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What Black Panther Can Teach the Church About Community Outreach

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In today’s world, social awareness has been a central topic of discussion among African-American millenials. Racial injustice, inequality, and identity have all been subjects at the forefront of the conscious community. The recent debut of the Black Panther movie has inspired a plethora of dialogue about the issues within this …

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Is Life Truly Sacred and Does It Matter?

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One of the starkest contrasts between human life and every other life form is the sacredness of human life—meaning how it’s set apart from everything else in honor and value. As a believer, I believe that it is only through Christ and the word of God that sacredness has the right context, …

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Are You Allowing God to Fully Transform Your Heart?

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The heart of the matter is truly the matter of the heart. Matter is what something is made of. Prior to salvation our hearts are deceitful above all things and desperately wicked as Jeremiah 17:9 states. Heart in Greek is transliterated as kardia meaning: inner life, mind, will, intention, and character. …

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The Difference Between Heavenly and Demonic Wisdom

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The importance of wisdom cannot be stated enough. It’s actually one of my favorite qualities in life. Proverbs says “Wisdom cries out in the marketplace.” But there are two forms of wisdom that exist that aren’t discovered as easily by human perception. The difference between the two are found in the intent and character …

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Pastorship and the Three Homes that Must be Maintained

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As a pastor I’ve learned many valuable lessons in regard to time management, prioritizing, and attentiveness. Young Pastors often tend to focus so heavily on the upkeep of the church that they slack on two other important concerns. There are three homes that the Pastor must get in order and …

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Beware of Using Your Personality to Disobey God

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If you’ve ever seen an acronym, like, ENFP for example, you’re familiar with the famous Myers & Briggs personality types that were developed by Katherine Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs-Myers. The discovery and formulation of the sixteen types of personalities have revolutionized how we see ourselves, as well as …

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Pastor Who Suddenly Passes Away Leaves a Powerful Last Sermon

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I’m in tears from sorrow and praise at the same time as I’m writing this article. Pastor Stephen Darby of Destined Ministries in Louisville, Kentucky, suddenly passed away and was laid to rest December 2017. I just finished watching his last sermon entitled, “You Are Still The Healer” (shown below). …

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The Difference Between Worldly and Godly Wisdom

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An interesting lesson came about from a recent study my wife and I were having recently. I was teaching out of 1 Corinthians 1, 2 and 3. The passages speak of Paul making a clear distinction between what the world considers wise opposed to what God deems to be wise. …

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Why Knowledge Isn’t Always Beneficial to Us

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I was reading Genesis 3:22 and remembered wondering in the past why the Most High would look down on such a thing as having knowledge. Check it out: And the Lord God said, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach …

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Pastoral Role: Oversee, Not Lord over the Body of Christ

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The body of Christ is not a two-headed monster. Just as the human body has many limbs that are subject to one mind, the church is also designed in the same way. Jesus Christ is the head of the body of Christ because, indeed, it is His body and He …

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