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Church Announcement: Pentecostal Explosion 2017!!

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Reader Pentecostal Explosion 2017 will convene in Detroit, Michigan on tonight September 26, 2017 - September 29, 2017. All services will be held at Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ, Inc. located at 19190 Schaefer Hwy. which is pastored by General Board Member Bishop J. Drew Sheard.

This years theme is called "Reigniting the Fire." The nightly speakers are as follows;

Tuesday night Conference Host Bishop J. Drew Sheard, Wednesday Sept 27, Bishop Lambert W. Gates, Sr,
Thursday, Bishop Jack C. Vaughn,
Friday Dr. Carolyn Showell 
Late night with Dr. Todd Hall, Sr.

Jesus Take The Wheel: Another Gospel Artist Have A Leaked Sex Tape?!?!?

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Rumors has it that Gospel artist Kevin Terry of Predestined had a sex tape leaked yesterday. The backlash has already begun as he allegedly has shows cancelling his set including Kevin Lemons.

Here’s what Kevin Terry previously told the press about his music:
“This album will help people see that in God they can be transformed by the renewing of their minds. Listeners will realize the power they posses to shatter the strongholds of the enemy. Households, neighborhoods, and cities will be radically changed forever.”

Jesus Take The Wheel: The Requirements For A Worship Leader Ain't What It Use To Be?

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I really do enjoy praise and worship.  I still can remember a time ago the essential requirement for a "Worship Leader" was he/she love God, truly be called by God, gifted and anointed by GOD.

Below is a help wanted advertising ad from a local church in the area that appeared in my Facebook timeline, in search of a worship leader. The help wanted ad have set off a firestorm in my timeline.

Nashville Life Christian Church Senior Pastor Alvin Love ll and Co-pastor CeCe Winans Are Asking The Public For Help!

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Pastor Alvin Love,ll Senior Pastor of Nashville Life Christian Church and his lovely wife Co-Pastor CeCe Winans are soliciting the public for help in covering the homeless of Nashville.  As the holiday season approaches, Nashville Life Christian Church (NLCC) is boldly taking on the challenge to collect more than 1,000 blankets for homeless individuals and families in Nashville to hand deliver them on Saturday, November 23rd. NLCC is also asking the community to donate toiletries, clothes, sleeping bags and blankets to this endeavor, in hopes to provide extra comfort during the cold, winter months approaching. Article here!

LeCrae: "I don't feel like the church is to be exploited for entertainment purposes."

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Overall I enjoy this interview!! Grammy award winning artist, Lecrae, stopped by Sway in the Morning and kept it 100 with his thoughts and beliefs as a rapper, who happens to be Christian.

Jesus Take The Wheel: Man Get Arrested For Having On The Wrong Clothes At One Of The Oldest Southern Baptist Churches In Alabama?!?!!?

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While reading this I was wondering if the church had a no trespassing sign posted? Apparently they did according to a couple of comments found underneath the clip.  I was also  thinking out loud if these young men were truly as welcomed as the statement from the church suggests.  Who called the police department for officers to be dispatched and why? What was about the young men that set off a red flag?  Was it the way they were dressed?   The officer mentions something about the dress in the clip.    I am in no way saying the church did anything wrong here,  being that I was not there, and I don't have a clue how the atmosphere  inside of the sanctuary was at that particular time.






First Baptist Church has released a statement regarding the recent arrest of a man outside the church that is gaining attention and sparking conversation on social media.   Joshua Chukwuedozie Ude, 23, was arrested in the parking lot of the church, located at 600 Governors Drive, after Huntsville polic…

I Am Not A Fan Of Hallelujah Night!

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Questions: Why won't the church of today simply say NO to Halloween? Why should the church provide alternatives to a pagan holiday?


We all know the history of Halloween and how it's ancient roots are tied to paganism. But for some in the Christian community as usual have figured out a way to make Halloween appear  innocent by referring to it as "HALLELUJAH NIGHT, HARVEST FESTIVAL, FALL CARNIVAL, ETC..... Many churches are making alternative Halloween activities available to their communities.


 I've noticed down through the years how the schools would never say Halloween Celebration, but instead  Costume Day or Dress Up Day, basically, if it's on October 31st and no matter what you call it if you are dressing up, receiving treats, and partaking in the festivities I think you are acknowledging Halloween you just aren't calling it Halloween.


Susan Boyle To sing At Lakewood Church In First Live US Solo Performance!

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Pastors Joel and Victoria Osteen welcome Susan Boyle to Lakewood Church for her biggest-ever live performance in the USA during two Sunday services. The services will take place on Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Both services will be live-streamed at www.joelosteen.com and rebroadcast on the Daystar Television Network three weeks later. Article Here!

Question Of The Day: What Do You Do When Your Pastor Have Leaked Pictures Of His Private Parts All Over Cyberspace?

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Very interesting question from a Facebook group:  Question to all what would you do if a picture of your pastor's private parts were leaked all over the internet because he was  "ALLEGEDLY"  caught sexting with another woman while married to his first wife. If  you're a member of his church and a follower of his ministry. WHAT DO YOU DO? It's "ALLEGEDLY" happened to beloved Deitrick Haddon from Preachers of L.A.

Say "WHAT" Amazing Grace Baptist Church In Canton NC Will Burn The Bible on Halloween!

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The Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, N.C. will celebrate Halloween by burning Bibles that aren’t the King James Version, as well as music and books and anything else Pastor Marc Grizzard says is a satanic influence.


 Among the authors whose books Grizzard plans to burn are well known ministers Rick Warren and Billy Graham because he says they have occasionally used Bibles other than the King James Version, which is the sole biblical source he considers infallible.

Benny Hinn Said: I Have Seen an Upsurge since My Remarriage!!

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Evangelist Benny Hinn recently spoke to Charisma News’ Jennifer LeClaire about the restoration of his marriage and ministry. Hinn is once again traveling the world—this time with his wife, Suzanne—and holding crusades where miracles are manifesting.

Jesus Take The Wheel: No More Shi*t When A Church Sign Go Wrong!

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In my opinion any Christian church that puts “NO MORE SH*T” on a banner in front of a church is a church in need of help. This is a Christian church in Ghana. Source Here!

Sad News:Beautiful 12 Year Old Girl Commits Suicide To Be With Her Father in Heaven????

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Question: Should young children be taught the concept, idea, notion that everyone who dies go to heaven?

There was an old saying within the "Christian Community" years ago that everybody wanted to go to heaven but nobody wants to die....well that saying is no longer true.  According to reports,  this beautiful young girl in the above pic was found hanged in her bedroom with a note saying she wanted to be with her dad in heaven.

I Would Hate To Live Anywhere In The United States Where Folks Actually Thought This Was Funny?

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Heres one for you: A pair of Florida men decided to celebrate Halloween this year by dressing up as George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin, complete with blackface and blood-stained hoodie.



 The image of the duo was uploaded Friday to the Facebook page of Caitlin Cimeno, a Martha’s Vineyard resident who captioned the photo “Happy Halloween from Zimmerman & trayvon.” Cimeno, flanked in the photo by the two men, followed those words with a smiley face emoticon.

There Are Five Crowns Which Can Be Given To The Believer Found In The Scriptures, But There's No Crown Mention In Scripture For The Believer Who Stand On The Sideline and Do Nothing?

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There are basically two major schools of thoughts on the above title which came across my Facebook timeline: 'Do Christians receive rewards in Heaven for their works on earth' and is there a reward in Heaven  for non workers?(You know the Christian that really does nothing).   The other school of thought is that 'the only reward that believers will receive is the inheritance of eternal life.'

Happy Birthday Mahalia Jackson!!

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"The Queen of Gospel" is gone, but not forgotten.

Jesus Take The Wheel: Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Sues To Oust Controversial Pastor?!!??!

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The Rev. Robert Williams was fired from being  church pastor more than 3 months according  to a civil lawsuit filed in the name of the church. His attorney contests his client's firing and asserts he enjoys the support of most members.


After his firing, Williams "attempted to seize control of Mount Zion, its assets, its property and its finances and has wrongfully orchestrated changes to its board, its officers, its leaders and its corporate structure," the lawsuit contends.

Jesus Take The Wheel: Did The University Of Alabama's Official Website Photoshop A Black Guy's Head Onto A White Man's Body?

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Did the University of Alabama's official website photoshop a black guy's head onto a white man's body? That's the buzz, as they say. Folks are claiming that the University of Alabama-in a push forsuperficial diversity—made an alteration to the site's lead image. And the photo has made the rounds on SEC message boards and social media outlets. I'm sorry but it looks fake to me...especially the guys hand.

Rapper Ja Rule Talks About How ("The Middleman") Jesus Changed His Life.

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"I’m thinking maybe religion is the problem. Because religion is some man-made s**t… So that’s why I wear two crosses now. I call it double cross. I believe in God and not religion, because I believe religion is the double cross.  I went through a lot of phases and studied many religions… I am spiritual and have whatever relationship with God, you do not need the middlemen"
Very interesting article and interview about Hip-Hop veteran Ja Rule religious background.....which is diverse and complicated.  Ja Rule said in the early part of his childhood, he was brought up as a Jehovah’s Witness. He spoke of the difficulties of not celebrating holidays and going through Queens neighborhoods with his fellow Witnesses to spread their faith.
You don't have birthdays, no Thanksgiving, no Christmas, you know, because that’s not the day Christ was born. So there’s no need to celebrate. I would get like a gift a week after Christmas or a week before Christmas, because all the other ki…

Sad News: The Allure And Trapping Of The World Has Claimed Yet Another Great Gospel Music Artist?!?!?

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I'm a Gospel Music fan of his! 
In an exclusive interview  former Gospel music artist Mali Music stopped by the Yolanda Adams Morning Show to discuss the glass ceiling that's in gospel music. And his reasoning  for moving into mainstream music.


How A Young Pastor Steven Furtick Built A Multi-million Dollar Home!?!?

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Steven Furtick , founder and pastor of Elevation Church, started at the bottom of the preaching game  with 14 members eight years ago. Fast Forward 8 years later he's now at the top of the game with a 14,000 members congregation, and a soon to be finished 16,ooo square foot house.


According to reports out of Charlotte Pastor Steven Furtick is spending a lot of  money on a 16,000 square foot house in Weddington. Which has 7 ½ bathrooms, according to building permits, which put the contract value of the house alone just shy of $1.4 million. The land cost another $325,000, for a total cost of more than $1.7 million. In sermons, Furtick said he hopes to top 100,000 members in the future.



Chunks Corbett, Elevation’s chief financial officer, who told the Charlotte Observer that the 16,000-square-foot figure was misleading – 8,400 square feet of the house will be heated; the rest will be basement, attic, garage and porch space.



Anyway, outside critics are saying that Elevation Church …

Jesus Take The Wheel: Family Clashes With Cemetery Over SpongeBob Headstone???

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Have yawl read this odd story about officials at a historic Cincinnati cemetery removing an Iraq war veteran's towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone from its final resting place? Officials at a historic Cincinnati cemetery deemed the two almost seven foot headstones inappropriate for their traditional grounds. Source Here!

In MY Opinion: The headstones seems out of place and should have been removed and replaced with smaller headstones at the expense of the cemetery.  I just can't believe  the cemetery would have approved the monuments, in the first place, if they knew they were this big.

Jesus Take The Wheel: Former NFL Player And Pastor Irving Fryar Indicted For Fraud?!!??

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Former NFL player Irving Fryar, 51, and his mother Allene McGhee, 72, were indicted by a New Jersey grand jury Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 on charges they conspired to steal more than $690,000 through a “sophisticated mortgage fraud scam” and theft by deception.

Happy Clergy Appreciation Month To Team She Preachers!

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They got the word: Recording With The Mississippi Mass Choir Is A Dream Come True For Pastor Le'Andria Johnson!

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The internationally-known and Stellar award-winning Mississippi Mass  gospel choir has been performing since 1988. Friday night in Jackson Mississippi  Leandria Johnson, Lucresia Campbell and Bishop Neal Roberson got a chance to perform with the choir.


According to LeAndria fans and followers the Sunday best winner demolished the stage Friday night. Some fans stated that  this was a dream come true for Le'Andria who have always  wanted to sing with The Mississippi Mass Choir since she was 8 years old.

Is The Gay Marriage Debate Finally Over?

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That's a question that was found on my Facebook timeline this morning along with the comment below.The whole world is gone crazy with this frenzy about equal marriage rights.

  According to Gawker.com just after midnight on Monday, dozens of gay couples across New Jersey were married, including seven who were wed at Newark's city hall by Mayor and Senator-elect Cory Booker .


 Facebook Comment:  How did this happen?  New Jersey is 46% Catholic. Is this because of a poor development of consciences? Or is our clergy to blame in that they do not preach what the Church has always taught about morality.


Pastor Has Luxury Cars and Mansion, While Allegedly Forcing Tenants To Go Without Heat!

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A pastor in the west side of Chicago is being criticized for living the good life while those around him struggle with poverty. Pastor John Abercrombie, according to the Chicago-Tribune, was given money to start a restaurant to create jobs in the area. The city provided the funds, but the business didn't work out. Article Here!

Ever Increasing Faith Ministries Had A Throw Back Sunday Today!??!?!

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Apostle Fred Price and Ever Increasing Faith church family had a throw back sunday  today representing the 70s:) Love it!


Has God gone virtual? What's Your Thoughts On Online Communion???

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Today, many non denominational and denominational churches are offering services such as worship seminary and ordination counseling. Nondenominational churches have started to even offer online communion. Article Here!

Sad Day For The Church Community: Some Banks No Longer View Pastors Creditworthy??

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There used to be an old saying, "His word is as good as his signature." The phrase "good name" in Proverbs 22:1 implies more than a name that folks like. It implies a good risk, a good credit name, a good business reputation, integrity, character, honesty, etc.


Somebody once said  money cannot give a person a good name, but a good name can get him money. Hence, if one does not have both, it is better to have a good name.

The House of Hope and Minister Reginald Sharpe Will Be At Morehouse College Tomorrow!

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I love the traditional teaching of this young man.

Minister Reginald Sharpe, Jr. is one of America's future preachers who was accepted into Yale Divinity School early this year. He's a product of Pastor E. Dewey Smith and Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church in Decatur GA. Check out one of his clips!

I Agree With Pastor Marvin Winans It's Not Appropriate For Pastors To Openly Dedicate Babies Born Out Of Wedlock?!?!

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This is my personal opinion here! I don't believe Perfecting Faith church has done anything wrong with not allowing this young lady's baby to be dedicated in front of the congregation.  People get on my nerves being so quick to blast the church as if they are the one's at fault and then try to use biblical statements against the church. I totally agree with the policy of this particular church. And I don't believe for one minute they are passing judgement on the child - they have chosen for that house not to allow a public dedication.


Every church should have a standard that they maintain. What would the church look like on a Sunday morning if it dedicate each and every baby that's born out of wedlock in front of the congregation? Folks are saying that Pastor Winans shunned this young lady by saying the child couldn't be dedicated. That's not true.  Many churches do things this way because they don't want it to seem like they're approving having c…

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