The Reign of Life with Hope

This Sunday is “The Reign of Christ Sunday” or “Christ the King Sunday.” It’s the last Sunday of the liturgical calendar year. The “new” year begins the following Sunday with “The First Sunday of Advent.” As such, the expectation is that the assigned scripture for the first Sunday of Advent...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR JR FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2019

As I prepared to speak at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa Thursday, I noticed a professor was trying to get the attention of a student on the other side of the auditorium. The student asked, “Who, Me?” and the professor responded “Yes. You.” Most of us have had this experience. Our...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016

I was in a Faith in Action AL meeting this week where the topic was “Prophetic Declaring of the Scriptures.” It was led by the pastor of a large black Birmingham Baptist church. He talked about being able to “see things as God sees them and say things as God...

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NOTE FROM PASTOR J R FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 21, 2016

The 2016 Olympics comes to an end this weekend. Many of us have reveled in the special moments of individual and team victories for Team America; and our hearts have gone out to those who came up short in their quests. Some of us have been angry by the ugliness...

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