Month: June 2020

WATCH: Pastor Steven Furtick & Pastor John Gray Have Conversation Responding to the Tragic Death of George Floyd

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“We have to speak. We aren’t going to say everything perfectly, but in a season like this, silence is agreement.” Pastor Steven Furtick and Pastor John Gray sit down to have a conversation about race, privilege, apathy, and what it will take to become the bridge to a better future.

We hope this message inspires you to have your own conversations in your home and community. We each have a responsibility to stand up in the face of injustice –– and equality will never be attained through silence.

SOURCE: Elevation Church

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Tony Evans Preaches From His Home Where He Rebukes Church Leaders and the Church for Not Being the Church in Powerful Message Titled ‘The Importance of the Church’

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If you would like to view the full service, please visit the Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/OCBF76

Did you enjoy this message? If you would like to download two free full-length MP3s of Tony’s popular sermons: “The Sovereignty of God” and “How to Handle a Crisis” by clicking on this link: https://www.youtube.com/redirect?q=https%3A%2F%2Fshare.hsforms.com%2F1atT9MJvXQNiZO4iKaVd4tg38r4&redir_token=F6ghgEMyyK-9cWVYCdOFEVDBnY18MTU5MDE1NTY2NUAxNTkwMDY5MjY1&event=video_description&v=Y_M9GpqFsVg

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The Sovereignty of God

A Beautiful Mess

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God is sovereign. “Duh,” you may be thinking. “Why are you telling me this?” Well, believe it or not the sovereignty of God is a topic of intense debate. Ask someone what it means that God is sovereign and you’re likely to get different answers depending on whether or not you’re speaking to a Catholic, a Protestant, a Calvinist, or an Arminian. Don’t know what that means? That’s okay. You don’t have to understand the terms to understand the concept that different people have different beliefs and understandings about what it means that God is sovereign. About the only thing all these groups agrees on is that if you don’t have the right understanding of God’s sovereignty, you don’t have the right understanding of who God is. If you don’t have the right understanding of who God is and how He works, that has…

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Peaceful protests involving tens of thousands of people gave way, in some places, to rioting, looting and violence, and it’s not over

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A woman cries as she watches a building burn after a protest over the death of George Floyd, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in La Mesa, Calif. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

America’s cities boarded up windows, swept up glass and covered graffiti Sunday as the country’s most significant night of protests in a half-century promised to spill into another day of unrest fueled by killings of black people at the hands of police.

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The latest in the George Floyd riot: Atlanta and other cities plan to extend curfew

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Terrel Ransom, center, store manager for Buffalo Exchange walks over clothes in the damaged store, Sunday, May 31, 2020, in Los Angeles, following a night of unrest and protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck:

Atlanta’s mayor extended a curfew another night Sunday and Georgia’s governor authorized up to 3,000 National Guard troops to be deployed across the state to respond if needed to protests over the deaths of George Floyd in Minnesota and Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia.

Guard soldiers had helped enforce a 9 p.m. curfew Saturday in Atlanta, where violence has marred otherwise…

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Lousiville Police Chief Fired After David McAtee, Black Restaurant Owner Known for Giving Free Meals to Police, is Shot and Killed by Officers During Protest Over George Floyd and Breonna Taylor’s Deaths

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David McAtee

Louisville’s police chief was fired Monday after the mayor learned that officers involved in a shooting that killed the popular owner of a barbecue spot failed to activate body cameras during the chaotic scene.

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