Friday, August 26, 2011

A Call for Prayer In the Wake of Irene

In the wake of Hurricane Irene, I am reminded of the night Jesus asked His disciples to watch with Him while he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matt. 26: 36-46). As Jesus was about to go through a life and death storm of His very own, betrayal and death on the Cross, he was adamant about His disciples watching with Him. Even now, while Jesus intercedes at the right hand of the Father for us, His voice from the Garden of Gethsemane calls out to His disciples, people of God everywhere to watch and pray with Him in this hour. Let us be obedient to His desire for a praying church. We know that the prayers of the righteous availeth much!

Jesus' storm, like Hurricane Irene, was massive, so much so that He prayed, saying, "O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done" (v.42). Jesus was annoyed with the disciples who fell asleep at a critical time when He needed them most. Jesus said to them, "Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak (v41)." We don't know what the future holds, only God knows. We know who holds the future. While there is huge potential for considerable loss of life from this monster storm, we have hope. Our response as people of faith in the One True God who holds life and death in the palm of His hands is to pray. Join us in posting prayers here, and in The Prayers of the Righteous Group on the Jesus Saves Social Network.

Heavenly Faither, help us to remain awake, watch and pray through the storms of life, even Hurricane Irene. Help us, O God to listen and obey Your voice. Help us to be mindful of our duty to pray without ceasing with all types of prayers (Ephesians 6:18), to be on guard in times of dangers seen and unseen. May You be gloried, the people edified, and the devil horrified. In Jesus Name, Amen!



Min. Angela Lee Price

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jesus Saves Radio Show Live from Washington D.C. August 27th

We're taking our 6th anniversary celebration on the road, and on the airwaves! Join me, Min. Angela Lee Price, members of the Jesus Saves Social Network, and the Johnson Travel group from Louisville, Kentucky live on Praize Power 1350 WLOU for a special 30-minute live broadcast aboard the Johnson Travel Bus as we travel to Washington, D.C. for the official unveiling of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial.

Saturday, August 27th
9:30 - 10:00 AM Eastern
1350 WLOU Radio, Louisville, KY, or wlouonline.com
Not in Louisville or Washington, listen to the broadcast nationwide from your city. WLOU Radio streams live on the internet at wlouonline.com. Be apart of history. Post your comments here and help us celebrate the legacy of Dr. King and this historic occasion in our nation's history.

Friday, August 19, 2011

T.D. Jakes Will Preach the Homegoing of Zachery Tims brsmallZachery Tims' Family Makes Funeral Changes; The Funeral Service Will Now be Private Instead of Public/small - BCNN1


From BlackChristianNews.Com
On August 18, 2011, it was learned that T.D. Jakes will deliver the eulogy for Tims' funeral which will be private on August 20, 2011. His wake, however, will be held on Friday, August 19, 2011 and a memorial service scheduled for 7:00-8:00.

The August 19, 2011 public viewing will be held at the New Destiny Christian Center located at 505 East McCormick Road Apopka, FL 32703-8952. You may contact the church at 1 (407) 298-5770. The viewing will be held from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm, Friday, August 19, 2011. The memorial service will follow the public viewing.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

How To Hit A Home Run With God

Oftentimes, people strike out in the game of life simply because they don't know God. If you were at a baseball game and happen to strike up a conversation with a non-believer or someone who has been out of church for a while, using baseball analogies, how would you share your faith with them? How would a non-believer make it to "first base," "second base," "hit a home run," or "strike out" with God? What legendary baseball players would you mention? Would you share your testimony or maybe a scripture? How would you begin to introduce or re-introduce a baseball fan to God?
Comment to this post, and your name will be placed in a drawing for two tickets to one of the upcoming Louisville Bats Baseball Games at Slugger Field. Reserve seat tickets will be given away on Friday, August 19th at 6:00 PM.
Also, included will be the illustrated TIME Biographies book for kids, Jackie Robinson Strong Inside and Out. Take a close-up at Jackie Robinson, the first African American to break into the modern major leagues. Interviews with experts and lively writing deliver the accurate reporting you expect from TIME For Kids. Historical and contemporary photographs capture the life of this determined ballplayer and show how his achievment opened doors for athletes today.


Join the Saving S.O.U.L.S. group on the Jesus Saves Social Network to participating in this give-away.  Three pairs of tickets will be given away on Friday, August 19th at 6:00 PM

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Where Is A Good Street Walker When You Need One?!

By: Rev. Angela Lee Price


Where is a good street walker when you need one? I ask that question half tongue-in-cheek, but the black church has put emphasis in the past on getting prostitutes off the streets. This is good. With the same fervor used in pulling women off the streets, we should be putting street walkers, evangelists on the streets as witnesses for Jesus Christ!

I said earlier this summer that the cults are out there out-witnessing us witnesses. This is one reason Christians are denouncing Christianity, turning to other faiths, or adding unbiblical all-roads-lead-to-heaven types of beliefs with Christianity. On any given Sunday, or Monday, or Tuesday, any day of the week, for that matter, we are more apt to see Mormons in pairs riding their bikes, Jehovah's Witnesses walking the streets, and Muslims on the street corners selling their bean pies and Final Calls than we are to see denominational or non-denominational Christians witnessing for Christ.

Moreover, almost every weekend here lately, so it seems, a public service or charitable organization is having a walk or a run or an event to raise money for their cause -- colon cancer, breast cancer, some other form of cancer, diabetes, stroke, heart disease, children with disabilities, AIDS and HIV, and the lists goes on. Where are the Christians amongst all this apparent do-gooding? Soon, the kettles will be out and the bells will be ringing. Will we be there?

I have seen the work going on inside the church, and not just my church. I don't want to minimize that which is good and needed inside many churches. Bless God for those churches and the gifts He has given to believers to edify the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:7-17), but where are the outside workers, street walkers, runners, joggers even, for Jesus in these tough economic times?

Considering the numbers of churches on every corner in every city, and the size of some of our mega churches, we should be bumping into each other on the streets with our complimentary Bibles and tracks eager to share the Good News with anyone willing to give us half a minute of their time.

What's up with the 21st century Andrew and woman at the well? Why aren't we sharing our faith in this century the way they both did in the first century? Could it be we are settling for the creature comforts of padded pews and familiarity, only to discuss Jesus with those whom we know and feel comfortable because they are members of the church? Or are we uncomfortable defending the faith and sharing our testimonies, so we don’t do it? Or are evangelistic ministries turning to technology and the internet, abandoning what they perceive to be outdated methods for reaching the lost of for Jesus Christ? Or are we simply too afraid that the world is just too cruel , too nasty, and too mean and anything could happen to us out there? The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Lord, please send us some street walkers this season!


Join our discussions on Effective Evangelism with the Saving S.O.U.L.S. (Saints Organized and United to See the Lost Saved) group on the Jesus Saves Ministries Social Network.

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

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Washington Readies for Martin Luther King Jr.'s Memorial Unveiling - BCNN1

The sun was fading behind the old rooming house that James Earl Ray used to view the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. In the parking lot of the Memphis landmark was an old white Cadillac, just like the one parked there April 4, 1968.



Washington Readies for Martin Luther King Jr.'s Memorial Unveiling - BCNN1



Monday, August 15, 2011

Update: The Orlando Sentinel and WFTV Orlando Have Confirmed CNN/TVOne's Roland Martin's Breaking News Tweet that Pastor Zachery Tims Has Died; However, he Died on Friday and his Body Was Found Around 6 PM in a New York Hotel Room...Developing... - BCNN1#more


From: The Orlando Sentinel


Zachery Tims, senior pastor of New Destiny Christian Center, one of the largest congregations in Central Florida, was found dead in a New York City hotel room on Friday, according to several news sources.
"He was a great man," said Shirley Jackson, as she drove into the Apopka church property Sunday where dozens of people had gathered in the parking lot, many with tears in their eyes.

New Destiny had a growing membership of more than 7,500 worshipers. And the congregation was very active in the community, longtime Apopka Mayor John Land said.  More





Sunday, August 14, 2011

How to Have A Blessed Sunday!

By: Min. Angela Lee Price
"Let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near" Hebrews 10:25.

For many people, Sunday is their only day to sleep in, do yardwork, watch sports on television, do housework, or simply relax by the grill with family and friends. They guard their one special day with their lives, and even the "gates of hell" cannot prevent them from their self-appointed assignments. For them, church is not a mandate. It's an option, if at all, that often falls near the bottom on their list of things to do. They call it a blessed Sunday when the sun sets and they can sleep with their tasks complete.

And then there are the "bedside baptists," the people who feel they need God, but not the church and its "sanctified" traditions. They would rather spend Sundays perched in front of the television watching church on the cable stations, or by listening to it on the radio. They would rather "claim their blessing" by "sowing a seed" into a ministry in another state rather than to drop a dollar in the offering plate at their local church. Without a "Holy hug" nor handshake, nor a "Good Morning! Good to see you," they call it a blessed Sunday when the credits roll on their favorite televangelist or gospel show and they have "experienced God" alone, all by themselves.

These two groups of people are missing the real blessing Sundays bring. A blessed Sunday includes the worship of the True and Living God in fellowship with other believers. Hebrews 10:25 tells us worshipping and fellowshipping together is not an option, but a mandate. *Here are four reasons we should make it a habit of worshipping God together every Sunday in fellowship with other believers:

  1.  Fellowship provides encouragement and love. Being in the presence of other believers can encourge us to live for Christ, as well as give us a sense of belonging and acceptance that we don't receive from the world
  2. Fellowship allows us to learn from spiritually mature Christians.  In the biblical account of the early church, we are told how the apostle Paul's friends, Priscilla and Aquila, took time to help another believer lern more about Jesus (see Acts 18:26). Likewise, younger Christians and new believers will have the opportunity to gain spiritual wisdom and insight from more mature Christians.
  3. Fellowship helps us discern false teachings.  The Bible warns of false teachers and teachings, to which the young and immature believe is especially susceptible because they lack spiritual understanding. A healthy, Bible-teaching chuch will encourage new believers in their growth and help them discern truth from error.
  4. Fellowship prepares us for Christ's return.  As the day for Christ's return comes closer, we need to help each other through difficult times and keep our problems in perspective. We also need to encourage each other to live holy lives and to share God's Good News with others in the time that remains. God wants the body of Christ to stand out and be a light in these dark and evil days.
These are just four reasons to assemble together with other believers on Sundays. Also, God tells us in the Ten Commandments to honor the Sabbath Day and keep it holy (Deut. 5:12). God tells us to seek first His Kingdom and Righteousness (Matt. 6:33). Regardless of whether you or a Saturday or Sunday worshipper, the point is we are called to worship and fellowship together. There are no lone ranger Christians. Have a blessed Sunday this Sunday. If you have strayed away from Christian fellowship, step out on faith and begin again. Find a healthy, Bible-believing church and attend. Do it not for the preacher, nor for the choir, nor for your family and friends. Do it because it is the only way to truly have a blessed Sunday.
*4 reasons found in New Believer's Bible, first steps for new Christians, New Living Translation., page 1119.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Celebrity Co-Chairs Announced for MLK Memorial Dedication, Top Entertainers Join VIP Participants to Celebrate the Dream


Washington (August 4, 2011) - Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Berry Gordy, Jr., George Lucas, Jamie Foxx and Clarence Avant will serve as celebrity co-chairs for the Dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C. this month. The Memorial, the first on the National Mall to honor a man of peace, hope, and color, will be dedicated on August 28 in a West Potomac Park ceremony on the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. King's historic "I Have a Dream" speech.

Members of the King Family, civil rights leaders including Congressman John Lewis, Ambassador Andy Young, Reverend Al Sharpton, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and Reverend Joseph Lowery, and Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar will play a role in several events in the nation's capital to celebrate the Memorial's dedication August 24 through 28. Former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman, General Colin Powell, Tom Brokaw, Maya Angelou, Alpha Phi Alpha General President Herman "Skip" Mason, Jr., Tommy Hilfiger, General Motors Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson, leaders of the faith-based community and more will participate in Dedication Week events. President Barack Obama will deliver remarks during the August 28 Dedication Ceremony.

"We deeply appreciate the support of Stevie, Aretha, Berry, George, Jamie, and Clarence, leaders from the entertainment community, who believe in and portray Dr. King's universal messages of democracy, hope, justice, and love," said Harry E. Johnson, Sr., president and CEO of the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. "The Dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial has been long-awaited, and people from around the world are coming to experience this tremendous, historic moment. We are excited to welcome them all."

The General Motors Foundation and Chevrolet will serve as the Dedication Chair and Dedication Co-Chair is The Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation. Dedication Vice Chairs include Aetna, Boeing, BP, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, GE McDonalds, Travelers, and Wal-Mart Stores.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will be dedicated on August 28 at 11 a.m. A pre-dedication program will commence at 8:45 a.m. and a post-dedication concert will follow the ceremony. Dedication Week events include:

•Honoring Global Leaders for Peace International Salute Gala: In celebration of Dr. King's quest for worldwide equality and peace and in tribute to international leaders who share that commitment.
•Honoring Past, Present Future Pioneers Civil Rights Pioneers Luncheon: In recognition of those who dared to stand with Dr. King, those who dare to stand for the dream today, and those who dare future generations to continue to stand for social justice and equality.
•Partners in the Dream Public Expo: Information booths, performances, and a tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., free and open to the public.
•The Message in the Music Concert of Civil Rights Era Music: Entertainment artists will perform legendary sounds of the Civil Rights Movement inspiring hope, strength, and change. •Women Who Dare to Dream Luncheon Honoring Women Civil Rights Leaders: Honoring the women of the Civil Rights Movement whose legacy of strength and dignity continues to inspire hope and special tribute to Coretta Scott King. •Interfaith Prayer Service: In recognition of faith as a guiding source for Dr. King's mission, life, and legacy. •Dream Keepers Encouraging Future Leaders Youth Symposium: Afternoon forum inspiring youth to spread Dr. King's universal, timeless messages and to live to their potential. •The Celebration Dream Gala: A gala salute and momentous celebration honoring those whose support has made the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial a reality. For more information about the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication and Dedication Week events, please visit www.DedicatetheDream.org or contact Sara Neumann at sneumann@susandavis.com or 202.414.0788.

About the Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc.
A Memorial honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is being completed on the National Mall, situated adjacent to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and in a direct line between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials. Congress passed a Joint Resolution in 1996 authorizing Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. to establish a Memorial in Washington, D.C. honoring Dr. King. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial will be dedicated on August 28, 2011. McKissack & McKissack / Turner Construction Company / Tompkins Builders, Inc. / Gilford Corporation Joint Venture serves as the Design-Build Team. For more information or to make a donation, visit www.buildthedream.org.

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Friday, August 05, 2011

Don't Worry, Mr. President. Be Happy?

Min. Angela Lee Price

President Obama turned 50 yesterday, and the article Obama at 50: Older, Wiser ... Happier? talks about people being "happier" at middle age. The article cites a study that says that at around ages 45-50, worry and anger plummets and a person's "happiness" levels rises significantly. With all that the president has gone through with the debt ceiling compromise, and is facing with the economy and with two wars, if anybody has a reason NOT to be happy at 50, it's President Obama. The joke about presidents is they grey faster due to the high levels of stress that comes with the job. I am seeing a lot of grey in President Obama's head these days.

The one thing that stood out to me in the article is the use of the word "happy." I prefer the word "joy." Joy is a fruit of the spirit (Gal. 5:22). It is God given. Happiness is man driven. Happiness is predicated on external factors, whether one has money, prestige, degrees, and all of the "to do's" completed on their check list. Joy is not. It is God given. Do you think it is true that people are "happier" at middle age?

What about young people in the Bible....Mary at age 13 or 14 finding out she is pregnant, not by Joseph but by God......Timothy pastoring the church at Ephesus at a young age....the prodigal son spending all his money of riotous living.....David being called to rule Israel at a young age? These young people were under a lot of stress, but were their lives man driven or God driven?

I just think equating happiness with age is a farce. If people are nourished on the Word of God and live by Godly principles, they can begin to have joy at any age.  The rich, young ruler could have had joy, but he wouldn't give up his possessions and follow Jesus.  This joy that I have the world didn't give it to me, and the world can't take it away!

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