GENESIS 17

  NEW NAMES, NEW FAITH, NEW BEGINNINGS, NEW JOY! "When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to him and said, "I am God Almighty (El-shaddai); walk before me and be blameless. I will confirm my covenant between me … Continue reading

GENESIS 16

God hears and god sees our need.  are you praying and waiting in faith and birthing Isaac versus Ishmael "Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian maidservant named Hagar; so she said to … Continue reading

THE PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN

  The Parable of the Good Samaritan – (Jesus is "The" Good Samaritan) – Luke 10:25-37 Comforted (by God) to be Comforters (of others).   2 Cor. 1: 3-5    "On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to … Continue reading

GENESIS 15

"On that day the LORD made (ratified) a covenant with Abram" "So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true (spiritual) riches?" (Luke 16:11) Since Abraham was trustworthy in handling worldly wealth … Continue reading

GENESIS 6-8, GET IN THE ARK A FLOOD IS COMING!

Genesis 6-8 "Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, … Continue reading

GENESIS 13-14

Contrast of abraham and lot – faith vs. sight; GENEROSITY vs. greed;  godliness vs. worldliness  – "So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches (spiritual knowledge)?" (Luke 16:11)   An … Continue reading

THE CALLINGS OF GOD

The Callings of God – All believers are called to full-time fellowship with God and full-time service for God.* Reflections Ministries, Inc.   770.868.9993 lensykes@bellsouth.net  http://www.kenboa.org/reflections/associates/len_sykes The call to the PERSON of God – to a relationship with Him through Jesus … Continue reading

GENESIS 12:10-13:13

From faith to fear and scheming – the hero of faith stumbles but returns to faith "There was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt." There is no indication here that Abram (Abraham) sought the Lord's … Continue reading

GENESIS 4-5, BUT THE LORD RAISES UP A GODLY REMNANT

The sin germ spreads from family to society to the world but the lord raises up a godly remnant -Gen. 4 -5 Dear Friends,    In the mid-1800's mothers in childbirth were dying at a high rate (20 to 30 … Continue reading

GENESIS 10:11:10-12:9

Who are you lord?  What shall I do, Lord?  Blessed to be a blessing "And this is eternal life: [it means] to know (to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with, and understand) You, the only true and real God, and [likewise] … Continue reading

GENESIS 3, THE TEMPTATION AND FALL

  Temptation Adam & Eve – Genesis 3 All Mankind – 1 John 2:16 Jesus – Matthew 4:1-11 Appeal to physical appetites the tree was good for food (3:6) a craving for physical pleasure He was hungry. The tempter said, … Continue reading

GENESIS 10:1-11:9

God confuses and scatters the proud and disobedient who reject his command 11:4 – "Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves and not … Continue reading

GENESIS 9

The hope of a new beginning – the rainbow of peace after the storm of judgment V. 1"Then God blessed Noah and his sons, saying to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the earth." The Lord starts … Continue reading

GENESIS 7 & 8

The Flood! 7:1 God says to Noah "come" (KJV) into the ark and be saved. And God calls us to invite people into His eternal home and be saved. "The Spirit and the bride (you and me) say come" – … Continue reading

STATE OF THE MINISTRY

Dear Friends,       My advisory team and friends encourage me to do this report on an annual basis. It gives an overall view of the ministry and some new venues the Lord is calling us into. I'll list these different … Continue reading

GENESIS 6

God always deals with sin.  in judgment he offers mercy. get in the ark (jesus)! something worse than the flood is coming!    Genesis 6 "By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark … Continue reading

GENESIS 4-5

CITY BUILDERS VERSUS KINGDOM BUILDERS – “CAIN  – BUILDING A CITY”;  “MEN BEGAN TO PROCLAIM THE LORD”  Man goes from the Garden of God to the City of Man and then the saved go to the Holy City – the … Continue reading

GENESIS 4-5

The sin germ spreads from family to society to the world – but the lord raises up a godly remnant – Gen. 4-5 In the mid 1800s mothers in childbirth were dying at a high rate (1 to 3 out … Continue reading

GENESIS 2:2, SABBATH REST

"on the seventh day he rested from all his work." GENESIS 2:2 "There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God." Hebrews 4:9 Dear Friends, To paraphrase a quote from John Walton (NIV Application Commentary) "The Sabbath is to … Continue reading

GENESIS 3:8-24

 PARADISE LOST – "IT'S FRIDAY BUT SUNDAY IS-A-COMING" – "HE (JESUS) WILL CRUSH YOUR (SATAN'S) HEAD."  "Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the LORD God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of … Continue reading