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Sitting at a Table of Thankfulness

“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” -Matthew 26:26-29 What is

HBN Hosts 12th Annual Breakfast with the Clergy

Hosanna Broadcasting Network (HBN) continues it outreach to the faith community by presenting its 12th Annual Breakfast with the Clergy. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at 9 a.m., at the LAX Renaissance Hotel, 9520 Airport Blvd., in Los Angeles, and Tersit Asrat, HBN president, urges faith leaders and lay people to attend. “Our annual breakfast is an opportunity for the faith community to network and strategize on taking the Gospel to the world,” said Asrat. “It is also an occasion to learn more about partnering with Hosanna Broadcasting Network to expand your ministries beyond the four

Words of the Week – You Look Like a Christian

You get up, get dressed, and sit in the pew and say, “Amen,” “Praise the Lord,” “Hallelujah” and all the other appropriate responses Christians give during the worship service. You go to Sunday School or Sabbath school; you stay for the main service or go to all of them because you love church so much. Church members can count on you to help out at the church picnic, feeding the homeless and passing out literature. You are respected and maybe even revered for your unwavering faith, giving tithes, helping out — you are just an amazing child of God. It

Bishop Stewart to Preach Special Sermon at Zoe

Bishop Frank Stewart will deliver a special sermon on Sunday, May 5, at 9:30 a.m., at Zoe Christian Fellowship of Los Angeles, located at 2521 South West View St., in Los Angeles. “We invite the public to attend and grow in their walk with Christ,” said Stewart, senior pastor. “During the service, I will share a message about the biblical history of the three major human races. Also, there will be a special focus on the Black (dark) race.” To learn more, call Zoe Christian Fellowship at (323) 931-1477.

Words of the Week – When God Winks!

We sometimes talk about, or hear people say how back in the day we used to do this, do that, be this way or that way. “Do you remember the time” when we did such and such? Didn’t Michael Jackson sing about that in one of his songs? You know what I’m talkin’ about! I certainly can remember the times – and I shudder to think about them now – how things could have turned out terribly wrong. In some cases, I probably could have died, but thank God, He protected me and brought me through. For instance, I remember

Cross to Conclude Easter Trilogy Sermon Series

Pastor David E. Cross will close-out his Easter Trilogy sermon series, “The Real G. O. A. T. – Greatest of All Time,” on Sunday, April 28, at 10 a.m., at The Liberty Church, 14725 S. Gramercy Pl., in Gardena. The concluding message, entitled “The Testimony of A Goat, Sheep & Rooster,” will be illustrated with live animals, said Cross, who added, “The scripture ‘Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world’ reminds us that we can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens us.” Cross began the Easter Trilogy on Palm Sunday with

Words of the Week – He Took My Place

This the story of God’s salvation plan for the forgiveness of sin. Three women go to the tomb of Jesus Christ early Sunday morning. He had been dead for three days. They discover the body is not there, then suddenly see two angels. The angels ask why are they seeking the living among the dead. Had they forgotten who Jesus is? Had they forgotten what He said? The angels remind them. Then they remember. They go and tell the disciples that He has risen. The disciples and apostle don’t believe them. But Peter gets it and runs to the tomb

Reflection: The Good, They Do Die Young!

Dr. Martin Luther King Died 51 Years Ago. Nipsey Hussle died March 31, 2019. This morning when I got to work, a conversation ensued about the murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle on March 31. I did not know much about him, but the younger people cited all the good things that the Grammy-nominee and former gang member had done for the community in which he grew up, and where he continued to invest his time and fortune. When one person asked the question, “Why do those who do good get killed?” my mind immediately went to the Rev. Dr. Martin

Holy Week, Resurrection Day Services Set at Agape-LA

Bishop Craig A. Worsham and the members of Agape Church of Los Angeles will host three Holy Week services in their worship center located at Consolidated Plaza, 3725 Don Felipe Dr., in Los Angeles. Maundy Thursday worship will take place on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. With a theme of “A Service of Love and Reflection,” the program will include feet washing and Holy Communion. The Resurrection Celebration is set for Sunday, April 21. At 8 a.m., the Right Rev. Theodore Larry Kirkland, Sr., who celebrates his 77th birthday on April 8, will bring the message. A retired AME

Words of the Week – Turn the Other Cheek

To the youth readers, my prayer is that you all have been enjoying the Words of the Week I’ve been sharing with you. Writing to the youth throughout many communities has certainly been therapeutic for me. Being able to have this opportunity to speak directly and concisely to the youth is something I wouldn’t have even begun to envision, say, six years ago. It states in Matthew 5:38, “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’” As Christians, we don’t always find a solution in using one insult to describe

Words of the Week – Preventing Identity Theft (A Reminder)

Jesus! There is so much identity theft taking place these days. According to two recent studies, about seven million people became victims of identity theft over a 12-month period. That calculates to 19,178 per day, 799 per hour, and 13 per minute! It is also reported that it takes victims an average of 600 hours to recover from this crime; often over a period of years. Some suggested preventive measures for identity theft include: limiting the amount of confidential information carried in your wallet; carrying no more blank checks than needed; keeping home files of bank and credit card accounts

Words of the Week – Get It Together Because He’s Holding It Together!

Dear Friend in Christ, Not only is Jesus responsible for creating all things, He is the reason all things continue to exist. He is the constant sustaining power in our lives.  He’s not only holding the universe together, but He’s also holding you. Scripture takes it to another level.  God is the gravitational center of purpose that pulls all the fragments of life into a cohesive whole.  He is the ongoing sustainer and center of all that is. The last phrase of Colossians 1:17 says, “In Him all things hold together.” When Paul uses the phrase, “All things by Him hold together,” he