~~ January 18, 2023 ~~


FOCUSED Ministries, Inc.

Focusing On Christ Until Spiritual Excellence is Demonstrated

 Proverbs 4:25-27       Hebrews 12:1-2

A word of exhortation from

Missionary Evangelist Sarah Stallworth

of Chicago, Illinois


Worship is powerful. Worship is a way maker and a promise keeper. Because of its power, worship will usher you into God’s spiritual realm. There are many ways to worship. You can worship through dance, praise, testimony, and in spirit and truth (John 4:24). This is just between you and the Lord. Worship is restorative. It comes to refresh, to restore, and to revive your spirit, a rebirthing, a renewing of your heart, body, and soul. When you delve into worship, God will transform you completely. It is the key to open up the windows of heaven. You are letting God know that you trust Him in all that He has for you: your purpose and your promises. Everything will become so clear to you. Just rest in His arms and know that He is God. Everything about you will change: your talk and your walk. This gives you a deeper connection with God. The Word comes alive and gives you guidance and revelation.

God loves the heart of His children that speak truth and honesty about themselves. Because of transparency, you open the door for God to envelope you in His love. In all of this, it is important to stay obedient to the Lord. This will allow us to maintain our anointing when we hearken our ears to the voice of the Lord. Worship is also a declaration. God is in the midst of all that is happening in our world today, a powerful weapon against any lie that says God is not in control or that He is not able. Worship surrenders all our cares to God, our priorities, plans, hopes, dreams, and even our fears. Romans 12:1 says, “I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God; this is your spiritual act of worship.” Worship is the giving of our entire self, our thoughts, and our emotions. We have to spend time with the Lord. He is a jealous God. In Joshua 24:19, it says “For they provoked him to anger with their high places, they moved him to jealousy with their idols.” He wants all of you. He needs His children to help others who may be struggling in this walk or just need encouragement. It is up to us to stand in the gap for our families, friends, and others. We have to be who He designed us to be, a higher version of ourselves, so we can help in His plan for God’s kingdom mission. We thank God for the manifestation of His Word.

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~~Youth Central~~



for our January 28, 2023 session at 1:00 pm (note time change)


We meet in person AND virtually!!

Young ladies ages 13-18 are invited to be a part of GirlsFOCUSED

Young men ages 13-18 invited to join BoysFOCUSED

We talk about the relevant topics of today with all the challenges youth face through the lens of God's Word, the Bible (John 17:17) and have some fun, too. We want to get to know you. Fill our our Interest Inventory here and let us get to know you.

Mark your calendar for our upcoming sessions:

Feb. 25, 2023 - Registration opens Feb. 13

March 25, 2023 - Registration opens March 13

April 22, 2023 - Registration opens April 10

*Times may vary

**Location information available upon registration. For virtual registrants,

zoom access information available January 27 for pre-registration.


Parents/Guardians, FOCUSED Ministries wants to be another level of support and a resource to your child. We are not an organization trying to push a particular religious agenda or doctrine, but want to connect mature Christian adults with young people to support them and share Godly counsel in a variety of areas over a variety of topics. Registration is ongoing. Visit our website to see what we’ve been up to. And there is still more to come! Click below to connect with us.

Parents, let's connect. Click here to fill out our Parent Connect Card here.

The First Commandment

To: young people

From: Dr. Baker

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With the debt for sin having been paid by Jesus Christ on the Cross, we now have the opportunity to life eternal. Jesus said, ...I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me (John 14 KJV). Romans 10:9 says, That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God had raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved (KJV). If you have not asked Jesus to come into your heart, do it today. Simply say, Jesus, I acknowledge that I am a sinner. I believe in my heart that You died on the cross to save me from the debt of my sin. I confess You now as my Lord and Savior and ask You to come into my heart and change my life, in Your name I pray, amen.

If you prayed this prayer, welcome to the family of God! We rejoice with you! Let us pray with you as you begin a new life in Christ. Call or drop us a text at 331-308-1309. We'd love to pray with you!


To empower young girls and boys through the Word of God to live out their God-given purpose in the earth.


We are FOCUSED on the Word of God. We are PASSIONATE about sharing the love of God with others. We are COMMITTED to the task and challenge of making a difference in the lives of young girls & boys. We are EXCITED about fulfilling God’s purpose in our community


To see young girls and boys influence their communities as they live out their God-given purpose.


Dr. Baker, Founder & CEO, is an educator and published author of The Effects of an Afrocentric Curriculum on Reading Scores of African American Third, Fourth, and Fifth Graders, a doctoral work. She believes that through the Word of God, hearts can be healed and lives transformed. She believes that her God-given purpose is to help people, especially young people, experience the saving power of Jesus Christ. Her desire is for people to know that no matter what they have encountered in this life, they are here for God’s purpose and by His design.

FOCUSED Ministries, Inc. is a faith-based, IRS-approved 501(c)(3)

non-profit organization

EIN #46-1669632

Thank you in advance for your giving to the vision and mission.

All donations are tax-deductible as charitable contributions for U.S. federal tax-exempt purposes.

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