Donny’s Corner

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

                In the last couple of years many unforeseen spiritual attacks may have caused some believers to lose intimacy or feel distant from God. We, the leadership of the Waterbury Church of Christ, want to encourage you to join this spiritual revival as we “Seek … Read more
  • SEEKING GOD 2022
                My 4-year-old son, Andre, and my 13-year-old, Jamal, love to play video games together. I am so grateful to see them enjoy each other’s presence and have fun together as brothers. However, sometimes they can be so focused on their game that they fail … Read more
  • Why You Need Hope
       I read this article called “The remarkable power of hope” from psychology today. In the article, the writer talked about this experiment that was conducted back in the 1950’s by the late John Hopkins College professor “Curt Richter.” This experiment was conducted to see … Read more
  • Lord, Save Me – I am Drowning
    JESUS walking on water is one of the most popular stories in the Bible. Jesus defied the laws of gravity and not even Sir Isaac Newton could explain this awe-inspiring phenomenon. When Jesus saw His disciples’ boat taking water and being tossed around in the … Read more
  • Don’t Be Afraid, I am Here
    In Matthew 14: 22 – 33, we read the story of Jesus’s disciples travelling on a boat by themselves while Jesus was spending time alone on a mountain praying. Eventually, they found themselves in a middle of storm being tossed around by the wind and … Read more
  • Prayer Gives Us Access to God
    The Bible says, “Never stop praying,” (2 Thess 5:17) and all throughout scriptures we can clearly see the significance and power of prayer. Phillip Yancey says, “Prayer is a declaration of total dependence on God,” (Prayer: Does it make any difference). In other words, the … Read more
  • Trusting God in the middle of the Storm
    Several years ago, I remember being at a conference when the speaker asked several people in the audience to come on the stage for a team building excercise called “trust fall.” A “trust fall” is when a person deliberately falls backward without looking, trusting a … Read more
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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