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So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life — your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life — and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for God. — Romans 12:1

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That night Jacob got up … and crossed the ford of the Jabbok … Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with humans and have overcome.”

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When Pastor John Girton, affectionately known as Pastor G., became lead pastor at Christ Missionary Baptist Church (CMBCIndy) nearly five years ago, he had 17 congregants. Now, after celebrating the church’s 100th anniversary in April and growing the congregation to 150 regular attendees, Gi…

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“The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.” Luke 2:20

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“... fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10)  

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Black millennials are less likely to be religious than previous generations. According to a 2014 Pew Research Center poll, 64% of Black millennials are “highly religious,” as opposed to 83% of older generations. This shift has resulted in many young adults in the Black community leaving thei…

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“We gave Moses the Book and followed him up with a succession of Messengers; We gave Jesus the son of Mary Clear (Signs) and strengthened him with the Holy Spirit. Is it that whenever there comes to you a messenger with what ye yourselves desire not, ye are puffed up with pride? — Some ye ca…

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I saw a quote on an Instagram story the other day that said while most people have already closed out 2019, you still have time.

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 “I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.” 

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“About midnight on the fourteenth night of the storm, as we were being driven across the Sea of Adria, the sailors sensed land was near. They dropped a weighted line and found that the water was 120 feet deep. But a little later they measured again and found it was only 90 feet deep. At this…

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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…