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Comment by Sarah Boone on December 10, 2011 at 10:11am

Sociality  have level us all out  :

Common people and Preachers

Owners and Workers alike

Riches People and No bodies alike

Buyer and Sellers

Bankers and Debtors and Beggars alike

The haves and have -nots alike

Lenders and Borrowers

 

We are finding ourselves saying  like King Solomon  Vanity !

Sometimes people are not immediately punished for the bad things they do. Their punishment is slow to come, and that makes other people want to do bad things too.

A sinner might do a hundred evil things and still live a long time. But I know that it is still better to obey and respect God.  Evil people don’t respect God, so they will not get good things or live long lives. Their lives will not be like the shadows that become longer and longer as the sun goes down. There is something else that happens on earth that does not seem fair. Bad things should happen to bad people, and good things should happen to good people. But sometimes bad things happen to good people, and good things happen to bad people. This is not fair.

Just like when you was a slaves to this system of this world. God said I will break the chains that hold them. I will save them from the powerful hands of those who made them slaves. Then they will know that I am the Lord.

God gave you a divorce from the world system of  life.  But you decide to take the back door.  You became a Sharecropper.  You went to work for someone else Business . Some went to the  state / city Government jobs.  You receive your portion of the harvest. But soon found out it couldn’t  met you needs. So you had to go to college and get a degree . Only to find out that your new job was build on a foundation of sinking sand.  It left you with creditor calling you and bills.  Only thing you find yourself doing is ask for extend of credit and that come with restriction on your life. Now you are in a perpetual cycle of debt.

God saying   I’m  the One comforting you.  What are you afraid of  or who  ?  Some man or woman who’ll soon be dead ?  Some poor wretch destined for dust ?  You’ve  forgotten me, God, who made you,  and  I  sent my only beloved son Jesus !  

Jesus said I am come that they might have Life and that they might have it

More Abundantly !

This Christmas make a commit to  Live  Jesus  Way of  Life Style  !

Go  Create a BUSINESS  of  Your Own !  No  More Sharecropper Life Style for You !

                               You  Are  A  King `s  Child  !

Comment by Sarah Boone on November 18, 2011 at 7:48am

Please pray for the Women and Children whom are in Human Trafficking. They need our prayer. It`s all over the world.  Let`s wake up and stand up for JESUS !

Comment by Sarah Boone on November 17, 2011 at 11:09am
Christmas - 2011 !
Thought you might be interested in this information. The White House will not do Christmas this year!

This isn't a rumor; this is a fact. A very talented artist for several years has painted ornaments to be hung on the various White House Christmas trees. The WH sends out an invitation to send an ornament and informs the artists of the theme for the year.

She got her letter from the WH recently. It said that they would not be called 'Christmas Trees' this year. They will be called 'Holiday Trees'. And to please not send any ornaments painted with a religious theme. She was very upset at this development and sent back a reply telling them that she painted the ornaments for Christmas trees and would not be sending any for display that left Christ out of Christmas.

Just thought you should know what the new residents in the WH plan for the future of America . If you missed his statement that
"we do not consider ourselves a Christian Nation", this should confirm that he plans to take us away from our religious foundation as quickly as possible. Just another step toward turning America away from Christianity! We should shout to the highest hills that the White House is ours - not the Obama's, and 85% of Americans believe in Christ (Christmas).

Comment by Sarah Boone on November 3, 2011 at 3:24pm

Light to moderate alcohol drinkers have an increased risk of breast cancer compared to women who do not drink beer, wine or liquor, said a US study published on Tuesday.

Women who drink three to six glasses of alcohol per week have a 15 percent higher risk of getting breast cancer than women who do not drink, said the research led by Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.

Women who drink on average two glasses daily of alcohol show a 51 percent higher risk of breast cancer, said the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Researchers followed 105,986 women who answered survey questions about their health and alcohol consumption from 1980 until 2008.

The higher breast cancer risk was seen whether the women drank early in life or whether they were drinking after age 40, suggesting that even stopping may not have an effect on lowering risk.

The findings also present a dilemma for women who may choose to drink small amounts of alcohol, such as red wine, for heart health.

"There are no data to provide assurance that giving up alcohol will reduce breast cancer risk," said an accompanying editorial by Steven Narod, a doctor at the Women's College Research Institute, Toronto.

"Women who abstain from all alcohol may find that a potential benefit of lower breast cancer risk is more than offset by the relinquished benefit of reduced cardiovascular mortality associated with an occasional glass of red wine," he wrote.

The study authors said that the reason for the boost in breast cancer risk remains unknown, but hypothesized that it could be due to the elevation of sex hormones circulating in a woman's system after she drinks alcohol.

 

Alot of Church use wine for their Lord communion .  So do this apply to them too?

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Comment by Sarah Boone on October 16, 2011 at 6:47pm
Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in and
washes all the dirt off you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops
out all the yucky stuff-- including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Then
He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside you to shine for all
the world to see. This was passed on to me from another Pumpkin. Now, it is your
turn to pass it to a Pumpkin. I liked this enough to send it to all the Pumpkins
in my patch.
Comment by Sarah Boone on October 16, 2011 at 6:47pm
Being a Christian is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in and
washes all the dirt off you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops
out all the yucky stuff-- including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Then
He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside you to shine for all
the world to see. This was passed on to me from another Pumpkin. Now, it is your
turn to pass it to a Pumpkin. I liked this enough to send it to all the Pumpkins
in my patch.
Comment by Sarah Boone on October 12, 2011 at 4:19pm

 

THE FUTURE OF THE BLACK CHURCH !

The Candler School of Theology hosted the fifth annual Black Church Studies Summit last weekend, drawing academics and members of the clergy to gather for three days of panel discussions, workshops, speeches and other events concerning the future of the black church.

About 150 professors, scholars, students and members of the clergy attended the summit held at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. This year’s theme was “Where Do We Go From Here? Black Church Traditions, Textures and Transformations.”

Several universities “take turns” holding the summit each year, said Teresa L. Fry Brown, director of Candler’s black church studies program. Brown, as well as the directors of the black church studies programs at Duke University and Vanderbilt University, served as a consortium to organize the summit.

Candler also hosted the first of these summits, according to Rodney Mason, a third-year theology student assisting with summit events.

In planning the summit, emphasis was placed on discussion across social, political and denominational lines, Brown explained in the summit program.

Brown noted the diversity of the attendees in an interview with the Wheel, citing the presence of clergy from multi-racial churches, scholars from across the country, community organizers and laypeople. People attending the summit ranged from approximately 18 to 90 years of age, Brown added.

A panel discussion on Saturday morning titled “It’s a New Season: Not Your Mama’s Church” featured four pastors describing the differences between the church of the current generation and previous ones, and providing guidance for black churches of the future.

Each pastor explained in turn how he or she was responding to the demands of the post-baby boomer demographic.

“The Y and X generations have invaded our churches,” said the Rev. Ronald Slaughter, pastor of St. Paul AME Church in Macon. He added that he is “attempting to minister to four generations at the same time.”

The pastors agreed on the importance of using technology such as websites, e-mails and text messages to reach new church members and stay connected with current ones.

The Rev. Cheryl D. Moore, pastor of Zion Temple in Durham, N.C., said that in this era, “there has to be a disconnect from the antiquated modality of ‘having church.’”

Moore spoke on what she saw in the youth of today.

“It’s not that they do not relate ... to God,” Moore said. “Christ has become irrelevant.”

However, Moore also warned against catering to young people in the wrong way.

“Appeal and relevance are not necessarily congruent,” Moore, who spent nine years as a youth pastor, said. “I’m afraid that we tried so hard not to look like church that we failed to be church.”

The Rev. Charles Goodman, pastor of the Historic Tabernacle Baptist Church in Augusta, similarly saw a need to keep with the times but not go too far.

“Change in the black church is like a cuss word,” Goodman said, to laughter.

Goodman spoke about how church leadership must deal with a new generation’s “Wal-Mart mentality” of essentially shopping for a place of worship, basing the decision on websites, television and the supplemental services a church offers.

Slaughter noted that today’s churchgoers, more literate than those in the past, are less likely to take preachers’ interpretations for granted.

“The preacher can no longer depend on clichés,” Slaughter said, and instead must concentrate on “integrity of the scripture.”

Goodman agreed that there should be “a shift back to biblical preaching,” but disagreed with Slaughter on why, saying that people do not know the Bible nearly as well as they did in years past.

The Rev. BeSean Jackson, pastor of Fellowship of Love Church in Fayetteville, rounded out the discussion with a look at the field of black church studies. He said that black church studies is held back by a barrier of “intellectual elitism,” and needs to be transformed by “effective novelty.”

“There is nothing good, in and of itself, about new,” Jackson said. “But there is nothing bad, in and of itself, about new either.”

Comment by Evangelist Naomi Rahming on October 10, 2011 at 2:51am
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Comment by Elder Reginald Marshall on September 23, 2011 at 3:10pm
 

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