It’s Time to Change the Game!

The Game Changer was a television special focusing on the new year 2014. It’s an outlook on the year 2014 given by Elder Stephen F. Smith. This word will bless you. I pray that this word blesses you & gives you hope in 2014!

The Game Changer Part 2

The Game Changer was a television special focusing on the new year 2014. Pastor Stephen F. Smith, Bishop Brandon B. Porter, Bishop William S. Wright, Pastor Joel Nichols, Entrepreneur Anthony Currie,and prominent Memphis investment professional, Darryl Quarles, cast vision, & impart timely nuggets on how the year 2014 can be the Game Changer for you.

The Game Changer-Part 1

The Game Changer was a television special focusing on the new year 2014. Pastor Stephen F. Smith, Bishop Brandon B. Porter, Bishop William S. Wright, Pastor Joel Nichols, Entrepreneur Anthony Currie,and prominent Memphis investment professional, Darryl Quarles, cast vision, & impart timely nuggets on how the year 2014 can be the Game Changer for you.

Watch The Game Changer!

Watch my show, The Game Changer, on Monday December 30, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Central Standard Time on Comcast Channel 31 Memphis. This show will give you info on how to make 2014 your Game Changer. Those outside of Memphis, & those who don’t have Comcast can view online at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/svp-network on the fore-mentioned date & time. This show will bless you! Click the Ustream link above to watch on Monday!

Watch The Game Changer!

Watch The Game Changer!

Watch my show, The Game Changer, on Monday December 30, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM Central Standard Time on Comcast Channel 31 Memphis. This show will give you info on how to make 2014 your Game Changer. Those outside of Memphis, & those who don’t have Comcast can view online at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/svp-network on the fore-mentioned date & time. This show will bless you! Click the Ustream link above to watch on Monday!

My Take On Whitney Houston’s Death!

Even our icons feel pain. Whitney Houston’s death points out our own vulnerabilities. She touched so many, had incredible talent, great looks, but she wasn’t immune to struggles. God doesn’t create superheroes. We all have kinks & chinks in our respective armors. Despite her struggles & troubles, most of us found a place in our hearts to love her. Maybe we are losing so many much too soon. Some whose names are up in lights & some in our own respective worlds. The fact that one had struggle after struggle, doesn’t negate the love that we have for certain individuals. America & namely most of Black America might as well have been listed in the obit as family. This lady’s struggles didn’t erase the love that so many have had for her. She in essence had become family for so many of us.

Was it the Preacher’s Wife that did it? Was it The Bodyguard Movie? Was it her performance of The Star Spangled Banner? Was it just her voice? Was it the notes that only she could hit? Was it the struggles that she had, like so many in our own families? For whatever reason it may be, Whitney Houston had become family for many of us. My prayer is that God would send you peace after the death of our loved one. May we learn from her struggles. May we learn from this watershed teachable moment. Death has stuck us in the heart, but we serve a God that can make all things work together for our good. Thank you Lord for sending Whitney Houston by our paths. Grace isn’t deserved, but grace is reserved for so many that are victims of others pointing fingers. Whitney Houston I pray discovered the sheer grace of God in her final moments. This is my prayer. Prayerfully she did!

Sincerely,
Pastor Stephen F. Smith

Too Much Megachurch Pride!

While the church used to sing, Lord make me better, now our prayer is Lord make me bigger! I heard another rant from an “arrogant young mega-church preacher”, attacking other preachers who aren’t on his level, or those who don’t have his supposed level of success! Does bigger always mean better? Of course God wants his house full, & God wants us to snatch as many folks as we can into the Kingdom! However; if all of our mega-churches were put together, it wouldn’t nearly equal up to the large group that’s on its way to hell! We need every solider! Big ones! Small ones! Online ones! Small church ones! We even need U! We need all of us! God didn’t call the mega-church to be the “catch all/cure all” for all of the ills of our society! While there’s scandals at churches of every size, the mega-church’s past year leaves somethings to be desired!

One of Bishop G. E. Patterson’s regrets late in life, was building a church so large that he couldn’t totally handle, where he couldn’t always personally touch more individuals! I was there with him & labored under him for 10 years & I have stories that U wouldn’t believe! Now since I’m heading to my late forties, I’ve been around long enough to not get excited about some of the stuff that I see out here(Prophets out for profits, Prophetesses that are “prophet-misses”, & Preachers only preaching what folks want to hear)! Flesh on parade most times! Every now & then, our prayer should be, Lord make me better, because bigger isn’t always it! Kingdom-Effectiveness is a better gauge! Never allow your large church pr team, large church fliers, & thousand seat arenas, get U so far out of touch with God that U feel like God can only use U! To the Black Church Folks-The ills of Black America, haven’t been healed by the rise of the Black Mega-church! As a matter of fact, right across the street from most of them, you’ll find tons of ills! God needs us all, not just the ones that have put their “big” on! Now this is real talk!

Yours In Him,

Pastor Stephen F. Smith

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