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HONORNING THE HISTORY AND LEGACY OF BLACK HISTORY IN AMERICA

HONORNING THE HISTORY AND LEGACY OF BLACK HISTORY IN AMERICA

WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES

 

SHIRLEY RHODES

SHIRLEY RHODES

 

Today, we continue to honor the History and Legacy of the AFRICAN AMERICAN PEOPLE as a building block that has been a total part of the fabric of America.  African American’s have been a part of these building blocks for over 200 years.

This is a tribute in honor of Black History Month, honoring people of all races, gender, and culture who faced difficult periods in history as well as today because of a desire to be free and treated as equal. Let’s not forget the generations gone on before us who’ve paved the way and now we have an opportunity to embrace greater freedom of choice and decision.   The struggles continue but we must not forget the battle is not ours, we keep striving, moving forth with our eyes centered on the prize and that prize is that “we all” are given the opportunity to taste real freedom.

Celebration of Black History Month encourages us to reflect on the hopes, dreams and achievements of African- Americans –those who survived persecution, beatings, discrimination, and slavery and yet somehow triumphed in the mist of the struggles. It is a time not just for African-Americans but for those who walked and worked side by side with our black brothers and sisters risking their lives all for equality.

Among the moments of reflection on what has been accomplished, let’s remember that the struggle is not finished. Those who have paved the way gave us insight into their struggles and we are reminded that nothing is gained if we become so comfortable we no longer feel the need to reach higher goals.

With-out pride in ourselves how can we reach back and lift someone else up? The very people who fought in the struggle relied on each other for support, yet many today will not even visit a soup kitchen, or willingly share the gospel of Jesus Christ, are we too comfortable?  Jesus taught us to love and until we are able to comprehend the full meaning of those words, we’ll cease to move forward united. The choice is ours and what we do with it is each one’s responsibility to another.

From a biblical point there are constant reminders of struggles, endurance, strength and overcoming the odds through Victory in Jesus Christ. What we see today is a people without hope due to circumstance, but we have the power within ourselves (spirit within) to overcome any obstacle set before us. We must move in faith instead of being faithless, seek God in all we do because he is the Shepard of our lives.

We’ve managed to lose the importance of those very values of the people we reflect on during Black History Month in so many ways; therefore, we now find ourselves on the verge of losing an entire “privileged” generation of youth. A generation that has access to all the material “things” their hearts desire and yet know little about the struggle or its purpose. The question we must ask ourselves as a Nation, as a People, “How do we grasp the torch and pass it on in such a way that the meaning to Black History isn’t lost forever?” God has a pattern and a plan for all people but we must be obedient and in reverence of the Source which supplies all that we need to endure the struggles and win the Victory.

Now let us not forget who we are as a people, just because we are celebrating Black History Month.  In Christ Jesus, we are all one people.  Not Black People, White People are any other color.  We are a people that belong to Christ and we all are AMERICAN’S.  Do not leave without watching this very important video clip.

May God’s blessings be upon each and every person as we celebrate this Black History Month together as Children of the KING!  Let us do this in Jesus name.

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FINDING TRUTH IN THE ETERNAL REALITY OF GOD’S MERCIES

FINDING TRUTH IN THE ETERNAL REALITY OF GOD’S MERCIES

WHEN TRUTH AND REALITY MEETS (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

WHEN TRUTH AND REALITY MEETS (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

 

Brothers and sisters, in light of all I have shared with you about God’s mercies, I urge you to offer your bodies as a living and holy sacrifice to God

THE ETERNAL REALITY (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

THE ETERNAL REALITY (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

A sacred offering that brings Him pleasure; this is your reasonable, essential worship.

MEN PASS FROM SELF TO TRUTH (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

MEN PASS FROM SELF TO TRUTH (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Do not allow this world to mold you in its own image. Instead, be transformed from the inside out by renewing your mind.

THE LIGHT OF TRUTH (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

THE LIGHT OF TRUTH (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

As a result, you will be able to discern what God wills and whatever God finds good, pleasing, and complete.  (ROMANS 12:1-2)

ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER IN PRAYER FAITH AND PLAIN TRUTH

ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER IN PRAYER FAITH AND PLAIN TRUTH

THE BELLAMY MANSION MUSEUM, WILMINGTON, N.C. (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

THE BELLAMY MANSION MUSEUM, WILMINGTON, N.C. (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

CHILDREN OF GOD, as we begin our day and a brand new week in which we have never seen before, we are faced with many challenges that are zapping our energy and weakening our nation, due to our government shutting down and the inability of our government leaders to sit down and work out the problems that are needed to help stabilize our economy and allow us to grow and prosper as we live in peace and security.

Now let us pray and encourage each other in faith and plain truth.  As I was studying the word of God this morning, I was lead to share what was revealed to me with each one of you.  Therefore, I encourage you to take note of what the Lord wants each one of us to do as He speaks to us from the book of 1Timothy, and here is what He says:

The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.

He wants not only us but everyone saved, you know, everyone to get to know the truth we’ve learned: that there’s one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us—Jesus, who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free. Eventually the news is going to get out. This and this only has been my appointed work: getting this news to those who have never heard of God, and explaining how it works by simple faith and plain truth.

Since prayer is at the bottom of all this, what I want mostly is for men to pray—not shaking angry fists at enemies but raising holy hands to God. And I want women to get in there with the men in humility before God, not primping before a mirror or chasing the latest fashions but doing something beautiful for God and becoming beautiful doing it.

I don’t let women take over and tell the men what to do. They should study to be quiet and obedient along with everyone else. Adam was made first, then Eve; woman was deceived first—our pioneer in sin!—with Adam right on her heels. On the other hand, her childbearing brought about salvation, reversing Eve. But this salvation only comes to those who continue in faith, love, and holiness, gathering it all into maturity. You can depend on this.  (1 Timothy 2:1-15 MSG)

Now let these words reassure you that God is working in you to strengthen you and help you to overcome the evil spirits of the devil that is trying to keep you away from your Blessings.  Be strong and resist the devil.  Stay focus on what God has set before you and you will prosper in all ways.  Remember, this is truly the first day of the rest of your life.  Your best days are ahead of you.  Take this day and use it to, “ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER IN PRAYER FAITH AND PLAIN TRUTH!”

HOW DEEP IS YOUR FAITH?

HOW DEEP IS YOUR FAITH?

THE LOST COIN CHURCH TRENTON, N.C.(PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

THE LOST COIN CHURCH TRENTON, N.C.(PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Do you merely know a lot about God, or do you really know him?  Do you have a superficial faith, or do you have a deep trust?  Now consider this thought, when your faith is tested, your endurance will grow.  Your faith must be able to stand the test of time, and not be like the motions of the oceans, always going back and forth.  So once again I ask the question, “HOW DEEP IS YOUR FAITH?”

THE LOST COIN TEMPLE (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

THE LOST COIN TEMPLE (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Our Churches today are filled with people who claim to have faith, be Christians and are followers of Christ.  Unfortunately, however, the claims of many of those professed followers are hollow because their faith is shallow; their lives belie their profession by specific non- Christian actions and attitudes or by what they fail to do.  So I ask you again, “HOW DEEP IS YOUR FAITH?”

God has called us as believers to come forth and activate our faith.  Stop sitting on the side line and just being a spectator at the game.  There is real need for the community to get involved in the life line of our communities.  Our governments all over the world is not fulfilling its commitment to its citizens and here in America is shutting down and ignoring the danger and harm that they are doing to its citizens, therefore, believers from all around the world must pick up your cross, activate your faith and take your marching orders from God, as He has commanded you.  He said the harvest is ripe but the labors are few.

There is real need, hurt, pain and suffering out there and our world is filled with those who need compassion, mercy, and love translated into food, shelter, medical care, counsel, and friendship.

I tell you this one truth, and that is, God’s message to the church, and thus to us, is to obey the law of love.  This means supporting Christian welfare and mission agencies and individuals with our prayers and money.  It also means being sensitive to the needs in our neighborhoods and looking for ways that we can become involved personally.  “If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, Love your neighbor as yourself, you are doing right and your faith will bear this out.  However, James takes us one step further by asking this specific question, he says, “Listen, my beloved brethren: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and in their position as believers and to inherit the kingdom which He has promised to those who love Him?”  (James 2:5 AMP)

The time is NOW for us to do what’s right and pleasing in God’s sight, because in essence we are all brothers and sisters in Christ.  There is only one body and one faith, and we all are one in the body of Christ, and we are commanded to walk by faith and not by sight.  Therefore, I close by asking this one simple question, “HOW DEEP IS YOUR FAITH?”

SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 39 FAITH WILL KEEP YOU CONNECTED TO THE POWER SOURCE

SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 39 FAITH WILL KEEP YOU CONNECTED TO THE POWER SOURCE

OUR FEATURED CHURCH THIS WEEK IS THE GOWDYESVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH, GOWDYESVILLE, S.C. (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

OUR FEATURED CHURCH THIS WEEK IS THE GOWDYESVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH, GOWDYESVILLE, S.C. (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

GLORY HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, HALLELUJAH, GLORY, GLORY to GOD, OH what a day in the life of Jesus this really is, just thinking about how awesome He really is, should make you want to jump up and shout to the top of your lungs, HALLELUJAH:  Good Morning CHILDREN OF GOD, if it is Sunday, it is our SUPER BOWL SUNDAY, and that could mean only one thing, and you know what that is.  It is time for all God’s Children to ARISE, SHINE and let the light of God that is living inside of you SHINE so bright that it blind Satan’s evil Spirit that is also trying to awaken and stop you from Praising God this Morning.   For He is truly worthy to be praised, Lift up your HOLY HANDS towards Heaven, and just say, thank you Jesus, thank you Jesus, I love you Jesus, I love you Jesus, I adore you Lord, I love you Lord, Thank you for your AMAZING GRACE that saved a wretch like me.  I once was lost but now I am found, was blind but now I can see.  Thank you Jesus, thank you Jesus, for today I am entering into your sanctuary to lift you up in Prayer, Praise and Worship.  Because it is truly by your amazing grace that I have this opportunity to make a change in my life and make a difference in someone else’s. GLORY, GLORY HALLELUJAH, I feel so good, I just want to shout and praise you.  Thank you for my blessings this day and the blessings of all your CHILDREN, where ever they may be in the world.  For you have awaken us this day, and put your SPIRIT in us and allowed us to be a part of all that you have blessed in this world.

LET US PRAY:

CORNERSTONE FOR OUR FEATURED CHURCH THIS WEEK (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

CORNERSTONE FOR OUR FEATURED CHURCH THIS WEEK (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Most Holy and all wise Father, first of all we begin this day with praise and thanksgiving for your grace and mercy. It is our prayer this morning that you will open hearts to receive the message that has been prepared for all who come seeking your blessings for their life, as well as their families.  Dear Lord, you already know the many trials we face each and every day, we ask that you will forgive us for our sins and help us to better understand where it is we are purposed to journey in this life. Father lift us up fill our hearts with love for one another.  Bless the leaders of this country as well as all those around the world.  Those that are sick, hungry, naked and without shelter, we ask dear Lord that you comfort them in a special way.  We all depend on you for our life, health and strength.  Please except this prayer as a request in order that we may draw closer and closer to you each day of our lives.  This is our prayer, in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

OUR SONG OF PRAISE IS:  OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD!

 

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE:  (MATTHEW 14:22-33 MSG) WALKING ON WATER

As soon as the meal was finished, he insisted that the disciples get in the boat and go on ahead to the other side while he dismissed the people. With the crowd dispersed, he climbed the mountain so he could be by himself and pray. He stayed there alone, late into the night.

Meanwhile, the boat was far out to sea when the wind came up against them and they were battered by the waves. At about four o’clock in the morning, Jesus came toward them walking on the water. They were scared out of their wits. “A ghost!” they said, crying out in terror.

 But Jesus was quick to comfort them. “Courage, it’s me. Don’t be afraid.”

Peter, suddenly bold, said, “Master, if it’s really you, call me to come to you on the water.”

He said, “Come ahead.”

Jumping out of the boat, Peter walked on the water to Jesus. But when he looked down at the waves churning beneath his feet, he lost his nerve and started to sink. He cried, “Master, save me!”

Jesus didn’t hesitate. He reached down and grabbed his hand. Then he said, “Faint-heart, what got into you?”

The two of them climbed into the boat, and the wind died down. The disciples in the boat, having watched the whole thing, worshiped Jesus, saying, “This is it! You are God’s Son for sure!”

BIBLE STUDY LESSON FOR TODAY IS TITLE: 

FAITH WILL KEEP YOU CONNECTED TO THE POWER SOURCE:  Now click on this video clip and join in on our Bible Study Session as Pastor Davis teaches this very important lesson on Faith.

LET US PRAY:

Eternal God, our Heavenly Father, we thank you for this powerful lesson, and we thank you for the messenger, we thank you for opening our hearts to receive your Holy Word.  We thank you for all the people you keep sending forth to receive your Word and to experience their individual blessings.  We thank you for all the disciples that you are sending into the fields to bring in the harvest that is now ripe and waiting for the picking.  Allow the Holy Ghost to fill the hearts and minds of all those that are in the greatest need, and those that are sick and afflicted, those that are suffering from pain and broken hearts, be bounded up and all sickness and illness, suffering and grieving will be released from the physical bodies of all your children, in the name of Jesus we pray, Amen!

OUR PRAISE SERVICE TODAY FEATURES:  REBECCA HUESBY HIGH PRAISE

We thank all of you who visited with us today, this week and throughout year.  Your support and dedication to the work we do here in spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world is truly appreciated.  Without you there would no us.  So let us continue to stand together, work together and pray together.  When we combine what God has blessed us with, we in effect are lifting the Kingdom of God to it’s next level to reach the lost souls that are in the greatest need of salvation.  Now may the saving grace and mercy of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be upon each one of you for another Blessed day, Blessed week filled with joy, love, peace, purpose, power and prosperity.

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OUR NATION LEADERS ARE LACKING IN COURAGE

OUR NATION LEADERS ARE LACKING IN COURAGE

NATION'S CAPITAL SHUT DOWN (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

NATION’S CAPITAL SHUT DOWN (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

 

Why is our National Government shut down today?  For me and millions of other believers from around the world, the answer is very simple; our National Leaders “LACK THE COURAGE OF THEIR CONVICTION TO BE BOLD AND STRONG LEADERS.”

OUR NATIONAL PARKS CLOSED FOR BUSINESS (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

OUR NATIONAL PARKS CLOSED FOR BUSINESS (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

REAL LEADERS need REAL COURAGE to make the BOLD AND TOUGH decisions they will faced every day.  They need to stand on the WORD of GOD, and stop being like the motion of the ocean, always going back and forth.  They need to learn how to trust and stand on the word of God.  Know in their hearts that God’s word will never fail them.  Learn to believe without any doubt that they can be assured of GOOD SUCCESS when they fill their hearts and minds with God’s Word and obey it.

Now listen to how God gave his word to his servant JOSHUA.  He said to Joshua, “Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your GOD will be with you wherever you go.”  (Joshua 1:9 NIV)  These are the words that every leader or want to be leader should study and meditate on day and night.

Let me share with you the true leadership and success of Joshua, God’s Servant as he chose to obey God, trust God, lean and depend on God and God created in him one of the world’s great military leaders of all times.  You too can become a JOSHUA.

Joshua faced crisis in his leadership role, just like many of the crisis we face in our leadership roles today.  Not only did he have to contend with the military powers rooted in the Promised Land, but he also had to face them with an untrained band of nomadic shepherds.

OUR GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE CLOSED FOR BUSINESS (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

OUR GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE CLOSED FOR BUSINESS (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

God realized Joshua’s need for courage and gave him guidance that would strengthen his faith.

First, he reminded Joshua of his faithfulness to keep all of his promises.  God had pledged to give the land to his people and he would fulfill that pledge.  Joshua’s success did not rest on a military strategy or well trained army, but on the faithfulness of God.

Second, God commanded Joshua to meditate on his words that Moses recorded in the five books of the Pentateuch.  The “Book of the Law” would give the wisdom and encouragement Joshua would need to courageously lead the nation.

Third, God promised to be personally present with Joshua.  No matter how intimidating the enemy or how rebellious the people, Joshua would not have to face them alone.  God would always be at his side.

The same sources of courage that empowered Joshua are available today for any leader who will accept them.  When faced with a risky business decision, the godly leader will look to God in prayer and to God’s revealed Word for the perspective and courage needed to make the right choice.  What situation are you now facing that requires courageous leadership and risk taking?  Let God’s words to Joshua supply you with the courage you need.

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Now as we conclude this lesson for today, it is our hope that it will ignite the spark needed for our leadership in Washington, D.C., to be strong and courageous, make the right decision, and reopen the people’s GOVERNMENT, take the word of God on leadership serious and do what’s right and pleasing in God sight.  We as the CHILDREN OF GOD and America need strong and courageous leaders to lead this Nation and the World in a time of great crisis.   We need Leaders who are willing to put Country first and come boldly before the throne of grace and speak truth to power, be a real leader by developing the strength of courage and the conviction of your character and lead this country and the world in the right direction.

We minister to you today from a position of peace, purpose, power and prosperity.  I remain your brother in CHRIST, PASTOR DAVIS/MASTER TEACHER!

 

HOW WE AS A PEOPLE CAN PRAY AND HEAL A WONDED NATION

HOW WE AS A PEOPLE CAN PRAY AND HEAL A WONDED NATION

SANCTUARY OF PRAYER (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

SANCTUARY OF PRAYER (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

We are surrounded by terror on every street corner, the enemy of darkness is moving in the still of the night, shooting and killing, robbing, beating and raping innocent women and children.  No one knows who will be his next victim.  Our economy is on shaky grounds, our Nation’s leaders are not able to come together and sit together to solve some of the most simple problems to meet the basic needs of the citizen of one of the richest nations on the face of this earth.  Why are we faced with so many unresolved issues that are straining the basic fabric of our families and our entire nation?  As I sit and pondered this question, I turned to the Scriptures which are the true word of God and this is how it speaks to us this day:

If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2Chronicles 7:14 ESV

We are God’s chosen people and He wants us to live in peace and security, He wants to get us on the right road to restoration and revival for all times.  But in order to do so He has set down His command for each one of us to live by, and those of us who believe must forsake our sins, turn from the life that is centered in self, and yield to God’s word and will, then and only then, will heaven send a revival.

In the mean time, God has set out a process in which we can begin to turn the situation that is gripping our Nation to our advantage, and here is the process which each one of us can begin with, the Bible says,  “The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.”

He wants not only us but EVERYONE saved, you know, everyone to get to know the truth we’ve learned: that there’s one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us—Jesus, who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free. Eventually the news is going to get out. This and this only has been my appointed work: getting this news to those who have never heard of God, and explaining how it works by simple faith and plain truth.

Since prayer is at the bottom of all this, what I want mostly is for men to pray—not shaking angry fists at enemies but raising holy hands to God. And I want women to get in there with the men in humility before God, not primping before a mirror or chasing the latest fashions but doing something beautiful for God and becoming beautiful doing it.

 I don’t let women take over and tell the men what to do. They should study to be quiet and obedient along with everyone else. Adam was made first, then Eve; woman was deceived first—our pioneer in sin!—with Adam right on her heels. On the other hand, her childbearing brought about salvation, reversing Eve. But this salvation only comes to those who continue in faith, love, and holiness, gathering it all into maturity. You can depend on this. 1 Timothy 2:1-15 MSG

Now as we close this lesson for this day, let us not forget, “HOW WE AS A PEOPLE CAN PRAY AND HEAL A WONDED NATION!”

May the grace and mercies of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, rest and abide in you now and forever, and may you also receive His PEACE, POWER, PURPOSE and the joy of HIS PROSPERITY. 

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