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Did you know that the United States holds 25% of the world’s incarcerated people in its jails and prisons? Did you know that 13% of the U.S. population is African American, yet almost 50% of the more than 2 million people in prisons are Black? One-third of Black men between the ages of 18 an…

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“Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6 

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“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” Matthew 7:7-8

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At 4 p.m. Nov.10, the Nur-Allah Islamic Center will present our 27th annual Parents Appreciation Banquet at the Sterrett Center, 8900 E. Otis Ave. (one block north of 56th Street and Post Road).

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The Bishop James E. Tyson Memorial Luncheon honoring pastors and their spouses was held Oct. 5 at The Wellington Banquet Center, Fishers. The pastors and their spouses were given a special gift. Also honored with special awards were Dr. Leonard Scott, Nathan Bluitt, Tyree Coleman, Sora Walke…

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There are five words that can make the final quarter of 2019, also the final quarter of this decade (wow, I can’t believe I just typed that) the breakthrough we need, if we believe them.

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I fly frequently and must admit I have heard the flight attendant instructions so many times, I don’t always pay attention. But on a recent flight, I remember focusing on these instructions.

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“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 ESV

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"Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith." — Hebrews 12:1-2a

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“For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.” — Isaiah 43:19

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The dfree Level Up Leadership Retreat is coming to Indianapolis with a free concert, documentary screening and special programming for high school students Sept. 26-28 at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 4958 Ribble Road. Pastor Daryl Webster will co-host the retreat with DeForest Soaries…

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Esther 4:15-17: “Then Esther sent this reply to Mordecai: 'Go and gather together all the Jews of Susa and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will do the same. And then, though it is against the law, I will go in to see the king. If I must die, I mu…

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Those who believe (in the Qur’an), and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians and the Sabians, — any who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. — Qur’an Chapter…

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Last Friday, I sat among my ministry colleagues in a Boundary Training class. This class is a denomination requirement for all clergy, whether full time, part time, associate, etc. The focus is moral ethics — the "to do" and "not to do" list of words, actions and situations put in place to p…