God’s Whisper (AUG 21)

August 2021

From the Pastor’s Desk

John 5:1-9
The Scripture above is telling us that its high time for those of us who profess to be Christians to stop with the excuses.  I understand that perhaps you didn’t have a very good beginning upon which to build.
Maybe your parents fought and divorced early on. Maybe you didn’t come from a nice neighborhood with a school system that had proper funding to advance your studies.  There are some of us to have had to raise our ourselves and our siblings while mom worked 2- 3 jobs to keep a roof over our heads. Perhaps you had sufficient living quarters but suffered abuse and neglect.  It could be that you never experienced a loving relationship at home.  Whatever the case, where you start has nothing to do with where you are going after all.
Jesus started out in an obscure town named Nazareth. Jesus came from this no name place, yet He is capable of meeting you at any place and time in your life, even when it seems all hope is gone.  Jesus can turn your life around, place your feet on solid ground if you will just look to Him.  Jesus came from no hope, no opportunity, no way out, not even a place to lay his head.  He wrought for us, the VICTORY in all things and left no rooms for excuses.
Because we have been given everything we need through Jesus Christ, we must and should stop our whining, our complaining and walking in defeat. We must get up; we must dust ourselves off and walk in the Victory we have through Jesus Christ.  We must take responsibility; we are not Victims but Victors.
Our relationship with Jesus makes us an overcomer for his KINGDOM.

From the Desk of Senior Pastor Eric Martin

August Scriptures

Isaiah 40:8 The grass withers and flowers fall, but the word of our God stands forever.
Matthew 24:35 Heaven and Earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.

August Birthdays

1st  Cameron Martin                          11th  Danielle Moore
2nd Loretta Ayer                                 13th  Pastor Tony Bassett
3rd  Herbert Scott                                21st  Tammy Jones
5th  Lottie Smith                                  28th  Tyler Spellman

Sick and Shut In

(Reach out to them with a card and let them know they are in your prayers)
Ray Gibson
Tony McKee– 1701 Gordon Ave , Richmond 23224

Support Small Businesses

Jewelry by Vanessa Eubanks
Heavenly Floral Creations by Linda Martin
Mary Kay Consultant-Bernice Shepperson  
A Heart of Hair-Shanniece Jones
(If you have a small business and would like to be featured in the newsletter each month contact Bernice Shepperson at Necie5766@gmail.com)

Upcoming Events

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY          SUNDAY AUGUST 29, 2021         10:00 A.M.
1801 Tocony Drive, Richmond, VA 23225

                     DID YOU KNOW ?

The original name for the search engine Google was named Backrub. It was renamed Google after googol which is the #1 followed by 100 zeros.

Did you know that Maher-shalathash-baz is the longest name in the Bible.

Sliced bread was first manufactured by machine and sold in 1920s by the Chillicothe Baking Company in Missouri. It was the greatest thing since unsliced bread.

Grapes light on fire in the microwave.

Einstein’s brain was stolen when he died-He didn’t want his body to be worship so he requested to be cremated and the physician on call stole his brain and hid it in his basement.

There are actually two Air Force Ones.

“Q” is the only letter that doesn’t appear in any U.S. state name-Go through the list of the fifty states and we guarantee you that you won’t find any state with the letter Q in it.

Recipe for the Month

Creamy Pork and Potatoes

6 Russets potatoes peeled and slice
4, 6, or 8 chops w/or w/out bone
2 10oz cans condensed cream of Mushroom soup
1 12oz can of evaporated milk
¾ cup of water
3 Tbsp onion soup mix
¼ tsp pepper and salt each

Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish, place sliced potatoes in the bottom and set pork chops evenly placed on top of them.
Mix all ingredients together and pour over chops and potatoes.  Cover with foil and bake at 325 for 2- 2 ½ hours.


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