Menu
RSS
PACE NEWS: National Action Network LA and NAACP Victor Valley Tells Rancho Motors, a GM Dealership, “No Justice, No Peace” During Protest Rally In Victorville

PACE NEWS: National Action Network …

National Action Network L...

Queen Latifah & Jill Scott Stir Emotions in Trailer for Lifetime’s ‘Flint’

Queen Latifah & Jill Scott Stir…

Queen Latifah and Jill Sc...

Race For the Cure: Including Black Women In Breast Cancer Research

Race For the Cure: Including Black …

“As a Black woman, I defi...

New AHA Guidelines May Help Doctors Identify Risk Of Cardiac Arrest Deaths

New AHA Guidelines May Help Doctors…

It’s hard to predict sudd...

Buying a car with add-on products and services seldom a good deal for consumers

Buying a car with add-on products a…

It's that time of year ag...

The United States and North Korea Are Edging Into Increasingly Dangerous Territory

The United States and North Korea A…

US and South Korean destr...

Prev Next

SB News Header Image

P.O. Box 837, Victorville, CA 92393            Office: (909) 889-7677            E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.           Web: www.sbnews.us
A+ A A-

“Ain’t No Need of You Crying Now!”

You knew what the consequences would be if you chose to do it and you chose to do it anyway. So ain’t nobody feeling sorry for you! Engaging in the devil’s delight! What you thought was going to happen? Sin is predatory. Sin has a deadly life of its own. Sin gives place to the devil, who will viciously destroy you from the inside out [Ephesians 4:27]. Not only that Sin is the transgression of God’s law [I John 3:4], and punishable by death [Ezekiel 18:4; Rom 6:23]. Stop your whining! You bit the apple and now you have to suffer the consequences. Man up!

Because you see, whenever you step outside of God’s will to get your needs and your desires met, you are going to pick up a lot more than what you bargained for. Doing wrong always comes with compounded interest and the price you pay always lasts longer than the pleasure you get. I don’t know why you thought you could get away with sinning anyway. God is omniscient. He sees everything at all times with full recognition and judgment. His eyes are in every place beholding good and evil [Proverbs 5:21; 15:3; Jeremiah 16:17; 32:19].

I tell you there are some dire consequences when you don’t do things God’s way. You lose out on the blessings that God has for you when you don’t do things God’s way. You lose out on the victory that God has for you when you don’t do things God’s way. Doors of opportunity will be shut in your face when you don’t do things God’s way. Sleep will leave your eyes and you won’t be able to get any rest when you don’t do things God’s way. You will find yourself disappointed, depressed, and sad when you don’t do things God’s way. You will find yourself in bondage and confused when you don’t do things God’s way. You will find yourself broke, disgusted and frustrated when you don’t do things God’s way. You will find yourself in a whole lot of trouble, you will find yourself in a whole lot of mess, and in a whole lot of unnecessary drama when you don’t do things God’s way. You will become weak, and despondent when you don’t do things God’s way. There will be no peace for you and no comfort for you when you don’t do things God’s way. There will be no joy for you and no happiness for you when you don’t do things God’s way. Not only will you mess yourself up when you don’t do things God’s way, but you will even cause your family, your children, not to be blessed when you don’t do things God’s way.

But when you do things God’s way, blessings will come your way. When you do things God’s way, victory is yours. When you do things God’s way, doors will be opened for you. When you do things God’s way good opportunities will come your way. When you do things God’s way you will receive the favor of the Lord and men. When you do things God’s way you will experience the peace of God and the joy of the Lord when you do things God’s way. Listen, regardless of what your heart tells you when you sin, you will get caught and punished [Numbers 32:23]. You will only get so many warnings, and then the holy and just God of heaven will strike [Proverbs 29:1].

Jesus says, [Isaiah 1:18] “Come now, let us reason together, though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” Repent, oh, sinner man, repent!

Read more...

Invitation SB PASTORS UNITED Pastors-Leader @ ECF Mtg on 11-2 Thusday 10:30AM

Good afternoon, we thank and praise God for all the Pastors/Leaders who co-labor in God's vineyard with us. " They which builded on the wall, and they that burden, with those that laded, everyone with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon" Neh 4:17.

We HAVE INVITED all Partners to join us (SB Pastors United sub-committee) in a brief meeting at Ecclesia Christian Fellowship 1314 Date St, San Bernardino, this Thursday, Nov 2, 2017 10:30 AM - 1pm to review our past year's performance and report on 2017 progress, and take a peek into 2018 goals. This meeting will also enable other Churches to join in with us, empower partners, but more so, enlighted all Pastors as to the work God, has manifested her in the earth. God has been so gracious.

Please mark your calendars, if you cannot come pls send someone. We will provide food and refreshments, we need for you to RSVP, so we can get an accurate headcount.

 

In His Service,

 

Rev RD Young

Crisis Coordinator

909-238-6891

Read more...

Witness For Justice #864 Deep into the Eye of the Hurricane in the Caribbean

Angel L. Rivera-Agosto

Latin America and the Caribbean

Area Executive, Global Ministries

In the Caribbean people look up and see God in the winds. They sense God's overwhelming presence in the nature that shelters them, and in its contours and limitations, becomes a dominant force that creates, destroys, and transforms. As human beings, we confess our limitations by understanding God´s mysterious work and recognizing that God's wonders are incomprehensible to our humanly limited gaze. It is within this powerful dialectic of destruction/creation/transformation that the notion of mission in the Caribbean can be understood and our process for accompanying our partners and their countries into a path of justice and fullness of life can be undertaken.

On September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma, became one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic. Irma damaged crops and houses in the Dominican Republic. Haiti, where they are still recovering from the devastation caused by the 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew last year, was flooded once again. Two weeks later, Hurricane María slammed into Puerto Rico — the first Category 4 storm to directly strike the island since 1932. Within hours Maria had fully engulfed the 100-mile-long island as winds, shattered palm trees, peeled off rooftops, and cut electric power to nearly the entire island. More than three million Puerto Ricans remain almost entirely without electricity, not because their power plants are down, but because roughly 80 percent of transmission lines are. The hurricane has left the island wholly crippled as residents struggle to pick up the pieces.

Besides the natural effects of the hurricanes in the Caribbean region, it is crucial to understand the other forces that have hammered the islands. They are suffering the effects of globalization, privatization of public services, free trade, the dissolution of the social state, and the full dominion of multinationals and private investments over the common interest, which has diminished the abilities these countries to withstand natural disasters. For example, in Puerto Rico, the Electric Power Authority has been under fire for "inefficiencies" in recent years. As a result hundreds of employees were dismissed, mostly electric line workers. Now that the system is down because of the hurricane, the restoration of the service will take twice as much time as preventative maintenance would have.

On top of that, the islands bear the additional burden of laws and restrictions imposed by the U.S. Congress, which create an unjust burden on the economy of the Caribbean. That is why we, as people of faith, need to advocate for the elimination of the economic blockade against Cuba and the Jones Act in Puerto Rico, among other measures, to allow the recuperation of both islands and the rest of the Great Caribbean.

We must let the winds bring down our prejudices, our false ideologies, and illusory assurances. The lesson from the hurricane is to understand that only God has Words of eternal life before our sins, myopia, and vulnerabilities. The witness of the people from the Great Caribbean, battered by forces both earthly and human, must bring us to a space of solidarity in which demolished walls are brought down and we are able to recognize those neighbors who have been invisible to our sense of solidarity and care.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Angel L. Rivera-Agosto is Area Executive for Latin America and the Caribbean for Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Read more...
Subscribe to this RSS feed

Sections

About Us

Follow Us