Solomon’s Wish

“Solomon’s wish was a responsible wish because he recognized that he had an obligation to God and an obligation to people,”  says Bishop Charles E. Blake in his latest sermon Solomon’s Wish.

Just for you, we have created a ten minute snippet of Bishop Charles E. Blake’s sermon. We trust that the Spirit of the Lord will speak to you!

How to Enrich Your Teen’s Educational Career

Your child needs a college preparation program that is tailored to their specific interests and needs.  Deacon John Wilson, Director of the Education and Enrichment programs walks you through our college preparatory classes.  Get involved today and take an active role in preparing  your child for the future!

2012 London Olympics

There have been interesting conversations in the blogosphere around the 2012 Olympics  premiering Friday, July 27th at 7:30PM PST.  Some ask, “should Christians marvel at the athleticism knowing that it has it’s roots in Greek mythology?” Personally, I did not think of the mythology backings until I read blog commentary.

“The idea was that you were training to please Zeus. But part of the festival would be to visit the temple, visit the cult statues, making offerings, celebrating and seeing your family,” said David Gilman Romano, a professor of Greek archaeology at the University of Arizona. The combination of Greek sport and worship led the Roman Emperor Theodosius I, a Christian, to ban the Olympics in 393 A.D

On a lighter the Olympics have paved the way for minorities to represent their country with a special emphasis in women athletes participating.   Inquiring minds want to know: What is your take on the Olympics? Will you watch the opening ceremony tonight? Share with us below.

Bishop Blake is Saddened by the Colorado Killings

A gunman wearing a gas mask set off an unknown gas and fired into a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado at a midnight opening of the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises,” killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others, authorities said.

“This is sad news to have woken up to this morning. Sad, unbelievable news,” said Bishop Charles E. Blake on set at a video shoot. “Glad to have heard the gunmen has been apprehended–we extend our sincere and deepest prayers to the victims families in this time of need.”

In other reports, moviegoers did not know what was happening and some thought the attack was part of the show. Then they saw a silhouette of a person in the smoke at the front of the theater near the screen, pointing a gun at the crowd.

“I told my friend ‘we’ve got to get out of here,’ but then he shot people trying to go out the exits,” Jennifer Seeger told NBC’s “Today.” She said the shooter made his way up the aisle, firing as he went, saying nothing.

This has been the worst mass shooting since the Columbine High School massacre on April 20, 1999 where 12 students were found dead and 26 injured.

 

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Summer is God’s Season

For many Christians, the season of summer is when God shows up and shows out. From the astronomy perspective, summer marks the new angle of the raising sun, for nature we see a return of robins and geese, even the multiplication of bugs that seem to turn up everywhere. All these things and a thousand more, if we have eyes to see, are telling the glory of God, and declaring the work of his hands.

Colossians 1:16-17

New King James Version (NKJV)

16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

So when we are overwhelmed by the glare of the sun, upset at the never ending throng of ants after our summer cupcakes…be encouraged to pause, take a minute.  God’s glory is shown through many things, let summer be the season of His Glory.

Like the hidden gems in nature, when was a time you focused on God’s hidden blessings?

How to be a Person After God’s Own Heart

When we are diligently seeking God, we open ourselves up to His blessings and his favor. In this sermon, Bishop Charles E. Blake gives us the example of Saul, a person who never changed even though there were elements of evil in his character that he was aware of. Bishop Blake tells us that when we change our attitudes and depart from the things that separate us from God, we can change our destiny and fully receive His blessings. We must strive to be more like God and truly become a person after God’s own heart; those that do are prosperous and, as Bishop Blake says, get moved to the front of the line.

We all have times where being a person after God’s own heart is difficult. What are some things you try to remember in those times? Share with us below!

Graduation and Awards Service

COME CELEBRATE WITH US!

THE WEST ANGELES BIBLE COLLEGE, SCHOOL OF PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING & THE NEW MEMBERS

GRADUATION

AND

AWARDS SERVICE

JULY 22, 2012

6:30PM

NORTH CAMPUS

We will present our 2012 “Distinguished Educator” award to Dr. Wilfred Graves, Jr. and a new Sunday School, “Faithful Service” award to Sister Ora Jackson!

Dr. Mark VC Taylor of Brooklyn, New York will speak the Word of the Lord!

All West Angeles Bible College and PCL students

will join in the processional and have special seating. 

 

Elder Oscar Owens, Jr., Christian Education Director/Bible College President

Elder Richard Brooks, Christian Education Program Coordinator

 

Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. – Pastor

West Angeles Church of God in Christ

Kids Summer Camp

“Train up a child in the way he should go” Proverbs 22:6

West Angeles Children’s Ministry is partnering with Coop’s Life Skills Youth Enrichment Program to bring an awesome Christian Sports Summer Camp for children ages 5-12. This exciting three week camp provides tons of entertainment activities, elective classes, arts & crafts, guest speakers, and an awesome field trip!

For three weeks, beginning Monday, July 16th, campers will develop:

  • Life Skills
  • New Friends
  • Lasting Memories
  • Life Changing Relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Click here for more information!

Pre-registrations are strongly encouraged as space is limited! For more information, please contact the Children’s Department: [email protected]/[email protected],  (323) 733-8300 Ext. 2624/2612

Congratulations to the 2012 Graduates!

The Youth and Young Adult Ministry is extending a heartfelt CONGRATULATIONS to your accomplishment!  We would like to extend an invitation to attend our Cross-Over Service, Sunday July 22, 2012 at 11:00AM in the Performing Arts Theater in your honor.

We encourage you to stay in touch with us by email [email protected] We are so proud of all that you’ve accomplished so far, and know that this is only the beginning.

You made it!