 1-2  

I will lift my eyes to the hills, from where shall my help come?    (2) My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

 Everyday as we wake, thank the Lord because he has blessed you to see another beautiful day which he has created for us to see. Even if the day does not turn out to be as you want it to be, thank God because he gave you another day when he did not have to. We need to pray to God.  There is answers when believing in prayer. Whatever problems you have or whatever you are going through, give it to God. Put on the armour he has given us to face the new day; the shield of faith, faith that God is with you and will never leave your side, the helmet of salvation, salvation no matter how great the journey; God will bring you through, and the Sword of the spirit, the word of God. The sword of spirit is our greatest tool!!!!!! Carry it and use it proudly because our father loves us and wants to save us all. Go to battle. Claim your victory with the word of God. Yes we may fall but we will not crumble. Get back up and brush yourself off. Speak boldly and courageously, let the devil know that he will not win today or any other day. 

Pastor and First lady Simmons, we want to wish you both a very special, blessed and  beautiful 30 year Anniversary and many more to come.  We love you!

Sister Ella


The Word and Prayer Works

Psalm 119: 11,105

Your word I have treasured and stored in my heart, that I may not sin against you. 

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. 

  In life we try to hard to change others. Is that we were put here for? Will changing people make you a better person? Look in the mirror  and start there! Ask God to work on you, clean you up inside, change you. Watch the lord work. In doing so he change the very atmosphere in which you exist. God is able !!! It is written and so it is. "He will do all that he says he will do."   There is power in the word and in prayer. There is no perfect or right way to pray, God just wants you to communicate with him. Talk to him. In your darkest hour, don't give up. Keep holding on and watch the Lord work.    Stop! Listen!  Recognize that the Lord is already here.

sister Ella

Don’t Reject What God has Given to Us

Meditate on the scripture below and receive your revelation. Pastor J

Luke 10:3–11 (NKJV): Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs among wolves. 4 Carry neither money bag, knapsack, nor sandals; and greet no one along the road. 5 But whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ 6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on it; if not, it will return to you. 7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give, for the laborer is worthy of his wages. Do not go from house to house. 8 Whatever city you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. 9 And heal the sick there, and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ 10 But whatever city you enter, and they do not receive you, go out into its streets and say, 11 ‘The very dust of your city which clings to us we wipe off The very dust of your city which clings to us we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near you.’ 12 But I say to you that it will be more tolerable in that Day for Sodom than for that city.

Don't Be Clueless

Clueless- is having No knowledge, understanding or ability. 

Don't be clueless in your surroundings. The Lord is all around you. He is in everything that you do and everywhere that you go.   James 4:7   says; submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.      

There are many times in life that when the going gets tough we tuck tail and run. God wants you to hold steadfast to your faith in him. He will not leave you, even in your darkest hour. God will not lead you into temptation, but deliver you from evil;  Matthew 6:13.     

Stay focused. Find your purpose.  God gave us all a purpose, we need only to have the desire to seek the Lord to find our purpose.  Be existant in your life. Stand up and be counted. God gave you the greatest gift that one could receive,  he gave you life and the will in the palms of your hands to live it.

I thank you Father God for the life that you have given me. Amen. 

Sister Ella  

It’s the Lord’s Doing and it’s Marvelous in our Eyes


Renewal of Life family I’m proud of our accomplishments.  What we experience on Sunday was the Lord’s doing and it’s marvelous in our eyes. Let us keep up the hard work to win souls for Christ. “ To God Be the Glory!”

Congratulations Steven

Congratulations Steven. You're a high school graduate. Keep up the hard work young man. As you pursue other goals, please remember you have God, your parents and your ROL family to lean on.

We are proud of you and we'll be keeping an eye out for more of your accomplishments. 

The graduate and his proud parents!

The graduate and his proud parents!

You did it!

You did it!

Philippians 4:13 (KJV)

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me".

The Lord Is

PSALM 27: 1 -14 (1-2)

1: The lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? 

2: The lord is the refuge and fortress of my life; whom shall I dread? 

When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh my adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell. 

Life enemies- seek to destroy you through morals/values, spirituality, family and love. 

Salvation- preservation or deliverance from harm, ruin, or loss. 

Seek the lord and he shall be your salvation.  Find salvation through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Jesus Christ. The lord is our light in darkness. God has anointed your path you need only take it. Will you seek the lord or will you continue to live in darkness? 

 Sister Ella.


Pursue Peace

Hebrews 12:14 (NKJV):  Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.

Peace is what the earth needs to pursue. We pursue fame, fortune, and ungodly entertainment that corrupts the spirit. Real peace that comes from God will bring calmness to the storms of life and holiness to the soul. So I recommend that all men pursue peace and holiness for it will be good to the soul.

Pastor J

Unintended Blessings

Mark 5: 22-42

We talk a lot about  the lady with the issue of blood. But did you know God was on his way to bless someone else when she got blessed? His name was Jarius and his 12 year old daughter was ill. Jesus ended up healing 2 people but he was only on his way to heal 1 person.

 Today, Jesus is walking by.  Receive your unintended blessings.




The scripture declares in Habakkuk 2:2–3 (NKJV): write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

A vision is a road map to where you see yourself in the future. When one has a vision, he/she will develop a plan for resources to accomplish the plan.  

Vision will cause one’s life to have purpose. Without a vision the people will perish. Are you tired of having a boring life? If so, get a vision or help someone else with their vision and you will have purpose in your life.  

Remember, life becomes blurry without a vision. 

Lunch N the Parking Lot

ROL spends our summer months fellowshipping with our community. We start the first luncheon on the 1st Saturday in July.  




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