Saturday, December 3, 2016
Reader, please join me in wishing my hometown church a "Happy Anniversary."
Friday, December 2, 2016
Reader, next to CHRIST JESUS Himself Dr. Myles Munroe was one of my favored teachers. I haven't heard are ran across anyone who can touch his depth of knowledge. DR. MYLES MUNROE was respected internationally as an author, lecturer, teacher, coach, and leadership mentor. He has published numerous best-selling books including: Understanding Your Potential, The Purpose and Power of Love and Marriage, and Rediscovering the Kingdom. He's a legend in his own rights. I've mentioned Dr. Munroe in this space before.
Thursday, December 1, 2016
Reader, I really don't understand where the backlash that Fantasia is receiving from the Christian community is coming from. Today, Evangelist Robbi Warren did a Facebook live video in which he attacked Fantasia in the worse kind of way. In my personal opinion, Fantasia did no wrong....she was performing in her element as a secular artist, she was not in a church setting dress this way.
Is It Comcast Plan To Divide The Black Church By Bullying "THE WORD NETWORK" One Of The Largest Voice In The Black Church??
Reader, there's no doubt in my mind that the attack on with The Word Network is politically driven by some of the mean-spirited right-wing white evangelicals and their cohort. These folks are still pissed and in their feeling, because Pastor Jamal Bryant had the nerve and gall to host Minister Louis Farrakhan on his show on The Word Network, last year. Also what is going on and cannot be overlooked is the black church is in a struggle between black empowerment uprising vs cunning selfish preachers.
Reader, Clayton Jennings a self-described evangelist, author and poet who rose to celebrity status for his hip-hop-styled poetic messages, model-like photographs and numerous selfies has had his ministerial credentials revoked after confessing to sexual indiscretions.
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Reader, there are two clear and very different meanings for the term “It is the will of God ”in the Bible. How easily these words fall from the lips of some Christians. But how difficult it is to pinpoint exactly what they mean. Few concepts in theology generate more confusion than the will of God.
Reader, I'M HEARING MANY CHURCHES will not hold Christmas Day services this year - even though December 25th is a Sunday this year. Churches typically draw their largest crowds on Sundays, but not this Christmas Sunday. With Christmas falling on a Sunday, many pastors are thinking about consolidating services or even canceling worship for the day. Instead, their congregations will show up in great numbers on Christmas Eve and celebrate at home on the holiday.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Reader, get ready for Holiday Praise! Holiday Praise is an exciting nationally syndicated one hour TV Special that starts airing this weekend, filled with your favorite gospel artists singing your favorite Christmas songs. Airing from December 3rd to January 1st syndication everywhere on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, & many other networks in 100 markets. It Airs nationwide on WGN Christmas Eve December 24th at 6pm central & 7pm eastern. Let's lift up GOSPEL!.
Reader word on the WWW is that Pastor Jamal Bryant asked R&B singer Tweet to marry him and she said yes. There is also talks of the two in negotiation for their very own reality show.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Reader, "it is frightening to see that anti-Muslim hate crimes are spiking in number, and Trump’s rhetoric is energizing racist and anti-Muslim hate groups across the nation." How quickly folks forget that they put Japanese Americans into concentration camps and took all of their property and possessions all because white folks were afraid. If folks think that this cannot happen again I'll say this to you, how many of you thought that Donald Trump would be President? This is getting real and people of color and Muslims of all ethnicities better be vigilant and be prepared:
The Potter's House Is Partnering With South Africa And You're Invited To The "Heal Our Land" Live Recording!
Reader, "Donald Trump did not invent racism, but by golly he help fanned the flames of it for the last year, and he's now seen by many as the face of racism." No one can argue that racism is in the very DNA of our great nation from the founding fathers to the very fabric of our flag, the lyrics of our anthem, the soil of our land, and the bodies of our water. And it runs deep through the policies and practices of our institutions.
Many of us have watched the year long daily dose of Trump's racist, misogynist, and other bigoted attitudes and have wondered how in the world we would ever be able to heal from this? Well the Potter House of Dallas Texas has set out to help us move on.
GET READY, GET READY and save the date 12/3/2016, Saturday at 7:00pm. we are all invited to experience a live recording and see what God is doing to heal out land. HEAL OUR LAND LIVE recording is a FREE EVENT and open to the public, doors open at 5:00pm. The cost of admission is a new unwrapped toy, all proceeds benefit the Mega CARE Toy Drive.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Reader, New Light Christian Center Church founded Dr. I. V. Hilliard and church family are offering to pay some lucky person rent or mortgage. So, the next time you hear the term "churches don't do anything for it, members" remember Dr. I.V. Hilliard and this church.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Reader folks are wondering why the black church has such a bad reputation, to date. To read some of the hateful and hate-filled comments on this clip is narrow-minded and ridiculous. People are upset that Fantasia, who was in a costume for her concert aka at work when God touched her in a mighty way and she went into worship mode has offended some. I read the comments about her singing and because of her wardrobe that it was very much unacceptable in God's eye.
Reader, why do some want to make it seem like all minorities are on the same level about institutional racism and systemic racism? I am sorry but in my opinion, racism is a white problem. Therefore whites are the one who has to work on fixing it. I have never seen in any history books or political science books in America, that minorities created slavery, Jim Crows laws, and segregation. We all can find kindness, love, and tolerance in our hearts when we ask GOD for guidance and help. Racism is a heart issue, this election showed us that.
Anyhow, this is a conversation between Bill Hybels and T.D. Jakes during Global Leadership Summit and it is now available to the public. Bishop Jake's and Bill Hybels dialogue about the problem of systemic racism and the dire need for racial reconciliation.
Friday, November 25, 2016
Most black people—especially entertainers, come from a Christian background. This is evident at every award show when the first thing award recipients do is thank God when accepting an award. Religion is such a part of the culture that people often think there’s no such thing as a black atheist. However, there are some celebrities who don’t believe in Jesus or God – at least not in an orthodox way.
Reader, can the government really tell people how to practice their religion? Is this blatant overreach and violation of religious freedom and the first amendment? This country was founded on religious freedom and the freedom of speech and expression, it doesn't matter your faith; this is an attack against all of us who agree and abide by the constitution. I don't get how anyone thought that this was a good idea. I'm glad the loud online noise was loud enough to shut this down.
Last week Georgia State Representative Jason Spencer tried to pass a bill that piggybacked off of a 1951 law that effectively prevented the KKK from running around with hoods on, doing the horrible things that the KKK did, back then. He wanted to amend this unmasking law and have it apply to women of the Muslim faith.
Reader Prophet Brian Carn followers are saying look at God, working this thing out. A new church building, fully furnished, and with a gymnasium too. Look what the Lord has done.
"And I will give you pastors according to mine own heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding." (Jeremiah 3.15)
This is Prophet Brian Carn and friends third & newest Kingdom City Church location in St. Mary's, GA.
Reader, your church or organization can now book the Kurt Carr Singers for your holiday concerts & services.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Charles Barkley Almost Started Another Baltimore Riot, But This Time At A East Baltimore Southern Baptist Church!
Reader, when I first heard about the filming of this new series... I knew it was going to go left... esp. if they chose to use a knucklehead like Charles Barkley. Whomever green lit this show is no dummy. Anyone who knows anything about this knucklehead knows that his views are controversial. This is going to be like the Real Housewives. It's a shame that someone like him (not an expert, not someone who is in touch with these issues or a person with empathy) is getting such a huge platform with which to take on these serious and important issues.
If networks plan to send celebrities sheltered by fame and wealth to tour cities to talk about race and the police without being knowledgeable about either...for ratings, prepare to be dragged. What people are going through out in these streets, is not something to play with. In my opinion, they need to suspend all movement on this Fix My Life tour. His homecoming queen/ugly girls remark says all we need to know about this knucklehead.
Reader lets pray for a spirit of revival in Africa, there are several out of control churches and they are getting worse and worse, with the most demonic things you can think of all in the name of miracles. Read the following article. The Religious fraternity has been rocked by another controversy, This time, featuring the use of the Doom insect killer as a healing method. Limpopo based Prophet Lethebo Rabalago has sparked an outrage on social media with his use of the Doom insect killer to heal people in his church. The Mount Zion General Assembly Prophet in Mokgophong has since defended himself in the media saying that he prays over the Doom first like some people would add oil or water for blessings.
A year ago, the CRL Rights Commission launched an investigation into what it termed ‘the commercialisation of religion and the abuse of people's belief systems’ in South Africa. On 25 October 2016, the Commission released a report detailing its discoveries. The findings included the lack of religious peer review mechanism which would govern questionable religious practices like feeding people grass, snakes, rats, drinking petrol, locking people in the deep freezer, driving over people, etc. Religious organization across the country have been given three weeks since the release of the report to make their input.
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Reader, Prophet Brian Carn followers are coming with the receipts this morning and or saying this is another hit for the man of God, who prophesied the downfall of Kanye West almost a year ago.
“I saw Kanye West lose his mind…reminiscent of Michael Jackson. People around him knew what was happening but no one intervened and tried to help/stop. Pray for Kanye West, God’s hand is in his life. Pray, pray that he does NOT lose his mind. Kanye & Kim will not be married long."
Reader, I salute a general and a son of South Africa soil who was a prophetic voice to nations Prophet Kim Clement. It is with deep sadness to report that Kim Clement, a great prophet of God, has passed on into eternity into the arms of Jesus. He will be missed.
The prophetic ministry is an invaluable gift that has an extraordinary impact on mankind. While some may believe that it ceased with the apostles in the New Testament, it is very much alive and continues to gain momentum. While the gift prophecy is given for all to have, the gift of a prophet is only for "SOME." Kim Clement was one of the "SOME." Thank you for the impact that you have made and the legacy you leave.
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Reader, a very large number of pastors in the African-American community are in Greek Fraternity or Sorority. But, according to Pastor G. Craige Lewis, this is unacceptable and unbelievable:
First off, there is no such thing as a born again believer that is in a Greek Fraternity or Sorority. It is not possible to serve 2 masters therefore, it is not possible to worship God and pledge to demons. Greek mythological gods are demons, the offspring of fallen angels from Genesis 6 in the bible. These spirits are worshiped through pledges in these Greek organizations.
CURSE OF THE CULTURE: CHURCH STEPS TO FALSE GODS IN THE HOUSE OF GOD?
Reader, I'm horrified! Why is it necessary to dunk infants into water like this and how can anyone smile while shocking the child? This is child abuse, in the name of "God. Nowhere in the Bible does it say that babies are sinners...If this was the case, then babies will go to hell. This false doctrine of "baptismal regeneration" was perpetuated by Augustine and the Catholic church.
On last Tuesday 600 infants were baptized inside Tbilisi Trinity Cathedral with Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia becoming godfather to all of them. In an effort to help increase the birth rate in the small Caucasus nation, the patriarch came up with an initiative to baptize every third child born to an Orthodox Christian family, as well as every subsequent child thereafter.
Reader, I've debated with myself on whether I should post this. I've had many (respectful) debates over the years about this subject. Contrary to popular belief, pro-choice does not mean pro-abortion. Most common sense thinking people already know this. It simply means giving a woman the right to make health decisions that is best for her and her family. I am pro-choice but I do not believe in abortions just for the mere sake of having them; like it is some form of birth control. That is foolishness.
Any how, Pope Francis released a letter on Monday, November 21, 2016, that extends the powers of Catholic priests to forgive abortions. Pope Francis has declared that all priests would have the right to forgive abortion, making permanent a temporary measure put in place for the Vatican’s jubilee year. Starting December 8, 2015, the Catholic Church practiced the Year of Mercy, the hallmark of which was the forgiveness of abortions. The Year of Mercy, described as “a widening of the church’s mercy,” officially ran through yesterday, November 20, 2016. This new announcement from the Pope extends the practice of forgiveness for abortions indefinitely.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Reader today's entrepreneur lesson is brought to you by none other than Pastor Shirley Caesar. Pastor Shirley Caesar is taking the internet by storm with the original version of "Hold My Mule" that inspired the #UNameItChallenge. Pastor Shirley is taking it to the bank.
Lord Have Mercy Friendship-West Baptist Church Have Been Accused Of Broadcasting The Cowboy's Game During Service!
Reader social media is in an uproar this morning with the news that Dr. Freddy Haynes church in Dallas TX, was literally showing the Cowboys game during services yesterday. The Cowboys entered Week 11 with the best record in the NFL, and understandably, football fans in Dallas are excited. Football is practically a religion to some in Texas, according to someone's tweet, (and an "FW" logo on the wall), Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas, had what they considered a fantastic idea to keep the football-loving churchgoers happy, by showing the Cowboys game during services. Anyhow the church has now issued a good reason for the game to on during service:
"Good morning world. It has been brought to our attention that we have received a bunch of negative publicity due to us trying out of the box ministry and meeting people where they are. Yes we showed the Dallas-Cowboys game as a part of our West Wall Street Day where AFTER worship we empowered approximately 40 small black owned businesses. The person who took that video and decided attempt to condemn us to hell did not tell you the entire story. Service was over with and we were transitioning to our after worship event and we decided to put the game on the screen. We did not put the game on the screen to replace anything during our worship service. We take worship very seriously and would not do anything to jeopardize someone's interaction with God. So for all of you sending us to hell and who say this was wrong even though you WEREN'T there, God bless you!! Sadly, you've taken something out of context for your pretext and got conned. Maybe the person who started this untruth wasn't a Dallas Cowboys fan and wanted to start a little controversy. Journalism 101- Ethics... tell the entire story so people can make their own judgments versus the narrative you want them to believe. God Bless you all and we pray that you have a blessed and empowered week. Go Cowboys!"
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