5007 Meadowbrook Drive
Suitland, Maryland 20746
A Message from our Pastor
“Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord” (Psalms 150:6)
God wants to make His children an instrument of praise. In order to do this we must obey His word. It is through our persevering in the Holy Spirit to overcome all unrighteousness that we learn obedience. Christ learned obedience through the things He suffered. Just before Jesus was crucified He asked God, His Father, to restore to Him the glory He had before the world began.
Jesus taught His disciples the beatitudes which could be implemented by those who have the Holy Spirit. That is why John, the Baptist, preached to the crowd (St. Luke 3:9), “Bring forth, therefore, fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham as our father; for I say unto you, God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. And now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees. Every tree, therefore, which bright not forth fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.”
Jesus has put His trust in us as His medium of spreading the Gospel, when He told His disciples to, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature,” (St. Mark 16:15). “Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away: behold, all things are become new” (II Corinthian 5:17). Now that we are in Christ, our whole body wants to praise Him in all that we do, for He brought us through many dangers, toils and snares. David said, “Praise is comely to the upright” (Psalms 33:1).
Let us continue to stand the test and hold on to the virtues found in (Galatians 5:22-23) “But the fruits of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, faith, meekness, temperance, against such there is no law.” So as we dedicate this house unto God, I admonish you. “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord,” (I Corinthians 15:58).
Love in Christ,
Elder Herbert J. Singletary Sr.
A Message from our First Lady
Dear Saints and Friends,
We have the God-given ability to believe to have faith in God, in ourselves, and in our fellow man. Christ has told us “according to your faith, be it unto you” (Matthew 9:28-30). What a wonderful promise in these words.
We have only to put our problems before Him with a humble and faithful heart and to believe with the simple faith of a little child, and we are promised His guidance and help. If our problems are big, then our prayers should be equally big. And the minute we believe that He has answered our prayers, they have been answered; perhaps not as we wanted or expected, but answered nevertheless… and they are right answers too.
To our church family, all the saints, and friends who have come to witness, be strong in faith and true in your heart and God will bless you.
Love and Prays for Always,
First Lady Thelma M. Singletary