Pastor's Desk

Rev. Dr. Donald L.  Sharp

June 24, 2018

            “We Are Still Transforming Our Families Through God’s Word”    That’s plain enough, isn't it? You're no longer wandering exiles. This kingdom of faith is now your home country. You're no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here, with as much right to the name Christian as anyone. God is building a home. He's using us all—irrespective of how we got here—in what he is building.  He used the apostles and prophets for the foundation. Now he's using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone that holds all the parts together. We see it taking shape day after day—a holy temple built by God, all of us built into it, a temple in which God is quite at home. Ephesians 2:19-22 (MSG)  


Education is the Key!

 As most of you may know I am a fierce advocate of education particular of formal education. You may also know that I believe the essential in life for our Black young men and women is getting an education greatly enhances their opportunity to realize and bring to fruition their life goals and dreams. Theirs is a proverb which says, “if you have no goals anything you accomplish will be seen as successful.”

I am of the opinion that one of the greatest joys a person could experience is that of hearing their name called at a commencement ceremony. At each level the excitement and joy becomes more momentous and special. Each is the culmination of new learning experiences and a sense of accomplishment which will be cherished as time goes by.

While I could spend time on commiserating on the fact that seemingly far too many of our present day generation seem to have abandoned the hopes and dream of past generations to value the dreams of obtaining a formal education. However, I choose to be optimistic believing that there are still many in this generation value the necessity of accomplishing their life goals through formal education. Knowing and believing that education empowers them with knowledge, and enables them make significant contributions to those following generation. I believe education is the key to life because it helps in the acquisition of knowledge and acquisition of knowledge is a continuous process. Education is the key to life because it not only informs abut it also inspires.

Education is the key to life because it forms the basis of a good life. Through education we get to better understand ourselves. Living a good life does not only imply having the material needs, but also understanding the significance of moral and values. Keep this in mind mediocrity cannot be accepted in any way, shape, or form. When education is valued, lives change which leads to communities changing. Let the church say Amen !


Bible Quiz


1. Who was the king to whom the prophet Micaiah said, "Therefore hear the word of the LORD; I saw the LORD sitting upon his throne, and all the host of heaven standing on his right hand and on his left..." A. Antiochus Epiphanies B. Artexerxes C. Arioch D. Ahab.

2. The Psalmist wrote: For thou hast maintained my right and my cause; thou satest in the throne judging right. For you have maintained my _____; you have sat on the throne giving righteous judgment. A. innocence B. purity C. just cause D. steadfastness.

3. The Psalmist wrote: But the LORD shall endure forever: he hath prepared his throne for _____. And he shall judge the world in righteousness; he shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness. A. vengeance B. judgment C. retribution D. righteousness

4. The Psalmist wrote: The LORD is in his holy temple, the LORD'S throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try the _____ A. children of men. B. sins of the fathers. C. hearts of all men. D. leaders of the nations.

5. The Psalmist wrote: Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is ____A. a right sceptre. B. directed against the wicked. C. inlaid with precious jewels. D. perfectly poised.

6. The Psalmist wrote: God reigneth over _____: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. A. all people that on earth do dwell B. the children of men C. the righteous D. the heathen


Quotable Quotes

"To save man from the morass of propaganda, in my opinion, is one of the chief aims of education. Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction"....Martin Luther King Jr.


“A child’s heart is fragile…don’t break it. A child’s mind is open…don’t close it. A child’s soul is tender…don’t harden it. A child’s spirit is joyful…don’t crush it.” It reminds us of the importance of praying for teachers as well as parents. Every child bears an originality that is evidence of the image of God in his or her life. How else do you explain a child’s creativity and spontaneity and imagination? Who but the Creator could build in such a spirit of adventure and a curiosity to discover? God has filled every child with a magnificent potential that is distinct from any other person. And He has placed parents and teachers to nurture and provide opportunities for children to discover and help develop their interests and talents".





























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