Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Prayer for the Lost to Be Saved

Jesus Saves Ministries October Prayer Calender
October 30th:
A Prayer for the Lost to be Saved
By: Min. Angela Lee Price, Member Services Director, St. Stephen Church, Louisville, KY

Father, We have come to You by faith this month viligently interceding with all types of prayers in accordance with Your Word (Ephesians 6:18, James 5:15). We believe that the effectual fervent prayers of the righteous availeth much (James 5:16). We pray today for the lost to be saved. We know it is Your will that none should perish for Your Word says, "For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13). Your Word says, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16). We thank You, O Lord, Jesus saves!
We pray also for new believers to be baptized. Your Word says, "Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost" (Acts 2:38). Baptism, Oh Lord, is the first step in obedience to You. Father, Your Son Jesus was baptized and You were there with the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:16-17)! Not only where You there, Lord, but You spoke saying, "this is my beloved Son in whom I'm well pleased (3:17)" Be pleased with baptism candidates as they prepare for this special occasion in their lives. Don't let the devil steal their joy or any gifts You have given them. We thank you that the wind, and the waves obey Your voice. Finally, Father, we pray for those who has been baptized for all the wrong reasons. May they re-examine themselves by the light of Scripture and run to Your pool for You are a Holy God. In Jesus Name, Amen!

Thank you to everyone who submitted prayers to the Jesus Saves Ministries October United Prayer Initiative, 31 Days of Focused Prayer, and with us. The Scripture say, "We two or three are gathered in my Name I am in the midst." By faith, we know that God has heard our cries for salvation, deliverance, sanctification, spiritual growth for His people, for this nation and for the world. Our plan is to compile the prayers into a keepsake Prayer Journal. The journal will be available at no cost via PDF or for the cost of printing for a bound version. We pray God will use the prayer journal to do exceeding abundantly above all we could ask or think. Keep posting your prayers, and prayer requests in The Prayers of the Righteous Group. We believe the effectual fervent prayers of the righteous availeth much!

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

I Shall Live And Not Die (In Memory of Louise O. Smith)

By: Min. Angela Lee Price

Thank you for your prayers for me and my family during our time of bereavement. God is good! He provided traveling grace to me, my husband, and to my family who traveled from New York to the wonderful homegoing celebration of my aunt Louise Smith on Monday, October 24th, Mars Hill Baptist Church, Dallas, Georgia. The pastor, Rev. Robert Bryant officiated. Mars Hill is the oldest African American church in Paulding County, Georgia. It was founded in 1866 and is 145 years old. My uncle John Smith, aunt Louise's husband was laid to rest there a few years ago.
Aunt Louise was the matriarch of our family on my mother's side. She was 94. Our foreparents endured much, sacrificed their very lives to path the way for the freedoms we enjoy, and take for granted. Louise Smith was born September 21, 1917 at a time when the legacy of slavery, segregation and discrimination weighed heavily on black america.

I was blessed with the awesome assignment of delivering the eulogy. The Lord gave me a passage in the book of Romans on that super highway to heaven, the Roman Road. The message was entitled, I Shall Live And Not Die, based on Romans 10:13, "For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." I stated that there is a time to be born and a time to die, a time to weep and a time to mourn (Ecclesiates 3:1-4). Approximately 1,700 have died in the war in Afghanistan and 4,500 have died in the war in Iraq.Death happens to us all, Michael Jackson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Height, Osama Bin Laden, Muammar Gaddafi, and Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth who was eulogized on October 24th as well.

There are two ways we can respond to death, in time and in eternity. We can respond to death in time by making preparations for death. Though we are siting in our padded pews, we are in transit. We are going somewhere. We are going to die. We need to gather policies, make funeral arrangements early and not put it off. Confusion happens and burden is placed on surviving family members when we don't act responsibly and prepare for death. Secondly, we need to grieve responsibilty. We need to stop telling our boys and males, "Big boys don't cry," "Real men don't cry." That is a lie from hell. David, Abraham, Hezekiah, Joseph, Jeremiah, Peter, and Jesus all cried. I quoted my pastor, Rev. Kevin Cosby who stated in the sermon, When You Just Can't Get Over It, "We have faith and we have feelings... We need a cry room for adults and well as for babies, a place to deal with unresolved pain and hope...Grief is the emotional sorrow caused by the loss of anyone or anything we have a strong emotional attachment to."

We prepare for death in time, and we should prepare for death in eternity. Louise Smith was a godly woman, a loving and devoted sister, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, great aunt, friend and devoted wife to one husband for 65 years. Not only was she all these things, she was wise beyond her years. She called on the name of the Lord in her youth, confessed Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and dared to declare in the face of racism, depression, wars, sickness and disease, "I shall live and not die!" She dealt with death in time too, saying "I will bless the Lord at all times. His praises shall continually be in my mouth....(Psalm 34). Hers was a Christian faith that declared, "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). Louise Smith called on the Lord at an early age in Pineland, South Carolina, long before she made it to New York, New Jersey, and Georgia. She knew, as Marvin Sapp sings, she never woulda made it without the Lord. She woulda lost it all.

We can travel the super highway to heaven, along Route 66, the 66 books of the Bible, and particularly the Roman Road,
Romans 3:23
Romans 5:8
Romans 6:23
Romans 10:9
Romans 10:13
and dare to declare, "I shall live and not die."

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The following song by gospel artist Denise McCoy, midday host at Praise 102.5 in Atlanta, although not used at the homegoing, is fitting. It is entitled, I Shall Live And Not Die.

Thank you again for your prayers and participation here in even my absence! You all are a true blessing!

Related Post:  In Memory of Altmon Orr 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Parents, It's Time to Show Up and Show Out!

By:  Min.  Angela Lee Price

"As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water.  At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit God descending like a dove and lighting on him.  And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased." Matthew 3:16-17

I have been focusing on the baptism of Jesus this year. There, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit were present. The Father speaks, the Holy Spirit descends, and the Son is baptized. In the vernacular of church folk, they "showed up and showed out!" This is the best example of the Trinity in the bible. Hallelujah! Glory to God!

In an age when too many children are fatherless and/or parents choose not to attend major events in their children's lives, it is significant that not only is the Father present at the baptism of Jesus, but that He speaks. He acknowledges His love for His Son and how proud (well pleased) He is of Him, "And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased" (Matt. 3:18). Our children need our love and support. They need the confidence that only parents and guardians can give. It says to me that with baptisms being of such significance in the lives of our children and family members, that if God and the Holy Spirit can take the time to show up for Jesus' baptism, we ought show up for our children's baptisms, birthdays, graduations, weddings, recitals, award ceremonies, and other events, for that matter, -- and, moreover, as born-again believers we ought get in the baptismal pool with them. Many churches allow their church members to assist in the baptism of their family members. This makes the baptism a special moment not just for the person being baptized, but for the family.

It is significant, too that the Holy Spirit is present, "...and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on Him" (Matt. 3:17). We are reassured that Jesus was well qualified to do what God sent Him here to do. He was given the authority and He the power. Immediately after, Jesus is led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan, and He begins his ministry (Matt 4:12-22). At salvation, we are sealed with the Spirit of God. This means we have all we need to do what God has called us to do. Glory to God!

I pray now, in the name of Jesus, that more people will be dipped this year, that they will repent of their sins, accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, and be baptized (Act 2:38). For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). I pray, too, that parents will resolve to do the right thing in 2011 by their children -- make time for them, explain to them who Jesus is, and talk with them about accepting Jesus as Lord and Savior. I pray, Lord, that parents will show up with their children at church, and at their baptism. And then, Father, my prayer is that parents will begin to show up for their children at school, and at all those important events in their lives, show out even! Our children need their parents, Oh Lord, guardians, grandparents, God parents, mentors, and the adults in their lives to acknowledge and support them. Help us to give our young people the love, support, confidence, and tools they need to succeed as Christians and in this world. Amen.

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

Sunday, October 16, 2011

WATCH: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedicated in DC - BCNN1

President Barack Obama saluted Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Sunday as a man who "stirred our conscience" and made the Union "more perfect," rejoicing in the dedication of a monument memorializing the slain civil rights leader's life and work.
"I know we will overcome," Obama proclaimed, standing the 30-foot granite monument to King on the National Mall. "I know this," the president said, "because of the man towering over us."

Obama and his wife, Michelle, and Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, joined a host of civil rights figures for the dedication on the sun-splashed Mall. Designed as what King described as a stone of hope hewn from a mountain of despair, the memorial is the first to a black man on the National Mall and its parks.

"He had faith in us," said Obama, who was 6 when King was assassinated in 1968. Obama told the crowd, "And that is why he belongs on this Mall: Because he saw what we might become."

The dedication has special meaning for the Obamas. The president credits King with paving his way to the White House. Before his remarks, he left signed copies of his inaugural speech and 2008 convention address in a time capsule at the monument site. The first couple and daughters Malia and Sasha made a more private visit to the site on Friday night, before the crowds and the cameras arrived.

In his talk, he focused on King's broad themes - equality, justice and peaceful resistance - as the nation confronts, 48 years later, some of the same issues of war, an economic crisis and a lingering distrust of government in some quarters.
WATCH: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedicated in DC - BCNN1

Obama, Aretha Franklin to Headline MLK Monument Dedication this Weekend - BCNN1

President Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address and Aretha Franklin will headline the entertainers at this weekend's dedication of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall.

The dedication was postponed from late August because of Hurricane Irene.

Journalist Roland Martin will be the emcee. Besides Obama, speakers will include civil rights leaders Julian Bond, Rep. John Lewis, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and members of the King family. Journalist Dan Rather will also speak.

A ceremonial dedication will be held at 11 a.m. on the grounds of the memorial, where the queen of soul will perform.

The towering 30-foot monument is the first dedicated to a black leader on the National Mall.

King stands with his arms crossed, carved from a stone and looking toward the horizon.

Source:  The Associated Press
Obama, Aretha Franklin to Headline MLK Monument Dedication this Weekend - BCNN1

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sisters Road to Freedom Hosts First Annual Women's Conference

By: Min. Angela Lee Price
Much love and congrats to Therese Warrick (left with me) founder, Sisters Road to Freedom, Inc., Lexington, KY on their first women's conference, A Conversation Among Hannah's Sisters, Saturday, October 8th, the Homewood Suites Hilton Hotel. This conference was a tremendous blessing for all in attendance!  Speakers included Rev. Dr. Felix G. Williams, III, opening prayer, Sis. Chantel Depp, A Conversation on the Mental Health of Hannah's Sisters, Ms. Shirley Riley, Foundation of Money Management, PNC Bank, Evangelist Eva Gooch, closing prayer, and myself, A Conversation Among Hannah's Sisters.

My topic was Hannah: The Power of Persistent Prayer, 1 Samual 1:1-20. I divided the women into four tables and had them to discuss:
1) The "Conversation" between Hannah and Penniniah;
2) The Conversation between Hannah and her Partner;
3) The Conversation between Hannah and the Priest; and 4) The Conversations between Hannah and her Provider.

The women shared much and learned much from this story of a Hannah, a barren women, provoked by her husband's other wife, who cried out in persistent prayer to God for a child. God answered her prayer in the course of time and gave her the prophet, priest, and last judge Samuel, one of the greatest prophets in the Old Testament.

Sisters Road to Freedom, Inc. is a non-profit organization providing sisters with inspiration and encouragement through the Gospel of Jesus Christ; providing hands-on assistances to Sisters in every aspect of their lives - spiritual, mental, physical, educational, and medical, which  will enable them to become virtuous women of God.

We invite you to join the Jesus Saves Social Network where this month we are praying persistently for God's will to be done in our lives, families, churches, ministries, and communities. Jesus saves!

Friday, October 07, 2011

Louisville Gospel Radio GM, Bill Price Celebrates Birthday

Happy Birthday to Min. Angela's husband, Bill Price, General Manager, WLOU and WLLV Radio Stations, Louisville....And Many More!

The Price family celebrated Bill's birthday at KT's Restaurant on October 6th. Staff of both stations signed stuffed singing cupcake and contributed birthday cake to celebration.
A special thanks to Jesus Saves Social Network and facebook, and radio friends who shouted-out to Bill on his special day! Bill is big on birthdays and has enjoyed shouting out thousands of birthdays over the 35+ years he has served the Louisville market.

Bill's Birthday Speech, "These Are the Best Days of My Life."

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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

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From: 10-04-11
Most pastors and church leaders will tell you that they want the singers to sing and then don't say anything else. That's a little secret among pastors that most in the church do not know.

In fact, pastors cringe with nervousness when singers start talking before they sing, or if they start talking after they sing, or even if they start praying. I know that many musicians and church people do not know this, but most pastors just want the singer to sing and exit the stage as fast as possible.

But Tony Evans bucked the system tonight and allowed Kirk Franklin to preach, not sing, but Preach!

One of the things that Kirk Franklin said was that "Pastors and church leaders, while you have been busy trying to build your church, get on TBN, and keep up with your twenty-five 'armor-bearers,' you have lost your influence, your families, and the young people who used to come to your church and you need to humble your selves and repent." He also said that 'I personally know all of the superstar pastors and churches that have crashed and failed over the past seven years -- and the thing that hurts me the most is that I hardly ever saw any humility among these church leaders.'

The entire church needs to hear this message from this singer who has become a seer.
We strongly encourage you to get the tape or CD from

Hear Suzette Caldwell at 9:00 am, Dr. Tony Evans at 10:45 am, and Joe Stowell at 8:45 pm live tomorrow, Wednesday, October 5th (Central Time). Tune in live at BCNN3.TV, GLBN.TV, GoToChurchOnline.TV, or WhyteHouse.TV.

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