his past Sunday, August 7, 2016, we Ambassadors of Kingdom United Ministries Network conducted our third Flash Fellowship excursion. During this phase of expansion, we are simultaneously carrying out reconnaissance while joining in the worship service to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We visitedBethany Reformed Church
where the Senior pastor is Reverend Steven Harthorn .
First impressions: As we were late this Sunday, the first impression was how they were prompt, due to the Pastor already being up speaking.
phrase that aptly describes the state of Christ's kingdom, also known as "The Church" is, 'birds of a feather flocks together'. Some could say this lends to another phrase which has been embraced and re-iterated, with an even darker tone, often when describing Sunday morning congregations, 'Sunday morning is the most segregated time in America'. During a conversation that I recently had with someone trying find a church home, I had a revelation about why this may be.
This past Sunday,
July 17th, we Ambassadors of Kingdom United Ministries Network conducted our first Flash Fellowship
excursion. During this phase of expansion we are simultaneously carrying out
reconnaissance while joining in the
worship service of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We visited12th Street Baptist Church
Thad Stout is Pastor.
We made sure to
arrive earlier than the scheduled service start time, which we obtained from
their website. First impression, as we sat in the parking lot, was that there
was a greeter at the door who was
dressed very casually.
In the aftermath of
the recent events that have not only occupied media headlines and the constant
crawls on various 24-hour news feeds, but even more so resonating from the
human heart of society, the query looms -- "Why"? It is also followed
by the often complex and even more elusive query -- "what to do about
it". It is now becoming clear that
for those of us who have been prepared for a time such as now to emerge from the
shadows of obscurity to rise and put legs on our love-walk and take up our holy armor and arms (
As a result of the
recent events of police shooting and
killing black men, then the subsequent retaliation thereby resulting in the
death of five police officers, our nation is in turmoil and tensions are high.
The aforementioned instances were just the ones media chose to cover. Violence,
injustice, and many other atrocities are occurring in every community, not only
in our local area around the world. If
you rely on the media as your only source of information, you may be left
wondering ' why is this happening and what can be done to rectify it?