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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