Morning Worship – February 19, 2017

Morning worship service, Installation Sunday. Reverend Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr., President Emeritus, Morehouse College, delivered the morning sermon.

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Installation Service, February 19, 2017

Reverend Dr. Otis Moss Jr., Pastor Emeritus of Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland, Ohio. delivered the sermon for Pastor Roberts’ Installation Service, Being Like Trees. Psalm 1:1 – 3 was the foundational scripture.

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Day 40 – Keeping God First in My Life

Day 40 – Keeping God First in My Life, Contributed by Deacon Kevin Little

Meditative Thought: “You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:5

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Day 39 – Proclaim the Gospel Until Jesus Comes

Day 39 – Proclaim the Gospel Until Jesus Comes, Contributed by Deaconess Sharon Miller

Meditative Thought: God and His Word Are One and the Same.

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Day 38 – Go Ye Therefore: Work of Missions

Day 38 – Go Ye Therefore: Work of Missions, Contributed by Deacon Johnnieque B. Love for Deaconess Margaret Corbin

Meditative Thought: I can be used by God to bring love and hope to someone in need today.

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Day 37 – Nurturing Fellowship in the Body of Christ

Day 37 – Nurturing Fellowship in the Body of Christ, Contributed by Deaconess Catherine Cheatham

Meditative Thought: But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is Pleased  Hebrews 13:16

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Day 36 – Recognizing and Repaying Evil for Evil

Day 36 – Recognizing and Repaying Evil for Evil, Contributed by Deaconess Pearl Sudduth

Meditative Thought:  As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And that at the last day He will take His stand on the earth. Job 19:25

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Day 35 – Fruit of the Spirit: Guided by the Holy Spirit Creates Harmony As We Share Our Spiritual Gifts to Manifest God’s Glory

Day 35 - Fruit of the Spirit: Guided by the Holy Spirit Creates Harmony As We Share Our Spiritual Gifts to Manifest God’s Glory, Contributed by Deacon Gerald Young

Meditative Thought:  Spiritual gifts are the tools by which LOVE is made effective.

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Day 34 – Stewardship: Giving Back to God What is Rightfully His

Day 34 – Stewardship: Giving Back to God What is Rightfully His, Contributed by Deacon Harrison Lightfoot

Meditative Thought: Managing God’s financial resources of tithes and offering.

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Day 33 – Healing, Forgiveness, Restoration and Repentance

Day 33 – Healing, Forgiveness, Restoration and Repentance, Contributed by Deaconess Sandra Caviness

Meditative Thought: Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51: 10

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Day 32 – Eternal Life: Our Lives Do Not End With Death of Our Physical Bodies

Day 32 – Eternal Life: Our Lives Do Not End With Death of Our Physical Bodies, Contributed by Deaconess Irish Stovall

Meditative Thought: And Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.  John 6:35

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Day 31 – Spiritual Discernment

Day 31 – Spiritual Discernment, Contributed by Deacon Candidate Shawn Davis-Wilensky

Meditative Thought: Teach me good judgment and knowledge, For I believe Your commandments.  Psalm 119: 66

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Day 30 – Work Of Ministry In Our Church

Day 30 – Work of Ministry in Our Church: Its Support and Growth, Contributed by Deaconess Jean Jordan

Meditative Thought: God empowers us to serve for the good of all.

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Day 29 – Worshiping Our Lord in Spirit and in Truth

Day 29 – Worshiping Our Lord in Spirit and in Truth, Contributed by Deacon Johnnieque B. Love

Meditative Thoughts: Come; Let us worship the Lord in Spirit and Truth

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Day 28 – My Personal Relationship with God

Day 28 – My Personal Relationship with God, Contributed by Deaconess Evangeline Stevens

Meditative Thought:  Great and Mighty is Your name

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Day 27 – An Offering of Praise

Day 27 –  An Offering of Praise, Contributed by Deacon Yvonne Dickson

Meditative Thought: Because Your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you. Psalm 63:3

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Day 26 – Love and Charity

Day 26 – Love and Charity, Contributed by Deacon Candidate Russell J. Parker

Meditative Thought: Nothing Can Separate Us from the Love of God

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Day 25 – Thankfulness and Thanksgiving

Day 25 – Thankfulness and Thanksgiving, Contributed by Deacon Candidate Deborah Crain-Kemp

Meditative Thought:  I give you thanks for all you have done Lord!

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Day 24 – Faith and Faithfulness

Day 24 – Faith and Faithfulness Contributed by Deacon Peyton Lively

Meditative Thought: Seeking God is the first step to faith

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Day 23 – Salvation for the Unsaved

Day 23 – Salvation for the Unsaved Contributed by Deacon Leon Pierce

Meditative Thought: The abundant life is available to all who seek it

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Day 22 – Meditation and Study of God’s Word

Day 22 – Meditation and Study of God’s Word Contributed by Deaconess Hester Jones

Meditative Thought: Your Word have I hidden in my heart.

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Day 21 – Health, Family Strength and Provision

Day 21 – Health, Family Strength and Provision Contributed by Deaconess Mamie Montague

Meditative Thought: The best things in life come from God our Father  

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Day 20- God is our Shelter in the Time of Life’s Storms

Day 20- God is our Shelter in the Time of Life’s Storms Contributed by Deaconess Maureen Young

Meditative Thought: The Lord is with Us Always No Matter What

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Day 19 – For the Hungry, Homeless and the Poor

Day 19 – For the Hungry, Homeless and the Poor Contributed by Deaconess Mozelle Watkins

Meditative Thought - We will be blessed when we do God’s work in helping the poor and afflicted.

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Day 18 – Pastor’s Family: Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts: daughter, Anaiah and son, Isaiah

Day 18 – Pastor’s Family: Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts: daughter, Anaiah and son, Isaiah

Contributed by Deacon Johnnieque B. Love

 

Meditative Thought: Supporting Our Pastor through support of His family

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Day 17 – Peace in the Body of Believers

Day 17 – Peace in the Body of Believers - Contributed by Deacon Oddie Stevens

Meditative Thought: How good and pleasant it is when God’s People Live Together in Unity!

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Day 16 – Exhortation: Building Up the Body of Christ

Day 16 – Exhortation: Building Up the Body of Christ Contributed by Deaconess Eloise Turner

Meditative Thought:  We are One Body in Christ

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Day 15 – Social Justice for ALL

Day 15 – Social Justice for ALL

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Day 14 – We Pray for Our Children, Youth, Teenagers, and Young Adults

Day 14 –  We Pray for Our Children, Youth, Teenagers, and Young Adults Contributed by:  Deaconess Monique M. Wiley-Crawford

Meditative Thought: We must teach the fear of the Lord by training our youth

Scriptural References:  Isaiah 44:24;    Romans 8:37;     Ephesians 1: 4  Exodus 20:12;    II Timothy 3:16;: Hebrews 13:8

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Day 13 – Obedience to the Instruction of God’s Word

Day 13 – Obedience to the Instruction of God’s Word - Contributed by Deaconess Gwen Harris Gale

Meditative Thought: How do we show obedience to the instruction of God’s Word?

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Day 12 – Spiritual Gifts Come From God

Day 12 – Spiritual Gifts Come From God, Contributed by Deaconess E. Louise White

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Day 11 – Knowing and Experiencing the Ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Pastor’s life and the life of our church family

Day 11 – Knowing and Experiencing the Ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Pastor’s life and the life of our church family, Contributed by Deaconess Gloria Tisdale

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Day 10 – God’s Grace and Mercy

Day 10:            God’s Grace and Mercy

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Day 9 – Family Blessings: The Pastor’s Family, Individual Member families and the Church Family as a Whole

Day 9 – Family Blessings: The Pastor’s Family, Individual Member families and the Church Family as a Whole,  Contributed by Deacon Fred Leftrict

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Day 8 – Praying for God’s Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding

Day 8 – Praying for God’s Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding, Contributed by Deacon Jesse McCrae

Meditative Thought:  What shall I desire of the Lord that is more valuable than silver or fine gold?

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Day 7 – Pastor Roberts: Strength and Endurance for Leadership

Day 7 –  Pastor Roberts: Strength and Endurance for Leadership, Contributed by Deacon Howard Smith

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Day 6 – Holy Spirit: The Guiding Power for Growing in Christ as a Church Family

Day 6 – Holy Spirit: The Guiding Power for Growing in Christ as a Church Family

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Day 5 – The Good Shepherd and the Under Shepherd

Day 5 – The Good Shepherd and the Under Shepherd, Contributed by Deacon Sandra LeSesne and Deaconess Philicia Jones

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Day 4 – Having The Mind of Christ

Day 4 – Having the Mind of Christ, Contributed by Deaconess Jean Jackson for Deaconess Eleanor Banks

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Day 3 – Who am I in Christ?

Day 3 – Who am I in Christ?  Contributed by Deaconess Barbara Johnson
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Day 2 – Lord Hear Our Prayer of Confession

Day 2  - Lord Hear Our Prayer of Confession, Contributed by Deaconess Patricia Kilby-Robb
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Day 1 – The Necessity of Prayer

Day 1 – The Necessity of Prayer, Contributed by Deaconess Pat Hodge 

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