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God Knows Where You Are

God is omnipresent and free from the laws and limitations of space and boundaries. He exists everywhere between space and time…this means that God has perfect knowledge of who we are.  Be blessed by the sermonic ministry of Dr. Judith McAllister followed by dynamic message from Bishop Norman Harper of Kelly Lake COGIC. Learn how God truly Knows Where You Are by downloading the sermon today!

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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!

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CSU Summer Algebra Institute

We invite students to enroll in the Summer Algebra Institute. Classes will be July 9th-16th August Monday-Thursday. 9AM-12:15pm. We invite students to participate in the program and experience the following:

  • Build skills and confidence in algebraic thinking and number reasoning.
  • Discover the importance of mathematics and the connection to career choices.
  • Learn games, use math manipulative, computers and calculators to solve problems.
  • Develop a positive attitude for mathematics.


All learners will:

  • Use variables and inequalities
  • Analyze real world data using histograms
  • Simplify an expression using order of operations
  • Find the absolute value of a number
  • Add, subtract, multiply and divide integers
  • Solve problems involving negative numbers
  • Write variable expressions
  • Apply variable expression in problem solving
Click here for the 2012 Summer Registration Package

For details call (323) 733-8300 Ext. 2628. $150 for registration. Reserve your spot for only $50 today.

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The Same God

When facing difficulties in your life, ask yourself this question: Is there anything too hard for God?

In the sermon, “The Same God,” Bishop Blake reminds us that the same God that raised Jesus from the dead is the same God that will pull us out of our hard places. The ultimate miracle of God was raising Jesus from the dead, which is the most final conclusion to life. This teaches us that finality lies within the palms of our Lord. This is the place where we must place our burdens and rest in the knowledge that our God is the same yesterday, today and forevermore.

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Vision

“Where there is no vision, the people perish…” Proverbs 29:18 In the sermon, “Vision,” Bishop Blake challenges us to find a vision for every aspect of our lives. Envisioning ourselves living a Godly life, places our dreams in direct alignment with the word of God. In this world full of pain and heartache, people need hope. Visions provide hope to a dying world. When we link that vision to the power of the Holy Ghost, He breathes the breath of life and prosperity into every aspect of our dreams, coercing our hearts and souls to dream on. With God, nothing is impossible. Continue dreaming and watch the hand of God move in your life.

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You Can Make it

In “You can make it,” Bishop Blake reminds us that there is a point in our temporary suffering. How we handle trials will determine, “whether we are tolerating life or actually enjoying it.” If we stay steadfast and focus on who God is, we will not and cannot crumble under life’s pressures. Our trials are a way for God to show us his power and allow us to know Him better. If we never needed a financial break through, then we would not know that God is a provider. If we never got sick, we would not know that God is a healer. Therefore, in all trials remember how God brought you out of the last situation.

God’s power is unparalleled and in all things you can make it!

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13

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Give God Something To Look Forward To

God has a plan. Every single thing that he does is ultimately for one person; unhindered fellowship with his children. This is the reason why he came to Earth and died on a cross; to redeem his children and allow them full access to His throne. Christ’s vision is for evangelism across the globe. You were saved to bring someone else to Christ.

“Give God Something To Look Forward To” from West Angeles COGIC on Vimeo.

To whom much is given, much is required. Bishop Blake tells us in his sermon, “Give God Something to Look Forward To” that it is a sin to receive from God and not be fruitful. God honors productivity. He requires us to be productive in His plan of salvation to all people. God blesses you and looks forward to how many people you will tell that, “Promotion does not come from the east or the west, but from above.” God heals you and looks forward to seeing how many people you will give your testimony to. God delivers you and wait to see how many people your testimony can touch. I urge you to give all that is required of you from the God that blesses you daily. Salvation is meant to be shared.

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Rest

The Bible speaks of rest for our weary souls.  It let’s us know that God will provide us with peace that surpasses all understanding if we keep our heart and minds on Him.  However, it is hard to really tap into those precious moments of unspeakable peace when we are knee deep in angst and stress and don’t know how we will get out of the situations life puts us in.  It just doesn’t feel right to be going through so much pain and heartache and yet be completely surrounded by peace.  It feels contradictory.  I know I am guilty of resting in my worry so that God will be convinced of the severity of my cry and He will come to my rescue.

However, my plan is flawed because resting in the peace of God assures Him that I trust Him and I have ultimate faith in His will.  As we all know, without faith it is impossible to please God.  My favorite lyrics are to the song “What A friend we have in Jesus.”  They say, “Oh, what peace we often forfeit.  Oh, what needless pains we bear.  All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.”

Bishop Blake reminds us in the sermon, “Rest,” that God’s peace is open to everyone that seeks refuge from his or her storm.  His peace will provide an umbrella in a rainstorm.  His joy will provide steady ground in an earthquake.  His love will hold you in His hand, while the storms rage.  Focus on the scripture, “Be anxious for nothing, but in all things through prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.  And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Phillipians 4:6-7

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Resurrection Power!

 

“Oh Death where is your sting?” Death is just the doorway to stay with the eternal Father. As long as God lives resurrected in our lives we can live free from fear.

My favorite part of the movie “The Passion of the Christ” is when Jesus carries His cross and falls, and His mother runs up to him, overcome with concern for her son. She tries to help him, but he looks at her and says, “Look, mom, I make all things new.” Jesus knew his death was a means to an end. He knew that His end was already victorious. He trusted His Father in heaven. He trusted His Father’s will, power, capability, strength and love for Him. Death is considered finality, but it shouldn’t be to the believer. We know that death is the means to live eternally with Christ. The death of friendships, jobs, relationships, health, and all things in our lives that we hold so dearly are not final for the God who raised Lazarus from the grave simply by willing it to be. Those things are not final for the Jesus that defeated death with all power in His hands. There are situations in our lives that are on the brink of death and we hold on for dear life, but we must remember Hezekiah, who was instructed to get his house in order because he was going to die, turned his back to the wall and prayed to God, and fifteen years was added to his life.
When it is not in God’s will to resurrect certain things in our life, this is when you should look out for the hand of God. Something great is coming. When Jesus died, he cancelled out a contract of death and damnation for all His children. Salvation could not have been accomplished any other way. I sincerely believe that if there were another way for God’s children to be saved, it would have been done. I also believe that God allowing His only son to be killed in exchange for eternity spent with us was a way to prove his undying and radical love for us, His adopted children.
Death is not a sentence that should intimidate or bring fear to our lives. It is a means to a new lifestyle, a new habit, or a new relationship. We are outside the laws of death. The Bible says, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2 When death happens in your life, believe that it is in the will of Christ concerning your life and remember that you are outside of the law of death and damnation, and you now rest in the hand of Jesus, which promises that he will withhold no good thing from those that love Him and keep His commandments and all things work together for the good of those that love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.