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Pastor Marshall Brandon
Full Name: Marshall Brandon
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Email Address: marshall.brandon@ccchapel.com
Marshall Brandon was born again in June of 1977. He has been married to his wife Katika for 38 years. He has wonderful children and even more wonderful grandchildren. His daily goal is to love Jesus more each day! He is more excited about his relationship with Jesus today than ever. He really is a nobody trying to tell everybody about somebody who can transform anybody! He is currently the campus pastor at Highland Square for Christ Community Chapel.

About Pastor Marshall Brandon

Marshall Brandon was born again in June of 1977. He has been married to his wife Katika for 38 years. He has wonderful children and even more wonderful grandchildren. His daily goal is to love Jesus more each day!

He is more excited about his relationship with Jesus today than ever. He really is a nobody trying to tell everybody about somebody who can transform anybody!

He is currently the campus pastor at Highland Square for Christ Community Chapel.

Your Plans . . . or God’s?

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Your Plans . . . or God’s? | August 14th, 2013

Your Plans . . . or God’s?

Marshall #6Americans are obsessed with the future. We want to know what’s in store for us.

So if we listen to the radio, read the newspaper, or watch TV, there will be plenty of prophets, prognosticators, and pundits who are going to tell us about the future.

They bring their intellects and their intuitions, and their pools of experience, and they tell us, “This is what happened; these are the trends I see; and this is what shall happen.” With all their wit and wisdom, they forecast the future.

We all want to know the future. But there is only One who knows the future, and that is GOD.

Let’s keep it real.

The book James tells us [Read more...]

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That Tongue

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That Tongue | June 26th, 2013

That Tongue

Sticks and StonesWhen I was growing up, there was a phrase that sounded good but was as false as false could be. Whenever I was bullied, teased, or put down, this phrase would run through my mind to comfort me, but I knew it wasn’t true.

Sticks and stones can break my bones but words will never hurt me!

We know that statement is wrong don’t we?

Have you ever been hurt by the words of others? Has the sting of a critical comment remained with you longer than you care to admit? The worst part of it all is that the wounds usually come from those we don’t expect to hurt us. Family members, friends, and people we thought we knew.

Words do hurt, and comments do cut . . . often worse than any knife ever could. I have had lots of physical fights and wounds in my lifetime, and I don’t remember any of them like I do the words from others that have so deeply hurt me. Broken bones heal much more quickly than wounds that are left by an out of control tongue!

What has come from your mouth today, yesterday, or last week ? I don’t know about you but some of my biggest mistakes are the ones I make with my mouth. Why do I do this? Why do you do this?

Jesus tells us: It’s a heart problem!

You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.

My heart, your heart, is wicked and we need a Savior to transform our hearts so that we might speak words that give life and not death; words that build others up and not tear them down!

A good heart will not produce bad fruit! What is the condition of your heart? People can tell  [Read more...]

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If Any Man Lacks Wisdom. . .

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If Any Man Lacks Wisdom. . . | May 29th, 2013

If Any Man Lacks Wisdom. . .

WisdomThe book of James in the Bible gives us a challenge and a promise. James says, If any man needs wisdom, let him ask God. That’s the challenge!

Why is that a challenge? Because as a human, I want to do it my way!

And the promise is when we ask our generous God, he will give it to you! But you must ask him in faith. 

After studying on wisdom, I came up with this definition: Wisdom is to know God and apply His word to the issues of life to bring glory and honor to Him.

I need wisdom. How about you?

I have made plenty of poor decisions that didn’t honor or glorify God. I say enough is enough. God, please give me wisdom for the finances you have entrusted to me. For the way I love and cherish my spouse, children, co-workers, as well as my brothers and sisters in the Lord.

The promise is for those who have a relationship with Jesus and apply it to any life issues to bring honor and glory to God.

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. -James 1:5

I am asking for wisdom. How about you? Where do you need wisdom?

Ask God . . . And He will give to you generously.

He promised!

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Trash

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Trash | April 3rd, 2013

Trash

TrashThe dictionary defines trash is anything worthless, useless, or discarded; rubbish – a worthless or disreputable person.

I was once considered and looked at in this way. So was Polly. I first met Polly at the apartment building where my wife and I lived. My wife and I were newlyweds and moved into a neighborhood that had balance. By that I mean you had some hard working class people during the day but at night the drug pushers, addicts, and prostitutes would appear. Polly (not her real name) did what she had to do to survive in the culture she found herself. She sold drugs, she used drugs, and she sold her body to support both. Polly eventually left the neighborhood and so did we.

Later, I encountered Polly at the local jail and thereafter for the next 20 years. I shared the love of God and the forgiveness and reconciliation that He offers. And then one Sunday night [Read more...]

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Reflections

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Reflections | February 14th, 2013

Reflections

PrisonSunday morning was a time of reflection for me. As each hour unfolded I remembered the many places where God has been faithful to me.

First thing I reflected on was my personal family and my spiritual family. In my reflections I remembered how God had called and delivered me from a life of self-destruction. I was living a life of lying, stealing, cheating and drug addiction. As I prepared to go to our place of worship, I reflected on how God has poured into me and given me the privilege to serve Him as a pastor.

When I arrived at church after getting things ready for our 11am service (we meet in a school and have to set up our equipment each week), I attended marriage/divorce class at 9am and I was reminded once again through the teaching and testimony of God’s faithfulness in delivering me from my sin and brokenness. I was encouraged as I left the class and reflected on how He restored my broken marriage [Read more...]

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Why Do I Love to Pray?

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Why Do I Love to Pray? | January 10th, 2013

Why Do I Love to Pray?

RLB Voices - MarshallI love to pray because for me prayer is the highest form of intimacy with God, my creator, savior and redeemer.

Praying is having conversation with God. It is not just me asking Him for things, even though that is an important component.

When I pray I get to spend time with God, listening to His voice speak to my heart. It fulfills a deep desire within me to be with God and allow my spirit to align with His. When I pray I’m acknowledging my need and dependence for Him and glean from His wisdom and strength. When I pray I get to tell Him how much I love Him and allow His love for me to fill my soul.

Best of all, [Read more...]

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