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WESTERN BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION 123RD ANNUAL SESSION

DR. BENJAMIN J. HARDWICK

President J. Benjamin Hardwick announced the Linda Vista Second Baptist Church and the Southwest District Association will host the 123rd Annual Session of the West-

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ern Baptist State Convention (WBSC) on August 3-4 & 6-9, 2013, in San Diego, California. Linda Vista Second Baptist Church is located at 2706 Korink Ave., in San Diego; Dr. Da-

vid C. Greene is the host Pastor and Moderator. Our Theme is “Walking in Unity Through Jesus Christ”, 1John 5:4-5. The Young People’s Department will meet on Saturday, August 3, 2013. On Sunday, August 4, the Southwest District Association will present a “100 Voice” Grand Musical at 7 p.m. On Tuesday, August 6, the official opening of 123rd Annual Session is followed with the Word by Dr. John L. Lett, Moderator, Central District Association at 12:00 Noon. At 6:30 p.m., Rev. Raymond L. Chandler, Moderator, Faith District Association, brings the Word at the Ushers/First Aiders Session at 6:30 p.m. The Laymen

Session on Wednesday, August 7, features preaching by Dr. Marvis L. Davis, Moderator, Tri-County District Association, at 12:00 Noon and Rev. R. Darnell Dyson, Moderator, Landmark with a New Vision District Association, at 7 p.m. On Thursday, August 8, the Women’s Department welcomes the dynamic speaking of Dr. David C. Greene, Moderator, Southwest District Association at 12:00 Noon. At 1:30 p.m., the Women Department “Fellowship Luncheon” will be held in the Ramada Conference Center ballroom in San Diego. On Thursday evening, at 7:00 p.m., the Executive Officers, Pastors, Auxiliary Lead-

ers, members, and workers will gather for the delivery of God’s profound word and vision by President J. Benjamin Hardwick in his ANNUAL ADDRESS. The culmination of the 123rd Annual Session will begin on Friday, August 9, with the Moderator’s breakfast and meeting at 9:00 a.m., the Word of God by Rev. Torrey Collins, Landmark with a New Vision District Association, at 12:00 Noon, and Rev. Michael Fisher, President, WBSC Young Adult Convention, Annual Address at 7:00 p.m. President Hardwick declared, “our Spirit led 123rd Annual Session will feature the finest in worship, singing, and praise and lift up the name of Jesus.

HOLY CHAPEL M. B. C. APPRECIATES PASTOR GEORGE AND FIRST LADY RUBY THOMAS FOR 27 YEARS OF SERVICE

PASTOR & FIRST LADY GEORGE & RUBY THOMAS

To God Be the Glory!! The Holy Chapel Church Family is elated to set aside time to honor and celebrate the goodness of God for having sent us such a Man and Woman of God as Pastor and First Lady Thomas. Pastor Thomas is a committed and dedicated Servant of God as demonstrated Sunday after Sun-

day and week after week, as he preaches, sometimes three sermons on Sunday, and teaches the Word on Wednesdays in an unadulterated fashion. Not only does he labor here at Holy Chapel, but is known and visible throughout the community. He is passionate about what he does, is a person of compassion, a great teacher, an outstanding pastor; he who loves the people that the Lord has given him to shepherd. First Lady Ruby stands with him in all of his endeavors, shows her love for him as well as the congregation. She is precious to the Holy Chapel Family. “Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.” Proverbs

31:10. The chosen theme for this occasion is: “Our Pastor & Wife, Standing on a Firm Foundation”, Luke 6:48. The celebration will be held on August 4th, 7th, 8th, and 11th. Sunday services will be held at 3:30 p.m. and evening services at 7:00 p.m. A Pastoral Dinner will be held on Friday, August 9th at 7:00 p.m. in our Bertha Mason Memorial Hall. This is a ticketed event. Please call the church office for information. We are blessed to have some outstanding pastors and their churches celebrate with us: Sunday, August 4th – Beulah B.C. – Rev. Dr. Robert Taylor, St. Reed B. C. – Rev. Charles Jones, and Southern M.B.C. – Rev. Xavier Thomp-

son. Wednesday, August 7th – Holy Mt. Calvary – Rev. Dr. Leonard White, Greater New Morning Star – Rev. Walter Riley. Thursday, August 8th – Greater Rock of Ages – Rev. Aaron Bynum, Southern Baptist of Southeast L.A. - Rev. Louis Lewis, Philadelphia B. C. – Rev. George Thomas, Jr., New Salem/New Wave – Rev. Patricia Fargas, The Rock Church – Rev. Peter Watts. Sunday, August 11th - Community M. B. C. – Rev. Alexander Hamilton, Freewill M. B. C. – Rev. Stephen McGlover, New Mt. Calvary B. C. – Rev. Sonja Dawson, , Bethany Baptist of West Continued On Page 5

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FAITH & HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH APPRECIATES THE REVEREND & MRS. PAUL JONES

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Greeting in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who now and forever has all power in His hands! This is to invite one and all to an appreciation service for the Reverend Paul and Mrs. Grace Jones on Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at Faith & Hope Commu-

nity Church. The appreciation theme is: “Ambassadors for Jesus Christ” (2 Corinthians 5:20). The purpose of this service is to highlight the life and legacy of Reverend Jones’ leadership at the Faith in God Baptist Church from 1981 to 1994 and the effects both of he and Mrs. Jones have made in

churches and communities as they present the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our guest speaker for this event will be the Reverend Dr. Joe L. Gates, Interim Pastor, Traveler’s Rest Baptist Church and the Reverend Dr. Gentre Adkins, Pastor, Faithful St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church. Dr. Gates will be

bringing the message. For more information regarding this event you may contact our office at (323) 753-6445. Our church is located at 344 West Florence Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90003. The Reverend La Velle Gates, Senior Pastor, and Elder Judy Hart reporting.

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Come Celebrate Legacy and Revival with the Southern Missionary Baptist Church! Greetings in the name of the Lord! There’s a season of celebration happening at the Southern Missionary Baptist Church—located at 4678 W. Adams Blvd. in Los Angeles. Come witness our Deacons’ Ordination on Sunday, July 21st at 5:00 p.m. The Bible explains the appointment of wise, Holy Ghost-filled men to handle the daily ministration of the church. (Acts 6:3) The spe-

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Annual D.R.U.G. Revival at “The Lift.” “I woke up this morning with my mind” can be heard at one point or another during services at The Love Lifted Me M.B.C. because that’s our pastor’s song and testimony. So I

shaw, July 22nd -26th starting nightly at 7:30 P.M. Guest congregations, along with their pastors have been invited. Your presence will make the service more spiritually filled and pleasing to God. The word DRUG usually carries a negative meaning. Would you go along with me for a little while to think, this D.R.U.G. means simply to Dare to Return unto God. Would you go along with

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cial guest speaker for the evening will be Bishop William LaRue Dillard of the Second Baptist Church, Inc. in Monrovia, CA. Let’s support these men of God as they transcend to a higher level of service in the Lord and don’t miss our Summer Revival beginning Sunday, July 28th through Wednesday, July 31st. Dr. William V. Green, Sr. of the Tabernacle of Glory Baptist Church

On Sunday, July 28, 2013 First Antioch Missionary Baptist Church invites you to celebrate our Men and Wom-

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will say, ditto and praise God. We the membership, officers, ministerial staff, along with our Pastor, Rev. Dr. S. “Scuffie” Shigg, invite you, our believing Brothers and Sisters, but especially our unbelieving brothers and sisters to our annual D.R.U.G. Revival. This week of services will take place at the home of “The Lift,” 6501 Cren-

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me for a little while to think, I was raised in a household where my mother DRUG me

in Nashville, TN will preach nightly at 7:00 p.m. Come experience the atmosphere of revival as we usher in the power of the Holy Ghost. You don’t want to miss these Spirit-filled services. Come celebrate the Lord with us at the Southern Missionary Baptist Church: one church for all generations!

First Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Celebrates Annual Men and Women’s Day

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to church until I realized I needed church and all it had to offer. Would you go along for a little while to think, even in the negative meaning of DRUG it gives us the believers a reason to reach out, to reclaim, to restore and to redi-

en’s Annual Day. Our chosen theme is “Christian Men and Women Rejoicing, Praying and Giving Thanks.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Many renowned churches from the greater Los Angeles area will be in attendance to help us worship, praise and lift up the name of our Lord. Minister Asberry Charles, Pastor of Los Angeles Dominion Power Christian Center, will bring the spoken word. Come join us at 3:30 p.m. and be a part of this historical event. We are located at 8725 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles, California, 90002, Rev. Gerald Burgess Sr., Pastor.

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Mondays, July 22 & 29, 2013 between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. First Missionary Baptist Church, 1300 East 57th Street,

Los Angeles, California 90011., Rev. Darnell Jones, Host Pastor. Theme: “Messengers of Divine Knowledge And Instruction.” “The lips of a priest should guard knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord” Malachi 2:7. Day 1-Monday, July 22, 2013, Topic: “Sermon Preparation & Development”, Facilitator: Dr. William S. Epps, Pastor, Second Baptist Church, Los Angeles. Former Adjunct Professor of Preaching, Fuller Theological Seminary. Topic: “Getting & keeping More Men in the Church”, Facilitator:

Rev. Larry D. Weaver, Pastor, Atherton Baptist Church, Hawthorne. Preacher: Dr. J. Benjamin Hardwick, Pastor, Praises of Zion Baptist Church, Los Angeles. President, Western Baptist State Convention. Day 2-Monday, July 29, 2013, Topic: “The Use Of Technology In Ministry & Preaching”, facilitator: Michael Brooks, Del Aire Baptist Church, Hawthorne. Preacher: Dr. William Turner Jr., Pastor, New Revelation Baptist Church, Pasadena. Registration is $50.00. For more information - fireshutup@aol.com or (323) 588-5185 or (323) 907-9940.

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Messiah Missionary Baptist Church honors Rev. Dr. Whalen Samuel Jones

REV. DR. WHALEN S. JONES

Messiah Missionary Baptist Church have finalized all plans to honor Reverend Doctor Whalen Samuel Jones during the worship service on Sunday, July 21, 2013. Rev. Jones organized Messiah Missionary Baptist Church in 1954. He served as pastor for 34 years before retiring. He served as the interim pastor in 1985 and again in 1998. He currently serves as Pastor Emeritus. We are eternally grateful for his many years of service. Thank you God for his long life, he is now 104 years old as of June 7th. What a blessing. Deacon Samuel Omotosho and Mother Katie H. Webb serves as Chair and Co-Chair of this event. We would be honored if you would join us during our morning worship at 10:30 am on Sunday, July 21, 2013. The message will be brought by Rev. Steven Murphy, the former associate minister under Rev. Whalen Samuel Jones. Lunch will be served after the morning worship service all welcome. Dr. Maureen E. Malone, Reporting. Rev. Perry J. Jones, Senior Pastor

NMC Presents: Higher Ground A Mid-Week Worship Encounter ARE YOU READY FOR NEXT LEVEL? ARE YOU READY TO GO TO HIGHER GROUND? Beginning on Wednesday, July 24th at 7:00 p.m., Pastor Sonja R. Dawson and the New Mt. Calvary Church will host the inaugural service for Higher Ground: A Mid-Week Worship Encounter. Established by Pastor Sonja R. Dawson, this endowed Worship service has been designed to reach the hearts of God’s people through anointed praise and worship, powerful intercessory prayer, and a real and relevant Word. Our kick-off speaker will be Bishop Johnny Withers, Jr., Senior Pastor, Unity Christian Fellowship Church in Compton, CA. A PASTOR SONJA DAWSON BISHOP JOHNNY WITHERS JR. gifted preacher, teacher, and next generation leader, Bishop Johnny Withers Jr. is changing the landscape of urban ministry throughout locally and ber’s to-date. In addition, he also serves as State Bishop of the nationally. From its humble beginnings, Bishop Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship of Southern California Withers and the Unity Christian Fellowship have under the leadership of International Presiding Bishop Paul S. expanded its reach and now have over 400 mem-

Morton Sr. Bishop Withers is also the spiritual son of Bishop Joseph Walker III. So, if you are in the Los Angeles area, we cordially invite you, our church families and the community at-large to come and participate, come and witness, and come to receive all God has in store for you in this service. New Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church is located at 402 E. El Segundo Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90061. For more information, including general Worship service times and directions, please contact our Church office at (310) 324-0644. You may also visit us online at www.newmtcalvary.org or send email to newmtcalvary@newmtcalvary.org. Min. Dawnesha K. Beaver-NMC Public Relations Dept. ; Rev. Dr. Sonja R. Dawson, Pastor; Rev. Dr. Lonnie Dawson, Founder.

GREATER EBENEZER MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH

ANNUAL REVIVAL

PASTOR SOLOMON L. DRAKE

PASTOR LACEY K. CURRY

The Greater Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church family has set aside the week of July 28th through August 2nd to hold its’

yearly revival. With prayerful spirits we look forward to this week for an in depth spiritual illumination from the word of God to the hearts of the people in attendance. You are invited to come and share this week of spiritual nutrition that will fulfill the needs of body, mind and soul.Dr. Curry is no stranger to Greater Ebenezer and to many others in the Los Angeles area, as well as throughout the country. He faithfully served as Pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, Chicago, Ill,

retiring as Pastor Emeritus. He stepped down from personal shepherding, but continued his evangelism outreach proclaiming the Word of God. Dr. Curry is a great expositor of God’s word and is known to preach with clarity that all who hear will readily understand and be inspired to continue to move forward on their faith journey. Come and enjoy these services and be blessed! The revival begins Sunday, July 28th 8:00am and 10:30am services. Worship service Mon-

day through Friday nights at 7:30pm. Each night there will be prayer, praise and the Word. Our choirs will provide songs voicing the words of God as to worthiness and his loving kindness. Greater Ebenezer is located at 5300 So. Denker Avenue, Los Angeles, Ca. 90062. For additional information call the church office @323-759-4996. Dr. Solomon L. Drake, Pastor .

GET-A-LIFE - John 3:16

THE BETHEL CHURCH YOUTH AND YOUNG ADULT REVIVAL The Bethel Church of Pasadena extends an invitation to the community to participate in a three-night life changing revival, featuring our special guest lecturer and preacher, Manuel Scott, Jr. Come and bring your family to participate in the scheduled activities. Enjoy free food, prizes,

and great fellowship with others. GET- A- LIFE by accepting the love God has already given! Dinner Served Nightly: 5:00 p.m. – 6:20 p.m., Nightly Activities: 6:30 p.m. – 7:20 p.m., Tuesday Night – Comedy Night, Wednesday Night – Karaoke Night, Thursday Night – Game Night, Praise

and Worship: 7:30 p.m. – 7:40 p.m., Lecturer/Preaching: 7:40 p.m. – 8:20 p.m., The Bethel Church is located at 1972 N. Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103. John T. McCall is the Pastor. For transportation and any additional information, please call the church office at (626) 794-3136.

July 23 – July 25, 2013

PASTOR JOHN T. MCCALL

DR. MANUEL SCOTT JR.

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ONE FAITH FELLOWSHIP’S NUGGETS FOR THE SOUL THE EYES OF THE LORD There are varying opinions of whether “Big Brother” should be allowed to observe people and their daily actions. There are many of us who are in full agreement with this public “service”. We understand that for the tradeoff of our privacy, we have eyes constantly beholding the evil and the good of people’s actions; including any criminal acts against us! More so, we are blessed to have “The Eyes of the Lord” constantly watching over us! For those of us who have decided to follow Jesus and to embrace

Him as our Lord and Savior and to submit to His ruler-ship in our lives, it is such an encouraging assurance to know that our Great, Heavenly Father is watching us! 2 Chronicles 16:9 NLT- The “Eyes of the LORD” search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him. NKJV…whose heart is loyal to Him. NASBthat He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. Daddy-God is aware of EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN OUR LIVES, EVERY

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ACTION, THE TIMES WE NEED HIS HELP, PROTECTION AND THE TIMES WE TENDERLY LOOK UP INTO

HIS EYES! Where His attention is (which is on those of us who love Him); there also is His mercy, grace, goodness and favor! He doesn’t just grab a bowl of popcorn and sit on the sideline to be entertained by our trials and tribulations, our tears and pain. But His eyes are upon us to determine how He will display His love and concern in our lives! While the “Eyes of the Lord” run to and fro throughout the whole earth, each of His children has His undivided attention as though each one is the

only one He is beholding. He is more than willing to show Himself strong on the behalf of them whose heart (mind, will, thinking and determination) is perfect (complete, safe, full,) towards Him. “The Eyes of the LORD” are on our side, to strengthen, support and supply us, to protect and defend us who are sincere and upright in heart; who, with the heart, sincerely believe in God.” (Gill) The Lord God Himself takes full responsibility for the perContinued On Page 14

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G.M.B.C. Annual Vacation Bible School Come one come all, Please join us at Gospel Mission Baptist Church as we participate in tons of fun while learning about Jesus Christ. It is that

time of the year again; we are inviting all of you, all ages to our annual Vacation Bible School Celebration July 22July 26 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.

This will be an all week long , Monday thru Friday celebration, where we will have learning, art & crafts, sports, game, food and plenty of prizes! Our

church is located on 73rd & Avalon, we are located close to Fremont High School, and our address is 7301 S. Avalon Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90003. We are

under the leadership of Pastor Raymond Dennis. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any (323) 759-8087. Secretary, Jonette Nettles.

MT. TABOR MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL “IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR” July 23, 2013 – July 25, 2013 It’s that time of year again! We are having Vacation Bible School at “The Mount!” We would like to extend a very special invitation to join us for three evenings of fun, food

and fellowship! VBS will begin on Tuesday July 23, 2013 – Thursday July 25, 2013 @ 6:00 PM Nightly. Our theme is “Jesus Family Reunion” (as for me and my house, we will

serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15). Our goal this year is to bring the family together in the unity of Jesus Christ. So gather the whole family and come on down to the corner of 66th

& Western Ave. All are welcomed! We will have classes for all ages Children, Youth, Young Adults and Adults. We would love to have you! Our church is located at 6614 S.

Western Ave., L.A. Ca 90047 - For additional information you may call the church office at (323) 753-3189 Sis. Toykia L. Stafford, VBS Director, Dr. Ticey M. Brown, Pastor

INSPIRATIONAL SANCTUARY CHOIR OF MACEDONIA BAPTIST CHURCH

IN CONCERT

On Sunday, July 21, 2013 at 5 p.m. the Inspirational Sanctuary Choir of Macedonia Baptist Church will be featured in concert. The theme for this evening of worship,

celebration and praise is “A Celebration of Thanksgiving.” - Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness. (Psalm 30:4) The In-

spirational Sanctuary Choir, capably led by Mrs. Ashley Guin-Hall, will present Anthems, Hymns, Gospel and Praise songs that will edify the people of God and glorify

His name. Pastor Shane B. Scott and the entire family of the Macedonia Church extend a heartfelt invitation to the public to join us in this spirit

filled service. The admission is free. Macedonia is located at 1751 E. 114th Street, Los Angeles, California. The contact number is (323) 569-9561.

GRACE TEMPLE BAPTIST CHURCH MISSION MINISTRY PRESENTS A TIME OF WORSHIP & AN EVENING OF PRAISE Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! The Mission Ministry of the Grace Temple Baptist Church is proud to announce their weekend Extravaganza of “A Time of Worship” and an “Evening In Paradise”. The Mission Ministry is elated and so Godly proud to pres-

ent a weekend of Worship and Love! Our Bishop, along with the entire Grace Temple Family is excited to have with us Dr. Rev. James A. Perkins & Mrs. Evelyn Perkins to host and give leadership to the Friday evening service; “A Time of Worship”, August 2, 2013 which will take place from

All Pastors Please Read “Nationwide Prayer Call” Pastor Robert Taylor of the Beulah Baptist Church would like to extend an invitation to all Pastors to join him each Saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. (PST) in prayer on a nationwide prayer call designed to inspire and encourage Pastors. This prayer effort was inspired by Apostle Jerry Howard of Katy, TX who serves as the facilitator. To join in please dial (218) 339-3600 using the access code of 873039#.

7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. This night will include a 1 hour seminar for Singles and Married couples with topics that include the following: Parenting, Partnership, and Prayer! Then on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 5:30p.m., The Mission Ministry will come back and host our FIRST EVER, “Evening

In Paradise!” This event will be a time of love, fellowship, and romance. Our endeavor is to present an additional side of ministry. There is more to our membership than worship services; therefore we desire for your participation! Tickets for this after five occasion are only $20.00, inclusive of your

choice of Prime Rib or Salmon. Please RSVP no later than July 28th. For any questions or concerns, please call the church office at (323) 971-8192. Bishop Miquail M. Broadous, Senior Pastor, Evangelist Betty King, Coordinator, Sis. Celeste Williams, Reporting.

NEW PROVIDENCE M.B.C. CELEBRATES

57TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY

For 57 years New Providence has stood as a beacon of light for the community at 10200 S. Normandie Ave. On Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 3:30PM, the Officers and Members will pause to give thanks to God for sustaining us for 57 years, also recognizing the labor, dedication, and

legacy left by the late Pastor Dr. J.P. Strong. The renown son of New providence, Rev. Charles Harris, Pastor of Village Baptist Church will be our guest speaker for our 3:30PM service. Also, Rev. Artis Glass Jr., Pastor of Leap of Faith B.C. will be our guest. Our Theme: “The Church, The Family Of

God” 2 Cor. 6:14. A special invitation is extended to everyone to attend this Glorious Anniversary Celebration. We are located at 10200 S. Normandie Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90045. Lovester Hyter, Reporting, Cindy King, Chair Lady, Rev. Theo Grant, Interim Pastor.

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TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH NEEDS CHILDREN’S CHOIR DIRECTOR/MUSICIAN Trinity Baptist Church is seeking a Director/Musician for the Children’s Choir, ages 6 thru 12. Must have experience in vocal train-

ing and directing a children’s choir, knowledge of and ability to teach, train and direct the children to sing a variety

of sacred music, including Hymns, Spirituals, Gospel and Contemporary Christian Music. Candidate must be avail-

able for rehearsals and scheduled worship service. Please submit resume by mail, fax or e-mail to: Trinity Baptist

47TH Annual State Women’s Convention in Palm Desert, California Palm Desert, California –June 29, 2013 - The 47th State Women’s Convention of Southern California First Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ will convene July 25th through July 28, 2013 at the Desert Springs J. W. Marriott Resort & Spa, 74855 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert, California 92260. Dr. Barbara McCoo Lewis Convention President and Bishop Joe L. Ealy is our Jurisdictional Prelate. Delegates from Southern California and throughout the United States come with anticipation of receiving a fresh anointing and powerful impartation from outstanding workshops and godly teaching. Delegates will not be disappointed as they will leave empowered to take the plan of salvation to a dying world. The theme is “Women of Wisdom Experiencing His Power Pursuing His Mission”. The Convention will be like

none other because of the accelerated prayer, fasting and consecration in the prayer links in the Department of Women. Thursday evening musical guests include Dr. Naddie Conedy with Love Empowered, Lady Alfreda Lyons Campbell of Oakland, California and renowned Psalmist David Daughtry. Keynote speakers include Dr. Jackie McCullough of Pomona, New York, Evangelist Joyce Rodgers of Denton, Texas…along with our own Evang. Beverly Willis, Evangelist LaVette Gibson and Mother Irene Shumate… We will hear the voice of our Bishop Sunday afternoon. Mother Lewis will also license the successful candidates from the 2013 School of Licensing. Our Convention President will lead us in early morning prayer and teaching daily. Friday the Leadership conference will feature Co-Pastor Suzette Caldwell of Houston, Texas,

District Missionary Millie Coby of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Dr. Kenneth Hammonds of Wealthy Living, Justice Valda Slack of Covington, Louisiana along with our own Dr. Wanda Street and Evang. Honey Butler Bryant. Saturday..The Auxiliaries will sponsor dynamic workshops for all ages! Other highlights include Sunday morning Brunch, street witnessing… discounted registration for the brethren…the Parade of Banners…Sunshine Band and Purity Class presentations… Children’s Church for all evening sessions, the COGIC MALL, resort golf course and the list goes on… Mrs. Kathie Humphrey, Convention Coordinator extends a welcome to all. For more information and/or to reserve your space, please contact Chief Registrar Mrs. Barbara West (323) 779-3219. For Exhibitors, you may contact Mrs. Mary Ann Le Cour (310) 671-5794.

Church Music Department – 2040 West Jefferson Blvd., LOS Angeles, Calif. 90018 – (323) 735-0219 (fax) or trinitybaptistc@sbcglobal.net

Travelers Rest M.B.C. The Pastoral search committee is accepting resumes for a Pastor. If you are an ordained Baptist Minister please submit your resume with photo. Attention; pulpit committee c/o Sis. Mary McCarthy. 1417 East Florence Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90001. Church PH (323) 582-7797 ** Chairperson @ (323) 759-6031

Pilgrim’s Hope Host 5th Annual Sow-A-Seed Shopping Spree It’s that time of year again. The L.O.V.E. Ministry of the Pilgrim’s Hope Bible Church announces the coming of their 5th Annual Sow-A-Seed Shopping Spree and the Back to School Event. These two events will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This event is held that women, children/ youth and sometimes men of the community can receive clothing and other items available at no cost to them. It is

our Hope that women who may be looking for just the right dress apparel for that interview or some other important occasion will find it on our rack. The Back-To-school Event provides school supplies to families with children who may need some assistance. We will accept clean, usable donated items for this cause if you would like to support our efforts. Please contact the church office at (323) 581-

7672, Tuesday-Friday, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Other items such as jewelry, household items, etc, will also be a part of what we will be sharing. Place this date on your calendar and share this information with a family member, friend, and a neighbor. It is our desire to be a blessing to others in our community. Pilgrim’s Hope is located at 7016 S. Compton Avenue, in L.A., CA. Joe L. Smith Jr., Pastor/Teacher, Rose Harris, Reporting.

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words of the bible. Can’t you hear the words in Galatians 6: 1 which teaches, when you see a brother over taken in a fault, ye that are spiritual restore such a one…The labors need revival because they are few.

Vista Second Baptist Church, 2706 Korink Ave, San Diego, Ca, Dr. David C. Greene, Host Pastor; Dr. W.E. Jenkins, Mod-

erator. Saturday August 17, 2013 is Our Business & Professional Breakfast which will be held at 4802 S. McKinley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011.

Our theme: “Lord Send Our Church A Revival” Rev. 3:1421. Our Evangelist, Rev. Ollie Reddick Jr. is the Pastor of the New Revelation B.C. of Las Vegas, NV. He is well able to deliver the word of God to the saved as well as the unsaved. Ye that have an ear come that

you might hear.     Remember, “Love is everywhere,” but we are on the southeast and southwest corners of Crenshaw & Hyde Park in the city of Los Angeles. Rev. Dr. S. “Scuffie” Shigg, Pastor/Organizer. Dec. Phillip Thomas reporting.

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L. A. – Rev. L. A. Kessee. We invite you, the Body of Christ, to join us as we appreciate God’s servants. They have been standing firm on their beliefs for 27 years, with the highest degree of integrity and they are not tired yet! Not only are you invited to these services, but also to our regularly scheduled services – Tuesday through Sunday at 1016 E. Rosecrans Avenue in the City of Compton, CA 90220 – 310-537-3149. Reverend George L. Thomas, Pastor.

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GIFTS FOR THE TEMPLE Bible Background • Ezra 8:24-30 Printed Text • Ezra 8:24-30 Devotional Reading • Mark 12:38-44

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AIM for Change

By the end of the lesson, we will: KNOW that as an act of worship, we should be willing to give generously of our time and talents to the Lord; FEEL that we should give to the Lord; and GIVE to the Lord.

Ezra 8:24 Then I separated twelve of the chief of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them, 25 And weighed unto them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering of the house of our God,

which the king, and his counsellors, and his lords, and all Israel there present, had offered: 26 I even weighed unto their hand six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels an hundred talents, and of gold an hundred talents; 27 Also twenty basons of gold, of a thousand drams; and two vessels of fine copper, precious as gold. 28 And I said unto them, Ye are holy unto the Lord; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering unto the Lord God of your fathers. 29 Watch ye, and keep them, until ye weigh them before the chief of the priests and the Levites, and chief of the fathers of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of the Lord. 30 So took the priests and the Levites the weight of the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem unto the house of our God.

IN FOCUS I remember what it felt like, wondering if the shelter I slept at was actually safe. I remember being hungry. I remember the kindness in the eyes of the pastor as he permitted me to sit at the church until I could check in at the shelter. Yet, I will never forget the kind words of encouragement, the shelter that provided me a safe place to sleep, or the soup kitchen that fed me. Unlike then, I now have the ability to live in a house and buy food. I am very thankful for how God kept me and still does. To express my gratitude to God, I have given back. I financially support the shelter that provided a safe place for me to sleep. I support with money the soup kitchen that fed me, and I have also paid for the badly needed repairs at the church so it may continue to be a safe haven for others. Generously giving of our money and time is one way to worship God. When we give, we act as God’s instruments to bless those who do not have. By generously giving, we show that what we have really does belong to God, and we are just stewards of those possessions. In today’s lesson, we see how Ezra prepared gifts of precious metals that were to be carried by the priests and the Levites to the House of God. THE PEOPLE, PLACES AND TIMES The Exile. The exile was the period of time when the inhabitants of the land of Israel were taken into captivity. The people of Israel consisted of the northern tribes of Israel and the southern tribes of Judah. The land of Israel was located in what is known as the Fertile Crescent and includes modern-day Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Iraq, and Iran. Led by Moses, the people of Israel fled Egyptian rule and the people of the southern tribe of Judah settled in southern Palestine. At that time the southern tribes of Judah were a coalition of tribes from the people of Israel. The southern tribe of Judah was the counterpart to the northern tribe of Israel. Ezra. A priest who descended from Aaron’s son Phinehas by way of Zadok (Ezra 7:1-5) and the author of the book of Ezra and probably also of Nehemiah and 1-2 Chronicles. He returned from the exile with Zerubbabel and was skilled in the Law of Moses. BACKGROUND The first six chapters of the book of Ezra record how the exiled people of the southern tribe of Judah returned to Jerusalem. “Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom, and put it also in writing, saying, Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The Lord God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charged me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Who is there among you of all his people? his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and build the house of the Lord God of Israel, (he is the God,) which is in Jerusalem. And whosoever remaineth in any place where he sojourneth, let the men

of his place help him with silver, and with gold, and with goods, and with beasts, beside the freewill offering for the house of God that is in Jerusalem. Then rose up the chief of the fathers of Judah and Benjamin, and the priests, and the Levites, with all them whose spirit God had raised, to go up to build the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem” (Ezra 1:1-5). Fifty-eight years had passed between the dedication of the temple in 516 B.C. and the arrival of Ezra in Jerusalem. “Now after these things, in the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra . . . went up from Babylon” (7:1, 6). The words, “after these” connects the completion of the building of the Temple with the arrival of Ezra in Jerusalem. Because of his skill with the Law of Moses, Ezra came to Jerusalem to deal with questions related to the Law. After discovering no Levites were traveling with them, Ezra stopped at the Ahava Canal, sent leaders of his traveling party to approach Iddo, and made a request of Iddo that he permit some of his ministers to travel with them. Ezra then proclaimed a fast to seek protection from God while they traveled because he had refused the protection of the king. After the fast, they departed, going toward Jerusalem. Traveling with the money given by the Persian people and the remaining Babylonian exiles, Ezra declared the money they were traveling with as holy to God. “And I said unto them, Ye are holy unto the Lord; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering unto the Lord God of your fathers” (8:28). The declaration to call the men and the money they carried holy transferred them from the secular realm to divine service. IN DEPTH 1. Doing Service (Ezra 8:24-27) Ezra, the priest, led a second group of exiles back to Judah and Jerusalem approximately 80 years after the first group had returned. Even though he knew God’s had promised to protect His people, Ezra still led the people in praying and fasting before such a monumental undertaking; asking God to be with them on the journey (Ezra 8:21-23). As a priest, Ezra “knew that God’s blessings are appropriated through prayer” (Life Application Study Bible, NLT, 735). Now that they had done their preparatory work, it was time to carry out the service of the Lord—get the job done. Therefore, Ezra appointed 12 leaders of the priests (Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and 10 other priests) to be in charge of transporting all the cargo— the silver, the gold, gold bowls, and the other items—that the king, his council, his leaders, and the people of Israel had presented for the Temple (vv. 24-26). They were in charge of a vast

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“And I said unto them, Ye are holy unto the Lord; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering unto the Lord God of your fathers” (Ezra 8:28).

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treasury that equaled “24 tons of silver, 7,500 pounds of silver utensils, 7,500 pounds of gold, 20 gold bowls, equal in value to 1,000 gold coins, 2 fine articles of polished bronze, as precious as gold” (Life Application Study Bible, NLT, 736). God was with Ezra (a godly leader) and this group of exiles, who traveled the dangerous route back to Judah and Jerusalem, without military escort (8:22). They arrived at their destination after several months without harm. 2. Consecrated for Service (vv. 28-30) With his declaration, “Ye are holy unto the Lord: the vessels are holy also” (Ezra 8:28), Ezra commissioned the leaders of the priests and the offerings they carried into service for God. To consecrate simply means to be set apart for the sole purpose of service to God. Every object used in Temple service, therefore, was dedicated to God. Ezra 1:1 demonstrates how the king of Persia obeyed and then served God. With his statement describing how the Lord stirred up his spirit, the king was being placed into position by God to set the stage for Ezra’s return to Jerusalem. The king continued his declaration of obedience to God by saying, “The Lord God of heaven hath given me all the kingdoms of the earth; and he hath charge me to build him an house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah” (1:2). SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES 1. What was the purpose in giving an account of the offerings (Ezra 8:26, 30)? 2. Why did Ezra set the 12 leaders of the priest apart (vv. 24, 28)? DISCUSS THE MEANING What God has designated for His use will always prosper. If we agree with this statement, why do we act first, before seeking guidance from God? LESSONS IN OUR SOCIETY Giving is an act of worship to God. So if we truly believe in God and we truly intend to be the light in the world that God has directed us to be, we need to identify one need where we can sincerely make a contribution. Some suggestions are to volunteer at a local school; establish an after-school tutorial at our churches; volunteer at a local women or men’s homeless shelter; or permit a 12-step substance-abuse program to meet at our facilities. Once we have identified the need, our next step is to commit to that need with our time and when appropriate our finances. MAKE IT HAPPEN As our community is experiencing unusually high rates of unemployment, underemployment, and lack of affordable health care and decent housing, the one way to show that God through His Son Jesus Christ is compassionate is to extend ourselves as believers into the community where we worship. Let’s begin by helping one of our own, a family in need. After we have helped them to stabilize themselves, let’s go out in our community. We can do this by giving away food or

hosting a food distribution. We can also designate a portion of our benevolence offering to help those who encounter emergencies such as keeping their utilities on. As we commit to doing these acts of kindness, our satisfaction will come from the statement from our Lord, “Ye shall be holy: for the Lord your God am holy” (Leviticus 19:2). Our “holiness” comes from our obedience to God when we see the need and act on that need. FOLLOW THE SPIRIT What God wants me to do: REMEMBER YOUR THOUGHTS Special insights I have learned: MORE LIGHT ON TEXT Ezra 8:24-30 24 Then I separated twelve of the chief of the priests, Sherebiah, Hashabiah, and ten of their brethren with them, The mini-story in which we find ourselves takes place in the midst of a larger story— the kind often referred to as a “return story.” And a marvelous return it was: After years of exile under Babylonian and Persian rule, the Israelites embarked, in stages, on a glorious return to their homeland. Their return was a thrilling experience indeed, but also one fraught with danger. Long journeys in the Ancient Near East always involved the danger of harm from robbers or wild animals. For this reason, Ezra has just proclaimed a fast before the journey begins, “that we might afflict ourselves

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Daily Bible Readings MONDAY A Single Offering for All Time (Hebrews 10:1-14) TUESDAY Stirred Hearts and Willing Spirits (Exodus 35:20-29) WEDNESDAY Bring Offerings before the Lord (Numbers 7:1-6) THURSDAY Contributing Tithes and Offerings (2 Chronicles 31:2-10) FRIDAY More Important Than Offerings and Sacrifices (Mark 12:28-34) SATURDAY The Gift of a Poor Widow (Mark 12:28-34) SUNDAY The Offering for God’s House (Ezra 8:24-30) 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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before our God, to seek of him a right way for us, and for our little ones, and for all our substance” (Ezra 8:21). Interestingly, Ezra notes that he was “ashamed” (verse 22) to ask Artaxerxes the Persian king for help in their journey to Jerusalem (as Nehemiah would later do; see Nehemiah 2:7-9). Ezra notes that he had already boasted to the king of God’s power and goodness, and therefore he dares not imply to Artaxerxes that Israel’s God needed troops and horses to accomplish His deliverance. For the modern reader, it may be difficult to tell whether Ezra’s motivation was one of faith or fear; probably, like God’s servants throughout all ages, he was experiencing something of both. In any case, the issue is not the fragility of man but the faithfulness of God, and in Ezra 8:23, he records that God “was intreated of us” — that is, He heard their cry. Besides fasting and prayer, the other aspect of preparation for an important voyage, for ancient Israel, was the consecration (setting apart) of the priests. As those set apart to serve God by making sacrifices for the people, the priests were indispensable for a group of Israelites seeking God’s favor. But the absence of such priests almost shortcircuited the trip before it even began: “and I viewed the people, and the priests, and found there none of the sons of Levi” (8:15). As the definition of the priesthood in Leviticus 8 and 9 shows, God had commanded that Israel’s priests come from the tribe of Levi. Ezra was himself a priest, but as leader of the expedition, he could hardly fulfill all the roles of an Israelite priest. Thus, when he learns of the absence of Levites among his company, he sent a message to a local leader named Iddo, who sends to Ezra priests from among his own company (Iddo’s “place Casaphia” seems to have been some sort of gathering place for Jews in the midst of the Babylonian and Persian

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empires; see Ezra 8:17, NLT). Thus, “by the good hand of our God upon us” (8:18), Israel’s voyage of holy purpose is able to continue. And the two priests mentioned by name here—Sherebiah and Hashabiah— come from the same company that God has graciously provided, through Iddo, for the journey. 25 And weighed unto them the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, even the offering of the house of our God, which the king, and his counsellors, and his lords, and all Israel there present, had offered: This verse begins a remarkable section that shows us, through the overwhelming abundance of valuable treasures Ezra’s expedition received, how powerfully God moved people’s hearts to pour out generosity on this important mission. But what is probably even more significant than the amount of the riches bestowed on Israel is the identity of the givers. “All Israel there present,” that is, the Israelites present at the time of Ezra’s departure for Jerusalem, is listed last among those who poured out generosity upon Ezra’s expedition. Listed before them we see the most unlikely sort of donors to the building of Yahweh’s Temple: the Persian king, along with “his counselors, and his lords”! How is it that a pagan king, who considered the Israelites a tiny and insignificant portion of his vast kingdom, would bestow vast wealth upon a small band of them returning to their homeland? One commentator has a helpful answer: “If the God of the Jews were no more than a name (he might have argued), the whole exercise was pointless; but if He existed, He would expect tangible courtesies from a king—and the scale of them should reflect the donor’s power and majesty” (Kidner, 66). This explanation seems to fit the way ancient kings perceived their own glory, and how all of their public demonstrations should be in accordance with that glory. But conjecture about the king’s earthly motives should in no way take away from our sense of wonder that God moved a

1-888-290-7277 pagan king’s heart in this way, and that the king gave much more extravagantly than he likely would have felt required to do (as the next two verses show). Truly, as the Proverbs have it, “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will” (Proverbs 21:1). We can say that not just of God-fearing kings, but of pagan Persian kings as well! 26 I even weighed unto their hand six hundred and fifty talents of silver, and silver vessels an hundred talents, and of gold an hundred talents; We now learn just how prodigious the offering of the Persians and Israelites was. Given that a “talent” was the equivalent of about 75 pounds, one can calculate the enormous weight that Ezra and his band of pilgrims took with them on their journey. Ezra “weighed unto their hand” the amount, and the resulting figures were no doubt an enormous encouragement both to Ezra’s party of travelers and to the Jews already in Jerusalem rebuilding the Temple. The size of this offering would have no doubt funded the work of the temple and its priests for decades to come. But apart from true piety on the part of the people, these riches would have become stale, simply funding a sort of empty relic like the massive cathedrals of Europe that benefit from huge endowments but have little more than a flicker of true worship going on within them.

NEWS@RAISETHEPRAISENEWS.NET 27 Also twenty basons of gold, of a thousand drams; and two vessels of fine copper, precious as gold. The litany of riches continues with a description of “twenty basons of gold”— meaning 20 bowls, and probably refers to the bowls themselves being made of gold rather than being filled with gold. The King James Version translation makes the following phrase a little confusing; we might refer to the English Standard Version here, which says, “20 bowls of gold worth 1,000 darics” (about 250 ounces of coin weight). All of the ancient world’s precious metals are included in the offering, demonstrating how fully the people, both Jew and Gentile, gave without holding anything back. 28 And I said unto them, Ye are holy unto the Lord; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering unto the Lord God of your fathers. Ezra’s words here are words of ordination. Like the priests who were ordained and set apart in Leviticus, and then in countless succeeding generations throughout the life of Israel, these priests are themselves set apart (for being “holy,” in the Scriptures, always involves being set apart: consecrated for a special purpose). Also significant, though, is the fact that Ezra sets apart the offering as well: “the vessels are holy also.” Being on a spiritual rather than worldly mission, Ezra does not hesitate

in displaying to all present the nature of the offering that has been collected. “The gifts now belonged to the Lord and were thus changed from the profane to the divine sphere” (Fensham, 119). 29 Watch ye, and keep them, until ye weigh them before the chief of the priests and the Levites, and chief of the fathers of Israel, at Jerusalem, in the chambers of the house of the Lord. Ezra surely did not utter the words “Watch ye, and keep them” lightly; the Israelites were about to venture on a journey of hundreds of miles through hostile territory, all while transporting riches that anyone who was not royalty would find unimaginable. Even in light of their prayers and the clear signs of God’s blessings, their hearts must have trembled at what lay ahead. But Ezra speaks with the certainty of faith, assuming the people will arrive safely to the priests in Jerusalem and there display the wonder of what God has done in the hearts of both Persians and Jews. Again, Ezra speaks in the language of public ceremony; just as the first Temple was built after a massive offering from a people with stirred hearts (see 2 Chronicles 31), now the rebuilt Temple will be blessed with the people’s willing offering. The connection was surely not lost on Ezra, who had set

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Food Give Away At True Way Baptist Church

The Hungry and Hurting Program of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Los Angeles Chapter in conjunction with True Way M.B.C. will be providing free food.

Everything Must Go! First Come First Serve, Tuesday July 30, 2013 at 9:00am; True Way M.B.C. is located at 9122 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90003, 323755-4087. www.twmbc.org

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CITY ON THE HILL CHURCH

Jawane Hilton Senior Pastor/Teacher

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211 West 59th Street - Los Angeles, CA 90003

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.)

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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.

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

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

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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

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.

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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

The ROCK Christian Fellowship Build, Teach, Engage & Empower

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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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.

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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THE LIBERTY CHURCH 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.

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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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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.

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

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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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.

GOSPEL MISSION BAPTIST CHURCH

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.

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.

FAITH AND HOPE COMMUNITY CHURCH 344 West Florence Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90003 PHONE: (323) 753-6445 E-mail: faithhopecommunity@att.net REV. LA VELLE M. GATES

SENIOR PASTOR

Sunday School ...................... 9:30 A.M. Morning Worship .................. 11:00 A.M. Discipleship Ministry (Tues.) ... 7:00 P.M. Get In Shape Ministry (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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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.

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

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.

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. Mid Week Bible Study .............12:00 P.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

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“One Church For All Generations” 4678 West Adams Blvd, L.A. CA 90016 (323) 731-2703 Email: smbcla@gmail.com XAVIER L. THOMPSON, PASTOR/TEACHER Sunday School ................... 9:00 A.M. Morning Worship ...............10:30 A.M. Bible Study (Wed.) ........... 6:45 P.M.

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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 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.

SOUTHWOOD BAPTIST CHURCH

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.

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.

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.

ROCK OF FAITH M.B.C.

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.

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

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.

ST. REST 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.

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.

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.

Ph: (323) 581-7711 (323) 296-1338 REV. L.L. LEWIS, PASTOR/TEACHER

Sunday School ...................... 9:00 A.M. Sunday Morning Worship..... 11:00 A.M. Prayer /Bible ............12:30 & 7:30 P.M. Men Ministry Sat before 1st . 10:00 A.M. Women’s Ministry...4th Sat ...11:00 A.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

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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

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

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SOUTHERN MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH OF SOUTHEAST L.A. 1149 E. 68th St. L.A. CA 90001

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.

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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.

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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COURAGEOUS FAITH

JASON TROY LEWIS

“Courageous,” is a Christian based film that captures the life of four police officers who face the challenges of raising children, maintaining marriages, work and living godly. When one of them is shaken by the loss of a child, he creates a resolution for his best friends to keep him accountable as an integral man of God. All the men agree, not only to hold him accountable, but to join him in his resolve to do better as a Christian in every area of their lives. After watching this movie, I was convicted of the need for accountability in

my own life and resolve to do better. It’s rather easy to slip into the routine of life as we pursue goals and personal ambitions, that we fail to see the areas of lack in our lives. I’ve often been hesitant of making such vows out of fear of not being able to keep them, but that doesn’t mean we should try. With that said, might I challenge all who read this to make a resolution to do better in all areas of your life; and to seek accountable partners who will help you live a God pleasing life. I would like to share with you the resolution from the movie: “I DO solemnly resolve before God to take full responsibility for myself, my wife, and my children; I WILL love them, protect them, serve them, and teach them the Word of God as the spiritual leader of my home; I WILL be faithful to my wife, to love and honor her and be willing to lay down my life for her as Jesus Christ did for me; I WILL bless my children and teach them to love God with all of their hearts, all of their minds, and all of their strength; I WILL train them to honor authority and live responsibly; I WILL confront evil, pursue justice, and love mercy; I WILL pray for others and treat them with kindness, respect, and compassion; I WILL forgive those who have wronged me and reconcile with those I have wronged; I WILL learn from my mistakes, repent of my sins, and walk with integrity as a man answerable to God; I WILL seek to honor God, be faithful to His church, obey His Word, and do His will; I WILL courageously work with the strength God provides to fulfill my resolution for the rest of my life and for His glory. ‘As for me and my house, we will serve The Lord. - Joshua 24:15’” Article by: Jason Troy Lewis, Executive Pastor, The Redeemer Church of Los Angeles, 1631 W. Adams Blvd, L.A., CA 90007. www.facebook. com/jasontroylewis, www.jasontroylewis.blogspot.com

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JULY 22, 2013

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“KEEP YOUR EYE UPON JESUS”

Hebrews 12:2 reads, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was wet before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. These words are so powerful and are pertinent to carrying out the instructions indicated in the first verse of this chapter that precedes it. “Looking unto

course. This is what running with patience is all about. Patience here is about consistency and staying the course. To be given the target, the mark, the focal point of Jesus is nothing short of God doing all that he can to ensure that we finish strongly.  The one who knows us inside out and has already predestined, ordered and arranged our end gives us the glorious opportunity to keep him as our personal point of reference throughout the race. That’s absolutely awesome. When you consider the fact that life is so full of challenges, struggles, and troubles or as the text indicates, “easily besetting weights and sins”, these are great words to run by - Keep Your Eye Upon Jesus!

STREET SURVIVAL

(In memory of the senseless demise of Trayvon Martin) There’re few rules in the street Safety is subtle and discreet Wise parents teach their young There is power in the tongue A street weapon is a stone At some point all is thrown The tongue can often prevent an attack Through a tactic called wise verbal combat Perhaps if boys and girls are taught In this life they will meet assault Even neighborhood watchmen pack a gun But can be tamed with the tongue Problems negotiated with the fist Puts the Peace Treaty at high risk The world is a violent neighborhood Every part of earth has bad and good It’s incumbent that all understand Life itself is a hostile land And rather than get into a brawl Do not hesitate to call the law Street skills are what a parent must teach There’s power in the proper speech The tongue wage peace or declare war The results are based on who you are

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PASTOR DESMOND PRINGLE

Jesus” speaks to focus, attention, and one’s current point of reference. We are therefore encouraged to direct our gaze toward Jesus. The writer then qualifies the object of our attention, Jesus, by citing that he’s the author and finisher of our faith. With that being the case it certainly is to our sole advantage to follow this instruction joyfully and willingly. It’s a sure guarantee for a successful run. In my estimation a successful run is not only one that is completed by making it to the finish line but one that is consistent from start to finish without incident. No starting and stopping. No falling and quitting. No distraction and veering off

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THE PROCESS....

by Andrea Andrews

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. - 1 Corinthians 10:13 As Christians rarely do we consider our character-

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istics to be parallel to those of The Holy Spirit. So often we are conditioned to focus in on our sinful nature that we fail to acknowledge or embrace how much we are like God. Though we are NOT God, scripture assures that He does live within each one whom He creates and that we are made in His own image. Galatians 5:22-23

highlights the characteristics of God - the latter being “self control”. Many would declare this to be perhaps one of thee most challenging characteristics (running neck and neck with forgiveness and faith), but God promises that we will never be tempted beyond our power of resistance. No matter what our “thorns” may

be, the truth is we can not be victorious over them without the power of The Holy Spirit. In and of ourselves we can do nothing... Praying for God’s grace and His provision for an escape hatch is essential to winning the race. This is God’s promise to us. Peace, Love & Blessings Www.theprocesschristiancounseling.com

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son who obligates themselves to Him. Psalms 34:15-“The Eyes of the LORD” watch over those who do right; His ears are open to their cries for help. The Treasury of David explains it as: “The Eyes of the Lord” are upon the righteous. He observes them with approval and

tender consideration; they are so dear to Him that He cannot take His eyes off them; … His eyes and ears are thus both turned by the Lord towards His saints; His whole mind is occupied about them. Their cry He hears at once, even as a mother is sure to hear her sick babe; …the Father’s quick ear catches each note of cry-

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

ing and He is not slow to answer His children’s voice.” Just as it is a blessing to have Daddy-God’s constant caring, protective and provisional attention upon us; we must also be mindful that when we make decisions followed by unwise actions; that He is also watching! 1 Peter 3:12-“The Eyes of the Lord” watch over those

who do right, and His ears are open to their prayers. But the Lord turns His face against those who do evil.” Make sure to keep God’s face and eyes upon you by doing God-desired actions! Join us for our 1st Sat. Fellowship, August 3, 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

HANDLING CONFLICT

Workbook: Equipping Ministries Training

DR. JOYCE HARRELL

When conflict arises in your ministry, how do you handle it? Do you attack it head on

or run from it? I’ve found that leaders usually try to avoid conflict. On one hand that would appear to be a good thing, but on the other hand ignoring or avoiding conflict can have disastrous outcomes. Scripture teaches us how to address conflict; yes God has given a foundation and principles on how to handle conflict. Presenting these facts in leaders training, or in your ministry meetings before con-

flict arises will encourage your team members to not abandon the ship. They will understand that conflict will be a part of the Christian life and that there is a way to handle it. That way is God’s way. Here are some tips on how to avoid conflict: First of all, move from familiar confidence in manipulation Secondly, be careful not to turn expectations into demands. Thirdly, operate with the decided mindset of making no

provisions for Satan’s level of operation. Fourthly, decide regularly to embrace the power of the gospel and do not rely on your own strengths, such as making decisions based upon your abilities, but learn to put your faith in God into action. Lastly, learn to listen, and help others learn to listen. When something has been stated, ask the person, “ok, what did you hear me say?” or, “what do you think I’m asking you to do?”

You’d be surprised how these simple steps can alleviate conflict. Dr. Joyce is a lay-person, under the leadership of Pastor Ticey 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; she is available for workshops and seminars. Dr. Joyce’s contact info is, joyce-harrell@sbcglobal.net or (323) 753-3189

I HAD A DREAM “And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more.” Genesis 37:5 (KJV)

LADY DR. PHELENCIA A. WHITE

Dreams…Dreams that change the very fabric of humanity. (Isaiah 14:24; Acts 4:28-31) Joseph dreamed and most certainly he wouldn’t be the last. (Joel 2:28-32; Acts 2:17-21) Sadly, some dreams shared can cause challenges for God’s anointed. So disheartening it is when those challenges come by way of

those in your own “family”. (Matt. 12:48-50) Joseph was SPECIAL. (Jer. 1:4-5) He didn’t even realize it because he wasn’t TRYING TO BE SPECIAL. God declared him FIT FOR PURPOSE to be the recipient of a dream which would ultimately make him hated by his own and accepted by others. (1 Tim. 4:1-5) Yes, Joseph enters the scene feeding the flock right alongside his brethren. He was doing the SAME THING AS EVERYBODY ELSE while never realizing the PROPHETIC MANTLE upon his life for it had yet to be revealed to him. (1 Peter 4:10-11) So LOVED AND FAVORED was Joseph by his

father that he made for him a coat of many colors. (Psalm 75:6-7; Prov. 3:27-35) His coat could have been used as a type of public coronation giving testimony of the many gifts, talents and abilities that were interwoven into the very fabric of his life. (Jer. 1:4-12) HIS BROTHERS WERE JEALOUS OF HIM…ALL BECAUSE OF WHO HE WAS! So hateful they were that they could not even speak peaceably with him. (vs. 3; Luke 6:45) I can only imagine that IN THE PRESENCE of their father JOSEPH WAS DEEMED TO BE THE PROBLEM as they PRETENDED TO BE THE EPITOME OF RIGHTEOUS-

NESS! (1 John 4:20-21) Still Joseph loved them looking beyond their faults. (Matt. 18:21-22) Despite their actions, he found contentment in his own place, in his own space. (Ps. 1) However, they did not. (James 3:10-18) Despite everything they did to Joseph, he still desired to have a relationship with his brothers but their hearts were EVIL. (Jer. 17:5-10) Joseph had a dream! Not a bright idea of his own making to promote himself. He simply had a dream. A dream, a series of thoughts and impulses, not of manmade volition but rather caused by a spiritual awakening of his subconscious mind. HE

DREAMED! As he awakened from it, he realized that he had seen something that had not been, the probability of being which he knew not. He ONLY WANTED TO SHARE IT with those HE LOVED. There was NO CELEBRATION OF THE POSSIBILITIES …JUST CONDEMNATION FOR THE VERY THOUGHT. God gave the dream to the one who would ESTEEM OTHERS HIGHER than himself and ultimately GOD THE MOST! (Phil. 2:3-11) So he told them the dream, “For, behold, WE WERE BINDING…” (Matt. Continued On Page 15 I HAD A DREAM....

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28:19-20; Luke 14:16-24) “SHEAVES IN THE FIELD, and, lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to my sheaf.” (vs. 7) OBEISANCE means to have RESPECT! GOD ALREADY KNEW THEY WERE DISREPECTFUL by what He had already OBSERVED! (Heb.

4:12-13) THE DEVIL NEVER HAS ANYTHING TO OFFER OF VALUE TO GOD BUT ALWAYS WANTS SOME RESPECT! (Matt. 4:8-11) And immediately his brothers respond by saying, “Shalt though indeed reign over us? Or shalt though indeed have dominion over us? And they hated him yet the more for his dreams, and for his words.” (vs.8) They were so concerned about their OWN GLORY that they

MISSED GOD who was going to RUN IT ALL! (1 Cor. 3) GOD WANTED HIS BROTHERS TO RESPECT what He had ANOINTED Joseph to do to save MANY ALIVE! (Gen. 45:5) AND EVEN THOUGH IT TOOK A FAMINE TO GET THEIR ATTENTION… GOD EVENTUALLY DID! (Is. 55:11; Rev. 3:7-13) * Until Next Time… In His Service, Lady Dr. Phelencia A. White, Executive Spiritual Director * Girlfriends In Christ International, Inc. * www.GirlfriendsInChrist. org * Telephone: (323) 7504GIC (4442) * Email: info@ GirlfriendsInChrist.org

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his heart to study God’s commandments (7:10) and knew both the glory of Israel’s history and the greatness and certainty of God’s promise of restoration. 30 So took the priests and the Levites the weight of the silver, and the gold, and the vessels, to bring them to Jerusalem unto the house of our God. A summary verse of obedience, like the one above, is common in the Scriptures. A drawn-out form of this kind of summary is found in Joshua 24, where the people repeatedly resolve to obey all that the

Lord has commanded, and then are dismissed to their homes (Joshua 24:28). In this way, Ezra once again echoes a form historic and meaningful to the people of Israel, encouraging them regarding God’s intention to renew and restore His people. And the precious offering they carry with them, described here again as a “weight,” reminds them of the danger ahead—but also of the weightiness of God’s glory among them. For He alone could have produced such an abundance by creating willing hearts among so many of those made in His image, whether

they consciously worshiped Him or not! Sources: Bible Words – Phonetic Pronunciation. http://www.betterdaysarecoming.com/bible/ pronunciation.html (accessed January 21, 2012). Fensham, F. Charles. The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1982. 119. Brand, Chad, Charles Draper, and Archie England, gen. eds. Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary. Nashville, TN: Holman Bible Publishers, 2003. Kidner, Derek. Ezra & Nehe-

miah: An Introduction and Commentary. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1979. 66. Life Application Study Bible, NLT. Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House, 2004. 735, 736. Myers, Allen C., ed. The Eerdmans Bible Dictionary. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1996. The New Interpreter’s Bible Volume Three. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1999.

Old Testament Hebrew Lexicon. http://www.biblestudytools.com (accessed January 20, 2012). Rachmacher, Earl D., Th.D., gen. ed. The Nelson Study Bible New King James Version. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1997. Today’s Parallel Bible, New International Version, New American Standard Bible, Updated Edition, King James Version, New Living Translation. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishers, 2000.

CHALLENGING MINDS ACADEMY OF MEDIA TECHNOLOGY OPENING NEW ACADEMIC SITE AT CITY ON THE HILL CHURCH City on the Hill Church (COTH) in association with Challenging Minds Academy of Media & Technology will be opening a new academic site at COTH. The purpose of this academy is to offer FREE services to assist young people to obtain their high school diploma, complete the

California High School Exit Exam (CHSEE) and develop media and technology skills for job preparation in the 21st century. Pastor Jawane Hilton has expressed a growing concern about “the lack of education, which leads to less opportunity.” Hilton has forged a partnership with

Challenging Minds to create a solution for our young men and women to academically and professionally successful. The academic site held at COTH is an accredited program by WASC. The academic site holds the same accreditation as any school within the Los Angeles Unified School

District, Compton Unified School District and other districts in California. COTH and Challenging Minds will have trained teachers and administrators available to provide a holistic curriculum that will benefit all who walk through our doors. The most important part of the program

is that all the services offered are FREE. If you or anyone you know can benefit from this information, please call (562) 270-5395 or EMAIL sjchallengingminds@ gmail.com ask for Dr. Steve Jefferson. We have orientation every Monday for those interested in learning more about

the program ORIENTATION DATES: July 15th, July 22nd and July 29th from 11am1pm. Location: 16425 Ishida Ave, Carson CA 90248 Across the street from Hemingway Park

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