What to Do When God is Whipping Your Behind (Part 2)

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Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #45

Today, we are going to answer the next two questions in this series which are: “When do Christians get chastised by God?” and “How does God chastise Christians?” Lord willing, on next week, we will wrap up this subject by addressing the final topics, “What are the end results of God’s chastisement?” and “How to have the right attitude when God is chastising you.”

+ Plus, listen to Aretha Franklin & James Cleveland singing “Please Be Patient With Me” and Israel Houghton singing “I Surrender All”


Kurt Warner: Don’t Wait Until Tomorrow to Let Jesus Christ Into Your Life (Gospel Light Minute #42)

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He played quarterback for three NFL teams: the St. Louis Rams, the New York Giants, and the Arizona Cardinals. Originally signed by the Green Bay Packers as an undrafted free agent after playing college football in 1994, he would go on to be considered one of the best undrafted players of all time, with a 12-year career regarded as one of the greatest stories in NFL history. He won two NFL MVP awards in 1999 and 2001 with the St. Louis Rams as well as the Super Bowl MVP award in Super Bowl 34. He led the 2008 Arizona Cardinals to Super Bowl 43 and owns the three highest single-game passing yardage totals in Super Bowl history. He currently holds the seventh-highest career passer rating of all-time and the third-highest career completion percentage in NFL history. He retired from the NFL in 2010 and is now an analyst with the NFL Network.

Growing up in a Catholic household, faith in God was not something he took seriously. He said, “Faith wasn’t the reason I lived my life. God wasn’t the focus of everything I did. He was just kind of a part of it. I went to Mass and felt like it was more of a thing I was supposed to do more than necessarily wanting to do it or wanting to have that strong relationship…but I really didn’t know the extent that I needed to give my life to Him like I do now.” After a tornado touched down in Arkansas in 1996 killing both of his wife’s parents, he realized that he needed a change. He says of that experience, “That situation showed me that you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. You have to live life for today and for this moment. It was at that point that I realized the Lord needed to be at the center of my life. I couldn’t wait until tomorrow or next year. It needed to be right now.” He continues, “Thanking God is a constant thing in my life. It is not just for something specific He did on the football field to help us win; it is for everything that He has done in my life up to that point and for everything He will continue to do in my life from here until eternity.” His name is Kurt Warner.

GLMX #79: There is Still Hope After Tragedy

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When disaster strikes, it often comes without warning and leaves behind a path of destruction. The recent string of tornadoes that have devastated the Midwest and the South have not only left behind a path of destruction, but have left nearly 40 people dead, thousands homeless and without power. Besides, this a teenager recently walked into an Ohio school and shot five people, killing three of them who were fellow students. These recent disasters and tragedies will no doubt cause many to suffer psychological and emotional problems. Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families.

If you are a victim of this tragedy or of this natural disaster, or if you are someone who has lost a family member or a friend in such a tragedy, you may be going through great pain and suffering as a result of this tragedy. You may be asking yourself some questions like, Why did this happen? Where can I turn for help? Does anyone care?

You may never understand why such a tragedy happened. But you can be assured that help and hope is on the way.

GLMX #78: On “Being Saved” in Black America

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While growing up in a very religious and church-going family, I often heard the phrase “Being Saved.” Now to me and my peers, “Being Saved” was a rather spooky and mystical thing, and only the real holy folk could be such — whatever it was. I was under the impression that anyone who went up and took the chair after the preacher said, “The do-o-o-rs of the church are open,” was saved. And then, if a person got baptized he got a little more saved. And then, if they really got a dose of this “Being Saved” stuff, they would follow a set of rules like not drinking and smoking. These really saved folk would also engage in shouting and/or speaking in some unknown tongue on Sunday mornings. Now if a person was considered a hard case, he would have to be put on the mourner’s bench until he saw a vision or felt some kind of a change. Then, he was considered saved.
Even though I was raised in this religious environment, I was still rather doubtful about this thing called “Being Saved.” I just could not buy what people said “Being Saved” was. I always had questions in my mind about this matter such as: Saved from what? Saved to what? Was a person saved to live a sinless life? Could a person ever lose this “savedness”? If so, how and at what point? It wasn’t until I was a grown man and in the Air Force that these questions, along with a host of others were answered. I finally found out what it really meant to be saved according to the Holy Scriptures. Allow me to share with you what “Being Saved” really means. But first, let me share with you what it does not mean…

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Jeremy Lin is an Outspoken Christian Who Seeks to Bring God More Glory (Gospel Light Minute #41)

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He is the latest sensation to hit the sports world. He is considered to be “the Tim Tebow of the NBA”.

After receiving no athletic scholarship offers out of high school and being undrafted out of college, the 2010 Harvard University graduate reached a partially guaranteed contract deal later that year with his hometown Golden State Warriors. After his first year, he was waived by the Warriors and the Houston Rockets in the preseason before joining the New York Knicks early in the 2011–2012 season. He is the first American player in the NBA to be of Chinese or Taiwanese descent. He is credited with helping the New York Knicks win several recent games and the term “Linsanity” has been coined based upon his extraordinary talent.

While at Harvard, he was co-founder of a Bible study group run by the Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Christian Fellowship. Following his sudden rise to stardom, he said, “I’m thinking about how I can trust God more. How can I surrender more? How can I bring Him more glory?” An outspoken Christian, he has made it no secret that he thanks God for everything in his life. He says he would one day like to be a pastor who can head up non-profit organizations, either at home or abroad. He said “everything in my life is a blessing from God. I look back and I realize these are His fingerprints all over my story. Our true prize … was something in heaven, not on earth. I realize I [have] to learn … to stop chasing the perishable prizes of this earth … and give my best effort unto God and trust Him with the results.” His name is Jeremy Lin.

What to Do When God is Whipping Your Behind (Part 1)

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Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #44

We are beginning a new series titled “What to Do When God is Whipping Your Behind”. I feel that this is an important subject that Christians need to understand for their own personal growth. Today we will answer two important questions about how God chastises His children. Those questions are: “What is God’s chastisement?” and “Who does God chastise?”

Next week we will be addressing two more questions which are: “When do Christians get chastised by God?” and “How does God chastise Christians?” And on the third and final week, we will be addressing these two topics: “What are the end results of God’s chastisement?” and “How to have the right attitude when God is chastising you.”

How to Avoid Being Destroyed by the Devil (Part 4): How to Overcome the Tricks of the Devil

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Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #44

Daniel Whyte III finishes his sermon series on a topic that many Christians overlook — our enemy, the Devil. In today’s message, Daniel Whyte III discusses the following points:

I. The Devil will tempt you again and again
II. We must resist the Devil in the name of Jesus
III. Overcome the Devil through prayer

+ Plus, listen to Larnelle Harris singing “I Go to the Rock” and the 12th District AME Mass Choir singing “Oh, the Blood of Jesus”

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