Dr. Lance D. Watson is a three time Summa Cum Laude graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan from which he holds the Bachelor of Science in Psychology, the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and the Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling.
He is a Magna Cum Laude Graduate of the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University from which he holds a Master of Divinity and a Summa Cum Laude Graduate of the Presbyterian School of Christian Education at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his doctoral studies at United Theological Seminary earning the doctorate of ministry degree.
His achievements and recognitions are noteworthy. He has been honored as an Outstanding Contributor to Education, an Outstanding Communicator and Minister of the Year, as well as an African American Role Model by several organizations. He is listed in Who’s Who in Religion and a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity.
He serves as Senior Pastor of the Saint Paul’s Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia and chief visionary for its corporate affiliates, Destiny Child Development Center, Destiny Christian Academy, Destiny Center for the Performing Arts, Charisma Books and Gifts, Saint Paul’s Federal Credit Union, Saint Paul’s Community Foundation, NIA, Inc. of Greater Richmond and Positive Power Media Group.
He is host of the telecast “Positive Power” seen nationally on TV ONE Network. Saint Paul’s has been noted by the Virginia General Baptist Association as one of the fastest growing churches in Virginia and as one of the fastest growing churches in the nation by Outreach Magazine.
This young, progressive and forward-looking congregation for “People On the Grow” serves as the spiritual home for more than 12,000 persons and supports mission and ministry causes around the globe. Saint Paul’s has acquired almost 400 acres of land with plans to construct “The City of Possibility,” a master planned community that will feature multiple residential neighborhoods, commercial, retail and office spaces, a park, an elementary school and a community life facility.
Saint Paul’s has already completed Phase 1 of this development with the construction of six buildings totaling 125,000+ square feet to house its expanded ministry, mission and media operations. Saint Paul’s is a multi-site ministry with three locations and plans underway to open an additional location in the near future.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, he is married to Rosemary Wilder, a noted and world traveled singer, and together they parent three children. A gifted communicator, life coach, teacher and author; he is featured in “Courageous Church Leadership: Conversations with Effective Practitioners” and “African American Sermons”.
His own works have been featured in the African American Pulpit, the Baptist Herald and several other publications. He is author of Being Healthy From Now On, Maximize Your Edge: Navigating Life’s Challenges, Meet Me in the Morning and the soon to be released, That Was Then, This is NOW available through all major bookstores and from Saint’s Paul’s bookstore CharismaBooks.com.
Pastor Stephens preaching our Ministry Meeting Part 1
“7 Certainties About Hell” is a sermon preached at the Mountain Creek Church of Christ in Chattanooga, TN. The sermon focuses on the Luke 16:23-28 in which Jesus describes the rich man who went to Hell at his death.
Many don’t want to hear about hell — prefer to doubt existence
Bitter suffering in Hell — practically unimaginable
Some say God wouldn’t send people there
God has enemies, prepared hell for them
Gave everyone fair warning about its horrors
Understanding facts about Hell is powerful motivator
I. You Will Be Thirsty.
A. 24, send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue;”
B. John 4:14 whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.
II. You Will Feel the Fire
A. Luke 16:24, ” for I am tormented in this flame.”
B. Rev 20:10 And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
1. Brimstone = sulphur — noxious fumes — runs like thick liquid but won’t burn up
2. Rev 14:11 “And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night,
III. You Will Hear People Screaming.
A. Matt 13:41-42 The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness, 42 and will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
IV. You will see the Devil and his Angels.
A. Matt 25:41 Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;
B. 2 Peter 2:4 God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment;
V. You Will Have Regrets
A. V. 25 “remember”
B. Mark 9:47-48 it is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be cast into hell, 48 where THEIR WORM DOES NOT DIE, AND THE FIRE IS NOT QUENCHED.
1. May be the conscience
2. whatever worm is, I don’t want it
VI. You Will Know Your Family
A. V. 28 5 brothers
B. If your influence were the deciding in factor in your family’s salvation, where would they spend eternity?
VII. Unless You Are Saved You Will Be Going There.
A. Rev 20:15, “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.”
B. Acts 4:12 And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.
C. John 14:6 I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.
Hell Is Real.
“No one who is ever in hell will be able to say to God, “You put me here,” and no one who is in heaven will be able to say, “I put myself here.”
C.S. Lewis said, “The safest road to hell is the gradual one—the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.”
Adapted from Mark Posey
“Countering Our Culture” is a sermon preached at the Mountain Creek church of Christ in Chattanooga, TN. Senseless murders in Colorado, July 20, 2012. James Holmes killed 12 and injured 58
Columbine in 1999
Virginia Tech in 2007
Fort Hood, TX — Nov. 2009
Arizona — Gabrielle Giffords — January 2011
Steve Higginbotham: “If one would leave the Century 16 Movie Theater where the shooting took place, turn North on South Sable Blvd, and drive 2.2 miles (according to Google maps) they would arrive at the Mayfair Women’s Center. Here at this center, they perform 12-25 abortions a day.** But now, here’s my question: Where’s the national outrage about this daily slaughter? Where’s the news coverage? Where are the stories about the senseless murder of innocent lives? Where are the stories discussing the potential these individuals could have contributed to our society? What efforts are being taken to stop the perpetrators of such senseless violence? In both cases, innocent lives have been taken, but one is condoned while the other is condemned. In both cases, the victims were unwilling participants, but one is acceptable while the other is unacceptable. In both cases, the murder is perpetuated by a man, but one is called a “Doctor” while the other is called an evil lunatic.”
I. Satan — You Have An Enemy
A. 1 Peter 5:6-10
1. V. 6 Humble– don’t think you’re bullet proof
2. V. 8 Alert — don’t act like life is easy
3. Roaring lion — hungry and powerful
a. Wants to destroy you
B. Eph 6:11-12 Put on the full armor of God, so that you will be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
1. Uses many different weapons against us
C. Satan has great effect on world
1. 2 Cor 4:4 the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving
2. John 12:31; 16:11 the ruler of this world
3. Eph 2:2 prince of the power of the air,
4. 1 John 5:19 the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
II. Worldliness — One of Satan’s greatest tools
A. Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world
1. Must protect your mind
B. Glenn and Cindy Colley book, Your Mama Don’t Dance
1. If someone being shot or stabbed in street, close shades and call police
2. If sexual behavior, keep kids away
3. But same thing comes from inside electronic
4. “Through this window, the average high school senior has seen eighteen thousand murders. Through this window he has witnessed the abuse of alcohol in an acceptable setting tens of thousands of times. He has heard profanities and obscenities when they were shouted and when they were whispered. He has seen the values and the person of his God denigrated and reviled hundreds of times. He has relaxed beside the window for so long that he is no longer shocked at what he sees on the other side.”
C. James 4:2-8
1. Devil makes it easy and profitable
2. Watch TV — fit in w/ everyone — seem normal
3. We’re in a spiritual war
4. 2 Tim 2:4 No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.
A. Prov 14:12 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
B. Happiness and success is the path of most or normal
1. Phil 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.
C. Matthew 5:3-10
1. Poor in spirit
4. Hunger and thirst for righteousness
6. Pure in heart
8. Persecuted for sake of righteousness
Dr. John Adolph pastor of the Antioch MBC – Beaumont, Texas sermon “I Will Never Forget What He Done For Me” he preached at Gethsemane Missionary Baptist Church 11:00am service 2012 Men’s Day.
Come join us at Anchor Church in Tampa Florida. Our service is on sunday at 11:00am. For 2 years now we feed, clothe, shower and haircut the needy every wendsday night at 6:00. Please stop by, We could really use your help. Volunteer, donate or come be blessed
What is the role of women in the Lord’s church?
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In this episode of CrossTalk, we talk to two Christian women from Abilene about how they see their biblical role in the church. Evelyn Bonner and Toni McAdams share some great thoughts about this very important and emotional topic.
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Pastor Dwight Townsend preaching the Four Church Fellowship in Little Rock, AR. Pastor Dwight Townsend “Dwight Townsend” Preach Preacher Longley “Longley Baptist” “Longley Baptist Church” Church God Jesus Christ Preaching
This is a video slide show commemorating the 45th Anniversary of The Pentecostals of Dothan and honoring the ministries of Bishop Joe Patterson and Pastor Philip Harrelson. Joe Patterson came to Dothan, AL from Memphis, TN in August of 1967 to start a church. Over the years the church has sent out multiple ministers, pastors, missionaries, evangelists, and saints that have been blessings to other congregations. In January of 2006, Philip Harrelson, who previously served as co-pastor, became the full-time pastor of this 150+ member congregation as Bro. Patterson took the role of Bishop. We honor these two great men of God!
Pastor Robert Mason and the musicians at Greater Love Worship Center, Durham, NC take a little moment to dance for God!
Clip of Pastor Ivory D. Lee of Holy Tabernacle Apostolic Church, preaching you can’t tell me God won’t deliver!!!
TRUE VISION CHURCH’S MISSION, VISION & BELIEFS
By the power of the Spirit of God, through the Preaching and teaching of the Gospel message, we populate Heaven by depopulating Hell, teach people to love God, themselves, their neighbor and equip the saints for the work of the ministry, all to the Glory of God.
True Vision is
A Church where people, regardless of color, culture or class, experience an environment free from judgment and condemnation.
A Church where the gospel of Jesus is reached and preached to thousands of residents of the northeast and northwest communities of San Antonio with convicting and convincing power to the end that people believe in Jesus as Savior and Lord.
A Church where people become disciples of Christ and are developed into spiritual maturity through the demonstration of personal life and study of God’s Word in Bible studies, small groups, workshops, retreats, seminars and fellowship opportunities.
A Church where every believer is led to discover their Spiritual Gift and they are equipped to do corporate ministry along with other believers and do personal practical mission ministry at work, home, school, and play.
A Church that is on a mission to feed the hungry, make the stranger a guest, clothe the naked, visit the sick and visit the imprisoned.
A Church where divers worship times, styles and locations are offered to minister to the needs of people and to attract the unsaved and the un-churched.
A Church where the ministry is headquartered in a multipurpose facility to include childcare, adult care, a grade school and a gymnasium. A place designed to minister to the whole person—spiritually, emotionally, physically, and socially.
A Church on a mission to plant True Vision Churches and assist in planting other churches in the city of San Antonio, the state of Texas and through out the world.
A Church that houses a Bible Institute that will train men and women in the City of San Antonio and the surrounding areas in Bible Doctrine, Missions, and Practical Christian Ministry.
The Bible, the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, are the inspired Word of God without error in the original writings, and complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
God—There is one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ—Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He died on the cross, the complete and final sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He is now our High Priest and Advocate.
The Holy Spirit—The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and, during this age, to convict men of sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living and service.
Man—Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost, and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
Salvation—The shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only such as receive Jesus Christ by faith are born of the Holy Spirit and thus become children of God.
The Return of Jesus Christ—The personal, premillenial, and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ is our hope and has a vital bearing on the personal life and service of the believer.
Future Events—There will be a bodily resurrection of all the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment.
The Church—The true Church is composed of all such persons, who through saving faith in Jesus Christ, have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit and are united together in the body of Christ of which He is the head.
Baptism and Communion—Water baptism by immersion soon after accepting Christ as personal Savior, is a testimony of death to sin and resurrection to a new life and the Lord’s Supper is a memorial service setting forth in sacred and symbolic manner the death of the Lord Jesus Christ; all true believers and only believers should share in it.
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