STANDING IN THE MIDST OF ADVERSITY You Are My Praise – Part I – Dealing with Health Issues

Today’s Scripture

Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise.          Jeremiah 17:14 (Amp)

Today’s Word

Are you in adversity with a health issue today?  The good news is that JESUS paid the price for your healing on the cross.  A reality is you have to believe and receive this truth to be healed.  In the words of the Late Bishop G.E. Patterson, “If you can have it, GOD can heal it.”  The secret to healing is that if you have the faith for salvation, then this same faith can produce your healing.

It is important to realize that God works through doctors, medicine and corrective surgery.  Sometime, the medicines, surgeries, and physicians are in GOD’s healing plan.  Don’t limit GOD.  Remember, only GOD controls His Miraculous Power.  Be Encouraged!

The mere fact of knowing that you absolutely win in the end helps when you face the beginning and middle phases of your healing .  Knowing the truth makes you free!

~~~~~~~~   Elder Efrem Simmons

GOD IS A KEEPER

Today’s Scripture

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)

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Today’s Word

Many times, we want to do things on our own without seeking the Lord for directions.  We think we know what is best for us, but God knows what is better.  I’ve learned that when I truly and sincerely trust God, in all situations, He smooths the pathway for me.  I have left friends and family to follow what God has for me.  God has allowed me to go through the valley, only to bring me out a better person.  Family and friends want to know why I seem “so at peace”.  This is when I share my testimonies of how God brought me out of situations, and kept me in my “right mind”.  GOD IS A KEEPER!!!

~~~~~~~~   Messenger Rosa Morris

TURN ON THE LIGHTS!

Today’s Scripture

‘Will the Lord reject forever?  Will He never show His unfailing love again?  Has His promise failed for all time?  Has God forgotten to be merciful?  Has He in anger withheld his compassion?’ Then I thought, ’To this will I appeal: The years of the right hand of the Most High.’

Psalm 77:7-10 (NIV)

Today’s Word

I’ve always found it amazing that, in the middle of this psalm, the psalm writer seemed to realize that he couldn’t just sit around thinking about the negative things that were happening in his life.  Perhaps he understood that if he kept thinking about the negative he would keep feeling down, so in order to get the negative things out of his mind he decided to replace them with thoughts about the Lord.  There is an old proverb that says, “Instead of cursing the darkness, light a candle.”  Many times when we find ourselves in dark situations in life, dark situations at work, dark situations in our families.  We try to find someone to call and say, “It sure is dark” when what we really need to do is replace those thoughts with thoughts about the light.

 Those children may be acting out of character, but at least they’re healthy!

They may not pay you what you desire right now, but at least you’re working!

They may have walked out of your life, but at least they didn’t take you out on the way!

Instead of cursing the dark areas in your life, I dare you to light a candle of praise!

~~~~~~  Pastor Jessie Jennings III

CHANGE YOUR AGENDA – “MAKE GOD FIRST”

Today’s Scripture

Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

Jeremiah 33:3  (KJV)

Today’s Word

We’re living in a fast pace world.  Our cell phones often ping with text messages.   After responding to the text, we then check our email.  Next, we get an instant message.  We respond to it, and then decide to check our Facebook page.   Where is it we’re meeting friends?    Afterwards, we check Twitter for messages.  Before we know it, night-time has come, and we’ve missed the most important task of the day.   We did not call God or answer when the Holy Spirit called us.

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The Bible tells us to call on God, and surely He will answer us and tell us great and hidden things that we have no knowledge of.  God has a word just for you.  I encourage you to take some time each day to meditate on the Word of God.

New Age technology is wonderful, but God’s Word is Awesome!  Connecting to the world will fade away, but God’s Word with last forever!

~~~~~~ Elder Vonna Jones

Terrific Tuesday 2.0

Join us each and every first Tuesday of each month for TERRIFIC TUESDAY 2.0! Terrific Tuesday begins promptly at 5:30PM with dinner for only $3. Then interactive bible study follows at 7PM. Terrific Tuesday 2.0 is held in the Family Life Center (FLC). So bring you iPad, iPhones, Kindles, and Android devices for this interactive bible study! Cutting Edge ministry. Out of the Box!

19th Annual Full Gospel International Conference June 27th – 29th

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What a time we had in Atlanta, GA for the 19th Annual Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International Conference! This year’s conference was a little different than years past. This year it was a 6N1 Conference. What is a 6N1 conference you may ask. It was 6 major conferences going on at the same time! Senior Pastors conference was led by Bishop Joseph Walker, Women by Pastor Debra B. Morton, Worship by Overseer William Murphy III, Men by Bishop Herbert Andrew, Young Adults by Overseer Terrance Johnson and Children and Youth by Overseer Christopher Harris. Wow! Major conferences led by dynamic men and women of God.

     The night general sessions were led by 3rd Presiding Bishop, Clarence E. McClendon, International Presiding Bishop, Paul S. Morton and Pastor Donald Parsons! We were challenged to have RIDICULOUS faith. It may sound ridiculous, seem ridiculous and even look ridiculous, but out of ridiculous faith, comes ridiculous blessings! The DVD of each night is avaliable for purchase through the Full Gospel website at www.FullGospelConference.org!

     Next year, our very own Bishop Edward H. Stephens and the entire Central region will be the host Bishop and region for the 20th International Annual Conference in Louisville, KY, July 3rd-5th. So save the date and come out and show the International Fellowship how the Central regions welcomes their guest and praise the Lord in 2013! We will be CELEBRATING LEGACY and PURSUING DESTINY! See you guys in 2013!

Word Explosion 2012 Held May 21st – May 22nd

 

You do not want to miss this next move of God!!  Bishop Ed Stephens Jr. is hosting Word Explosion 2012 at Golden Gate Cathedral on May 21st & 22nd at 6 p.m.  This conference is an extraordinary opportunity for leaders as well as delegates from across the mid-south to receive encouragement and insight regarding how to break the bearers that have been preventing your progress. 

 “For every designated place there is a designated provision,” states Bishop Ed Stephens, Jr., Senior Pastor of Golden Gate Cathedral. 

Bishop Stephens will be joined by internationally sought after speakers such as:

  • Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr., Presiding Bishop of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship

  • Bishop Noel Jones, Senior Pastor, City of Refuge, Los Angeles, CA

  • Dr. Steve Gaines, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, TN

  • Dr. Stacy Spencer, New Direction Christian Church, Memphis, TN

Don’t miss this life-changing event at Golden Gate Cathedral in Memphis Tennessee on May 21st-22nd.  Free registration is available at www.GoldenGateCathedral.org and childcare will be offered for children ages 2-11. This is sure to be two fun-filled evenings of faith that the entire family will not forget! Doors open at 5:30 and early arrival is strongly suggested. Advertisement opportunities are also available by emailing Events@goldengatecathedral.org

What is Word Explosion? The Word Explosion is a powerful gathering for people of all walks of life to hear powerful preaching and practical teaching about how to cultivate creativity & strengthen your faith.

Why should you attend the Word Explosion? You will hear dynamic messages from internationally acclaimed speakers who will challenge you to reach beyond your present circumstances and inspire you to see new possibilities that are available through Christ.

What happens during the Word Explosion?

  • You will experience high-energy music and worship.

  • You will enjoy power-packed preaching that will help you to see your obstacles as opportunities for God to demonstrate His greatness.

  • You will gain valuable insight about how to improve you