The Things of God and The Things of Men
by Josh Strelecki on January 9th, 2024
Reading through Matthew's gospel I am struck by the misunderstanding or lack of understanding Christ's own apostles had concerning Him and His kingdom. I dare not say this with a measure of bravado, as if I would have known better. I read and study His Word today and I do not understand many things. Yet, it is important to point out ours and their lack of understanding. We point it out to learn ab...  Read More
In Every Thing Give Thanks
by Josh Strelecki, Pastor-Teacher on November 9th, 2023
I expect everyone is preparing for their favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Maybe this year, you will try a new dish or two.  I am sure Thanksgiving is different for everyone, but for most, it is a time to reflect upon what we are thankful for.  Read More
The Household of God
by Josh Strelecki on August 23rd, 2023
“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;”{Ephesians 2:19} The moniker “the household of God” denotes family and government. In time past Gentiles were strangers and foreigners to God’s household. In time past God’s household was manifest with the nation of Israel. Now with the understanding of the mystery of Christ the...  Read More
"One" Thoughts on Ephesians
by Josh Strelecki on June 7th, 2023
One. We know it most commonly as the first number of all numbers. It is the first whole number of which when other ones are added you get two, three, etc. Yet, there are other ways to understand one. One can denote singularity instead of duplicity. Instead of two or more of something there is “one”. Another way to understand one is regarding unity, communion, and fellowship. Unity is the joining o...  Read More
The Hope of His Calling Pt. 2
by Josh Strelecki on November 9th, 2022
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To t...  Read More
The Hope of His Calling
by Josh Strelecki on November 9th, 2022
Hope is fickle and vain when it is temporary. Therefore, all that the natural man could categorize under the umbrella of his hope is ostentatious. The natural man glories in the carnal as if it is eternal. Thus, the natural man is ignorantly gaudy. For some they look forward to carnal things by not working but riding the coattails of others. Others look forward to their hard-earned money to be spo...  Read More
Dead Regrets - "If Only?"
by Josh Strelecki on February 4th, 2022
“For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and His grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.”I Corinthians 15:9-10The line of deadly regret to godly contrition isn’t easy to detec...  Read More
The Foolishness of God Pt. 2
by Josh Strelecki on October 15th, 2021
“But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:”{1 Corinthians 2:6}It pleased our Father to have all fulness dwell in Christ. Therefore, in Christ dwells the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Christ would bear and does bear in His body God’s fulness. Such thoughts communicate the intimacy between Father and Son. Wherefore, this...  Read More
The Mind of Christ
by Josh Strelecki on October 14th, 2021
Paul, by inspiration of the Spirit, would by comparison enlighten them to the depth of the eternal, to the freedom of heavenly wisdom, and to the riches of the spiritual.  Read More
The Foolishness of God Pt. 1
by Josh Strelecki on September 8th, 2021
“To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.”{Romans 16:27}God’s wisdom is expressed, manifest, revealed throughout the testimony of history. “The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath He established the heavens. By His knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew (Pro. 3:19-20).” Each “day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto ...  Read More
A Call For God's Fast
by Josh Strelecki on August 19th, 2021
The historic echo chamber of fleshly wisdom of the world has and continues to unveil man’s utter foolishness to address the substantive conflicts of each subsequent day to provide everlasting results. Man’s search for worldly salvation and peace always quickly turns into individual, partisan, or national self discovery. Moreover, religious groupthink is so malleable. Religion is simply fleshly wisdom masquerading with disfigured faces for a mask and piety as its garb. Whether it be unmasked or not, fleshly wisdom’s sum is division, destruction, and dissolve. The antidote – “fasting”.  Read More
A Charge for the New Year
by Josh Strelecki on February 5th, 2021
The time for edification of Christian’s has never been more important than now. The season we are entering demands all the more, a strong, resolute faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, as well as, a profitable faith for all men to see. Now is not the time to cower and evade the call of our Captain to fight the good fight of faith and war a good warfare. Beloved, we must put on the whole armour of God a...  Read More
The Reconciling of the World unto God
by Josh Strelecki on November 19th, 2020
“Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God, that I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Ghost.~ Romans 15:15-16 ~ The grace of God given to Paul for the G...  Read More