S4 Ep. 100: How Black Christians Overcome The White Church That Drains Us: A Black Pentecostal Liberation Discussion With Elder Shumeca Pickett Of River City Church In Chicago
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This week is another special and timely episode that addresses the racial unrest in the U.S. and the world. Dr. Alex Gee is interviewed by Elder Shumeca Pickett Of River City Church In Chicago about the relationship between Black and White Christians. Everyone can learn from this honest and insightful conversation on faith and race in the church. alexgee.com patreon.com/blacklikeme
Title: A Family ConversationSummary: Dr Alex Gee, Pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church, joins Elder Shumeca Pickett for an honest and raw conversation on being Black in multicultural spaces, particularly in this period of deep grief in the wake of the murder of George Floyd
Series: Old Testament PortraitsTitle: "Lessons From Haman" Text: Esther 5:9-14 Summary: We bear the image of God. Haman shows us what can happen when we believe that the source of our identity is what we own, what we do, what people say about us, or the high or low of our best or worst moment. It is liberating to know that God has already informed our identity. And the Holy Spirit insists by conviction that we elevate our self-perception to the level of God's word.
Series: LIMCTitle: The dangers of being double minded Text: James 1:5-8Summary: In this poignant and vulnerable sermon, Shumeca Pickett shares about the far reaching nature of the lie that sustains white supremacy, and illustrates the way it attacks the very core of human value. James warns of the unstable nature of being double minded, and points us towards the transformational truth found in Jesus alone
11-11-18 Elder Shumeca Pickett continues series Two Masters
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Series: Two MastersText: Matthew 6:19-24 & 31-34Treasures in Heaven 19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own
Title: James' Epistle: A Work of ResistanceSummary: as an oppressed and scattered people, the Jews of New Testament times needed more than just a theoretical faith - they needed a relationship with Jesus Christ that sustained and nurtured their resistance to the powers that be. In this sermon Shumeca Pickett examines similarities as a Black, female, and shows us how the book of James gives us just that type of instruction.