ūüéČ Celebrating Twelve Years Faithful Service: June 11, 2017

Pastor Ann. Flyer 2017-1

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Leadership Meeting

Pastor Daniels is requesting that all church leaders attending the Leadership Meeting that is scheduled to be held on Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.  If you are unable to attend please let him no as soon as possible.  Thank you so much for all that you do.

Benhur

It is very rare that a movie comes out that really touches my soul.  However, the movie Benhur, really enriched my life.  It made me reevaluate whether I am truly a follower of the true Gospel of Christ.  Do I really walk in the fruit of the spirit? Do I really love my neighbor as myself? Its easy to quote scriptures.  It is not hard to go to Church or read the Bible.

I think the reason why I was so blessed by this movie, because I have been noticing lately my tendency to lash out in anger.  That I have a heart problem. I am a soft hearted person like Benhur, but after getting betrayed over and over and getting my heart crushed repeatedly, there is a root of bitterness that is vestering in my soul. That like the main character I use my anger to push me to survive.  I am surviving but am I truly living.  It is so easy for me to hold grudges and be unforgiving. I am not excusing or condoning my behavior, I am being transparent. I think it is time for the church to be honest and real. We are all struggling with something. I am exposing my bitterness, because nothing heals by being covered.  

What to do if the Police or immigration Agents come to your Home

If the police or immigration agents come to your home, you do not have to let them in unless they have certain kinds of warrants. Ask the officer to slip the warrant under the door or hold it up to the window so you can inspect it.  A search warrant allows police to enter the address listed on the warrant, but officers can only search the areas and for the items listed.  An arrest warrant allows police to enter the home of the person listed on the warrant, if they believe the person is inside.  A warrant of removal /deportation l(ICE warrant) does not allow officers to enter a home without consent.

Even if officers have a warrant, you have the right to remain silent.  If you choose to speak to the officer, step outside and close the door.

What to do if you are Stopped by Law Enforcement

Your Rights:

  • You have the right to remain silent.¬† IF you wish to exercise that right, say so out loud.
  • You have the right to refuse to consent to a search of yourself, your car or your home.
  • If you are not under arrest, you have the right to calmly leave.
  • You have the right to a lawyer if you are arrested.¬† Ask for one immediately
  • Regardless of your immigration or citizenship status, you have constitutional rights.

Your Responsibilities

  • Do stay calm and be polite
  • Do not interfere with or obstruct the police
  • Do not lie or give false documents
  • Do prepare yourself and your family in case you are arrested.
  • Do remember the details of the encounter
  • Do file a written complaint or call your local ACLU if you feel your rights have been Violated.

Funeral of Robert Youngblood

Mr. Robert Youngblood’s funeral will be held at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, Saturday May 21, 2016. ¬†The service will begin at 11:00 a.m. The viewing of the body will be held at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, before the actual funeral, the viewing will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. ¬†The repasse will be held after the funeral. ¬†Pastor and First Lady Daniels’ are asking all members to bring a covered dish. Thank you in advance for all you do.

Jesus Straighten it Out

An excerpt of Pastor Daniels’ more recent sermons, has now been uploaded to YouTube. ¬†Please click below to hear a portion of his sermon.

 

 

 

Life Lesson: The Carnal man is not Dead!

I know with absolute certainty, that the flesh part of me, that carnal side of me, has not as of yet been crucified.  That carnal part of me, is not dead, it is just lying dormant.  I thought I was further along in my spiritual journey, than what I truly I am.  Friday I was treated unfairly, and that flesh part of me came out of me, like the Tasmanian Devil, I was tearing up everything in sight.  I had every right to be angry and speak my truth, however the way I responded did not set an example of the love of  Christ.

Soon after I left the situation, I started questioning myself.¬† If I truly believe in my faith, why I am so upset?¬† The Bible already told me, ‘That no weapon formed against me shall prosper.” So why am I so angry? What God has for me, is for me, and its already mines.¬† It doesn’t matter what situation I am in, who like me, don’t like me, who do right or wrong by me, it¬†is all irrevalent. This situation at work, had no power, but the power I gave it by my actions and my responses.

The beauty in all of this, is that God still¬†is¬†with me, and He corrects me when I am wrong.¬†Even when I don’t measure up to His standards of holiness, God can still look at me and call me righteous, because of the blood of Christ.¬†Christ thru His life, death, and resurrection took care of sin once and for all.¬† And because Christ forgave me, I can forgive myself, forgive those that wrong me, and humbly apologize for the way I responded.¬† Since I failed this test with flying colors, I know I will have to¬†go through this situation or something similar in the near future. God loves us too much, to let us stay the same.

 

Find Friendship M. B. Church on YouTube

An excerpt from Pastor Daniel’s sermon, “He Waited on Me,” is now posted on the church’s YouTube Channel:¬† friendshipmbchurch141.¬† Please rate, comment, and subscribe.

Click on the link below to hear an excerpt from, “He Waited on Me.”