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Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Acceptance Worship Center Ministry
"A Safe Place"
Is Excited About Our New Opportunities!
Starting November 3, 2013 At 10:00am
We are now having Worship Every Sunday
There is a seat with your name on it!
Come celebrate with us!
5200 Foote Street NE
Washington DC 20019
(The Riverside Center)
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
All roads lead to Acceptance Worship Center
Sunday Sabbath Celebration
July 21, 2013
9200 Edwards Way – Party Room
Adelphi, MD 20783
Beat me there!
Bring a friend & Tell a friend
Experience an Awesome Worship Encounter
Sunday, June 16, 2013
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Please Join Pastor Mark & Acceptance Worship Center as we go out to minister this Sunday
June 9th 2013.
Friendship Christian Fellowship East
7823 –E&F Parston Drive
Forestville, MD 20747
Time for worship is 10:00am sharp
Bondage Breakers Ministry
9244 East Hampton Drive Suite 616
Capitol Heights, MD
(Code to get in the building is 8783*)
Time for Worship is 6:00pm Sharp
Would love to see your face in fellowship
Monday, May 20, 2013
Acceptance Worship Center Ministry
9200 Edwards Way
Adelphi, MD 20783
Pastor Mark James
Breaking thru old traditions and growing up
"A safe Place for All people"
Join us on Sunday June 2, 2013
Experiencing God in a break-through Service
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Saturday, May 18, 2013
Are you giving God your Best?
...Neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing.
2 Samuel 24:24
David says neither will I offer burnt offering unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing; David spoke these words from the sincerity or his heart knowing and realizing what God had done for him… When you begin to think about the goodness of Jesus, when you begin to think back to all the wrong you have done and come to the realization that it was God’s grace and mercy which kept you and brought you out, your mindset changes and you want to give your BEST to God. Don’t try to cheat God. Just give God the BEST!
Pastor Mark - AWCM
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Don’t be afraid to “SHINE”
The meaning of Shining is – Is to glow or be bright with reflected light:
There are a few scriptures that talks about Shining. I.E, 2 Corinthians 4:6, Matthew 5:16, and many others. I normally preach from 3 things. What I’m going through, what I’ve been through, or what I might go through. Today’s lesson comes from what I’ve already been through. Growing up I was always afraid to SHINE because I did not want others to notice my peculiar anointing. It only takes a few times of being ridiculed for you to want to hide your talents under a bush. After being talk about in my face as a young child and behind my back I became afraid to SHINE. I didn’t want to shine in school, in sports, in my family, and God knows I didn’t want to shine in Church. I was afraid of being called names and rejected. Well after while and by and by I could not hide no anymore. The light that was in me had to Shine. Even when I didn’t want to shine God reflected through me. Even in the most dirties places of my life, the light of Christ was still shining. I had to come to grips with reality that I couldn’t run from being peculiar anymore. I started to have encounters like Jonah. So I had to sit down and understand that Jeremiah 1:5 – says - "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." This was nothing I could run from. God made me peculiar. This light that shines in me and through me is from God. It would be a slap in God’s face if I didn’t Shine. Isaiah 60:1, 3 says, 1. “Rise up and shine, for your light has come. The shining-greatness of the Lord has risen upon you.” 3. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. So just because someone else don’t celebrate your SHINE this day, be sure that someone else will appreciate it soon. Don’t allow fear & negativity to allow you to hide your Shine.
In my closing Matthew 5:14-16 - "You are the light of the world. A city on a hill that cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
Please put me in A flat right now so we can be can that great song that “This little Light of Mine, I’m gonna let it Shine, Let it shine, let it shine, let it Shine. I don’t care what walk of life you are from, don’t be afraid to shine. I don’t care how many pig pens you’ve been in, if God cleaned you up, don’t be afraid to shine. I don’t care how many people you’ve slept with, If God is working on you then Shine. I don’t care how many blunts you’ve smoke or drugs you took. If God cleaned up your habit then SHINE. Please remember this week to SHINE SHINE SHINE!
From the Desk of Pastor Mark
Friday, March 22, 2013
The meaning of Palm Sunday
The Sunday before Easter, often called Palm Sunday, is a reminder of Jesus Christ’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover. As He rode a donkey into the city, crowds scattered palm branches along Jesus’ path. (See Matt. 21:6–11.)
Palm branches are a part of Christian worship on Palm Sunday, or Passion Sunday, as it is sometimes called. This event commemorates Jesus Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem, as foretold by the prophet Zechariah.
In many historical cultures, palms were symbols for such ideas as victory, peace, righteousness, and fertility.
The Bible tells us people cut branches from palm trees, laid them across Jesus' path and waved them in the air. They greeted Jesus not as the spiritual Messiah who would take away the sins of the world, but as a potential political leader who would overthrow the Romans. Their shout "Hosanna" meant "save now."
Even though they praised Him that week, history lets us know that the next week they cruxified Him. As you tunnel through life please know that everyone that praise you and waive palms for you will has the potential to crucify you later. If they can do the same to Our Messiah it can be done to you. But in the meantime let’s celebrate the triumphant entrance of Our Lord and Savior!
From the Desk of Pastor Mark - AWCM
Friday, March 15, 2013
As we embark on the season of Passover and Resurrection let’s remember why we celebrate and hold dear to these great events. A few reasons why we should honor and respect these events are the way the blood was applied over the door post of the Israelites when the 10th plague hit their village and they were spared. The same way Jesus died on the cross and shed His blood for the remission of our sin. The reason why the enemy of your soul can’t take you out is because your blood covered. Thank God for the shed blood of Jesus Christ that covers me day to day.
A message from Pastor Mark James - Lead Pastor of AWCM
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
What you say???????
Bible has a few scriptures on how we should speak. I chose to use my life experience with in this weekly nugget. Words can heal, kill, restore, eliminate, correct, speak life, encourage, break down, & educate just to say a few. Words can be pungent. My former Pastor the Late Bishop Addie B. Mclinton preached a message at convocation one year about the “Pink Tornado.” She preached that message about watching what you say. It is your choice to use your words wisely. Everything that comes to your mind is not always best to speak if you want to work things out! Watch your speech! These are some signs of maturity. We all learn as we grow! Grow to speak life and love! I’m growing with you. I’m not exempt from the growth of controlling my tongue, Pastor and all. My prayer this week is lord let me control my tongue! This week’s Maturity Nugget for 2013!
Still celebrating 2013 the Year of Maturity!
Thursday, February 7, 2013
What’s Love Got to do with it?
Tina Turner recorded “A fool in love” in the 1960’s when she was young and full of life, liberty and love. However, after many heart break and much disappointments, she released a new song in September 1984 titled “What’s love got to do with it.” Most of us in life will have this same posture after going through a lot of heart breaks and disappointment’s.
The bible gives us many scriptures that offer’s us hope in love. After experiencing what Love is not, turn to 1 Corinthians 13 and see what love is. Then turn to John 3:16 and see more love.
“4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. 8 Love never fails.”
“16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
I believe that these 2 scriptures gives us hope to what love should be and also reminds us that we are loved. God loves you so much that He gave His son to die for you. That’s LOVE. Love never fails.
As we venture into what the world calls love day Feb 14, 2013, let’s offer love to all mankind every day. A simple act of love and kindness goes a mighty Long Long way. And if your relationship is rocky then do a little exercise with these scriptures to remind each other what love means to the both of you. Have faith and hang in there. Let love be your guide.
Love you much from the desk of,
Pastor Mark – Lead Pastor of AWCM
Experiencing 2013 – The Year of Maturity
Friday, February 1, 2013
With my WHOLE Heart!
Paul wrote in the book of Ephesians in the 70s of the first century CE, “Not with eyeservice, as men-pleasers, but as bondservants of Christ, doing the will of God from the Heart.” Atlantic Starr produced a song in 1986, “If your heart isn’t in it.”
Webster defines from the heart as - The repository of one's deepest and sincerest feelings and beliefs.
The shorter of this long sermon is, serve the lord with your whole heart! Put your whole heart into doing His will. Anything else will be a disservice.
From Pastor Mark
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Acceptance Worship Center Ministry of Washington DC
Ministry theme – The Year of Maturity, 2013
“When I grew Up”
Min. Mark James - Lead Pastor
1 Corinthians 13:11
· New Living Translation - When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things
· The Message Bible - When I was an infant at my mother’s breast, I gurgled and cooed like any infant. When I grew up, I left those infant ways for good.
As we embark on the 2nd month of the New Year, please remember that this is still the Year of Maturity. Whatever we do, or say will now gear towards our growing up. No longer are we going to remain in childish things or behaviors. There are a few points of growing up, and I will do my level best at sharing these points as the year goes by. The scriptures mentioned above starts us off in our first dialogue for the year!
(Webster definition of Change, - To become different or undergo alteration.)
Point 1 - My Speech change – Your pattern and levels of communication starts to gear towards things of survival and growth.
Point 2 – My thoughts change - Proverbs 23:7 - For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. Your thoughts are now embellished towards manhood and women hood.
Point 3 – My way of reasoning change – The way you think, understand, and form judgments are now based on logic, past experience, & religious encounters. No longer is someone else totally reasoning out situations on your behave.
Conclusion – Paul says to this New Church that maturity is at hand for them. He shares with them that are times to grow up and stop acting like a child. In saying that, we recognize that there is a great need for change in order for growth to take place. Some of us are stumped in our growth because we have allowed horrible past experiences to not let us grow up and become the mature adult that God intended for us to be. I admonish you this year to start back on your path of growing up in the word. Start changing your speech. Speak life, speak sound wisdom, speak love, & speak liberty. Clean up your thinking! Your thoughts should now be geared towards kingdom building ideas. Change your way of reasoning out your problems and understand how your actions will affect your future.
Paul states at the end of that scripture, that when he grew up, things began to change. Let’s gleam from Paul’s example and grow up.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Acceptance Worship Center Ministry
of Washington DC
Glad tidings for the New Year 2013
Mark James – Lead Pastor
Grace and Peace – I greet you this New Year 2013 with Jesus Joy! I just want to share with you a familiar word that the lord gave me for 2013! God gave me this word in December 2012, but it was made plan to me today, by my Bishop O. C Allen 3rd and now I’m sharing it!
The thought for 2013 is Maturity, growth, or growing up! You can pick which word you want to use for yourself. The focal passages of scriptures are found in Philippians 3: 3-13. Paul says to the people that what he is saying is nothing new that hasn’t been said to them before. He lets them know that this is a word of safety and admonishment for growth.
Paul states that there are 3 things they should beware of;
1. Beware of barking dogs, (Judaizers, Legalists)
2. Beware of religious busybodies, (mischief makers)
3. Beware of those who mutilate the flesh, (interested in appearances, knife happy circumcisers)
He shares with them in the 7-11th passages of scripture, that he knows that what he gained in the past in nothing compared to the priceless privilege of knowing Christ Jesus. (John 3:16 – Salvation id for everyone)
· This year, if you don’t know Christ in His resurrection power, then get to know Him. If you know someone that does not know Him, then please share your testimony of knowing Jesus Christ with them.
· In order to take on more of Christ personally, you will give to give up some stuff to experience His resurrection power, be a partner in His suffering, and go all the way with Him to death itself.
In the 13th-15th passages of scripture, Paul lets them know that he is not an expert in doing these tasks that are stated before.
· We will never be experts in striving towards holiness! God honors when we make our best efforts in doing so.
He lets us know that we need to goals and dreams ahead of us. We need to press towards that mark.
· Bishop O.C. Allen 3rd placed it like this, “It’s good to have goals and dreams, but they are nothing unless you start plans (putting things in place, writing things down) towards those goals and dreams.”
· Goal for this coming week, - start writing down your plans on how you will move closer to your dreams.
· Stay focus on God.
· Meanwhile writing consult God, and if anything is blurry in your writing He will direct your hand and your thoughts!
· Verse 15th admonishes us to now be spiritually mature or start working on our maturity!
Conclusion – Today I found out through O.C Allen that the Jewish community celebrates manhood and maturity at the age 13, which is called Bar mitzvah. Well thank God it’s 2013, and it’s time for us to celebrate the year of maturity. Follow the principles that were outlined in the text and start growing up. Stop complaining, but celebrate conflict, and make it a great year! God has sooo much in store for you!
Pastor Mark James - AWCM