THE PASTOR'S VOICE
What Are You Speaking Over Your Life?

I want to encourage you to believe God.  I want you to begin speaking positive words of affirmation.  Remember, there is power in the tongue.
 
We need to realize that we are the ones who set the parameters of what God can do in our lives!
 
If we think we can't all the time, then we probably never will!!
Negative thinking closes us off and shuts the door, to what God wants to do in our lives.

Jesus said, according to your faith, it will be done unto you.  He might as well have said:
 
*If you've got a cup, I'll fill you with a cup level of blessing.
*If you've got a bucket, I'll fill you with a bucket level of blessing.
*If you have a truck, He wants you to know, your truck runneth over!
 
He has more than enough to fill whatever level of blessing you ask Him for!!  Why ask Him for a thimble full, when He is willing to give you a water tower full.  If God be your partner, make your plans large!  Make them so large, that there only possible for Him to bring to fruition!!
 
Open up your world to Jesus filled possibilities today!
This is a good spot to stop and praise God!!  Believe Him, for supernatural opportunities to start happening in your life!  Stop putting up with what the accuser has been doing for far too long!  Put the three Es to work in your life!  Expect, Expect, Expect!!
 
Expect favor, expect peace, expect joy! And you'll be singing a new song to the accuser: you can't hold me down, anymore! God will deliver the results and you wont be disappointed, you will only be amazed!
 
Peace and Blessings,

Your Pastor
Dr. Rev. Larry Green, Sr.


March is Women's History Month!

I want to salute the great women of faith by highlighting ordinary women who possessed a courage that was remarkable. In their actions they mirrored the very nature of God - God is the giver and sustainer of life.
 
Women Who Did What Was Right

The Bible says, "But the midwives were God-fearing women: they disobeyed the command of the king of Egypt and let the boys live" (Exodus 1: 17). First let me say that as Christians our first responsibility is to maintain an allegiance to God. Yes, we are to obey the laws of the land so long as they do not conflict with the laws of God.
 
The scene is set for us, "...there came to power in Egypt a new king who knew nothing of Joseph" (v. 8). He was a king who saw the increasing population of the Israelites in the land of Egypt and became anxious. Egypt's national security was considered to be under threat. As a result of this perceived emergency the Hebrew people were enslaved. Oppression and cruelty were the result of a suspicious king to the point that the Hebrew slaves' lives became unbearable.

Seemingly, forced labour was not enough to rid the Egyptian king of his insecurities concerning the people of God. The Egyptian king was given to genocide! The evil Egyptian king formulated a wicked scheme. He summoned Shiphrah and Puah; the Hebrew midwives and instructed them to kill every boy that was born to a Hebrew woman. Shiphrah and Puah disobeyed the king's command - they spared the boys (v. 18).
 
Shiphrah and Puah are recorded in Israelite history as 'saviours'. They were ordinary women who possessed a courage that was remarkable. Without concern for themselves they sought to preserve life rather than take life. In their actions they mirrored the very nature of God - God is the giver and sustainer of life.
 
At this moment in time, goodness and evil were doing battle, and the women were formidable opponents. With proper respect for God, they stood their ground and were not willing accomplices. These unknown women emerge as heroines and rightly so. In a male dominated society, these women used their initiative. Moreover, they were prepared to face up to the anger of the king. And it is that determination that God blessed - the women who safeguarded the lives of infants were rewarded with families of their own (v. 21).
 
Shiphrah and Puah are not insignificant women! The reality of life suggests that evil will raise its ugly head when we least expect it. The question then arises "When evil is present are we ready to face up to it?" These women were ready - they reverenced God (v. 21).  If the evil that the Egyptian king had devised had of succeeded, God's plan of salvation for mankind would have finished there and then. Thus, these women earn a rightful place in the unfolding salvation story.
 
Shiphrah and Puah leave an example for us to emulate. They stood against evil. The frail resources of two women had succeeded in outdoing the power of a tyrant. The reality is a godly person has might and power beyond themselves!
 
As quickly as they appear on the biblical stage the two disappear. And we are told of the next stage in the Egyptian king's evil plan, to throw all baby boys into the river (v. 21). We are left to wonder whether Shiphrah and Puah fair well in the ensuing slaughter of innocents. It would have been safer for them if they had no children! However, the women had already shown their resolve, and even if they faced a 'double jeopardy', there is every indication that they would remain true to God. Job, a man well acquainted with suffering uttered - "Let him kill me; I have no other hope than to justify my conduct in his eyes" (Job 13: 15).
 
Yes, Shiphrah and Puah are courageous women! Against all odds they remained faithful.
How do we measure up? To use the words of Job, "I have no other hope than to justify my conduct in his eyes."
 
Timothy, I thank God for the women of our church. As women you are given a tremendous responsibility.
Just as Shiphrah and Puah had to take a stand and do what was right in their day; so too you must take a stand and do what is right for your day. 
You cannot, 
must not be silent!



See for yourself what our TBC Women have been up to this month!

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Join us in celebrating our Seniors and their recent acceptances into college! Way to go!

Sis. Nai-lah Dixon                          Bro. Daejohn Bynoe
Spelman College                                              Dean College

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Worship Service | 11 a.m.      
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Monday| 6-7 p.m. | Rev. Larry Green      
Tuesday| 6- 7 p.m. | Rev. Ruthanne Darby      
Weds.| 7-8 p.m. | Deac. Rory Grace 
Thurs.| 6-7 p.m. |Sis. Shanice Maxwell
Friday| 6-7 p.m. | Deac. Betty Green

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