Grace Will Get You There

Grace Will Get You There

What would you think if you went to buy a car and the salesman said you’d either have to push the car everywhere you went or pay extra for an engine? You’d know something was wrong, because cars come equipped with their own supply of power to get you where you’re going. The engine is part of the purchase price …

Lessons From the Book of Leviticus

Lessons From the Book of Leviticus

Leviticus is one of the most neglected books of the Bible, yet it is among the most powerful. At first glance, it might seem like just a list of rules, of all God’s dos and don’ts. But if you take a closer look, you’ll find it full of rich insights, for this book establishes the guidelines by which God is …

Celebrating Black Heroes: Dr. Ruben S. Conner

Celebrating Black Heroes: Dr. Ruben S. Conner

(1931 – 2017) We’re celebrating black heroes who made history, and I want to introduce you to Dr. Ruben S. Conner, pastor of Community Bible Church and founder and president of Urban Evangelical Mission (formerly known as Black Evangelistic Enterprises). In 1931, Dr. Conner was born in a typical African-American farming community which suggested he would become nothing more than a …

Celebrating Black Heroes: George Liele

Celebrating Black Heroes: George Liele

(c. 1750 – 1828) We’re celebrating black heroes who made history, and I want to introduce you to George Liele, a freed Georgia slave who was one of the most significant figures in the history of Christian missions. He was the first American missionary, and the first Baptist missionary to take the gospel abroad. Liele became a Christian in 1773 when …

Celebrating Black Heroes: Quintus Septimius Tertullian

Celebrating Black Heroes: Quintus Septimius Tertullian

(c. 160 – c. 225) We’re celebrating black heroes who made history, and I want to introduce you to Quintus Septimius Tertullian, known in church history as the father of Latin theology because he was the first church leader to write his works in Latin. However, Tertullian was an African church father who lived in Carthage. While it is unclear as …