Triumphant Christian Center
Volume 1, Issue 3
By: Detra Wilson
Inside this Issue:
Holiness of the Believer Apostle J. Woods Sr.
Page All Christians should bear
Without holiness, it is God gives us grace during fruit which according to the
Matters of the Heart 2 impossible to see God in the period of time that He scripture is love, joy, peace,
peace. Holiness is the aspect expects us to become like patience, kindness,
Single Mothers 2 of God’s nature that makes Him. The price for exceeding goodness, faithfulness,
Him separate from sin God’s grace is higher than gentleness and self-control
Bible Trivia 2 because He is pure and anyone can afford. The Bible (Gal. 5:22).
undefiled. In essence, says in Romans 6:23 that the
Signs of the Times 3 holiness is sanctification. The wages of sin is death.
process in which the spirit, However, it is important to
soul, and body are set apart not only seek wisdom but to
Prophets Speak 3 Christians must yield to the take heed to the knowledge
for God is sanctification. Holy Spirit, and learn to walk that you acquire. You are
Teen Talk 4 in holiness. held accountable for what
God has already covered
believers’ sins with the blood you know (Psalm 119).
Health 4 The Bible says that if we
of Jesus. However, the
believer has the follow seven steps we will If you are a Christian, you
Money Minute 4 never fall or be moved (2 Pet should know where you are
responsibility to stay clean
and free from sin; or it is like 1:5-7). If we consistently add going. If you know your
Praise 5 virtue, knowledge, contract rights and the
a dog going back to eat its
own vomit. Furthermore, it is temperance, patience, principles of God, you will
Marriage 5 godliness, kindness, and love find out your ultimate
our responsibility to guard
what we allow to come we will not be barren or purpose and destiny.
Cartoons 6 unfruitful.
through our ear, mouth, and
Recipe 6 eye gates.
The Correspondence What Is Your Life Speaking? Pastor V. Woods
Ministry is accepting
submissions for the next Are you talking the talk, or constantly complaining The reason is because you
issue. You may e-mail your walking the walk? Walking in without even realizing it. If are not letting the spirit have
submission to the spirit means that you are this is you, then you are complete control over you
email@example.com moving closer to God. trying to live on your own (Eph 5:18). At your weakest
or you may give your strength. Always remember moments stop and ask
submission to any staff
writer by October 15th.
Is your life changing or are that the power of God makes yourself who’s in control.
you in the same stupor, you Triumphant!
stumbling through life without God wants you to have
direction? Don’t forget that The consequence for not peace over any situation that
God requires us to live holy walking in the power of the you cannot control and
in public and in our private Holy Spirit is an unstable victory over temptation. God
lives. spiritual life. is calling us all to a higher
In order to walk in the spirit, For instance, you may be on
you must be filled with the fire for God and ready to Let us grow together at the
spirit. If you are depending preach the gospel on the next Women’s Ministry which
on the Holy Spirit, God’s street corner to anyone who is held on the fourth Saturday
power will transform your life will listen one minute. Then of every month. Before our
(I John 5:5). the next minute, you don’t next meeting, try to spend
even want to go to church, some time with God
Check out your life. You may for no apparent reason. meditating on the question:
be discouraged, worried, and What is Your Life Speaking?
Visionary Times Page 2 of 6
Matters of the Heart
What hurts the most? When soul is the fact that what you Life is not always a bed of
you are up late at night, can control is limited. Life’s roses. If it were, how could
tossing and turning are you greatest problems cannot be we appreciate their sweet
thinking about the promises changed by us, but they can smell? If you’re always
of God? (Phil 4:8-9). Most be controlled by God. All we walking on the clouds, then it
likely if you are not resting, can do is change the way would be that much harder to
you are thinking about how to that we react to them. carry your cross.
solve your problems.
You can make choices that Learn from your experiences
Instead of agonizing over contribute to your problem. In and let God change you.
your situation, try meditating fact, if you are making Make sure you understand
on God’s word. Follow his choices that are adding to what the Master wants (Eph
instruction to pray and be your mess you are taking 5:17). Live your life and stop
anxious for nothing. control. You are giving your letting your circumstances
circumstances power over live your life for you.
I know that the part that you.
scratches the bottom of your
Single Mothers’ Ministry Amber Franklin
As a part of Triumphant • To provide a
Christian Centers Outreach The goals for this ministry support system to
program “Saved to Serve” are to: single mothers of all
TCC is now introducing the • Disciple as many ages and races.
Single Mothers’ Ministry. single mothers as
possible and get • To direct single
This ministry will inspire, them to join the mothers in
encourage and build up vision of TCC. application of the
Single Mothers of all ages. word of God on a
• To instill in all single daily basis to avoid
The vision for this ministry is mothers that even making the same
to form a strong network of though we may mistakes again.
Christian Single Mothers have had a child or
inside of TCC that will be children outside of
able to go out into our marriage we can If you would like to be a part
surrounding community and still be Virtuous of this ministry, please
bring other Single Mothers to Women. contact me at 614-419-3563.
Bible Scholars: Test your is "Jesus wept" but money?
knowledge with Bible Trivia. why did Jesus
You can find the answers in cry? 5. In the Bible, who did
the margins on the page four. the sun and moon
stand still before?
1. What scripture is 3. Why was Jeremiah
located in the known as the
middle of the bible? "weeping prophet?
2. The shortest 4. Who tried to buy the
scripture in the bible Holy Spirit with
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Signs of the Times
The Bible tells us that there is In fact, according to co- if we don’t pick up our cross
a definite sequence of events author, Barry Kosmin, and follow Jesus, we will
that must occur before Christ “…people are just making up never be worthy of him. When
will return. (Matt. 24, Mark, their own stories of who they it is time for our reward, he
13, Luke 21) Prior to the are.” Kosmin states that will tell us that he never knew
Second Coming there must people say, “’I’m everything, us.
be a great falling away. (2 I’m nothing. I believe in
Thes. 2:3). myself.’” The Bible warns us that
people will be unaware of the
The Greek word translated as Unfortunately, some of these world events leading to His
“falling away” is apostasia, people who now believe in Second Coming, just as the
which means apostasy of themselves used to believe in Jews didn’t recognize Him as
defection from the truth, or Jesus. Essentially they have the Messiah. Sadly, enough
better yet a final rebellion betrayed Jesus just as the some will be preoccupied with
against God. The day of Bible predicts. their own problems, hopes,
rebellion cannot come until fears, and pleasures (Matt.
the falling away of God’s truth We are living in the “do your 24: 37-39).
has occurred. own thing” era. Or better yet
as Grossman says we’re in Remember Christ’s warning
Cathy Grossman’s article the land of the “freelancers.” to watch world events and
featured in USA today, “Religion has become more pray in order to escape the
explains that the percentage like a fashion statement, not a trouble that mankind is bring
of people who call deep personal commitment upon itself, lest we be
themselves Christians has for many, “says Kosmin. unprepared for his Second
dropped more than 11% in a Coming. (Luke 21:34-35).
generation. It appears as if The problem with that is that
we all may be a part of the
Let the Prophets Speak John McFadden IV
The wealth of the wicked is He is getting ready to We are no better than the
laid up for the righteous transfer the wealth to people of Judah who were
(Prov.13:22). You may have believers, so that we may stripped because of their
heard this for years and have life more abundantly disobedience. Even the
wondered if this is really (John 10:10). prophets were shut down
going to come to pass. But because of their failure to
now is the time. It is important for God’s obey the Lord God. So don’t “We are no better than
people to be wealthy think that when the exchange the people of Judah
Some of you may have been because we will be a of wealth comes, we can’t be who were stripped
in a pit just like Joseph, but blessing unto others not a stripped too.
let’s not forget that God took curse. In order to sow into because of their
Joseph out of the pit and into the kingdom and do the work If you have been in a pit or disobedience.”
a palace. of the Lord, we must have locked up in prison, you will
the heart of God. be elevated soon. But
God has promised us that He remember that God expects
has riches laid up for us and However, God is warning His you to obey Him when you
the Lord is faithful to fulfill his people that we must use the are blessed.
promises. wealth that we acquire to
glorify Him. We must make People of God, take heed to
There will be a stripping in sure that our heart is for God the warning of God and get
the world (Isaiah 19).God is or God can cause distress to ready to live in your palace!
tired of ungodly rulers and come to us(Isaiah 29:13).
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Just because you are young You have the power to resist will tell you the right thi to
does not mean that Satan him, but if you don’t then you do. You don’t have to know
will not tempt you. will lose your closeness to all of the scriptures by heart
Remember that Satan does God. If you are not close with to do the right thing and
not tempt unsaved people God, then you may lose your resist t temptation.
like he does believers. desire to be used by God.
When you feel like you can’t
Don’t be surprised when he As a Christian, you have the handle the temptation
tries to tempt you with Holy Spirit that gives you a remember that God will
alcohol, drugs, pornography, greater sense of what is right rescue the godly from
etc. The Bible says to”…
he and what is wrong. When temptation (2 Pet 2: 9).
resist the devil and he will you have to make important Remember that God will not
Bible Trivia Answers flee from you” (James 4:7). choices, remember that God allow temptation to go
is always with you and He beyond what we can resist (I
1. Psalm 118:8
2. Because Lazarus
He wrote about sad
Health and Wellness Tiffany Gilmore
conditions of God’s Now, you may be asking Sabbath day and then a Maybe you aren’t even
people which were yourself, “W
, “What does health junkyard the other six days? aware of it but Satan has
and wellness have to do with Is the condition of your launched a two
the result of our spiritual or mental physical body worthy of the against you. He seeks to
judgment because of growth? I'm glad you asked.
? indwelling of the Holy Spirit destroy you both physically
or has Satan convinced you and spiritually.
"Know ye not that your body
now that it really doesn’t matter?
(Jeremiah and is the temple of the Holy The
T upcoming articles we will
Lamentations) Ghost which is in you, which God did not design our explore different ways to
ye have of God, and ye are bodies to be diseased, weak, defeat Satan’s physical
4. Simon Magus (Acts
not your own? (1 Cor. 6:19).
own?” unhealthy and overweight – attack so that we will have
8:18-21) Now take a good, honest even in this imperfect world. the strength and inner
5. Joshua look at yourself. Is your body He designed us for long life. fortitude to defeat his attack
God’s temple only on the on our soul
Money Minute Brittany Mayo
Are you a frivolous spender? (1 Timothy 6-6-8). Ask never seen a UU-haul behind
A prudent consumer is one yourself this, “Am I a a Hurst.” The things we have
who enjoys the fruits of their frivolous spender? Do I are not go
going with us when
labor yet guards against spend money on things I we leave this e
materialism. The ability to already have or don’t need?”
purchase something after a Know this, God gives us our So spend in moderation, so
long hard work week can be resources. that you can enjoy the
very rewarding, but it can benefits of being a con
also be dangerous. Every good and perfect gift is person, and a prudent
from above. Let us be good consumer.
God warns us to beware of stewards over what our
idols, and not to put anything Father gives us, and entrusts May God bless you on your
to us. He expects us to use journey to financial wisdom.
before him. The Bible says
wisdom and grace as we
“Godliness with contentment shop and spend money.
is great gain” As our Apostle says, “You’ve
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Triumphant Christian Center
The Privilege of Praise Rhonda Richardson
How Awesome the Lord is to will align with God’s plan for open up our hearts in spirit
dwell on the tip of our our lives instead of just our and in truth God brings the
tongues with a Hallelujah and own selfish desires. revelation. Sometimes the
at our fingertips with a things He shows us hurts,
If we stay in the will of God,
handclap! The Lord resides but we praise Him anyhow.
we can be assured that our
in praise and worship. It is We know that it will all work
prayers are heard,
the door to revelation. It is out for our good.
understood and then
not a ritual that only takes
ANSWERED by God. What I believe having the ability to
place in the sanctuary.
am I saying? Praise and praise God is one of the
It is not a song’s pace or worship is nothing more than greatest gifts any of us have
wording that is most prayer that HE inhabits and ever been given.
important. No, praise and carefully considers.
When we can’t think of the
worship is a privilege. It is the
Praise and worship has so words to say or the right
way to open up one’s heart
much hidden revelation in scripture He understands.
unto the Lord.
each moment because it When we can only wail
Praise and worship is gives us the opportunity to because of our pain, He is
essential to getting the take our eyes off of us and right there to help. Better yet,
attention of God. We need to focus on God. To uplift our when we can only laugh
get our minds and hearts on hands in adoration towards because of our joy, He is
the will of God before we all that He is and was and there to just bask with us in
make our petitions unto Him. will be. Praise and worship is the happiness He brings.
If our minds are focused on a sacrifice because when we How awesome and great is
the will of God, our requests our God!
The Two Shall Become One Elder Vicki Ashley
is a beautiful union a good marriage entails is yoked together pulling a
between one man and one derived from the models of wagon. If both horses
woman. It is a mystery how
our experiences including our constantly pull in separate
two of anything can come
parents, relatives, movies, directions at the same time,
together taking all of their novels, and yes even the end result is the team of
individual properties and the fairytales. While these horses will be pulled apart. “One of the initial
outcome yield to something
sources can shape what we Furthermore, the reigns that
new. ingredients essential to
think about marriage, only held them together will be
God’s word gives us the broken. Sadly enough, the marital success is that the
For instance, there is an exact ingredients to combine most despairing thought is
expectation of what the two people must come
so that our marriage that neither of them realized
finished product will look like together in submission to
relationship is what God they were stronger together
after pulling together all the intended from the beginning. than they are separately. God.”
ingredients of a favorite
recipe, and following the
One of the initial ingredients In a Christian marriage, we
prescribed pattern. Marriage
essential to marital success is submit to the process of
is much like this, but many that the two people must marriage, become one, bring
times the two people who come together in submission children into our union, and
have come together to pledge
to God. Amos 3:3 says “Can live as examples before
their life and fidelity to each
two walk together, except others. As we do this, let us
other have very little they be agreed?” remember: Today’s children
knowledge of the “recipe” for are tomorrow’s parents—
a good Christian marriage.
Let’s look at it this way. what are we modeling before
Imagine there are two horses them?
Many times our views of what
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this generation. The traveling to the nation and
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branching out to the world.
Make It In 1-2-3!
Lemon Pepper Chicken
This dish proves that sometimes the simplest 1. In a shallow dish, combine lemon juice, oil,
ingredients make for surprisingly complex flavor. pepper, honey, salt to taste. Add chicken
breasts, turning to coat with the marinade. Set
What You'll Need aside for 10 minutes to infuse with flavor.
• Juice of two lemons 2. Preheat the broiler.
• 1 tbsp. olive oil 3. Broil chicken for 3 or 4 minutes per side, until
• 1 tbsp. coarsely ground black pepper no longer pink inside.
• 1 tsp. Honey
• 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (5
oz./150 g each) Serve with quick-cooking barley tossed with fresh thyme
leaves or chopped parsley; steamed baby carrots and