Friday, July 31, 2009

Yo, Jesus! Show Me the Money!

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

Because some preachers are mishandling the Word of God, many Christians think God owes them riches simply because they accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. They view God as a genie, butler, chef, maid, and ATM machine. We see them all the time with their hands on their hips, rolling their eyes, and pointing their fingers at God shouting with attitude, "Yo, Jesus! Show me the money!

Beware the prosperity preachers. Their gospel is a distortion of the Word of God. We can't just demand what we want, and expect Him to give it to us. If that were the case, we'd all be rich. Jesus doesn't "owe" us anything, except a beatdown when we're disrespectful. The book entitled When Cultist Ask: A Popular Handbook On Cultic Misinterpretations by Norman Geisler and Ron Rhodes will help those truly seeking knowledge, wisdom, and understanding to properly interpret the Word of God. I highly recommend this book. I cited it previously in the August 2006 post, I Fold At A Hundredfold.

Below is how Geisler and Rhodes explain, on page 245, the misinterpretation of 2 Corinthians 8:9, the passage often use to prove that God purposed for you to be rich.

2 Corinthians 8:9 – Does this verse indicate that financial prosperity is in the atonement, as Word-Faith teachers argue?

Misinterpretation: Second Corinthians 8:9 says, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that through he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, that you through his poverty might become rich” (NIV). Word-Faith teachers cite this verse in support of their view that financial prosperity is provided for in the atonement.

Correcting The Misinterpretation: If Paul intended to say that prosperity is provided for in the atonement, he was offering the Corinthians something that he himself did not possess at the time. Indeed, in 1 Corinthians 4:11, Paul informed these same individuals that he was “hungry and thirsty,” “poorly clothed,” “homeless.” He also exhorted the Corinthians to be imitators of his life and teaching (1 Cor. 4:16).

In 2 Corinthians 8:9, it seems clear that Paul was speaking about spiritual prosperity, not financial prosperity. This fits both the immediate context in 2 Corinthians and the broader context of Paul’s other writings. For example, if financial prosperity was provided for in the atonement, one must wonder why Paul informed the Philippians Christians that he had learned to be content even when going hungry. (Phil. 4:11-12). One would think he would have instead claimed the prosperity promised in the atonement to meet his every need.

Don't let Creflo Dollar, Kenneth Copeland, and their prosperity croonies creep up on you and those you love. Add When Cultist Ask to your library today. This resource will help you to defend the faith.

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Legendary Radio Personality Shares Testimony of Stroke Recovery

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

Bill Price, Sales Manager, WLOU and WLLV Radio Stations and Managing Partner of The Event Company, is an award-winning broadcaster and 2008 Stellar Award nominee. One of the most famous voices in Louisville broadcasting, his legendary career includes stints at Clear Channel, Cox, and Blue Chip Radio. His career began as a morning show host at WLOU Radio under owner William E. Summers, III in 1977. In 1983, WLOU became the number one rated station in the market, and a top ten nationally rated station.

Bill has occupied several key radio broadcasting positions including, general manager, operations manager, sales manager, program director and consultant. He helped launch the careers of local and national radio and television broadcasters.

Awards he has received include Louisville Magazine Top Broadcaster of the Year Award, City of Louisville Bill Price Day, the Louisville Defender Newspaper Professional Achievement Award, and the Y.E.S. Louisville Media Pioneer Award.

A native of Louisville, Bill is a member of the Kentucky and Southern Indiana Stroke Association and Louisville Arts Council. He is married to Angela Lee Price, and they have two adult sons, Brandon and Jonathan.

Bill suffered a serious stroke in May 2008 that affected the right side of his body. He was hospitalized for one month and underwent another six months of intensive rehabilitation. In this Jesus Saves Ministries Live radio interview conducted Monday, July 27th on, Bill says that in his darkest hour he called on many names, those of his family members and even his wife, but it wasn't until he "called on the name of Jesus" that he found hope to make it through.

My guests Carrie Orman, Executive Director, Kentucky and Southern Indiana Stroke Association and my husband, Bill Price discussed the warning signs, risk factors for stroke, the third leading killer of Americans each year and the leading cause of adult disability. Bill Price is being honored at the KSISA Annual Extravaganza Tasting Event, Tuesday, August 25th at The Olmsted in Louisville as an advocate for stoke education in the community. For more information, log onto or

Friday, July 24, 2009

Rev. Aletha Fields - Keep It 100 and Go Hard

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

Rev. Aletha Fields, Cathedral of the Assumption, at Those Preachin' Women Conference last Thursday in Louisville. Rev. Fields' message was entitled, "Keep It 100 and Go Hard," a title she borrowed from the vernacular of the youth she teaches in the Jefferson County Public School System. She and Rev. Dianne Brown, St. Stephen Church preached on Luke 7: 36-ff, the women with the alabaster box. The conference was held July 14-17 with guest preachers speaking all four nights. Coke Memorial United Methodist Church hosted the event that included workshops and a scholarship banquet.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Obama: Police 'Acted Stupidly' In Arresting Henry Louis Gates

Obama: Police who arrested professor 'acted stupidly' -
President Obama said that police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, "acted stupidly" in arresting a prominent black Harvard professor last week after a confrontation at the man's home.

Interview 2 with Joe Leavell, Director, St. Stephen Temple Choir

By: Min. Angela Lee Price
Joe Leavell is the Director of the 130-voice St. Stephen Temple Choir. The choir's debut single, God Is Able is currently #9on the Billboard Gosple Chart. Joe and his Asst. Director, CJ Akins sat down with me on Monday to discuss the project, trends in gospel music, and Songs of Praise...The Way Church Use to Be, the choir's summer concert happening this weekend, July 26th at St. Stephen Church, Louisville.

The interview contains comments from choir members Angela Tellis, Bobby Ross, Brandon Gamboa, Sr. and Janice Briscoe; and from St. Stephen Church members Nikol Irvin, Rev. Ton'ya Triplett and Michelle Skinner.

Remember, it is not Muhammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Haste Has No Blessing

Last night's focus on wisdom at the Those Preachin' Women Conference was very powerful. I am glad Abigail was selected as a sermon subject as I honestly have heard very little preaching on her. I was reminded, particularly through Rev. Cassandra Gray's sermon that I wrote a devotional on wisdom a couple of years ago using the same text she used, Proverbs 2: 1-7. The devotional was entitled, "Haste Has No Blessing." It was published in the St. Stephen Church "Get Some Sense" Publication in 2007 and in February 2008 Jesus Saves Newsletter. I have Rev. Lesa Dae, who also preached on Abigail last night, to thank for the devotional as she was the person who originally asked me to write on the text. I pray that it blesses you now!

Haste Has No Blessing!

Proverbs 2: 1-7
(V1) “My child, listen to me and treasure my instruction.
(V2) Tune your ears to wisdom, andconcentrate on understanding.
( V3) Cry out for insight and understanding.
(V4) Search for them as you would for lost money or hidden treasure.
(V5) Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God.
(V6) For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
(V7) He grants a treasure of good sense to the godly.” (NLT)

Our society has become conditioned to want things quick, fast, and in a hurry. We give alittle and expect to receive a lot.However, an African proverb says,“Haste has no blessing.” Proverbs chapter 2 makes it clear that the“quick-fast-and-in-a-hurry” and the “give-a-little-receive-a lot” philosophies of life are not the ways of God.

Some things, such as gaining wisdom, knowledge, and understanding require considerable time, trust, prayer, and effort. In the opening verses of Proverbs chapter 2, we learn to “listen,” “treasure,” “tune,” “concentrate,” “cry out,” and “search,” for insight and understanding (vs. 1-4). We are to apply serious attention and devotion to the task. We are to give our all to knowing who God is. The Bible says when you do this, “then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God. (V5)”

Are you giving more of yourself to the God who has given His all for you? Listen and treasure
divine instruction. Tune your ears to wisdom. Concentrate on God’s Word. Cry out continually in prayer. Search the scriptures daily. The Lord grants knowledge, wisdom and understanding (V 6-7) to those who diligently search for it, and that is a treasure of good sense (V 7), a treasure worth seeking.

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!

Those Preachin' Women: When A Fool Meets Up with Joy

Min. Angela Lee Price

Video of Rev. Cassaundra Gray, New Mount Zion Baptist Church, Shelbyville, Kentucky from the opening worship service last night at Those Preachin Women, Coke Memorial United Methodist Church, Louisville, Kentucky. Her sermon was entitled, "When A Fool Meets Up With Joy."

The theme of this year's event is "Wisdom, Warfare, and Worship: It's for the Kingdom." Rev. Marcia Morton, Spadling Memorial AMEZ Church; Rev. Lesa Dae, St. Stephen Church; and Rev. Caassundra Gray, New Mt. Zion Baptist Church preached on wisdon and Abigail from l Samuel 25 and Proverbs 2. The four-night event continues through Friday, July 1th with workshops and preaching from some of the region's most gifted preaching women.

Those Preachin' Women: Abigail, A Woman of Wisdom

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

Rev. Lesa Dae, Pastor of Women and Director of Evangelism, St. Stephen Church, Louisville was one of three preachers preaching on Abigail and wisdom last night at the third annual Those Preachin' Women Conference at Coke Memorial United Methodist Church, 428 E. Breckinridge St., Louisville, Kentucky. Her sermon was entitled, Abigail: A Woman of Wisdom, from 1 Samuel 25:2-3.

Those Preachin' Women continues nightly this week with worshops, worship services featuring some of this region's most gifted preaching women, and concludes with a scholarship banquet on Friday, July 17th.

Those Preachin' Women and The Wisdom of Abigail

A picture of me with Rev. Marcia Morton and video from the opening worship service last night at Those Preachin Women, Coke Memorial United Methodist Church, Louisville, Kentucky. Rev. Morton's sermon was entitled, "The Characteristics of A Wise Woman," based on 1 Samuel 25: 32-34.
The theme of this year's event is "Wisdom, Warfare, and Worship: It's for the Kingdom." Rev. Marcia Morton, Spadling Memorial AMEZ Church; Rev. Lesa Dae, St. Stephen Church; and Rev. Caassundra Gray, New Mt. Zion Baptist Church preached on wisdon and Abigail from l Samuel 25 and Proverbs 2. The four-night event continues through Friday, July 1th with workshops and preaching from some of the region's most gifted preaching women.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Stop Going to Church and Be the Church!

Myrlene L. J. Hamilton admonishes Christians in the opening chapter of the book, Being The Body of Christ: A Handbook for Mobilizing Your Congregation to stop going to church and be the church! “Something is wrong when Christians can be content to ‘go to church’ when in Christ we are called to be the church. Somehow, in the passing of hundreds of years of Christian history, Christians have come to treat the church as a place to go rather than as a people we are called to be,” she states on page one of the book. In order to be the church, Christians have to stop mindlessly consuming and begin to start putting into practice what they have learned in the pews, and move into ministry.

Once we have heard God’s ‘voice in the night’ and think we are ready to respond, it’s wise, she says on pages 14-15 of the book, to ask ourselves some questions.

Does it fit within God’s kingdom priorities? God seems to have a call penchant for justice, for fair treatment of the poor and oppressed. Will pursuing this call serve to help people, or is it really an ego trip for me? Will it bring people closer to Christ, to experience their own ‘transforming moment’?
Is it safe? Does it involve a journey? Most people like activities that are safe, but God’s call is not always safe. In fact, it usually involves a journey that has a fair amount of risks….Going to church is safe. Answering God’s call is not. _____________________________________________________________________________________

Where is my heart? More than likely, a genuine call will involve some amount of passion, which simply means that God has touched our heart in such a way that we can virtually give our lives to this work. Speaking along similar lines, Frederick Beachner says that ‘the place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.’15 _____________________________________________________________________________________
Does this call lead me to use my gifts in ministry? If we have heard a genuine call from God, and if we are willing for God to transform us, then the call will lead us to ministry. In the exercise of that ministry we will discover that God has given us special tools with which to do the task. In Romans 12, when Paul challenges us to be transformed, he moves directly into a discussion of spiritual gifts, which are tools for ministry. If we do not find ourselves using our special tools in service to the church and to the world, we may need to reexamine that sense of call. _____________________________________________________________________________________
Myrlene Hamilton concludes the first chapter, "Stop Going to Church," by stating:

When we are walking in the direction that God is leading us, we can walk with confidence, knowing that the One ‘who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion’ (Philippians 1:6 NIV). We may sometimes fail, sometimes hear incorrectly, but God is always faithful to accomplish God’s will in us and through us.

I believe that God is calling Christians to this depth of commitment: to allow ourselves to be transformed in such a way that we will enter into ministry, our Christian vocation. As we allow God to transform us, we will be receptive to God’s call, and we will find that we have stopped going to church-because we are the church!

Friday, July 10, 2009

"Wisdom, Warfare, and Worship," the Theme of This Year's Those Preachin Women

Under the theme, "Wisdom, Warfare, and Worship," those preaching women take to the pulpit July 14th-17th at Coke Memorial United Methodist Church, Louisville, Kentucky for four dynamic nights of preaching and teaching. Those Preachin' Women, in its third year, has become the premiere gathering of Christian women featuring some of this region's most gifted preaching women.

Rev. Kathy Ogletree Goodwin, Pastor, Coke Memorial United Methodist Church (photo left), and host of this event states, "This event provides an opportunity for women who are called by God, to the ministry of 'Word', to share their preaching gift. This event also provides an opportunity for women to be exposed to and network with other women who share in the 'passion' of preaching the Word of God. This event is about the diversity of preaching and is not a preaching competition. It expresses the greatness of our God and reveals how our great God can and will use all who avail themselves to God. It also exposes women to the riches of the Scriptures as seen through someone else's eyes."

Workshop Presenters:
Dr. Debra Mumford, Sermon Preparation & Delivery
Dr. Elizabeth Walker, Spirituality & Sexuality
Rev. Kathy Goodwin, Pulpit Etiquette

Those 2009 Preachin' Women:
Rev. Linda Bunton, Rev. Ruth Ward, Rev. Lesa Dae, Rev. Dianne Brown, Rev. Marcia Morton, Rev. Latisha Reeves, Rev. Cassandra Gray, Rev. Maxine Thomas, Min. Aletha Fields, and Rev. Kathy Ogletree Goodwin.

Scholarship Banquet Speaker:
Rev. Maxine Thomas, St. Paul AME Church, Lexington, Kentucky

Guest Psalmist & Musicians:
Sis. Shanae Cox, Rev. Loni Floyd, Min. Angie Smith Peebles, Rev. Ton'ya Triplett, Sis. Teresia Smith, Rev. Veronica Pitts, Sis. Cathy Mejia, and Sis. Julia Royston.

Praise & Worship Leaders:
Rev. Dr. Gwen Washington, Rev. Pearl Gillespie, Rev. Jacqueline King, and Rev. Angela Lee Price

Liturgical Dancers:
Grace Divine Praise and Talisha Lyle

Registration is $50 (Workshops, banquet and worship experiences); $25 (Workshops only) or $30 (Banquet only).

Call 502-836-8507 or email for additional information. Coke Memorial United Methodist Church is located at 428 East Breckinridge Street, Louisville, Kentucky. Workshops begin at 6:00 PM and Worship Services at 7:30 PM nightly.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

The Kings Pay Tribute to the King of Pop

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

This was one of the moments I enjoyed best in watching the Michael Jackson Memorial. The Kings, Martin Luther King, III's and his sister Bernice King's speeches richly represented the King of Kings and the King family legacy. There were some very poignant moments throughout the memorial service, but I guess for me it was about seeing how the one true King would be represented, talked about, and/or mentioned. I loved Lionel Ritchie's "Jesus Is Love." Barbara Jackson Lee's comments about the Good Samaritan were good. Pastor Lucius Smith made powerful statements during his prayer and benediction to the effect that Michael Jackson's knee, and every knee, for that matter, would one day bow to the King of Kings. How true! How true!

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!

Monday, July 06, 2009

Civil Rights Restored to Tyrone Trumbo, Sr.

Testimony of Tyrone Trumbo, Sr.

I want to thank God first for restoring my right to vote. When I received the certificate in the mail the week of June 22nd, my wife Tiffany and I were estastic. She didn't know how to act. I have four sons, five daughters, and nephews whom I am trying to inspire and keep from making the bad choice I made as a youth. I am trying to be a positive figure for my family and friends.

Secondly, I want to thank my brother for bringing me to St. Stephen Church. Since he brought me 10 years ago, my life has changed. Before then, I was in the streets hustling. Hearing Rev. Cosby preach has inspired me to do the right thing. One of my sons and a daughter have been baptized, and I have met good friends through Sunday school.

Tyrone Trumbo, Sr. with his 7-year-0ld son, Montre at Wednesday Night Bible Study on July 1st. Tryone signs Montre into children's Bible study class.

A friend who had his rights restored last year, Carlton Gibson told me about Rev. Angela and this advocacy program for former felons. It means the world to me to have my rights restored. It makes me feel like I have proven something to myself, my family, my community, and to God, that I am headed in the right direction.

Min. Angela congratulates Tyrone for having civil rights restored, the right to vote and hold public office.

If you are someone you know is interested in applying for restoration of civil rights, e-mail Min. Angela Lee Price at or call 502-415-1001. The applicant must have completed probation or parole, and all fines and restitution must be paid.

Related Posts:
Civil Rights Restored to Sandra Bartell
Jesus Saves Gangsters, Too!
Miracle On the Ohio
Civil Rights Restored to 11 Former Felons

Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

The King

The King of Pop is gone...
The King of Comedy is gone...

The King of Soul is gone...
The King of Rock N Roll is gone...But the King of Kings lives forever!

This is something that is circulating on the internet. I do not know who created it. I thought it so profound, however, that I had to share it with you.
Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!


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