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Marked for Death!

Pastor Stephen F. Smith preaches on how Lazarus was marked for death in St. John Chapter 12. Lazarus was targeted because people believed on Jesus by just seeing him! Many of us are also targeted by the enemy because of the bold stances we take for Christ!

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The Dawn of a New Day!

The late Bishop Gilbert E. Patterson preaches The Dawn of a New Day!

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Was a Prophet!

The late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was not just a civil rights leader, but he was a prophet! On April 4, 2008 scores of people will travel to Memphis,Tennessee to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of his assasination!

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Marriage is Still a Good Idea!

Marriage is Still a Good Idea! World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church of Memphis,Tennessee delivers a dramatic skit on many of the challenges that face our marriages today. Some of the marriages in this land are over before the wedding is paid for! With the escalating divorce rates, I thought that this clip would be good for those who are considering marriage, those who are married, and even those who have been married! Marriage is Still a Good Idea!

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What is Happening to the Hearts of Men?

There has been two heinous crimes that have been committed in the Memphis Metropolitan Area in recent days. I am flabbergasted at how horrible each of these incidents were. The incidents that I am referencing are two murders that seem like something from a Stephen King Movie. I am enclosing a video clip from the Associated Press on the first of these horrible acts. It depicts how a black female was found decapitated and had her hands and feet removed from her body. Decapitations and the Dismemberment of one’s limbs should be relegated to the movies on the Sci-Fi Network Only!

How can one’s so called boyfriend (& Baby’s Daddy) get that mad to not only take your life, but also dismember you? He is innocent until proven guilty, but I can’t understand this one. The second incident with attached web links from The Commercial Appeal, and WMC TV denotes the brutal killings of 6 people in a house on Lester Street in Memphis, Tennessee. Four adults were killed and two children, while 3 other children are fighting for their lives in the hospital. The children’s ages were 9, 5, 4, 2, and 2 months old. Who kills children? One of the kids was discovered with a knife protruding from his head, while another had several fingertips cut off. The crime scene was described as horrific. Who harms a 2 month old? Isn’t it even an unwritten rule of the streets to leave kids alone?

We are definitely living in the days foretold of in St Matthew 24:12-Where it states that and because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. It takes a cold person to commit either of these acts. Are we living in such a day of iniquity that awful occurrences like these will be commonplace? All of the accused and the victims “so far” in each of these incidents are African-Americans. Come on Family, African-Americans didn’t use to commit crimes like this. I love my people, and I am proud of my heritage. However; it is events like these that makes me wonder how many African-Americans are departing from the values of old.

The Holy Writ states that he who endures unto the end shall be saved. We are seeing events like these which were foretold of thousands of years ago coming to pass on a daily basis. When will the church rise up and boldly tell the world about a Risen Savior that is soon to return? We have preached the Gospel of Prosperity for long enough, let’s preach the Good News of God’s Desire to Save a Dying World From Sin! It’s time for the church to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth, and not to the end of your 3rd church location.

The Battle of the Ages is not in the Pews of our churches, but in the streets of our cities. Let’s get about the business of the Kingdom for the Lord’s return is a lot closer than when we first believed. Have we been so desensitized that killings like these wouldn’t mobilize an army of God’s Folk? Where is the outrage and the public outcry? Is this business as usual? Let’s Pray that it is not!

Respectfully Submitted,

Pastor Stephen F. Smith

Sure House Church, Inc.

Commercial Appeal Coverage of Lester Street Murders

WMC TV Coverage of Lester Street Murders

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Apostle A. R. Williams

Apostle Alton R. Williams of World Overcomers Outreach Ministries Church in Memphis,Tennessee is a great teacher of the Word!

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Pastor Brandon B. Porter

Enjoy these clips of Pastor Brandon B. Porter of Greater Community Temple COGIC in Memphis,Tennessee!

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