Analysis Of A Service At Peace Missionary Baptist Church

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On Tuesday August 25, 2015 I attended a service at Peace Missionary Baptist Church. The man of the hour was Dr. Jerry Carter from a church in Pennsylvania. His message for the night was “Beginning again”. Now before I give my opinion on the message given I would first like to give you a brief glimpse into my background. I unlike many of the students at Apex did not grow up in a Baptist Church in the south. I was never forced to attend church until I became 12 years old. My mother had always spoken of God in our home but she never went into details about him. As far as my mother was concerned God was a provider and that was that. The church I attended was a non-denomination Church in the heart of Brooklyn New York. My pastor Dr. A R Bernard …show more content…
Carter made was “God announces judgment to make it unnecessary’ He then used an analogy of a mother warning her kids in the back of car. Being a mother of two I laughed because I have been driving and threatened to stop the car in hopes that my children would believe me and correct their behavior. Until Dr. Carter had explained it I did not see God in that way, but now as I look back on the many stories I have read I notice that God always gives a warning before he judges in hopes that we repent and change our ways. Even I often use the word Father when speaking to God I did not see his role in my life as a parent. I believe I was calling him Father out of habit or training. When you speak from a place of understanding it increases your faith and gives you hope for your future. Many times I have spoken to others about the love of my Father but it is not until today that I understand and bear witness to this truth. This makes my prayers a little more person as well as faith …show more content…
Carter’s message was that God can use Jonah better broken that he can whole. I even thought this caught my attention I don’t quite understand why God uses pain to correct us or anoint us. T.D Jakes once said that “anointing comes the pressing of God. He compared it to the olive and how in order to get oil the olive must be crushed. Pastor A.R Bernard said that people learn best from pain and that pain produces purpose. James1:2-4 says Consider it pure joy, my brother and sister, whenever you have face trails of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (NIV) While in class you said that God is going to do two things to the leader the first thing is break your heart and the second is show us just how unprepared we are for such a work. Those quotes kind of make me want to run from my calling. I guess that in order for me to be effective God is going to have to do some work in me to equip my character for my time of influence. I know of several people in position of power or influence and they don’t know how to handle it. Maybe the breaking is for humility or reverence, maybe God wants us to show others his strength through us. Back when I had first gone to college from High school I was a victim of date rape. Not only was I a victimized but I was made to feel that it was my fault by the

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