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Church Clarity An Online Database Force Pastors and Churches To Tell The Truth About Their Support For Homosexuality.

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Reader an online database has been launched in an effort to single out churches opposed to gay marriage. The online database was launched Wednesday to single out churches opposed to homosexuality seemingly to encourage clarity in whether various churches support LGBT lifestyles. The database, called 'Church Clarity' asks all churches to declare their position on 'Affirming/Not Affirming' LGBT.

"Wednesday( Bible Study) Song by: Slim and The Supreme Angels

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"Wednesday"( Bible Study ) Quote

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Intellectual growth
should commence at
birth and cease only
at death.~ Albert Einstein

"Wednesday" (Bible Study) Random Post Salt-N-Pepa

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Y'all know that I am a salt n pepa fan. So her is a recap of Monday show. When Pep crashes at Salt’s house, she brings…
…numerous boxes…
…a naughty portrait…
…and her own symbolism. See, with Pep, you never know what you’re going to get: every encounter is a crap shoot.
So far, Salt-N-Pepa’s road to reconciliation has been relatively smooth. I mean, they’re not moving in together or anything…
…oh wait, yes they are. Pep’s house is getting renovated and a new place that she’s buying in the city isn’t quite ready yet. Pep drops the bombshell while Salt and Gavin are shopping for…
…melons? Weird. Anyway, there’s more melons to be ogled, but first, Pep has to move in:
Pep’s staying for only three days, supposedly, but it looks like she’s packed everything she owns. Before you can say, “Make yourself at home…”
…she already has. What better way to announce your appreciation for being allowed to stay in a place than to strew your ladythings about? Really: Pep is the gift that keeps on giving.
And…

"Wednesday" (Bible Study) Question? Have The New Black Church Hurt Our Youth of Today With The God Want You Rich Theology?

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Few would argue that hip-hop's is at least partially rooted in the belief that financial prosperity is the ultimate measure of success. Given this market-driven logic, it is no wonder that hip-hop narratives abound with rags to riches stories that celebrate the individual over the collective and the material over the spiritual.Artists such as Notorious B.I.G., who once rapped that "God meant me to drive a Bentley," argue that their enormous wealth is a divine reward, or what Jay-Z has termed "pro-jetic justice" for their impoverished pasts. And where would they get such convoluted values? A look at the New Black Church, whose good news has been reduced to "God wants you to be rich," provides a good answer.Through their curious readings of Bible scriptures, depictions of Jesus as wealthy and belief that people are poor because they "ain't living right," the New Black Church reinforces the tired conservative argument that the problems of …

"Praise & Worship (Tuesday) Song by: Highways Q.C's

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"Praise & Worship (Tuesday) Quote!

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The time is always right
to do what is right.~ Martin Luther King, Jr

"Praise & Worship (Tuesday) Question? Why Are So Many Black Men Incarcerate And The Black Church Don't Seems To Care?

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For every 1,000 crimes America now locks up five times as many people as it did in 1975."
The bad news is that many are inclined to blame the black poor themselves, directing attention away from the corporations who profit from the growth of the prison state, the politicians who built careers selling it to us, and the edifice of white American culture which fundamentally defines itself as the opposite in every way of its poor, unworthy, and now dangerous Black citizens.

It’s high time mass incarceration of the young Black poor is put on the Black Church front burner and kept there till something changes. That's what Jena was about. It’s time for a new mass movement in our Black Churches that will expose the complicit silence of Black leadership on mass Black imprisonment, one that will begin to make continuation of these unjust public policies impossible.What do you think, do the Black Church need to step up to the plate? We have to many young men going to prison and the ch…

"Prayerful"( Monday) Song NewWalk Rev Reuben Willingham

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"4th Sunday Baptism" (Hymn) by: Swanee Quintet! NEW WALK

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"4th Sunday Baptism" (Responsive Reading)

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Come, Holy Spirit, come, Heavenly Dove. As we approach baptism, let us be mindful of our brokenness and be grateful for our redemption through Christ Jesus.
Lord, cleanse us from sin and make us wholly yours.
Baptism marks the beginning of our Christian journey. It is a time of initiation into responsibility and commitment to Christ. Through the symbolic cleansing of the water, we lay down our old selves and are born again as new creations in Christ.
Come Holy Spirit. Take our lives and make them new in your name.
In the Jordan River, Christ was baptized by John. Come, Holy Spirit, come. Trouble the water, sanctify it that all who are baptized here may begin new lives of obedience to God.
You are the refreshing spring, the living water that never runs dry. In you, we thirst not.
Through baptism we are buried with Christ into death. As Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of God, we, too, are raised from the baptismal waters to walk in the newness of life.
Make of our lives an accep…

"Grace & Mercy " Saturday Question? Halloween , Do You Are Don't You?

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Celebrate it that is! It’s a good bet retailers won’t entertain high expectations of getting $$$.$$ per household from the Christian market. Many Christians refuse to participate in Halloween. Some are wary of its pagan origins; others of its dark, ghoulish imagery; still others are concerned for the safety of their children. But other Christians choose to partake of the festivities, whether participating in school activities, neighborhood trick-or-treating, or a Halloween alternative at their church. I heard this morning on NBC that Holloween is running neck and neck with Christmas as far as spending, I was like what no way that we christians have sit back and partake in this that it is as celebrate as Christmas.

The question is, How should Christians respond to Halloween? Is it irresponsible for parents to let their children trick-or-treat? What about Christians who refuse any kind of celebration during the season — are they overreacting? We over here at the Old Black Church don&…

"Grace & Mercy" (Saturday) Song! by: Bishop Paul S. Morton I'm Still Standing

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"Grace & Mercy" (Saturday) Question? What happen to Sunday Schools? Do your Church Still Do Them?

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I know what you are thinking what! churches don't do Sunday School. It don't seem to be as important as it once were. I am from a small town in Lower Alabama and we don't do Sunday School. Maybe because my church is a Teaching Church. I think that Sunday School is still important for the development of the Christian that want to be informed. I have learned a lot from attending Sunday School doing the years. Do you think that Sunday School is still needed for today's Christian? What's your take on Sunday School?

"Grace & Mercy" Saturday Random Post!

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This is one of my favorite reality shows on MTV. I love the way it portrays black People. I know that it is reality but great reality. I found this article on the net and thought it would be good reading. What's your take on reality TV?
Whose house? Run's House!
Welcome back to the house that hip-hop built, held together by the faith of the one and only Rev Run. Yup, season 4 of Run's House is here, and the Simmons family will once again open their home to MTV's cameras.
This season, the whole family -- Run, Justine, Vanessa, Angela, JoJo, Diggy and Russy -- is back under one roof, and what they experience together will change their lives forever. Rev Run and his wife, Justine, continue to teach their kids to celebrate success and endure pain with their unique outlook on life. You'll once again find yourself laughing at their everyday lives and household hijinks.
The past three seasons of Run's House has brought you the often-hilarious struggles of Rev Run, who has…

"Hallelujah" Friday (Welcome)

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Give thanks and praise God Honor Him for who He is
Worship is always appropriate no matter where you are and
what you are doing. All you have to say is "Isn't God good for
His Mercy endures forever"! I give all glory and Honor to God
on this day that He has made.

"Hallelujah" Friday (Song) Take Me Back!

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"Hallelujah" Friday Random Post!

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Bill Cosby worked his way into American hearts through his great talent as a comedian and actor, but there has always been more to Bill Cosby than any laugh line can convey. He is also a man of ideas and a man who cares deeply about his country. Cosby is also a man who cares deeply about the breakdown of the family and social cohesion among black Americans -- especially among young black men and boys. In his new book, Come on, People: On the Path from Victims to Victors [Thomas Nelson], Cosby teams up with Harvard University psychiatrist Alvin F. Poussaint to confront many of these issues head-on. The book is as courageous as it is timely."For the last generation or two, as our communities dissolved and our parenting skills broke down, no one has suffered more than our young black men," Cosby and Poussaint lament. They face the issues honestly and do not mince words. At the same time, they place these challenges within the context of what they also see as continuing prejudic…

"Holy Ghost (Thursday) Question? Are Mormons Christians?

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I do not believe that Mormonism leads to salvation. I believe that it is a false gospel that however sincere and kind its adherents may be, leads to eternal death rather than to eternal life. I believe that Mormonism is a prime example of what the Apostle Paul warned the Church to reject " a gospel contrary to the one we preached to you" [Galatians 1: 8-9 ] Mormonism is not just another form of Christianity. What's your take on Mormonism, do you see it as a false gospel or what?

"Holy Ghost (Thursday) Song by: Ce Ce Winans Alabaster Box

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"Holy Ghost (Thursday) Prayer

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Father, may Your will be done in the church. As You birth the vision, may Your perfect, divine will be done to bring it forth. And I pray personally for Your will to be done in my own life, my home and my family. So by the authority of the name and power of Jesus Christ, I shut the door to the destruction of Satan in the church. I pray Father, for our troops that are fighting in Iraq and other places keep Your mighty arms of protecting around them. Amen, Amen, and Amen.

"wednesday" (Praise & Worship) Song by: Alvin Slaughter!

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"wednesday" (Praise & Worship) Random Question? What Happen To Touch By An Angle?

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Della Reese Lett is "founder and minister" of her own New Thought congregation, known as the Understanding Principles of Better Living Church. According to the group's Web site: Understanding Principles for Better Living is a teaching ministry geared toward meeting the needs of the total man/woman. We are among the mighty forces at work today to change man's thought about God. Through prayer, we reckon with the vital forces of spiritual hunger, shaking the foundations of all who come. We know that filling this hunger is the greatest need in the world today. We are the religion for the New Age.
Our basic message is that man, through his God-nature, can be the victor of circumstances rather than a victim of circumstances; that no matter what happens to him, man can learn to cope with and overcome any and all obstacles. At Understanding Principles for Better Living, we do not attempt to teach you what to think, but rather how to think so that you may go forth into the In…

"wednesday" (Praise & Worship) Question How Do You Know That Jesus Was Never Married?

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How should Christians respond when we are ask "How do you know that Jesus was never married?" The answer is that we know Jesus was not married because Scripture is very clear that Jesus was not married. Is there a proof-text for that fact? No, but it is written into the very warp and woof of the fabric of the New Testament. Jesus' purpose was not to come and marry and establish an earthly dynasty, but to come and save sinners. There is no wife at the cross; it is Jesus' mother, and she is given into the care of one of His disciples. The entire context there is of one who was not married. Also, of course, had Jesus truly been married, it is impossible that this would not have been recorded and told by the enemies of the Gospel, as well as by its friends. Did you read the book? What was your take on it? Could you answer that question with out delay?

"Tuesday" (Grace & Mercy) Random Post Reality TV.

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Did you catch the Salt-N-Pepa Show last nite? I love me some reality T.V especially when it's something good. Rev Run will be back in Nov to me that is one of the best. I found this article over on High Cotton.

Female hip-hop pioneers Cheryl "Salt" Wray and Sandy "Pepa" Denton came out swinging from the show's opening scenes. It seems that ever since Salt abruptly left the legendary group almost a decade ago, Pepa has harbored resentment at being abandoned. Salt, meanwhile, has happily moved on, found God and is enjoying living the suburban life as a stay-at-home mom and wife. The two get a chance to air their grievances and in the end a relunctant Salt agrees that she will perform with Pepa for NBA baller Shaq O'Neal�s upcoming party.

The duo appear to be getting along great as they happily prepare to hit the stage again when Pepa can't help but try to slide in some risque moves on a man brought on stage during practice. Salt begins to feel uncomfort…

"Tuesday" (Grace & Mercy) Question! Should We Be Putting That Kind Of Money Into Wars?

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Bush ask Congress for 46 billion more to bankroll wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and said he wants the money by Christmas. The fighting in Iraq, in its 5th year, already has cost more than 455 billion. Democrats "Says don't look for a rubber-stamp." What do you think should we be putting that much money into wars? The president plan to spend another trillion dollars for a 10 year war in Iraq. We must end this war, How do we get out?

"Tuesday" (Grace & Mercy) Song by: Donnie McClurkin

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"Tuesday" (Grace & Mercy) Prayer!

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Father, thank You for another day
Father, thank You for our uprising
and our laying down. Father thank You
for our health and strength thank You
for our families and love ones. Father
take care of our troops who are fighting
in Iraq and Afghanistan. Father take care
of my necie Nicole who is one of the many
brave men and woman who is fighting for
this country. Keep them safe Father. Amen, Amen and Amen

"Prayerful " Monday (Song) Ancient of Days

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"Prayerful " Monday (Question?) What Is Your Point Of No Return or Do You Have One?

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When you reach the point of no return you will know it. It's that point in a particular situation were you haven given all you can give, taken all you can take, learned all you can learn, said all you can say, been all you can be it is simply time to move on. Have you ever been there? When your joy is gone, your peace is at risk, you are looking for a reason. My son is my point of no return. I have preach all I can preach about life, gave all that I can give, been in court all i care to be. Visit jail more than i ever want to. He still don't get it. 24 years of age and life is taken he no place. I am tired of saying that life don't own you anything and I don't either. Drugs is the enemy but of course he is in denial. I want to scream get a grip before prison become your home. Every day I come back to the same problem that point of no return. Do You Have A Point?

"Prayerful " Monday (Prayer!)

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Father, You instructed us in Your word to pray for Your Will to be done on the earth as Your will is done in heaven. So, Father, as Your will is done and carried out in the heavens, I pray that it will also be done and carried out in the earth. Your Word says that You have angels that are as flames of fire, ready to carry out Your Will in the earth. We open the doors and invite Your ministering angels to come forth and carry out Your perfect will throughout the entire earth. Amen

"Prayerful " Monday Quote

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Nothing Man can do could help
obtain the perfection God
requires for heaven.
It is the gift of God.

"3rd Sunday" Men's Day (Song) It Was The Blood!

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"3rd Sunday" Men's Day (Question) Can You Be A Christian And A Member Of A Fraternity/Soroity?

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I think you can. If you are firm in your beliefs, pledging into and organization should not change that. It is important to remember that fraternities and sororities are just like any other organization. They can be used for corrupt means like some churches can be. There are weak-minded people in all organization in which there organization becomes there god. In the Black Church fraternities and sororities are service organization founded on Christian principles. I think that is why the talk was that Dr. King was not a Christian because of his involvement in a fraternity. What do you think about Christian pledging to these organizations (Mason, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, ect....)Can you be a Christian?

"3rd Sunday" Men's Day (Quote)

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Nothing in all the world
is more dangerous than
sincere ignorance and
conscientious stupidity.~ Martin Luther King

"3rd Sunday" Men's Day (Responsive Readings)

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"How good and how pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! It is precious oil poured on the head...For there the Lord bestows his blessing, even life forevermore."
We are one in the Spirit; we are one in the Lord.
From the depths of shame and degradation, we have been raised to bask in the light of divine love. We wear the righteousness of Christ Jesus for all the world to see. We are black men redeemed, renewed, and regenerated.
Praise God for redemption full and free.
We call to remembrance the spirit and intellect of our ancient African ancestors. Their civilizations reveal the rich endowments of their culture. Their blood courses through our veins, and reminds us that we are creative, capable, and strong.
We stand on the shoulder of our forefathers. They survived the passage on crowded slave ships, the humiliation of slavery, the tearing away of wives and children, the ravages of racism, unemployment and underemployment.
We honor the memory of both named and unnam…

"Saturday"( Faith) Question? Do You Have Peace?

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When God speaks to us He gives us a deep sense of inner peace to confirm that the message is truly from Him. Beware of false peace! When we have a strong desire to do something it can produce a false sense of peace that actually comes only from our excitement. So do you think you have God's peace?

"Saturday " (Faith) Song by The Staple Singers Why Am Treated So Bad?

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"Saturday" Faith Prayer!

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Father, I come boldly before Your throne of grace praying for our nation and troops. For You instructed us to pray for and lift up our nation in prayer so that the people may be able to live quite and peaceable lives. In all godliness and honesty. So Father as an intercessor, I come lifting up our nation, "The United States of America." before You in prayer.

"Saturday" Faith Quote!

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Ninety nine percent of all
failures comes from
those who have the habit
of making excuses.~ George Washington Carver

"Friday" (Hallelujah ) Quote

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Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a living presence.~Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

"Thursday" Grace & Mercy Question! In What Way Have You Experienced God?

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To the hurting, He is the Great Physician
To the confused, He is the Light.
To the lost, He is the Way.
To the hungry, He is the Bread of Life.
To the thirsty, He is the Water of Life.
To the broken, He is the Balm of Gilead.
My encounter with God was as a provider
I had no job could not see my way through
He made a way out of no way Thanks be to God.
In what way have you experience God?

"Thursday" Grace & Mercy Hymn! HOLY SPIRIT RAIN DOWN!

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"Thursday" Grace & Mercy Prayer!

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Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, I come boldly before You lifting up the body of Christ. Your word says that You searched for an intercessor throughout the land, but none could be found. So I offer myself unto You as a living sacrifice to stand in the gap, Pray for, and lift up the body of Christ. I pray first of all for unity in the body. Help us not to allow our differences of denomination, doctrine and other differences to divide us. But help us to come together in spirit of unity and the love of Christ.Amen Amen Amen.

"Thursday" Grace & Mercy Wisdom!

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Praise is initiated by us. Worship is God's response.
Praise is something we do. Worship is something God releases.
Praise is our building a house for God. Worship is God moving In. ~ Myles Munroe.

"Wednesday"( Praise & Worship ) Song by: CeCe Winans" Alleluia"

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"Wednesday"( Praise & Worship ) Question? Joel Osteen, Is He A Stumbling Block To The Body Of Christ?

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To be a success in marketing you have to know where people itch and scratch it. Or, you have to create a desire in them by creating a hunger for something they currently do not have nor formerly knew they needed. Me, myself and I think that Joel Osteen has a great marketing team and they have market him in a light that is not of Christ. What do you think, great marketing or what?

"Wednesday"( Praise & Worship ) Quote

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Praise must be
learned in private before
it is exhibited in public.

"Grace & Mercy" (Tuesday Hymn) O HOLY LAMB by: Vickie Winans

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"Grace & Mercy" Tuesday! Wisdom

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You cannot tell others people what to do! You can tell them what you have done and how you did it. You can encourage them in what they are doing by sharing with them your experiences in similar situations under similar circumstances. However you should hold all this information in reserve until they ask for it. When they ask, if they ask, remember they trust you and respect you.

"Prayerful" Monday(Hymn) Down Through The Years!

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