ACTS Campus Ministry at EIU

ACTS Campus Ministry at EIU

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Hello ACTS EIU Family!!! I am so excited to announce I will be completing my Masters of Divinity come this August!! I am on the path of finishing strong AND I need your help to finish it out!!!

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Week 2 : Positivity Challenge
Acts Divine Praise Ministry

RSO and Campus Ministry at Eastern Illinois University ACTS (Apostolic Christians in Today’s Society), an Eastern Illinois University (EIU) recognized student organization works in harmony with Christ Ministries to participate in a joint effort to offer Christian worship meetings each Sunday morning on campus, in the Buzzard Hall Auditorium, Room #1501, at 11:00 a.m.

Operating as usual

04/06/2021

What a beautiful day! ☀️

04/05/2021

Inspiring Nugget: Our Pursuit for Purpose
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him” (1 Co. 2:9). Everyone of us was created for a purpose. Jesus has created us to do something good for Him in this world. Yet, we may find it difficult knowing God’s divine purpose for our lives. As a result, we go through life unmotivated or yielding to habits that draw us away from His will for us. The best way to know His plan for our lives is to form an authentic relationship with Him. Furthermore, Jesus instructed, “ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” (Mt. 7:7). If we simply ask and seek Him to reveal our purpose to us, He will do so. Although He may not reveal the full picture to us in one moment, He will lead us every step of the way as we place our faith in His Word and maintain our love for Him. We have only begun to experience what He wants to accomplish in our lives! Let’s not allow the cares of life to determine our purpose; but rather, yield to God’s process so that we may accurately discern our divine purpose!

Love & Prayers,
Pastors Ly’Jerrick & Tania

04/05/2021

Memory Verse challenge for the month of April!
Romans 8:35-37...Let us hide God’s word in our hearts each day by reminding ourselves that nothing can separate us from His love!

04/04/2021

Join us live for Resurrection Sunday at ACTS!

04/04/2021

Chalking the streets! #ministry

04/03/2021

Inspiring Nugget: The God of All Comfort
“Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation...” (2 Cor. 1:3-4). We’ve all experienced devastating situations, heartbreaks, trials that caused us to wonder, “Does anyone care?”. We may have turned to other people, a hobby, or substance for comfort to help us cope with the pain. We thought those people or things would make us feel better, but there was still a deep longing within our soul for something real. Jesus wants us to know that He can give us the comfort we need if we run to Him. There is nothing that we will experience that He does not have the wisdom and strength to bring us through. Let’s turn to the One who can heal our broken hearts, bind up our wounds, deliver us out of mental shackles, and lead us into true joy, peace, and freedom! He will neither fail us nor let us down when we put our trust and faith in Him. Let’s release our burdens today and open up to the God of all comfort!

Love & Prayers,
Pastors Ly’Jerrick & Tania

04/02/2021

Inspiring Nugget: He is Mindful of Us
“What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” (Ps. 8:4). It is humbling to know that the Creator of the heavens and the earth would be interested in every aspect of our lives. It is easy for us to forget this when we become entangled with the cares of this life. We may assume that God does not love us or that He does not want to help us, but it is the total opposite. He is actively working each day to show us that He is there and can use each circumstance to help us open up more to His love. Jesus loves us with an ever lasting love, (Jer. 31:3) and will keep pursuing us. No matter if we are feeling like we are in the lowest valley, just remember that we serve a God who specializes in being committed to His children, even when we feel unlovable. Let’s be mindful of Him today by thinking about His goodness, mercy, and love toward us!

Love and Prayers,
Pastors Ly’Jerrick & Tania

04/02/2021

Today marks the 14th Anniversary of ACTS Campus Ministry! On April 1, 2007, the Lord spoke to Bishop Dr. Andrew Robinson that He was going to do a new thing! Since then, Jesus has done many mighty works through Bishop Dr. Andrew and Wanda Kay Robinson’s obedience to pastor a campus ministry at EIU!

There is now an ACTS Campus Ministry at UIUC, UTA, & DACC. The long term vision is for there to be an ACTS Campus Ministry on every campus in the U.S. and even in other countries. We are part of something bigger than ourselves....”but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits” (Da. 11:32).

Let’s celebrate and rejoice in the Lord for the great things He has done and will continue to do through ACTS Campus Ministry!
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04/01/2021

Inspiring Nugget: The Path to Eternity
“Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life” (Jn. 6:68). Peter and other disciples chose to follow the path that would lead them to eternal life. It would be unwise for us to live our lives without ever thinking, “Where am I headed?”. How we choose to live in this current life will determine where we spend eternity. Jesus not only wants to provide for and protect us now, but also for eternity. He is our righteous Judge, “Who will render to every man according to his deeds” (Ro. 2:6). Today, we can choose to reflect and change those habits, attitudes, and desires that do not please God. Let us call on Him today while He can still be found. He has the words of eternal life and wants us to be partakers with Him. No one should want eternal damnation. Let us pursue Him more than we ever have before by choosing the path that He has created for us. “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Mt. 7:14).

Love & Prayers,
Pastors Ly’Jerrick & Tania

03/31/2021

Basic Life Principle 7 - The Principle of Design

03/31/2021

Inspiring Nugget: Hope is on the Way!
“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God” (Ps. 42:11). We all go through seasons of life or experience days where we would rather remain sad or moody. We are not able to understand why we are feeling low or what caused us to be discouraged. During those times, we have two choices, we can stay in that condition or we can choose to put our hope in the Lord. Though, our situation may be bleak, we can remind ourselves of God’s promise to cause all things to work together for good to them that love Him, (see Rom. 8:28). We can remember the times where He has delivered and brought us out of hard times in order to press through our current dilemmas. Regardless of what is happening around us, or despite the feelings that are taking place within, we still have hope. Let’s us rejoice today! As long as we have breath in our lungs, there is hope. Things will get better, good days are head, and the best is yet to come! Let today be the day we rise out of the pit of despair and tell the enemy, “Not Today Satan”, I choose to be happy!

Love & Prayers,
Pastors Ly’Jerrick & Tania

03/30/2021

Inspiring Nugget: Bless the Lord at All Times
“I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth” (Ps. 34:14). To bless the Lord is to exalt His name and magnify Him above everything else that is occurring in our lives! We can bless the Lord for His faithfulness, never failing love, and tender mercies toward us each day. We can bless the Lord for forgiving us and giving us hope. At all times, we may not feel like singing praises; yet, when we praise the Lord despite our circumstances, our faith is strengthened. The birds start off their morning singing songs and continue throughout the day. Even the birds of the air can teach us how to make a joyful noise to the Lord at all times! Let’s choose to put on the garment of praise today and thank God for His many wonderful blessings in our lives.

Love & Prayers,
Pastors Ly’Jerrick & Tania

03/29/2021

Inspiring Nugget: Wait on the Lord!
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (Is. 40:31). Waiting on God is a prerequisite for experiencing renewed strength and hope. Waiting on Jesus can be challenging for us, especially if our minds are set towards handling situations according to our own abilities. Waiting may even seem boring and unnecessary. However, waiting on God is does not mean that we simply sit around and do nothing. But rather, we keep ourselves busy by serving Him until He gives us clearer direction for our lives. Our greatest blessings, decisions, and efforts arrive as a result of waiting on God. “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him” (Psalm 62:5). Let’s declare on today “I will trust and wait on the Lord, He is faithful”.

Love & Prayers,
Pastors Ly’Jerrick & Tania

03/28/2021

Inspiring Nugget: He Made a Way
“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree” (Ga. 3:13). When there was no hope for mankind, Jesus made a way for us. One of the names of God in scripture is Jehovah-Jireh, which means the Lord’s provision shall be seen. Jesus provided hope and mercy for mankind by laying His life down for us. Because of the blood of Jesus, we are no longer “strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world” (Eph. 2:12). It is His will for us to be successful through what He has done for us! True success comes from living a life that is pleasing to God. If it weren’t for the blood of Jesus, there would be no success for mankind. Without the blood of Jesus, where would we be? Let’s acknowledge and praise Him today for providing and paving the way for us! Even when there seemed to be no way,HE MADE A WAY!

Love & Prayers,
Pastors Ly’Jerrick & Tania

03/27/2021

Inspiring Nugget: We are Loved!
“For whom the Lord loveth he corrected; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth” (Pr. 3:12). During our primitive years, whenever we misbehaved ourselves or disobeyed our parents, they might have scolded us. They took action, whether it was a spanking or a verbal warning to let us know that they were not pleased with our behavior. Even though they said, “I am only doing this because I love you”, as a child we did not understand the concept of tough love. Just as a parent disciplines their child in order to teach them, our Heavenly Father does the same for us because He loves us. If we are experiencing chastisement from the Lord, then let this be a reminder that He cares for us deeply. He understands that chastisement is necessary in order for us to grow and become the mature Christians that He desires for us to be. Let’s be open to God’s correction by asking Him to give us a teachable and obedient spirit today!

Love & Prayers,
Pastors Ly’Jerrick & Tania

03/26/2021

Inspiring Nugget: Are You Sowing Good Seed?
“For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting” (Gal. 6:8). If we want to reap a rich, spiritual harvest, we must diligently invest in our spiritual lives. Through reading and meditating on Scripture, building a prayer life, and attending and participating in church or bible studies with others, we are able to sow much spiritually. However, sowing to the flesh will eventually lead to corruption. By yielding to negativity, ungodliness, and various temptations, we invest in a carnal, freshly harvest that will not bring lasting joy or peace. God wants to not only prosper us in this life, but also in the life to come. By choosing to invest in our spiritual bank accounts, we will partake in everlasting life that the Lord has promised us. Every decision we make in this lifetime will determine where we spend eternity. Today, let’s choose to invest in our spiritual lives by sowing good seed!

Love & Prayers,
Pastors Ly’Jerrick & Tania

03/25/2021

I’m Angry!

I’m Angry!

03/25/2021

Inspiring Nugget: Bask in His Love
“Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life” (Jude 1:21). When we first encountered God, we felt a love that reached deep into the core of our being. We knew that everything would be alright because we surrendered our hearts to God. Even though there may have been areas of our lives that needed to be worked on, our hearts were at peace. There was a rest in our souls where we could say, “All is well”. Then, the trials came, doubt filled our hearts, and the cares of life tried to choke out the Word so that we could no longer feel the love of God. Love is not a feeling, but a deep rooted assurance. No matter what we face or what obstacles life throws our way, we are still loved by God. We are to keep ourselves in His love each day and look for His mercy! Though we do not deserve it, it is a gift for us to walk in! So let’s remind ourselves of what it was like when we first fell in love with Jesus, and bask in His presence today!

Love & Prayers,
Pastors Ly’Jerrick & Tania

03/24/2021

Basic Life Principle 6: The Principle of Ownership

03/24/2021

Inspiring Nugget: What’s the Hurry?
“For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly” (Ps. 84:10). Whenever we decide to take matters into our own hands, it almost always ends up in chaos and frustration. Yet, when we choose to wait on the Lord, we will find that His ways are better. When we get into a hurry and worry, we tend to make matters worst for ourselves and others. Whether it is applying for a job, waiting for a promotion, praying for a loved one, or working on improving a bad habit, let’s keep at it without quitting. As we wait, God will give us wisdom, instruction, and guide us in His truth. When we have a firm foundation of His Word and are walking according to His ways, nothing that is meant to benefit us will be withheld by Him. Let’s be reminded that God’s ways are higher, His plans of good, and He will bless us with His best as we learn to wait on His timing for everything.

Love & Prayers,
Pastors Ly’Jerrick & Tania

03/23/2021

Go and Do Likewise! 🗣

03/23/2021

Inspiring Nugget: Seek God’s Approval
“For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ” (Gal. 1:10). Oftentimes, we are more consumed with other peoples’ opinions of us rather than who God says we are. As a result, we can begin to lack confidence, while always feeling the need to measure up to the expectations of others. This is comparable to living a life that is fake and unstable. The truth is, no matter how much we try to gain the approval of everyone, there will always be someone who will dislike us. We cannot live a life of freedom while simultaneously seeking constant approval of others. So let’s not waste our time worrying and seeking validation from others; but rather, let’s invest more time in God’s Word by asking Him to show us who we are. His Word tells us that we are the apple of His eye, fearfully and wonderfully made, chosen and loved by Him! Let’s remind ourselves of these precious, reaffirming identity boosters today so that we may walk confidently in Him.

Love & Prayers,
Pastors Ly’Jerrick & Tania

03/22/2021

Inspiring Nugget: God’s grace is Enough

“But by the grace of God I am what I am” (1 Cor. 15:10). Thank God for His grace that He so graciously bestows upon us as we trust in Him. The Apostle Paul intentionally sought to kill Christians before his conversion. Even though he had accumulated a great deal of knowledge in his religious studies, he found that God’s grace was what allowed him to pursue Christ with passion. God’s grace is a supernatural strength to accomplish what we could not normally accomplish on our own. We would fail in every attempt without Jesus; however, when we choose to lean on Him, he will supply us with enough strength to make up for our areas of weakness. Gods grace is enough! His grace is bigger than our sin, our past, and our pain. Instead of using grace as a license to sin, let us ask for more grace and humble ourselves under His mighty hand by realizing that His strength is made perfect in our weakness. We will win today! We will be victorious through Jesus who delivers and strengthens all that call on His name!

Love & Prayers,
Pastors Ly’Jerrick & Tania

03/21/2021

Inspiring Nugget: Run to Jesus!

“Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah”(Ps. 62:8). A refuge is a place of safety that we can run to in times of trouble. In the Old Testament, there were cities of refuge set up for people to flee to for protection or redemption from an unintentional crime. God is our refuge who wants to protect us from unwanted stress, pain and danger. However, we must open our hearts to Him, just as we would a close friend. As we run to Him in prayer and sit in silence to hear His voice, we will experience the peace of dwelling in the secret place,(see Ps. 91:1-2). It is not easy for us to stop what we are doing to embrace the silence, but when we do, we can hear God’s voice clearer. He is our refuge from chaos, mental burnout, doubt, weariness, etc. Let’s run to Jesus today and find safety. He will protect us!

Love & Prayers,
Pastors Ly’Jerrick & Tania

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