Spiritual Matters

Rev. Stewart Speaks! ‘Pure Ministry’

Rev. Stewart Speaks! ‘Pure Ministry’

| August 12, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart A few weeks ago I talked about “Pure Religion.” This week, let’s talk about “Pure Ministry.” True story: I recently met up with a friend whom I worked with a few years back. He was a minister and a former teacher. He shared with me his story. Life has a […]

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Providence MBC to host Men and Women’s Day

Providence MBC to host Men and Women’s Day

| August 7, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Providence Missionary Baptist Church, 231 Holton Ave., where the Rev. Mckissack Richmond III, is pastor, is scheduled to celebrate their 5th Men and Women’s Day at  11 a.m., Sunday Aug. 10. The scheduled guest speakers are Elder Dee McKinley of New Joshua and Brother John L. Ellis of Providence MBC. The public is invited. […]

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Jerusalem Baptist to hold Women’s Day celebration

Jerusalem Baptist to hold Women’s Day celebration

| August 7, 2014

FORT WAYNE-Jerusalem  Baptist Church, 1151 Francis St., is scheduled to host their 54th Women’s Day Celebration on Aug. 24 with morning and evening programs. The theme for the celebration is  “Christian Women Doing A New Thing Through Fellowship,” taken from  1 John 1:1-7. The celebration is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. Sunday morning service […]

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Rev Stewart Speaks!  Courage to the test!

Rev Stewart Speaks!  Courage to the test!

| August 7, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Song writer Bishop Larry Trotter wrote the words: “It’s only a test you’re going through, it’s gonna be over real soon. Keep the faith; don’t give up, for it’s only a test!” The song entitled, “It’s Only A Test” has been the title of many sermons. The phrase is often […]

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Obituaries: Aug. 5-Aug. 12 Edition

Obituaries: Aug. 5-Aug. 12 Edition

| August 6, 2014

Truman Foster, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014. Born Nov. 9, 1948, in Newbern, Ala., he was a son of the late Henry and Louise McQueen Foster. He attended school in Newbern. Truman moved to Mobile, Ala. where he made his home for many years and made many friends. He decided […]

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Born again. Really?

Born again. Really?

| August 3, 2014

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times From time to time, I rethink or feel a little déjà vu regarding the subject of “born again,” particularly my own. I am reminded at times about how that phrase gets associated with everything but its biblical intent. It is my opinion and […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks: What part do you play?

Rev. Stewart Speaks: What part do you play?

| July 31, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “Can’t we all just get along?” This is the famous quote by Rodney King that is often used when someone desires to see unity amongst a group of people. The phrase is meant to draw people together rather than to incite anger and frustration in others. Peace and harmony exist […]

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Obituaries: July 30-August 5 Edition

Obituaries: July 30-August 5 Edition

| July 30, 2014

George Collins III, 54, passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014. Born in New Orleans,  he was a son of the late George and Dorothy (Mikell) Collins. Surviving are: his wife, Rhonda Collins of Fort Wayne; daughters, Janel (Wilbert Monroe) Adams, L’Nee’ (Ken) Collins-Jones and La’Toyya (JaMarcus) Johnson; son, George (Brandee Middlebrook) Collins IV; eight […]

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Winning the battle between your ears

| July 26, 2014

By Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “Spiritual warfare is very real. There is a furious, fierce, and ferocious battle raging in the realm of the spirit between the forces of God and the forces of evil. Warfare happens every day, all the time. Whether you believe it or […]

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Area loses well-known peace advocate Dave Lambert

Area loses well-known peace advocate Dave Lambert

| July 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—One of the region’s most dedicated and outspoken warriors for peace and justice crossed over recently. David “Dave” Lambert, 79, died peacefully on Sunday, July 20, 2014, with his family by his side. Dave loved his wife, his two children, Bill and Mary, the outdoors, good jazz, and a good joke. A graduate of […]

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