T. D. Jakes
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T. D. Jakes
I actually grew up playing the piano in the church and was deeply involved in music ministry.
And another thing is that I think as a church whenever we become politically driven, we alienate at least 50 percent of the people that…
I think that my preaching style and many of my ideas and ideals about faith are based in both Pentecostal and Baptist background.
I was raised in the Baptist church… but I didn’t really have a real committed experience with Christ until my father died.
I’m not particularly political. I’m not particularly denominational. I’m not worried about any of that.
I think most people who get into their 50s reassess what made sense and what didn’t make sense.
My father was a Methodist and my mother was a Baptist.
There is nothing I’m any more passionate than empowering the next generation.
The first time I walked on a stage I knew that was what I was created to do. I knew that there was a calling…
When my father died, I had a real experience with Christ, a real conversion with Christ and I had it in a Oneness church.
One of the things about my ministry is that I have never branded myself as being above the people or superior to people.
We develop our propensity to forgive or not to forgive by what we see illustrated at the early ages of our development.
I raised five children. They all have different personalities. All of them have different issues, different levels of success. That was a learning experience for…
I don’t dislike anybody. I love everybody.
When you make a decision to forgive it’s a decision that you have to make intellectually.
I’m for people bettering themselves, no matter who they are and where they are, doing all they can to be all they can be.
I think it is important that we rebuild an atmosphere of forgiveness and civility in every aspect of our lives.
Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us…
Children are not unforgiving. You can punish them and they will hug you in a few minutes.
As a Christian, Christ died so that we will have eternal life in Him in Heaven. What it looks like doesn’t matter, what it smells…
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