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JUDSON BAPTIST CHURCH CELEBRATES 15th APPRECIATION FOR DR. & MRS. JOHNNY V. BAYLOR “A PROPHET AND PREACHER TEACING GOD’S PEOPLE THE GOOD AND RIGHT WAY TO LIVE” I Samuel 12:22-23

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The Judson Church family invites you to join us in our tribute to our Pastor &

Southside Bethel “Family of Purpose” Celebrates 16 Years of Leadership for our Pastor & Leading Lady Frederick & Carol Howard

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Sunday, May 5, 2013 4:00 p.m,. It is with Praises and Thanksgiving that we, the members of Southside Bethel “Family of Purpose” B.C., give to God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for 16 blessed years of service for our Senior Pastor Frederick E. Howard and Leading Lady Carol J. Howard. Pastor and Sister Howard continue to lead us by the Spirit of God with boldness in His Holy Word with love, hope, and prayer They stand together in love for each other, unmovable and always abounding in the work of the Lord. Our Continued On Page 5 theme for this occasion is “Our Pastor & First SOUTHSIDE BETHEL....

First Lady in commemoration of fifteen years of faithful service. Dr. and Mrs. Baylor will be honored on Sunday, April 28, 2011, 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 5, 2011, 5:00 p.m. Dr. LaMonte King is the Guest Speaker on Sunday, April 28 and on Sunday, May 5; we will honor a very special Guest Speaker to be announced at a later date. Judson Baptist Church is located at 451 East 223rd Street, Carson, CA. For additional information, please call the Church Office at (310) 834-2630.

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It is never easy to say goodbye, or to move on from what has become so familiar. We all get comfortable with where we are at, how we do things, and the way that God has moved in the past; but when God moves you, you go. After 26 years of dedicated service at 132 E Artesia Blvd, Long Beach, California, the Greater Open Door COGIC, founded by Dr. Garon Harden, Sr. closed the doors at that location. However, when God is in the changes of life, it is exciting and filled with good things! Isaiah 43:13 “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” Dr. Garon Harden, Sr. and the members of Greater Open Door COGIC Worldwide Ministries are excited, as we know that God strategically places us where He can best use us for His purposes and glory. We are now located at 135 W. Victoria Street, Long Beach, California. We cordially invite all members, past and present, family, and friends to join us as we celebrate! The theme is “Moving Forward... Not Looking Back.” Philippians 3:13 “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,” Friday, May 17, 2013 @ 7:00 p.m., Marriott Continued On Page 7 Hotel, 4700 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, GREATER OPEN DOOR...... California 90815. Tickets are $75 (Dinner

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On Sunday, April 28th, 4:00p.m., the musical ministry department will praise God through their anointed

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The Voices of Bethel Choir presents its Annual Spring Musical and Praise Service on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 4:00p.m. at the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. The theme is, Champion (Isaiah

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9:6) “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father,

Commandment is located one mile south of the 105 Freeway and one mile north of the 91 Freeway at 15548 Paramount Blvd, Paramount CA, between Alondra and Somerset Blvd. If we can be of service to you, or if you’re in the need of additional information, please call (562) 531-7703. Dr.Rev Grady Jones, Pastor Sis Cindy Elder, President/Article Submitter Sis Linda Sue TaylorJones, Publicist/RTP Reporter.

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The Prince of Peace.” Bro. Daric Pope and Sis. Minnie Chris have been preparing for this musical for several weeks. You are in for a Blessing. Come and hear some of your favorite songs. A few new releases

from the Voices of Bethel include: I’ve Got Joy, Jesus is the Light, Holy-Holy-Holy, and Champion. Lead vocalists include TyEsha Torres, Tiearea Robinson, and Rosemary Williams. The musicians are: Brothers Ervin Pope, Shannon Jackson, Matthew Taylor, and the special guest are God’s Praise Mine Ministry of Los Angeles. Join us for a spiritfilled afternoon of song and praise. Bring a friend. Bethel is located at 10905 South Compton Avenue, Los Angeles. The church office is 323566-5286. Visit our website at www.bethelsouthla.org. Reginald A. Pope, Pastor, Minnie Chris, President, Daric Pope, Director, B. Sweet, Reporter.

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of praise and worship with us. Everyone is welcome! The choir will sing songs honoring Psalm 100:2, which reads “Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. “Special guests include, but not limited to, are Bro. Stan Foreman, Guest Director, Guest Soloists, Sis Joselynn James, and Sis. Jewel Tompkins, along with Calvary CME Church Choir. You do not want to HEAR about this service. You WANT to be IN GOD’S HOUSE WITNESSING THIS GREAT WORSHIP EXPERIENCE! New

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It is with exceeding joy and humble acknowledgement that the New Mt. Calvary Church Family celebrates the Grand Opening of the Dr. Lonnie Dawson Home for Children in Gonaives, Haiti in the month of April. Indeed, we are excited for what the Lord has done and

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it is marvelous in our sight. In 2011, following the leading of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Sonja R. Dawson and the New Mt. Calvary Church Family partnered with Rev. Dr. Carol and Sis. Lillie Broadfoot, Pastor Robert Compere, and the Love and Light Missions to build a home for 17 orphaned

children. Indeed, this journey has been filled with great pleasures and pains, but we have pressed and persevered. Currently, in its last phase of development, the Dr. Lonnie Dawson Home for Children has several bedrooms, classrooms, kitchen area, and food pantry to support the spiritual, physical, and social needs of its incoming residents. Named in honor of our late founder, Rev. Dr. Lonnie Dawson, the Dr. Lonnie Dawson Home for Children is a celebration of his work in meeting the needs of this present age, locally and internationally. During his tenure as pastor, Dr. Dawson traveled extensively on missionary journeys to West Africa, Jerusalem, Jamaica, Seoul, Korea, Germany and Haiti.

He also led the congregation to build three wells in Haiti in addition to a road restoration project, following a devastating hurricane in 2004. Now, in continual fulfilment of our church’s mission “…To reach persons beyond the walls…,” Pastor Sonja R. Dawson carries on his rich legacy while chartering a new course with the development and building of this home. Truly, a work of this magnitude could not be accomplished without the favor of God, the prayers of the righteous, and the gracious support of many collaborating partners in ministry, including but not limited to Holy Chapel Baptist Church, Continued On Page 5

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CZ Celebrates Pastor & Wife’s Anniversary

“Now we ask you, brothers, to give recognition to those who labor among you and lead you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves” 1 Thessalonians. 5:12-13

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The members of Citizens of Zion will celebrate the first anniversary of Pastor Bobby L. and Lady Claudia Newman, Jr., on Sunday, April 28, 2013. We

are honored and excited to set aside this day to thank God for the gift He has given to us – we invite our family, friends and the community to join us in

this celebration. Starting day one, both Pastor Bob and Lady Claudia hit the ground running and have shown hearts filled with love for the members of CZ. Pastor Bob’s motto “To Serve This Present Age” is demonstrated through his active mission to reach as many

people for Christ as he can in the time he has left on “planet earth”. The theme for this occasion is “Chosen According to His Purpose” (Ephesians 1:11). Our 10:45 a.m. speaker is Dr. Bobby Newman, Sr., Pastor Emeritus. Pastor Newman retired as Senior Pastor

The Rock Christian Fellowship CALLING ALL MEN FROM THE NORTH, EAST, WEST & SOUTH On Tuesday May 7, 2013 over 1,500 men will surround City Hall of Long Beach, California for strategic prayer. We are calling on Christian men for the all corners of the city of Long Beach as well as other cities to come together in prayer over seven core areas of the city. Here is the plan. We need you to gather 10 men who can each gather 10 men who can gather 10 men, who can then gather 10 men who can gather 10 men to take over the city. Would you send a text, use your voice, Facebook or phone call to begin the process? We believe it is time for men to show up in a committed visual of commitment to change. We need you. During that time we will be praying for: The Long Beach City Council, The Homeless Population in Long Beach, Gang Violence, Education, Illegal Gun Recovery, Sex Trafficking and Ministry Quarantining. If you would like to join us, arrive at Long Beach City Hall 333 West Ocean Blvd. (meet in the center quad) on Tuesday May 7, 2013 @ 4:30 PM. Wear a white shirt and blue jeans/pants.

UNION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH A TOP PRIORITY CELEBRATION DR. MILTON MARSHALL

April 28th (4th Sunday) marks the 25th year I will be privileged to speak at the historic Union Baptist Church of Los Angeles, where the well known and most deserving patriarch of our day, Dr. Milton Marshall, Sr. serves as pastor. The occasion is Union Baptist Inspirational Choir’s Annual Day; the time for service is 3:30 pm; the location is 1812 East 110th Street - Los Angeles, CA. God has blessed Dr. Marshall to live 99 years and give oversight to Union Baptist for Sixty-seven years; both are noted legendary accomplishments. Should God will it to be and I hope and pray He does, Dr. Marshall will be the forth centenarian Pastor in the city of the Angeles; the other three are Dr. Whalen Jones, Dr.

John A. Brooks and Dr. R.O. Harris - all 100 plus years in age. As a special and personal incentive, I request that you make it your business to come and celebrate with a church that prides itself in appreciating a pastor of who has been blessed with a “grace” tenure of many years. In view of the fact that the Choir, with Dr. Marshall’s permission, has embraced me to share God’s word with them for 25 of those precious years, God has laid it on my heart to salute both Dr. Marshall and the Inspirational Choir in a very special three-fold dimension: (1) I invite you to be my special guest to help fill the house to its capacity;.(2) I will make a presentation to the choir; .(3) I will honor Dr. Marshall with a special presentation. Please mark this date and make it a TOP PRIORITY to be with us. We will, together, do all we can to be there and help make Dr. Marshall and the Inspirational Choir glad during the celebration. As a special sentiment, I take great pride in quoting that great prophet, in Pasadena, CA, Dr. Roger Decuir, “I’ll See You There!” ALL ROADS LEAD TO UNION APRIL 28, 2013 Your Friend and Brother, MED Reverend Marvin E. Dean Pastor/ Evangelist.

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in November 2011. Our afternoon guests are Second Baptist Church-Monrovia; Bishop Wm. LaRue Dillard, Pastor, is slated to speak. Also, joining us will be Christ Second Baptist Church-Long Beach; Reverend Welton Pleasant is the Pastor. For more information about this very special celebration or any of the other programs at CZ, call the church office at (310) 6380536 or email citizensofzion@ sbcglobal.net. We are located at 12930 North Lime Avenue, in the City of Compton. Ms. Balinda Andrews is Chairperson of the Appreciation Committee and Ms. Wilma G. Hairston, reporting.

THE WOMEN’S MINISTRY OF GREATER MT. HERMON M.B.C. IS PROUD TO PRESENT OUR ANNUAL DAY Theme: “Women Living a Legacy of Faith” Joshua 24:14-15

Special Guest Speaker, Sister Elnora Simon from Shining Light Worship Center. The service will be held Sunday, April 28, 2013 4:00PM Greater Mt. Hermon M.B.C. 2302 W. 132nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90059 Rev. Kenneth A. Hall Sr. Pastor (Two blocks West of Central Ave.-Between El Segundo and Rosecrans).

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ONE FAITH FELLOWSHIP’S NUGGETS FOR THE SOUL DO YOU WANT TO BE BLESSED? If we go with “The Flow”, we will be blessed, blessed, blessed! Our submitting to God will position us to be where we need to be, to meet whom we need to meet and to receive what God has sent to us. Recently, while busily working and normally not excited about being interrupted, someone came to visit me. Appreciating the equally busy person taking time from their busy-schedule to spend a moment with me, I allowed myself to be interrupted. We enjoyed great fellowship, shared laughter and a time of encouragement. While that meeting would have been great by itself,

it soon became evident that the Lord was the One who interrupted my day to position we where I needed to be to receive what He had for me. Someone else approached us and told me the Lord had impressed upon her to bless me and that she had to be obedient to our Great God. Well, needless to say, that beloved person definitely blessed me financially with what I needed and it was delivered with a warm, loving and embracing smile. In addition, I was given the contents of this article to pen to whoever will read and receive God’s message through it. Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach

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you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. We are assured that God will fulfill what He said— however, the questions are: Will we allow ourselves to be taught, will we go the way He

Holy Mission M.B.C. News “The Duty of a Christian”

(Matt. 22: 37-38) Thy shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thy self. We are to live a Chris-

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tian Life, and reject the things of the world that are sin. Be loving, kind, and humble to your fellowman. Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.

leads us, and will we remember that HIS EYE IS UPON US- SEEING EVERYTHING WE THINK, DO, GO, SAY and NEED!! This Scripture reminds me of the story that has been told a thousand different ways, but yet ends up with the same unfortunate lesson. That being how God promised He would come and bless the person in the story. So the Lord came through the day in three different ways; none of which were mystical, spooky or in a supernatural fashion, but in ways that person could easily accept. Unfortunately, the person quickly dismissed them to move them out of his way

while he was diligently waiting for the Lord to come. So, at the end of the day, the person disappointedly whined to God that He did not keep His Word and come to him as He said He would. However, the Lord’s response was that yes, in fact He had come to him at three different occasions during the day. Unfortunately, He was not accepted on either of those occasions. Heartbroken, the person realized that he had missed the blessings of the Lord for that day. Brothers and Sisters, we don’t want Continued On Page 14

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HOLY CHAPEL’S SANCTUARY CHOIR CELEBRATES ITS 24TH ANNUAL DAY

(Proverbs 16:7) When a man’s To God Be the Glory for the wonderful things he has done!! ways please the Lord, he maWe, the Sanctuary Choir are inviting you to come and share keth even his enemies to be at peace with him. 1614 E. 41st with us in our 24th Year of Service. The chosen theme for the Street Los Angeles, CA 90011 occasion is “Through It All”, Psalm 18:2. We have planned an outstanding service unto the Lord and a spirit-filled service for your enjoyment. The service is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. in our church sanctuary. Rev. A-Tone Bryant - Musical Director, Sis. Linda Roland - Choir President and the entire choir are seeking your support. Come out and get your praise on! When praises go up, blessings come down. Come and get your blessing. Not only are you invited to this Trinity Baptist Church is seeking a Director/Musician for the Children’s Choir, ages 6 special service, but for any of our regularly scheduled servicthru 12. Must have experience in vocal training and directing a children’s choir, knowles, Tuesday through Sunday. The church is located at 1016 E. edge of and ability to teach, train and direct the children to sing a variety of sacred muRosecrans Avenue (between Central and Avalon) in the city of sic, including Hymns, Spirituals, Gospel and Contemporary Christian Music. Candidate Compton, under the pastorate of The Rev. George L. Thomas. must be available for rehearsals and scheduled worship service. Please submit resume by mail, fax or e-mail to: Trinity Baptist Church Music Department, 2040 West Jefferson Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90018 – (323) 735-0219 (fax) or trinitybaptistc@sbcglobal.net

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Tabernacle Of Faith Baptist Church Slates Annual Prayer Breakfast

The Women’s Ministry of the Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church, located in the very heart of the greater Watts Community of Los Angeles, slates its 25th Annual Prayer Breakfast. Our theme is “Servants of God Staying Steadfast and Committed Prayer”, Psalms 37: 5. Out guest speaker is Rev. Natalie K. Owens, Assistant PasPastoral search committee is accepting resumes for a permanent Pastor. If you are tor, Faith Inspirational Missionary Baptist Church, Compton, CA. an ordained Baptist Minister please send your resume by June 23, 2013 with photo. AtSpecial music will be provided by Rev. Gregory Bowen-Perkins. tention; pulpit Committee c/o Sis. Mary McCarthy, 1417 East Florence Avenue, Los The event will be held Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. to 12 Angeles, CA 90001. Church PH (323) 582-7797**Chairperson @ (323) 759-6031 Noon, at the Proud Bird, Tuskegee Room, 11022 Aviation, Los Angeles, CA. Please contact the church office at (323) 569-4162 for tickets or additional information. Sis. Norma Chappelle, Chairperson, and Sis. Callie Parker, Co-Chairperson. Reverend Dr. R.M. Leffall is our Senior Pastor. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!

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Ceremony and Sign Dedication for Dr. Frank J. Higgins Sr. Square

The Intersection of 92nd and San Pedro Streets will be designated Dr. Frank J. Higgins Square by the City of Los Angeles, Councilwoman Jan Perry, Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 9:00am. Dr. Frank J. Higgins Sr. 1929 -1996  was a Husband of 43 years to Laura B. Higgins , Father : 9 children, 8 boys and 1 girl Pastor & Builder of True Way Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles, CA ,   President of the Baptist   Ministers Conference of Los Angeles & Southern California for 18 years until his death. Founder of Triangle Christian Services Inc., Family Preservation Program and Shelter for Homeless Women and Children, Former Dean of The Providence Theological Seminary, Army Veteran who served in the Korean War. Dr. Higgins life work, as a Husband, Father, Grandfather, Pastor, Leader of Pastors, Seminary Dean, Teacher, CEO, Community Organizer, Civil Rights Leader, Community Worker, Builder, Visionary ,Veteran, and Servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. You are invited to attend. A reception will follow in the Hattie Higgins fellowship hall of True Way. True Way Missionary Baptist Church 9122 S.  San Pedro St.  Los Angeles, CA 90003 (323) 755-4087. For more info log on to www.twmbc.org Donald L. Wilson, Pastor

Musicians In Action Presents Annual Clinic “Drumming Perspectives” Musicians In Action, Inc. (MIA) an Interdenominational 501©3 Non-profit musician’s organization, will host its 10th Annual Drum Clinic on Saturday. April 27, 2013. This clinic is geared toward youth and young adults who are interested in learning drumming basics, or want to enhance their current drumming/percussion skills, however all ages and skill levels

are welcomed. Information you will receive during the clinic: Understanding the basics - Essential Rudiments, Learning the different types of drum equipment, How to be an efficient accompanist that knows how to lend the right flavor to the music, Different styles of music and techniques used for those styles. In an effort to make up for the lack of musical instruction in the public schools curriculum, Musicians In Action hosts this annual clinic to provide an

alternative avenue of exposure to music and to encourage its growth. Each week, music ministries in the local church are exposed to drummers that “play” but lack the necessary skills that will refine their ministry. This clinic will help them become a more proficient drummer. Parents are encouraged to attend this clinic. You will be able to ask questions and receive vital inContinued On Page 7

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The Youth of Grace Temple Present Fill The Pew Day

Ephesians 4: 11-12 reads, “And he gave some, apostles; and some prophets; and some evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.” It is that time again where the Youth of Grace Temple Baptist Church celebrate their Annual Youth Fill the Pew Day!

We invite all to come out and take part in this special service April 28, 2013 at 3:00PM. Chosen theme for this year’s Fill The Pew Day is, “Equipping Our Youth For The Work Of Ministry”. Our speaker for the hour will be our very own, Minister Danone Williams. What a time! What a time! What a time we will have lifting up the name of Jesus

Christ. The youth of Grace Temple are EXCITED and in their own words, “The Turn Up Will Be Real” on this day of High Praise! For more information, contact the church office at (323) 971-8192. Grace Temple is located at 7017 S. Gramercy Pl. Los Angeles, Ca 90047. Bishop Miquail M. Broadous, Pastor, Sis. Celeste Williams, Youth Director.

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ick Henry who will be bringing the Spoken Word; Greater New Light B.C., Dr. Patrick D. Ross, pastor; Mt. Israel M.B.C., Dr. Jessie L. Walker, pastor; Redeemer M.B.C., Rev Curtis Monroe Jr., pastor; Praise

of Zion B.C., Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick Sr. pastor; and Village M.B.C., Rev. W. Charles Harris, pastor. You are also invited to come and worship with us as we send up praises and thanksgivings to our Lord

and Savior Jesus Christ for all He has done, is doing, and is going to do here at the “FOP”. Our church is located at 10400 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA. 90003, Phone# 1-888294-5545. Sis. Nancy Goodin,

Pastor’s Aide Ministry President, Sis. Georgene Taylor & Sis. Lucille Washington, cochairpersons, Rev. Frederick E. Howard, Pastor/Teacher. Sis. Lucille Washington, reporting.

this past Wednesday when all of our Women were together and guest Lecturer Sis. Cynthia Holmes, former first lady of Double Rock Baptist empowered them to Speak and say I AM LOVED. On this Wednesday, April All of our men will be together with Overseer Jawane Hilton of City on the Hill Church in Carson. Our Life Bible class is not just limited to FOP Members, but to any and ev-

eryone who would like to attend. Our only request is that if you belong to a church already, Go to your church bible study. Schedule of Ministry Life Bible Classes are as follows; 1st Wednesday of Every Month, Women2Women, 2nd Wednesday of Every Month Men2Men, 3rd Wednesday of Every Month, Singels2Singles, 4th Wednesday of Every month, Couples2Couples ( Married or Engaged to Be Mar-

ried). If there is a 5th Wednesday, Pastor Howard, gathers all of the Life Bible Classes together for a joint one night revival. Looking forward to seeing you at any one of our Life Bible Classes. Classes begin at 7:00 p.m. Every Wednesday. Southside Bethel “Family Of Purpose is located at 10400 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90003 Pastor Frederick E. Howard, Senior Pastor.

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Lady, Persevering the Storms of Life by Faith”, Ephesians 6:1020. Our Invited guest churches are: New Direction Community Church, Pastor Ronder-

Southside Bethel FOP is bringing the Spring in with our “Life Bible Class” Bringing the ministry to the people. Our Pastor is dedicated on ‘Building Lives and Impacting People” and with our new Life Bible Class we do just that. Life Bible Class is designed and developed to allow people to be comfortable in an uncomfortable atmosphere. Women to Women, Men to Men, Singles to Singles and Couples to Couples. Our first class was

Notary Class offered at Beulah Baptist Church Beulah Baptist Church is offering opportunities for those interested in becoming a commissioned Notary. On Saturday April 20, 2013 beginning at 8:00 a.m. there will be six hour training followed by the administration of the state examination. For registration or further information, please contact Gloria Jefferson at (323) 799-8926.

ST. JOHN M.B.C OBSERVES ANNUAL WOMEN’S DAY “Oh Give Thanks Unto The Lord, For He Is Good: For His Mercies Endureth Forever, Psalm 107:1”.   On /Sunday, April 21st, the Women of St. John will be observing their Annual Day.  The theme chosen for the day is: “Women In Solidarity With The Savior

Through Praise and Worship”, Psalm 150, John 4:23-24”. Colors for the day are: White and Purple. Services are planned for 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  We have been  blessed with two  Spirit-filled speakers for each of the services.  The 11:00 a.m. speaker will be Minister

Natalie Owens, 1st Lady and member of Faith Inspirational M.B.C. Compton, California, where her husband, Rev. Rafer Owens, serves as Senior Pastor. Minister Owens is known throughout the states as a dynamic, powerful  speaker, teacher and Women’s Minis-

try Leader. She has spoken at many Women’s Conferences, including the God’s Women’s Conference.  She is a loving, supportive wife and mother, who is totally committed to God.    Our 3:30 p.m. speaker is our own Sis. Blanche Daniel, who serves as the President of the Deaconess Board,

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The Youth Ministry at Park Windsor Baptist Church invites you to our ANNUAL YOUTH SPRING REVIVAL – April 22-24, 2013 – 7:00 p.m. nightly. Our revival reaches out to children, youth and young adults looking for their experience with God!

Preaching the gospel will be our guest evangelist is Rev. K.W. Tulloss, Pastor of the historic Weller Street Miss. Bapt. Church, Los Angeles. Pastor Tulloss is a powerful speaker who is committed to ministry and well connected to today’s youth. Come and “Experi-

ence God” with us in worship, singing, praise dance, drama and the word of God! See you at the PARK, 1842 W. 108th St., Rev. Terrell Taylor, Pastor and Bro. Darryl R. Johnson, Youth Minister. www.parkwindsorbaptistchurch.com.

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HOPE COMES FROM GOD’S GRACE Bible Background • 2 THESSALONIANS 2 Printed Text • 2 THESSALONIANS 2:1-3, 9-17 Devotional Reading • TITUS 3:1-7

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2 Thessalonians 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and

that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

IN FOCUS John and Mary saw that there was a lot to be done in their church, located in the heart of an inner-city neighborhood. In 25 years, they saw several pastors come and go and had witnessed firsthand the financial, personal, and spiritual struggles of the church. It was tempting for them to retreat to the beautiful suburban church closer to their home. However, one day as John studied the Scriptures, he ran across a passage in Luke’s Gospel: “But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance” (Luke 5:30-32). John felt convicted. He knew the Lord had him and Mary in their current church because there were many who were spiritually sick who could benefit from their biblical wisdom and needed to be taught God’s Word. John and Mary learned that God had called them to make a needed and lasting difference in a lost and dying world—in an inner-city venue. In today’s lesson, God is calling for commitment to His agenda: saving lost souls and helping to build His kingdom. THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND TIMES Antichrist. Most Bible scholars identify the “man of sin” in today’s Scripture passage as identical to an antichrist written about by Paul (2 Thessalonians 2:3). In his epistles, John describes this antichrist as denying the Incarnation (1 John 4:3; 2 John 7) and denying the deity of Christ (1 John 2:2). The Incarnation is the theological term for the Son of God becoming a human being. Deity is the truth that Jesus was and is truly God. These two truths taken together show us that Jesus was both fully human and fully God. To deny these two central truths is to be an antichrist. While there is a generic description of an antichrist, Scripture tells us that there will be a specific figure with great influence who will be the ultimate Antichrist. In Revelation 13:1-8 the description of the beast is often equated with the Antichrist and the man of sin. Jesus also mentioned false christs (Matthew 24:24; Mark 13:22). The Antichrist is prophesied to come right before the great tribulation occurs. Some theologians interpret the antichrist symbolically, i.e., a spirit of unbelief. BACKGROUND Paul, Silas, and Timothy founded the church at Thessalonica on Paul’s second missionary journey (Acts 17:1-10), but the apostle Paul had to leave in a hurry because of the degree of persecution there. In Paul’s first letter to the church, he not only comforted these struggling believers but also offered encouragement be-

cause they were still experiencing threats and other types of harassment because of their faith in God. However, false teachings were also causing problems for this infant church because incorrect information about Jesus’ second coming spread and caused some to quit their jobs and become idle. Idleness bred the sinful conduct of minding other people’s business. Therefore, Paul wrote this second letter to encourage the Thessalonians in their suffering of persecution and to correct the false information. In addition, he wanted to instruct them to get back to work and remind them of conduct becoming children of a Holy God set apart from sin. IN DEPTH 1. Those Not Left Behind (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3) Evidently, someone had forged a letter that was supposed to have come from Paul. The letter said that the day of the Lord had already come. Many novelists, so-called spiritual leaders, and even a few contemporary preachers have given people information that is contrary to what the Bible teaches concerning the second coming of our Lord. Some have even claimed to be the Messiah. But Paul rushed in to comfort the Thessalonian Christians; Jesus has not yet returned. The Bible gives us many warning signs. Among them is the coming of the man of sin or of lawlessness, also called an antichrist, whom we can read about in Revelation 13. At this time, there will be open rebellion against God. So no, Jesus has not yet returned. And we do not need to worry about being left behind if we have accepted Jesus Christ as our Savior. 2. Those Fooled by the Man of Sin (vv. 9-12) This Antichrist is not Satan, but Satan is the power behind him. Satan will be helping him perform all sorts of seeming miracles and evil deeds. People who did not believe in our wonder-working God will somehow believe in the “magic tricks” of the Antichrist. Human beings have a spiritual vacuum inside which can only be filled with Jesus. But those who refuse Him try to fill that vacuum with all sorts of alternatives: drugs, illicit sex, false religions, and even perfectly good deeds; but deeds without Jesus will leave people just as empty. Because these people have deliberately rejected the truth—Jesus—God will allow them to be fooled by the greatest deception of all: that the Antichrist is God. 3. Loved, Chosen, and Called (vv. 13-14)

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By the end of the lesson, we will: EXPLORE the purpose for which God has called us; TRUST that God has a significant plan for our lives; and PRAY for a clear understanding of God’s assignment.

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“Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work” (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17).

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Paul affirmed to these struggling Thessalonians that they were loved by Almighty God, Himself. In fact, this great salvation that they had received had nothing to do with their own merit but was because of God’s favor. They, as we, could not earn it, but had to accept it as a gift from God. Paul reminded them that from the beginning, God chose them to be a part of His family, and through His Holy Spirit, God made them and all believers like Christ (Romans 8:29). Believers’ salvation is not because they have been so good or so kind. It is because a loving God had compassion and mercy on them and chose them to be His heirs. Therefore, believers can never boast in their salvation because they all have to receive the forgiveness of sin through belief on the Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior (John 3:16). No person took Jesus’ life, but as Jesus said, “I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father” (John 10:18). In today’s passage, in 2 Thessalonians 2:14, Paul reiterated that God worked through Silas, Timothy, and himself to bring the Good News of salvation to the Thessalonians. Still, their salvation was all about God and His work and not about Paul and his companions, who apart from God’s work are like us: “fallible, unfaithful, untrustworthy human creatures” (Life Application Study Bible, 1923). Yet, God can and does take fallible, unfaithful, untrustworthy human beings and uses them for His glory. 4. Standing Firm in the Faith (vv. 15-17) Now that Paul had built up the Thessalonians by encouraging them in the faith, he moved on to encourage them to stand firm in their faith. He wanted them to commit to faithfulness to God. The apostle knew that one threat to the church was false teaching or doctrine. For the Thessalonians, believing the Second Coming was imminent had caused them to fall into the sins of idleness and being busybodies. Such a display of confusion was a negative witness for a lost and dying world. It did not represent the Holy God well. Paul, therefore, urged them to commit and hold on to the foundational truths that they had been taught from the beginning of their faith and to get back to work. In verses 16 and 17, Paul ended this part of his letter by reminding the Thessalonians that it was God who loved them and has done so with His special favor (grace); this same God gave them “everlasting consolation” and hope through salvation by believing in Jesus Christ. According to John 10:28, Jesus said, “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.” This means Jesus protects believers from harm forever. All believers can expect to suffer on earth. Yet we have the assurance from God Himself that Satan cannot harm our souls or take away our eternal life that Jesus paid the price for in full when He died on the Cross. Paul

then prayed that this same God would both comfort the Thessalonians’ hearts in the midst of their struggles as well as give them strength in everything that they did and said. SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES 1. What two things will happen before the day of the Lord (2 Thessalonians 2:3)? 2. Who is the power behind the man of sin (v. 9)? DISCUSS THE MEANING 1. Why did Paul tell the Thessalonians that first a falling away and then a man of sin would be revealed before the day of the Lord (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3)? 2. Why would God allow people to believe a delusion (vv. 9-12)? LESSONS IN OUR SOCIETY

Not too long ago, a rich Christian man announced via radio, billboards, etc., that the rapture was going to happen, and he gave a date for it. Many non-Christians made fun of him especially as the date passed and nothing happened. How could a careful reading of today’s Scripture passage help us avoid deception by such messages? Do you know other Scriptures that would also show that this prophecy was wrong? MAKE IT HAPPEN Paul was writing to console the Thessalonians, and his words are God’s words for us today. Look again at the key verses to focus on how God gives us hope through His grace. What should be the re-

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Daily Bible Readings MONDAY An Appointed Time (Psalm 75) TUESDAY The Day Is Coming (Malachi 4) WEDNESDAY No Good Thing Withheld (Psalm 84) THURSDAY My Help Comes from the Lord (Psalm 121) FRIDAY The Hope of Eternal Life (Titus 3:1-7) SATURDAY Kept Sound and Blameless (1 Thessalonians 5:23-28) SUNDAY Eternal Comfort and Good Hope (2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, 9-17) NOTE: RTP will always print Daily Bible Readings when the lesson has them available. If unavailable we will not print them

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sult of His comfort? Are good words and good works flowing from God’s grace in our lives? MORE LIGHT ON TEXT 2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, 9-17 1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, 2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand. In 2 Thessalonians 2:1, one Greek word is translated as two—“gathering together” (episunagoge, ep-ee-soonag-o-GAY), which refers to the time mentioned in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 when all believers will be raised to join our Savior when He returns to establish His kingdom. When Paul wrote his first letter to the Thessalonians, it was a time of great persecution. The second letter, which was probably written about six months later, found the Thessalonian Christians in the same situation and so shaken up that they were easily duped. It seems they had gotten a forged letter attributed to Paul, that stated that the Day of the Lord was already upon them. Or perhaps someone stood up in the church and claimed to have a divine revelation. The Thessalonians were warned to keep their heads about them, to think clearly and biblically. 3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; This verse tells us that two events will happen before the coming of the Day of the Lord. The first is a falling away. “Falling away” in Greek is translated as apostasia

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(ap-os-tas-EE-ah) and means a defection from the truth or a religious rebellion. Theologians called it apostasy. Paul is picturing a worldwide rebellion against the authority of God. The second thing that will happen is the appearance of the leader of this opposition to the rule of God, who is called the man of sin. Through the ages, people have tried to identify the man of sin. Some of the names suggested have been Caligula, Nero, etc. Many modern names have also been suggested as well. We need to be careful not to fall into this trap of identifying someone who personifies evil as the Antichrist. 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. These verses continue the conversation concerning the man of sin. Again we see that Satan is behind him. The Greek word for “all” is pas (pas) and modifies “power and signs and lying wonders.” “Lying” in Greek is pseudos (PSYOO-dos); it also means intentionally false, and here it also modifies power, signs, and wonders. The man of sin seems able to do great wonders, but they are all shams. The sad thing is that those who have rejected Jesus Christ will not be able to see how false all these wonders are. We see followers of false religions today who seem oblivious to how deceitful these religions are. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness. Even many well-educated

1-888-290-7277 Bible scholars are not sure how to interpret some of the verses in today’s passage. For instance, they are not sure if the man of sin is an individual or an organization. But we do know that as powerful as Satan is, he can only do what God allows him to do. Even now he is being restrained, but shortly before the Lord returns, God will let go of the restraints, and he will be free to do more evil than we could imagine. In spite of the evil that he represents, those who have rejected the Lord will believe in him. The Greek word for “delusion” is plane (PLAN-ay), and it means fraudulence, a straying from orthodoxy or piety, delusion, deceit, or error. This delusion is the man of sin and all he will represent. However, those who follow the Lamb will not be deceived. 13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: In this second letter to the Thessalonians, Paul reaffirmed that he and his companions (Silas and Timothy, the founders of the church at Thessalonica) were “bound” (Gk. opheilo, of-I-lo), which means “under obligation, indebted,” to always give thanks to God for these believers. They felt bound because God had from the beginning of the world “chosen” (Gk. haireomai, hahee-REH-om-ahee) these believers to become a part of His family and had used Paul, Silas, and Timothy to bring them the Good News. The word “salvation” in the Greek is soteria (so-tay-REEah), which means “rescue, deliverance, preservation, saving.” God chose to rescue these Thessalonians from the power of sin and the penalty of sin, which is death (that is, eternal separation from a

NEWS@RAISETHEPRAISENEWS.NET holy God). It is also God at work, through His Holy Spirit, who used “sanctification” (Gk. hagiasmos, hag-ee-as-MOS), meaning “consecration, purification,” to make the Thessalonians holy as He is holy. Their salvation had been all about God doing a work in them; God, by His power, transforming them from sinners to believers. One of His attributes is He is omnipotent, or all-powerful. He used that power to bring the Thessalonians into His fold. 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Paul also reaffirmed to the Thessalonians that God “called” (Gk. kaleo, kal-EHo), or “invited, named,” them out of sin to salvation. They believed in Jesus Christ and were delivered from sin and from eternal or everlasting damnation (John 3:16). Their salvation brought “glory” (Gk. doxa, DOX-ah), or “honor, praise, worship, splendor, excellence,” to God. When they were saved, they, too, became a part of His kingdom that will reign forever and ever. 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. After encouraging the Thessalonians in the faith, Paul cautioned them to “stand fast, and hold the traditions, which ye have been taught.” The phrase “stand fast” in the Greek is steko (STAY-ko), meaning “to stand firm, to persevere, to persist” in the faith. They were to hold to the traditions that they had been taught when they first believed. The word “hold” in Greek is krateo (krat-EH-o), meaning, “to use strength, lay hold on, be master of.” They were to hold onto, seize, and retain those fundamentals of the faith that they had been

first taught. They were not to grab hold of false doctrine concerning Jesus’ Second Coming and become idle in their daily living. This false doctrine contradicted the principles that Paul had taught them and that his life had embodied before them. Because of false teachers and doctrines, it is really important that believers, even today, study God’s Word in context, cross-referencing Scriptures to know what the Bible actually says or teaches. Bible study requires knowledge of context. That means we should not just read a given Scripture verse and draw our own conclusions. Instead, we should read the Scriptures surrounding the text. For example, look at the entire chapter, then consider book that contains the chapter. Finally, determine whether your interpretation of that Scripture contradicts what the Bible teaches as a whole. Also consider the people, places, and times of that Scripture. All these things bring clarity to the meaning. 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Paul concluded this portion of his second letter to the Thessalonians with an earnest prayer for this struggling Church, recognizing two persons of the Trinity, Jesus Christ the Savior and God the Father. The apostle acknowledged what God had already done for him and them through His salvation and His unconditional love for them. God had given them “everlasting consolation and good hope through grace.” The word “everlasting” in the Greek is aionios (ahee-O-nee-os), which means “eternal, forever, with-

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Church Website: www. greaterstarlightmbc.org Sunday School ................................................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ............................................... 11:00 A.M. Life Hour (2nd Sun.) ........................................... 8:00 A.M. Prayer Meeting/Bible Study (Tues.) ..................... 7:30 P.M. Hour of Power Prayer (Fri.) ............................... 5:00 A.M. Noonday Rhema (Fridays) ............................... 12:00 P.M.

MESSIAH BAPTIST CHURCH

DR. ALBERT NICHOLAS SENIOR PASTOR

REV. DEMONTRE REEVER YOUTH PASTOR

REV. E. ROLAND AREVALO PASTOR/SPANISH MINISTRY

Sunday School ................................................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship & Youth Worship.................... 10:45 A.M. Evangelistic Class...(3rd Tues) ............................7:00 P.M. Prayer Band (Wed.) ........................................ 12:00 Noon Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) .......................................... 7:00 P.M. Spanish Worship (Sun) ...................................... 4:30 P.M. Spanish Prayer Mtg .. (Thurs) ..............................7:00 P.M.

“PRAISE CITY” PRAISES OF ZION B.C. 8222 So. San Pedro St. L.A., CA 90003 Office: (323) 750-1033 Fax: (323) 758-6030

Website: www.wordonnet.com/hardwick

DR. J. BENJAMIN HARDWICK, SR. PASTOR Early Morning Worship ............................................. 6:45 A.M. Educational Hour .................................................... 9:15 A.M. Mid-Morning Worship ........................................... 10:30 A.M. Bible Study (Wed.) ................................................. 7:30 P.M. Broadcast ......................(KJLH 102.3)................... 5:00 A.M.

VICTORY BAPTIST CHURCH OF LOS ANGELES 4802 South McKinley Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90011 PHONE: (323) 231-2424 PASTOR W. E. JENKINS Moderator of Los Angeles District Association Morning Worship ........................................... 9:00 A.M. Sunday School ............................................ 10:45 A.M. Children’s Church (1st Sun.) ....................... 10:00 A.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) ............................. 12 & 7:00 P.M. FIRST ANTIOCH MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

4500 W. Adams Blvd. L.A., CA 90016 Phone: (323) 734-7920; Fax: (323) 734-2374 Email Address: Messiah1954@aol.com Web Address: Messiahmissionarybaptist.org REV. PERRY J. JONES, (SENIOR PASTOR) DR. WHALEN JONES, (PASTOR EMERITUS) Sunday School ..................................................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ..............................7:30 A.M. & 10:30 A.M. Weekly Bible Study (Tues. & Thurs.) .................... 7:00 P.M. Weekly Bible Study /Prayer Mtg. ..................... 12:00 NOON Choir Rehearsal -”YOUTH” (Thurs.) ..................... 6:00 P.M.

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8725 South Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90002 Phone: (323) 589-2551 REV. GERALD BURGESS SR., PASTOR “KINGDOM BUILDING MINISTRIES” Early Morning Worship ....................................... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School.................................................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship................................................ 11:00 A.M. Mid-Week Prayer ................(Wed) ......................6:30 P.M. Bible Study .........................(Wed.) ......................7:00 P.M.

402 E. El Segundo Blvd, L.A. Ca, 90061 CHURCH: 310-324-0644 FAX: (310) 769-1287

REV. SONJA DAWSON., Senior Pastor REV. LONNIE DAWSON, SR., Founder (1962-2010) Sun. Worship ........................................... 7:30 & 10:45 A.M. Sun. School/Bible Study ....................................... 9:30 A.M. Communion Serv. (1st Sun.) ....................7:30 & 10:45 A.M. Noon Pray/Mtg/Bible Study (Wed) ........................... 12 P.M. “Wed. Night Live” ....... Prayer Meeting Bible Study & Book Studies ... 7:00 P.M.

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GREATER NEW ST. MATTHEW Missionary Baptist Church 346 East 36th St., L.A., CA 90011 CHURCH: (323) 233-7729 FAX: (323) 233-8057 E-mail: gnsmchurch@yahoo.com

REV. LOVESTER ADAMS, SR., PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship Service ... 11:00 A.M. Mid-Wk. Prayer (Wed.) ......... 7:00 P.M.

HOLY MISSION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1416 East 41st Street Los Angeles, CA 90011 PHONE: (940) 442-2972 Noah W. Payne, Pastor Rev. Reginal Payne, Asst. Pastor

Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Prayer Service (Tues) 7:00 P.M. Choir Rehearsal (Thurs) 7:00 P.M.


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BOBBY T. NEWMAN JR.

Pastor SERVICE TIMES: Concencration Period ........................................... 9:00 A.M. Sunday School ...................................................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................................................. 10:45 A.M. Evening Worship ................................................... 6:30 P.M. Wed. Prayer ...................................... 9:30 A.M. & 6:30 P.M.

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2040 W. Jefferson Blvd., - Los Angeles, CA 90018 Phone: (323) 735-0044 Fax: (323) 735-0219 E-Mail: Trinitybaptistc@sbcglobal.net WebSite: Trinitybaptistchurchla.org

REV. ALVIN TUNSTILL, JR., PASTOR

Sunday Worship Service ......................... 7:30 & 10:30 A.M. Church School ....................................................... 9:00 A.M. Broadcast (KJLH) - 102.3) .................................. 9:00 A.M. Prayer & Bible Study (Wed.).............. 12:00 P.M. & 7:00 P.M.

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DR. R. STANLEY HAYWOOD, PASTOR Sunday School .................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 10:00 A.M. Bible Study..(Wednesday)..... 7:00P.M.

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6614 SOUTH WESTERN AVE., LOS ANGELES, CA 90047

PHONE: (323) 753-3189 PASTOR (323) 753-3180

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Early Worship ....................................................... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ..................................................... 9:40 A.M. Morning Worship ................................................. 11:00 A.M. Communion Service (1st Sun.) ............................. 5:00 P.M. Mid-Week Prayer Mtg. (Wed.) ............................... 7:00 P.M.

MT. ZION MISSIONARY B.C. 1300 EAST 50TH STREET LOS ANGELES, CA 90011 PHONE: (323) 235-2103 REV. EDWARD V. HILL II, PASTOR Consecration ....................................................... 9:45 A.M. Sunday School ...................................................10:00 A.M. Morning Worship ............................................... 11:45 A.M. Prayer (Wed.) ......................................... Noon & 6:30 P.M. Prayer/Bible Study (Wed.) .................................... 7:00 P.M

PROGRESSIVE COMMUNITY Missionary Baptist Church 3600 West Imperial Hwy. Inglewood, CA 90303

Phone: (323) 751-0502 www.theoneandonlywaymin.org - Website

TRUE FRIENDSHIP MISSIONARY B.C. 7901 South Van Ness Avenue Inglewood, CA 90305 Ph: (323) 750-7304 Fx. (323) 565-2894 REV. JAMES A. PERKINS, PASTOR Morning Worship ..... 8:00 A.M./10:45 A.M. Bible Adventure Hour ............... 9:30 A.M. Prayer & Praise/Bible Study (Tues.) 7:P.M. Youth Ministry (Wed.) ................ 6:30 P.M. Prayer & Praise/Bible Study (Thur.) 12 Noon

Long Beach CHRIST SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH 1471 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave. Long Beach, CA 90813 Phone: (562) 599-3421 www.csbclb.org REV.WELTON PLEASANT II, PASTOR Sunday School ........................8:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................... 9:40 A.M. Midweek Prayer (Wed.) ........ 7:00 P.M.

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Dr. Herman C. Avery Jr., Ph.D, Pastor Sunday School .....................10:00 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 11:30 A.M. Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ........ 7:00P.M. 7010 S. Denver Ave., L.A.)

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LIBERTY TABERNACLE MINISTRIES 14725 South Gramercy Place Gardena, CA 90249 CHURCH: (310) 715-8400 Email Address: libertytabmin@sbcglobal.net

Worship Services ........9:30 & 11:30 A.M. Word Power/Bible Study (Wed.) 6:30 P.M. “I Care Ministry” (Sat.) .......... 9:45 A.M.

Dr. Michael Fisher Pastor

SERVICE TIMES: Sunday Worship ....Main Sanctuary.... 9:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M. Evening Worship (Sun)....Main Sanctuary................. 6:00 P.M. Bible Study (Wed.) Little Zion Campus 12:00 P.M. & 7:00 P.M.

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ELDER DAVID CROSS, PASTOR

TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH

Dr. W. Jerome Fisher Senior Pastor

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ORDER OF SERVICE....... 9:00 A.M. ORDER OF SERVICE..... 10:45 A.M. ORDER OF SERVICE...... 7:30 P.M.

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“A Church Bible-Based, ChristCentered & Spirit Led” 12317 S. Wilmington Ave. Compt., CA 90222 Phone: (310) 631-0261 REV. KALVIN E. CRESSEL, SR., PASTOR/TEACHER Bible Institue (Sun.) ............. 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 10:45 A.M. Mission (Tues.) ................. 10:30 A.M. Teachers Mtg. (Tues.) ......... 6:30 P.M. Bible Study/Discipleship (Wed)7:00 P.M.

UNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 16133 S. Atlantic Ave., Compton, CA 90221 Office: (310) 604-0234 unitychristianfellowship@yahoo.com website: www.unitycf.org BISHOP JOHNNY R. WITHERS, JR., SENIOR PASTOR/TEACHER Sunday Morning Worship ................................9:30 A.M. Teaching Empowerment Night (Tuesday) 7:00 P.M.

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1480 Atlantic Ave., L.B., CA 90813 Phone: (562) 599-7389 BISHOP JOE L. EALY, PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 A.M. Evening Worship ................... 6:30 P.M. Wednesday Night Prayer ..... 7:00 P.M. Pastoral Teaching (Wed) ...... 7:30 P.M.

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1160 New York St. Long Beach, CA 90813 Ph. (562) 599-3509; Fx (562) 591-7314 REV. COLEMAN L HART, PASTOR Sunday School ......................... 8:45 A.M. Morning Worship .................... 10:30 A.M. Sun. Discipleship Training ........ 5:00 P.M. Mon. Night Men’s Bible Study .. 7:00 P.M. Tuesday (Mission) WMU .......... 6:00 P.M. Wednesday Youth Family Night 6:00 P.M. Wed. Night (Mid-Week) Prayer 7:00 P.M.

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los angeles BIBLE FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH

6915 S. Broadway Ave Phone: (323) 751-3532 (323) 751-7331 REV. DeSHAY L. WARD, SR PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 9:45 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 11:15 A.M. Prayer & Praise.. (Tues)..... 12:00 P.M. Choir Rehearsal ..(Thurs)..... 4:00 P.M. Bible Class ...(Thurs)............ 7:15 P.M.

AVENUE CHRISTIAN LOVE B.C. 7516 S. Central Ave., L.A., CA 90001 PHONE: (323) 587-1586 REV. HAROLD H. LEE, PASTOR

Early Morning Worship (Sun.). 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ........................ 9:15 A.M. Mid-Morning Worship ........... 11:00 A.M. Afternoon Service ................... 4:00 P.M. Mid-Week Bible Study (Wed.) .7:00 P.M. Prayer (Saturday) .................... 8:00 A.M.

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10905 S. Compt., Ave., L.A., CA 90059 Phone: (323) 566-5286/Fax: 566-3224 REGINALD POPE, DP.TH., PASTOR Worship ........... 8:00 A.M. & 11:00 A.M. Sun. School & Bible Train. .... 9:30 A.M. Evangelism/Prayer (Mon.) ..... 7:29 P.M. Prayer/Bible (Wed.) 11:30 AM/6:30 P.M. Radio KTYM-1460 AM ( Fri.).. 8:30 P.M. www.BethelSouthLA.org

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GRACE TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH

7017 Gramercy Place, LA Ca Phone: (323) 971-8192 Fax: (323) 750-5106 MIQUAIL BROADOUS, SENIOR PASTOR/TEACHER Sunday School ........................ 9:00A.M. Morning Worship .................. 10:00 A.M. Intercessory Prayer..(Wed.)..... 6:30 P.M. Wednesday Worship. (Wed).... 7:00 P.M.

GREATER MT. HERMON M.B.C.

2302 West 132nd St., L.A., CA 90059 Ph: 310-635-1958 FAX: 310-635-1938 REV. A.R. BILLINGLY Organizer/Builder REV. KENNETH A. HALL, PASTOR Sunday School ...................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 10:45 A.M. Evening Worship .................... 6:00 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed) 12 Noon/7:30 P.M.

CEDAR GROVE BAPTIST CHRCH

7623 8th Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90043 Phone: (323) 751-1121 Fax: (323)751-1122

REV. A.T. WILLIAMS SR. ORGANIZER REV. RODERIC BELL, PASTOR Sunday School ............................... 9:30 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship .............. 11:00 A.M. Bible Study/Prayer Mtg... (Thurs) .... 6:00 PM.

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4901 S. Avalon Blvd. L.A. Ca 90011

Ph: (323) 232-0398 Fx: (323) 232-7183 Email; ebc4901@sbcglobal.net

DR. KENNETH E. LITTLE, PASTOR Intercessory Prayer.............. 8:30 A.M. Sunday School ..................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship..................11:00 A.M.

Night Service . (2d & 4th Sun.) 7:00 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer/Bible Study (Wed) .7:00 P.M.

FIRST BETHANY M.B.C 507 W. 49TH Street Los Angeles, CA 90037 PHONE: (323) 232-4421 REV. GREGORY D. McClain PASTOR Sunday School ...................... 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship .................. 10:30 A.M. Communion Serv. (1st Sun)....10:30 A.M Bible Study (Wed.) ................. 6:00 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) .............. 700 P.M.

FIRST ZION TRAVELERS Missionary Baptist Church

4715 South Normandie Los Angeles, CA 90037 Ph: (323) 296-2047; Fx. (323) 588-2854 Church Office: (323) 585-1048 E-mail: IBryantRN@aol.com DR. FRANK BRYANT, JR., PASTOR Sunday School ......... 9:30 - 10:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 11:00 A.M. Bible Study/Pray (Thurs) 11:30 A.M. - 1:P.M.

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10101 S. Avalon Blvd., L.A., CA 90003 Phone: (323) 756-4088 REV. LAMONTE KING, PASTOR Early Worship ........................ 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ...................... 9:05 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 10:30 A.M. Monday Bible Study ............... 7:00 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) ....... 12:00 NOON Mdwk. Pray/Bible Study (Wed) ... 7:P.M.

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659 West Colden Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90044 Office: (323) 755-3201 REV. C. LAMAR SIMMONS PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 8:00 A.M. Morning Worship .................. 9:00 A.M. Prayer Meeting (Tues.) .......... 7:00 P.M.

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1154 E. 92nd Street Los Angeles, Ca 90002 Ph: (323) 567-1993 Fx: (323) 567-1407 E-mail: PastorPDRoss@aol.com DR. PATRICK D. ROSS, PASTOR Sunday School ...................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship Service ......11:00 A.M. Prayer....(Wed)........................7:00 P.M. Bible Study...(Wed)..................7:30 P.M. Prayer ....(Wed & (Fri)...9:00-10:00 A.M.

HOLY MISSION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 1614 East 41st Street Los Angeles, CA 90011 PHONE: (940) 442-2972 Noah W. Payne, Pastor Rev. Reginal Payne, Asst. Pastor

Sunday School 10:00 A.M. Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Prayer Service (Tues) 7:00 P.M. Choir Rehearsal (Thurs) 7:00 P.M.

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11009 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90061 Phone: (323) 779-0583 REV. LEHMAN JOHNSON, PASTOR Sunday Morning Worshi .... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 11:00 A.M. Prayer/Intercessory (Tues.) .. 7:00 P.M. Prayer/Mid-day (Fri.) ... 12:00 NOON

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LOVE LIFTED ME M.B.C.

6501 Crenshaw Blvd - L.A., CA 90043 Ph: (323) 778-5438 Fx:(323) 778-0574 PASTOR DR. S.S. SHIGG ORGANIZER/PASTOR Sunday School .......................9:00 A.M. Worship Service ................. 11:00 A.M. Prayer/Bible Study ................ 6:30 P.M. Silent Revival (1st Sat).. 2:00-2:15 P.M.

MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH

1751 East 114th Street, L.A. Ca PHONE: (323) 569-9561 Email: Macedonia.baptist114@gmail.com REV. SHANE B. SCOTT PASTOR Sunday School ................. 8:15 A.M. Morning Worship................9:30 A.M. Bible Study...(Tue).. 11:00 A.M.& 7 P.M.

MOUNT ISRAEL M.B.C.

230 W. 103rd Street, L.A., CA 90003 (323) 757-3090; Fx: (310) 532-8498 Email; jessiewalker@ca.rr.com DR. JESSE L. WALKER, PASTOR Sunday School ........................ 9:30 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship ..... 11:00 A.M. Midwk. Worship Serv/Prayer Mtg 7:P.M. B.T.U. (Sunday)......................10:15 A.M. Choir Rehearsal (Friday.) ...... 7:00 P.M.

NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH 5200 South Central Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90011 PHONE: (323) 232-4326

REV. LARRY D. HOOKS II, Pastor Sunday School ........................ 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................... 11:00 A.M. (1ST Sunday - Communion Service 8:00 A.M.) Prayer Service (Thurs.) ........... 7:00 P.M.

NEW PROVIDENCE M.B.C.

10200 South Normandie Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90044 Phone: (323) 754-3779

Sunday School ..................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 10:45 A.M. Prayer/Bible Study (Wed.) .... 6:30 P.M. Choir Rehearsal (Thurs.) ...... 7:00 P.M.

ONE FAITH FELLOWSHIP P.O. BOX 56641, LA, CA 90056 E-MAIL: OneFaith2007@aol.com www.onefaithfellowship.org Phone: (323) 481-6724 Dr. Tonya Lewis, Founder/President 1st Saturday - Fellowships Celebration of Youths - March Celebration of Adults - August

PILGRIM’S HOPE BIBLE CHURCH 7016 S. Compton Ave, L.A. Ca 90001 Phone: (323) 581-7672 Fx: (323) 581-6466 Email: phbc7016@att.net

JOE L. SMITH JR., PASTOR / TEACHER Sundays Early Morning Worship ..............9:45 A.M. Word-Up Bible Study .2nd & 4th ..8:30 A.M. Children’s Church ................... 9:30 A.M.

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los angeles PARK WINDSOR BAPTIST CHURCH Park Windsor B.C. is a Church of “Inclusion, Not Exclusion” 1842 W. 108th Street, L.A. Ca 90047 Phone: (323) 756-3966 F: (323) 756-3969

REV. TERRELL TAYLOR - PASTOR

Morning Worship Service ..8:00 & .11:00 A.M. Sunday School ...........................9:30 AM Noon Bible Study...Wed............... 12:00 PM Prayer Meeting/Bible Study Wed... 7:00 PM

PLEASANT VIEW M.B.C. 7524 S. Compton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90001

Ph: (323) 581-9900 Email Address: pvmbc54@yahoo.com REV. MICHAEL WHITE - PASTOR Sunday School ............9:15 - 10:30 A.M. Morning Worship Service ........11:00 A.M. Wednesday Night Prayer...........7:00 P.M. Wednesday Night Bible Study....7:30 P.M.

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“One Church For All Generations” 4678 West Adams Blvd, L.A. Ca90016 (323) 731-2703 Email: smbcla@gmail.com XAVIER L. THOMPSON, PASTOR/TEACHER Sunday School ................... 800 A.M. Morning Worship ...............10:30 A.M. Bible Study (Wed.) ........... 6:45 P.M.

SOUTHWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH

12121 S. Avalon Blvd. L.A. Ca 90061 Phone: (323) 755-9541 PASTOR DONALD ROBERSON ROY L. ROBERSON, PASTOR EMERITUS Sunday School ................ 9:25 A.M. Morning Worship ........... 11:00 A.M. Bible Study (Wed.) .......... 7:00 P.M.

TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH 4155 McKinley Ave., L.A., CA 90011 PH: (213) 233-3289; FX: (323) 233-9356 E-Mail: Tabernacle_bc@yahoo.com PASTOR LESTER MOSLEY 8:00 A.M. ........ Early Morning Worship (1st, 3rd, & 5th Sunday) 9:30 A.M. ....... Sunday Church School 11:00 A.M. ................ Worship Service 7:30 P.M. (Wed.) Mid-Week BibleStudy & Prayer Service

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1631 West Adams Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90007 Phone: (213) 732-4124 REV. CURTIS MONROE, JR., PASTOR Sunday School ......................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................... 11:00 A.M. Mdwk Prayer/Bible Study (Wed) 7:30 P.M.

11328 S. Central Ave., L.A., CA 90059 Phone: (323) 569-4162 www.tabernacleoffaithbaptistchurch.com

REV., DR. R. M. LEFFALL, PASTOR Sunday School .................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 A.M. Evening Worship .................. 7:00 P.M. Bible Study (Mon.) ................ 7:00 P.M. School of Prayer (Wed.) 11A.M. & 7PM

ROCK OF FAITH M.B.C.

1210 East 41st St., L.A., CA 90011 Ph.: (323) 232-2694 FAX: (323) 231-3592 REV. J. LAWRENCE GULLEY, PASTOR Sunday School ......................... 9:15 A.M. Morning Worship .................... 10:50 A.M. B.T.U. ........................................ 5:45 P.M. Evening Worship ...................... 6:45 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) ............... 6:30 P.M. Bible Class ................................ 7:00 P.M.

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ST. JOHN M.B.C.

936 W. 49th Street Los Angeles, CA 90037 Phone (323) 752-0855 stjohnbc@att.net REV. JAMES A. BROOKS PASTOR Sunday School......................9:30 A.M. Morning Worship...................10:45 A.M. Prayer/Bible Study..... (Wed)....6:00 P.M.

ST. REED BAPTIST CHURCH

656 East 79th Street - L.A., CA 90001 Ph: (323) 752-7807; Fx. (323) 758-8529 E-mail: StReed@sbcglobal.net REV. C.R. JONES, PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................. 11:00 A.M. Bible Study (Wed.) .............. 10:00 A.M. Prayer Service (Wed.) .......... 6:30 P.M. B.T.U. ..................................... 5:30 P.M. Teacher’s Mtg. (Thurs.) ......... 5:30 P.M.

1417 East Florence Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90001 Phone: (323) 582-7797 E-mail: travelersrest@sbcglobal.net Rev. Dr. Joe L. Gates, Sr., Interim Pastor Morning Worship .........8:00 A.M. Church School .......... 9:30 A.M. Worship Service........ 11:00 A.M.

709 W. Manchester - L.A., CA 90044 Phone: (323) 752-6179 REV. TORREY COLLINS, PASTOR Sunday School ................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 10:45 A.M. Evening Worship ................. 3:30 P.M. *Bible Study (Tues.) ............. 7:00 P.M. *Bible Study (Wed.) ........... 11:00 A.M. Choir Rehearsals (Wed. & Fri.) 7: P.M.

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1521 East 111th St., L.A., CA 90059 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 61218 Los Angeles, CA 90061-0218 Phone: (323) 569-8819 REV. W. CHARLES HARRIS, II, PASTOR Sunday School ...................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................. 10:50 A.M. Program/Vesper Hour ............. 4:00 P.M. Prayer/Bible Study (Wed.) ...... 7:00 P.M.

WELCOME MISSIONARY B.C.

8615 South Central Avenue Los Angeles, Calif. 90002 www.Welcomebaptistla.org Ph: (323) 582-5813; FAX: (323) 582-4587 REV. J. W. BROWN, PASTOR Morning Worship .................... 8:00 A.M. Church School ..................... 10:00 A.M. Communion Served (Every 1st Sun.) Mid-Week Prayer (Wed.) .. 12:00 NOON Mid-Week Bible Study (Wed.) 7:00 P.M.

(The Historical) WELLER STREET M.B.C.

129 S. Gless Street Los Angeles, CA 90033 Phone: (323) 261-0949 REV. K. W. TULLOSS, PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 8:00 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship ..... 9:00 A.M. Sunday Evening Worship........6:00 P.M. Bible Study (Tues).................. 5:00 P.M.

10400 S. San Pedro Street, L.A. Calif. 90003

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REV. FREDERICK E. HOWARD Senior Pastor/Teacher Editor/Publisher Sunday School ...................Sunday....................... 9:30 A.M. Worship Celebration...........Sunday..................... 10:45 A.M. Mdwk. Prayer ......................Wednesday................ 7:00 P.M. Choir Rehearsals................Thursday.....................7:00 P.M. LIVE BROADCAST * SUNDAY 11:00 AM FOPLivel.com

BEULAH BAPTIST CHURCH 1454 E. 100th St., L.A., CA 90062 CHURCH: (323) 564-0691

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11167 S. Main Street, L.A., CA 90061 P: (323) 755-1134 F: (323) 755-1133 REV. K.L. BURRUS, JR., PASTOR Sunday School .................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship................ 11:00 A.M. Mission Circle...(Tues)......... 6:00 P.M. Pastor’s Bible Study.(Tues).. 7:00 P.M. (Except 1st Tues) Prayer & Teachers Mtg (Wed).6:00 P.M.

REV. ROBERT L. TAYLOR PASTOR

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1812 E. 110th St. - L.A., CA 90059 Phone: (323) 566-5315 Res.(310) 635-2827 Fx: (323) 566-2349 DR. MILTON MARSHALL, SR., PASTOR Early Morning Worship ......... 7:30 A.M. Sunday School .................... 9:45 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 11:00 A.M. Prayer Mtg./Bible Study (Tue.) 5:00 P.M. UBU Club (Ages 13-19) 4th Wed. 6: P.M.

SOUTHSIDE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH THIRD BAPTIST CHURCH

5151 South Normandie Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90037 Off.: (323) 296-5840 / 751-2658 REV. E. A. TAYLOR, FOUNDER Rev. William G. Davis, Jr., Pastor Sunday School ..................... 9:05 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 10:15 A.M. Afternoon Worship ............... 3:30 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer (Wed.) ............ 7:00 P.M.

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9122 S. San Pedro St., L.A., CA 90003 Phone: (323) 755-4087 REV. DONALD L. WILSON, PASTOR Early Morning Worship ......... 8:00 A.M. Sunday School ................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................ 10:30 A.M. Prayer Meeting / Mission Bible Study Wednesday ............. 6:00 P.M. Sun. School Teachers Mtg. (Wed) 7P.M.

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DINNER INVITATION CANCELLED Like a pesky fly bothering me Sin is as persistent as can be Sin has an insatiable appetite But I served a smaller portion the other night On my carnal thoughts sin wants to feast It started on milk but now craving beef Sometimes I tell sin to leave my place But like a pesky fly it gets in my face In my spirit there’s a constant fight My flesh battles for wrong, my heart battles for right But sometimes sin pins me to the floor Until I can’t fight back anymore My breath is left at an ungodly scene I wanna gargle my soul with Listerine I pray that I would have a holy breakthrough And the power to make this revolving sin shoo This taunting sin is not one bit sly It begs for another slice of the pie Shoo sin! - Someday I’ll break your spell And I’m getting stronger, I can tell

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out beginning and end.” The Greek word for “consolation” is paraklesis (par-AK-lay-sis), which means “encouragement, comfort, solace.” In other words, Paul acknowledged that when God saved them through Jesus Christ, He gave them comfort that would last forever and ever. He gave believers “hope” (Gk. elpis, el-PECE), which means “joyful and confident expectation.” When God saved them, He gave them confidence and an expectation that would last forever as well. He gave this to them through grace. The word “grace” in Greek is charis (K HAR-ece), meaning “favor, reward.” God gave believers, therefore, comfort and expectation or hope through His grace. He favored them; they did not and could not earn these gifts. 17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work. Paul recognized that God would comfort the Thessalonian Christians’ hearts, so he prayed for that comfort. The word “comfort” in the Greek is parakaleo (par-ak-al-EH-o) and it means, “to encourage and strengthen by consolation.” The Greek word for “hearts” is kardia (kar-DEEah), meaning “the center and seat of spiritual knowledge and life.” Only an omniscient, allknowing God truly knows the heart—the core, the foundation of our spiritual life. When we are going through dire circumstances, only God can really come near to our hearts and bring His peace that surpasses all understanding. As Paul wrote, “It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with him, we shall also live with him: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us” (2 Timothy 2:11-12). This is the confidence and hope that the Thessalonians and all believers should have. The apostle Paul also prayed that they might be established in the ways of God. Only God can establish us in His ways, making us firm in every good word and work so He can be honored. If we as believers commit to Him, He will establish us in every good word and work, too. He will bring about His ways in us.

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APRIL 22, 2013

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During a recent prayer I heard a voice That said, “Feeding your weaknesses is a choice “You feed your sins and then you cry “But anything you don’t feed will surely die”

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The Belligerent Christian

“A fool’s lips walk into a fight, and his mouth invites a beating.” – Proverbs 18:6 “Dumbness, stupidity and orneriness do not go together.” – S.R. Cashaw

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to miss the visitation and blessings of our Great God by being so caught up with things that definitely can be re-arranged or continued. If I had not decided to allow myself to be interrupted with the decision of returning back in a few minutes to what I was do-

would not allow Himself to be provoked by the devil when he approached Jesus in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11). The devil was crafty in his approach, but foolish to ever believe he could engage the Son of God in a shouting match over scripture. Too often, emotionally passionate (not spiritually rich and mature) Christians enter into shouting matches over belief, doctrine and even scripture. Whether with a believer or pagan, there’s no need to argue the Word of God. It stands on its own and

speaks for itself. Christ would not even argue with Satan over scripture. However, He DID exercise His Sovereign authority and gave the devil a command – the ONLY time He raised His voice during the exchange… “Away from me, Satan!” (Matthew 4:10). We are given instruction to carry the “Gospel of Peace” in/ with love; always prepared to give an answer. The Word of God is flesh and ever alive to sustain, correct, instruct and defend itself (and each of us) no matter what circumstances

we face. The “key” is being a devoted student of the Bible and a devout disciple. One can never expect to be affective as a disciple of Christ if they do not study scripture – daily. IT IS NOT THE PASTOR’S JOB TO INSTRUCT YOU DAILY IN YOUR BIBLE – just like IT IS NOT THE TEACHER’S JOB TO PARENT YOUR CHILDREN. A pastor/teacher is part of the “framework” of your salvation/network. The Bible tells us that it is up to each individual to work out “his own salvation” – just like

a student must have the desire to learn. One can not proclaim discipleship without substance (e.g. dumbness & stupidity). One certainly must not become belligerent or argumentative (e.g. ornery). When we study to show ourselves “approved”, we find that the Word of God flows through us readily as a direct promise from God via the Holy Spirit. Quite honestly, a belligerent Christian is totally useless to the Kingdom of Heaven. Peace, Love & Blessings www.theprocesschristiancounseling.com

ing; I would have missed that much needed blessing. The Holy Spirit guides us in our spiritual walk, John 16:13. The more we seek and follow His direction in our lives, the more it will be evident that He is actively involved in our lives. So, brothers and sisters, let’s practice having an open heart for people which will translate us

having an open heart to Daddy-God which will position us to experience His Glory. He truly loves us and has endless resources to bring overflow blessings into our life if we only allow Him! Thus our prayer is; Lord, please help us to be kind, loving and embrace those persons You send our way for us to either be a bless-

ing to them or to be blessed by them. Then, when we so do, we will not miss being blessed by the awesome presence and glory of our GREAT, LOVING, FAITHFUL, CARING, and GIVING HEAVENLY FATHER! Bless you! Join us for our 1st Sat. Fellowship, May 4, 2013, 1:15 p.m. at the U S Bank Community Bldg., Crenshaw

and Slauson, Los Angeles, CA. For additional information contact: Dr. Tonya Lewis, onefaith2007@aol.com, One Faith Fellowship, P. O. Box 56641, Los Angeles, CA 90056, www. onefaithfellowship.org, (323) 481-6724, or  http://www. facebook.com/Dr.TonyaLewis

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

POSITIVE INFLUENCE

DR. JOYCE HARRELL

What type of influence are those that you give leader-

ship to experiencing? “Is it a positive influence or a negative influence?” A positive influence encourages others to, “be like Christ, be obedient to Christ, worship Christ, and love Christ.” A positive influence encourages others to, “be on time, return the tithe, honor your pastor, have integrity and be committed.” It has been said that what comes from the heart reaches the heart. It will be impossible to have a

positive influence on someone and you are faking the fellowship with the Father. A positive influence is developed by having a genuine relationship with Christ, abiding in Christ (staying connected, seeking Him first when it comes time to make choices) and spending time in the Word (reading and studying the Bible). You won’t have a positive influence if the joy of the Lord is not present in your life. I’ve learned that posi-

tive influence can only come about by developing spiritual disciplines. Pray and assess where you are on this spiritual journey. Are you merely going through the motions, has going to church and being busy in church become ritualistic for you? Meaning that it is just something you’ve grown accustomed to doing, it has become a nice habit. When you have a genuine love for God, you will have a genuine love for people, and you will care about

their spiritual growth. Remember, “Love God, Live His Mission, Love People, and Lead the People to Follow. Dr. Joyce is a lay-person, under the leadership of Dr. Ticey M. Brown, at Mt. Tabor Missionary Baptist Church, where she serves as the Strategic Leadership Director. Dr. Joyce’s mission is to develop servant-leaders and enhance ministries within the Church. Dr. Joyce’s contact info is, joyce-harrell@sbcglobal.net or (714)878-4854.

FIGHT OR MOVE OUT OF GOD’S WAY! (Part II) … So Saul clothed David with his armor, and he put a bronze helmet on his head; he also clothed him with a coat of mail. 39 David fastened his sword to his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. And David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them.” So David took them off. – 1 Samuel 17:38-39 (NKJV) 38

LADY DR. PHELENCIA A. WHITE

Not too long ago a friend suggested that I do women’s ministry the way other women do it. He believed that in doing so women would follow me as they do others. The biggest challenge I had with this is that Girlfriends In Christ (GIC) was never designed to look like or function like anyone else’s women’s minis-

try. While willing to support our church in-house women’s ministry, I could not mix the two to make their visions one in the same. GIC is comprised of women from various churches, designed to be the “ambulance that drives the church hurt and unchurched to churches (hospitals) and ministries (clinics) without my focus being centered solely on filling the seats in my specific church home as most women’s ministries are designed to do. Would doing this be fair to the other women who represent their churches in collaboration

with us? GIC is not inward focused. It is GREAT COMMISSION focused. Our dialogue made me ever so mindful of our story in progress because people always want you to “look like” something they are used to rather than allowing you to be who you were designed to be by God. As we continue our story, King Saul has put the word in the streets that he wants someone to step up to the plate to fight a battle he is too scared to fight himself! Right? David appears when no one else does and the first thing out of Saul’s mouth

in so many words is … “You lack experience.” (vs. 33) This part had me shaking my head because if Saul was supposed to have it, why was he hiding behind the castle walls? David then put his God credentials on the table…I can only imagine this in our day going something like this…”Look here King, I have served before in places you’ve never been. I’ve already had some vicious animals come against me and I slew them dead because they tried to take what didn’t belong to them…Not just one of ‘um but two of ‘em. You don’t even

understand who you’re talking to (vs. 36) and based upon this “Goliath” you are scared of that I’m looking at now…I feel quite confident that this right here is getting ready to drop to the ground, too.” You see, David didn’t know how God was going to do it, but his boldness came from the knowledge that God had proven himself to be faithful before in his life and he wasn’t about to doubt God now. (vs. 37) Next, Saul wants to put all of his battle gear on David so he walks in his imContinued On Page 15

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age, not God’s image. David wasn’t used to all of that “impressive looking gear” that obviously wasn’t working to build Saul’s confidence to fight, so he told Saul he wasn’t using it either. David wasn’t trained for battle by man, he was trained by God, so he took all that man made “stuff ” off ...so he could get busy for God. (vs. 39) Next Week, Part III ...Stay Blessed and Stay Connected! Lady Dr. Phelencia A. White, Girlfriends In Christ International, P. O. Box 56260, Los Angeles, CA 90056-0260 Telephone: (323) 750-4GIC (4442) / Home of the Getting Together With The Girlfriends Fellowships…Where ”It’s not about one of us, It’s about ALL of US!

New Providence Missionary Baptist Church is now accepting resumes for a PASTOR. A photo accompanying your resume will be greatly appreciated. We are located at 10200 S. Normandie Avenue, Los Angeles, Ca. 90044. For further information you may contact the church, @ 323-7543779 or Sis. Levester Hyter at 323-754-7291. MUSICIAN AVAILABLE

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“APRIL ASPIRATIONS”

PASTOR DESMOND PRINGLE

Grace and peace be unto you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I know it’s been a while since my last article.  But  meditative moments is back and  with substantive content. I am beyond excited about stirring you up to absorb, embrace, and pursue your aspirations. Proverbs 13:12 makes us to know that when  what we desire comes to pass it is a tree of life. The ability to aspire is God’s gift to you. It’s a divine endowment to affect the change you want to be and need to see. I pray that

as you read this article you will be inspired to aspire to greater dimensions instead of settling for the mundane and status quo.  Romans 1:17 reads, the just shall live by faith. It’s important to note that when this statement was originally made in Habakkuk 2:4 there was a very powerful possessive pronoun included that’s excluded from the Romans account. It reads, the just shall live by “HIS” faith. Faith directly correlates with hope. Hope brings life and gives sight to that which is not currently one’s reality. Hope is all about the apprehension of the intangible and  invisible. For as the Bibles reads in Romans 8:24, hope that is seen is not hope at all. Many  have allowed the disposition of hopelessness to infiltrate their hearts and minds. This article is designed to inspire you to aspire. Let this be the moment that you embrace hope and direct your ambition towards something meaningful and worthwhile. Spend some time in prayer, praise, and worship before the Lord. Commit your efforts and energies to the Lord and he will cause your thoughts to become agreeable with his will. All through scripture it is made clear that God has intentions toward us. As we give God our attention, he will reveal to us his intention and that will infuse us with hope to believe beyond what we see and are presently experiencing. In the context of aspirations, allow your faith to serve you well by passionately embracing the power of hope to stimulate your ability to aspire! May the proverbial “April showers” release an abundance of aspirant imaginations in your heart, mind, and soul.

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