This is the series finale to the Lemonade the Bible Series where Minister LaTonya adds the right amount of sweetness to what has otherwise been a tart and curt assessment of Christianity.Continue reading “Blessed: Lemonade the Bible Series”
John 6:26–27 (NLT): 26 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, you want to be with me because I fed you, not because you understood the miraculous signs. 27 But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval.”
Follow along as Minister LaTonya lays out a sobering critique of Christian leadership. Click to hear “Sour Leaders,” the first sermon in “Lemonade the Bible Series.
Dabar is a literary term that is associated with “dreams,” “visions,” or other mysterious forms of divine encounter. In the text, dabar was an indicator to the reader of the ways that God was at work ruling and reigning in the world. By comparison, mention of dreams vision angels or other heavenly manifestations within the biblical texts, without actual references to dabar, still served as cues the Hebraic reader to infer God’s visitation and activity by means of His dabar.”The Lost and Forgotten Gospel of the Kingdom : A Hebraic Perspective by Steven Service
Minister LaTonya completes a short series on chapters 1-5 in I Samuel which examines the condition of the heart while answering the call of God.
This seminar on mental health rounds out a four part series dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of total shalom; wholeness in mind, body, and spirit.
CORRECTION: SUKKOT 2020 began at sundown of Friday, October 2 and ends at sundown on October 9. I originally said in the video it began on Wednesday, my apologies.
Exodus 23:14–17 (HCSB): 14 “Celebrate a festival in My honor three times a year. 15 Observe the Festival of Unleavened Bread. As I commanded you, you are to eat unleavened bread for seven days at the appointed time in the month of Abib, because you came out of Egypt in that month. No one is to appear before Me empty-handed. 16 Also observe the Festival of Harvest with the first fruits of your produce from what you sow in the field, and observe the Festival of Ingathering at the end of the year, when you gather your produce from the field. 17 Three times a year all your males are to appear before the Lord GOD.
God’s spirit will not remain with people whose hearts are not genuine.
1 Samuel 4:21–22 (HCSB): 21 She named the boy Ichabod, saying, “The glory has departed from Israel,” referring to the capture of the ark of God and to the deaths of her father-in-law and her husband. 22 “The glory has departed from Israel,” she said, “because the ark of God has been captured.”
Numbers 23:19 (NLT):
19 God is not a man, so he does not lie.
He is not human, so he does not change his mind.
Has he ever spoken and failed to act?
Has he ever promised and not carried it through?
“Rebuilding Your Mind” is a conversation about mental health for B.I.POC. men (black, indigenous, people of color) and their families. In this Zoom seminar, we seek to expand the health and wellness series with an emphasis on de-stigmatizing mental illness for Black men, African American youth, and the women who love them.Continue reading ““Rebuilding Your Mind” Health & Wellness Seminar 9/6/20″
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Join Commissioned Ministries as we discuss how we can improve our health, boost our immunity, and ward off disease through nutrition. Communities of color have been disproportionately affected by COVID19 due in some part to preexisting conditions. However, we believe God has given us the key to heal ourselves through food. Hear from Carolyn Green-Hardy who holds a Master of Science in Nutrition & Integrative Health. “Carolyn is passionate about helping others understand the inherit power of food to heal and restore the body’s balance.”Continue reading “Heal Thyself Health & Wellness Seminar on Nutrition”
Sunday message: April 26, 2020
I am not a published theological scholar. I do like to read and study the bible and theological writings. What I am about to share with you will not change your salvation. It is my hope that it will give you a new perspective. I will teach about how Jesus fixed our sin problem and the world fixed the time of Easter.Continue reading “The Fix: A Look at the Death and Resurrection of Jesus”
Breathing. It is an autonomic function of the body. Yes, I looked it up. I breathe without having to consciously tell my body to do it.
On November 16, 2018, my conscious was sedated while a surgeon operated in my airway. The origin of the problem is unknown, but it is recurrent and incurable. It’s another circumstance under which I was born. It is not a consequence of bad judgement from my past. Just like kidney failure is not. It is simply something that I live with.
This time, living with it was difficult. My breathing was labored. I could not talk long without getting dizzy. My blood pressure seemed to drop as I ran out of breath. I could not walk at any pace without losing my breath. I coughed throughout the day. I don’t have COPD, but I think that I may now understand what it feels like. Continue reading “Mechanical Ventilation”
I will use the familiar story of the resurrection of Lazarus as the backdrop to a message that the Lord has been speaking to me. I have been going through a very difficult season in my life. For the first time in my 28-year Christian walk I found myself saying “Lord, if you had been here”. Continue reading “Believe That!”