Posts made in May, 2018

Receive the Holy Spirit

Receive the Holy Spirit.  Imagine being one of the disciples on Easter Sunday.   The past few days have been marked, not only by the tragic death of Jesus, but also by your own spectacular failure.   After spending so much time with Jesus, watching him perform miracles and hearing him speak about God’s mercy, you deserted him in his hour of need.   You couldn’t even stay awake with him as he prayed at Gethsemane! But now Jesus has risen and is...

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Without hindrance Paul proclaimed the Kingdom of God

Without hindrance Paul proclaimed the Kingdom of God.  You’ve got to admire St. Paul.   Persecutor turned evangelist, he founded churches across the Mediterranean world and labored hard to welcome Gentile believers into the fold.   Now, under house arrest, with a soldier standing guard, Paul still continued to proclaim the gospel.   Nothing hindered him from sharing about Jesus. Didn’t this man ever grow weary?   Didn’t he ever feel tempted to...

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When you grow old, you will stretch out your hands

When you grow old, you will stretch out your hands.  When you read Jesus’ words to Peter, you probably immediately think of Peter’s crucifixion.  And with good reason!   Jesus was predicting “by what kind of death Peter would glorify God”. But there’s a message here for each one of us also—especially as we ourselves grow old or care for aging loved ones.   Peter didn’t just stretch out his hands on the upside- down cross.   He stretched them...

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Father Maurice Nutt Presents “Education: Our Passport to the Future”

Father Maurice Nutt Presents “Education: Our Passport to the Future”

Introducing Father Maurice Nutt “EDUCATION:  OUR PASSPORT TO THE FUTURE” The saying is cliché but it is undeniably true: knowledge is power. This holds true especially in our modern capitalistic society of the United States. In order to get a decent job that pays well, the minimum requirement is a bachelor’s degree. African Americans have certain fields that we have excelled in such as music, entertainment, and sports but the common...

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