Donny’s Corner

Welcome to Donny’s Corner, where you can see updated posts and lesson notes from Donny Pierre, our Pulpit Minister.

  • What do you want me to do for you? Luke 18: 35 – 43 Mark 10: 46 – 52
    The other day, I went to see my doctor and the person at the front desk asked me one simple question with a smile on her face, “Good morning, how can I help you today?” It was easy for me to answer this question because … Read more
  • LIVING A TRANSFORMED LIFE ROMANS 12: 1 – 2
    The Book of Romans, written around 56 – 58 AD during his 3rd missionary journey, is considered to be Paul’s “Magnum Opus.” It is the apostle’s greatest body of work. If Paul were an artist, Romans would be his masterpiece, because it is his most … Read more
  • THE “I AM” STATEMENTS OF JESUS CHRIST IN THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JOHN
    In John’s account of the Gospel, unlike the synoptic Gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke), the apostle presents 7 formal and direct “I AM” statements of Jesus, each containing the words “I am” and a predicate: I AM the bread of life (6:35), I AM the … Read more
  • The Unlikely Disciple Joseph of Arimathea John 19:38-42
    In the Bible, there are at least 3 Josephs that we know of: a) Joseph, the son of Jacob in the Old Testament, b) Joseph, the husband of Mary the mother of Jesus, c) Joseph of Arimathea. Also, I should mention there might be another … Read more
  • The Origin & Purpose of Angels
    What comes to mind when you think of angels? Do you think of a human being with wings on their back and a halo above their head? Do you think of cute little babies flying around with a bow and arrow? Or do you think … Read more
  • I AM PRAYING FOR YOU
    As disciples of Christ, we have certain “Christian Clichés” that are part of our daily vocabulary: God bless you – God is good – thank you Jesus – Praise God – Amen, Hallelujah – Won’t He do it – I am praying for you – … Read more
  • Q&A Night is back!
    I am so excited to host our first Q&A Night of 2021. I am looking forward to spending some time with you exploring different questions you may have about our faith in God and doctrinal teachings in the church. We will be meeting on zoom on … Read more
  • THE BEST WAY TO LIVE LIFE
    When I started to write this article, I had some specific ideas in mind. However, earlier I was reading this book about love, and I came across 1 Corinthians 13 where the writer was exploring the different characteristics of love. I thought to myself: “I … Read more
  • A PRAYER FROM THE APOSTLE PAUL
    After much thought and prayer, I simply selected one of my favorite passages of scripture from the Apostle Paul to share with everyone. It is my prayer lately, that we all can grasp how big and how important God's love is for us and the … Read more
  • A Message for the New Year
    I remember how excited I was to wish people a “Happy New Year” last year (January 1st, 2020). I remember How many people I talked to, how many people I prayed with and prayed for God’s grace and favor to shower upon them for the … Read more
  • Do Not Be Afraid
    “Do not be afraid” is an extremely popular command in the Bible – it is mentioned well over one hundred times. It is more popular than the command to “love one another.” Maybe, it is because God knows we have such a high propensity for … Read more
  • BE THANKFUL LIKE A CHILD
    My wife and I have been attempting to teach our 3-year-old how to pray. I believe Andre is far ahead in his overall cognitive development, but his vocabulary is somewhat limited when it comes to verbally expressing all his thoughts and desires. Therefore, his prayers … Read more
  • YOUR SOUL WILL LIVE ON
    In the last 3 months, I have spoken at 5 different funeral services. Each service was different from the other, but the pain and the tears were all the same. Families and friends mourning and attempting to comfort each other over the loss of their … Read more
  • HOW TO DETERMINE WHETHER SOMETHING IS GOD’S WILL FOR YOU
    A couple of weeks, I preached a lesson on “The Transfiguration of Jesus Christ on the Mountaintop.” In that story, we learned how important it is to set aside prayer time and prayer partners who can keep us accountable and encouraged. Jesus often withdrew from … Read more
  • PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN TEACHINGS ROMANS 12: 9 – 21
    Romans 12 contains some of the most practical teachings among all of Paul’s letters. The apostle Paul made an urgent plea to his Christian audience: a) to present their bodies as a living sacrifice to God (v. 1 – 2), b) to serve one another … Read more
  • Practial Christian Teachings – Romans 12:3-8
    In Romans 12, Paul provides some much-needed practical Christian teachings. The entire chapter can be divided in divided into three segments: a) Being a living sacrifice to God (v 1-2), b) Being of service in the body of Christ (v 3-8), c) How to actively … Read more
  • Practical Christian Teachings Romans 12:9
    The book of Romans is often considered to be Paul’s greatest didactic epistle with a special emphasis on “the righteousness of God – a righteousness that can only be acquired through faith in Jesus Christ (Rom 3: 21 – 26). The 12th chapter of Romans … Read more
  • BE OF GOOD COURAGE
    Several weeks ago, I started reading and studying the book of Esther, and I could not help but appreciate how courageous Vashti, Hadassah and Mordecai were in the face of life-threatening danger. Vashti was willing to stand up for herself, knowing there would be some … Read more
  • LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING ALL OF YOU AGAIN
              It’s been a blessing to be able to worship at the Church building again. I know many of us cannot be there physically just yet and we still have to maintain the rules of social distancing, but I am overjoyed to be there on … Read more
  • I HAVE THE FREEDOM TO DO ANYTHING THAT I WANT (1 CORINTHIANS 10: 14 – 33)
    When my wife was pregnant with Andre, our youngest son, she stopped eating meat altogether and became a vegan, and until today our 2 ½ year old son has never tasted any meat at all. I have tried to feed him chicken, bacon, and sausage, … Read more