Tag: rev. stewart speaks

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Cleanse me again!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Cleanse me again!

| November 25, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Many people come to God and even to church broken. We’ve been hurt by the world, by the people in it, by our families, our friends—and even church folks. Oftentimes, the hurt when it is not dealt with turns into anger. My former pastor once told me that hurt people, […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! God wants a yes!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! God wants a yes!

| November 20, 2014

Rev. Stewart Speaks! God wants a yes! Have you ever attended a wedding only to hear the bride or groom answer “I don’t” when the minister asks if the other person agrees to take them as their chosen spouse. Or, have you ever witnessed a guy proposing to his wife and the response to the […]

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Rev Stewart Speaks! The power to say “No!”

Rev Stewart Speaks! The power to say “No!”

| November 2, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “…but I don’t want to offend him/her!” Have you heard anyone say this lately in response to feeling a sense of obligation to say “yes” to something that is out of their desire? Before I took part in my chaplaincy training program, I had very little knowledge of the fact […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! Will you bend or break?

Rev. Stewart Speaks! Will you bend or break?

| October 23, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Chase The opening lines to the Gospel Music Workshop of America’s National mass choir song entitled “Bend don’t break” begins like this: “No matter what it takes, bend don’t break. You can make it through grace and faith, trust and wait, Jesus is coming and he won’t be late.” Do you […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks: I was rejected—for this?

Rev. Stewart Speaks: I was rejected—for this?

| October 14, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart In the song “Above All” by Michael W. Smith, the stanzas that stand out to me say this: “Crucified, Laid behind the stone, you lived to die, rejected and alone; Like a rose trampled on the ground, you took the fall, and thought of me, Above all.” The image of […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! It’s not perfect, but it’s all right!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! It’s not perfect, but it’s all right!

| October 7, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart Days ago, I sat in someone’s office. She began to share with me a little about her life. After hearing about how she once suffered from a stroke, I sat amazed at how few signs of a stroke she lives with, at least visibly. When discussing her take on it, […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! No test, no testimony!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! No test, no testimony!

| September 16, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart I use to think that to be a “real Christian” that I had to be tested and “tried through the fire.” You know, that I had to have gone through some traumatic experience to “find God”. I thought this because I often heard Christians proclaim the words, “No test, no […]

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Rev. Stewart Speaks! No patience, no promise!

Rev. Stewart Speaks! No patience, no promise!

| September 9, 2014

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart “I don’t mind waiting on the Lord!” Have you ever said that? If not, have you ever heard someone else say that? This phrase sounds really nice, but does the average Christian really mean this when they say it? I have found that some people really mean this! Unfortunately, most […]

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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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