A WORD FROM THE EDITOR
Fantasy VS Reality—Ending the Cycle
This is the final part of the series. You can read all four parts on my personal blog: jssberry.wordpress.com
In this final part of the series on romanticism, I’m on my way to seeking deliverance. I’m afraid, but I know it’s time—it’s been way past due. I will be sharing my latest scar and where I am in the midst of it all. I really, truly need your prayers as I get ready for this fight because I know I will need them. I thank each and every one of you for reading. I hope that it’s touched you in someway. If you are in a battle of your own, then I encourage you to not give up. There is hope for you and it’s not over until God says it’s over. It’s not over for me, so it’s certainly not over for you.
Also, just as a side note, April is Child Abuse Prevention month and I’ve decided to write some poems starting next week related to this issue. Be on the lookout!
Let’s keep each other lifted up. Be blessed.
Happenings with the church and abroad
There’s nothing new going on as of yet.
The fundraiser to build the bathroom is currently on hold, but donations are still appreciated. We need $6000 to begin construction; $4000 has been collected so far.
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Sunday sermons, Wednesday messages
Sunday, April 2, 2017, “It’s Never Too Late (Isaiah 55:6-7)”
“Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:” (Is. 55:6 KJV)
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017, “(A Study on I Peter 3:15-22)”
MEMORY VERSE: “For it is better, if the will of God be so, that ye suffer for well doing, than for evil doing.” (I Pt. 3:17 KJV)
People will always be people. They will gossip, spread rumors, and lie on you all day long, but you have to be yourself. You cannot be so consumed by what people are saying about you that it affects who you are and who Christ has called you to be. Being comfortable with who we are doesn’t mean we prance about in haughtiness; we simply walk in dignity with our heads held high.
When it comes to suffering there are two kinds: self-induced and God ordained. Self-induced suffering is the result of evil doing: going out of your way to do something that goes against the will of God, disobedience, etc. God ordained suffering, on the other hand, is when the Lord allows us to go through for our good, “When you are suffering for Christ, you have to learn to endure…” We sometimes like to complain and may even think it to be unfair: Why do I have to go through this? Why me? All of that fails in comparison to Christ’s suffering however, “Christ suffered for our sins… He suffered for things He didn’t even come close to doing.” All so that we could have eternal life.
Our bodies are temporary; we can’t take them with us. Therefore what’s important is the soul, but some are more focused on the natural man rather than the spiritual. “You have people who have the discipline to run five miles a day but won’t crack one the Bible… The body means nothing to God; it’s the soul He wants.” Don’t buy into the lie that just because you show up to church you’re okay. Showing up means nothing if your soul is not right with God.
There is no such thing as ‘once saved always saved.’ That’s why it is necessary for us to repent, “Being baptized reconnects us back to God, but we’re still capable of sinning.” Stay on course and stay focused on what the Lord has charged you with.
THE ART GALLERY
Using artistry to empower the Kingdom
BITS OF INSPIRATION
by Jacqueline S. Sadberry
Editor in Chief
I have a real treat for you all this week:
This lovely piece is an oil painting created by Beau B. Frank. He’s a California based surrealist painter and I saw one of his works when it was featured by Instagram. I was so impressed that I became a fan after seeing only 2 paintings. What fascinates me about his art is that it’s looks like digital artwork, but all of them are done by hand. All of his work is done in oil, they’re very stunning and I highly recommend for you to go and view his pieces.
Events, announcements for the month of April
Dates will occasionally be added to the calendar
- April 7: Brother Philip’s Birthday
- April 16: Easter Sunday
- April 23: “The Remedy,” Poetry Nights, 5PM
- April 28: Mother Sadberry’s Birthday