13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus replied, “Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven.
18And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hadesc will not overcome it.
19I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.”
20Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah. (BibleHub.com)
King James Version (KJV)
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the POWER, and the glory, for ever.
"Pleading the Fifth" is a colloquial term for invoking the privilege that allows a witness to decline to answer questions where the answers might incriminate him, and generally without having to suffer a penalty for asserting the privilege. A defendant cannot be compelled to become a witness at his own trial. (Google.com)
My baby Blue (What else?) I dream in color (What else?)
That's too much flavor (What else?) I don't rap to suckas (Ha!)
God bless you all, I only talk special talk
I only talk special cloth" ~ Jay - Z
Proverbs 31:10-31 The Message (MSG)
Hymn to a Good Wife
A good woman is hard to find,
and worth far more than diamonds.
Her husband trusts her without reserve,
and never has reason to regret it. (Read Full Verse at BibleGateway.Com)
Growing up in an urban church based on the south-side of Chicago, named Christian Faith Bible Church is how I was introduced to the separation of Church & State. I was the original church baby of the church and I didn't start telling people my name was John until I started going to school. Everyone outside of church and family called me John, but church and family called me Tre'. Some of my cousins didn't even know John was my government name.
I accepted the concept of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior at the age of 6 and was told that John is the disciple that Jesus loved. Hearing that constantly etched that concept into my mind from a very young age. John was the one who stayed with Mary and supported Jesus until the end while all the other disciples denied Jesus on the cross.
Now, 20 years later, I find myself being chosen to minister on a global scale, spreading the gospel to love one another more than we love money and materialism. Ministering this concept and practicing what I preach has brought me to Wesley Theological Seminary as a part of the Washington Theological Consortium--a community of theological schools and partners from diverse traditions that pursue ecumenical dialogue, interfaith understanding, and educational collaboration to better equip clergy and laity for the ministry of the Church in a diverse society. Wesley is the only school I have encountered that placed more value on my work and spiritual calling than on academics, finances and inflated achievement.
We use Mary J in my urban ministry to help people with meditation in Sabbath observation. In today's world, many times the state criminalizes Mary, like how the patriarchal church structure of society often times oppresses the woman in One Nation Under God. However, in history, we find that Moses, who came before Jesus and Mary, discovered God in the form of "I Am" as he observed life through the burning bush(Exodus 20:20-26). Moses helped to free the people of Israel from the oppression of Egypt, giving them new laws we call commandments which derive from the 42 Laws of MA'AT. Maat or Ma'at was the ancient Egyptian concept of truth, balance, order, harmony, law, morality, and justice. Maat was also personified as a goddess regulating the stars, seasons, and the actions of both mortals and the deities, who set the order of the universe from chaos at the moment of creation.(Google.com).
It is my hope that through my work I can bring peace among people of all cultures, races, creeds and denominations waging chaotic wars in both physical and spiritual realms. We all eat and drink. We all rest and breathe. For we know in our own hearts the truth and peace that we desire as a common people. Through fellowship we can come to common understandings that will not judge and chastise for "Jesus sake" but rather love and heal for the sake of all human beings undergoing the spiritual experience. Peace and love to all.
John Harris III (13 Letters)
27 Books of the New Testament (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)
The 13th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America declared that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction." Formally abolishing slavery in the United States, the 13th Amendment was passed by the Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified by the states on December 6, 1865.
P.S. September 1, 2016 marks the 3-year anniversary of Authentic Movements when about a dozen young adults met to fellowship and celebrate the launching of a network to build the capacity of disadvantaged communities at The Pink House on
6 Hanover Place Washington, DC 20001
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