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  • new3 Things to Do When God Asks You to Close a Chapter
    Most of the time, our lives are rather routine. We can predict what we’ll be doing next year because it’s likely very similar to last year. Routine is not a bad thing. Predictability helps us be more effective and efficient. At certain times, tho…
    - 3 mins ago 17 Aug 17, 7:32pm -
  • new5 Ways to Know When You Have Made a Wrong Decision
    Have you ever had that gut feeling that something  just isn’t right, but you just couldn’t pinpoint it? That normally is God’s way of letting us know that you are not headed in a direction you will be happy with long-term. For many the decis…
    - 24 hours ago 16 Aug 17, 7:43pm -
  • When God Disrupts Our Plans; 4 Ways to Know It’s God
    There will come a time in our spiritual journey when the Lord will disrupt our plans. When He is trying to guide us in a new way. His preference is that we would sense His leading, fully cooperate and move in the new direction. However, as is all t…
    - 1 day ago 16 Aug 17, 8:37am -
  • 9 Questions to Ask Yourself About The Guy You’re Dating
    When considering a relationship with someone it is important to consider that person’s spiritual beliefs as well as the way they view life and how they treat others. The following questions are important to consider before you begin a dating relati…
    - 2 days ago 15 Aug 17, 6:09pm -
  • 5 Signs Of a Weak Spiritual Life
    What are five bad habits that will kill your spiritual growth as a Christian and stunt your faith? Here are 5 Things. A Bad Temper Anger is almost always a pride issue when we lose our temper. Righteous indignation is not what I’m talking about her…
    - 3 days ago 14 Aug 17, 2:22pm -
  • When God Ends Your Relationship: 4 Ways to Know it’s God
    Relationships can be rough especially if we try to take matters into our own hands when God has already spoken. When a relationship ends it can feel like the end of the world for most of us. Whether it’s a friendship, courtship, or business rela…
    - 7 days ago 10 Aug 17, 5:42pm -
  • 7 Signs You Are Growing Closer to Christ

    - 8 days ago 9 Aug 17, 3:04pm -
  • 6 Ways The Enemy Attacks Marriages
    The Enemy finds many ways to try and destroy marriages.  What are six of the many ways that the Enemy uses to attack marriages? Infidelity This is the most common attack used by the enemy. Surviving Infidelity is possible with God’s help. Luke 1…
    - 10 days ago 7 Aug 17, 4:28pm -
  • Can God Trust You With a Blessing?
    “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. – Luke 16:10 Are you in a season of waiting? You’ve been praying for something in particular for…
    - 13 days ago 4 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
  • 5 Lessons the Book of Job Teaches Us About Pain and Suffering
    As believers we’ve all been there — or will be there. We may earnestly seek God, but in return only sense His silence. And this silence can be difficult, frustrating even excruciating. The Bible tells the story of a man named Job, who was well ac…
    - 15 days ago 2 Aug 17, 9:55am -
  • 7 Bible Verses That Will Encourage You Through “Not So Good” Days
    “Lord, we need you now,” I cried. Weary, exhausted, and physically pained, all I could see were the dark walls of resistance closing in on me. No life preserver, no rope, no hand to lift me out of the valley of adversity. My husband spent our Chr…
    - 17 days ago 31 Jul 17, 9:23pm -
  • 3 Qualities You Will Only Find In a Godly Husband
    When you were young, what were you looking for in a husband? My girls are both teens, and they’re constantly getting into conversations with friends about what they want in husbands. And some of the things the girls and their friends come up with a…
    - 17 days ago 31 Jul 17, 5:44pm -
  • When God Is Silent
    It happens to all of us. We’ve all been there — or will be there.  – a time of desperation or longing when we cry out to God, “Fix this. Change this. Heal this.” And we hear nothing in response. What does it mean when God is silent in the…
    - 17 days ago 31 Jul 17, 2:56pm -
  • 3 Things You Should Know If You’ve Been Hurt By The Church
    I recently read an article about one woman’s experience with church hurt. The article itself brought a certain kind of pain to my heart. I must admit, I’ve been blessed; I’ve never had to deal with this issue so to know that this sort of thing…
    - 18 days ago 30 Jul 17, 12:00pm -
  • 5 Ways God Is Working Through You
    Here are five amazing ways you might not even know how God is working through you. 1. Sharing Your Testimony With Others Testimonies encourage others in their faith, and that is why it is highly crucial for Christians to share their testimony, even…
    - 20 days ago 28 Jul 17, 8:15pm -
  • 5 Bible Verses for the Brokenhearted
    Here are five great Bible verses that should encourage the brokenhearted. Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” This is one of the greatest verses in the Bible for those who feel crushed by some terr…
    - 20 days ago 28 Jul 17, 3:11pm -
  • 3 Things Christians Should Never Believe About Sin
    1. Seems like God Blesses the “Bad people” more Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. – 1 C…
    - 21 days ago 27 Jul 17, 4:46pm -
  • 7 Things You Must Do If You Want To Attract Godly Relationships
    It is so often easy to get caught up in the world’s way of doing things, especially when it comes to love relationships but a Christian single man who has the right intentions will not be attracted by worldly tactics. Often people respond to this b…
    - 22 days ago 26 Jul 17, 3:39pm -
  • 6 Things To Remember When God’s Plan is Different From Your Plan
    Have you ever planned something in your life and found out that things did not work out the way you expected it to? This is a very frustrating place to be in when our plans get messed up. The Bible has a wonderful story to illustrate this situation a…
    - 22 days ago 26 Jul 17, 9:31am -
  • 7 Areas of Your Life The Devil Will Use To Attack You
    As God’s enemy, the Devil’s primary plan and purpose is to hinder God’s work in your life and separate you from Him. There are many tactics that the enemy uses to get us to turn against God. Here are 7 Areas of Your Life The Devil Will Use To A…
    - 23 days ago 25 Jul 17, 3:17pm -

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The Wire

  • Homegoing Services Announced for Dr. Clyde Elliott Gaines
      Monday, May 15, 2017 Body Lying in State: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. PST Greater Trinity Missionary Baptist Church 3146 Oceanview Boulevard San Diego, California 92113 Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Viewing 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Homegoing Service 10 a.m. Bayview Bapti…
    - 100 days ago 9 May 17, 9:54pm -
  • Homegoing of a Saint – Dr. Clyde Elliott Gaines
    by Robert Earl Houston Hello everyone. I took a “blogging sabbatical” for a few months (including the homegoing of my mother, Naomi Houston in December) and now I’m back! SAN DIEGO, CA – The Rev. Dr. Clyde Elliott Gaines, pastor of the Greate…
    - 8 May 17, 10:03am -
  • Review: “The Birth of a Nation”
    Last night, me and my wife and two friends, went to see the movie “The Birth of a Nation.” I’ve looked at some reviews and I need to say on the onset I don’t always go to the movies looking for 100% historical accuracies. If that were the cas…
    - 8 Oct 16, 11:57am -
  • Homegoing of a Saint: Bishop Andre L. Jackson, East Orange, NJ
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    - 1 Oct 16, 6:12pm -
  • Various Vacant Pulpits – Posted 9/27/2016
    First Baptist Church Campbellsville, KY Deadline: December 1, 2016 Second Baptist Church (bi-vocational) New Liberty, KY Deadline: Unknown Greater St. James Baptist Church Alton, IL Deadline: September 30, 2016 Rose of Sharon Missionary Baptist Churc…
    - 27 Sep 16, 10:35am -