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  • Is New Testament tithing biblical?

    Pastor Overall, Runner for Christ|Jul 7, 2022

  • This Is How Jesus Did It For Me

    Pastor Overall, Runner For Christ Ministries|Mar 24, 2022

    Yes, there was a time in my life when I was an Atheist. I was an atheist and did not believe one word of the Bible and neither did I accept any concept of any kind of God. I have to admit that even though a Bible was always prominently displayed on our living room coffee table I never read the words in it I just looked at the awesome pictures in it. One day when I was behind the old gym behind our ole High School I asked God to reveal Himself to me and when He did not I cussed Him out and I...

  • America Divided

    Pastor Overall, Runner For Christ|Dec 30, 2021

    You know what church? There is a not-so-funny thing happening in America right before our very eyes. The devil is up to something. Today some White people are trying to eradicate "Critical Race Theory" from being taught in our schools to their children, making them feel guilty for what their ancestors did. Even though it is not being taught in elementary or high schools and only in a law school college course, they still fear the mere thought of it. On the other hand, Black people are trying to...

  • The Birth & The Shepherds

    Pastor Overall, Runner for Christ Ministries|Dec 16, 2021

    Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world in those days. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While...

  • The Annunciation To Joseph

    Pastor Overall, Runner for Christ Ministries|Dec 9, 2021

    In those days, Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register. Matthew 1:18-25 As we previously discussed in chapter one, Joseph and Mary are returning to Joseph's place of birth, Bethlehem, for the census called by the Emperor. They are on a five-day journey, and it is hot, and there are not many places for rest. Along the...


    Pastor Overall|Dec 2, 2021

    Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world in those days. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their town to register. Luke 2:1 A decree has gone out to the whole Roman world from Caesar Augustus, for its citizens to return to their place of birth for the census. At this time, Rome ruled over a vast empire that stretched from one end of the Mediterranean sea to the other. Many called...

  • What is going on in plain sight?

    Pastor Overall, Runner for Christ Ministries|Oct 28, 2021

    Good morning Church, this is what the Lord Jesus is doing today right before our very eyes. The wealth of the wicked is being given to the righteous (godly) just as the Lord said He would. Proverbs 13:22 Good people leave an inheritance to their grandchildren, but the sinner’s wealth passes to the godly. So do not be afraid of what is going on today just be righteous (godly) and take advantage of these times. Remember what the Lord said to us in Romans 8:28 And we know that God causes e...

  • White Reparations & Black Forgiveness

    Pastor Overall, Runner for Christ Ministries|Oct 14, 2021

    White folks and Black folks both have a big problem, but until White America makes reparations to Black people for chattel slavery their guilt will remain. And until Black folks forgive White folks for chattel slavery our ill feeling about it and them will never end. This is why White folks do not want the truth of Chattel slavery (critical race theory) taught in our schools. It reminds them of their unconfessed/unrecompensed sin and that is what hurts. They didn't even give us the 40 acres and...

  • To A Grieving Church And Country "The Fall Of Afghanistan"

    Pastor Overall|Aug 26, 2021

    America is going through the grieving process over the current events taking place in Afghanistan. And there are five steps in this process the last of these being Acceptance. But the only way to get to acceptance we must go through steps 1-4, there is no other way to get to Acceptance. The first step in this grieving process is Denial, We can't believe this happened. We cannot believe that the Afghan Army that we spent almost one trillion dollars to train some 300.000 troops and arm them with...

  • Whose Voice Are You Hearing When It Comes To Vaccination or Not

    Pastor Overall|May 6, 2021

    Sermon Text: John 10:3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep recognize his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice. 5 They won't follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don't know his voice." 10 The thief's purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. 27 My sheep listen...


    Pastor Overall, Runner for Christ|Jul 30, 2020

    This is why I cannot vote for Donald J. Trump for a second term in the White House. 1. Trump said he would build a wall and fix our immigration problem. He did build 3 miles of a wall but anyone can see our immigration system is far from being fixed. 2. Trump said he was going to give us a Middle-Class Tax Cut. But what he actually did was give a whopping 1.5 trillion dollar tax cut to the top 2% rich folks in this country and large corporations. They got a drop from 35% to 21% and it is...


    Pastor Overall, Contributing Writer|Jun 4, 2020

    Husbands & wives are spending lots of time together. Boyfriends & girlfriends are spending much-talking phone time together or should be as they prepare for what could be. People engaged to be married now have more time to prepare for that great day coming when the two shall become one. Parents have more time to spend with their children now. Parents are once again in charge of 99% of their children's Christian & secular education. Parents have more time now for home Bible study classes and... Full story

  • Question: Pastor O., why is it wrong when White people march and protest but it's okay when Black people do it?

    Pastor Overall, Contributing Columnist|May 21, 2020

    Answer: A White person wants to know the difference between Black people marching and protesting versus White people's protests and marches. First, White people march and protest for rights that they only perceive have been taken away from them but not really. I have never seen in my 64 years here in America White protesting against getting murdered and nothing being done about it. Black people protest and march against Black men being unjustly murdered and how nothing ever gets done about it.... Full story

  • Tithes & Offerings?

    Pastor Overall, Pastor Runner for Christ Ministries|Apr 9, 2020

    Church, don't let the Devil trick you. Just because you are not going to the church house Jesus still expects you to tithe and give offerings. The Lords' work in this world still continues even though we are not in one of His houses on earth. The Lord knows what we have and what we don't have. All He expects us to do is what we can do. 2nd Corinthians 8:12 Whatever you give is acceptable if you give it eagerly. And give according to what you have, not what you don't have. At the beginning of... Full story

  • Parents, are your children saved?

    Pastor Overall, Pastor - Runner for Christ|Feb 6, 2020

    Have they confessed their sin and accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior? Life here on earth ends and most times without notice. Just because you are saved does not automatically make them saved. Your job from Jesus Christ is to number one, expose them to him at home by being a living witness in front of them in actions and speech. Live the word in front of them. Before and after they accept Christ as Savior take them to church, Sunday School, Bible Class, and have regular home Bible stu... Full story

  • Train Them Up!

    Pastor Overall|Sep 6, 2018

    The Lord Jesus instructed Christian parents to raise their children to reverence him and live according to his word. Ephesians 6: 4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. However, Jesus keeps telling me that the devil is actually using the very parents he gave to raise them to reverence him and live according to his word to take a casual attitude toward the things of God just like they do. That is totally the opposite of the... Full story

  • Letter to My People

    Pastor Overall|Aug 9, 2018

    What is sad is that we will all mourn the recent murder spree in Chicago but we will not do anything to find out why we Black People keep killing each other. Many say it's because we don't have access to opportunities like others. But that does not mean we don't have any opportunities. They will say it was designed for us to do this to each other. What they won't tell you is we still have a choice to murder or not to murder our own or anyone else for that fact There are many poor, middle class,...