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Monday, October 29, 2018

UN-CURSABLE (audio)

The conclusion of the HEALING WOUNDED FAMILIES sermon series.  The title of this message is:  UN-CURSABLE.


Listen well and leave a comment.

If you can’t get the audio on your device, visit the main podcast page at http://revandersongraves.podomatic.com/   

 --Anderson T. Graves II   is a writer, community organizer and consultant for education, ministry, and rural leadership development.

Rev. Anderson T. Graves II is pastor of Bailey Tabernacle CME Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He writes the popular blog: A Word to the Wise at www.andersontgraves.blogspot.com

Follow me on twitter @AndersonTGraves 

Click here to support this ministry with a donation.  Or go to andersontgraves.blogspot.com and click on the DONATE button on the right-hand sidebar. 
Visit the ministry’s website at baileytabernaclecme.org

Support by check or money order may be mailed to 
Bailey Tabernacle CME Church
P.O. Box 3145 
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35403

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

INTO & OUT OF DARKNESS: Lessons from the 9th Plague




Blogging Exodus 10:20 – 11:8
21 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, darkness which may even be felt.”
22 So Moses stretched out his hand toward heaven, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days.
23 They did not see one another; nor did anyone rise from his place for three days. But all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings.
. . . 27 But the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he would not let them go.

There are 3 morals to this story, but we begin in darkness.  Terrible darkness.

Maybe it was the Khamsin, the "wind of the desert," a massive seasonal dust storm that blocks out light for days. 
GIANT DUST CLOUD FROM KHAMSIN STORM DESCENDS ON CITY
 Maybe it was a cloud of volcanic ash from a far eruption, possibly in the Sinai mountain range.
VOLCANIC CLOUD MOVING ACROSS ICELAND PLUNGES COUNTRYSIDE INTO DARKNESS
Maybe both, combined with an eclipse.  Maybe God just said, “Let there not be light.”   Probably all of the above and more. 

The ancient Egyptians didn’t understand the mechanisms either.  But when they woke at what should have been dawn, there was darkness, terrible darkness; and  it didn’t dissipate with the hours of the day.  The darkness was so absolute that it seemed tangible, weighty, an absence of light that pressed down on the senses and the soul so completely that the mind told the body to shrink, to slump under the pressure of shadow. 

Inside the darkness, swirling particles extinguished fires or resisted the flames’ attempts to cast illumination against the shadow.  Even those with burning lamps had to feel their way, to  grope for the wall like the blind,  to grope as if we had no eyes; to stumble at noonday as at twilight; to be as dead men in desolate places (Isaiah 59:10). 

They couldn’t see their hands in front of their faces.  They couldn’t see their husbands, wives, or children squatting on the dirt floor of the same hut or slumping on the sofa across the fine room of the great house.  They did not see one another; nor did anyone rise from his place for three days . . . (Exodus 10: 23).

They had no food, their crops and stores consumed by locusts and the preceding plagues.  Even if they’d had light there would have been no bread in the markets nor even grass to tend in a field.  All day, and the next day, and the next, they sat and did nothing.  For 3 silent, hungry days every person in Egypt could do nothing but sit, in the dark, and think. 

They thought about Moses, and Aaron, and the Hebrews, and their God.  Yahweh had done this.  There was no other explanation.  Someone had heard Moses proclaim it after leaving Pharaoh’s palace in anger.  The Hebrew God had done what Apophis (Apep), their religion’s world serpent could not.  Yahweh had defeated Ra and killed the sun, and now they were all going to die.


Darkness is terrible when you’re on the wrong side of God’s judgment.  In the midnight hours when the power’s out and the screens are off,  and it’s just you inside your own head, all the myths you told yourself die, and you’re left unable to ignore the realness of that still, small voice. 

But if you’re on the right side of God’s judgment, darkness isn’t scary.
 
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. . . You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day,       nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. . . Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked. . . No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling  (Psalm 91:1 – 10).

When you’re in a spiritual place where God’s presence is welcome, the darkness isn’t frightful.  It’s just another place where you can meet and hear from your Father. 

When I remember You on my bed,  I meditate on You in the night watches.
Because You have been my help, Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.
My soul follows close behind You;  Your right hand upholds me (Psalm 63:6 – 8).

If you're a child of God abiding in His mercy and grace of God,  dark hours are an opportunity to fully focus on that still, small voice. For the people of God, darkness is illuminating.

My eyes are awake through the night watches, that I may meditate on Your word (Psalm 119:148.)

Somewhere in those days of darkness, somebody checked Goshen.  Pharaoh sent dispatched one of the precious few remaining horses imported for the military stables, and the scout forced his thin, frightened mount through the darkness, finding its footing by instinct, until they emerged from the clouds into light, into Goshen.  Somebody reported that the shadow skirted the boundaries of the slave quarters. 

But all the children of Israel had light in their dwelling s(Exodus 10: 23).


The powerful were in darkness, but the oppressed saw the light. 

Then Pharaoh called to Moses and said, “Go, serve the Lord; only let your flocks and your herds be kept back. Let your little ones also go with you.” (Exodus 10: 24).

It was Pharaoh’s greatest concession, but it wasn’t enough. 

But Moses said, “You must also give us sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice to the Lord our God. Our livestock also shall go with us; not a hoof shall be left behind. For we must take some of them to serve the Lord our God, and even we do not know with what we must serve the Lord until we arrive there.” (Exodus 10: 25 – 26).

Sometime around this exchange the weighted darkness lifted off the geography of Egypt, but it remained heavy on the heart of her king. In desperate anger, he ended negotiations and pronounced a death sentence on the prophet if he tried to restart talks.

Then Pharaoh said to him, “Get away from me! Take heed to yourself and see my face no more! For in the day you see my face you shall die!” (Exodus 10: 28)

But Pharaoh had missed his opportunity to intimidate Moses.  Moses had seen the light, and the former fugitive with the speech impediment who’d been too afraid to speak defied the monarch of the most powerful empire in their world and gave an unauthorized closing speech.

Then Moses said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘About midnight I will go out into the midst of Egypt; and all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sits on his throne, even to the firstborn of the female servant who is behind the handmill, and all the firstborn of the animals. Then there shall be a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as was not like it before, nor shall be like it again.
But against none of the children of Israel shall a dog move its tongue, against man or beast, that you may know that the Lord does make a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.’
And all these your servants shall come down to me and bow down to me, saying, ‘Get out, and all the people who follow you!’ After that I will go out.”  Then he went out from Pharaoh in great anger (Exodus 11:4 – 8).

An up-jumped slave threatened the life of Pharaoh’s heir and then just dropped the mic and walked out, and nobody did a doggone thing to stop him.


That’s FAVOR. And favor isn’t a simple thing.  Consider that to place Moses in a situation where he was powerful enough to say what he said and keep his head, God had decimated A NATION.  When Moses prophesied the death of the first-born, the Egyptians were reeling from the psychological effects of 72 hours of absolute darkness (which, by the way, the Egyptians hadn’t know would last 3 days and not forever) and still trying to process the complete destruction of everything of value that except stone, sand, and metal. All they knew was that every time they opposed Moses, they suffered.  Thus, God made Moses mightier than Pharaoh. 

And the Lord gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants and in the sight of the people (Exodus 11:3).

And so we come to the morals of the story: 
1.  Sometimes favor seems to come out of nowhere because sometimes favor comes out of darkness you weren’t a part of.   
2.  When you find yourself sitting in darkness, don’t despair; seek the light by seeking the still, small voice of God.
3.  When God tells you what He wants from you, do it because you’re going to do it, even if God has to direct you into His will by taking you into a dark place.

---Anderson T. Graves II   is a writer, community organizer and consultant for education, ministry, and rural leadership development.

Rev. Anderson T. Graves II is pastor of Bailey Tabernacle CME Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He writes the popular blog: A Word to the Wise at www.andersontgraves.blogspot.com

Follow me on twitter @AndersonTGraves 

Click here to support this ministry with a donation.  Or go to andersontgraves.blogspot.com and click on the DONATE button on the right-hand sidebar. 
Visit the ministry’s website at baileytabernaclecme.org

Support by check or money order may be mailed to 
Bailey Tabernacle CME Church
1117 23rd Avenue
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401


Sunday, October 21, 2018

A CHILD'S PLACE (audio)

The 5th message in the sermon series:  HEALING WOUNDED FAMILIES.  The title of this message is:  A CHILD’S PLACE.


Listen well and leave a comment.

If you can’t get the audio on your device, visit the main podcast page at http://revandersongraves.podomatic.com/   

 --Anderson T. Graves II   is a writer, community organizer and consultant for education, ministry, and rural leadership development.

Rev. Anderson T. Graves II is pastor of Bailey Tabernacle CME Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He writes the popular blog: A Word to the Wise at www.andersontgraves.blogspot.com

Follow me on twitter @AndersonTGraves 

Click here to support this ministry with a donation.  Or go to andersontgraves.blogspot.com and click on the DONATE button on the right-hand sidebar. 
Visit the ministry’s website at baileytabernaclecme.org

Support by check or money order may be mailed to 
Bailey Tabernacle CME Church
P.O. Box 3145 
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35403

Saturday, October 20, 2018

NORTH CENTRAL ALABAMA REGIONS BOARD OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION PRESENTATION





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 --Anderson T. Graves II   is a writer, community organizer and consultant for education, ministry, and rural leadership development.

Rev. Anderson T. Graves II is pastor of Bailey Tabernacle CME Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He writes the popular blog: A Word to the Wise at www.andersontgraves.blogspot.com

Follow me on twitter @AndersonTGraves 

Click here to support this ministry with a donation.  Or go to andersontgraves.blogspot.com and click on the DONATE button on the right-hand sidebar. 
Visit the ministry’s website at baileytabernaclecme.org

Support by check or money order may be mailed to 
Bailey Tabernacle CME Church
1117 23rd Avenue
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401



Wednesday, October 17, 2018

ROCK-BOTTOM (Lessons from the 8th Plague)

Blogging Exodus 10:1-20
 So Moses and Aaron came in to Pharaoh and said to him, “Thus says the Lord God of the Hebrews: ‘How long will you refuse to humble yourself before Me? Let My people go, that they may serve Me.
Or else, if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory.
And they shall cover the face of the earth, so that no one will be able to see the earth; and they shall eat the residue of what is left, which remains to you from the hail, and they shall eat every tree which grows up for you out of the field.
They shall fill your houses, the houses of all your servants, and the houses of all the Egyptians—which neither your fathers nor your fathers’ fathers have seen, since the day that they were on the earth to this day.’ ” And he turned and went out from Pharaoh.

“Rock-bottom” is the lowest moment of a downward journey.   But when you hit rock bottom, you stop falling for a while.  Things are at their worst so they’re not getting any worse. Hitting rock-bottom can cause a moment of peace and clarity during which you change perspectives.  Rock-bottom is the moment when you’re supposed to decide that the only way you can go is UP.  Some people hit rock-bottom and start climbing up.

And some people hit rock-bottom and start digging.

Exodus 10:1 says that God had hardened Pharaoh’s heart.  But the Hebrew word for hardened in that verse is kabad or kabed which can mean hard or heavy.  After 7 national cataclysms in rapid succession,  all of Egypt’s fish were dead.  It’s food stores were ruined by frogs, flies, and gnats.  It’s herds had been wiped out --- twice, in turn by disease and flaming hailstones.  The people were weakened from an infestation of lice and a pandemic of staph infections.  Egypt was on the brink of ruin and Pharaoh’s heart was hard AND heavy.  He was stubbornly angry at Moses, but at that moment he was also heavy-hearted.  Pharaoh was worried and, therefore, potentially open to a way out of Egypt’s descent toward rock-bottom. 

Some Egyptian insiders had begun to heed God’s warnings, saving a few herds of livestock, and the Lord had timed the 7th plague to strike between growing seasons,  so that the wheat and the spelt were not struck, for they are late crops (Exodus 9:32).  Egypt had some food, but if Pharaoh provoked God just one more time, they would have nothing left.

if you refuse to let My people go, behold, tomorrow I will bring locusts into your territory. And they shall cover the face of the earth, so that no one will be able to see the earth; and they shall eat the residue of what is left, which remains to you from the hail, and they shall eat every tree which grows up for you out of the field (Exodus 10: 4-5).

The nation was hurtling toward rock-bottom.  God tried (again) to save them from the impact.

Some skydiving rigs are outfitted with altitude warning systems that blare a shrill, deliberately irrigating signal, warning, begging the skydiver to pull the cord before they hit the ground.  You can ignore those.  It isn’t a good idea, but you can.  Even when we have a proven record of disobedience, the Lord sends warnings for us to pray, to repent before our dive terminates.  Pharaoh’s signal came from within his own circle. 

Then Pharaoh’s servants said to him, “How long shall this man be a snare to us?
Let the men go, that they may serve the Lord their God. Do you not yet know that Egypt is destroyed?” (Exodus 10:7)

But when someone believes they can fly, it’s hard to convince them to use a parachute.
  

Pharaoh called Moses and Aaron back and nitpicked in negotiations over which Hebrew slaves could go on their requested religious furlough.  (Again, remember that Moses’ and Aaron’s official request wasn’t for emancipation.  They’d just asked Pharaoh’s leaves to go 3 days distance into the wilderness to worship.)

Moses said, “We will go with our young and our old; with our sons and our daughters, with our flocks and our herds we will go, for we must hold a feast to the Lord” (Exodus 10:9).

Pharaoh angrily countered that he would only allow the adult males to take the time off.  He went so far as to threaten the Hebrews if they tried to all do as their God had commanded. 

Then he said to them, “The Lord had better be with you when I let you and your little ones go! Beware, for evil is ahead of you (Exodus 10:10).

God is serious about the way He wants to be served, and when you try to force someone to modify the way God wants them to serve so that it accommodates your interests, you aren’t opposing the person. You’re opposing God.

When God calls a woman to preach and you tell her she isn’t allowed to speak with authority in your sanctuary.  When God doesn’t call someone to preach but you convince them to pursue ordained ministry because it’s a good job or because it’s what you expect of them.  When God calls someone to be an evangelist, or a missionary, or some other non-pastoral anointing, but the church coerces and bullies them into becoming a pastor because pastoring fits most easily into your institutional structure.

When you try to force people to modify their service to God in ways God has not asked their service to be modified, you are stepping on God’s authority.  And there are consequences to crossing that line.  Heavy as a rock, bottom consequences. 

The consequence for Egypt was a plague of locusts (verses 12-15).  They ate all of the surviving vegetation, the crops, the seedlings, the trees.  There are historical records of locust swarms in 19th century America with reports of locusts consuming even fence posts, clothing, and saddles.  Everything in Egypt that had survived the previous plagues was gone. 


Rock. Bottom.

At rock-bottom, some people change their perspective.  They repent and begin to climb upward.

Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron in haste, and said, “I have sinned against the Lord your God and against you.  Now therefore, please forgive my sin only this once, and entreat the Lord your God, that He may take away from me this death only.”
So Moses went out from Pharaoh and entreated the Lord.  And the Lord turned a very strong west wind, which took the locusts away and blew them into the Red Sea. There remained not one locust in all the territory of Egypt (Exodus 10:16-19).

It seemed like things were looking up, like Pharaoh was looking to grant the Hebrews’ request and lead his people off the rock-bottom.   But then, the Lord hardened Pharaoh’s heart, and he did not let the children of Israel go (Exodus 10:20)

In Exodus 10:20, the Hebrew word for hardened is chazaq, not kabadChazaq in this tense means to be made more rigid, to go through a process that reinforces your stubbornness. Pharaoh got rock-bottom bad, and then he got worse.    

Some people hit rock-bottom and start digging.



After the locust, Egypt’s agricultural wealth was all gone.  Maybe Pharaoh figured it couldn’t get any worse.  He was wrong.  It got worse.

It can always get worse.




Whether you’re at rock-bottom, on the way to rock-bottom, or standing at the tippy-top of everything: pay attention to what God is telling you.  Heed the warning God is sending you.  Be strong, but don’t be stubborn.  Be focused, but don’t be hard-hearted.    You are never so high nor so low that you can’t go lower if you refuse the Word of God.


--Anderson T. Graves II   is a writer, community organizer and consultant for education, ministry, and rural leadership development.

Rev. Anderson T. Graves II is pastor of Bailey Tabernacle CME Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He writes the popular blog: A Word to the Wise at www.andersontgraves.blogspot.com

Follow me on twitter @AndersonTGraves 

Click here to support this ministry with a donation.  Or go to andersontgraves.blogspot.com and click on the DONATE button on the right-hand sidebar. 
Visit the ministry’s website at baileytabernaclecme.org

Support by check or money order may be mailed to 
Bailey Tabernacle CME Church
1117 23rd Avenue
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401

Monday, October 15, 2018

MORE THAN A WOMAN (audio)

The 4th message in the sermon series:  HEALING WOUNDED FAMILIES.  The title of this message is:  MORE THAN A WOMAN.


Listen well and leave a comment.

If you can’t get the audio on your device, visit the main podcast page at http://revandersongraves.podomatic.com/   

 --Anderson T. Graves II   is a writer, community organizer and consultant for education, ministry, and rural leadership development.

Rev. Anderson T. Graves II is pastor of Bailey Tabernacle CME Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He writes the popular blog: A Word to the Wise at www.andersontgraves.blogspot.com

Follow me on twitter @AndersonTGraves 

Click here to support this ministry with a donation.  Or go to andersontgraves.blogspot.com and click on the DONATE button on the right-hand sidebar. 
Visit the ministry’s website at baileytabernaclecme.org

Support by check or money order may be mailed to 
Bailey Tabernacle CME Church
P.O. Box 3145 
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35403

Friday, October 12, 2018

INSIDERS' CHOICE: The 7th Plague

Blogging Exodus 9:13-35
13 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Rise early in the morning and stand before Pharaoh, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord God of the Hebrews: “Let My people go, that they may serve Me, 14 for at this time I will send all My plagues to your very heart, and on your servants and on your people, that you may know that there is none like Me in all the earth. 15 Now if I had stretched out My hand and struck you and your people with pestilence, then you would have been cut off from the earth.
. . .  17 As yet you exalt yourself against My people in that you will not let them go. 18 Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause very heavy hail to rain down, such as has not been in Egypt since its founding until now. 19 Therefore send now and gather your livestock and all that you have in the field, for the hail shall come down on every man and every animal which is found in the field and is not brought home; and they shall die.” ’ ” . . .

Exodus 9: 14-15 refers to 3 categories of Egyptians:  Pharaoh, Pharaoh’s servants, and Pharaoh’s people.  The people are the mass of regular Egyptian citizens.  The servants of Pharaoh included the royal family, courtesans, nobles, priests, chief magicians, military leaders, and elite households who supported and ran the details of government.  Pharaoh and his servants are equivalent to the president, Congress, the Supreme Court, their collective cabinets and staffers, and the whole body of Washington insiders who operate and manipulate our federal system. 

Insiders are marked by the favor they receive and/or by the loyalty that they give.

During the fifth plague all the livestock of Egypt died (Exodus 9:6), but enough time had passed for Egyptian insiders (Pharaoh’s servants) to have replenished their herds.  Now, the wealthiest and most powerful Egyptians faced a choice They could be loyal to their leader or they could listen to the Word of God.

He who feared the word of the Lord among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his livestock flee to the houses. 21 But he who did not regard the word of the Lord left his servants and his livestock in the field. 

America and every political sub-category in America has its own body of “insiders.”  Every agency, municipality, denomination, and office-of-the-such-and-such  is managed and manipulated by “servants of the people” who are so well connected that when no matter the economic crisis, the official solution official always involves bailing them out.   




Insiders are favored servants, but they are also LOYAL servants. 

How loyal are you to the leaders of your little empire?  Do you defend the leaders of your party when they do exactly the thing you attacked leaders of the other party for doing?  Have you re-written your theology to accommodate the platform of your preferred cultural leaders?  Do you stand for truth and integrity until your favorite public figure is caught lying, at which point your stance shifts to “Who are we to judge?”  Does your definition of “victim” and “predator” keep shift with the affiliations of the accused and the accusers?


You and I are offered the same ancient choice.  We can obey the Word of God, or we can remain loyal servants inside of our factions.

Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard (Acts 4: 19-20).

If you’ve never had to choose to follow God and rebuke your faction, it doesn’t mean that your faction has always been right. It means that you have always chose to follow your faction and disobey God. 
 
Our worldly loyalties do not insulate us from God's divine judgment.  Just as promised, volcanic hail fell on the land of Egypt. 


And Moses stretched out his rod toward heaven; and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and fire darted to the ground. And the Lord rained hail on the land of Egypt. So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, so very heavy that there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation . . . Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, there was no hail (Exodus 9: 23-26).

The insiders who heeded the prophetic word saw that the God of their slaves was true and willing to be merciful even to those who were insiders in the evil empire.  This might have been the beginning of a faith-based revival in Egypt. 

But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).

Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans.  Hurricane Harvey hits Dallas.  Hurricane Florence hits New Jersey. Shooting at Black church in North Carolina.  Shooting at conservative white church in Texas.  Shooting at elementary schools, military bases, and workplaces all over. HIV ravages East Coast and West Coast communities.  HIV rates increase higher in conservative deep south states than anywhere in the nation.  Every time a plague, storm, and or violent tragedy strikes the strongholds of our respective factions, we turn to prayer.  But just at the point when we would be convicted of OUR sins and turn in faith and repentance away from the gods we’ve made in our images and to the God of scripture, just at that point we shift from faith --- to damage control.

And Pharaoh sent and called for Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “I have sinned this time. The Lord is righteous, and my people and I are wicked. Entreat the Lord, that there may be no more mighty thundering and hail, for it is enough. I will let you go, and you shall stay no longer.”. . .
So Moses went out of the city from Pharaoh and spread out his hands to the Lord; then the thunder and the hail ceased, and the rain was not poured on the earth.
And when Pharaoh saw that the rain, the hail, and the thunder had ceased, he sinned yet more; and he hardened his heart, he and his servants. So the heart of Pharaoh was hard; neither would he let the children of Israel go, as the Lord had spoken by Moses. (Exodus 9: 27-34)

Pharaoh and his loyal servants didn’t know that there were would be 3 more plagues and a Red Sea of destruction.  They didn’t know that they’re decision to minimize the damage to their empire rather than maximize the opportunity for divine grace would lead to more damage than they could control for.  They didn’t know.

You do.

And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord (Joshua 24:15).

 


 --Anderson T. Graves II   is a writer, community organizer and consultant for education, ministry, and rural leadership development.

Rev. Anderson T. Graves II is pastor of Bailey Tabernacle CME Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He writes the popular blog: A Word to the Wise at www.andersontgraves.blogspot.com

Follow me on twitter @AndersonTGraves 

Click here to support this ministry with a donation.  Or go to andersontgraves.blogspot.com and click on the DONATE button on the right-hand sidebar. 
Visit the ministry’s website at baileytabernaclecme.org

Support by check or money order may be mailed to 
Bailey Tabernacle CME Church
1117 23rd Avenue
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401



Monday, October 8, 2018

GET YOUR HEAD RIGHT; GET YOUR HEART RIGHT; GET YOUR FAMILY RIGHT (audio)

The 3rd message in the sermon series:  HEALING WOUNDED FAMILIES.  The title of this message is:  GET YOUR HEAD RIGHT; GET YOUR HEART RIGHT; GET YOUR FAMILY RIGHT.


Listen well and leave a comment.


If you can’t get the audio on your device, visit the main podcast page at http://revandersongraves.podomatic.com/   

 --Anderson T. Graves II   is a writer, community organizer and consultant for education, ministry, and rural leadership development.

Rev. Anderson T. Graves II is pastor of Bailey Tabernacle CME Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He writes the popular blog: A Word to the Wise at www.andersontgraves.blogspot.com

Follow me on twitter @AndersonTGraves 

Click here to support this ministry with a donation.  Or go to andersontgraves.blogspot.com and click on the DONATE button on the right-hand sidebar. 
Visit the ministry’s website at baileytabernaclecme.org

Support by check or money order may be mailed to 
Bailey Tabernacle CME Church
P.O. Box 3145 
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35403