Thursday, December 16, 2010

My Life's Lyric by Dewayne Woods | CD Reviews And Information |

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My Life's Lyric by Dewayne Woods CD Reviews And Information

Offering a mixture of comforting ballads, funky up-tempo tunes, and lively praise and worship songs, MY LIFE'S LYRIC is an eclectic and brilliant follow-up to Wood's award-winning debut CD. It is also, according to Woods, a more mature and sophisticated album.
"I've grown a lot since I recorded my last CD, and the songs on this project reflect that," says Woods. "MY LIFE'S LYRIC is an album full of testimonies of everything that I've been through. Jeremiah 29:11 is my favorite scripture, and that powerful word is the foundation for this project."

Each track on MY LIFE'S LYRIC not only represents a different experience and a different aspect of Woods' life, but most of all, each song expresses another trait of God's awesome character. With producers including P.J. Morton, Aaron Lindsey, and Daniel Weatherspoon, MY LIFE'S LYRIC includes the debut single "Living on the Top," a remake of the song made famous by Douglas Miller in 1992.
Check out song samples from CD!
Single: Living On The Top

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Not Your Ordinary Tea Party - Interviews from St.Stephen Church 7th Annual Holiday Tea

Below are interviews with St. Stephen Church members Stacee Spurling, Stallydia Mucker and new Women's Ministry Director Phyllis Anderson at the conclusion of the Women's Ministry 7th Annual Holiday Tea, Women of Excellence. Approximately 300 women attended this event.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

CAMP Ministry to Host Christmas Party for Louisville Recovery Community

The St. Stephen Church Christian Addiction Ministry Program, C.A.M.P. is having a Christmas Party! It is open to the recovery community, family and friends. The Healing Place, Dismas House, Hotel California, House of Hope, Rhonda's Another Chance, Kim Moore Transitional Home, and a number of recovery/trasitional agencies in the Louisville area will be participating.

Speakers: Rev. Dr. Kevin Cosby, Senior Pastor, St. Stephen Church,  Charley Johnson, and Kim Moore
Music by The St. Stephen Praise Team
Mistress of Ceremonies: Min. Angela Lee Price, St. Stephen Church Member Services Director, & Founder, Jesus Saves Ministries
Location:  St. Stephen Family Life Center, Multi-Purpose Room #1
Date:  Friday, December 17th
Time:  7:00 - 9:00 PM
Jesus Saves Ministries will be in the house, too, with Blessings In a Baskets to help make the season bright!   Please join us as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and what He is doing in the lives of so many people!

The  St. Stephen C.A.M.P. Ministry exists to reach church and unchurched people with addictive habits, to connect them with Christian people, encourage them to grow in their faith, participate in their ministry and honor God with their lives.  C.A.M.P. exists for those who have drug and alcohol addictions, problems with gossiping, gambling, nicotine, relationship disorders, sexual addictions, caffeine, eating disorders and problems.  C.A.M.P. meets weekly, on Mondays at 6:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room of the B.J. Miller Educational Building at St. Stephen Church, 1018 South 15th Street, Louisville, Kentucky.  Virgil Todd is the director.  For additional information, call the 24-hour contact line at 502-583-6798, ext. 6851.

Remember, it is not Muhammad, Buddha, Confucius nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves. Jesus Saves Ministries, celebrating five years of lifting up Jesus Christ!
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Miracles, Magic, and Money Business!

Rev. Angela Lee Price
You see them everyday on cable television early in the morning and in the wee hours of the night, the prosperity "profits "peddling their miracle products and magic potions. It seems there is a "free" product for every situation, for every "going through," and it appears handkerchiefs are the stuff miracles are made of this season. There is...

  1. Don Stewart and his green "Miracle Prosperity" handkerchief. He says if you make a vow of tithe of $1,000 or $500 and he will get 'Pookie' out of jail. I say that if you had $1,000, you could get 'Pookie' out of jail yourself.
  2. The screaming Kerney Thomas and his Personal Prayer Package. His is the red "Blood of Jesus" handkerchief. Hmm...He needs to talk to Don Stewart so that they can get their colors straight. Which is it, the red hanky or the green one? I bet a few Deltas and AKAs could have some fun with this one.
  3. Paul Lewis and his Miracle Olive Oil Soap. Won't a bar of pure shea butter soap and a bottle of olive oil do?
  4. Peter Popoff and his Miracle Spring Water. Popoff got caught several years ago lying at one of his crusades about personal prophecies. It wasn't God talking to him afterall, but his wife talking to him through a hearing aid concealed in his ear. He is back and on BET. Lie to me once, shame on you. Lie to me twice, shame on me!

Judging from all I've seen on television lately, it would appear that this is the stuff miracles are made of this season! The cable television "profits" often quote Acts 19:11-12 to support their claims that handkerchiefs can heal you, that handkerchiefs can bring you financial blessings, "God was performing unusual miracles through Paul. Even handkerchiefs and aprons he had used were taken to the sick, and their diseases were driven away, and evil spirits would go out of them."

However, read down a little further in that chapter. You will discover that the seven sons of Sceva tried to do the same thing, but "...the evil spirit said to them 'I know Jesus, and I know about Paul, but you-who are you?' The man who had the evil spirit in him attacked them with such violence that he overpowered them all. They ran away from his house, wounded and with their clothes torn off " (Acts 19: 15-16).
Don't call on the "seven sons of Sceva," and their miracle products. Be careful when preachers tell you that you need certain objects, handkerchiefs, soaps, oils to give you what only God can give. It's a trick of the enemy that diverts your attention away from God and on to man. I'm not saying don't use anointing oil. I am saying it is wrong to use such items as gimmicks and as the sole remedies for healings and miracles.
Call on Jesus Christ and the whole counsel of His Word. Call Him up, as the seniors use to say, and tell'em what you want. He is a miracle worker! He will pick you up, turn you around, and place your feet on solid ground. Proverbs 3:5-6 says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to thine own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will direct your paths." Turn off the television, open the door to the Word of God, and Jesus will come in.
Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

The Black Gospel Blog: G.L.O. - Breakthrough

Win G.L.O. "Breakthrough" December 13th-18th in our 12 Days of Christmas" Gospel Music Give-Away                    on the Jesus Saves Social Network!
Jesus Saves Ministries will be giving away great gospel music beginning Monday, December 13th through December 24th in our "12 Days of Christmas" Gospel Music Give-away.  We will be posting reviews, and YouTube videos from the artists whose music will be given away.  From The Black Gospel Blog  is a review of Christian hip hop artist G.L.O.'s latest CD, "Breakthrough."  Join the Jesus Saves Social Network now and your name will automatically be included  in this give-away.

The Black Gospel Blog: G.L.O. - Breakthrough: "San Antonio’s Kim Ruiz, aka G.L.O. (God’s Love Only), is a rarity: a female Christian hip hop solo artist. Even rarer: this female Christian hip hop solo artist is already on her third CD, Breakthrough.

To a soundtrack of pounding industrial beats, Breakthrough features memorable, sing-song choruses with body-jerking repetition. G.L.O. is a rapid fire rapper with plenty of fashion style who stuffs more syllables into a beat than what seems possible. She sings, too, but where her singing voice is sweet and vulnerable, her rhyming is fierce and uncompromising...." (click on link above to read entire review).

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

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Enter Women of Excellence Drawing for Tickets to 7th Annual Holiday Tea

Jesus Saves Ministries will be giving away a pair of tickets to the St. Stephen Church Women's Ministry Holiday Tea on Friday morning, December 10th at 9:00 a.m.  Add your comments on the Women of Excellence theme to this post to enter drawing or join the Jesus Saves Social Network and comment there.
The Jesus Saves Social Network will be awarding this Friday morning a pair of tickets to one of our members to the St. Stephen Church Women's Ministry 7th Annual Holiday Tea, Women of Excellence, Saturday, December 11, 12 Noon - 2 PM, at the St. Stephen Family Life Center, 1008 West Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky.

Ladies, this is an excellent occasion to fellowship with other women of faith. There will be live music, liturical dance, great food, beautifully decorated tables and much more! This tea provides an excellent occasion for you to reach out to women who may be struggling, hurting, or in crisis and show them the love of Jesus Christ. 
Men, this is an excellent opportunity for you to provide an early Christmas gift to your wives, daughters, mothers, nieces, and the special women in your lives and show them you care.

To Enter Drawing, please post comments on the following Women of Excellence themes:
  • "How Women of Excellence Have Influenced My Life." You can write on women in history, women in your family, or women in the church, and how their achievements, fortitude, and heroism have influence your life.
  • "Women of Excellence In the Bible." Here, you may post comments to the blog post from earlier this year, "My Favorite Females In the Bible."
  • "From Good to Excellent: Three Things Women Must Do Collectively to Move to the Next Level."   
The drawing closes at 10:00 PM Thursday, December 9th. Tickets will be awarded on Friday, December 10th at 8:00 a.m.

Tickets are $20.00 each, or you may host a table of 8 for $20.00 each.
To purchase tickets and/or host a table, contact Ma'lissa Love at 502-609-0139 or 935-6604.

Remember, it is not Muhammad, Buddha, Confucius nor New Age that saves. Jesus saves. Jesus Saves Ministries, celebrating five years of lifting up Jesus Christ!

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Friday, December 03, 2010

Sermon Excerpt: Just Throw It In the Bag!

By: Min. Angela Lee Price
Matthew 2:1-2; 10-12 KJV

(v1) Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem.
(v2) Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
(v 10) When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
(v11) And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

Who were these wise men? They were outsiders, Gentiles called Magi or Magicians. They were from Persia, modern day Iraq. Magi among the Persians were their intellectuals, philosophers and priests. Persia and the eastern nations were known for their star gazing, astrology, and idol worship. God in his infinite wisdom and sovereignty spoke to the Magi in their language of the stars and drew them from afar, some 800 miles to worship the new born King. You should be shouting right there! The Bibles says at the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow, every astrologer, magician, and soothsayer, and tongue shall confess Jesus as Lord!

No doubt their gifts were wrapped with beautiful bows and ribbons of multi colors, cut from the finest cloth. Can’t you hear the rapper, Fabolous, “Just throw it in the bag!... Look at the price tags? Where they do that at? Just throw it in the bag!” They traveled, following the extraordinary star, to present their best to the new born King, money and products from their far-away country, gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Some commentaries suggest they offered gold as tribute to the King in Jesus, rendering to Caesar that which was Caesar’s; frankincense to the God in Jesus, for God was often honored with the smoke of incense; and myrrh to the Man in Jesus, that should he die, the myrrh could be use to embalm him. The wise men gave gifts to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

I stopped by to ask, what’s inside your bag? What are you giving Jesus for Christmas?

God has given every Christian at least one gift to bring to lay before the King, a spiritual gift. First Peter 4:11 states, “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms” (NIV).

Ephesians 4:7-8 tells us Jesus, the Perfect Gift, has given gifts to men. Our gifts have been given “for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ” (v12). He didn’t save us to sit. He saved us to serve!

Even if some of your gifts appear to be a mystery to you a little while, your gifts will find you out. Your gifts will make room for you. Has anyone come up to you lately and said, “You’re good at that!,” “You should consider doing such and such in the church?” Those are quite possibly times when your gifts are making themselves known. Stephen (Acts 6-7) was the first disciple martyred for the faith in the New Testament. Stephen’s gifts were known to the multitude. And so, Stephen was voted into office as deacon. Stephen was one of the seven men chosen to assist the apostles in the administrative affairs of the early Jerusalem church. He is most noted for his outstanding character, faith, wisdom, courage, and willingness to contend for the faith against false accusation and fierce opposition. My church, St. Stephen Church is named after Stephen.

God threw an array of valuable gifts in Stephen's bag, and Stephen, a wise man gave his gifts to the King!

a. administration (v3,5)
b. wisdom (v3)
c. faith (v5)
d. teaching (v9-10, chapter 7)
e. prophecy (v9-10, chapter 7)
f. martyrdom (chapter 7, 7:60)

In addition to these gifts, Stephen was fine! He had it “going on!” In my sanctified imagination, he looked like Denzel Washington. The Sanhedrin crowd couldn’t help but stare at him when he spoke because “they saw that his face was like the face of an angel (chapter 6:15). So, what's in your bag?  What are you giving Jesus for Christmas?

I know some of you are saying I have no money. I have no job. I can’t afford Gucci, Lou Vuitton. I’m like the Little Drummer Boy and Alicia Keys singing “Little Drummer Girl” where she says, “Christmas is lost. I have no gifts to bring to lay before the King. Br rump, pa, pa, pum. It’s just me and my drum!” Then, my brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Bring discernment, evangelism, and giving; bring hospitality, intercession, and knowledge; bring pastoring, teaching and writing; bring your musical gifts, vocal and instrumental.

Sing glory to God in the Highest! Sing glory to God in the Highest! Sing glory to God in the Highest and on Earth Peace (Luke 2:14)!

Sermonnette preached Wednesday, December 23, 2009, St. Stephen Church, Louisville, KY.

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Your Prayers Needed Now More Than Ever!

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

Praying People of God,

Your prayers are needed now more than at any time this year. Please stand with me in agreement to remain committed to lifting up each other as we travail together in faith before the Lord for the lost, hurting, and displaced people in our families, churches, and communities.
While we remain encouraged by the Word of God no matter the situation, there are too many people who aren't getting the sustenance they need to make it through these difficult times. We must travail for them. Just this week, the front page news story in the Louisville area was that unemployment benefits will expire for thousands who are currently receiving them -- right here, right at Christmas and during the coldest time of the year. Another front page story just before Thanksgiving said that the demand is up by people in need at area shelters but donations are flat.

In hearing and reading these news stories, we understand that members of this network are not immune from economic hard times, and hardships either. The bible tells in John 16:33, "...In this world you will have trouble." . In fact, Christians will suffer just as Jesus suffered for the gospel's sake. So we must travail  in prayer not only for other people, but for one another.

Each day this month, place the name of one person on our prayer list who we can all pray for. Once a week this month, post a prayer in our prayer group, The Prayers of the Righteous. Let us together, through our participation in faith, encourage each other as we stand in the gap for the needs of "least of these" -- the lost, the unemployed, underemployed, the homeless, those in crisis circumstances -- the sick, shut-in, hospitalized, as well as our own families, pastors, churches, ministries and communities.

Remember, the prayers of the righteous availeth much!
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Friday, November 26, 2010

Hard Times, Hardships, and Hand-Me-Downs

We don't often say "thank you" for our hard times, hardships, and hand-me-downs. They were hard and they were insulting. They hurt and we don't ever want to see them again. We are in a hard time right now. It's called a recession. Jobs are few, our money is funny and our change is strange. Have you thanked God for it? I am reminded of the words of Jesus, "Father, if it be possible, remove this bitter cup from me." Jesus' "hard time" hurt even Him and He wished it aborted. But if He had not died on the Cross and rose again, where would we be?

Hardships come in all shapes and sizes.  The one that recently caught my eye had to do with food hardship in particular.  In this land of food abundance and a restaurant on every corner, it shocked me that so many people are going hungry.  The 2010 Food Hardship Report states that food hunger is a national problem.  "Food hardship" is the lack of money to buy food that families need."  The report states "rates are high in virtually every state, Metropolitan Statistical Area, and congressional district."  "Both in 2008 and 2009, Mississippi was the state where people were most likely to say that there were times when they did not have enough money to buy food. In 2009 the other states with the highest rates were Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and South Carolina. Of the top 15 states, the large majority were in the South," the report states. 

There are a lot of people suffering hardships right now, yet we should thank God.  Paul told Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:5 just before he was about to be beheaded, "...keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry."  He went on to say with hopeful optimism, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.  Now there is stored up for me a crown of righteousness..."

Hand-me-downs are insulting because they are old, and used. They were someone else's discarded things. Wearing hand-me-downs is an ugly reminder that you're not a "have" but a "have not." And who wants to be a "have not?" I don't, but oftentimes I am. A hand-me-down suit or hand-me-down dress, however, can make the difference in whether someone hears the gospel or goes on a job interview. No matter how often we say, "Come as you are," some people just will not go to church if they don't have the proper clothes. Some people will not join a ministry if they don't physically fit in with others in that ministry.

Our hard times, hardships, and hand-me-downs aren't what we want. They are not cash, cars, and the keys to Fort Knox, but they are often what we need. That's why we pray and try to serve the "least of these," especially during Thanksgiving and Christmas. It's hard enough having to live in a shelter, but to not have food and basic necessities, and know that some of those odors come from you adds insult to injury. 

Hard times, hardships, and hand-me-downs grow us and they cover us when we can't cover ourselves. They make us strong and I thank God for them, too.

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

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dr. Lance Watson Upgrades Spirits at Urban Upgrade Conference

By: Min. Angela Lee Price
In this season of thanksgiving, I am thankful for a two-day revival this week that has my spirit soaring. My spirit has been definitely upgraded, and uplifted by the anointed preaching of Dr. Lance Watson, St. Paul Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Watson was the guest speaker November 15th and 16th for the 4th annual Simmons College of Kentucky Urban Upgrade Church Growth Conference hosted by St. Stephen Church in Louisville Kentucky.

On Monday night, Dr. Watson's message was "I'm Taking My Ques From God." He came from the book of Genesis and the story of Noah building the arc. He talked about how we often bless God in memory by recalling what He has done, but we don't often bless Him in our creative imagination in thinking of  what He can do through us in the future. Noah didn't know what rain was, and he had never seen an arc before, yet Noah took his ques from God. Watson preached about the ridicule Noah endured especially in the years between the completion of the arc and rain. We need to takes our ques, not from man, not from the recession, not from our present situation and circumstance, but from God! We need to remember that what we see is temporary, but what we don't see is eternal. I'm taking my ques from God!

Last night, Dr. Watson's sermon was "I'm A Real Piece of Work!" from Ephesians 2: 4-10. This sermon offered strong encouragement to people struggling from low self esteem and the walking doormat syndrome. This sermon was an encouragment to anyone who has ever been discriminated against, maginalized, and criticized. Dr. Watson talked about Picasso's work being valuable not because of the type of paint used, nor the canvass painted on, but because of who the maker, Picasso was. Watson said we are valuable because of who our Maker is and the gift that He has given believers. Watson went into Picasso-like detail in painting an elegant masterpiece of our extraordinary "workmanship" as creations of All Mighty God. You need to know that you are fearfully and wonderfully made! You are seated in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. You're a real piece of work!

So, I am thanking God for the conference, the preacher and the preached Word!  I'm an upgraded spirit!

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Friday, November 05, 2010

At Annual Holy Convocation, COGIC Plans to Do Some Door-to-Door Evangelism - BCNN1

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

Well, lookie here! I have found a few street walkers and it is marvelous in my eyes! The Church of God In Christ demonination will be taking it to the streets in full force to do the dog-on thang! They are going door-to-door to evangalize the streets of St. Louis during their annual convention November 8-16.

This fantastic turn of events is happening just when I was beginning to believe that old fashion "cold calling" was dead. The latest research suggests that most people join church through the influence of family members. We should do all possible to reach those for Christ who are closest to us. After all, friends don't let friends miss heaven. The thing that gets me though is so many organizations out on the streets in full force for their cause, raising lots of money in fact, and the church is no where to been seen. Many of those do-gooding people don't know Jesus from a whole in the ground, but by their shear numbers, creativity, and outward show of unity, they make a mockery of the Christian faith. This article on the COGICs is a "good look!"

At Annual Holy Convocation, COGIC Plans to Do Some Door-to-Door Evangelism - BCNN1

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

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Post-Election, “Is The Black Church Dead?” Redux | Religion Dispatches

By: Anthea Butler
It seems that President Obama’s appeal to the black caucus back in September to get out the vote fell short. Facing a Senate with no African-Americans, perhaps it is time to revive Eddie Glaude’s ‘black church is dead’ argument and look at it in light of black voter turnout.
Exit polling indicates so far that 10% of African-Americans showed up at the polls across the country. Where was the black church in this election? Despite get out the vote efforts, the “machine” perhaps was unable to conquer potential voters’ disaffection over foreclosures and unemployment. The traditional effectiveness of the church for the Democratic Party in 2012 is going to be tested by the Tea Party’s mobilization, voter apathy, and a growing number of conservative African-American candidates.

A record number of black Republicans ran in this midterm election (some had already lost their primaries), and two are heading to Congress. Tim Scott will be the first African-American Republican to represent South Carolina in Congress since Reconstruction. (He beat out Strom Thurmond’s son in the primaries.) Iraq war veteran Allen West will be headed to Congress from Florida, despite having been fined for improperly firing his weapon to force information from a detainee while serving in Iraq, and for his connections to a criminal motorcycle club. West’s acceptance speech was peppered with Scripture, telling the crowd “You are the salt of the earth, you are the light of the world.” These candidates, part of a conservative wave of minority candidates this election cycle, can be seen as part of the push, as Sarah Posner has discussed, to gain traction among African-Americans with by focusing on abortion as "black genocide," and gay marriage.

Post-Election, “Is The Black Church Dead?” Redux Religion Dispatches

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

The Black Gospel Blog: Totally Dedicated - QuarTemporary

The Black Gospel Blog: Totally Dedicated - QuarTemporary: "Totally Dedicated QuarTemporary Available on iTunes (2010) The name of Totally Dedicated’s new album, Qua..."

Totally Dedicated
Available on iTunes (2010)

The name of Totally Dedicated’s new album, QuarTemporary, is evocative of the music within.

The members of this Louisville, Kentucky-based group are Charles "Noo" Simmons, Ben "Black" Bush, Raymond "Three" Noah, Steve "Stuff" Frazier, Demarcus Everett and Ricky Wiggington.

Like Commissioned and the Soul Seekers, Totally Dedicated fuses old-school quartet soul – the sweat-soaked sound of the B3 and acrobatic guitar licks – with tuneful songs artfully arranged to resonate with a contemporary gospel audience.

Their high tenor harmonies are sweet, soulful, smooth and classy. At the same time, they can be powerfully polyrhythmic, as on "Me and Jesus" and the techno-infused “Victorious.” At the other extreme, “Holding On” is a slow, moody, piano-accompanied ballad of encouragement on which the quartet renders complex harmonies in a Take 6 style.

Totally Dedicated can also deliver drive-tempo songs, literally true on “Ridin’.” Here, the lead sings “I’ve got Jesus ridin’ with me” while the group chants a hypnotic vamp in the background. “In Spite of Myself” is another driver, with the guitarist firing off hot licks like a modern day Howard Carroll.

Lyrically, the guys “from the ‘Ville” know that things aren’t always hunky dory. On “Pride of Life,” they take on “preachers and singers talking about everything but the Word.” The group admits they themselves aren’t perfect on “Still Got Work.”

Christian rapper God’s Man intones rhythmic rhymes on “In Jesus’ Name” and “Me and Jesus.”

All of the selections on QuarTemporary are top-notch in terms of melody, lyricism and production. Totally Dedicated is a group deserving of major label attention.

Five of Five Stars

gPod Picks: “Pride of Life,” “Ridin’,” “In Spite of Myself.”

Reviewed by Bob Marovich for The Black Gospel Blog.

Is Your Church Lying About Evangelism? - BCNN1

"You shall not bear false witness...." The 9th Commandment
I've always been interested in church mission statements. They can range from typical ("to know him and make him known") to transformational ("We strive to proclaim the Good News of Christ through worship, ministry, and their outreach missions.") As I think about it I don't know if I've ever seen a church's mission statement that doesn't make evangelism a central priority in one way or another.

But, when it comes to evangelism, a mission statment can turn from big black letters on a church marquee to a little, white lie that the church is telling the community. Strike's a big lie. If a church claims to be making evangelism a central priority and the people in that church are not actively sharing their faith then the mission statement of that church is not just a joke, it's a lie.

Is Your Church Lying About Evangelism? - BCNN1

The Black Gospel Blog: Here are the 26th Annual Stellar Award Nominees

The Black Gospel Blog: Here are the 26th Annual Stellar Award Nominees: "From a press release: Nashville, TN - Signaling the countdown to Gospel music's biggest night of the year, the Stellar Gospel Music Awards ..."

The Vote: Reply "Count Me In" and Win Great Gospel Music with Jesus Saves Ministries

After you go vote today, reply "Count me in!" on this page or on the Jesus Saves Social Network. Your name will be added in a drawing to receive a gospel music CD including:

1.  Youthful Praise featuring JJ Hairston, "Restiog On His Promise"

2.  Mary Rieves, "Hide Me"

3.  The Brown Sisters, "Live In Chicago"

4. 21:03, "Total Attention"

5.  Tim Rogers &The Fellas, "Change"

6.  Duane McLaughlin, "Ready to Live" (new single)

7.  Shekinah Glory Ministry, "Refreshed By Fire" (new single) 
We're not sitting on the premises, but resting on the promise with Jesus Saves Ministries!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Decision Counselors Witness for Jesus At Hallelujah Fall Festival

The St. Stephen Church Decision Counselor's Ministry spoke with kids and attendees about the "A-B-C's" of salvation and joining the church at the Hallelujah Fall Festival hosted by the Children's Shine Ministry on Friday, October 29th. "We're not here to lock up anyone, but to help set you free," Decision Counselor Director Min. Angela Lee Price told the children ages 11 and under. 
Approximately 400 children and adults attended the three-hour event that included games, contests, and a deejay. Shine Ministry Director Denise Scrivner gathered the children and gave a 15-minute lesson on the differences between the Hallelujah Fall Festival and Halloween.  "We want to educate the children about the history of Halloween as a pagan holiday.  We do not celebrate Halloween and have asked that children not wear scary costumes," stated Scrivner. Festival goers were treated to hot dogs, and popcorn, and each child received a bag of candy at the end of the festival. Decision Counselors, dressed as sheriffs in teal  Saddle Ridge Ranch t-shirts, cowboy hats, handkerchiefs, and sheriff's badges, and gave away ten "Rounding Up Questions...Driving Home Answers Saddle Ridge Ranch" children's t-Shirts and a gift basket in separate drawings.  Children who stopped by the sheriff's station also received stickers with words "Admit," "Believe," and "Confess" to help them remember what to do to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  The festival was held on the Southern Indiana campus on Saturday afternoon as well.

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

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Election Day and the Church: Both Parties Counting On Houses of Worship to Get the Votes They Need - BCNN1

Election Day and the Church: Both Parties Counting On Houses of Worship to Get the Votes They Need - BCNN1

With Election Day just over a week away, churches on the left and right are preaching the same message: Go vote - and do it early.

St. Paul Baptist Church members Lodia Ward, left, and Angela Collins-Lewis look over a sample ballot before getting in line to vote at the Sugar Creek Library on North Tryon on Sunday.
On Sunday, the Rev. Greg Moss used a chant to urge members of his Democratic-friendly flock at St. Paul Baptist to head straight to the polls - just as many of them did on a Sunday in 2008.
That year, Barack Obama and other Democrats built up early-voting cushions that Republicans couldn't overcome on Election Day.

"Let's do it again..." the black pastor shouted seven times near the end of Sunday's 10:30 a.m. service.

" 2010," St. Paul's worshipers answered each time from the pews and the balcony.

At uptown's First Baptist of Charlotte, where Republican positions get a warm reception, the Rev. Mark Harris also urged his congregation on Sunday to go to the polls early - just as he did.

To help them decide who to vote for, the Southern Baptist pastor passed out candidate surveys conducted by the conservative N.C. Family Policy Council. Among the questions asked: Should the state and federal constitutions be amended to define marriage as being between a man and a woman?
By law, churches - tax-exempt organizations - are not permitted to endorse individual candidates from the pulpit.

But both political parties are counting again on churches friendly to their side to mobilize members to vote.
And though they differ on many issues, pastors Moss and Harris agree that churches do have strong positions on moral and social issues and should take the lead in encouraging big voter turnouts among their congregations.
"We are good citizens, and it is not just a citizen's right to vote, it's an obligation," said Harris, whose 3,400-member church hosted former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee - a likely GOP presidential candidate in 2012 - last July 4.

"We certainly try to respect separation of church and state. But that doesn't mean we don't take positions on issues. Our emphasis would be on social issues the Bible speaks clearly to."

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Survey Shows That Talking Politics Is Most Common In the Black Church

Those who want their churches to provide political campaign information as well as a place to enjoy Christian fellowship may want to consider joining black congregations.

A new survey by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press finds that among religious groups, encountering political information at church is most common among black Protestants, with 36 percent of voters who regularly attend services saying information on political parties or candidates has been made available at their place of worship.

That certainly holds true at Ephesians New Testament Church in Fontana. Rev. Emory James said his fellowship often holds forums where his flock can learn about various political issues.

"These are the kinds of things that my church does, but we in no way attempt to influence someone's decisions on who to vote for," James said.

His church is not the only local one to host forums.  Read more

Source:  The Sun, Josh Dulaney

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

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Are You Sitting On the Premises Or Standing On the Promises?

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and forgive their sin and will heal their land" 2 Chronicles 7:14

2 Chronicles 7:14 speaks to the people of God who are called by His name. Clearly, God was not speaking to the unsaved, but to the saved. It starts, "If my people...." This promise was originally given to Solomon concerning the children of Israel. God said through Solomon that if His people would do four things, humble themselves, pray, and seek His face, and turn from their wicked ways, He would forgive their sin and heal their land. This says to us that if we would humble themselves, pray and seek God's face, in a spirit of repentance, then so much of the brokenness that we are experiencing today would be forgiven and healed. What an awesome promise this is!

The word 'if" that starts this favorite passage of scripture is found in the middle of these three words, "life," "strife," and "gift." We know that life is "iffy," strife abounds, and gifts are not being used. These things happen when we sit on the premises instead of stand on the promises. When we sit on the premises, we are tossed to and fro by the waves and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming (Eph. 4:14). When we sit on the premises, our young people are lead down diver's paths into the strange, dark world of witchcraft, cults, and the occult. This is why it is necessary that as intercessors and prayer warriors especially, and as God's children we remain humble and on our knees before Yahweh, our Almighty God, seeking His face daily and not just His hand. What happens to us is predicated to a large degree on our relationship with God and on us doing our part in it.

Let us claim 2 Chronicles 7:14 today. Let us not sit on the premises at home, at work, at school, at church, nor here in this ministry, but stand on the promises of God. If we do our part, then God promises to forgive our sin and heal the land. What an awesome God we serve! To Him be glory and honor, dominion and power both now and forever! Amen.

Add your favorite promise from the bible to this post, and we will stand on it with you!

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

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Who May Vote Early In Jefferson County and Kentucky

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

I saw on the local news last night that approximately 25,000 people in Kentucky and 40,000 in Indiana have already voted by absentee ballot.  I want to take this opportunity to remind you that absentee voting is underway in Jefferson County (Louisville), Kentucky, Indiana and a number of states.

In Kentucky, October 26th is the last day to request an application for an absentee ballot. Those persons who will not be in town on election day, college students away at school, military personnel who will be out of the city, employees whose jobs will have them out of the city are eligible to vote now via absentee ballot. Away college students who will be in town over the few days can walk in and vote at the 810 Barret Avenue location prior to the election. They may also request a ballot online. It will be mailed to them and must be received by November 1st. 

Other groups who may want to take advantage of absentee voting are members with disabilities regardless of age, women in their third trimester of pregnancy, anyone scheduled for surgery on election day, or who have had surgery recently, seniors not able to get to the polls, and those incarcerated by not yet convicted of a crime. I spoke with Robert Dunn at the Election Center at 810 Barret in Louisville, and he stated that anyone calling to say they have a disability will be sent an application for an absentee ballot. They will not be turned down. The ballot must be received by November 1st. This includes people in wheelchairs, those who have had surgery recently, and the elderly.

A complete list of eligible persons for absentee voting is available at the link below. For more information, contact Sally or Becky at 502-574-6100.

Election Day Is Over For Millions of Early Voters
With Two Weeks to Go, Senate and House Control Remain In Play

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Will Christians Impersonate Prince At Ballot Box At Midterm?

By: Min. Angela Lee Price
The artist Prince is one of the most creative, prolific and beloved cross-over secular artist of our time. We Christians buy his music and many Christian artists often impersonate his singing style. I put a 40 sec video of Tyler Perry singing Prince's song, Purple Rain on youtube (and this website) from November 17, 2009 when Perry was in Louisville with the play "Laugh to Keep From Crying," and that short video clip now has 14,500 hits. Christian comedian Spike Davis impersonated Prince at the St. Stephen Women's Minstry Comic Relief event in March of this year. However, Prince, like Michael Jackson before him and Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone), is a Jehovah's Witness. Jehovah's Witnesses do not participate in the political process. Prince stated in the video below with with Tavis Smiley with regard to the 2008 presidential election of the nation's first African American president, "I didn't have a dog in that hunt." My question is will Christians "impersonate" Prince (his religious beliefs) by not voting this midterm?

There is a article I have linked on the Main Page that suggests young blacks in particular, may not be voting this year..."So how is it that heading toward midterm elections in November, large percentages of black people ages 16 to 25 continue to feel alienated from mainstream American society and contemplating not who to vote for but whether to bother voting at all?"

From the book, Kingdom of the Cult, by Walter Martin, page 123...
Jehovah's Witness refuse to pay homage in any way to the flag of any nation or even to defend their own individual nation from assult by an enemy. Patriotism as displayed in bearing arms is not one of their beliefs, since they claim to be ambassordors of Jehovah and as such deem themselves independent of allegiance to any government other than His. In This age of uncertainty, sincerity is a priceless gem, and no doubt Jehovah's Witnesses believe themselves sincere, but all their arguments avail nothing, because in Romans 13:`-7 Paul clearly outlines the case for human government as instituted by God. Paul goes to great lengths to stress that the "higher powers" (human governmental rules) are allowed and sanctioned by God. As supposed followers of His Word, the Witness out to heed both Christ and Paul and "render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to who custom," which in the context of Romans 13:1-7 clearly means subjugation to governmental rule....

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

Monday, October 11, 2010

Ex-Offenders Make Application to Regain Voting Rights

By: Min. Angela Lee Price
Shonda Blakemore, left with Min Angela Lee Price, attended the “Let My People Vote” Restoration of Voting Rights and Expungement Workshop held Saturday, October 2nd at the St. Stephen Family Life Center in Louisville. The workshop was a partnership with the Men's Ministry.  She and four applicants received word on October 6th from the Department of Corrections in Louisville that their applications have passed round one of the approval process and have been forwarded to the Department of Corrections and Governor’s office in Frankfort for final approval.

Kentucky and Virginia are the last two remaining states that permanently disenfranchise all people with felony convictions, unless they receive individual, discretionary, executive clemency (see attached Brennan Center for Justice "Restoring The Right To Vote" document). "This is a primary reason St. Stephen Church and Jesus Saves Ministries are involved as advocates for ex-offenders, this and the fact that ours are ministries of reconciliation and social justice," states Min. Price. "We track applications through the entire process, and have shared the testimonies and stories of many of our applicants in Jesus Saves Newsletters and journals, on the Jesus Saves Ministries Blog, on the Jesus Saves Ministries and St. Stephen Church social networks and elsewhere to demonstrate the move of God in their lives. The laws in Kentucky and Virginia need revision, especially when you consider that voting rights are automatically restored after release from prison in neighboring states Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois, 10 other states, and the District of Columbia. And even prisoners may vote in Maine and Vermont. Their voting rights are never revoked."
Archia Kinnard, right with her daughters and attendee Shonda Blakemore, was the presenter on expungements at the October 2nd workshop. She is Asst. Supervisor for Expungement and Information Services at the Hall of Justice in Louisville and has been processing District Court expungements for 12 years. She and Min. Price conducted a "Let My People Vote" workshop for Dismas Charities in Portland on August 25th.  The first in the series of workshops was held on August 12th for the Shawnee Justice Reinvestment Pilot Project.

Two applicants, Connie Wells-Cooksey and Kenneth Braxton, regain their rights to vote and hold public office in late March and both say they will be voting in the November midterm election. In all, voting rights were restored to 21 former felons through this ex-offender advocacy initiative, and the Louisville Branch NAACP modeled their first-time felons program after our initiative to help more than 100 former felons regain voting rights for the 2008 presidential election.

Applications are still be accepted.  Call Min. Angela Lee Price at St. Stephen Church, 502-583-6798, Ext. 6804, or at Jesus Saves Ministries, 502-415-1001.

"Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed. Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked"  Psalm 82:3-4.

Let My People Vote Workshop Travels to Dismas Charities
Jesus Saves Ministries Conducted Let My People Vote Workshop August 12th
Brennen Report - Restoring Right to Vote.pdf

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Thursday, October 07, 2010

Why Are New Agers Speaking For Christians?

By:  Min. Angela Lee Price

New Age Movement leaders Deepak Chopkra and Marianne Williamson were two of three guests interviewed on CNN last week about a new Pew Poll showing atheists and agnostic know more about religion that Protestant Christians and Catholics.  The poll aside, I want to ask why were new agers being interviewed on CNN to lend a  "Christian" response to the results of the poll?  Oh, that's because we Christians don't know enough about religion to know what the Word of God says.  We don't know enough to question Chopkra's belief in chakras and Williamson's trumpeting of the new age book, A Course in Miracles, a book that was supposedly channeled by psychology professor named Helen Schucman.  All we know is that these people are constantly paraded on the Oprah Winfrey and Larry King as spiritual experts, and so it only seems prudent to invite them on CNN in times like these.  Sad. 

It would seem to me, and I'm just an average blogger, that if the CNN decisionmakers wanted to interview someone who could better represent the orthodox Christian faith, then they'd do better getting a former-athetist-converted-Christian, Lee Strobel perhaps.  He has written books, A Case for Christ, and A Case for Faith, and other books that examine the toughest objections to Christianity.   The poll is disheartening enough, but to then have people who believe in reincarnation and the divinity of the self, notions that are antithetical to the Word of God, call themselves speaking for me, adds insult to injury.

New Pew Survey Shows that Atheists and Agnostics Know More About Religion than Protestants and Catholics - BCNN1

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

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I Ain't Afraid Of No Ghost!

By: Min. Angela Lee Price
There's something strange happening in the 'hood.  Who you gonna call?  Ghostbusters!  Well, not so fast! You might want to try Jesus first.  He ain't afraid of joblessness, high crime rates, low graduation rates, abandoned buildings, and He ain't afraid of no ghosts, either!  The only other time I recall blogging about "ghosts" was in the 2007 post, Imus and The Ghost of Racism On Jesus Saves Live.  Racism still haunts us, that's for sure, but today, I want to blog about so-called "real" ghosts, the one's that are "earth bound" and haven't "crossed over to the other side," at least that's how it was explained to me on the television show, Medium the other day.   

My church sent me and several staff members to an all-day conference about a month ago at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  I took a class listed under the evangelism tract on New Age Spirituality.  The instructor Don Metcalf was teaching a class later in the day on Ghost Hunting and the Paranormal that I could not attend.  I asked him if he would share the course material and he did.  I was surprised to discover that there are over 40 different ghost hunting groups in Kentucky.  There is a popular tourist site right here in Louisville that is supposedly haunted called Waverly Hills Sanitorium.  Check out Don Metcalf's website,  

The following links are from a nifty website called I pray you will take the time to peruse these one-page fact sheets on ghosts and related topics so that you will become better eqipped to defend the faith.  More Christians, it seems, believe in ghost and the paranormal due to all the ghost hunting shows on television, and in the movies and because they just don't know what the Word of God says about this subject.  My bible tells me, absent from the body is present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8).  I ain't afraid of no ghosts either.

Answer: Is there such a thing as ghosts? The answer to this question depends on what precisely is meant by the term “ghosts.” If the term means “spirit beings,” the answer is a qualified “yes.” If the term means “spirits of people who have died,” the answer is “no.” The Bible makes it abundantly clear that there are spirit beings, both good and evil. But the Bible negates the idea that the spirits of deceased human beings can remain on earth and “haunt” the living.

Hebrews 9:27 declares, “Man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment.” That is what happens to a person’s soul-spirit after death—judgment. The result of this judgment is heaven for the believer (2 Corinthians 5:6-8; Philippians 1:23) and hell for the unbeliever (Matthew 25:46; Luke 16:22-24). There is no in-between. There is no possibility of remaining on earth in spirit form as a “ghost.” If there are such things as ghosts, according to the Bible, they absolutely cannot be the disembodied spirits of deceased human beings.

The Bible teaches very clearly that there are indeed spirit beings who can connect with and appear in our physical world. The Bible identifies these beings as angels and demons. Angels are spirit beings who are faithful in serving God. Angels are righteous, good, and holy. Demons are fallen angels, angels who rebelled against God. Demons are evil, deceptive, and destructive. According to 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, demons masquerade as “angels of light” and as “servants of righteousness.” Appearing as a “ghost” and impersonating a deceased human being definitely seem to be within the power and abilities that demons possess.

The closest biblical example of a “haunting” is found in Mark 5:1-20. A legion of demons possessed a man and used the man to haunt a graveyard. There were no ghosts involved. It was a case of a normal person being controlled by demons to terrorize the people of that area. Demons only seek to “kill, steal, and destroy” (John 10:10). They will do anything within their power to deceive people, to lead people away from God. This is very likely the explanation of “ghostly” activity today. Whether it is called a ghost, a ghoul, or a poltergeist, if there is genuine evil spiritual activity occurring, it is the work of demons.

What about instances in which “ghosts” act in “positive” ways? What about psychics who claim to summon the deceased and gain true and useful information from them? Again, it is crucial to remember that the goal of demons is to deceive. If the result is that people trust in a psychic instead of God, a demon will be more than willing to reveal true information. Even good and true information, if from a source with evil motives, can be used to mislead, corrupt, and destroy.

Interest in the paranormal is becoming increasingly common. There are individuals and businesses that claim to be “ghost-hunters,” who for a price will rid your home of ghosts. Psychics, séances, tarot cards, and mediums are increasingly considered normal. Human beings are innately aware of the spiritual world. Sadly, instead of seeking the truth about the spirit world by communing with God and studying His Word, many people allow themselves to be led astray by the spirit world. The demons surely laugh at the spiritual mass-deception that exists in the world today.

Recommended Resource: The Truth Behind Ghosts, Mediums, and Psychic Phenomena by Ron Rhodes.

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Are You A Superstitious Christian?

By: Min. Angela Lee Price
Many people are superstitious. They are afraid of black cats, the numbers "666," and Friday, the 13th. They won't walk under ladders, toss salt over their shoulders, and cling to their lucky rabbit's feet, crystals, and good luck charms on Friday, the 13th in hopes of avoiding spells, voodoo hexes, and curses. You may not realize this, but church-going people are more superstitious than you might think. And many, particularly the young and new believers, are engaging in occult practices like never before.

Believe it or not, whenever you forward an e-mail, be it a prayer or what have you, to a specified number of people in order to obtain a "special blessing," you have just engaged in a form magic. And whenever people of God rely heavily on prophets and prophetesses for personal prophecies, instead of on the Word of God for objective truth, they are engaging in a form of witchcraft. And when Christians let their children play computer and card games with witches and wizards, where demon-like characters and monsters cast spells, and do violence, they are out of the will of God and are subjecting their children and their households to demonic attack.

Magic, spells, voodoo, witchcraft and divination belong to the set of practices known as "the occult." Occult practices include visiting palm readers and fortune tellers, ghost hunting, and participating in seances and rituals as a means to contact dead loved ones, spirit beings to obtain supernatural knowledge. God hates these things. The Bible says, "And do not let your people practice fortune-telling, or use sorcery, or interpret omens, or engage in witchcraft, or cast spells, or function as mediums or psychics, or call forth the spirits of the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord (Deuteronomy 18:10b-12a, NLT).

The Psalmist said, The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid (Psalm 27:1)? The Bible says, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Tim. 1:7). So, don't be afraid of witchs, wizards, spells, unlucky numbers, and Friday, the 13th. The Ancient of Days is all you need. He is much more powerful than any black cat, satanist, psychic, magician, unlucky number or day. Pharaoh's magicians couldn't match Moses' power (Exodus 8:19, 9:11), and the King's magicians couldn't interpret his dreams, but Daniel could through God's revelation (Daniel 1L20, 2:27, 4:7ff, 5:7-30). Acts 19:19 describes how the people who had practiced magic gave it up after they trusted Jesus, "And many of those who practiced magic brought their books together and began burning them in the sight of everyone" (NASB).

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bishop Victor Couzens Encourages Men to "Man Up!"

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

Men's Day choir processional.  The theme this year was "Man Up."
Bishop Victor Couzens, Pastor, Inspirational Baptist Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, was the Men's Day speaker at my home church, St. Stephen Church, Louisville, Kentucky on Sunday, September 12th.

His 11:30 sermon was entitled, While Men Slept, based on Matt 13:24-29. He said, "Whenever and where ever God sows seed there is always a very specific assignment attached to the seed God has sown... You are the salt of the each and light of the world. You are called to penetrate and illuminate.. The devil ought to hate to see you coming because he should know that you will do severe damage to his kingdom," he said.

Pastor Kevin Cosby with Bishop Victor Couzens and Men's Choir.
"We always run the risk of encountering satanic attack. It comes to test and verify who you are... It is time for men to wake up so that God can use you to turn tares into wheat. God has hoodlum unbelievers who are tares, but if we reach them, they will get saved... God is waiting on us to wake up, pray up, sing up, lift up, and man up. Satan is only successful when men sleep," said Couzens.

"Men who won't invest in the stock market, but buy a lottery ticket every Friday are asleep. Men who put on $500 clothes to drive a $40,000 car only to park it in front of a house they are renting are asleep. Men who check their tire pressure before checking their blood pressure are asleep, he told the congregation 

Bishop Couzens called the 11:30 worship congregation to the altar for prayer at the close of service.  To view additional video click here.
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