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LESSON 26: The Book of Revelation

By Rev. Manson B. Johnson Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times A CHRISTIAN LIFE CONNECTION SERIES “DEVELOPING MY NEW LIFE RELATIONSHIPS: The Book Of Revelation” Bible Fact: The Book of Revelation is given by Jesus and written by John to strengthen our hope Read More

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Let It Go, Please

By James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Today is truly a day that the Lord has made and it’s apparent to me that as the world gets more and more complicated, the Word of God gets easier to understand. I Read More

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LESSON 26: The Book of Revelation

by Rev. Manson B. Johnson Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times A CHRISTIAN LIFE CONNECTION SERIES “DEVELOPING MY NEW LIFE RELATIONSHIPS: The Book Of Revelation” Bible Fact: The Book of Revelation is given by Jesus and written by John to strengthen our hope Read More

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Lesson 25: The Book of Revelation

  by Rev. Manson B. Johnson Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times A CHRISTIAN LIFE CONNECTION SERIES “DEVELOPING MY NEW LIFE RELATIONSHIPS: The Book Of Revelation” Bible Fact: The Book of Revelation is given by Jesus and written by John to strengthen our Read More

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Maturity Matters

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times As someone who has come to Christ as a hopefully mature adult, I’m challenged from time to time as ministers and bible study leaders and others of faith talk about the process of Read More

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Lesson 24: The Book of Revelation

by Rev. Manson B. Johnson Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times A CHRISTIAN LIFE CONNECTION SERIES “DEVELOPING MY NEW LIFE RELATIONSHIPS: The Book of Revelation” Bible Fact: The Book of Revelation is given by Jesus and written by John to strengthen our hope Read More

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Forgiven and Forgive

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times I am re-reading a book that I highly recommend by Beth Moore, Jesus, the One and Only. It reminds me rather vigorously that forgiveness is still a critical concept in the life of Read More

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Spritually Speaking

  by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times I am re-reading a book that I highly recommend by Beth Moore, Jesus, the One and Only. It reminds me rather vigorously that forgiveness is still a critical concept in the life of Read More

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FOG (Favor of God) 4

by Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “Whenever we think of Christ, we should recall the love that led Him to bestow on us so many graces and favors, and also the great love God showed in giving us Read More

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Faith Is Still A Verb

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times A minister recently reminded me of something I pray will also benefit you in understanding your walk in faith. The pastor reminded those, who would claim Christ as their own, that being a Read More

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Again, Let it Go. Please

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times I am trying again to internalize that today is the day the Lord has made. Don’t complicate it. The more complicated the world seems, the simpler it is to understand God’s Word. I’m Read More

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The Favor of the Lord

by Pastor E. A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “God can cause opportunity to find you. He has unexpected blessings where you suddenly meet the right person, or suddenly your health improves, or suddenly you’re able to pay off your Read More

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How Will You Be Remembered?

by Pastor E. A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times “With quiet courage and nonnegotiable dignity, Rosa Parks was an activist and a freedom fighter that transformed a nation and confirmed a notion that ordinary people can have an extraordinary effect on Read More

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No Limits

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times You know, it has been several years since I started writing this column and it has evolved into being a great source of humility and spiritual guidance for me. The blessing of this Read More

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Cash and Carry Please

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times I have recently been getting an education about prayer. Be it my bible study class or Sunday sermon, or simply a saint trying to answer my questions about the power of prayer. I’m finding Read More

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How Strange Are You?

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times When you take a hard look at the Bible, you see some things that really register. For instance, in scripture it’s understood that God uses people in the strangest ways. I guess what I’m Read More

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Fall Forward

by Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “A lot of emotional stress that people go through, some people figure out a way to handle it. They have a strong enough support system to keep going and keep moving forward. Read More

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‘Sudden Shift’

by Pastor E. A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “When things go wrong as they sometimes will; When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill; When the funds are low, and the debts are high And you want to smile, Read More

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Real Walk, Real Talk

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times I once took a bible study class called, “Taking the Word into the World.” The premise was that those of us with a Christian belief system should be doing something, acting in some way Read More

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Doing A New Thing

by Pastor E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times “Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no Read More

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No Pain. No Gain.

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times There is a perspective in our faith that many subscribe to and it is that our challenges are an integral part of God’s plan to ready us for the struggle of spreading the good Read More

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Power Up, Power On

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from The Houston Forward-Times I remember reviewing the letters of Paul in bible study. In doing so I was constantly reminded that one cannot look at Paul without really seeing Jesus’ amazing handywork. Now you need to know Read More

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Saving Our Sons

by E.A. Deckard Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times “Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.” – Carol Moseley-Braun Forward Thinkers today I challenge every single mother and devoted parent to Read More

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Lesson 6: The Strength of Obedience

  by Rev. Manson Johnson Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times 7 Strengths of Christian Believers Bible Fact: God uses a combination of spiritual characteristics to bring Christians to the point to glorify God. The Big Idea:  Growing Christians exhibit more positive spiritual Read More

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Whose Time is it Anyway?

by James Washington Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times When life gets really upside down with me spiritually, I get anxious and scattered. If not reminded by those closest to me, I get a gentle nudge from my wife to remember my Read More

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Lesson 4: The Strength of Confidence

by Rev. Manson B. Johnson II Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times 7 STRENGTHS OF CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS Bible Fact: God uses a combination of spiritual characteristics to bring Christians to the point to glorify God. The Big Idea: Growing Christians exhibit more positive spiritual qualities Read More