The Myrtle Baptist Church of West Newton

Rev. Brandon Thomas Crowley, MDiv, STM | Senior Pastor
Rev. Howard Haywood | Pastor Emeritus

21 Curve Street West Newton, MA 02465 | 617.332.5870

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Words from Pastor Crowley

Categories: Pastor Blog

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Over the last several weeks, our Pastor has posted some words of encouragement and thoughts on his page. Follow him here!


“There are many of us who suffer with the need to control everything. We try to assume the role of God when we attempt to do everything our way without making room for the will of God. WAKE-UP CALL: YOU ARE NOT IN CHARGE GOD IS. Step back, listen, and get in the will of God and out of the wants of your flesh. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. For if you follow your own understanding, you are sure to be depressed, stressed, and lacking success.”
-Pastor BT


“When people start cursing and yelling, don’t curse or yell back. Proverbs 15:1 teaches us that a soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. Are you a stirrer or a peace maker? Make better decisions today and patiently endure evil because in the end you’re gonna win anyway because you are God’s child! Love ya!”
-Pastor BT


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“Sometimes it’s a blessing when you don’t get what you deserve. We have all done some things we aren’t proud of. But oh the joy of being acquitted and set free from the chains of your mistakes by the blood of Jesus! Take a moment and thank God for God’s grace, mercy, and forgiveness. There’s good news for the non-perfect people out there…..Because of God’s generosity you won’t have to pay the price for the things you’ve done wrong. Because of Jesus, your verdict was, is, and forever will be NOT GUILTY!”
-Pastor BT


“Living in and through your reality can be difficult especially when the reality you’ve been given is not the reality you want. It really hurts when life’s situations leave us with harsh realities that can’t be erased. However, we must learn to accept our realities and to see them as incubators preparing us to fulfill our true destinies and purposes. But let’s be real and honest, when you’re in the middle of it, that can be hard to hear. Therefore I admonish you to HOLD ON, DON’T GIVE UP, it gets better and the sun will shine again. This situation is not the end, it’s just a holding station. You will live and smile again! Be encouraged.”
– Pastor BT


“In all things give God praise. When Paul and Silas were in prison they worshipped and prayed because they understood that when you lift up God in the worst of times that he will draw you up with him. If you really want to be free and if you really want to rise above your circumstances. LIFT UP GOD! And God will draw you UP above the stuff to be where he is. The hymn says: if I be lifted up ill draw all men unto me. #lifthimup”
-Pastor BT


“It’s a new day. Leave yesterday’s stuff in yesterday. Behold all things have become new, old things are passed away. You can’t enjoy your new if you’re gripping your old. Start over, breathe in the fresh, and begin again with a clean slate. While you were sleeping God cleaned the slate. Now you can write you’re own narrative. #doit”
-Pastor BT


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“All things happen for a reason. When you try and stop “happenings” you’re actually getting in God’s way. Move out of the way, let it happen, and watch God blow your mind with what’s next! Trust me it’s gonna be what you’ve been waiting for! #trustGod”
-Pastor BT


“Sometimes the process will seem meaningless and disconnected but when it’s all over it’s gonna make sense. Stop trying to make sense out of the rain when we are in the middle of the storm. Instead, just wait to see how big the harvest is after the downpour is over and then you’ll understand. We’ll understand it better……by and by!”
-Pastor BT


“Friends are special people and sacred spirits. Cherish the ones you call friends, they are angels sent by God to love and support you on this journey called life! Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Call or text your friend and appreciate them. They are all you’ve got!”
-Pastor BT


“Setting goals is not a problem for most people. The problem for most people is their inability to stay focused enough to see their goals completed. Many of us live distracted lives and as a result of this sad reality our ability to focus, create, and accomplish suffers significantly. If you want to achieve your goals STAY FOCUSED. In the words of Christopher Columbus “It is only by prevailing over distractions, that one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.”
-Pastor BT


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Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but one who rejects a rebuke goes astray. – Proverbs10:17
“Learn to listen to wise council and heed to their instruction unless you destroy what God has graced you to possess and oversee. Don’t continue to mess up just because you want to and you can. STOP LIVING YOUR LIFE IN REPEAT. Be better, be wiser, be Holy! For life and death are in the power of your choices and behavior. Make better decisions. For if you do this you will live and not die.”
– Pastor BT


“Human emotion often trumps logic. Learn to think outside of your emotions and you will get better results!”
– Pastor BT


“Beloved, learn how to accept what is, let go of what once was, and then hope with faith in what can be. For faith is the substance and evidence of what can be when you put God in the mix!”
– Pastor BT


“Don’t let the people who live in darkness dim your light. Instead, blind them with your radiance……in the words of Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that!'”
-Pastor BT


“There is a certain amount of time appointed to all of us. Are you wasting yours?”
-Pastor BT


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“Unity is a force that hatred cannot even destroy. For it is only through the works of a unified people that bitterness can be conquered and oppression devoured. Therefore, human unity is the only way by which love can be made manifest in a world up wrought!”
– Pastor BT


“Love is a powerful tool. USE IT!”
-Pastor BT


“Rejection is a sign that bigger and better is coming. Sometimes Rejection is your deliverance from what you don’t realize is small. Sometimes God will make that job or person reject you because it’s not in his will, it’s just what you want. And other times God will reject giving you what you want in order to get you what you need! Rejection is God’s way of redirecting you to focus on your calling instead of securing your comfort. Seek God’s will and watch doors open!”
– Pastor BT


“Patience is a spiritual practice that is almost always cultivated while experiencing the pains of life. Many of us spend too much of our time rushing and hustling because we are too afraid to sit still and let. What we sometimes fail to realize is that the result of our hasty sensations to control and change our realities can lead us to even greater self- destruction. In this season of your life, take the time to sit and practice patience. Patience is a wise teacher who can cultivate your inner greatness if you would just listen.”
-Pastor BT


“When you are consumed by questions of “WHAT IF” you become PREOCCUPIED with your PAST instead of FOCUSED on your FUTURE. STOP LIVING IN IFS! Live with hope for tomorrow!”
– Pastor BT #liveonpurpose


“Certainty is the desire of the naïve, but patient optimism is the tool of the wise!”
– Pastor B.T.


Author: myrtlebaptistchurch

Myrtle Baptist Church, founded by freed slaves in 1874, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008 and exists as one of the oldest black churches in New England.

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