Rev. Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, Pastor, The Bronx Christian Church, Bronx, NY challenged W.O.W. attendees to move beyond their circumstance. Preaching from Numbers 27:1-8 on a message entitled, "It's Your Time," she spoke on how the sisters of Zelophehad overcame the challenge of not receiving an inheritance at their father's death. The sisters of Zelophehad, Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah experienced a kiros moment, but they 1) had a strategy, and 2) practiced "the 10 Ups." They respected authority. They went to Moses, the leaders, and to the entire congregation regarding their predicament. Then, they Stood Up, Spoke Up, Let Up, Got Up, Cleaned Up, Fessed Up, Looked Up, Thought Up, Shaped Up, and Listened Up.
Rev. Cook, a native of New York, is the founder and senior pastor of the Bronx Christian Fellowship, a new church plant for the American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York. Prior to this, she served for 13 years as the senior pastor of the Mariners' Temple Baptist Church, the oldest American Baptist Church in New York City where she was the first African-American woman to be elected senior pastor of an American Baptist congregation in its 200-year history.
Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus Saves!