Beverly D. Thomas, Pastor

2249-51 East 71st Street • Chicago, Illinois 60649 • 773.324.6899

 

 

 

 

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Pastor's Corner
"Lovest Thou Me?"
 

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. God has made many leaps with the ministry. We have now been airing on the television for over one year! The name of our weekly television broadcast is “ The Light Still Shines .” We air the first three (3) Saturdays of the month on WJYS-62 at 5:00 a.m. The station we selected, WJYS, reaches 4 million households daily. WJYS broadcasts from the top of Sears Tower, n/k/a Willis Tower, and its coverage is second to no other broadcast station. “ The Light Still Shines ” broadcast reaches as far north as the Wisconsin border, south to Kankakee, and west to Aurora. Also, WJYS coverage reaches into Gary, Hammond, and all of northwest Indiana. 

Emancipation , my second book is well under way. I hope that you will “travel” with me as I make another great journey. Just like A Long Way From Home, initial installments of the book will be available in supplemental, newsletters, concluding with a published work! An excerpt from the second installment follows.

The Language of the Slaves

“There are so many languages spoken here. It seems to me that around forty or so dialects are spoken on a regular basis. English, of course, is the official language and then there is “the languageof the slaves.” If one is not a slave, you will not understand our language. It is a language of a broken, tattered people; a language sometimes only conveyed through eye contact. Yet, one knows what the other is saying. It is a strong language; a language rarely deciphered by the wealthy, the rich or the sheltered. No, you learn this language – you master the phonetics --while the sun beats you down and drains the life out of you. ”

Emancipation , narrated by Boaz, is the story of the awakening of the human soul. Click here to read the second installment in full.

Lovest thou me?

Our Lord asked Peter this very pertinent question in St. John 21:15-17. So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

This is the same question that Jesus is asking each and every one of us daily. How much do we love Him? Are we doing “everything” that we can to help Him in winning every soul possible? We hold millions and millions of souls in our hands. We must not let any go to waste. The harvest is plenteous but the labourers are few. Through television, radio, the written word, magazine, tapes, CDs, DVDs, and the internet, we are limitless in ways of communication. While others are giving into the pleasures of this life, let’s run with patience, the race that this set before us to gain each soul possible. Soon our work will be done and that last soul will be won, saved, and filled with the precious Holy Ghost and we will be gone; gone on the one flight out.

Each day, opportunities are presented to us to share the love of Christ with others. People don’t want us “preaching” to them. We are to take the anointings of God, the love of God, the grace of God, and the presence of God with us and He will do the world. Sometimes people just need a kind face, a positive word, a helping hand and through this Jesus can be glorified. The world is starving for real love; a love that will last forever; a love that is not based on race, creed, color or finances but a love that is based on the fact that God first loved us and we are His, in every way, all the time.

Lovest thou me? Then let’s get the work done and go home. God bless you is my prayer.

 

 

 

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Beverly D. Thomas, Pastor