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Moment in the Word

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BIBLE MEDITATION:
“God has made me forget all my trouble...”
(Genesis 41:51 NIV)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
Moving On (2) Second, let go of what others have done to you! Thorns come with roses, and hurts come with human relationships. And few hurts go as deeply as those inflicted by friends and family.

Ask Joseph, who was sold out by his brothers and locked up in a foreign prison for a crime he never committed. It's the stuff bitterness, depression; despair and defeat are made of. And who would have blamed him?

But Joseph knew that he, not his abusers, had the last word; that he, not they, would decide his future. Others can wound you, but no one can destroy you without your permission and cooperation. It's not what they do to you that determines your outcomes; it's what you do next. Joseph decided to let the offenses go and accept responsibility for his own reactions. When you do that you take back your power, open yourself to new options, and make choices that position you to come out of it stronger, wiser and more blessed.

Please pay close attention to the following real life application teachable moments:

a) Joseph saw it from God's perspective. 'You did not send me here… God did… to keep you alive by a great deliverance'
(Genesis 45:8)

b) Joseph released his resentment.
He moved beyond it and ministered to the needs of those who had hurt him.

c) Joseph refused to become a victim of other people's actions. As a result, God made him 'ruler over all… Egypt ' (v8)

d) Joseph prepared for the future. How? By excelling in his prophetic and administrative gifts, even though imprisoned (Genesis 41:39).

So, choose to see it God's way. Let it go. Do what you've been called to do, and watch God vindicate you royally!

Pastor Campbell can reached at larrycampbell14@ca.rr.com

Youth Gospel Explosion 2010

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The Music Ministry of Second Baptist Church is cordially inviting all youth to participate in their Annual Youth Gospel Explosion themed: “Glorify God” Isaiah 42:12 on July 19th -23rd - Nightly at 6 pm; July 24th at 6 pm – Open Mic Nite; and July 25th at 4 pm – Explosion Concert.

The Gospel Explosion offers a variety of workshops, including percussion, guitar, and praise dance.

The workshop itself includes lessons in vocal training, presentation, and spiritual insight. During the week, the youth will participate in a workshop class of their choice, and all classes will join for concert rehearsal as a choir. The explosion is an annual event that serves as a spiritual retreat for youth.

This year our head clinician will be Second Baptist’s own Minister of Music and Gospel Recording Artist, DeMont “DeJaye” Jefferson.

Along with “DeJaye”, the Youth Gospel Explosion will feature other talented musicians who alike have incredible ability and expertise in music. These musicians will be instructing the workshops available to the youth during the week. At SBC we are dedicated to promoting selfexpression in Christ! The bible tells us, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom”! “Open Mic Nite” will showcase youth throughout the community and is open for anyone to participate through song, spoken word, rap or instruments.

The Music Ministry and Youth of Second Baptist Church are looking forward to a great celebration, please come out and be blessed. For more information, contact the church office at (951) 684-7532 or visit the website www.secondbaptistriverside.org.

New Joy Baptist Church Women's Day Celebration

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New Joy Baptist Church cordially invites the community to celebrate with them this Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 10:15 a.m. Women's Day.

A great and exciting program has been planned for your spiritual enrichment.

The guest speaker will be Evangelist Dorene Carruth- Norris from Portsmouth, Virginia. You don't want to miss hearing this powerful and anointed woman of God.

Evangelist Norris is a great preacher and singer.

They will also be featuring their special Women's Day Chorus under the direction of Sis. Vanessa Meighan. New Joy Baptist Church is located at 5694 Jurupa Avenue, Riverside, CA. For more information call 951-779- 0088.

Moment in the Word

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BIBLE MEDITATION:
"No weapon forged against you will prevail... “
(Isaiah 54:17 NIV)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:
If you could talk with the three Hebrew children about their experience with the Lord in the fiery furnace, perhaps they would describe it this way: “The fire was all over us. Our robes were ablaze, yet amazingly, our skin was untouched. We had no idea what was going on.

Then something moved among the ashes; we were not alone. Suddenly, out of the smoke came a shining, gleaming person! We never got His name; He never said it. He never said anything.

But just knowing He was there brought such comfort.

His presence protected us in the midst of the crisis. Now, we do not mean to say that the fire went out, or that the heat was reduced. No, it still burned, but the brightness of the flames was eclipsed by the brightness of His presence.

‘We never saw Him again; He showed up only when we needed Him. One thing is sure however, looking back, we are glad they dragged us from the presence of the wicked king into the presence of the Righteous One! In His Company we learned that, "No weapon forged against you will prevail.

You will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord."

ACTION POINT:
Are you walking through a fiery trial today? If so, you are not alone - God is with you! Take courage! When He brings you out you will know Him better, trust Him more, and have something to say that will make others want to listen.

Pastor Campbell can reached at larrycampbell14@ca.rr.com

Good News Community Baptist Recognizes Graduates

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Good News Community Baptist Church in Riverside, where Overseer Levonzo Gray, Sr. is the Pastor, recently recognized the graduates and those promoting from elementary to middle school and to high school.

College Graduates Ro'Candace Murray and Janetria Alberty graduated from University of California, Riverside with degrees in Psychology.

High School graduates included Johnny Hillary III from Arlington High; Janae Davis from Valley View High; Alberto Samuel Padilla ,Jr., Sarah Morgan, and Kameron Gill from Pacific High.

Hannah Gray and Nicolas Pernell will attend middle school in the fall. Camry Turner, an outstanding, high achievement student with several awards will attend High School in the fall.

Levonzo Gray, III was recognized for academic achievement.

Johnny Hillary,II, son of Johnny Hillary II and Kimette Hillary, will attend Southern University in Louisiana in the fall. Alberto Samuel Padilla, Jr,son of Samuel Alberto and Miriam Padilla, Kameron Gill,son of James Gill and Wanda Gill, and Sarah Morgan, adopted daughter of Samuel Alberto Padilla, Sr., will attend San Bernardino Valley College in the fall.

Miss Janae Davis was recognized as Miss Good News for 2010. She represented her church, Good News Community Baptist Church extremely well in the Southern California Miss Full Gospel Pageant. She is a very talented entrepreneur with her on copyrighted clothing line, many hours of community service at Loma Linda Hospital,and her singing talent. Janae is a graduate of Valley View High School where she excelled academically in the AVID Program. She wore other medals and awards at the service including the Black Student Union ribbon. Janae has been accepted into many colleges and universities.

Her selection has been narrowed to California Baptist College in Riverside and Emory University in Georgia. She is the daughter of Lloyd and Trina Turner.

Three of these graduates attended the Good News Hope & Help, Inc.

Supplemental Education Services Provider tutoring program. They will be recognized at a banquet on July 24th along with Good News Hope & Help, Inc. Scholarship recipients.

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