Donny’s Corner

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

  • 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
  • WE WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT : 2 CORINTHIANS 5: 7
    Yesterday, my wife and I went for a walk at a local trail (Mill Pond Trail in Wolcott, CT) and it was time well spent. We got to exercise together while enjoying each other’s company and the beauty of nature. We encountered a lot of … Read more
  • JUSTICE, MERCY & FAITHFULNESS: MATTHEW 23: 23
                Before going any further, please take the time to read Matthew 23 in its entirety so that you can better understand what is written in this article. Did you read it? Alright, let’s get to it. Now, I want you to think about the … Read more
  • BREAKING DOWN DIVIDING WALLS: EPHESIANS 2: 14 – 15
    So often when people talk about Church, they tend to have specific and different ideas of the Church – ideas that can be marred by cultural perspectives, personal experiences/expectations, or unfounded teachings. Therefore, it is important to use a biblical approach in developing our understanding … Read more
  • HE WHO IS WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE
              One of the most popular verses in the Bible is found in Matthew 7: 1, “Judge not, or you too will be judged.” Frankly, this verse became somewhat of a cliché – one that is easily misunderstood, especially when it comes to people’s inability … Read more
  • HE WHO DOES NOT LOVE DOES NOT KNOW GOD
    If someone were to ask me to describe the entire Bible in one phrase – one phrase that captures the very essence of the bible in its entirety, I’d say: “It is the story of God’s love.” God created humanity out of love. He provides … Read more
  • BEING TOGETHER
    I have five siblings (4 sisters and 1 little brother), and we all grew up in a small confined space. I love my sisters and little brother deeply, but there were times when we did not quite love each other that well – those of … Read more
  • DO NOT TAKE YOUR PRAISE LIGHTLY
                As disciples of Christ we tend to place a greater value on reading Scripture and prayer than we do praise. Praising God is as powerful and as important in the life of a believer. The Bible says in Romans 15: 4 that God’s Word … Read more
  • A Lasting Legacy of Faith: 2 Timothy 1
                As a parent, one of my greatest responsibilities is to “prepare my children for adulthood,” and I would like to believe all parents highly regard this responsibility as part of their legacy. We all received some type of legacy from our parents, whether that … Read more
  • FINDING COMFORT FROM MY CHILD
    The other day my 2 ½ year old came to me while I was working in my open office in my living room and said “daddy, I am sad.” Immediately I dropped everything I was doing, I grabbed him, hugged him tight, and placed him … Read more