Entries by caichele

Police Devotion 10-28-2018

“He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But […]

Police Devotion 10-17-2018

“For thou hast girded me with strength to battle” (2 Samuel 22:40) As a cop, you need to be ready to fight. No matter what you hear about how police work has changed, one thing hasn’t—there will be times when you have to fight. You can’t always deescalate. Technically, you can NEVER deescalate because you […]

Police Devotion 9-30-2018

“Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him:” (Job 13:15) As a cop, you see awful things on the job. Ever want to ask God why? Why does a drunk kill or maim an innocent motorist and walk away unhurt? Why do rival gang members shoot at each other and none of them […]

An Upside Down World

As Christians living in 2018, it sure seems that things are being turned upside down. What I mean by that is the things that used to be looked upon as right and normal are now looked upon as being wrong, out of step, and not at all normal. Political correctness and the ability to think […]

Police Devotion 9-20-2018

“And he [Jesus] said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath” […]

Police Devotion 8-28-2018

“For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another” (Galatians 5:14-15). Churches are made up of imperfect human beings, like police departments. And like police departments, churches […]

Police Devotion 8-15-2018

“Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he [Jesus] answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas […]

Police Devotion 8-10-2018

“And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art […]

My Final Lap as Pastor

On Sunday evening, May 26, 2018, I announced to our church that I had finished my fortieth year of ministry. All those years of ministry have been here at Cleveland Baptist Church. That night I also shared with the congregation something that I had spoken to our deacons about a couple of months prior. I […]

Police Devotion 6-19-2018

“Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing? Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, […]