Many years ago, my oldest son had a propensity to play in the street in front of our house. Since he was only 4 or 5 years old, this was not an approved activity. In spite of warnings, scoldings, and spankings, he always seemed to find a way to sit in the middle of the road and become a target for fast moving traffic. This behavior resulted in his being restricted to either the house or the fenced-in back yard.
Once, he asked to play in the front yard. I told him, “No,” because of the road thing. He asked if he could play near the road if he didn’t get in it. I have no idea what the attraction to the street was. I said, “Listen. There was once a little boy who was playing by the road. read more…
Change is inevitable. It cannot be stopped. It will always happen. Often the change comes when those in authority resign, die, receive new assignments, or otherwise vacant the scene. When this happens, there is almost always some uneasiness, concern, anxiety, and confusion. When change comes, what is one to do?
I have a friend whose pastor recently resigned. Who will the new pastor be? How long will it take to fill the vacancy? Who will minister in the meantime? What changes will come to the congregation? read more…
DEAR FATHER PAUL: I am a man in my late 50’s who has lived a selfish, sinful life. To be honest, I have broken almost all of the Ten Commandments. I have recently been diagnosed with a very serious, life threatening, disease and have tried to turn over a new leaf, but I find that I am still overwhelmed with guilt. Can you help me? No Name.
DEAR NO NAME: Thank you for your honesty. All too many people go to their graves beaten down by regret and guilt for wrong choices without ever discovering the truths that are in God’s word, the Bible. Unfortunately, simply turning over a new leaf will not take away the heavy guilt you feel. You need to first be forgiven by God. The “new leaf” will then happen automatically.
Dr. Judy Massey has been invited by Operation Mobilization to go to The Republic of South Africa and participate in the Freedom Climb for Justice, a world wide event to promote awareness of human sex trafficking and call for justice. The event will be held in Capetown which is a gateway city to sex trafficking in Africa.
She was invited to participate as one of the intercessory prayer leaders and to teach sessions on how prayer can end sex trafficking. She is the Prayer Coordinator for Wellspring Living which is a Georgia based organization that rescues and rehabilitates victims of sex trafficking. She was invited because she has written a book called “Prayer Panels… A Prayer Guide to Human Sex Trafficking.” Dr Massey is a Commissioned Minister in the Charismatic Episcopal Church and leads the Ministry Development of Commissioned Ministers and Laity in the Diocese of the Mid-South.
The mission trip will be from October 5th to October 14th. She requests your prayers and financial support as the Lord leads. Contact her for details at email@example.com.
A friend was telling me that, not long ago, he was in a group undergoing training at a local hospital. The members of the group were instructed to introduce themselves and share some personal information, including where they attended church. My friend said that he attended Christ the King. A lady in the group said, “Oh, I know that church. The pastor is David Epps. He’s the guy who writes articles about himself in the paper.”My friend shared this with me, getting a good laugh in the process. I wasn’t offended or insulted. I was intrigued.
The Cathedral of Christ the King
Fourth Sunday of Pentecost
July 6, 2014
Sermon Link: Christian Nation
Rhianna Benson was a very active youth at the Cathedral of Christ the King before her family’s relocation to Oklahoma. Rhianna recently auditioned for the Tulsa Youth Opera. Only 35% of those who auditioned made the grade and were accepted and Rhianna was one of them! Congratulations to Rhianna and her family on this great achievement.