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Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch out Your hand
Against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.  Psalm 138:7

When we are beset by troubles on every hand, and it seems that the ways of the wicked will prevail, this scripture can be a source of strength and renewal for those who love the Lord, our God, and who are called according to His purpose.

GUEST SPEAKER: The Honorable Nina Ashenafi‐Richardson, Leon County Court Judge

Date: Saturday, June 28, 2014

Time: 3:00pm

Location: Deeper Life International Ministries

3945 North Monroe Street

Revelation 19:7-8 (KJV)

(7) Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready." (8) And to her it was granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

TOPEKA, Kansas – Yeah, it's true. The Westboro Baptist Church ofTopeka, KS plans to picket Maya Angelou’s funeral. Why? Because she advocated religious tolerance and embraced people everywhere.

DELAND, Fla. – The number of societal issues facing today's world is staggering. With no clear-cut answers, conflicting viewpoints tend to destroy any attempt to create wellbeing for the human race. Fortunately for us, it seems a solution is just around the corner. One author now says the answer for mankind's wellbeing and future lies in studying the past.


R.C. Besteder's Adam is a new look at the Adam of the Bible and a complete analysis of the first human on Earth. Exploring Adam's story and relating it to modern times, Besteder looks to clear up confusion about the man who fathered the human race.

"Today there is mass confusion worldwide on a host of issues that are destroying society and threatening the peace of our world,” Besteder said. “We need to know we are one in Adam.”

The knowledge that everyone descends from Adam gives insight on issues such as family, spirituality, sexuality, racism, abortion, divorce and morals. Besteder believes the human race needs to look back to their origins in order to fix problems in today’s society.

Adam encourages readers to look beyond racism, stamp out violence and pay special attention to family. It helps readers seek the truth and build a more harmonious future for mankind.

"If we want to understand ourselves and what we're to be about, we've got to go back to the beginning when it all started," Besteder said.

Adam

You are Descended from Adam! What about Adam?

By R.C. Besteder

ISBN: 978144979851
Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Westbow online bookstore

About the author:

R.C. Besteder has studied the Bible for decades and has read it through more than thirty times. He also has a passion for history and has a degree in history earned while preparing for Christian ministry. His passion for understanding Adam has lead to the constant study of mankind. Besteder has served as an Air Force Chaplain for 21 years and a civilian pastor more than 21 years, working to help others understand the Bible.

ORLANDO, Fl.– Creflo Dollar, pastor, teacher and founder of Creflo Dollar Ministries (CDM), which oversees churches across the country with congregations totaling more than 30,000 members, will culminate his national “Change Experience” convention tour in Orlando Oct. 11.


The Orlando “Change Experience” is free and open to the public. Registration via the ministry’s web site is encouraged. The one-day convention includes three sessions – at 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Special music will be provided by Arrow Records recording artist and two-time Grammy winner Ann Nesby.

Dollar will be presenting a major gift on behalf of CDM to the Orlando Union Rescue Mission, one of Central Florida’s oldest and largest homeless service providers, now celebrating its 65th anniversary. CDM’s donation to the rescue mission comes at a strategic time, when it will be doubled by matching funds. 

The “Change Experience” convention offers what organizers are calling “inspiring praise and worship and messages based solidly on the Bible, which will empower men and women with a transformative experience.” Messages in three sessions of the convention are designed to bring answers that “change people’s lives and start them on a path free from worry caused by life’s most common problems.”

“Life’s greatest challenges can lead to fear and incapacitation,” said Dollar. “For people willing to seek answers, the application of scriptural knowledge and understanding, coupled with godly wisdom, can bring change, and change leads to freedom.”

The Orlando convention is the culmination of a six city “Change Experience” national tour, including Shreveport, La.; North Charleston, S.C.; Hartford, Conn; Columbus, Ohio; and Pittsburgh. Attendance at each convention ranged from 1,500 to 3,900 people. In each city, a local charity received a substantial donation.

To reserve seats for the Oct. 11 Orlando “Change Experience” free of charge, visit www.creflodollarministries.orgor call (866) 477-7683. The event will be held at the Orange County Convention Center, West Concourse—Chapin Theater, 9800 International Drive.
“I look forward to joining the people of Orlando in experiencing dynamic change,” said Dollar. “Through our time together, a Spirit-led journey awaits those seeking to improve their lives and prevail over current difficulties.”

Creflo Dollar is founder and senior pastor of World Changers Church International (WCCI) in College Park, Ga., which serves more than 30,000 members, and World Changers Church-New York, which hosts over 6,000 worshippers each week, as well as many satellite churches located throughout the U.S. With 30 years in ministry, Dollar is committed to bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to people all over the world, changing the world one person at a time.

The Florida Courier reports that Dr. Mack King Carter, former senior pastor of the10,000-member New Mount Olive Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale and one of the state’s most beloved ministers, died Wednesday at the age of 66.


One of the nation's best preacher-teachers, the Ocala, Florida native graduated from Central Florida Community College in 1967 with an Associate of Arts degree.  He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1970 from the University of Florida, a Master of Divinity degree in 1976 from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry degree in 1978 from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He co-pastored New Mount Olive with Rev. George E. Weaver from 1981 to 1982, when Rev. Weaver asked him to take the reins.  Under Dr. Carter, the congregation grew from about 2,800 to more than 10,000 members.

During his tenure, Dr. Carter established a television ministry and created the Mount Olive Development Corporation, a faith-based organization focused on revitalizing low and moderate income communities.

In 2009 after serving there 27 years, he stepped down to fight a new battle against cancer, and joined New Birth Cathedral of Faith International in Miami-Dade County, where Bishop Victor T. Curry is the pastor.

He continued teaching and preaching until his death, often saying he was too sick to do either until he arrived at the church.

Check the Courier website or check back here for an update on funeral arrangements.

Steven Anderson is a fundamentalist Arizona pastor who first made headlines when he said he prayed for the death of President Obama. Now, he’s making waves again by saying he wants women to pipe down in church.

If you’re in business, you likely don’t even call this the holiday season anymore – it’s “the holiday quarter.” Because for businesses, Christmas is all about making money.

duck dynastyThe Evangelical Church has a racism problem. And it is incumbent on us in this Christmas season to tell the truth about that. Recently A&E suspended Phil Robertson, the patriarch of its hit show, “Duck Dynasty,” for making incredibly homophobic statements in a GQ magazine interview. In typical fashion, he affirmed his evangelical belief that homosexuality is a sin, but went even further, comparing gay people’s sexual behavior to bestiality, and declaring emphatically that they would not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven.

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