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Pastor You Play TOO Much, stop watching WWE before baptism service!
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Congratulations to Tamela Mann who won the OUTSTANDING GOSPEL ALBUM (TRADITIONAL OR CONTEMPORARY) at the NAACP Image Awards on Saturday, then on Sunday picked up her first Grammy Award for the song God Provides penned by Kirk Franklin, it was her first. Franklin also won another Grammy for his latest CD project Losing My Religion.
The two were on stage with Chance the rapper last night at the Grammy's. Most of the conversation about the performance was about Kirk's outfit.
Since his attire drew so much attention I asked fashion guru Allegra Johnson to come on and explain the outfit.
Check out some Grammy Moments of Kirk and Tamela
I look forward to this segment every week, The Chop Up with my brother Steven Parker. We talk about the latest happenings of the week from our perspective in a fun, informative, and uplifting way. This week we discussed the need for a trusted gospel news source, Pastor Kim Burrell's brother passing, and Pastor Darrell Scott lying at the White House.
Charles Butler and Trinity just released a new song called The Blood from their latest CD Make It. They also recorded Friday in Washington, DC, earlier in the day he joined me on the show to talk about the recording, the new song, the white house, Stellars and more...
The way I laughed at Saturday Night Live this weekend was crazy! We've seen Alec Baldwin depict President Trump but Saturday gave us a new twist as Melissa McCarthy was introduced as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Tears were rolling at her impersonation of him, I think they both should have a steady gig for the next 4 years...
Happy Monday, and enjoy a good laugh. **Language Advisory**
Acts 20:35 35, I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Gospel singer Vicki Yohe found herself in a social media storm after she posted a photo over the weekend of Jesus returning to the White House, bags in hand...leaving many to think He wasn't there in the past 8 years during President Obama's time in the White House. Also people were lead to believe she is a Trump supporter and is a racist...we don't know what caused her to post that photo, nor what was written underneath but she'll be on the show this afternoon to share from her side.
I'm responding to what's going around on the internet , feel free to share:Good Morning Friends & Family , Many of you are inboxing me asking if I truly believe God wasn't in the White House.I believe Jesus was in the White House , he's everywhere , as a believer many of the things that President Obama stood up for I could never endorse colored lights on the White House celebrating gay marriage !In 2007 the late kim Clement's prophecy made it clear that DONALD Trump would be president.Do I agree with him 💯 no, do I approve of things he has said or done No , but this word let me know he would be elected & God has a plan ! I have been called every name in the book , the foulest names by so called believers , I love all of you & I am praying for America !
- Vicki Yohe
Matthew 6:15 KJV But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Kirk Franklin who just received 6 Stellar nominations releases his latest single from Losing My Religion..."My World Needs You" featuring: Sarah Reeves, Tasha Cobbs and Tamela Mann
The Atlanta Hawks represent on MLK Day...they bring a choir along to help introduce the team...this is nice! I might have to get a choir to say...BROTHER MARLON.......!!! LOL
Romans 4:17-19 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were. 18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be. 19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb:
If God be for us, who or what can be against us? Greater is He that is in you...don't let the roadblocks stop you from getting where God has ordained you to go...find a way. The great thing about having a GPS is it will always redirect you to where you are supposed to go. Sometimes it wants to keep you on the fastest route and most direct route. But if you get off the path and take another way, it will always give you directions to the destination. You may have to go another way but once you get around the obstacle, you can get back on the main path with the help of the GPS...trust God's plan, and believe his promises. Just because you're old doesn't mean you cannot produce like Abraham and Sarah. There is something that looks insurmountable in your life...it's not...just believe! Have a great weekend. And Go Steelers! Speaking of which, nobody is giving us a chance to win this weekend...I pray they have this same mindset to believe for the improbable.
Sad to say, One of my favorite songs is, "Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart, Give Thanks to the Holy One, Give Thanks, for He has Given Jesus Christ for Us, and Now, Let the Weak Say I'm Strong, Let the Poor Say I'm Rich, Because of What the Lord has Done for Us, Give Thanks!" You have to GIVE thanks...Don't hold onto it. It's not enough to just feel thankful and grateful, but if you never give it it is like wrapping a present and never giving it to the person it is for...Today is another day to be Thankful...give thanks! To God, your family, your loved ones...even those who don't mean you well, why because they are pushing you closer to another blessing!
Sad to say, but in this day and age we are so focused on credit, and who did what, and getting our props for what we've done...but how about we put the emphasis on the work and accomplishing the goal, and giving the credit to Jesus. I'm just saying...
Matthew 6:3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
32nd ANNUAL STELLAR GOSPEL MUSIC AWARDS
Taping Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Hosts, Anthony Brown & Erica Campbell
Highlight of Top Nominees:
Tamela Mann – 9 Nominations (7x Stellar Award Winner)
Travis Greene – 9 Nominations
Hezekiah Walker – 7 Nominations (14x Stellar Award Winner)
Kirk Franklin – 6 Nominations (38x Stellar Award Winner)
Jekalyn Carr – 5 Nominations (1x Stellar Award Winner)
Todd Dulaney – 5 Nominations
Shirley Caesar – 4 Nominations (15x Stellar Award Winner)
Bri (Briana Babineaux)– 3 Nominations (NA)
Livre’ – 3 Nominations (NA)
Enon Tabernacle – 3 Nominations (NA)
Special Awards Honorees:
James Cleveland Lifetime Acheivement Award - Spencer Taylor (Highway QC's)
Thomas A. Dorsey Most Notable Acheivement Award - Harvey Watkins, Jr. (Canton Spirituals)
Stellar Honors Hall of Fame Inductees - Fred Hammond, Mississippi Mass Choir and Dr. Leonard Scott
Jonathan McReynolds also received an invitation to sing at the inauguration this weekend and here's how he responded, with a letter:
Over the weekend, I was invited to sing at an Inaugural Ball in D.C. celebrating the nation’s new president.
Let’s marinate on that for a second. I grew up a straight up nerd heading toward meteorology or computer engineering but now as a Christian singer/songwriter, regardless of how it happened and who the PEOTUS is, I WAS INVITED TO THE INAUGURAL BALL.
But, I respectfully declined. "Respectfully" because Donald Trump is, in fact, soon to be the president of the United States. Regardless of his history, his quotes, and even his disrespect of President Obama and others, as a man, as a man of God, you must respect the position of even those you don’t agree with. We bless those that curse us. Sucks sometimes, but it’s our challenge.
I declined because I simply don’t believe this opportunity was for ME. (I wouldn't have been able to sing any "Life Music" on my terms either.) God’s people absolutely need to be there though, whether they are praying, speaking, or singing. I pray the Body of Christ NEVER gets comfortable publicly rebuking ITSELF, it’s own people, when they take meetings, take opportunities, to affect and touch leaders, especially the ones we don’t agree with.
McReynolds is preparing to go on tour with Travis Greene and Anthony Brown next month.
Gospel singer and songwriter Deon Kipping shared via his Instagram page that he is battling cancer and solicits your prayers.
Check out Kipping's latest song below, "Something to talk about"
Travis Greene went to Facebook to share why he will be singing at one of the inauguration ball's this Friday.
I was supposed to do an interview this morning with friend to the show Travis Greene. We were scheduled to do an interview with Don Jackson of the Stellar Awards, to announce the final nominees for the upcoming show. But I got a call 5 mins. before the interview telling me I couldn't ask about him singing at the inauguration. I was troubled internally based upon that conversation. What I do is more than promote an event, and play music. I inform, uplift, and share from my scope; this is my narrative, this is my commentary as I said on the show earlier today. So when people tune into my show they listen to hear my perspective on things. Well if I can't ask a question you limit me as a journalist, and as a radio professional. I don't mind promoting and sharing about what you want to discuss, but let's both win. Allow me to get my questions in as well and we can discuss what you want to discuss. I had this same situation recently with Rev. Al Sharpton. He wanted to come on and discuss the Trumpet Awards which his company was promoting. I was more than happy to do the interview, but in the middle of our most polarizing election I had some questions for him. I'm not sure if it was a time issue or not but I asked him questions about the show, and once I turned to the election he was gone...so needless to say my audience didn't hear about the Trumpet Awards on my show. So today I took a different approach. I'm still talking about the Stellar's, but on my own terms. I'm talking about what I want to discuss. I reached out to Travis as well to let him know why we didn't have the conversation today. I am not bothered with him, the show made the call to choose what we can ask and not ask so my issue is with them.
I said all of that to say. I support Travis Greene in his decision. And it's not about agreeing or disagreeing about it. I don't have to go, he does. I pray nothing but the Lords best for him as he goes and I pray that God is glorified in the process. So often we like to play God and don't realize it with how we jump on people for making a decision they feel strongly about. I don't like the behavior I see from our new president, however who am I to say that God cannot use one of his own to bring glory to this situation. So before we judge him harsh, keep that in mind. Jennifer Holiday had to back out due to death threats...really??? Over singing a song???
We're praying for Travis on not only this opportunity, but he has the tour coming up, his live recording, and the 9 stellar nominations!
Travis also talked with TMZ about his acceptance to sing...
I was out of town this weekend so I am just now getting a chance to post the information concerning the passing of Bishop Eddie Long. I have heard about some of the conversations in circulation on social media and I'm saddened. I'm sad because although I recognize this man of God was flawed as we all are, his family won't have the opportunity to mourn their loss without dealing with all of the talk. Talk from people who could care less about the great things he did, the lives he brought to Jesus, about his family and church family who loved him in spite of his failings. Now this point of view is not condoning behavior at all, but is this the time to rehash or say what God did or didn't do in regards to this, ie judgement or what illness he had or didn't have...who's business is that anyway? Not mine, probably not yours either.
I feel we should treat others as we would want to be treated as the scripture says, and I choose to do just that and remember him for his excitement for the Word of God as he shared it across the TV and used his famous phrase, "Watch this...". I only got a chance to see him minister in person one time in Nashville, TN at a convocation. During one trip to Atlanta, I was able to ride past the church. This was years ago as they were building the current location across the street from the older building.
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church announced the information stating Long had transitioned from this life early Sunday morning after a gallant private fight with an aggressive form of cancer.
Bishop Long disclosed last year that he was recovering from an undisclosed health challenge. He said he was eating a raw vegan diet and giving up on a “slave menu,’ trusting “God to deliver me from” from the challenge.
A statement from the church reads:
Bishop Eddie L. Long is known worldwide as a pioneering leader, revolutionary mind changer, a family man, and a caring and loving pastor. As a pioneering leader, Bishop Long is highly regarded for his vision, boldness, and unapologetic courage to walk in the supernatural. As a pastor, he is well respected and loved for his passion to bring souls into the body of Christ and join them to a local church body, and for preaching and teaching messages that change mindsets and encourage hearts. At home, he is a doting husband to his beautiful wife, First Lady Vanessa Long and loving father to his 4 children and 3 grandchildren. At New Birth, Bishop Long is most loved for being the ‘father of many’ – a pastor who loves God, God’s people, and who speaks life and declares, You shall NOT die but live to proclaim the goodness of the Lord!
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church celebrates the life and legacy of Bishop Eddie L. Long who is now spiritually healed and home with the Lord. Bishop Long, Senior Pastor of New Birth, transitioned from this life early Sunday morning after a gallant private fight with an aggressive form of cancer. As a man of God with unyielding faith, Bishop Long maintained his commitment to our Heavenly Father as he proclaimed that cancer would not kill his faith nor his spirit. First Lady Elder Vanessa Long, Bishop Long’s wife of 27 years offered the following. “I am confident through my belief in God that my husband is now resting in a better place. Although his transition leaves a void for those of us who loved him dearly, we can celebrate and be happy for him, knowing he’s at peace.”
Deeply committed to his church, even in his last days, Bishop Long delivered his final message to New Birth as we ushered in 2017. He told the church that God was already working in our favor and what we have been praying for was already manifested. In his departure, we receive that and as faithful members of New Birth, we praise God for the life of Bishop Long. Bishop Long was known as one of the most influential faith leaders in the world. He stood strong as a Kingdom Builder, pioneering leader, and revolutionary mind changer. Long was a family man and spiritual leader who was well respected and loved for his passion to unapologetically and courageously preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Long inspired thousands of believers around the world through his global ministry that literally changed lives. Through his earthly battle, Bishop Long believed that God was once again using him to help others see the power of the Holy Spirit through the love New Birth displayed to him and the countless prayers sent up by others from every corner of the earth.Bishop Eddie L. Long was 63 years old. He is survived by his beautiful wife, First Lady Elder Vanessa Long, 4 children Eric, Edward, Jared and Taylor and 3 grandchildren. The Long family thanks you for your prayers, condolences and messages of love. The family appreciates your support and respect of their privacy, as they prepare along with New Birth, for the homegoing service to honor Bishop Long. The date and other details will be announced in the near future.
FUNERAL SERVICE SET FOR BISHOP EDDIE LONG JAN 25TH
New Birth has set a date for a service for Bishop Eddie L. Long, who died Sunday at age 63. Elder Craig Heath said during an early morning international prayer call that homegoing services will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 25.
The church had said on Sunday that an email would be sent to members with further details.
Heath read from the New Birth in a statement yesterday that Long ” is now spiritually healed and home with the Lord.”
“Bishop Long, Senior Pastor of New Birth, transitioned from this life early Sunday morning after a gallant private fight with an aggressive form of cancer,” the statement said.
Leaders on the prayer call, which opened and closed with music, at times seemed emotional as they talked about how Long had always “sowed seeds” in them and in others. Heath said the service would celebrate his life, sacrifice and service.
He acknowledged that members were still is the midst of working their thoughts and feelings considering the life and legacy of Long.
Bishop Long was absent at several services during recent months but was present during Christmas and New Year’s Eve services.His last sermon was during Watch Night Services to usher in the new year .
New Birth members were told of Long’s death on Sunday. Some sobbed and cried. Others prayed and leaned on those near them in support.
The old saying says that, "Rome wasn't built in a day..." and neither are your dreams or desires. We should all rely on goals to achieve the many things we want and expect out of life. Planning and preparation are the key to any successful thing. I don't believe in overnight success or sensations. If you listen to the story of each person or event you thought made it overnight you'll hear what they had to endure, what they had to sacrifice, and you'll also hear the planning it took to get there.