Tag: rev. stewart speaks

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Ghost Catcher?

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Ghost Catcher?

| August 27, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart The African American or “Black Church” often uses metaphors and expressions to illicit the emotional responses of believers. Many times, these phrases have little or no meaning outside of the black church. Some of the phrases seem a little strange when we actually take the time to dissect and examine […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Don’t let him catch you with your work undone!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Don’t let him catch you with your work undone!

| August 21, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Melvin Williams is associated with the old Baptist devotional song that shouted, “Be ready when he comes, be ready when he comes… don’t let him catch you with your work undone, he’s coming again so soon!” I remember growing up in the Baptist church hearing the words to this song […]

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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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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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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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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Courage at my feet

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Courage at my feet

| July 12, 2014

The Rev. Lakeya Stewart Growing up in a small town, I saw just how special pets could be to families. My twin sister and I had a pet bird that we affectionately called “Tweety.” But, for some unknown reason the thought of having a dog as a pet scared me! I was gravely afraid of […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Are you my pastor or my parent?

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Are you my pastor or my parent?

| July 2, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart Pastors are men and women of God who are called to spiritually care for and lead God’s people. The position of pastor is esteemed highly in the African American community. This is even more so true for the African American church. It must be noted that this is the […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Pure religion

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Pure religion

| June 17, 2014

By the Rev. Dr. Lakeya Stewart Have you ever wondered what pure religion was? I mean, the type of religion that God really desires from His people? Does it involve a particular dress or communion on a particular Sunday? Does it involve one’s pious devotion to Holy Days and the eating of selective food? While […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Church hostage

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Church hostage

| May 8, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “Oh sister, you can’t move… we need your help at the church!” Have you ever heard this or something similar come from a beloved pastor or church leader? Unfortunately, I have.  We live in a time when some leaders aren’t as concerned about church members reaching their full potential in […]

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He that findeth a wife…

He that findeth a wife…

| April 23, 2014

Rev. Stewart Speaks! By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “I can’t wait to find a man once I go to college!” This is the phrase that many of us ladies said while in high school. We sought to live out the “American Dream.” You know, the plan that many ladies have to be married by 21, have […]

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