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DEACON PIERCE PREACHES FIRST SERMON

“BRING PRAISE” AT FIRST ANTIOCH BAPTIST CHURCH

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PROVIDENCE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONGRESS OF CHRISTIAN EDU.

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The Assembling Faith Missionary Baptist Church Proudly Announces the Anniversary Celebration Honoring the Founder and Senior Bishop Henry J. Cox

BISHOP HENRY J. COX

On Sunday, May 19, 2013, Bishop A. Benjamin and the Assembling Faith Missionary Baptist Church family will honor our very own Senior

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Bishop Henry J. Cox. A diligent servant of the ministry for over 20 years, Bishop Cox founded the Assembling Faith ministry in 2007. This year’s anniversary theme, “Laboring for Righteousness and Eternal Life,” is supported by Matthew 25:46 ~”And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.” Please join us for this day of celebration at the Assembling Faith sanctuary at 1233 W. 91st Street, Los Angeles. The Reverend Kevin Yancy of Los Angeles will bring the message at the 11:00 a.m. worship service. The Reverend Terry Wilson of Good News Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles will deliver God’s Holy Word at the 3:00 p.m. afternoon service. For more information, you may contact Chairpersons Shirley Griffin or Carolyn Emery at (323) 974-8485.

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A CHRUCH ON THE MOVE FOR GOD

DR. LaMONTE KING

DR. KELVIN CALLOWAY

The “Friendly” Friendship Missionary Baptist Church celebrates 94 years of dedicated and faithful service. Please come and join in our anniversary jubilation on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at our 8:00 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. services. Pastor Kelvin Calloway of the Bethel A.M.E. Church of Los Angeles, will be our special guest speaker at the afternoon service. He will help to reaffirm our theme,

“A Church on the Move for God,” Acts 4:32-35. “Friendly” Friendship is located at 10101 S. Avalon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. Our pastor, committee, officers and members invite you to share this Anniversary Service with us. For more information, please contact us at 323-756-4088 or ffmbcnwatts@aol.com. Deacons Rodney Hamilton and William Jackson, Chairpersons. Dr. LaMonte King, Pastor.

First Antioch Baptist Church Presents “Bring the Praise” Mr. Greg Botts, the lead singer of the Starlights of Compton is one of the most dynamic group in gospel music today, First Lady Myesha Chaney of Antioch of Long Beach, the sweetheart of our community, Pastor Prentiss Lewis of Greater Starlight Baptist Church, AKA The Pastor With the Silk Voice, will be our featured guest at First Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, “Bring the Praise” Spring Musical. There will a host of other guest coming to perform along with Antioch’s choir under the amazing leadership of Ms. Mary Mitchell. Our Theme Scripture, Psalm 66:2, will inspire these powerful Christian artists to make His Praise Glorious! All we need now is YOU.

PASTOR GERALD BURGESS

Come one, come all and “Bring It”, bring your shouting shoes, your clapping hands and your sweetest praise, to the best Spring Musical ever. This event will take place at First Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 8725 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90002, on May 17, 2013 starting @ 7:00pm, the door open at 6:00pm. We are the friendly bright yellow church on the northwest corner of 87th & Central. Our esteemed under shepherd is Pastor Gerald Burgess, Sr. who invites you to join us. You don’t want to miss this THIS!! If you have any question please contact the church @ 323.589.2551

SOLID ROCK BAPTIST CHURCH OF LOS ANGELES ACCEPTING RESUMES FOR PASTOR

After 26 years of faithful service Pastor Clarence D. Devereaux has decided to retire effective December 31, 2013. At this time we are accepting resumes for a new pastor.  We are looking for candidates who exhibit characteristics as exemplified in I Timothy 3:1-7.  Therefore, if God is leading you to become a candidate for this ministry please submit your resume to the Pulpit Committee of Solid Rock Baptist Church of Los Angeles, 8218 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA  90003, or via e-mail at pcsrbcla@yahoo.com or via fax at (323) 759-0553.  For additional information please send your questions or concerns to the e-mail address previously stated.

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Deacon Pierce Preaches 1st Sermon At Bible Fellowship Baptist Church The Bible Fellowship Baptist Church Family cordially invites you to hear the Word of God! As our beloved Brother, Deacon Dameon Pierce expounds on what God has given him to share with us. As he has heard the voice of the Lord Jesus the Christ call him

to the Gospel Ministry. “Speak Lord thy Servant Heareth”. May 19th, 2013 @3pm, at Bible Fellowship Baptist Church located at 6915 S. Broadway Los Angeles, Ca 90003. Rev. DeShay L. Ward Sr., Pastor Sis Bernice Wooden Reporting.

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Dr. Margaret Douroux’s 28th Gospel Music Convention Introduces Famed Gospel Star Earnest Pugh In the West

DR. MARGARET PLEASANT DOUROUX

Dr. Margaret Pleasant Douroux, internationally acclaimed author, educator, and the composer of such Gospel classics as “We’re Blessed,” “Rivers of Joy,” “He Decided,” “If It Had Not Been For The Lord On My Side,” and “What Shall I Render” hosts the 28th annual Heritage Music Foundation Gospel Music Conference and Expo June 26-29 in Los Angeles. “This year we have the distinct honor of introducing Earnest Pugh (“Rain on Us,” “I Need Your Glory”), a new Gospel star with an as-

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tonishing five-octave range who is packing out churches and conferences in the Eastern U.S.,” says Dr. Douroux. “Until now, ‘Gospel’s Leading Man’ has been virtually unknown in the West. We’re sure that as soon as L.A. audiences have seen him, he’ll be a huge favorite here.” Gospel singers from across the nation and abroad attend the Conference; all Gospel music enthusiasts are invited to register and participate in the Heritage Mass Choir. Evening concerts Wednesday through Friday are

open to the public at no charge. The Conference features more than a dozen national Gospel artists, including Pugh, Houston’s genius composerperformer V. Michael McKay, L.A.’s noted Calvin Rhone, and D.C’s multitalented Rodney Teal, plus performances of the music of Dr. Margaret Pleasant Douroux and up-and-coming new writers. Wednesday evening, June 26, is HMF’s grand kick-off concert beginning at 7:30 p.m., featuring Earnest Pugh and Dr. Margaret Pleasant Douroux with the Heritage Mass Choir, Rev. Calvin Rhone, and the L.A. chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of America under the direction of Herman Jones. The emcee is Edna Tatum, host of the popular Gospel Classics show on KPFK-FM 90.7 radio, representing the Gospel Announcers Guild of America. This event is at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, 4269 Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90037. The Thursday Night, June 27, con-

cert at 7:30 p.m. offers a glorious Gospel marathon of songs from the pen of Dr. Douroux, performed by leading gospel artists from across the nation, Baltimore’s Melodi Ewell, and Detroit’s Rev. Jeffrey Richardson. This takes place at Greater New Bethel Baptist Church, 601 E. 99th Street, Inglewood, CA 90301. The Grand Finale Concert is Friday night, June 28, at 7:30 p.m. at Greater New Bethel Church, Inglewood. This is an all-star Gospel celebration featuring Earnest Pugh, the new music segment with Rodney Teal and the Heritage Conference Choir, and the not-to-be- missed annual favorite, V. Michael McKay presenting his new music and directing guest artists in impromptu performances. The program is emceed by KJLH radio announcer Kevin Nash. Saturday morning, June 29, wraps up the week with the Annual Breakfast and Fashion Show 8-12 a.m. with music by conference guests and

Dr. Douroux’s Founder’s Message at 8:00 a.m. This is held at Regency West, 3339 West 43rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90008. Tickets for this prestige occasion are only $30. On Thursday and Friday from 9-12 a.m., Heritage features a Youth Arts Festival of all the musical arts with mentoring, jam sessions, singing, dancing, drumming, and rapping. On each of these days starting at 1:00 p.m., Rodney Teal leads the Heritage Mass Choir in rehearsal of selected new songs written by Conference participants. At 3:00 p.m., V. Michael McKay will conduct new music from his pen. HMF Satellite Chapters Business will also meet each day, with representatives from Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Beaumont, Tex., Houston, Tex., Washington, D.C., New Orleans, La., and Detroit, Mich. Full registration is $105.00. For details, call (310) 674-1903; or register online at www.hmfgospel.com.

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ONE FAITH FELLOWSHIP’S NUGGETS FOR THE SOUL VICTORY OVER SUFFERING “Victory Over Suffering” is not to whine why “me”, why is this happening to “me”, or why am “I” the only one experiencing this situation? But rather “Victory Over Suffering” is to remember that your steps are ordered by the Lord and that your faith must be purified and perfected by being tried in the midst of the “Fire of Suffering”. “Victory Over Suffering” is to know that your change and deliverance is coming whether it is here on earth or in Heaven. It is to know that you won’t forever be in that state of suffering! “Victory Over Suffering”

is consenting to be a visible example of one holding tightly to their faith, in the midst of suffering; choosing to hope rather than believing that it is a “hopeless” situation. “Victory Over Suffering” is having the assurance of mind and heart that we are protected by God in the “Fire of Suffering”. It is to know that we will come out more enlightened and enriched than we were at the onset of the suffering. “Victory Over Suffering” is to choose to rejoice in the fire of trouble, bereavement, sickness, loneliness, and emotional challenges even though it is uncomfort-

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able, it is hot, it appears that it won’t change and there doesn’t seem to be any good in the situation. It is to dance and shout before the suffering is over; decide to exercise praise

in spite of the tears and pain! It is to proclaim an assurance of God’s faithfulness and concern for us in the midst of our suffering and to make Him a reality to those observing us. “Victory Over Suffering” is to be excited regarding the end result of our suffering because we have embraced James 1:2- Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. V3-For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. V4-Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not

lacking anything. (There will be nothing lacking to complete our character). “Victory Over Suffering” is to be willing to be a trail-blazer to clear the “Trail of Trust” for one’s family and friends because they will choose to believe in the greatness of your God, from what they witness from God and your relationship and choosing to follow in your footsteps. “Victory Over Suffering” is to believe 1 John 4:4-…greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world. It is realizing that you are more than a conContinued On Page 14

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PROVIDENCE BAPTIST ASSOCIATION Annual Congress of Christian Education – May 14 -16, 2013

PASTOR C.R. JONES

Providence Baptist Association Congress of Christian Education Annual Session will be held at First New Christian Baptist Church, 1555 W 108th Street, in the City of Los Angeles; Dr. Norman Johnson is the Host Pastor, Reverend C R. Jones, Moderator. Registration opens each evening at 6:00 PM, workshops 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. and the General Session 8:15 p.m. We are honored to have as our guest lecturer, Pastor Larry Weaver,

PASTOR LARRY WEAVER

Atherton Baptist Church, in the City of Los Angeles. Pastor Weaver will address the topic “Embracing the ‘Now’ Church” speaking to issues, such as, Today’s Church – what should it look like? Is there a one-size-fits-all template? And what “now” for the Church today? The Congress Staff are excited to present this year’s agenda. There is something for everyone, young and old, new Christians, tired and weary leaders, seekers of

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new ministry ideas and energized men and women of God. Children’s Department (Ages 4-6, 7-9 and 10-11). The Children and Pre-teens will enjoy three days of Bible study, fun activities, games and prizes in the Kingdom Kids Kamp (Ms. Brenda Mitchell). Youth Department (Ages 12-18). Ms. Arlene Andrews and Rev. Randy Allison will lead the youth in three days of discussions and activities based on the topic “Slaying the Giants”.

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Young Adult/Adult Department - Power-packed enrichment workshops designed to help participants grow personally and spiritually and will give leaders the tools to lead. The classes are: Sculpting the Pastor-Leader’s Life in Today’s Culture (Bishop Wm. LaRue Dillard); Effective Communication: Shifting with the Shift (Rev. Tyrone Robinson); The Fundamentals of Ushering (Mrs. Carrie Wilson/Mr. Joe Lewis); Dynamic Leadership

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in an Age of Change (Dr. Joyce Harrell); Reaching, Empowering & Releasing the Next Generation (Minister Kathy Cash/ Rev. Welton Pleasant) The Healing Power of Forgiveness (Rev. Earl Estell); Pain that Can’t be Prayed Away (Mrs. Jo German). The Women’s Auxiliary will be in session, Thursday, May 16, at 9:00 a.m. (Mrs. Valeria Burwell, President). Rev. Warren Henderson, President, Reverend Charles Jones, Moderator and Ms. Wilma G. Hairston, Dean, reporting.

Praise and Worship Skills Training Program Scheduled Award-winning minister of music, columnist and singersongwriter Saundra McKinney will lead a four week training program primarily focusing on the knowledge empowerment of Praise and Worship leaders. In this enlightening month of hands-on training, attendees will learn: How to reduce your praise team member turnover rate. How to become comfortable leading praise and worship and improve yourself. How to make the praise to worship

transition smoothly. How to get your seniors and mature congregation members more involved. How to gain rapport and participation with the congregation within five minutes. The essence of self-preparation, quality rehearsals and timeliness. The culturally spiritual, wardrobe of a worship leader. Harmony techniques and leading worship within certain time constraints. Entrances, exits, positioning and cueing. How to value your praise teammates and main-

tain good relationships with other choirs in the church. Song selection techniques and voice part and word retention tips. How to merge new and old songs together and remain rhythmically in sync. How to be cognizant of the spiritually internal needs of the attending worshipers. The Training Program Campus Schedule: Mondays: The Greater Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 659 W. Colden Ave. Los Angeles, Rev. C. Lamar Simmons, pastor. The dates are: June 17, June

21, July 1 and July 8. Tuesdays: The Greater Mt. Hermon B.C., 2302 W. 132nd St. Los Angeles, Dr. Kenneth A. Hall Sr., pastor. The dates are: June 4, June 11, June 18 and June 25. Thursdays: The Greater Zion Church Family, 2408 N. Wilmington Ave. Compton. Rev. Dr. Michael J. Fisher, pastor. The dates are: June 6, June 13, June 20 and June 27. With more than 25 years of ministry, directing, study, teaching and worship leading, Saundra McKinney includes her self

written manual; “Praise and Worship: How to Build an Effective Team.” Additional materials congruent with the training include tracks, music, a scripture learning kit, and music theory study tools. Special guests will include surprise praise and worship recording artists, and highly skilled, local musicians. They’ll add their team input from the standpoints of commitment, Continued On Page 5

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Ta b e r n a c l e o f Fa i t h S l at e s A n n ua l W om en ’s D ay Serv ic e The Tabernacle of Faith Baptist Church located in the very heart of the Watts Community will observe it’s Annual Women’s Day Service on Sunday, May 19th, with one great Service at 11:00 a.m. The most timely theme for this year is: Women of Faith Anchored In The Lord, and Positioned For  a Changing World.  Dr. Maye

Helen Lefall along with Mrs. Constance Stanley serve as Co-Chairs, along with a cadre of Captains and Co-Captains. The Rev. Gregory PerkinsBowens will direct the Women’s Day Chorus, assisted by Mr. Nathan Christopher. The Speaker for this Service will be Dr. Sandy Scranton-Lee a veteran educator. She pres-

ently serves as a professor at El Camino Compton Center; as a Director/Administrator at the Heavenly Vision Educational Center. Said a spokesperson, she is a most gifted and dynamic speaker. Two special highlights of the observation will be the much coveted naming of the “Woman Of The Year For 2013”.  In addition there

will be a special salute honoring Dr. Gwen Smith-Taylor, who served for many years in the music Ministry of the “TAB”. Dr. Taylor is a legend in Church Ministry Music, and has shared her talents with various Churches within the Los Angeles Church Community. The Women’s Day Committee along with Dr. R.M. Leffall

III, Senior Pastor, invites the community at-large to attend this Service. The Church is located at 11328 South Central Ave., Los Angeles CA 90059.  For further information you may contact the church at 323-569-4162 or view the website at www.mytabnow.org

member, the training will move you by biblical instructions and spiritual motivation to a higher dimension in your ministry. It promises to impact your soul. You’ll understand the prosperous benefits of

pure praise and worship. Upon completing this ministry course of development, you’ll be able to share your indisputable principles with your music department, church family and many friends. Saundra’s

past workshops have proven to be a great place for pastors, singers, choir directors, musicians, songwriters and worship leaders to grow and network. They move higher in their positions and currently

train others in leadership as well. For registration information, call Saundra McKinney at 626-371-4218. Reach out to her on face book/e-mail @ musictomusic@netzero.net / gottaplayandsing@yahoo.com.

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flowing with the Holy Spirit, and having a praise band. The wisdom of teams will manifest God’s consciousness. All campus programs begin 7 p.m. Whether you’re the pastor, worship leader or a team

Hammond USA and Musicians in Action, Inc. Presents an Organ Workshop and Concert On Saturday, May 18, 2013, Hammond Central, Hammond USA and Musicians In Action will present an Organ Workshop and Special Matinee Organ Concert.  The Workshop will start at 10:00 AM at the Park Hills Community Church, 5247 Overdale Drive in Los Angeles. The Organ Concert will take place

immediately following the Workshop and feature the clinicians, Deryl Winston, Sr. and Steven Eaklor, two phenomenal gospel musicians and nationally recognized authorities on playing the Hammond Organ.   As a marketing consultant for Hammond Central, Deryl Winston conducts Gospel music seminars through-

out the West Coast and consults with churches on their organ needs. He is an ordained minister and pastors a church in San Diego.  Steven Eaklor is a specialist on Hammond’s new console organs.  He wrote the owner’s manuals on these models and all of the drawbar support material published by Hammond in recent years is

from Steven’s wealth of knowledge.   He also wrote most of the accompaniment programming for the Hammond XH Elegante organs.   The workshops and concert are presented free of charge and has something for everyone from the beginning player to the most advanced.  All workshop participants must register in

advance. To learn more about the event and to register, visit hammondcentral.com. and simply follow this link to the registration form, Workshop Registration.  For additional information call Cliff Unruh at (877) 432-5700 or Jacque Malone at (323) 777-3213.

GREATER EBENEZER MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH CELEBRATES ANNUAL MEN’S CONFERENCE – MAY 17-19, 2013 The brethren of the Greater Ebenezer church family are excited and looking forward to a great weekend of kinship with praise, prayers, fellowship and training to better serve as Witnesses to the Christ. CoChairmen Bro. James Hill and Deacon William Jennings along with the other ministries that compose the Men’s

Conference are anticipating a gathering of men that are determined to walk with Jesus all the way. The general theme is “GODLY MEN BUILDING ON THE FOUNDATION OF JESUS CHRIST.” Scripture references: 1 Corinthians 3:10,11 and Ephesians 2:19,20. Pastor Drake has invited two dynamic Pastors, Preachers and teach-

ers that proclaim the Word of God with clarity in the persons of Dr. Lovely Haynes, Pastor of the St. Mark Baptist Church on Friday night. Closing the Saturday session will be the Dr. Joe Waller, Pastor of the Shiloh Baptist church, both of Los Angeles. Sunday services will see the men of Greater Ebenezer up front in every area of

works, announcements, Sunday school teachers, worship leaders, theme speakers, ushering, and the music for the day will be rendered by our Male Chorus. At the 4 o’clock hour the Male Chorus under the direction of Rev. Harold Pittman will present a concert of Zion songs that will be pleasing to the ear and give peace to all

in attendance. You are invited to join in this celebration. Mark your calendar for May 17-19th to share fellowship at Greater Ebenezer. We are located at 5300 So. Denker Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90062. For more information call the church office @ 323-759-4996.

WHAT’S GOING ON AT HOLY ROCK? Come One, Come All, Let Us Praise the Lord!

Grace Temple Baptist Church Celebrates Pentecost Sunday “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place, Acts 2:1”. Praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow! Join the Grace Temple Family TODAY as we celebrate Pentecost Sunday at our 10:00AM Morning Worship Service. God is continuing to shower down his blessings on the

Grace Temple family and our beloved Bishop. For more information regarding our Pentecost Service or any other services please 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, Senior Pastor, Sis. Celeste Williams, Reporting.

OUR ANNUAL MEN’S DAY

The men of Holy Rock Baptist Church have chosen as the theme for their Annual Men’s Day, “Working together for the glory of God” (Psalms 133:1) The day will be celebrated at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM on Sunday, May 19, 2013. The men and women of the Los Angeles community are urged to join the Holy Rock men in praising the Lord for His many blessings. These men are dedicated Christian

believers and workers. They exemplify models of Godly manhood. They work hard for their Lord and Savior, their Church, their families and on their jobs. They praise and magnify the Lord in their daily lives. Two praise services have been scheduled for the day. We are thrilled to have our own Men’s Choir, guest choirs and powerful preaching to inspire us on this grand occasion. A delicious dinner will be served

after the morning worship. Prayerful planning has gone into making May 19th a spiritfilled celebration. Join us, and your soul will be blessed! Rev. Alfred Toston is the Chairperson for the Men’s Day activities. Rev. Lehman L. Johnson is the Pastor of Holy Rock Baptist Church. It is located at 11009 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles 90061. Telephones: 323-779-0583 or 323-294 -5284. Sis. Jo-Ann L. Johnson is the Publicity Coordinator.

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SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSON

HOPE THROUGH STEWARDSHIP Bible Background • 1 Peter 4 Printed Text • 1 Peter 4:1-11 Devotional Reading • Luke 16:10-13

AIM for Change

By the end of the lesson, we will: KNOW the cost of discipleship; FEEL able to recall a time when we relied on God’s power; and LOOK for opportunities to serve others.

Keep In Mind:

“As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” (1 Peter 4:10).

Focal verses:

1 Peter 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:

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IN FOCUS Missions in other countries don’t seem as popular as they were at one time. Perhaps it’s because there are people from so many other places living within our communities. It may be a result of the busy lifestyle that many have taken on. Or the decline could be a result of fear brought on terror and unrest worldwide. All of these issues concerned Monique. However, since she was a young girl, the desire to share the Gospel in another land burned within her. She longed to be a part of the Great Commission. How could she serve the Lord in a distant place? Monique had been faithful to her church, volunteering to serve at any opportunity. It was this eagerness that caught the attention of a visiting speaker. The speaker was from a country Monique always wanted to visit. When the invitation to serve on a short-term mission trip came, she gladly accepted. Overwhelming joy filled her heart as she prepared to minister to the needs of others in a foreign nation. The clarion call of Acts 1:8 is relevant today: “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND TIMES The Day of Pentecost. Fifty days (in the Greek, pentekoste) after the Passover Lamb had been slain, there were 120 of Christ’s disciples gathered in an upper room per their Master’s instructions waiting on power from on high. Secluded in this room in Jerusalem, Peter, the author of our Scripture text initiated the selection process for replacing Judas who had betrayed Christ. Among the requirements to be a replacement were: 1) having been with Jesus from the time of John’s baptism; 2) to be a witness of Jesus’ resurrection; and 3) having beheld His ascension into heaven. The two men selected had been faithful followers and met these conditions. Of the two, Matthias was selected to complete the number of the 12 apostles. BACKGROUND “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:1, 4). Men from every nation on earth were in Jerusalem that day and were amazed when they heard these itinerant men speaking in their own languages. This same Peter stood and preached a 3,000 souls-saving message, and many were added to the church that day. We should move ahead to a point many years later in Peter’s life. He is filled with the Holy Spirit and has become a leader in the Church

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4 Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: 5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. 6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. 7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. 8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. 9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging. 10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Council at Jerusalem, learning many of the things God would have the church to accept. He was visited on a rooftop and commanded to minister to a Gentile centurion (Acts 10), along with many other vital actions in the early church. Peter points his readers to Christ, our Supreme example of how to be a servant to all humankind. IN DEPTH 1. Christ’s Example (1 Peter 4:1-2) “Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin” (1 Peter 4:1). Were Peter alive today, he may have worded this verse something like this: “Followers of Christ must put on the mind of Christ in order not to fulfill the lusts of the flesh. This is not Burger King®; you cannot have it your way. Peter knew that flesh is an enemy of the Spirit. To maintain the mind of Christ, we must cut off the old fleshly habits and desires. We must renew our minds on a daily basis.” 2. Christ’s Teachings: Put off the Old, Put on the New (vv. 3-6) Think back to the time when you first got saved. To be an excellent witness of that precious gift of salvation, old friends had to go. Even though they may have ridiculed and talked about you, to be a positive witness for God, you had to suffer that separation from the old lifestyle. The Bible tells us that evil communications corrupt good manners (1 Corinthians 15:33). A choice had to be made; you had to tell yourself, “Either I’ll continue in my old sinful ways, or I will change the company I keep and walk in my salvation—be sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost.” Peter writes for us to be conscious of the judgment of Christ. It’s often said that we must not fear someone who has neither heaven nor hell to put us in. Man can only do so much to you. Jesus Christ alone has the power to judge. The Gospel has the power to turn lives around that are on a collision course with death, damnation, and destruction. Praise God for the power in the blood of Jesus. As servants of humankind, we must preach this great Gospel for all to hear. 3. God’s Teachings: Be Sober, Watchful, and Prayerful (vv. 7-9) As one vintage song of the church proclaims, “In times like these, we need an anchor.” We are admonished to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Jesus explained to His disciples, when asked about the end times, that there would be many signs. Among them are: deceivers of

many, nations rising against nations, wars and rumors of wars, famine, pestilence, and earthquakes in many different places (Matthew 24:3-7). This, however, is only the beginning of the end. Peter admonishes the faithful to be sober and watchful in prayer. We can all tell when another person loves us. Even little children know when they are loved. We are to love each other with a fervent love. Just think how much better it is to add energy and authenticity to the love that we share with our fellow Christians. According to Peter, this love will cover a multitude of sins. Now it may be said that there are no skeletons in your closet, but grace is sufficient for all. Use love to cover another’s faults; you may need that same favor returned to you someday. 4. Christ’s Teachings: Gifts of Honor (vv. 10-11) So often, we think of stewardship and relate it to money or things of material value. Here, Peter applies stewardship to the manifold grace of God. Earlier, in 1 Peter 1, we were given the concept that our faith, through trial, is more precious then gold. Jesus said, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matthew 6:33). As we see God’s kingdom with the mind of Christ, everything else tends to fall into place. Gifts are given according to God’s grace. These godly gifts are to be used to glorify Him and Him alone. One of the problems of walking in the flesh is that flesh has a desire to be glorified. When we take on our new nature in Christ, that attitude won’t work. As the saying goes, “oil and water don’t mix”. The same theory applies to this subject: God’s gifts and our flesh don’t mix. We are accountable to God and our fellow persons to be ministers of righteousness, upholding the integrity of our calling in Christ Jesus. Naturally, Bible scholars see the similarity and cohesion of this passage of Scripture and apostle Paul’s message to the church at Corinth in 1 Corinthians 12 and other passages. The bottom line is, I need you and you need me. We are all fellow servants of our King. It is tantamount that Jesus Christ receives all the praise and glory from the service we render to Him and one another. In the words of Jesus Christ Himself, we are made to know that “he that is greatest among you shall be your servant” (Matthew 23:11). Let us go forth, empowered to serve. SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES 1. Explain in your own words what it means to put on the mind of Christ (1 Peter 4:1). 2. What suggestions does Peter give for overcoming habits of the flesh to walk in the newness of life (vv. 7-11)? DISCUSS THE MEANING The world of church and the world in which we live have different priorities. The person who acquires the most “toys” wins in the eyes of the world. Discuss the ways that success is measured in God’s kingdom. How can we apply these successful traits while

in service to others? Which of these traits would glorify God especially? LESSONS IN OUR SOCIETY Sinful human nature is contrary to the nature of Christ. Prayerfully consider ways that you can minister to the body of Christ to build up and not tear down. However, let’s not overlook the needs and hurts of our fellow servants. Be an encouraging, empowering, inspirational blessing to your leaders, your fellow workers in Christ, and especially the wounded soldiers that are within your sphere of influence. MAKE IT HAPPEN The American culture is one of “me first,” self-reliance, and downright selfishness. Contrast how as servants of God, we can be a counter-cultural force in the world. Knowing this will not be an easy road to walk, identify ways we can minister to each other to encourage steadfastness in accomplishing the goal of impacting the world around us. MORE LIGHT ON TEXT 1 Peter 4:1-11 1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; Peter talked in chapter 3 about Christ’s suffering and refers to it in this section. The word “therefore” links chapter 4 (NKJV) to the preceding chapter. Christ’s suffering oc-

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curred in His body while on the Cross and includes emotional as well as physical suffering. Peter asks his audience in Asia Minor to arm themselves with the same attitude as Christ. The word used in Greek, hoplizo (hop-LID-zo), means to equip oneself as for a battle or “take on the same mind.” Sinfulness is too serious to be neglected. There should be no compromise with sin because it brings spiritual death. When one faces a deadly enemy, one has to take every necessary action to subdue and overcome this enemy. Hebrews 12:4 suggests that the struggle against sin may require even shedding of blood. In 1 Peter 4:1 (NIV), the statement “he who has suffered in his body is done with sin” may seem difficult to understand. The Greek word for “body” is sarkos (SAR-kos), is generally translated “flesh” (sarx) and is understood to refer to the sinful nature in us. It is not to say that suffering can remove sin in one’s life, but rather as one commentary stated: “If anyone suffers for doing good and still faithfully obeys (God) in spite of suffering, that person has made a clean break with sin” (Life Application Bible, 2263). Galatians 5:16-22 talks about life in the flesh and life in the Spirit, and there Paul entreats his readers to walk according to the Spirit because life in the Spirit is opposed to life in the flesh. In 1 Corinthians 9:27, Paul says his strategy to avoid falling into sin is to “bring (his body) into subjection.” He then illustrated Israel’s failure in the desert resulting from to immorality and idolatry. It is obvious that these passages are not suggesting a kind of salvation by works or atonement of sins by any other means. The only lesson drawn from them is the responsibility of the believer in disciplining his life to shun

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evil. These disciplines can be painful sometimes. 2 That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God. The attitude of suffering for a life of holiness is a Christian’s lifetime resolution, a determination to live in sanctification. This means a believer will not satisfy the cravings of fleshly desire. In Galatians 5:20-21, we find the list of this evil human desire. This resolution is an outcome of willingness to suffer bodily struggles— physical and emotional—as mentioned in the passage from 1 Peter 4. Subjection of the body is a prerequisite to a life of sanctification. The person who resolutely turns from gratifying evil human desires orients his or her life toward fulfilling what is pleasing to God. Paul stresses that the will of God is a life of holiness. The resolution to fulfill God will keep us away from evil human desires. The reason is that the will of God and the cravings of our heart are in opposition. We will either obey God’s will or follow our own inclinations—not both at the same time. 3 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries: The sins described here refer to idol worship. The Israelites were enticed by the Moabites to sin through their cultic practices (Numbers 25:1-3; Revelation 2:14). Baal worship and many other pagans’ worship included immoral practices. In this letter, Peter mentions these vices and also names the context in which they take place. Not only should a Christian shun these sins, but the context in which these sins happen should be avoided as well. 4 Wherein they think it

1-888-290-7277 strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: The Christians whom Peter addresses in the letter were part of a culture and indulged in common cultural practices. When they received Christ, many gave up the reproachable customs of their former lifestyles. Their refusal to conform to their society’s corrupt ways of life was noticed by their former friends and current neighbors and colleagues. These people could not understand how those who had followed them could now withdraw themselves. Their abstention from idolatry and immoral behavior brought the fury of their former mates. In the early church, because Christians refused to take part in the worship of the king, they were portrayed as enemies of the state. It was certainly painful to bear wrongful abuse, knowing the innocence of your behavior and the righteousness of your choices. This is why Peter advised his readers to have a clear conscience and good conduct that would confuse those who spoke maliciously about them (3:16). 5 Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead. The detractors of the Christians in Asia Minor will not go unpunished. They will have to give an account to God for their false accusations and their slander. God is the judge of humankind. Those who are still alive and those who are already dead will all be judged. This judgment is a prospect of the final judgment. 6 For for this cause was the gospel preached also to them that are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. The judgment of God is done in righteousness and fairness. This could mean that

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NEWS@RAISETHEPRAISENEWS.NET In any circumstances, Peter urges the recipients of his letter to exercise hospitality “without grumbling” (NIV). As human beings, sometimes we abuse privileges such as hospitality and this can create difficulties in relationships. It is recorded that by A.D. 100, in Asia, guidelines had been adopted to prevent abuse. Peter Davids points out such an example in which a guest could not stay more than three days at the expense of the host (First Epistle of Peter, 159). The theme of hospitality was so important that in New Testament times, it was part of the qualification for elders in the church and for enrolled widows, as noted by Davids (First Epistle of Peter, 159). 10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. As Christians, Peter’s readers received various spiritual gifts. These gifts are from the Holy Spirit. The goal of the gifts is for the service of others, not for self-gratification (1 Corinthians 12:4, 7; Ephesians 4:11-13). The gifts should be used in faithfulness according to the purpose for which God has granted them. The appropriate use of the gifts will meet the various needs of the Christian community. God works through each Christian to fill a need in the community. There are no “ungifted” Christians. 11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. Two kinds of gifts exist:

those who are now dead heard about the Gospel during their lifetime. In this way, their judgment is based on their response to the Gospel while they were alive. Being “judged according to men in the flesh” refers probably to physical death, but the life “according to God in the spirit” refers to the judgment that decides the eternal fate of one’s soul. 7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. The “end of all things” reminds us of the final judgment. Peter wants his readers to be alert—because the end “is at hand”—and to focus in anticipation of the end of the world. The judgment day is getting nearer and there is a need for Christians to pray. 8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. The Christian community needs to express love among its members. Love “shall cover a multitude of sins” is a citation of Proverbs 10:12. It means that when there is love (“charity” as 1 Peter 4:8 states), the brethren will forgive and overlook the sins of others; but that does not imply complacency, either. We should strive to live out the second greatest commandment: to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:39). As Christians, the blood of Jesus has covered our sins. God did not hold us accountable for our sins, but He forgave us in Christ. In turn, we have to forgive each other and build unity (Colossians 3:13). 9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging. Love was also expressed in offering hospitality to fellow Christians as they traveled, particularly considering hoteltype accommodations were extremely rare. This hospitality consisted of providing shelter and food. However, a host’s patience can really be tried by a guest’s personality.

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CITY ON THE HILL CHURCH

Jawane Hilton Senior Pastor/Teacher

1-888-290-7277 EVENING STAR BAPTIST CHURCH

211 West 59th Street - Los Angeles, CA 90003

www.cothchurch.org **********

MAILING ADDRESS P.O. BOX 4446 CARSON CA 90746 Dr. W.M. Brent Sr Pastor Emeritus

Keith B. Williams Senior Pastor

Sunday School .....................................................8:45 A.M. Morning Worship ............................................... 10:00 A.M. Prayer & Bible Study .....(Wed.) ..... 12:00 Noon / 7:00 P.M.

GREATER EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH

JUDSON BAPTIST CHURCH

5300 S. Denker Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90062 Phone: (323) 759-4996

451 East 223rd Street Carson, CA 90745 Office (310) 834-2630 Fax (310) 513-0943 Web: http://judsonbc.net

Dr. Johnny V. Baylor, Pastor/Teacher Sunday Worship Service:................... 7:45 AM & 10:00 AM Children’s Church Available: .(Except 5th )...10:00 AM Serv. Speak Life Youth Ministry: (2nd & 4th Sunday):...... 12:30 PM Bible Study: (Wed.):..........................12:00 Noon & 7:00 PM

HOLY CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH

REV., DR. SOLOMON DRAKE PASTOR

Early Service ........................................................ 8:00 A.M. Church School ...................................................... 9:30 A.M. Mid-Morning Worship .......................................... 10:45 A.M. Taped Broadcast - KTYM 1460 AM (Sundays) 5:30 p.m. Taped Broadcast - KALI 900 AM (Sundays) 7-8 p.m. Bible Study & Training ............................................ 4:00 P.M. Youth Ministries (Mon.) .......................................... 6:30 P.M. Pastor’s Bible Class - All Ages (Tues.) ................. 6:30 P.M. Prayer Bible Sudy (Wed.) ...................... 6:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M. Young Adult Fellowship & Study ........................... 7:00 P.M. Children Ministries (Sat.) ..................................... 10:00 A.M.

GREATER STARLIGHT B.C. 8018 South San Pedro Street Los Angeles, CA 90003 Phone (323) 753-0224 Fax: (323) 753-3591

REV. GEORGE L. THOMAS, PASTOR 1016 East Rosecrans Avenue Compton, CA 90220 / Phone: (310) 537-3149 Early Morning Worship ................................. 7:30 - 9:30 A.M. Sunday School ........ 9:45 - 10:30 A.M. & 10:15 - 11:00 A.M. New Member’s Class (Sunday) ........................... 10:15 A.M. Mid-Morning Worship ........................ 10:45 A.M. - 12:45 P.M. Holy Communion (1st Sun.) ...................... 7:30 & 10:45 A.M. Broadcast (KTYM-1460 AM - SAT.) ........ 10:00 - 11:00 P.M. Mdwk. Prayer & Bible Study (Wed.) ...... 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

LOVE AND UNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 1840 S. Wilmington Ave. Compton, 90220 PHONE: (310) 604-5900 FAX: (310) 604-5915 Info@loveandunity.org www.loveandunity.org

APOSTLE RONALD C. HILL, SR., FOUNDER/PASTOR Sunday Morning Worship ....... 8:00, 11:30 A.M. & 6:30 P.M. Wednesday Mid Week Service ............................. 7:30 P.M. Saturday Bible Study ............................................ 9:00 A.M. Food For Soul Radio Broadcast .(KTYM 1460 AM M-F). 6:30 A.M. Food For Soul TV Broadcast (THE CHURCH CHANNEL Tues. 5:30 P.M. & Fri. 2:00 P.M.)

ANTIOCH CHURCH OF LONG BEACH 1535 Gundry Ave Long Beach, Ca 90813 www.antiochlb.com

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(562) 591-8778 (562) 599-6048

REV. WAYNE CHANEY, JR. PASTOR

SUNDAY MORNINGS: Worship Services ........... 8:30 A.M. 10:30 A.M.& 12:30 P.M. Elements Bible Study ........................ 7:30 A.M. & 9:00 A.M. Spanish Worship Service ...................................... 3:00 P.M. KJLH Broadcast 102.3 “Real Life”......................9:00.P.M. Family Night Bible Study ........(Wednesday).......... 6:30 P.M.

BETHEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH OF PASADENA

1972 North Fair Oaks Avenue Pasadena, CA 91103 PHONE: (626) 794-3136 JOHN T. McCALL, PASTOR DR. F. S. STEVENS, ORGANIZER PASTOR EMERITUS Sunday School ................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 11:00 A.M. Mid-week Pray/Bible Study 12:00 NOON & 7:00 P.M.

PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH

950 East 45th Street, L.A., CA 90011 Phone: (323) 231-9153

Phone: (323) 231-2391 (323) 231 1433

WORSHIP LOCATION: 16425 Ishida Ave Carson, CA 90248 (310) 327-0274 pastorjhiltoncothchurch.org

Sunday Morning Worship ............................10:30 AM Wednesday Mid-Week Renewal Service ....7:00 PM

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Email: Pastorlewis@greaterstarlightmbc.org DR. PRENTISS LEWIS PASTOR

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

REV. DEMONTRE REEVER YOUTH PASTOR

DR. ALBERT NICHOLAS SENIOR 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.

NEW MT. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH

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.

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.

NEW COMMANDMENT M.B.C.

15548 Paramount Blvd. Paramount, CA 90723 PHONE: (562) 531-7703 FAX: (562) 529-5062 EMAIL: Praise15548@aol.com DR. REV. GRADY JONES, PASTOR SUNDAY: 9:15 A.M. Sunday School 11:00 A.M. ........... Morning Worship 11:00 A.M. Children’s Church (3rd, 4th, & 5th Sunday)

WEDNESDAY: 7:00 P.M., Prayer/Bible Study

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Temporary Location @ Florence Bixby Elementary School 5251 E. Stearns, Long Beach, Ca 90815 Mailing Address 6285 E. Spring St. #223, LB 90808 (562) 597-7481 Fax (562) 597-6356 GREGORY SANDERS, SR., PASTOR www.THEROCKTODAY.com Morning Worship ................... 10:00 A.M.


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compton CITIZENS OF ZION B.C.

12930 South Lime Avenue, Compton, CA 90221 Phone: (310) 638-0536

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los angeles THE ASSEMBLING FAITH M.B.C. 1233 W. 91st St., L.A., CA 90044 Phone(323) 418-8800 E-Mail: assemblingf8th@att.net

DR. B. T. NEWMAN SR. Pastor Emeritus

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.

GREATER ZION CHURCH FAMILY 2408 N. Wilmington Avenue - Compton, CA 90222 Ph: 310-639-5535 / 310-639-6025

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BISHOP ANTHONY BENJAMIN SR. SR. BISHOP HENRY J. COX Founder Sunday School .................................................................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship ................................................................11:00 A.M. Prayer Service (Tu................................................................ 6:00 P.M. Bible Study (Tues.) ...............................................................7:00 P.M. Praise Dance (Wed.) ........................................................... 7:00 P.M. Choir Rehearsal (Sat.) ......................................................... 1:30 P.M.

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MT. TABOR MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

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.

JESUS IS THE ANSWER C.F. CHURCH 750 Alondra Blvd Carson, CA 90746 Phone: (310) 515-7209

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

YOUR PASTOR’S NAME

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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Inglewood

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.

Gardena

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.

GREATER MT. SINAI M.B.C. #2

“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.

“A Full Gospel B.C. Fellowship Affiliate”

GOSPEL MEMORIAL C.O.G.I.C.

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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NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH

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.

BETHEL M.B.C. OF SOUTH L.A.

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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7301 So. Avalon, L.A., CA 90003 Phone/Fax: (323) 759-8087 REV. RAYMOND A. DENNIS, PASTOR Sunday School ..................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ............... 10:30 A.M. Mission Mtg. (Wed.) ........ 12:00 Noon Bible Study/Prayer Mtg. (W) 7:00 P.M.

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.

EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH

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.

FRIENDLY FRIENDSHIP B.C.

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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GREATER MT. OLIVE B.C.

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.

GREATER NEW LIGHT B.C.

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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HOLY ROCK MISSIONARY B.C.

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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Your Church Address Your Church Phone Number Your Church Email YOUR PASTOR’S NAME ORDER OF SERVICE....... 9:00 A.M. ORDER OF SERVICE..... 10:45 A.M. ORDER OF SERVICE...... 7:30 P.M.

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.

YOUR CHURCH NAME

Your Church Address Your Church Phone Number Your Church Email YOUR PASTOR’S NAME ORDER OF SERVICE....... 9:00 A.M. ORDER OF SERVICE..... 10:45 A.M. ORDER OF SERVICE...... 7:30 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.

YOUR CHURCH NAME

Your Church Address Your Church Phone Number Your Church Email YOUR PASTOR’S NAME 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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SOUTHERN MISSIONARY B.C.

“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

TABERNACLE OF FAITH B.C.

REDEEMER MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

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.

TRAVELER’S REST M.B.C.

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.

ST. REST MISSIONARY B.C.

VILLAGE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

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

“Family of Purpose” CHURCH Phone: (888) 294-5545 www.FOPLive.com

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

www.BeulahBaptistLa.org TRUE EVER FAITHFUL B.C.

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

Sunday School .....................................................9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ............................................... 10:00 A.M. Bible Study (Wednesday) .................................... 7:00 P.M.

YOUR CHURCH NAME TRUE WAY MISSIONARY B.C.

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.

UNION MISSIONARY B.C.

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.

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IN NEED OF PRAYER Standing in need of prayer Are the words written on my sign Don’t mistake me for a beggar Though I have seen better times My doctor put me on a diet Said that I must lose the extra weight I prayed to God for a miracle To drop the pounds by a certain date Last week during a horrible storm My car caught a falling tree The insurance company called it a act of God I hope the Lord ain’t mad at me Every day I walk to the bus stop Perhaps the pounds will melting away Maybe the storm was a blessing I gotta be careful of the words I pray I am going to the prayer meeting My good name has gotten a smear Gotta go and meet the judge Let the angels whisper in his ear

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the speaking gifts and that of service (Acts 6:2-6). All gifts should be exercised with the seriousness that they deserve and according to God’s will. In Colossians 3:17, we are urged to do everything in the name of the Lord. When gifts are exercised in this way, they bring God glory. The whole life of a Christian should bring glory to God. Peter ends the section by praising God with a doxology. Sources: Better Days Are Coming. com. http://www.betterdaysarecoming.com (accessed September 9, 2011). Biblical Words Pronunciation Guide. http://netministries. org/Bbasics/bwords.htm (accessed November 3, 2011). Davids, Peter H. The First Epistle of Peter. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans, 1990. 147-163. Life Application Bible, New International Version. Wheaton, IL and Grand Rapids, MI: Tyndale House Publishers and Zondervan Publishing House, 1988 and 1991. 2263. Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. http://www.merriam-webster.com (accessed November 3, 2011). New Testament Greek Lexicon. http://www.biblestudytools.com/lexicons/greek (accessed October 31, 2011). Oberst, Bruce. First and Second Peter: Bible Study Textbook Series. Joplin, MO: College Press Publishing, 1988. Selwyn, Edward G. The First Epistle of St. Peter: The Greek Text with Introduction, Notes and Essays. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1947. Stibbs, Alan M., and Andrew F. Walls. 1 Peter: Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, vol. 17. Leicester, England: InterVarsity Press, 1983. 145-157.

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One Who Takes a Vow Often Stands Alone

“Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body.” – 1 Corinthians 6:18

by Andrea Andrews Typically, when we hear the word “abstinence” or “celibate” it is referenced as a “third party” observation or even seen in “fictional” situations; be it T.V., radio, film, magazines or social media. However, as Christians we almost never encounter people (whether believers or not) one on one

who are practicing such a lifestyle or who are willing to “openly” discuss their decision. This almost establishes a measure of imprisonment within the church community for those who have committed to celibacy – an environment of solitude rather than celebration. Could this be because the modern day church has welcomed and embodied the practices and beliefs of the world it exists in? Syncretism? Could it be because some in positions of leadership within the church struggle in this area as well…battling demons of lust,

perversion, infidelity/adultery? A few years ago, during Sunday morning services, an announcement came from the pulpit. A member of the young adult ministry gave an open invitation to the singles in the church to attend “movie night”. “Come join us… There will be food provided and we will view the movie, “Love Jones”. For those who are unfamiliar with the film, the storyline includes sex between an unmarried couple and promotes their living together as well. Taking absolutely nothing away from the screenwriter(s), produc-

ers, director, actors and crew… how can a Christian ministry embrace a film that is so obviously outside of what biblical principal affirms and reaffirms in the New Testament regarding God’s commands relative to sexual immorality? So where ARE Christian singles who are practicing celibacy welcome? A Christian committed to refraining from sex outside of marriage is highly commendable and is something the global church should overtly celebrate, teach and encourage. It is also a covenant that MUST begin from the top

– “the pulpit”…the pastor – presenting a “trickle down” effect. To all who have committed to celibacy until their godly yoking comes, stand strong in your conviction whether your pastor/church support you or not and pray that God send you examples of other men & women who took the same vow and ultimately met the husband/wife God reserved for them as a true reward for their obedience. Peace, Love & Blessings www.theprocesschristiancounseling.com

cide to overcome any obstacle that attempts to keep you from hearing the Lord say: “Well Done thou good and faithful servant.” “Victory Over Suffering” is to keep going forward even when you are tempted to run in the opposite direction; to keep going even though the signs of confirmation are few and in between.

“Victory Over Suffering” is to realize that Jesus suffered death and rose from the dead to clear the “Path of Victory” for you, so that you can walk in victory in every area of your life. “Victory Over Suffering” is to realize that this too shall pass, that the season of suffering will change and that you are able to withstand what-

ever comes your way. “Victory Over Suffering” is to continue to walk and dwell in faith until you receive your deliverance. Do remember “Victory Over Suffering” was purchased for you by the blood or Christ. Therefore, keep in mind it belongs to you as you by faith trust in the Good Lord! Blessings! Join us for our 1st Sat.

Fellowship, June 1, 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

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queror and definitely an Overcomer. “Victory Over Suffering” is to maintain your focus on the Lord and His promise to return and waiting patiently on His return. “Victory Over Suffering” is to be determined to fulfill God’s purpose for your life, thus choosing to work while it is day and to de-

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

BUILDING THE TEAM (Leading From the Second Chair, Mike Bonem & Roger Patterson)

DR. JOYCE HARRELL

In building a team, your motives must be pure; you must

have a passion to see the entire body perform at its best. When members on the team know that you have a genuine love for them and know you have their best interest at heart, it will be easier for them to accept help. The team must be committed to a common purpose and needs to have performance goals. Diversity is also important. Value the differences and praise God that everyone doesn’t have the same gifts or abilities. There should

be no little I’s and big you’s. Every person is important and they need to be valued. Don’t rush the team building process. It takes time to develop a deep understanding of each other’s unique abilities. Intentionally encourage participation from every member. To facilitate growth and development, the team must have workshops, retreats and team building events. Let your team know that you respect them. Allow team members to voice

how they feel and allow everyone to contribute ideas. Allow them to share their perspective on your ideas; people need to know that they matter and that they are appreciated. Avoid traps that can undermine team work. Be selective about what you say and when; you don’t always have to have a comment or an opinion. Offer encouragement through positive comments and make sure your recommendations benefit the ministry and not

just you. Dr. Joyce is a layperson, 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 V) … Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. 1 Samuel 17:45(KJV)

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We continue our exposition as the Philistine draws near to David who has his sling in hand. David knew the Philistine’s name was “Goliath”, meaning “exile” “without cover”. Interestingly, as David prepares to confront Goliath,

he no longer recognizes him by specific name, but instead refers to him as “the Philistine”. Biblical scholars have traced this name “Philistine” to the Semitic Hebrew root which means to “go through”, “cover”, or “invade”. With his purpose in mind, David has every intention of “going through him” “being covered while doing so” and “invading the territory” he is trespassing on for the glory and honor of God. Through his mere actions alone, David refuses to empower his enemy,

the oppressor of God’s people, any further by implying that he had any spiritual or natural deficiencies to keep him from being victorious in this fight for God’s Kingdom. David resolved within himself to believe that the same God who had shown Himself strong with the lion and the bear would do it again. (1 Samuel 17:34-37) David spoke to the insufficiency of the Philistine’s weaponry (sword, spear, and shield) against the power of the Almighty God (2 Corin-

thians 3:3-7) knowing that life and death is in the power of the tongue. (Proverbs 18:21) David knew that when a man positions himself to fight against God or His Army, just as did Pharaoh with Moses; it is no longer a battle of flesh, but a war where the imminent victory belongs to God. In Moses’ final address to God’s people (Deuteronomy 20), he reminded them that they were not to be afraid of the chariots, the horses or the multitudes of people who came against them

for they belonged to God. Moses further admonished them, to not let their hearts faint, tremble nor be terrified of their enemies. But sadly, even when David arrived on the scene to deliver the groceries to his brothers they were found doing all of this in an emotional quagmire of spiritual distress. Somewhere there had been a spiritual disconnection and their faith in God wavered. DaContinued On Page 15

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vid’s older brothers heard what God had done through Moses, but then like now, not everyone who hears the Word is a believer or doer of the Word. (James 1:22-24) David’s unwavering boldness, so deeply instilled into his spiritual DNA gave him the strength to believe that it was now time for his faith to move into action. People have been sitting in the pews for a long time while the harvest is ripe and the laborers are so few. (Matthew 9:35-38) Who is willing in this hour to move their faith into action to bring lost church hurt and unchurched souls held hostage by Satan back to God? Next Week, Part VI ... Lady Dr. Phelencia A. White, Girlfriends In Christ, P. O. Box 56260, Los Angeles, CA 90056-0260 *Tele: (323) 750-4GIC (4442) *Email: LadyPhelencia@GirlfriendsInChrist.org ... Where… ”It’s not about one of us, it’s about ALL of US building the Kingdom!”

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CHOOSE TO FORGIVE Part I

JASON TROY LEWIS

As a Christian, forgiveness is the undergird of salvation. We believe that we’ve received salvation through Christ and have been reconciled back to God through forgiveness of sin. Under that pretense, we must all be believers and advocates for forgiveness. Ephesians 4:32 teaches, “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” As a Child of God, we are obliged

to forgive. However, let’s look at this notion in more pragmatic terms. How do we forgive? The bible speaks a lot about forgiveness, but says little in regards to the act of doing so. One of the few scriptures that speak in that regard is found in Matthew 18. Jesus, in speaking to his disciples says in verse 15, “If your brother sins against you, go tell him his fault, between you and him alone.” This passage gives the answer to our initial query about being able to forgive when an apology isn’t extended; seek one. Jesus teaches that the first step to forgiving is making aware to the offender that they have offended you. In some instances, we hold grudges against those who have no clue they have hurt us. We just assume they know, but the reality is, what is a big deal to us, may not be so to them. We must first reach out, explain our feelings and then seek an apology. It is debilitating to the text gives an additional exhortation. If you’ve been hurt, slighted or offended by another, speak with them and not with everyone else. Be careful about spreading personal opinion without clarity of the others position. In other words, you cannot discern a person’s motives. You do not know matter-of-factly that an individual intended to hurt you without speaking with them regarding the issue at hand. Article by: Jason Troy Lewis, Executive Pastor, The Redeemer Church of Los Angeles 1631 W. Adams Blvd, L.A., CA 90007

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