A WORD FROM THE EDITOR
Article: “What I Learned from Losing My Hair”
I personally don’t have anything to say this week, but I still wanted to give you all some kind of inspiration. Here’s a blog called Beauty Beyond Bones and this young woman’s testimony of her struggle with anorexia. I strongly implore you to go and read it; I truly believe you will be blessed by it.
Local news around the area
No happenings as of yet, but the church is still currently raising money to finish the installation of our restroom. You can donate here: KTOR Radio
Sunday sermons, Wednesday messages
Sunday, April 24, 2016, “You Can’t Fool God (Isaiah 5:20)”
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Is. 5:20 KJV)
Someone who is saved can’t say they’ve never done anything wrong in their life. Each of us has fallen short, and as people, we can become predatory in the pursuit of our desires. Some are willing to do anything for those desires by any means necessary. This in of itself is cautionary for us as believers because Satan possesses the same mentality: steal, kill, destroy to obtain whatever it is that he wants.
Often the things or people we’re led to believe are evil turn out to be the opposite and vice versa. “You can’t know how a person is until you get to know them for yourself.” In this passage, Isaiah is warning us, “The enemy sucks us in by making us feel like what we’re doing is okay…when it’s all said and done you can’t fool God.” Just because it seems right and feels right doesn’t mean it is. We cannot carry on in sin, saying and doing as we please, and expect God to keep blessing us.
Prayer is crucial to our faith walk and it has three results; yes, no and nothing, “Sometimes we pray for things that weren’t meant for us…that don’t belong to us… Sometimes God won’t answer.” The Lord not answering you doesn’t mean He no longer cares. Jesus will grant it to you when it’s your season to have it, “The devil wants you to get ahead of your blessing because he’s seen what God has in store of you.” When God ordered King Saul to go and kill everything in the village, leaving nothing left, Saul came across people and things that looked good to him and disobeyed God by keep it all for himself. At that moment evil became good and good became evil, and Saul lost his blessing because of it.
“Man works on time, but God works on eternity.” We can settle for the right now, and keep telling God later, or we can surrender and live for a life after this.
A session of review and reflection was held in place of Bible study
THE ART GALLERY
Poems, shorts and other creative pieces
No Plan B
by Odd Thomas
The Hip-Hop label Humble Beast is known for artists who have more than one element to themselves, whether it be lyrically or craft wise. Humble Beast artist Odd Thomas is no exception to this. The rapper’s poem No Plan B is this week’s feature. Click the link below to listen to it:
Events, announcements for the month of April
- April 2: Mission Workshop, Temple, Texas
- April 7: Brother Philip Prince’s Birthday
- April 12-14: PVACF “Deadly Love” Series, PVAMU MSC Student Lounge, 7 p.m.
- April 24: “The Remedy” Talent Showcase, 5 p.m.
- April 28: Sister Erma Sadberry’s Birthday
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