New Video-Sharing Website for Black Preaching is Launched!

A New Video Sharing Website for Black Preaching is Launched! Black Sermons Tube.Com features a lot of good preaching! Click on the site below to visit Black Sermons Tube.Com!

BlackSermonsTube.Com

Black Pastors Speaking Truth to Power

The Dallas Morning News featured this piece by Shawn Williams of The Dallas South Blog on Black Pastors Speaking Truth to Power!

The Dallas Morning Open Editorial -Black Pastors Speaking Truth to Power

My Message to Gays in Church-Jesus is a Habit Breaker!

The New York Times did an interesting article on black pastors who pastor churches that have suffered considerable attrition by accepting gay members. The gay lifestyle has been in the church since the Bible Days. This is no new phenomenon, but the acceptance of the practices, and behaviors of gay members from the pulpit is a very new concept! These type of practices could set many on the path of damnation. I would submit that God hates homosexuality, and lesbianism, but he loves the homosexual and the lesbian. If we will hold the Bible as our compass, the Bible takes a firm stance against homosexuality. If one feels like they were born into homosexuality, I would humbly submit that you can be born again.

I am not advocating kicking anyone out of church at all, but I feel like an individual that is struggling with their sexuality should receive the gospel message without that message being watered down. God is a God of love, and forgiveness, but I am determined to love what he says he loves, and hate what God said he hates. It is my desire that we would win all of our brothers and sisters from “The Life”. Yes, one in “The Life” could state that the church is full of other sinners that are committing different sins at breakneck speed. That would be true! We are all sinners that are saved by grace, and our righteousness would be as filthy rags, if Christ had not died for our sins. I am firmly convinced that the Gospel can deliver from the guttermost to the uppermost.

God can deliver you from your demons. God can change your lifestyle. God can mend the broken pieces of your life. One would be heartless to not be empathetic, and sympathetic towards the millions who may have been pushed towards the homosexual lifestyle because they were molested. God can bring you out of the straitjacket of sin, and out of homosexuality. I still believe that the soul that sinneth shall die. One does not have to maintain a lifestyle that doesn’t please God. Sexual Perversion is on the increase in both the heterosexual ,and homosexual communities. I submit to you that there is a devil loose. The Internet is chock full of perverse sexual material. Why would a preacher who has a MySpace page add young ladies, or for that matter young men with their bottoms out as a friend?

Our ministry has a MySpace Page in order to get the Word out, but I couldn’t add the drop it like it’s hot photos, and profiles of hundreds who have sought to become my friends on the social networking website. God wants to deliver any that are oppressed, depressed, and possessed of the devil! God can heal you of the “I can’t help its”! The rise of AIDS in many communities should signify that there is definitely a devil loose! We bind all and sexual perversions, demons, imps, sexual spirits, and lust demons in the name of Jesus! We bind the spirit of the down low, and the spirit of the up high! Jesus is still a Habit Breaker!

Pastor Stephen F. Smith

Sure House Church, Inc.

Is the Black Church Still an Agent of Change?

The Black Church has always been an agent of change in the Black community. Many of the strides that we have made as a people has come from the power of the black Church. Many of our institutions of higher learning, our politicians, our entertainers, and our civil rights movements all had their genesis in the Black Church. The Black Church has been the one institution in the Black Community that has weathered the storms of racial inequality, prejudice, socioeconomic ills, and the harsh winds of racial hatred. I applaud the Black Church yet I am concerned about the new waves that are coming through our churches. In our attempt to do what others are doing, we are now adopting the styles and methods of the seeker sensitive churches. Perphaps, the Purpose Driven Agenda doesn’t mesh with all the churches of our community and our demographic. Every church in the black community has not been called to be a megachurch. I am not megachurch bashing for I am a product of a megachurch. Yet, I feel like the bigger is better movement has swept the Black Church. Sure, God wants all of our houses of worship full, but I don’t believe that he would agree with all of our methods. If an evangelist preaches a hard word against sin, he will not be one of the most sought after conference speakers around. We all want to hear how we are going to be blessed. I wholeheartedly believe that God wants his children to be blessed, but not at the cost of us running after other Gods. The god of mammon has permeated the black church to the extent that we will spend 45 minutes on an offering that was preceded by a 2 minute Altar Call. Where are we going? Have we all been lulled into complacency and a self satisfied slumber? Are we at ease in Zion? What can we do in order to get the Black Church, the Church that I love and cherish back to it’s place as the premier agent of change in the Black Community? Would we need to march and picket as much, if more of us would get on our knees and pray?

Guest Columnist,

Pastor Stephen F. Smith

Sure House Church, Inc.