Maple Avenue Ministries
February 28, 2021
Black History Month Celebration, Week 4
Romans 4:18-24 and Genesis 16:7-8, 13
"We Have Come This Far By Faith"
Dr. Michelle Loyd-Paige, guest preacher
A Statement of Faith for Black History Month by Rev. Dr. Valerie Bridgman Davis (with a little personalization)
I believe in God, who formed people of every nation, tribe and language and calls the whole earth to love and service I believe this same God loves color and character; ethnicity and diversity I believe in the God of Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Richard Allen, Jarena Lee Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Mahalia Jackson, Martin Luther King, Jr., Fannie Lou Hammer , Vashti McKenzie, Willie Jennings, C.J. and Denise Kingdom-Grier, Maggie Hollis, Barbara Jones, Jeremy Simpson, Mariana Thomas, Winfred Burns II, my grand-parents, my parents … And so many more African American believers who paved the way in faith, leaning on the Lord I believe in Jesus Christ, who came as an ethnic Jew to call people of all races to Abba, parent of us all I believe in the Spirit of God, who works in and through the gifts of peoples of all races and tongues and who has infused African Americans with prophetic and anointed gifts for the whole church I believe in the community of faith, from many grains, but now one loaf in solidarity With God, Three-in-One, who stands with poor and disenfranchised people throughout the world I believe in God’s promise to finally triumph over all evils, from racism to sexism, global and local, And who will establish a reign of justice and peace that will have no end.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.