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School Supply Festival August 10 @ 5pm - 7pm Let’s do more together to serve our community
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2 WAYS TO DONATE: • Purchase and place supplies in donation container • Make a financial donation, and Outreach ministry will purchase supplies.
The greatest story every told is not something that happened a long time ago. No, it’s something that happens every day! The story may have started over 2000 years ago, but it continues to be written each day that we live. The power of the grace of God at work in the lives of people each day is a story worth sharing. What makes it the greatest story ever told? The fact that it is a personal experience that continues each day. When you become discouraged by the distractions in this world, remember the story of grace is not from long ago, but right now -Pastor Mel
UPCOMING EVENTS YOU WANT TO REMEMBER... from the Pastoral Care after Sunday morning • ANNUAL CELEBRATION SUNDAY- August 11 at 10 a.m. A great time of praise, worship, and services. honoring those who serve with us. • CHILDREN WITH PURPOSE OUTING • 15th PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - Saturday, 12 October Banquet and Sunday, 13 October at 10am Anniversary Service. Banquet tickets can be purchased now
Saturday, September 14th at 10:00 a.m. to Tom Bass Park & My Father's House.
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CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY Bishop Brenda K. Perry, Sr. Pastor of NLTC
Choose you this day whom
political parties is that they both have good and evil in their platforms. Yes, I’m happy to a degree that we have a black President, but I’m sadden even the more due to the direction he is taking the country. Yes, I know it’s political, and he may be a believer per-say. However, he is far from the standard that God desires for this nation. Many times we choose our bellies and pleasure before choosing the righteousness of God.
you will serve. Christianity in America is being challenged on godly values and morality. We have seen through the years the declining of moral standards; they have come in leisurely because of our desire for worldly pleasure.
If all “CHRISTIANS” would stand up for justice and equality from God’s stand point, and protest the ungodly decisions that our Supreme Judicial Court, and high oﬃcial leaders make that compromises truth, our nation I am a baby boomer, per-say, would be in a much more born in the early 50’s, seeing in the favorable stance. Our Nation is 60’s, on television, Dr Martin L. slowly but surely moving God out King marching for justice for the of the picture of the human race, black in the lower part of the and bringing in humanist and South. Yet every part of America atheist theology. When our was feeling the impact of his Presidents (and not just the one in eﬀort. The Northern States in oﬃce today, but any) and Congress many degrees were no diﬀerent persons vote in Supreme Court from the South. It may not have Judges that have no true faith in been the bus issues, or eating at a God, and the fear of God, and do counter alongside a white person. not up hold the truth of God, it’s Yet to attain higher achievement, time to pray. Our leaders are we had to fight just as hard. I do standing diehard against the laws not feel that Dr. King fought and and commandments of God. died to allow sin to reign, and not Joshua 24: 15 states, “…and if it the righteousness of God. People seems evil to you to serve the have taken what he fought for and Lord, choose for yourselves this turned it around to use for their day whom you will serve.” own destruction, and the Immorality has risen dramatically destruction of this nation. in the last 20 or less years. The I’m neither a democrat nor a republican, or any other political party. If righteousness does not prevail against evil, I’m sorry there is no party on earth that can turn the judgment of God on this nation. The sad thing about
JULY/AUGUST 2013 lies from the devil. The enemy has not gone to sleep nor gotten weak in his stand against God, We, the people of God, must choose which side we stand on….. God’s side or Satan….. there is no in- between. I’m not writing this article to make you mad because of your political stand, but to make you mad about us Christians needing to stand for the cause of Christ. Yes, the Church must learn to present Christ in a loving way, yet not compromising the truth and righteousness of God. We must choose to serve the Lord in Spirit and in truth. If the Church of Jesus Christ does not choose to take a stand against that which stands again God, it will over take us. The culture of today’s philosophy is challenging the heart and the mind of our young people. They are questioning and dissecting the Word of God to their own destruction. The choices they are making, and the changing of the Word of God has caused many to make the wrong choices in life. The choices they make in morality are a far distant cry than 20 or even 10 years ago. May the God of Grace help us that love and fear Him, teach and live a life before our young, so they may choose this day to serve the Lord God Almighty.
Christian, not denomination but just Christian, that believes in God, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ are being called the haters. It is because we stand for truth and justice, for godliness and righteousness. We protest against
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Looking Ahead Birthdays & Anniversaries
Please mark your calendars for the upcoming events for July & August
JULY 4 Fourth of July (Office Closed) 8 Leadership Prayer 14 Evening Service 26 - 27 Young Adults Retreat 27 Leadership Prayer 28 Celebration of Asians in American History 28 Evening Service
AUGUST 10 School Supply Festival 11 Celebration Sunday 11 Evening Service 12 Leadership Prayer 24 Leadership Prayer & Meeting 25 Evening Service
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July 24! !
Bishop BK Perry
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Paul & Denise Dalcoe July 10
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Raymond & Pam Wright July 10
Anniversaries Steve & Donna Stephens Aug 6 Billy & Gwen Williams Aug. 12 Isaac & Jackie Bazile Aug. 25
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New Life Temple Ministries Words from our ministries
DEPRESSED? NOT IN MY VOCABULARY Sharon Clay, Singles’ Ministry Director
138:8a) It’s good to know that God is really concerned about our worries. If He wasn’t, there would be no need for this scripture.
Each time I “tried” to slump (get depressed), I would sing, “ In bed checking Living He loved me, dying He the radio for saved me, buried he carried my sound @ 11:20 sins far away, rising He justified p.m., making freely forever, one day He’s sure it’s loud coming back, Oh Glorious Day!” enough when I just kept singing and had the the alarm sounds nerve to get loud. This is usually at 4:00 a.m. how I try to respond to the The voice on the unknown, sing and talk to the radio is telling me to trust the Lord. Life hits us hard, knocks us Lord, no matter what I’m going down, but the Word tells us “We through. Next, a song being are troubled on every side, yet not played, “I’m safe with Him…put distressed, we are perplexed, but my faith in Him”, etc. Wow, this not in despair, persecuted, but not blew my mind. It’s as if this forsaken, cast down but not “voice” was right along side of me. destroyed” (II Corinthians 4:8). How ironic that when I set out to So, to all my single ladies, to all go to bed early, God is ministering my single men (I hear y’all singing to me just before midnight. to the tune of Beyoncé’s music) Throughout the day at work, I we’re in this together. I need you, was trying so desperately to stay you need me. Let’s keep in touch, focused. Retirement on my mind, communicate, pray for one yet I know it’s not time. Work another, etc. was a struggle, yet this is what I Look forward to seeing you. do Monday-Friday, 6:30-3:30. People on my mind, family and friends going through so much, prayer request after prayer OUTREACH: request, what is really going on! DOING MORE Makes one wonder, am I dreaming? This scripture came to Elder Edna Johnson, mind, “The Lord will perfect that Outreach Director which concerneth me…” (Psalms
There are events in Houston…….and there are “E V E N T S” in Houston. I believe that the Outreach ministry is the most exciting and rewarding ministry in the church. Why? I’m glad you asked. First, it is the mission of the church. He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved,” (Mark 16:15-18) This Scripture is known as the Great Commission. It is stated in each of the gospels. As this is the last recorded personal directive of the Savior to his disciples, it holds great significance to all followers of Christ. It is the foundation for evangelism and cross-cultural mission work in Christian theology. Because the Lord's instructions were to go to all nations, and that He would be
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with us until the very end of the age, Christians of all generations have embraced this command. As many have said, it's not "The Great Suggestion." No, the Lord has commanded us to put our faith in action. He has assigned us, His sheep, with this marvelous mission. Sheep make sheep. One of the greatest blessings you can experience is to lead a lost soul to Christ Jesus. Luke 15:7 states, “I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven
over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” Second, Outreach must be the focus of all other ministries in the church. Lastly, this is one of the avenues in which the church “demonstrates” love by giving. This brings me to the “E V E N T”. On August 10, 2013, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., NLTC will sponsor a
JULY/AUGUST 2013 distributed to the community children. We will also have popcorn, snow cones, hot dogs, Christian rappers, and a lot more. This time will also allow us to share God’s word with lost souls. Personal contact always makes a diﬀerence. I’m excited!! This is going to be an enjoyable day for all. August 10, 2013, 5 – 7 p.m. See you then.
School Supply Festival The New Life Temple Church family is busy now providing school supplies which will be
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comes with having an encounter See after a couple of days of with God. I’ve running been thinking outside, my about that. body got use SOLACE While to my thinking, I surroundings, asked this the heat, Lately I have question in sounds, smell, been taking a my head, etc. It’s daily jog “What do you something I outside. It has do in the look forward been almost mean time? to. I believe two weeks Do you let nature is the since I have them creep closest thing started. I deeper into tangible that prefer to their we have to workout outside rather than inside situations?” God. Some looking at a television screen with Of course the might say people telling you certain “right” thing preachers, or movements to make in order to to say is “no”, prophets, but get certain parts of your body but when you I say nature. toned. I have learned a little trick. think about it, Whenever Running or jogging works just you don’t I’m outside, I about every part of your body, and really do feel closer to while it can be strenuous, it is anything even Him. Almost perhaps the quickest way to get though that close enough the job done. may be your answer. to feel Him. The message does not Most people stray away from change, and NEVER will, but the I believe God wants us to do it because of the amount of work process must be innovated in great things, BUT we hold ethic you have to put in. order to retain a significant ourselves hostage. (Just a However, I would rather do it now amount of members of the “X” reminder, I am talking about my while I still have the ability to. generation) If I weren’t saved, and generation. Once we do this, they What am I saying with all of this? didn’t know God, and walked into will long more for God, and they Well, most Christians prefer to will began to want that encounter. a traditional church setting, me patty cake with God and focus We may move forward but those personally, I don’t believe it would more on tradition because it is in left will fade and go on forgotten. draw me in. God indeed does the their comfort zone. When really complex, but we have a duty to the things that need to be done seduce them to this lifestyle. requires us to explore outside of it. Tradition is our comfort zone, and As a young adult, I am very open as humans we naturally do not like to diﬀerent things and reaching change. However, in order to my generation through our system. reach my peers, I understand that With that, I am concerned for the tradition simply won’t cut it. It church when it comes to my must be broken. Not entirely, but generation. We are losing them if enough to the point were it’s not they are not already lost. comfortable in the beginning. I recently heard the Bishop say that having a made up mind
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Think y?! I l l ” a e “R rime! s A C That’ ry . Per Mel A
Even though I’m considered a mature adult when it comes to rating what is appropriate for my eyes to see, sometimes I think somethings are way too mature for my sensitive eyes. Of course in this case, I’m not blaming the entertainment industry...well not entirely. Instead, there is another group of people I wish I could sue! I mean I think there should be a Class action suit, because I’m sure I’m not the only one who is put oﬀ by such oﬀense. Yes oﬀense! Criminal OFFENSE! I’m astonished at how bold some people are. It’s as if they don’t care...they don’t care how they violate you. They don’t care about the trauma they may cause individuals. I’m not just put oﬀ by such outlandish behavior. I feel victimize by such atrocities against humanity!!! None the less, if I stand back hiding myself from this crime, I have to admit I am a bit in aww of how these people are not moved by what I or anyone else feels,
thinks or say about their crime. They proudly forge ahead. I know it may seem like a contradiction that while I’m repulsed by such a crime, I have a moment of respect for the oﬀender. It is the passion and conviction which individuals have while committing such crime that causes me to give a ting of respect to them.
JULY/AUGUST 2013 comfortable in the environment. They proudly strutted across the carpet, often to the amusement of others passing by. Insuring that my camera phone was out of sight, I snapped picture after picture as I gasped for fresh air.
Is it possible they did not see what I’m seeing when they looked in the mirror that morning? Oh, they saw! But what their brain When I see a person who has interpreted was very, very diﬀerent so violently forced themselves into from mine. clothing that is 3 sizes to small, What would happen to our squeezing, and nearly loosing parts world if Christians had the same of the human anatomy, I reach for attitude? What if we lived our lives my phone... boldly wearing our faith daily...living it out loud without “No!”, I tell myself. “There is no need to call 911. After all this is any embarrassment of how people perceive us? only a crime in my book of ‘though shalt not’”. I’m sure you have witnessed these individuals too. And it is no longer confined to one gender these days. Maybe upon seeing them you do as I do, gasping for air shaking your head in disbelief. Not knowing if you should laugh out loud, cry, be angry or go and tell the person that...THEY JUST AIN’T RIGHT!
I have to wonder how many more lives I can touch if I had the same conviction, passion, and confidence those men and women had. Confidence in who my God really is. Is this what’s lacking in our daily wardrobe? Confidence.
I can’t begin to describe to you the things I saw people wearing, or what it was doing to parts of their Recently I was attending a body. But I can say I didn’t see one well known black festival in New person who flinched when all eyes Orleans. My reason for making the were on them. In fact, some of trip was to take in the them smiled back. I was the one empowerment sessions over the 4 who was shy about being seen with day festival. I have found these my phone pointed at them. sessions over the years to be quite Paul, the Apostle, wrote, “For interesting and at times I am not ashamed of the gospel of informative. Christ...” That is how we must live While some of the most intellectual and prominent figures in the black community were there, it didn’t seem to keep any of these oﬀenders away. In fact they seemed to be extremely
our lives daily if we are to cause the change our world is so desperately hoping for. In not doing so, we commit the greatest oﬀense.
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