The evangelical pastor chosen to give the benediction at President Barack Obama’s inauguration has withdrawn after anti-gay remarks he made two decades ago surfaced.
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Each day we should strive to be wise. Wisdom is the one thing we all strive to have. It is often referred to as a blessing that comes with age.
Most people know the basic things that they should pray for: Peace on Earth, the love, health, and wealth of their family and friends, their pastor, and so on. But people often forget wisdom.
When you pray for wisdom you should pray
Oh Mighty Power I pray for what is logical, what is true,
What is right and what is lasting.
It mirrors Your pure intellect!
I entreat You to grant me such Wisdom,
That my labors may reflect Your insight.
There is a beautiful Psalm that you should use when wondering what to do.
Proverbs 3: 13 – 18,
Happy is the man that finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed.
The Day1 Ministry will hold its annual benefit banquet on Tuesday, March 19 at the Cherokee Town and Country Club in Atlanta at 6:30 p.m. For the fifth year the event will honor leaders in the Atlanta area who are known for their commitment to the good of the community, but who may not have been recognized for their deep commitment to their church and the religious community. The event supports the radio and internet ministry, Day1 (formerly the Protestant Hour).
Representatives from each of the participating denominations on Day1 will be recognized. This year's honorees will be:
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship: The Rev. Dr. R. D. Spear, Jr., Chaplain and Vice President, Cecil B. Day Foundation, Dunwoody Baptist Church
Episcopal Church: Winifred Davis, Community Volunteer and Tread Davis, Senior Counsel, McKenna, Long & Aldridge, All Saints' Episcopal Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church: The Honorable Dorothy Toth Beasley, Senior Judge, State of Georgia & Mediator and Arbitrator at Henning Mediation & Arbitration Service, Inc., Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
Presbyterian Church: Florida Ellis, Community Volunteer and Doug Ellis, Former CEO, Southern Mills, First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta
United Church of Christ: Douglas R. Hooker, P.E., Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission, First Congregational Church UCC
United Methodist Church: Lillian Darden, Retired President and CEO, the Foundation of Wesley Woods and Buddy Darden, Senior Counsel, McKenna, Long & Aldridge, Marietta First United Methodist Church
Tickets for the event are $175 per person and can be purchased online at http://day1benefit.eventbrite.com or call Rebecca Kurziak at 404-418-6772 to make your reservation.
Produced and hosted by Peter Wallace, Day1 is distributed nationally to over 200 stations each week, including NewsTalk WSB in the Atlanta area (AM 750 and 95.5 FM, Sundays at 7:05 a.m.). It is also accessible by podcast at Day1.org. The award-winning program is produced by the Alliance for Christian Media in association with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church, the United Church of Christ, and the United Methodist Church.
Day1 began in 1945 when leaders of several major denominations and church-related colleges and seminaries came together with the goal of spreading the gospel through radio. Every week since then, the program has presented sermons from preachers across America, bringing faith to people around the world.
For more information, visit Day1.org.
(CNN) -- An Atlanta pastor and the widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers will deliver the invocation and benediction at President Barack Obama's inauguration January 21, two inauguration officials confirmed to CNN Tuesday.
The officials, who requested anonymity because the details were not yet public, said that Myrlie Evers-Williams, the widow of Megar Evers, was an example for the nation.
"Following her husband's murder she worked tirelessly not only for justice for his murder but for justice for the nation as well," one source said.
Louie Giglio, a pastor and the leader of the Passion Movement, was chosen because he's a "powerful voice for ending human trafficking and global sex slavery" and due to his work in mobilizing young people for that effort, said one of the sources.
Through the power of Christ in his life, Paul has been able to endure everything he has gone through, and he has been content in all his circumstances:
10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity.11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me."
Finally, even without the other contexts, within the verse is a principle overlooked many times – "through him [Christ] who strengthens me." Before someone can take this verse and use it as a spiritual steroid, it must be remembered that the power lies not with us but with Jesus Christ. If we are living our lives in our own power and neglecting our time with him, can Philippians 4:13 really have its full meaning?