Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Monday, September 11, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
The story of Hannah praying to conceive a child is a story of persistence in prayer (1 Samuel 1:1-28). Hannah didn't talk back to her rival, Peninnah who made fun of her for being childless; nor her partner, Elkanah who thought he was better than 10 sons; nor her priest, Eli who thought she was drunk. She talked to Jehovah Jireh, her great and awesome Provider! And soon Hannah conceived Samuel, one of the greatest prophets who ever lived.
The widow pleading before the unjust judge for justice is another example of persistence paying off (Luke 18:1-8). The widow had to go to a corrupt judge. We can go to our heavenly Father (Ephesians 3:14). the widow was a stranger. We are God's children (John1:12). The widow had no access to the judge. We have constant access to God (Hebrews 10:19). The widow came to the court of law. We come to the throne of grace (Hebrews 4:16). The widow had no lawyer. We have Jesus as our advocate (1 John 2:1). The widow had to wear down the judge before he really listened. We already know that God hears our requests (Psalm 4:3). If this poor woman received what she deserved from a corrupt judge, how much more will re receive from our loving heavenly Father? As Jesus illustrated, persistence pays off. Keep on praying!
Romans 12:12 says, "Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer."
The prayers of the righteous availeth much!!
Simmons College of Kentucky ABHE Site Visit 08/31 by Jesus Saves LIVE | Religion Podcasts: My guest is Rev. Frank Smith, Executive Vice President, Simmons College of Kentucky to talk about the school's ABHE site visit toward obtaining candidacy status in accreditation process; plus Jesus Saves Ministries celebrates 4th anniversary with $500 academic scholarship to Simmons Collge Student, Rev. Eileen Little and more!
Friday, August 25, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Friday, August 04, 2017
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
Proverbs 2: 1-7
(V1) “My child, listen to me and treasure my instruction.
(V2) Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding.
( V3) Cry out for insight and understanding.
(V5) Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord, and you will gain knowledge of God.
(V6) For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
Monday, July 31, 2017
Jesus told his disciples in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one comes to the father except through me." Jesus had just finished supper in the upper room with them when he gave us one of His very greatest gospel texts
Friday, July 21, 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017
Pastor Kevin Cosby, Sr. Pastor, St. Stephen Church/President, Simmons College of Kentucky was keynote speaker at the WLOU/WLLV Summerfest Prayer Breakfast, June 16, 2017, at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. His message was entitled, When Prayer Gets Abused.
Prayer gets abused when prayer hurts someone else; 2)When prayer hurts ourselves; 3) When prayer is a substitute for intelligence, 4) When prayer turns God into an errand boy; 5) When prayer is a substitute for faith/action. Scripture references: 2 Kings 20:1-7; Matthew 6:1-6; & Exodus 14:13-15.
Listen for Pastor Cosby's sermons on the St. Stephen Church weekly radio broadcast on 1240 Love WLLV, in Louisville, Ky, Tuesdays 9-10AM.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
A gospel festival in Chickasaw Park aimed to help neighbors with their goal of "Taking Back Your Streets."
Source: Rob Thomas/WAVE 3 News
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Brothers and Sisters, we do not grieve as if there is no hope. We have this blessed assurance from Scripture that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die (John 11:25-26). Jesus said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you may also be where I am" (John 14:1-4).
Though we may miss our family members, friends and loved ones on earth, we can rejoice knowing that we will see them again since anyone who dies in Jesus Christ lives in heaven. Revelation 14:13 states, "Then I heard a voice from heaven say, 'Write: blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.' 'Yes,' says the Spirit, 'they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.'" What glorious benefits of salvation we have!
Remembering our dearly departed family members, active military, and veterans by reflecting on their godly influence in our lives is one of the many ways to give honor to God for his blessings toward us! Have a blessed Memorial Day Holiday. Jesus saves!
Romans 6:23 ESV
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 14:6 ESV
Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Philippians 3:20-21 ESV
But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lo body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.
Revelation 21:3-4 ESV
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
Our keynote speaker is Rev. Dr. Kevin Cosby, Sr. Pastor, St. Stephen Church & President, Simmons College of Kentucky; also speaking, the CEOs of the newly announced companies moving to 18th & Broadway, Mark B. Carter, Passport Health Plan; Steve Tarver, YMCA of Louisville; along with Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith.
Leading in Prayer:
Cheri Mills, Administrator, St. Stephen Church/Founder, 1Voice Prayer Movement; and Rev. Gena Redmon, Pastor, Mt. Sinai AOH Church of God/ Director of the Office of Resilience and Community Services. The musical guests will be Michael A. Young with IN GOD’S PRESENCE. Stephan Johnson, WDRB will be the guest emcee. A delicious brunch will be catered by Donald’s Catering.
How to Reserve Your Prayer Breakfast Tickets:
Individual, church & company tickets are now available at WLOU/WLLV Radio and The Life Conference Suite, 2001 W. Broadway, Suites 13 & 10 during regular business hours, M-F, 10:00A-5:00P. Tickets are $25 each; Tables of 10, $250; Table of 8, $200. Tables receive a name-designated table tent. Reserve now in advance by calling the WLOU/WLLV Business Office, 502-776-1240, Ext. 112 or The Life Conference Suite, 502-415-1001. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Pay in advance or at pick up. Make checks payable to WLOU Radio with “Prayer Breakfast” in the memo. To request an invoice, email Angela Lee Price, firstname.lastname@example.org. Do you believe in West Louisville?
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Sunday, April 16, 2017
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
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 chastisement 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!
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 as Jesus died between two thieves. 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 be with Him that day in paradise. 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!
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Thomas caught the tail end of his statement. Jesus said, You know the way to the place where I am going" (v4). Thomas must have woke up. "We don't know where you are going," he blurted out, "How can we know the way? (v5) Jesus then provided answers to three pertinent questions that have continued to be sought out by the lost, the learned, and the longing down through the ages. Those questions are "How can I be saved?", "How can I be sure?", and "How can I be satisfied?"
The word "truth" is used in Scripture in two ways: true as contrasted with false; and genuine as contrasted with unreal. Although both apply to God, when we speak of the truth of God, normally His genuineness is contrasted with false gods of other religions. The Scriptures declare Jesus as the one true God (John 1:1-2; John 17:3). There are no attributes of deity that the Jesus does not possess. Jesus is the only way to have a relationship with God (Romans 10:9; Acts 12:4; John 3:16). The reason we can have relationship with God is Jesus paid the penalty for our sins on the Cross. Jesus died, and rose again which is what Easter is all about.
Sunday, April 09, 2017
Saturday, April 08, 2017
Tuesday, April 04, 2017
The Jesus Story is a story of forgiveness. Many times the Gospel writers describe people seeking God’s forgiveness from Jesus and Jesus granting it. In fact, our Savior’s first words from the cross were a plea to the Father for those who had crucified him: “Forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” (Luke 23:34).
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This devotional from the Lenten 6-week series, Life. Death. Victory.
Monday, April 03, 2017
Monday, March 27, 2017
My message on prayer was entitled, The Art of Rising, 1 Chronicles 4:9-10. I encouraged the residents to not let someone else's false understanding of who they are negatively affect their relationship with God and people. They should not give up on believing God will bless them indeed. Seniors have a place of honor with God (Eph. 6:2, Prov. 16:31, Lev. 19:32), but problem of dishonor in society, particularly in the US. Jabez, too, had a place of honor, but a problem of dishonor, his name, "Son of Sorrow," that had the potential to adversely affect his future performance. But he was a praying man, and God blessed and enlarged his territory, empowered him, and kept him from evil and from doing evil to others. God is no respector of persons (Romans 10:13, John 3:16, Psalm 71:18-19)), but character and honor gets his attention (John 15:7, 1John 3:22; James 5:15-16; Psalm 34:15). Jabez had a city named after him where families of scribes continued to learn and teach the good knowledge of God (1 Chron. 2:55).
CHCCW Chaplain Rev. Michael Lee did an amazing job sharing segments of the resurrection story pertaining to the Last Supper and Jesus washing the disciple's feet as prelude to communion. Our hearts were saddened to learn of the recent home going of resident, Sis. Winburn who often played piano for ministries who worship at CHCCW. She was the epitome of a senior saint who mastered the art of rising. She was loved by so many, and will be truly missed. We wore rose color and shades of pink to commemorate the midpoint of lent.