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St. Paul A.M.E Men’s Ministry Hosts 2011 Men's Wellness Conference

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St. Paul A.M.E Church Senior Pastor Rev. Larry E. Campbell and the church’s Men’s Ministry are excited to announce that Rev. Darrell Walker, senior pastor of New Philadelphia A.M.E Church located in Carson, Ca. will be the keynote speaker for its Men's Day celebration scheduled for September 18 at 3:30 p.m.

The Men's Day celebration is the culmination of three days of events that are a part of the 2011 Men's Wellness Conference that will be held the weekend of September 16–18. For more information, contact me, Reggie Roberts at (909) 887-1718.

Ephesians New Testament Celebrates 26 Years

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Ephesians New Testament Church invites the public to come and join them in celebrating their 26th Year Church Anniversary on Saturday, September 17, 2011, beginning at 10:00 am with their 18th Annual Awards Breakfast to be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 10543 Sierra Avenue, Fontana, California 92337; Tickets are $35.00 per person or a table $250.00.

This year’s honoree is Assemblywoman Wilmer Amina Carter, 62nd Assembly District. Assemblywoman Carter will be honored for her significant contribution and service to the community as a member of the California State Assembly during her tenure in office.

On Sunday, September 18, 2011, beginning at 6:00 pm will be a Musical featuring the Inland Empire Community Choir and on Sunday, September 25, 2011, 4:00 pm, Speaker, Dr. John Tunstall, IV, Abundant Life Christian Church, Los Angeles will be the guest speaker.

Ephesians New Testament Church is located at 16380 Merrill Avenue, Fontana, California. For additional information, contact the church office at (909) 823-2310, Emory B. James, Sr. Pastor.

Hammond, Munizzi, and Sheard to Perform in the I.E.

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Concert brings gospels powerhouses to the stage

B Ready Productions will present “Gather” Gospel Concert to the Inland Empire with Special Guests Fred Hammond, Martha Munizzi, and Kierra Sheard on Friday, September 2, 2011.

Get ready for an evening of powerful praise and worship by three of gospels greatest. These Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award winning artists are guaranteed to lift spirits and bless souls.

Fred Hammond can be called the “Godfather of Contemporary Gospel”; he brings a blend of R&B, jazz, and hip-hop style of conveying the Message that appeals to a broad spectrum of listeners. His style of praise and worship has been noted to cause an upswing in gospel music’s popularity over the past decade.

Martha Munizzi is an accomplished minister and singer in her own right. At the tender age of 8, she began her musical journey with her family’s traveling ministry. She has become an esteemed artist not just a singer but songwriter as well. Martha’s deepest passion is for global worship expression to transcend all ethnic and racial boundaries.

Audiences have watched Keirra Sheard grow not just as an artist, but into a beautiful young woman who’s prodigy is world renowned. Keirra (aka KiKi) has developed into a mature minister who is committed to praise and worship.

“The “Gather” Gospel Concert will be a dynamic concert that you don’t want to miss,” states founder and promoter Bridgette Bentley. “Tell your congregation, friends and neighbors that the hottest gospel ticket is finally here,” she continues. This event will be held at the Citizen’s Business Bank Arena, 4000 E. Ontario Center Parkway in Ontario on Friday, September 2, 2011 beginning at 8:00 pm.

Tickets are $25 for general seating and $45 for VIP seating. Parking is $10. For additional information go to www.breadyproductions.com or call (909) 477-1483.

Moment in the Word

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"I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law."
Galatians 5: 16-18 (NKJV)

What principle should one follow to live the Christian life? If a group of average church members were asked that question what answers would they give? Some would likely emphasis Bible reading and prayer. Some would stress faithful church attendance. Others might mention living by the Golden Rule or using your life to serve others. Still others might say, "Imitate Christ." Please note that all of these are "Good answers", but is there a principle that overarches these? Here we have Paul's answer to the question, "How to live the Christian life?" His over-arching guiding principle is Live by the Spirit. Many professing Christians are quite ignorant of the Holy Spirit's ministry and they fail to recognize and experience His work.

They tend to emphasize rules rather than the life of divine grace, the life of the Spirit. We preachers often hammer on morality, but teach little about the workings of the Spirit and His power to help. To substitute moralizing for the biblical teaching of the Holy Spirit led life is tragic.

The real secret of success or victory in living the Christian life is to follow the Holy Spirit's guidance and receive His empowering. This leads to an inner and outer transformation of life that a code of ethics cannot even touch. This life of victory comes not from following an external code but from obeying an internal Presence. The Holy Spirit takes the place of the law as the controlling power in the Christian's life. This was Paul's understanding and deep conviction; to live in victory is to walk by the Spirit. It is each believer's responsibility to live a Spirit controlled life.

The word "walk", used 32 times in Galatians, is used figuratively of one's way of life. The promise here given is to the believer who continuously lives in dependence on the indwelling Holy Spirit for guidance and power. The Spirit does not operate automatically in the believer's heart but waits to be yielded to, depended on, and followed. The secret to victory in living the Christian life is walking continuously by the Spirit.

To walk by the Spirit of God is to be sensitive to the Spirit's leading and follow it. The Spirit of God will always lead us in accord with the Word of God, never contrary to it. When a Christian does yield to the Spirit's control, the promise, or the result, is that he will not in any way gratify the fallen nature.

New Joy Celebrates Women's Day 2011

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New Joy Baptist Church cordially invites our community to celebrate with us Women's Day on Sunday, July 24, 2011 @ 10:15 a.m. We have a great program planned for your spiritual enrichment and enjoyment. Our guest speaker will be Evangelist Dorene Norris from Portsmouth, Virginia.

Evangelist Norris is a dynamic and outstanding speaker who is sought after throughout our country. Her message will bless your soul. Evangelist will be accompany by a delegation from Virginia. Our Women's Day Chorus will bless us with uplifting and inspirational singing.

Please join us in this spiritual empowerment service. New Joy Baptist Church is located at 5694 Jurupa Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504. For further information you may call 951-779-0088.

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