August 2017 News

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2017 Think HBCU Scholarship

The Alpha Kappa Alpha Foundation of Detroit in conjunction with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® Alpha Rho Omega Chapter is proud to announce the “Think HBCU” Scholarship.

The purpose of this scholarship is to provide financial assistance in the amount of $1,500 to two high school graduates from the city of Detroit who will attend a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) in the fall of 2017.

Download the Think HBCU Scholarship Application 2017 packet for requirements and details!

June 2017 News

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May 2017 News

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7 Last Words of Jesus: I Commit My Spirit

 

Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. — Luke 23:46

Jesus said, ‘no one can take My life unless I lay it down willingly.’

Jesus’ life was never taken away, but He willingly committed it, paying the ultimate price. The sinless Jesus took on the sins of humanity that we might be pure once again.The devil thought he had succeeded by killing God’s chosen one, not knowing that he was bringing Jesus into the fulfillment of His purpose and mission.

God allowed Jesus to endure, but never left Him. Jesus knew the power He had and to where He was going. When we give our lives to God’s hands, He will do what we cannot. He never left us and never will! Three days later, He rose from bodily death, and with all power!

7 Last Words of Jesus: It Is Finished

 

When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. — John 19:30

This declaration is translated from the Greek word teleō, meaning to pay a debt. Through sin (our wrongs), all of humanity incurred a debt that we could have NEVER paid by our own means. After all, how can the sinful remove their own sin? Who was without sin that could remove our sin and guilt? Because God is infinitely just, sin must be eradicated — it cannot coexist (in fellowship) with Him.

And thus, through Jesus’s pure and sinless life, He atoned for, made amends, undid our wrong, and removed the sin/guilt stain on humanity. The sinless Jesus took on our sins, through His death on the cross, so that we could now be sin-less!

Knowing His purpose had been fulfilled, Jesus was ready to finish His assignment (paying His life for our sins) and return to His Father. Jesus has already secured the greatest victory in any battle that we will face in our lifetime. We’ve already won. Because He finished His assignment, you can now finish yours!

7 Last Words of Jesus: I Thirst

 

After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.” — John 19:28

The closer the breakthrough, the more we thirst. Jesus’ pain is the result of enduring the physical and spiritual anguish in the war to quench the thirst of humanity – the longing for more. For blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled (Matthew 5:6).

Jesus’ persecution is a reminder that it’s not about well you fight, it’s about what you’re fighting for! In the battle of our lives, from birth to death, Jesus was, is, and always will be our living water (John 4:10). He longs for us and for fellowship with the Father. No matter the circumstances, never stop longing for more of God!