• News & Events

    Apr 7,2013

    Every Thursday at 8:00pm EST/5:00PST Enlightened Ministry will host bible study using video conferencing. Please click this URL to join. https://zoom.us/j/433543878  Or, go to https://zoom.us/join and enter meeting ID: 433 543 878 You can join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android … Read-More

    Sep 27,2012

    Pastor Nate will be preaching on October 14, 2012 at New Name Baptist Church at 11:00 AM PST. He would love to have your support if you can attend. New Name Baptist Church 11014 S. Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90061

    Aug 15,2012

    Enlightened Ministry will be attending the Church For The Set on Saturday, August 18, 2012. Please join us:Faith United Methodist Church 1713 West 108th Street Los Angeles, CA 90047 at 11:00 AM

    Jun 20,2012

    Reverend Nate and Lady Tonya have been invited to participate in Holy Convocation 2012 from June 20-24, 2012 at Love and Unity Christian Fellowship in Compton, CA

  • It’s Time to Forgive

    Forgiveness has been a challenge for a number of people, but it is truly necessary to live in harmony with God.  Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:14-15 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”  If we don’t forgive others, then we can’t expect God to forgive us.  If God doesn’t forgive us, we live a life in sin.  When we live in sin, God separates himself from us.  Do you see the spiral effect unforgiveness has on our relationship with God?

    Besides our relationship with God, when we don’t forgive, it has a grave effect on us as well.  When we have anger, bitterness and resentment towards a person, it isn’t only reserved for that person.  It sometimes pours out into other parts of our lives and onto other people.  Those ill feelings sometimes cause problems in other relationships and interfere with our ability to live in peace and harmony.  The bible tells us in Hebrews 12:14 to pursue peace with all people.  Our goal should be to pursue peace with all people.  If someone has mistreated you or wronged you in any type of way, now is the time to forgive without further delay.

    Forgiving someone doesn’t mean letting the wrongdoer off the hook, nor does it mean that the relationship has to be restored. Forgiveness means you are freeing yourself to be in right standing with God and allowing yourself to be at peace. I’ll leave you with this scripture found in 1 Peter 3:8-9 “Finally, all of you, be like minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble.  Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult.  On the contrary, repay evil with a blessing, because to this you were called that you may inherit a blessing.”  Don’t let unforgiveness be the cause of you missing out on your blessing.

  • Daily Scripture

    I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety. — Psalm 4:8 (NKJV)