The gospel is the proclamation of who Jesus is and what he accomplished. In a nutshell, the gospel is the “good news” that Jesus Christ died for our sins and rose from the dead so that we could become children of God through faith in him. Enjoy this Resurrection Sunday message from Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr.
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In Acts 4:12, Peter declares that salvation comes through faith in the name of Jesus Christ. He states: “Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” The name “Jesus” means “YHWH is salvation” or “God is salvation.” The name
Salvation is a broad term that describes God’s process of bringing all things to his intended goal. God desires loving fellowship with everyone, but human sin separates us from the Creator. Sin is an act of wrongdoing or, more generally, a state of alienation from God. Sin disconnects us from God’s will, his favor, his
Today I would like to focus on 1 Corinthians 13, especially verses 4 through 8a. This beautiful passage is about the characteristics of true love. The text uses the Greek word agape, which Christians have come to associate with God’s perfect love. Agape is the kind of love that we see demonstrated on the cross.
Read, watch, and listen to daily inspirational words from Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr. Healing Passage – James 5:13-16 13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him,
Read, watch, and listen to daily inspirational words from Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr. Communication with God is an important aspect of the Christian life. I invite you to join me in the following prayer and to share these words with your friends and loved ones. TODAY’S PRAYER Dear Heavenly Father, You are the source of
21 “Lord,” Martha said to Jesus, “if you had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 But I know that even now God will give you whatever you ask.” (John 11:22-23) With the death of Lazarus, all hope seemed to have been lost. However, Martha saw with the eyes of faith that the
Psalm 46 is about the reliability of God. God is reliable; he is always there with us and he is also there for us (see also Psalm 23:4). God is a very present (i.e., “an ever-present”) help in time of trouble. Psalm 46 reminds us that God is more than able to bring order out
The last few years have been filled with triumphs and challenges–-many ups and several downs! Yet, the one thing that has remained constant throughout my life journey is God. The LORD is a tremendous source of security and stability in a world of uncertainty. Regardless of what I have faced in recent years, I am
INTERVIEW – MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2020Interviewer: Johanna Burke Tropiano INTRODUCTIONIn this powerful interview conducted by Together LA, Dr. Kenneth Hammonds, Dr. Oscar Owens and Dr. Wilfred Graves Jr. discuss personal life goals, ministry in the city of Los Angeles and current events surrounding race and social justice. They offer wise counsel on the importance of