In the Face of Adversity

In the Face of Adversity, you can find out who you really are and what you really stand for? Nobody said that going through any hard time was easy. Some of us face it for the first time and have no idea what to do but in the end we are better for making it…

Showing Grace to Others

Showing grace to others is not an easy thing. It’s probably just as hard as forgiveness if you are a human being that believes in it. Grace is probably the one thing we need most from God. Nothing we have done of ever will do will amount to grace that God continually gives us. But…

Trying to understand Hate

Trying to Understand Hate is like trying to understand the bible, we know that it exists and we can read it, but it can be very hard to understand and process. By now, you have heard about the horrific shooting that has occurred in the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. This…

Keys To Avoiding Biblical Misinterpretation

Originally posted on Answers From The Book:
Since the very beginning, there have always been a lot of very bad interpretations of what God’s Word is saying. Sometimes, different Bible commentators or denominations will read a slightly different meaning into a verse of Scripture, resulting in a distinction that is rather unimportant in the big…

Are the Believers Disappearing?

Are the Believers Disappearing? I ask because I came across a recent Pew Research Report, which said that Christianity is declining on the decline, in America’s Changing Religious Landscape , not only is Christianity on the decline but other religious beliefs or no religious beliefs at all are on the rise. There are many contributing…

Confronting the issue of sex within the Black Church

Confronting the issue of sex within the Black Church is probably one of the hardest things a congregation has to deal with. Like any group or organization, there will be challenges and issues that need to be addressed. It’s like fighting a disease or virus in your body, if you want your inside to reflect…

Healing the Community with the “Word”

Healing the Community with the “Word” takes more than just saying the word in church and walking out of the service as if it’s just a typical Sunday. When I say the word “church” I am not just speaking to the black church, but to all churches across the country and even around the world….

Sight Beyond Sight

  Having faith is kind of like having Sight Beyond Sight. Remember that 80’s cartoon “Thundercats”? In that show, The leader named Lion-O had a sword known as the “Sword of Omens”. This sword not only has great power, but was literally the cornerstone of the Thundercats civilization. One of the aspects of the sword…

Always Be Accountable

You should Always Be Accountable for your actions. Certainly, we can all be held accountable when we do the right things. We want all the honor and praise that comes with it. I would say that very few of us want the duties and responsibilities that come with it. But how many people get held…

Luke 9:3-6 NIV He told them: “Take nothing for the journey—no staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt. [4] Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. [5] If people do not welcome you, leave their town and shake the dust off your feet as a testimony against them.”…