Friday, September 27, 2013

The Power of Persistent Prayer

I was asked recently, "How many times should we pray to God about the same thing?" God has given me the word that we need to be persistent in our prayers. Jesus tells us this in Luke 11:5-9 in the parable of the man who went to his friend at midnight for three loaves of bread. The story of Hannah praying to conceive a child is a story of persistence in prayer (1 Samuel 1:1-28). The widow pleading before the unjust judge for justice is another example of persistence paying off (Luke 18:1-8). Romans 12:12 says, "Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer."

We know that God does not always answer prayers the way we want Him to or expect Him to, however, the good news is that in these instances of persistent prayer, God said "yes"! This suggests that we have not, in many cases, because we ask not persistently.

When it comes to prayer, it's important that we are consistently and persistently asking God for the lost to be saved and for our prayer requests to line up with His will for our lives! We serve a God who is able to do exceeding, abundantly above all we can ask or think!

What are you asking God for? Post your prayer requests and prayers in the Prayers of the Righteous group, and keep on posting them, be persistent! Jesus saves!


The prayers of the righteous availeth much!! We invite you to join The Prayers of the Righteous Group on the Jesus Saves Social Network.




Join our prayer group, Prayers of the Righteous on the Jesus Saves Social Network. This group of intercessors lifts up the names of those who are sick & shut in, bereaved, and/or just standing in the need of prayer. We are fasting and praying for God’s will to be done in our homes, churches, schools, and communities. We are asking for souls to be saved, broken marriages and relationships mended, people healed and delivered of their afflictions, and spiritual growth for Christians. Become a prayer warrior. Post your prayers, prayer requests and join our discussions or start your own discussion. James 5:16 states the prayers of the righteous availeth much! Join us in praying for the unsaved, our communities and the nation.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Happenings on the Jesus Saves Social Network - September 20th

Min Angela Interviews Gospel Artist Fred Hammond, Coming to Louisville Friday, October 4th
I had the awesome opportunity to interview Fred Hammond on the "Mr. P In the Afternoon" radio show on Thursday, September 19th on PraizePower 1350 WLOU and the New Praize 104.7. Not only is Fred Hammond one of the greatest cutting-edge gospel innovators of our day, he is passionate in his call to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through medium of gospel music. He shared about how his mentor, Bishop Marvin Winans "took him to school" very early in his career, on being the originator of urban praise and worship in introducing the praise team concept to the black church (previously prevalent only in white churches), his method of rearranging classic traditional gospel songs, and reintroducing them to this generation, and how he step out on faith to establish his production company after being inspired by and having seen what producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and Prince were doing with their companies. He spoke to high divorce rate in the church as inspiration behind the project, "God, Love and Romance."
One of our callers asked about Hammond's relationship with Bishop T.D. Jakes as Hammond is often spotted in the audience sitting on the third row on The Potter's House television program. Hammond moved from Detroit to Dallas and has been attending The Potter's House for eight years. Oh, and Fred, I feel like we are on first-name basis now (LOL!), shared that his father is originally from Louisville and that he is related to some of the Hammonds from Louisville. There was so much more I wanted to talk about but time just wouldn't permit. Needless to say, we are in for an awesome worship experience on Friday, October 4th when Fred Hammond and the United Tenors come to Louisville. Keep listening to WLOU for the exciting details!

It's A "September to Remember" at the Life Conference Suite

It's a September to Remember this month at The Life Conference Suite, our newest facility for small group gatherings, as more ministries and small group come on board to host their services, meetings and events with us, including New Destiny of Faith Church, Male High Class of 1973, Hope In The Word Bible Study, the Miller/Stevenson Debate, and St. Jude Childrens' Research Hospital Pastor's Brunch.
On Thursday, September 19th, New Legacy Reentry Corporation, Giesla Nelson, and Tarsha Semakula, stopped by to tour our facility and lend support to Jesus Saves Ministries. New Legacy is a faith-based community organization that is committed to breaking the cycle of chronic recidivisim for male ex-offenders who were previously incarcerated for nonviolent, nonsexual crimes. Contact Min. Angela Lee Price, 502-415-1001 to schedule a tour and reserve space for your upcoming event.

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The Life Conference Suite Flyer.pdf

Here's what's happening on the Jesus Saves Network. We invite you to share your responses to our Top Content:
Rank
1 Praise worthy television

Praise worthy television

Posted by Joyce E. Vaughn on September 4, 2013
2 Thank You for Your Acts of Kindness and Prayers During Passing of Masie Lee

Thank You for Your Acts of Kindness and Prayers During Passing of Masie Lee

Added by Min. Angela Lee Price on September 9, 2013
3 Another Prayer Request

Another Prayer Request

Posted by Joyce E. Vaughn on June 13, 2013
4 He has plans for us

He has plans for us

Added by Joyce E. Vaughn on September 4, 2013

New This Week: Blog Series, The Sin Nobody Talks About
Examining Paul's concept of sin in Romans, Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians and Colossians.
The Sin Nobody Talks About, Part 3
The Sin Nobody Talks About, Part 2
The Sin Nobody Talks About, Part 1

Celebrating Birthdays in September:
Happy Birthday to These Members: Valerie Cox, (photo with Angela Lee Price, the grand prize winner last year of the Jesus Saves Ministries' John P. Kee's Life and Favor Tour gift basket) Paula Loving, Keith Love, Mattie Smith, Charles Kellogg, and Carolyn McKinney. Belated birthdays to Rev. Robert Drake, Tonya Miller and Min. Barbara Trammell. Happy Birthday from Jesus Saves Ministries!

Bishop Paul S. Morton in Louisville at Canaan Christian Church
We got there very late after having left our home church, but we arrived nonetheless in time to hear the end of a powerful sermon and closing song from Bishop Paul S. Morton, one of my husband's favorite national gospel singers. Bishop Morton for the guest speaker at Canaan Christian Church on Sunday, September, 15th, closing out special services for 30th Pastoral Celebration for Pastor Walter and Sandra Malone.

 
Post Your Church's or Your Ministry's Events on the Jesus Saves Network

Post your church and ministry events on the Jesus Saves Social Network! We will blast them out to all network members at no charge this month. To invite Min. Angela Lee Price to speak at your church, conference, or gospel event, e-mail her at jesussaves1@insightbb.com or call 502-415-1001.
 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Sin Nobody Talks About, Part 1

Though nobody talks about it much these days, the Apostle Paul had a lot to say about sin. The next few posts will examine Paul's concept of sin from several of his New Testament letters beginning with the book of Romans.
What is sin? Sin has been defined as "missing the mark." Sin leads to complete separation from God. Paul declares, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 6:23). In the broadest sense, sin entered the world through the first man Adam in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 3:6). As a result of the fall of man, all of mankind is born with a sin nature, or is shaped in equity (Rom. 3:23 and 5:12).
In a narrow sense, there are two kinds of sins in the Bible, sins of commission and omission. A sin of commission is doing what one knows is wrong, or willfully breaking the law. Paul states “Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.” Conversely, sin of omission is not doing what one knows is right to do. The Bible declares, “Anyone, then who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” (James 4:17).
Paul’s concept of sin in the book of Romans points to faith in Jesus Christ as a free gift of grace from God as the answer for forgiveness of sin. Paul has more to say on sin in Romans than in any other Pauline epistle. The following Scriptures are a few of many in Romans on sin:
  • What shall we conclude then? Are we any better? Not at all! We have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under sin. As it is written: There is no one righteous, not even one;” Rom. 3:9-10
  • Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin. Rom. 3:20
  • But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Rom. 5:8
  • For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners; so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous. The law was added so that the trespass might increase. But where sin increased, grace increased all the more, so that just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. 5:19-21
  • What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Rom. 6:1-2
  • For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin because anyone who has died has been freed from sin. Rom. 6:6-7.
  • Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its evil desires. Rom. 6:12
  • For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under law, but under grace. Rom. 6:14
  • For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the sinful nature but according to the Spirit. Rom. 8:3-4.
Our problem is SIN

We don’t have a skin problem. We have a sin problem. We are...
S Selfish
I Incorrigible
N Negative
Jesus saves us from the...
1. Penalty of Sin (Romans 6:23)
2. Power of Sin (Romans 3:23)
3. Presence of Sin (John 3:16)


How can you be saved and go to heaven?
I'm glad you asked. Here is some alphabet soup, the A-B-C's of salvation:
A - Ask Jesus to forgive your sins.
"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
"If you confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart God has raised Him from the dead you shall be saved." Romans 10:9
B - Believe that Jesus died on the Cross to take the punishment for your sins.
"God demonstrated his love for us in this, while we were sinners Christ died for us." Romans 5:8
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23
C - Call on Jesus to save you.
"For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved." Romans 10:13, Acts 2:2.1, John 3:3.

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Have you ever committed a sin you couldn't bring yourself to talk about with anyone except God? Wait until you hear what was going on in the church at Corinth in the next post, "The Church at Corinth, Corrupt to the Core" in The Sin Nobody Talks About, Part 2.

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