Friday, April 29, 2011

Black Church Studies Consultation Begins Sunday May 1st

Pastors and ministers, you are invited to a time of worship, study, dialogue, critical reflection, and fellowship. The 2nd Annual Black Church Studies Consultation, The Black Church in Tension, in conjunction with the Festival of Theology & Reunion, May 1-4, Louisville Seminary.

Participate in group discussions with leading pastors and scholars; to worship with fellow pastors, scholars, students, alums, and guests, to attend panel discussions moderated by a Black Church Studies faculty member; and to break bread in a local church and soul food restaurant. We invite you to attend a used theological book sale in the library, May 2-4.

Speakers Include:

Dr. Lewis Brogdon, preaching, Sunday, May 1st

Teresa L. Fry Brown, Ph.D., preaching and lecture, May 2nd and May 3rd

Dr. Brad Braxton, Ph.D., lecture and preaching, May 2nd, and May 3rd

Rev. Angela Cowser, preaching Wednesday, May 4th

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Miss Kentucky Plus America Pageant Happens This Weekend

You are a daughter/son of The King! Yours is a testimony of suffering and victory.  Scripture tells us that we are going to suffer just as Christ has suffered (Romans 8:17).  The good news is trouble don't last always.  If God be for us, who (or what) can be against us.  I'd rather have Jesus with me in the sick room, than to be without Him in the board room.

Queen Esther was called to her crown "for such a time as this."  God is already moving in your life, and using you to accomplish His will in ministry.

All eyes appear to be on Prince William and Kate Middleton's royal wedding, but as Christians we have been wedded to Jesus Christ. We are bride to The Bridegroom. We need to remind OURSELVES that we are seated for Jesus in heavenly places (Ephesians 2:6).  That is the point of this give-away.  No matter your size, God loves you. Hold your head up! Trust in Him.

God has reminded me that in the same year I receive a man-made crown, He gave me an eternal crown.  The eternal trumps the temporal any day. And oh, yes, the storms have raged in my life.  People may see my glory, but they don't know my story.  But through it all, God has kept me and it does not yet appear what I shall be.  Just as I have suffered with Him, I shall be glorified with Him (Romans 8:17).  Not only I, but you, and all Christians also.

Win tickets to the Miss Kentucky Plus America Pageant. I will be the mistress of ceremonies.  These tickets will make a great Pre-Derby or Pre-Mother's Day gift for a special woman in your life! Three pair of tickets given away Friday morning, April 29th!

  1. Tell us about your crowning moment, the moment God called you daughter/son, co-heir with Jesus Christ.
  2. Who is your favorite queen in the Bible or in life and why, The Queen of Sheba, Queen Esther, Queen Vashti, or maybe you have another queen in mind, tell us why she is your favorite? 
Listen to my 15-minute interview with pageant director Cynthia Elliott and her daughter, Miss Plus America Elite Eve Bailey. 

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

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rahab: From the House of Shame to the Hall of Fame!

Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. “Go, look over the land,” he said, “Especially Jerico.” So they went and entered the house of a prostitute name Rahab and stayed there….Before the spies lay down for the night, she went up on the roof and said to them, “I know that the Lord has given this land to you and that a great fear of you has fallen on us, so that all who live in this country are melting in fear because of you…Now then, please swear to me by the Lord that you will show kindness to my family because I have shown kindness to you.” …

Then the Israelites burned the whole city and everything in it….But Joshua spared Rahab the prostitute, with her family and all who belonged to her, because she hid the men Joshua had sent as spies to Jerico – and she lives among the Israelites to this day. Joshua 2:1, 8-9, 12; 6:24-25.

All Christians have a measure of faith and I am glad about it. Ephesians 2:9 says we are saved by grace through faith and this not of yourselves, it is a gift of God, not by works, so that no man can boast.

Some of us, however, have a greater measure of faith. Abraham, for example, obeyed God when the Lord told him to leave his country, and the Lord made him the father of many nations (Gen. 12:1-4). The woman with the issue of blood had great faith (Mark 5:25-34). She went to extraordinary lengths to touch the hem of Jesus' garment because she believed He could do what no other doctor could do. Jesus rewarded her for her tenacity. He told her it was her faith that healed her.

I have made an interesting observation about faith while teaching spiritual gifts. Faith is both a spiritual gift (1 Corin. 12:9) and a spiritual fruit (Gal 5:22). Do you know the difference between a spiritual gift and a spiritual fruit? The first has to do with process and the other has to do with results of process.

Faith, interestingly enough, too, is one of the pieces of the armor of God (Ephesian 6:16). Scriptures says it is with faith that we quench all the flaming arrows, or fiery darts, of the enemy. I see faith in action on the cereal commercial where the guy is eating his crunchy cereal at his desk and a guy, his boss no doubt, walks up to him and tells him he's fired. The cereal is so good to the worker that he joyfully continues to munch and crunch, and he doesn't hear a word that his boss is saying. Finally, when the man stops eating and asks, "What did you say?," the boss says "Never mind!" In my Holy Ghost imagination, that man prayed before he went to work and asked God to protect his job, and career, and He did!

In this faith discussion, it is Rahab who intrigues me. She went from the House of Shame to the Hall of Fame! No respectable woman wanted to be in her presence. She was not on the "A" List at the Derby party, but the Black List at every party. Rahab was a prostitute, but more than that. She ran a whore house. She was a business woman. And in working her deal to save the Israelites and herself, she made sure to save her whole family. I call it the "I got you" clause in the contract. I can respect that.

Rahab lied in hiding the Israelite spies in Joshua chapter two. It would appear that it is okay to lie since God blessed Rahab, and even the Midianite midwives who lied to Pharoah.  However, the midwives were blessed with families not because they lied, but because they feared God (Exodus 1:17 and v21). And Rahab and her family were spared not because she lied, but because of God’s grace toward her and her faith in Him (Hebrews 11:31) and (James 2:25).

Rahab put her faith in God, and she went from the house of shame to the faith Hall of Fame (Hebrews 11:31). How is your faith? Are you trusting in God because He is God all by Himself? Or are you putting your faith in people, your career or your finances? People are fickled. They won't let you forget your sins oftentimes. Careers and finances come and go.  But, the Bible says, "If you confess your sins, He is faithful and just to forgive your sins and cleanse you of all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9). The Bible says, "Now, if we are children, then we are heirs-heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may share in his glory” Romans 8:17. Like Rahab, you, too, can go from the house of shame to the Hall of Fame. Put your faith not in your house, car, career, degrees, people or your bank account. Put your faith in God!

Join the Jesus Saves Social Network and join us in lifting up Jesus Christ to a dying world.  Remember, it is not Mohammad, Buddha, Confucius, nor New Age that saves.  Jesus saves!

Friday, April 22, 2011

T.G.I.F. And It's Good Friday!

By: Rev. Angela Lee Price

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A bad thing happened to Jesus on Good Friday, so what makes Good Friday so good? Jesus was falsely accused, scorned, rejected, whipped, humiliated, and nailed to the Cross on Good Friday. He suffered an agonizing death that day at the hands of the Jewish and Roman authorities. What happened on Good Friday definitely was not good, but the results were very good for you and me. Scripture tells us that because Jesus endured the suffering of the Cross, Christians can shout, T.G.I.F.!, thank God I'm forgiven and it's Good Friday!

Good Friday is good because Jesus paid the penalty for our sins. Romans 5:8 says, "But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Isaiah 53:5 says, "He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisment of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed." What can wash away are sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

Good Friday is good for another reason. Jesus defeated Satan and his evil forces at the Cross. Colossians 2:15 states, "And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them at the cross." Hebrews 2:14-15 says, "Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might destroy him who holds the power of death-that is, the devil-and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death."

Finally, Good Friday is good because it proves to us that when you put your faith in Jesus, it ain’t over, as Maurette Brown Clark sings, until God says it’s over! A lot of conversation occurred up on the Cross that day. Jesus prayed to God. One thief taunted Jesus. The second thief rebuked the first thief. The second thief asked Jesus to remember him in His kingdom. Finally, Jesus promised the second thief that he would spend eternity with Him. In lst Peter 3:8 we read, "For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body, but made alive in the Spirit." Acts 4:12 says, "Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."

Good Friday is good because our sin debt was paid, Satan was defeated, and it proves that through faith in Jesus Christ there's hope for eternal life even in our darkest hour. For these reasons, you can say, T.G.I.F.!, thank God I'm forgiven and it's Good Friday!

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

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


(Louisville, KY) Each year, a new event is added to the roster of Derby events. This year, there’s an event that will focus on health education, spiritual empowerment, economic development and fashion etiquette. Derby Plus presents the Health, Wealth & Beauty Expo held on Saturday, April 30th at the Kentucky International Convention Center. It all takes place at 11:00 am in rooms 207 and 208. Vendors will be on display showcasing their products.

This year’s featured guest speaker is Millionairess Jewel Tankard from Murfreesboro, TN. She is an Ardyss International Platinum President, the author of Millionairess Lifestyle “Understanding the Price and the Process”, and Co-Pastor of Destiny Christian Center with her husband Dr. Ben Tankard, who is a Stellar Award winning Gospel Jazz Musician. Tankard travels throughout the country determined to change lives through personal development, entrepreneurial mentorship, invoking new ideas and inspiring people to dream Gods way.

Along, with the guest speaker there will be a fashion show coordinated by two thriving small businesses Impeccable Shoe Fetish and Derby Plus-Body Magic garments. The fashion segment will also feature various designers and accessories from regional boutiques. This year’s mistress of ceremony for the event is Jessica Taylor, President of Red Carpet Events and Co-host of the View from the Ville television program. Taylor is currently penning her first book entitled STEPS, (Starting The Essential Phases to Success).

Others featured are: Miss Plus America Elite-Evelyn Bailey, Louisville based music group Voice Official, Gospel artist Pat Mathison, Young Diamonds dance team and Comedian Thee Mario. Kingdome Come Ministries’ choir will also perform during the expo.

Tickets for the Health, Wealth, & Beauty Expo are only $5 in advance and $10 at the door. They can be purchased at Sole Foundation, 8076 New LaGrange Road; GQ Unlimited, 728 W. Broadway; GQ Unlimited, 5743 Preston Highway; Head Lockx Salon, 3200 Dixie Highway; A STEP ABOVE Boutique, 3811E. Indian Trail. Ten percent (10%) of the ticket sales will be donated to local 501(c)3 community development centers.

This year’s inaugural Health, Wealth & Beauty Expo was made possible due to the following sponsors: Wendy’s “Now serving breakfast at 27 Metro Louisville locations near you!” Body Magic System-drop 3 sizes instantly. T.A. Creative Designs, Essence of Passion, Impeccable Shoe Fetish, TheWheat Report and Mogul Magazine.

If you would like to be a sponsor, and/or exhibitor contact Jackie Bailey, President of Derby Plus by calling 502-338-4470 or by email at

If you would like to setup an interview with Jewel Tankard, Bailey and/or anyone on the Derby Plus team contact VIPP Communications at 502-295-0435 or by email at
For additional information on the Health, Wealth & Beauty Expo with millionaires Jewel Tankard held on Saturday, April 30th at the Kentucky International Convention Center in downtown Louisville Kentucky go to:

What Type of Leader Are You Anyway?

By: Min. Angela Lee Price
What type of leader are you anyway? Many of us say we have authority to do what Jesus did, particularly when it comes to casting out demons and performing miracles, but too many times our walk does match our talk. If you are going to lead like Jesus, teach like Jesus, and love like Jesus, you must begin by serving like Jesus. Jesus was the perfect servant-leader. The Scriptures tell us that being a true servant-leader is how one receives the abundant blessing that so many people magically "claim" nowadays (in the name of Jesus, of course), only there is nothing magical about servant-leadership. It takes hard work, compassion, and commitment.

In John 13, Jesus washes his disciples’ feet. He does this just before the Passover Celebration. It was the very night that Jesus instituted the ordinance of the Lord's Supper at the Passover Meal. There, He gave an object-lesson on servant-leadership and humility. Scripture says he got up from the table, took off his robe, wrapped a towel around his waist, and pour water in a basin. Then he began to wash the disciples' feet and wipe them with his towel (vs. 4-5). In verses 14-17 He says, “And since I, the Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you ought to wash each other’s feet. I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you. How true it is that a servant is not greater than the master. Nor or messengers more important than the one who sends them. You know these things-now do them! That is the path to blessing” (NLT).

Contrast the false and self-serving leadership style of the so-called “shepherds” in Ezekiel chapter 34 who scattered their flocks, trampled over and abused, and even devoured them, with the words of Jesus in John 10:11 where Jesus says, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” In verse 14 He says, “I am the good shepherd, I know my own sheep, and they know me” (NLT).

What type of leader are you? Is foot washing beneath you? Do you scatter the sheep or gather the sheep? Do you care for the people in your congregation, or are they just a means to an end, a way for you to make money? Destruction is certain for those shepherds who feed themselves at the expense of the flock (Ezekiel 34:2). Whatever you do for the people under your care do it in love, for Jesus says in John 15:12, "I command you to love each other in the same way that I have loved you."

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

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Don't Miss Your Crowning Moment!

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

"Now, if we are children, then we are heirs-heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may share in his glory” Romans 8:17.

All I have is this black and white photo now, and the memories the accompany it, of a time long since past when my name once appeared in lights on the marquee of this Holiday Inn. It was in 1974, 37 years ago to be exact, when I was crowned "Miss Teen Queen," Junior Division, in a beauty pageant held in this very hotel in downtown Louisville. Joetta Thomas was crowned "Miss Teen Queen,” Senior Division, and Gayle Kelcy, her runner-up in a tightly contested competition of African American young women, mostly older than me, who were, as I saw it, poised, sophisticated, and glamorous.

"What in the world am I doing here?," I kept asking myself as the older women tried to teach me to walk, and talk, and turn on the runway. I was not nearly as poised as Joetta and the rest of the contestants. “How could I possibly win?,” I said.

But somehow, something kept edging me forward, a "Yes, you can!" spirit. It took me to that crowning moment, a moment that is forever cemented in my mind. It was the spirit of my middle school counselor, a pretty black woman, and my elementary school teachers, especially Ms. Sexton, my math teacher, who taught me and mentored me and told me I was somebody. It was the spirit of my mother, and my mother's mother before her, queens in their own right, who seriously insisted that you just didn’t leave the house dressed any kind of way.

I think about that picture when I see young girls degrading themselves and living beneath what God has for them. I think about this picture, too, when I see African American girls looking at girls of other hues thinking they don’t measure up. I tell them, “Honey, you measure up. You are a queen fit for a king. You are a royal priesthood.”

And now that I am older, I am able to look back across the pages of time and see that it was the Holy Spirit at work in my life all along, as it was in this same year, 1974, when He saved me, called me into His glorious kingdom, and truly made me a queen, a co-heir with Jesus Christ. Now, that was my crowning moment indeed!

Do not miss your crowning moment!  It is a moment that will go down in history, and be written in the Lambs Book of Life.  If you are not saved, repent of your sins,  accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and be baptized.  He promises to forgive your sins and give you eternal life (John 3:16, Acts 4:12, Romans 10:9, Acts 2:38). He will make you, a queen or a king, a royal priesthood, a co-heir in His marvelous Kingdom. 

If you are saved, we invite you to share your crowning moments with us, and help us lift up Jesus Christ as King of Kings and Lord of Lords during this Resurrection season. Post your comments here, or on the Jesus Saves Social Network.

I am giving away a free multi-page devotional that I have written entitled, "Blessings of the Resurrection to anyone who joins the Jesus Saves Social Network during April.   You're name will automatically be included in our "Pamper Me Pretty Palm Sunday, Easter" drawings.  See the previous post for details.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Jesus Saves Ministries "Pamper Me Pretty" Palm Sunday, Easter Promotion

“Pamper Me Pretty” Palm Sunday, Easter

Two Tickets to the Stage Play,  What My Husband Doesn’t Know, April 17th, Louisville Palace Starring Morris Chestnut, Michelle Williams, Ann Nesby, and Clifton Davis

TCB or Soft Sheen Carson Optimum Hair Care Salon Collection
Details Bath &; Body Citrus “Slice of Life” Travel-Friendly Kit

Kirk Franklin’s or Beverly Crawford’s New CD

The Blessings of the Resurrection, by Angela Lee Price


1 Jesus Saves T-Shirt

1 The Net Christian E-Newsletter Journal

Enter Our $2.00 Raffle or Win a Gift Basket on  the Jesus Saves Social Network or Praize Power 1350 WLOU!

Drawings Held April 14th & 21st!
Visit the Jesus Saves Social Network for additional ways to win!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Do You Love Jesus?

Rev. Angela Lee Price

In John 21:15-17, Jesus asked Simon Peter three times, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Simon Peter was frustrated by the third time and said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, "Feed my sheep." Loving God requires that we obey His Word, and feed His sheep by telling others about Jesus Christ. This is what we strive to do at Jesus Saves Ministries, share the saving grace of Jesus Christ from an African American perspective.

Share your love for God this week with family, co-workers, and friends, the de-churched and un-churched. Show Jesus that you love him. Invite someone to Mid-Week Bible Study, Sunday school, and worship service this weekend.

"And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13

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

Friday, April 01, 2011

Begin Again In Jesus Christ

This is the first of a new month and the first month of the second quarter of the year. Why not choose today to begin again.  No matter what has happened to you this year, choose to begin again with Jesus Christ. Choose today to lift up Jesus Christ here and on the Jesus Saves Social Network. Jesus says in His Word, "If I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto me." I love that promise! Jesus promises to do the drawing, but we have a part to play. We must do the lifting. Help lift Him up and share the good news that Jesus saves!

We would love to hear what great and marvelous things God is doing in your life today. As the birds sing, and the "Son" shines, take time to share that powerful testimony God has given you, that scripture He has placed on your heart for such a time as this, that sermon excerpt that in faith will become a rhema word for a weary soul, that upcoming revival, conference or ministry event, that prayer request or praise report, and that birthday greeting or note of encouragement and become an instrument of God's drawing and saving power in someone's life.

We are blessed by your presence here, and we know in faith that the best is yet to come!  Begin again by posting your comments here and on the Jesus Saves Social Network. God has given us all great and wonderful gifts and talents. Use them to His glory and share the good news that Jesus saves!

Min. Angela Lee Price
Founder and Network Host
Jesus Saves Ministries
Social Network:  Jesus Saves Social Network
Blog:  Jesus Saves Ministries Blog


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