Book Review

Our pastor, Father Andrew Charles Smith, Jr, aka Father Drew will conduct a review of the book: The Valley of the Dry Bones: The Conditions That Face Black People in America Today.
Be sure to follow.

Slavery in the United States

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

People think they know everything about slavery in the United States, but they don’t. They think the majority of African slaves came to the American colonies, but they didn’t. They talk about 400 years of slavery, but it wasn’t. They claim all Southerners owned slaves, but they didn’t. Some argue it was all a long time ago, but it wasn’t.

Don't Block Your Blessing-A Blog by Deacon Bruce McElrath

There are three levels of spiritual blessing. First is the blessing that comes from honoring our fathers and mothers in the home. We already know what God’s Word says about that. But what about those over us in authority here on Earth? “Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you” (Hebrews 13:17).

5th SUNDAY OF EASTER

"Whoever believes in me will

do the works that I do." What

were th works that Jesus did?

Miracles, sometimes, but what

were the essence of these

miracles? Caring for the sick,

comforting for the sorrowful,

feeding the hungry...much of

Jesus' ministry was spent in

carring out what we call the

works of mercy. But He did

more than that; He also

preached and publicly shared

the good news, He fostered

fellowship and community,

and He prayed. All of this

makes a kind of plan of

Never Alone A Blog By Deacon Bruce McElrath

Life cannot grind to a halt during troubled times.
In an unpleasant or distressing situation, we
must adjust and keep moving. We may find it
difficult to pray for those in authority if they
are evil, but that is when our prayers are
most needed (1 Timothy 2:1,2)

When we enter times of trouble or sudden change,
pray diligently and move ahead, doing whatever
we can rather then giving up because of fear or
uncertainty.

Palm Sunday Blogs-Deacon Bruce McElrath 4-9-2017

Follow-Through
Repentance isn’t fashionable these days. Many people want the blessing of having their sins forgiven without turning from their sins. But faith in Jesus involves a change of mind about our sins and a renunciation of them. Faith and repentance cannot be separated.
Much so-called repentance is telling God we will change if He will get us out of a tight spot. But its insignificance comes to light when pressure is off.

Keep It Under Control!! A Blog by Deacon Bruce McElrath

Keep it under control !!!
What you say and what you don’t say are both important. To use proper speech you must not only say the right words at the right time but also not say what you shouldn’t.
Examples of an untamed tongue include gossiping, putting others down, bragging manipulating, and false teaching, exaggerating, complaining, flattering, and lying. Before you speak, ask, is what I want to say true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?

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