The Marben Bland Show
Pastor, Blogger, Entrepreneur and Seminarian Marben Bland, talks to interesting people from all walks of life.
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Chris Palusky In this week’s podcast Marben talks with Chris Palusky, President and CEO of Bethany Christian Services. They discuss the lifesaving work of Bethany . Then in a frank exchange they talk about race in America and what we must do as people of faith to address systematic racism.
info_outline The Reverend Joseph Lowery 04/24/2020
The Reverend Joseph Lowery Known affectionately as the "Dean" of the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Lowery was a part of pivotal moments in the nation's history – from early civil rights struggles to the inauguration of the country's first black president. Even in his 90s, Lowery's fervor never dimmed.
info_outline “Who is He?” 04/03/2020
“Who is He?” Questions abound as we find ourselves in another week of social distancing, another week of putting on masks, another week of washing our hands, another week of COVID-19. There was a question when Jesus entered Jerusalem to a reception fit for a king. The question ringed out as Jesus riding on a divinely selected donkey was greeted by the large crowd.
info_outline You’ll Never Walk Alone 03/26/2020
You’ll Never Walk Alone The uplifting music and lyrics of the song You’ll Never Walk Alone have been of everlasting strength to millions facing the difficulties of an uphill climb. Psalm 130 about the uphill climb of pilgrims traveling to Jerusalem. In this commentary from Pastor Marben talks about the uphill climb that we all are on.
info_outline Strike The Rock 03/15/2020
Strike The Rock Is it alright to quarrel and test the Lord? Is it alright to get mad with the Lord? Is it alright to cry out to the Lord in anger and difficulty demanding God to do something for us? In Exodus 17:1-7, the Israelites the chosen children of God are in the wilderness lost, stuck and thirsty they quarrel and test God as they cry out for life-giving water. Find out how this dramatic story unfolds and it's meaning in our lives as Pastor Marben’s teaching entitled, “Strike the rock” Is it right to quarrel and test the Lord?
info_outline Resisting The Great Tempter 03/03/2020
Resisting The Great Tempter This week Pastor Marben explores the true identity of Jesus and how we can be like Jesus. Using discernment, knowledge and purpose to resist not only the temptation of our fast but the temptation of political candidates and all other things that the great tempter brings our way.
info_outline Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Five Leadership Lessons Learned From Jesus. 01/19/2020
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Five Leadership Lessons Learned From Jesus. Without question the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is thought of as being one of greatest leaders the world has ever known. And without question the source of Dr. King’s greatness is the greatest leader ever Jesus Christ. In celebration of his birth, life and legacy, Pastor Marben presents the sermon Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Five Leadership Lessons Learned From Jesus.
info_outline Sermon 3 Ways To Please God 01/12/2020
Sermon 3 Ways To Please God In his message on Sunday, January 12th at New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church In East Dublin Georgia, Pastor Marben explores Matthew 3:13-17, looking at the question of how we can live a life pleasing to the Lord, by following the example of Jesus.
info_outline 3 Ways To Please God 01/12/2020
3 Ways To Please God The theologian and author , says, “God created us for His pleasure and so that we, as His creation, would have the pleasure of knowing Him.” With his Baptism Jesus shows us how to live a life pleasing to the Lord. In this 2The Point Commentary, based on Matthew 3:13-17 Marben Bland Pastor of the New Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church In East Dublin Georgia, highlights 3 ways that Jesus pleased the Lord that we should consider following
info_outline Jesus Was A Refugee Too 01/03/2020
Jesus Was A Refugee Too We know Jesus by many names: the lily of the valley, the bright in the morning sun, the prince of peace But did you know that Jesus could also be called a refugee? In this 2thePoint commentary, Pastor Marben explores the refugee status of Jesus and our responsibility as a nation to welcome them.
info_outline Joseph doing the right thing 12/20/2019
Joseph doing the right thing Thirty years ago Spike Lee released “Do the Right Thing” a comedy-drama film set in a Brooklyn neighborhood's simmering racial tension, which culminates in violence and a death on a hot summer day. The burning question of the film is this: will the characters played by , , , , , , and introducing and . Will they “do the right thing” when called? In this 2The Point Ministry commentary Pastor Marben explores how Joseph the husband of Mary and the earthly father of Jesus, did the right thing when he was called.
info_outline Mary Did You Know 12/16/2019
Mary Did You Know Mary Did You Know? written by Lamont Savory, Buddy Greene, and Mark Lowry, is a wonderful song. This song proposes to remind, or perhaps even tell Mary about the child that she has delivered. However, I think the passage of scripture we are studying today from Luke chapter 1 verses 26-38. tells us something different. In these remarkable 12 verses – this text tells us that Mary clearly knew --- what was up with her baby boy.