Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Happenings on JSM and the Gravity of Gospel Hip Hop

The Gravity of Gospel Hip Hop
By: Min. Angela Lee Price
Embracing contemporary gospel music may not be the answer for every church congregation, but it can be a way to keep young people from slipping into what secular hip hop mogul Jay-Z calls “the wild.” Jay-Z won a Grammy in February for "No Church In The Wild", his collaboration with Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream, a song that prophetically and pathetically describes the state of postmodern America. He says society has gotten so bad that people have been reduced to nothing, to a mob. In the hook, he rhetorically asks, "What’s a mob to a King? What’s a king to a God? What’s a God to a non-believer who don’t believe in anything?" In a violent and troubled time, Jay-Z is asking where is the church? He is being facetious because to him the answer is clear. The church is nonexistent. It is ineffective. There is no church in the wild, the wilderness. To a great degree he is right. In a time when people show no respect for God nor for human life, the church has become ineffective, a social gathering place. Even Bishop T.D. Jakes, one of the most well-known preachers on the planet said recently that he's tired of the "Hollywood Spirit" in the church.
I am so glad God is raising up a new generation of young men and women in this postmodern age who are not afraid to stand up against forces that speak against the church. God is gifting young people to speak truth to power with integrity, authority, and in the power of the Holy Spirit. While the church has its issues, the Bible declares that the gates of hell shall not prevail against her. The 21st century church has to stand up and begin to embrace our best and brightest young representatives, artists like Da Truth, and LeCrae, who has not only given a strong Christian retort to "No Church In the Wild" in his song, "Sacrifice," but also won a Grammy this year himself. LeCrae won a Grammy for “Best Gospel Album” for his groundbreaking "Gravity" CD. In winning the award, LeCrae made history becoming the first gospel hip hop artist to win a Grammy. LeCrae has proven that gospel hip hop can no longer be taken lightly. With gifted artists such as LeCrae giving a contemporary defense for the faith with integrity, Gospel hip hop has become an undeniable force in the gospel music industry.


Min. Angela Talks With Pastor, Renown Gospel Singer Alvin Darling
I have been wearing my "radio hat" more regularly these days, sitting in for the announcers on WLOU Radio. On Friday, April 19th, Pastor Alvin Darling stopped by the WLOU studios and talked with me and WLOU's afternoon announcer Brodric Purvis on air about pastoring two multi-cultural churches, one in New Jersey and the other in Long Island, NY, and his illustrious gospel music career, his affiliation with St. Jude Hospital, and new CD being released on April 23rd. He was in town for a St. Jude Benefit Concert at New Hope Baptist Church. I will be sitting in this Thursday and Friday for Purvis, so check me out on Praise Power 1350 WLOU and the New Praize 104.7 FM.
Who Got Skills? Hair Battle and Fashion Show

Jesus Saves Social Network members Alayna Middleton, Monica Hughes, with model Alisha Aniton hanging out with me at the Jesus Saves Ministries table at the Who Got Skills? Hair Battle and Fashion Show on Sunday, April 21st at The Venue in Louisville. Alisha, in the middle, modeled in the fashion show. PraisePower 1350 WLOU and the New Praize 104.7 FM sponsored this first-time event, and awarded $1,200 in cash and prizes to barbers and Cosmetologists in several categories. Check out the pictures on facebook.com/praize1047.

My Brother Marvin Stage Play Responses:
"Thanks for the tickets to My Brother Marvin. My wife and I did make it to the 7:30 PM showing and we enjoyed ourselves. The play depicted how Marvin's life came to a tragic end and the play brought it all back to life for a moment. I enjoyed the second half best as it was filled with singing. This was the first time that my wife (of 45 years) and I had been out on a date night for a while and we both enjoyed ourselves." Steve Jones, Louisville
I went to see this play last night with my sister THANKS 2 PRAISEPOWER1350 WLOU. WE had a GREAT time. You never know someone's story until they either die or get killed. Kim Scott, Louisville
The play was great!!! It would have better if we could have heard some of Marvin's songs! Mary Johnson, Louisville
Thank you PraizePower 1350 WLOU for the tickets! It was a great play and we also missed all those original hits of Marvin's. Linda Spencer, Louisville

Whispers of God's Love
Jesus Saves Ministries has released this short eight-page e-booklet or women entitled, Whispers of God's Love - 2013.pdf,, 2nd Edition, of original devotions and prayers by a few of the women bloggers, ministers, and evangelists on the Jesus Saves Social Network. There is a prayer on foster parenting and adoption, a prayer on helping you manage your finances, a devotion with testimony on contentment, a devotion on letting God fight your battles, another on growing in Christ based on the book of Ephesians, and a devotion to encourage women who are struggling with their weight. God has given our contributors a word of encouragement just for women. We hope "Whispers of God's Love," 2nd Edition, will aide and encourage you, or the women in your life in mending, comprehending, defending, and recommending the gospel of Jesus Christ to others. Please download and share it with your friends, relatives, co-workers, church members, Christians who need to be strengthened in their trials, and to the unsaved. Don't let the flowers be the only thing growing in this season. Now, grow and go with Whispers of God's love!

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I'm a single woman. I love to laugh and have fun. I'm also a Christian and love God. I am a member of Mt Zion Apostolic Church. My Favorite Preachers include Bishop Lambert Gates Sr. My favorite gospel artists include Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp.

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The Uprising Pastor's Conference Was Held on April 18th

Ange Canessa posted this picture and a comment from the Uprising Conference hosted by his church, Quest Community Church, Lexington, KY.
The fourth annual Uprising conference called pastors and church leaders together on Thursday, April 18th. It featured speakers Steven Furtick and Mark Ashton, among others. Pastors and church leaders in attendance in previous years were emboldened and impassioned to make the Gospel of Jesus Christ the central focus of their church.
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Thank you Rev. Angie. Lots of folks were in that same spot, where Jesus broke our hearts for what breaks His. We are ministers of reconciliation (2 Cor 5:17-21). That's where I wanna be, what we were called to do.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit At Pentecost

"When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.    And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability" Acts 2:1-4 (NRSV).


What an awesome Sunday school lesson we had on Acts Chapter 2 on Sunday! The lesson was entitled, The Signature of the Holy Spirit. In this lesson we discussed the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.  A signature by definition is "the name of a person or a mark or sign representing his name, marked by himself or by an authorized deputy; 2. the act of signing one's name; 3.  a distinctive mark, characteristic, etc., that identifies a person or thing (freedictionary.com).  The signature of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost included distinguishing marks or characteristics, that gave evidence, effect, and explanation of His coming. Jesus tarried on the earth 40 days after His resurrection preparing the disciples for the promised new move of God, the Comforter, the Holy Spirit.  The bible says, "He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for the Father's promise.  This, He said, "is what you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now (Acts 1:4-5).  The Holy Spirit came suddenly. There was a source, from heaven. There was sound like a rushing wind. The was  sight, cloven tongues as of fire descending on each person. There was speaking, Galileans (uneducated people) in different languages they had not learned, and Peter speaking, explaining the event as what was prophesied by the prophet Joel.  The result of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit and Peter's preaching repentance for the remission of sin was the Kingdom received an abundant harvest of souls as 3,000 received Christ, were baptized and were added to the church that day (v 41).
 
In this Acts 2, we see the birth of the early church.  The Holy Spirit showed up suddenly without expectation and invitation (Acts 2:1). No one had to invite Him to the Birthday celebration.  He hosted it Himself.   God is all knowing, all powerful, and everywhere simultaneously. He doesn't need to be "asked in," or "invited into this place," for David declared, "The earth is the Lord's and the fullness there of, the world any they that dwell therein" Psalm 24:1.  There is no where you can go, and God is not there.  Psalm 139:8 states, "If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there." It would do us good to take the Holy Spirit off our agendas, and get on His agenda.

The reason the Holy Spirit shows up and shows out with such fanfair, engaging miracle three of the five senses, sight, sound, and speech, was because God needed to get their attention.  He needed them to understand that there was about to be a radical shift in how they worshipped God and related to Him.   The outpouring of the Holy Spirit signaled  relocating of the manifest presence, Shekinah Glory of God from the temple in Jerusalem to the new temple in the believer.
 
We overlook all the ways God gives us "tongues," although not exactly like in the text. I studied intensive Spanish in high school and college but I didn't have the faith to stick with it. I know only a few words when I hear them and can speak even less. What happened at Pentecost was a move of God because the uneducated Galileans never learned the languages they spoke. What I am talking about are the ways we switch between "languages" at work, home, and church everyday without attributing that as a working of the Holy Spirit.
 
When I worked at Humana, I struggled to understand what they were talking about in some departments because I couldn't speak the "language. "The codes and terms used differed across departments. I had to know enough to communicate with everybody. We are blessed when we can understand people from different backgrounds, even the youth with their hip hop language.
 
I am certainly believe that our youth should get an education, but just because some of our youth don't speak the King's English doesn't mean they are not intelligent. We do our youth a disservice when we judge them too quickly by their cover, their appearance and their language without taking the time to get to know them and understand where they are coming from.
 
I love it when God opens the eyes of my understanding to see what was there all along! Oh, to see as God sees! Oh, to have a revelation, and be able to share it with others! It makes my heart happy, and my toes tingle! That is why Sunday school and regular bible study and word-based small groups are so important. People who go to church for worship alone don't grow as they could or should. We are praying for the manifest presence of God in our lives, a move of the Holy Spirit! Let us know the Lord and the power of His resurrection!  Jesus saves!

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

It's A Spiritual Gift: Don't Get It Twisted

Rev. Angela Lee Price
"When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.    And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them.  All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. Acts 2:1-4 (NRSV)
Have you ever tried to do something nice for someone only to have them read into your gesture something that wasn't there? A friend, co-worker, brother or sister in Christ "gets it twisted" and starts smiling, and staring at you as if to say, "I know you like me," after you compliment their shoes. You invite a friend to stay temporarily in your home while in their crisis situation only to discover they've "gotten it twisted," and you can't get rid of them months after they've gotten through their "going through." Your generous gifts were misunderstood, misapplied and misused.

The Lord has done something nice. He has given spiritual gifts to Christians by way of the Holy Spirit, but often His gifts are misunderstood, misapplied and misused.  Spiritual gifts "prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Ephesians 4:12-13 (NIV)." Spiritual gifts are important to the body of Christ and when they are misunderstood, misapplied, or misused, the saints suffer and the church is crippled.

Spiritual gifts is a subject about which there is much debate within Christianity, and many have "gotten it twisted." Some Christians believe all, or certain gifts, ceased in the first century and none, or only a few, are available to 21st century believers. Other Christians believe all spiritual gifts are available to believers today through the Holy Spirit. Of those who believe in gifts of the Spirit, there is great debate over when certain gifts are received. The early church first experienced the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, 50 days after Passover.  Today, many Christians believe spiritual gifts are given to believers when they accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.  Still others believe Christians can receive a “Second Blessing” at some date subsequent to conversion which is evidenced by speaking in tongues.

Although fire as cloven or divided tongues rested on the disciples at Pentecost, the subject of speaking in tongues while debated should not divide the body of Christ. 

Spiritual gifts are found in four key passages in the Bible, Romans 12, l Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4, and 1 Peter 4. Opinions differ over the actual number of gifts in those and other ancillary verses. Spiritual gifts differ from talents in that talents are given to unbelievers and spiritual gifts are given to believers when they are born again. Talents, like gifts, can and should be use to glorify God.

In my sanctified imagination, this is me at nine months asking, "What's inside these gifts?" Is it administration, apostleship, celibacy, discernment, evangelism, exhortation, faith, giving, healing, helps, hospitality, knowledge, leadership, martydom, mercy, miracles, missionary, pastor, prophecy, service, teaching, voluntary poverty, tongues, the interpretation of tongues, wisdom?

Do you know the difference between clairvoyance and the gift of prophecy? Is the office of apostleship the same today as it was in the first century? Did you know that people in the occult speak in tongues and chant "Jesus" to invoke the powers of darkness? The Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 12:1, "Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant." Satan is a master of the counterfeit. Research spiritual gifts thoroughly. Enroll in a spiritual gifts class, complete a spiritual gifts assessment, and don't "get it twisted."

The exercising of spiritual gifts not only makes us more effective Christians and strengthens our relationship with Jesus Christ, but also comes with a promise of protection against the attacks of the enemy, "Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth 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. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. Ephesians 4:14-16 (NIV)."

The Detroit News carried a humorous little story about Bill Cosby's aged mother that illustrates how useless gifts are unless they are used. She had been raised in poverty, and the family had very little money as Bill was growing up. As a result, she never had modern conveniences and had gotten accustomed to doing things the hard way. When the children were old enough to get jobs, they often gave their mother appliances as Christmas gifts to make her life easier. But she wouldn't use them. Bill especially remembered that after a while his mother had two or three toasters. But she left them in their boxes and put them on top of the refrigerator. At breakfast she would still do the toast in the oven. If the boys protested, she would say, "Leave them on the refrigerator. I am used to doing it the old way."

An unopened or unused gift is no gift at all. Know what's inside your spiritual gifts, stir up your gifts, or in other words, develop and use them, and don't "get it twisted!"


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

Friday, April 12, 2013

Grow and Go with Whispers of God's Love!

Spiritual formation is the process whereby Christians are mended, saved and transformed into the image of Jesus Christ, in order that they might continue to comprehend, defend, and recommend Jesus to the world. Every believer has been called to grow up! The Bible has something to say about the importance of moving from bibs to aprons, from being fed to feeding others. The book of Ephesians has a lot to say to us about spiritual maturity. In it, the Apostle Paul gives practical advice for growing in our faith and sharing our faith with the world.
Ephesians 2:3 tells us we were once separated from God through sin. But having received God’s Gift of salvation, His only begotten Son, we have been “put right,” with Him, saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ (vs 8-9). Because of God’s great love for us, therefore, believers have been mended.
God’s love for us is so great that Paul prayed for the church at Ephesus, that the church might be strengthen with the power to understand, or comprehend it (Ephesians 3: 14-19).

Paul reminds us that we are in spiritual battle. Our adversary is Satan. He instructs us in Ephesians 6 to put on the whole armor of God so that we can stand against the wiles of the enemy. Regarding our faith then, it is the duty of all believers to defend it.

Paul says “Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel…as I should” (Ephesians 6:19-20). Believers should not only grow in the faith, but share the faith with others. We should recommend it.

Jesus Saves Ministries is releasing this short eight-page e-booklet entitled, Whispers of God's Love - 2013.pdf, 2nd Edition, of original devotions and prayers by a few of the women bloggers, ministers, and evangelists on the Jesus Saves Social Network.
Included in the 2013 edition are:
Jackie (Jazlyn) Lee, Columbia, MD;
Evangelist Felecia Spaulding, Lima, OH;
Evangelist Cynthia Glenn, Louisville, KY;
Joyce Vaughn, Louisville, KY; and
Min. Angela Lee Price, Louisville, KY.
These ladies are some of our most active bloggers and supporters this year. We hope "Whispers of God's Love," 2nd Edition, will aide and encourage you in mending, comprehending, defending, and recommending the gospel of Jesus Christ to others. Please download and share it with your friends, relatives, co-workers, church members, Christians who need to be strengthened in their trials, and the unsaved. Now, grow and go with whispers of God's love!
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Monday, April 08, 2013

Louisville Basketball Has Chance to Win Both Men's and Women's Titles In Championship Games - BCNN1

Around midnight ET Monday, we should know whether something that's only happened once might happen again.
 
If the University of Louisville's men win the Division I basketball championship -- they play Michigan in a game set to start at 9:23 p.m. ET on CBS TV -- then there's a chance that this year both the men's and women's trophies will go to the same school.

The Louisville women are set to play Connecticut Tuesday night for the women's championship. That game airs at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

The only time the men's and women's titles were won by teams from the same university in the same year was in 2004. The school: Connecticut.

What are the chances this year? Well, the Louisville men are favored against Michigan. But UConn is expected to defeat Louisville in the women's championship.

Consider this, though: The Louisville women have already pulled off what NPR's Mike Pesca called the "biggest upset in women's college basketball history." They beat Baylor earlier in the tournament, 82-81.
So, could this be the year?

Source:  NPR, posted on blackchristiannews.com.

Louisville Basketball Has Chance to Win Both Men's and Women's Titles In Championship Games - BCNN1


Friday, April 05, 2013

Highlights: DIVAS for Christ Seven Last Words Good Friday Service


Hosted by DIVAS for Christ (Divinely Inspired Virtuous & Victoriously Anointed Sisters), seven preaching women presented the Seven Last Words of Christ on Good Friday, March 29th, at Shawnee Christian Church. This was a glorious Good Friday service! The Spirit of the Lord moved among the congregation as the ministers preached with power.
Preaching the Seven Last Words, also known as the Seven Last Sayings of Jesus on the Cross, were Rev. Yvonne McCoy, Chaplain, Norton Hospital; Rev. Syvoskia Bray Pope, Associate Minister, St. Peter United Church of Christ; Rev. Mary Frances Stiner, Associate Minister, First Gethsemane Baptist Church; Rev. Brenda Burney, Chaplain, Veterans Administration Hospital; Rev. Angela Lee Price, Associate Minister, St. Stephen Church/Founder, Jesus Saves Ministries; Rev. Cassandra Harris-Gray, Co-Pastor, New Mt. Zion Church, Shelbyville, KY; and Rev. Amariah McIntosh, Pastor, Phillips Memorial CME, Lexington. The Mime Ministry of Speechless For Christ rendered a stirring liturgical presentation.

The Lord has promised that His word shall not return void! So, with the help of the preaching ministers, we have prepared to share with you these brief highlights featuring main points in the ministers' own words from each of their sermons. May the Lord add a blessing to the readers and doers of His most Holy Word.

"Good Friday is a reminder that it's Friday but Sunday is coming. Lest we forget Gethsemane and the agony, we must be led back to Calvary. We were truly blessed by the Divas for Christ seven anointed women who preached the seven last words and reminded us of the cost for our debt cancellation. Jesus paid it all and now we are debt free! Thank you for Calvary" Rev. Altonnette Hawkins, Pastor, Shawnee Christian Church and Founder, Divas for Christ, Louisville, KY.

The 1st Word:
"Father, forgive them for they know not what they do" (Luke 23:34). "Jesus' final words were not recorded just for posterity, but for a purpose. He wanted us to hear his heart at the moment it was being poured out for us. When the nails pierced the hand of Christ, love poured forth and love covered a multitude of sins. We can see the love that pours out from His wounds, directed at us! He gave His life so that we may live. We are forgiven because He was forsaken - that is amazing love! We have been freely forgiven; therefore let us freely forgive and love one another just as Christ demonstrated His love for us." Rev. Yvonne McCoy, Chaplain, Norton Hospital, Louisville, KY

The 2nd Word:
"And Jesus replied, I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:43 NLT). "We have the assurance at the cross from Jesus, that in our darkest hours he will remember us, he will lead us, he will guide us and never forsake us. He has prepared a place for the repented sinner. The bible teaches un 2 Chronicles, ‘If my people will humble themselves and pray and turn from their wicked ways, then they shall see and hear from heaven.” Jesus came for the lost sinners, when we leave this place, we are going to a heavenly paradise where we will have joy, peace and everlasting life." Rev. Syvoskia Bray Pope, St. Peter United Church of Christ, Louisville, KY

The 3rd Word:
"When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son. Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother. And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home" (John 19:26-27). "My sermon was entitled, 'Adopted From the Cross.' If I could summarize my comments on adoption, it would be as baptized believers we are are adopted into the family of God, we are kin to each other, and we are family. This adoption began on the cross when Jesus made a way for John to adopt his mother, Mary, take her into his home, and treat her as his mother. However, thanks be unto God, the adoption process did not stop there. Through Jesus' death and resurrection, a way was made for us to be adopted into the royal family of God, and we are connected to each other as sisters and brothers, as one family under God, a royal priesthood/family of adopted, baptized believers." Rev. Mary Frances Stiner, First Gethsemane Baptist Church, Louisville, KY
The 4th Word:
“And about the ninth hour Jesus gave a loud cry, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is, My God, my God, why are you turned away from me?" (Matthew 27:46). "My sermon was entitled, 'The Turning Point.' As Christ hung on the cross, a gift for us, one hundred percent human and divine who carried all the sins for humanity, the Word who became flesh… at this moment he experienced the weight of the world’s evil, He was destine to bear. The scripture says God cannot look on our sins, so as the Messiah bore those sins, God looked the other way, but held the hand of the Son of Man. This moment Christ cried out was a pivotal point in the events of the crucifixion. A cry to remind us to hold to God’s unchanging hands no matter what you are going through . . . . The crucifixion of Christ paid for the sins of all humanity; the turning point for salvation, and the fulfillment for His service for His creation." Rev. Brenda Burney, Chaplain, Veterans Administration Hospital, Louisville, KY

The 5th Word:
After this, Jesus, knowing all that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, "I thirst!" Now a vessel full of sour wine was siting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, and put it to His mouth ( John 19:28-29 KJV). Jesus secured a drink for his thirst as he suffered on the Cross. Jesus was thirsty because of how he was structured, he was fully God and fully Divine; because how he secured, for others first, and himself last; and because of how he satisfied, the Scriptures and not self. Isn't it ironic that in this crazy, mixed up world within which we live, that we are quick to satisfy self and not Scripture? Having been separated from his Father for the first time in his life, above all, Jesus thirsted for God. Jesus was thirsty because of how He satisfied the Father at the Cross, and He ought to be our source of satisfaction today. Drink from his cup! Min. Angela Lee Price, St. Stephen Church/Jesus Saves Ministries, Louisville, KY

The 6th Word:
When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit (John 19:30). "My words "It is Finished" March Madness...the Highlights 1. Jesus came with an assignment from God. He had a mandate to shut down the power of the kingdom of darkness. 2. Redeem us from the state of sin. 3. Usher in the kingdom of God. He accomplished this by giving himself up for this following the game plan of God even unto death. Satan and his dominion was conquered and the devil has no hold on us. We have all victory in Christ. The state of sin is broken. No longer condemned, we are free in Christ. His blood covers our sins. Hallelujah! We live in a new Kingdom with God no longer bound but as kingdom citizens with all rights as believers. What... Good News....such madness for him to go through in order to receive these blessings, but he finished the plan on the cross and proclaimed to all, IT IS FINISHED!!!!" Rev. Cassandra Harris-Gray, New Mt. Zion Baptist Church/Creative Spirits Counseling Center, Shelbyville, KY

The 7th Word:
"Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit" (Luke 23:46). "If Jesus could trust God enough to put his spirit in God's hands, why can't you trust God to put the things of your life in his hands? There's no safer, better place to be." Rev. Amariah McIntosh, Pastor, Phillips Memorial CME Church, Lexington KY

To find out more about Divas for Christ, an interdenominational sisterhood open to all women of the Christian faith, log onto divasforchrist.org.

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

'The Bible' Series Finale on the History Channel Draws 11.7 Million Viewers - BCNN1

Did you watch any of the episodes of "The Bible" miniseries? If so, we'd like to hear your feedback. CBNNews.com reports, "The series finale of the History Channel's "The Bible" got a big boost from viewers for its series finale on Easter Sunday. Deadline.com reported 11.7 million viewers tuned in, up 14 percent from the previous episode. The final installment included the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. The success of the series made The History Channel the top cable network for the month of March."


SOURCE: CBNNews.com





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