Entries by Brian Nelmes

Scripture Reading through the Year May 2016

Calvary Pentecostal Church                                                      Bible Reading Plan “One Year through the Bible”       MAY 2016   Day                   Scripture Reading Psalm 122; Numbers 1; Isaiah 38; Eph. 5:22-6:9 Psalm 123; Num. 2; Isaiah 39; Eph. 6:10-24 Psalm 124; Numb. 3-4; Isaiah 40; Phil. 1:1-26 Psalm 125; Num. 5; Isaiah 41; Phil. 1:27-2:11 Psalm 126; Num. 6; […]

Being a Person of your word.

Title: Are you a person of your word? Matthew 5:33-37English Standard Version (ESV) 33 “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ 34 But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either […]

Continue the Dance

Now, I am aware that many people’s faith practice might frown upon dancing of any sort.  I however, do not hold those same convictions and I do not wish to deter married couples from getting together and enjoying a dance.  In fact, I truly believe that dancing can be excellent therapy for couples who are […]


It was mile eleven and my jogging pace had slipped to a slow crawl.  The twelve mile race would not have been that hard had not the sergeant put sand in my back pack.   I was qualifying to wear a special badge or flash on my military beret.   Part of the qualification was completing a […]

Do People hate you?

No one in their right mind wants people to dislike them.  It’s crazy, but apparently those who follow the Master will run into people who will actively despise them.  What does it mean when the Church is liked by the rest of the World?   Let us look at the words of our Lord in John […]

The vacuum

The Vacuum I love the farside comics by Larson.  My favorite one shows an upright vacuum cleaner sitting on a path in the middle of the woods.  In the foreground you can see eyes of various woodland creatures staring with great ill intent upon the vacuum.  The caption reads “Nature hates a vacuum.” No one […]

The Cost of Strife

One of the best examples in the Bible in regards to the ills of strife or complaining about leadership is when Aaron, the older brother to Moses along with his sister Mariam, began to assert their own opinion and spoke against Moses’ leadership.  Read the passage in Numbers 12:1-15.  Aaron and Miriam, thought they knew […]


Message given at Seminary while Pastor Brian was a student.  What happens when we circumvent God’s Plan?  The story of Hagar shows us the inherent problem when we try to make God’s plan’s work in our own timing instead of his. The word of God also shows that God is faithful and keeps his promises despite […]

Are you a clanging cymbal?

Message Love was recorded 2008 in Springfield Missouri by Rev. Nelmes. 1 Corinthians 13     English Standard Version (ESV) The Way of Love 13 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries […]