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Words of the Week- Love and Sin, Both are the Answers!

Often, we hear people say, “if God is such a loving God, why does He allow bad things to happen?” The answer: He loves us so much that He gave us freewill and He won’t intervene unless we include Him in our affairs.

Words of the Week – Dealing with Tomorrow

Scripture: Mark 9: 2-5 We are five months into the year 2023. We have experienced four months of His grace, His love, His forgiveness, His healing, His comfort, His mercy, His peace that “passeth all understanding,” His blessings “seen and unseen,” acknowledged and ignored; blessings we know about and blessings we never saw coming, nor going. Blessings of trouble that did not come our way! Blessings of pain and hurt that did not come our way! It could have been me: killed by the rock dropped on an unsuspecting woman’s car windshield! It could have been us caught in a

Words of the Week – Avoid the Temptation of Debt

The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 10:13, “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” One of the greatest challenges in the Black community is managing debt. The Black community has one of the lowest credit scores in the country. The way to avoid the temptation of credit card debt, pay day loans, and borrowing money from family and friends is to develop

Brown Shares Keys to ‘Escaping Dogs’ in Life and Enjoying Rest in Christ

When Elder Dewitt Brown describes “animals,” he’s not just talking about four-legged furry creatures, but also two-legged human beings possessing meanness beyond measure. Brown details his journey to flee from this environment in “Escaping the Dogs of Mississippi,” a memoir outlining how he survived the racism of the deep South and went on to achieve rest in the Lord.

Words of the Week – Remember Your Faith

Scripture: II Timothy 1:5 (NLT) Here, the Apostle Paul is sending a gentle, yet encouraging word and reminder to his “son in the faith,” Timothy, to remember his faith. It’s a personal letter from one who generally wrote epistles and it gives us a unique and private perspective of the feelings and insecurities that both men happened to share. They were close in their relationship – close in comradeship, close in ministry, close in their feelings about Christ! They were close! They had cried together when they parted – these two men were close. Paul had circumcised Timothy so he

Words of the Week – You Wanna Be On Top

Scripture: Mark 10:35-45 Anyone who is a Tyra Banks fan remembers her hit TV show “America’s Next Top Model” — a reality television series and interactive competition in which a number of aspiring models compete for the title of America’s Next Top Model and a chance to begin their career in the modeling industry. Winners typically receive a feature in a magazine and a contract with a modeling agency, among other prizes. The show’s theme song is “Wanna Be On Top.” Every contestant wanted to win the coveted prize of being America’s Next Top Model. When you are on top,

When You Give All to Christ, Expect the Attack

When you were not fully devoted to God, the devil didn’t bother or harass you much because you simply didn’t pose much of a threat to him. But things changed. You became all business for God. Since you decided to give your all to the Lord, you became a prime target of the enemy. Ever since then, the devil has desired to sift you, just as he did Peter. In Luke 22:31, the Bible says: “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat.” It is here that Jesus introduces the subject of

Words of the Week – To Love Your Enemy

I heard a pastor recently state that we’re going to always have enemies. He shared that people are going to fall into one of these categories: you will have people that will always hate you, you will have people who are willing to be persuaded differently about you and you will have people who really don’t care about you either way. People will have issues with you for a variety of reasons in life and many of those issues will be out of your control. Nevertheless, God has asked us to do something that may go against every fiber of