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September 26, 2020

Are You Authentic Online as A Member of the Body of Christ

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Are You Authentic Online as A Member of the Body of Christ
William Jackson, M.Ed.
Let The Bible Speak TV
Church of Christ and Social Media

Let The Bible Speak TV

Let The Bible Speak TV

Being “authentic” and real is a challenge to many Christians
as they post content on social media platforms. The ability
to be your authentic self and a member of the Body of
Christ should not be a contradiction of personality and
walking with Christ.
Sharing  what and who we are can be represented by
using Emoji’s, graphics, animated images, and even videos.
Sharing our lives online can be fun and enjoyable, but as
members of the Body of Christ we should be careful about
the perceptions people have about our behaviors and being
a Christian.

This digital content may hide who people really are and creates
unauthorized views. Being real means not trying to pretend to
be something different than God created us to be. Being a
Christian should not be covered by digital enhancements
because God sees our hearts. We cannot hide from God even
online. He knows our thoughts our feelings and our desires.
Being “authentic” and Christian should show Christs love for all,
it is genuine, deliberate and shares the love of Christ.

Christians should know who they are, and be honest with
themselves even if they struggle with challenges.
We cannot “play” with God in our minds nor play a role that is
not us. Roles cannot be maintained, wearing a mask of
impersonation that is a lie to a Christian walk.
In online environments to many pretend, they are playing
a role they must try to sustain. There online activities creates
a false view and perceptions of who Christians are not.
Being a Christian must stay in the light at all times, There is
an intimate relationship with Christ that should not be a lie
nor should it be played like a toy. Christians should have the
courage, humility, understanding and decency to be true.

The digital content created by Christians is a permanent
mark or a permanent digital footprint that is either following
Christ or being lead in an opposite direction to a path of
rebellion and false learning. Christians should be cautious of
self-promotion, false witnessing and egotistical words.
Christians, as a member of the Body of Christ should know
what direction they are going and who they are following.
Consider your walk with Christ online and offline.
Peter denied Christ 3 times while standing around the fire,
will you deny Christ as you share content on Facebook,
Twitter, LinkedIn and other digital platforms?

Think about what and who you represent with your social
media content and how it makes Christ look when His followers
act like the world instead of being obedient to the spirit.

Let The Bible Speak a TV, Jos, Nigeria
#LTBSTV
https://www.facebook.com/LET-the-BIBLE-SPEAK-TV-109526513806972/
Church of Christ and Social Media Jacksonville, Florida
https://churchofchristandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/

June 29, 2018

“Let’s Take A Selfie” – Artist Drawings

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“Let’s Take A Selfie”
II Corinthians 13:5
The 2018 Florida Statewide
Youth for Christ Conference
Wednesday, June 27th to Saturday, June 30th 2018

Created by the youth, teens and young adults attending the
youth conference in Jacksonville, Florida

Sharing their visual representation of taking a “Selfie”

 

November 10, 2017

Northside Church of Christ Homecoming and Anniversary

Northside Church of Christ
Homecoming and Anniversary
2017
Northside Church of Christ in Jacksonville Florida

February 26, 2017

A Girls Journey Into Social Media

A Girls Journey Into Social Media
by William Jackson and Breyonna Fox
My Quest to Teach

JIW Group Photo.jpg

Journey Into Womanhood a wonderful collaboration of
young ladies from elementary age to high school held a
workshop  dedicated to teaching about Social Media
safety and responsibility, the prevention of Cyberbullying
and the problems Sexting causes in destroying a girls
reputation and potentially their future career choices.

Elexia Coleman the director and visionary of the program
provides educational,  intellectual, culturally bonding and
community experiences that help girls and young  ladies
grow and blossom in an environment that is encouraging
and engaging.

JIW is an opportunity for girls and young ladies to experience
presentations on multiple levels of activity; professionals like
William Jackson and his intern Breyonna Fox talked to the
ladies on serious subjects that potentially influence decisions
that can have social and career influences.

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Asya and Breyonna Fox

Ms. Fox spoke on her experiences on being bullied and how
Sexting can destroy lives and involve law enforcement.
Ms. Fox shared how girls in high school are under the false
ideas that Sexting is glamorous until their photos are shared
with others that where not intended to see them because of
breaking up with friends and trying to impress a boy or girl.

Boys are involved in Sexting as well and can suffer social and
criminal investigation. There are legal issues that could result
in charges of pornography and child endangerment that may
follow a boy or girl through their life. Ms. Fox shared that  each
girl present  should have personal self-confidence and
self-respect. “The unfortunate reality is that  girls and women
have committed suicide because of Bullying and Sexting.”
Breyonna Fox

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William Jackson a teacher in the public school system and a
Professor at Edward Waters College shares with the young
ladies that there is nothing a boy or man can provide that is
more important than personal respect and pride. Through
education a young lady and woman can achieve great things
above and beyond the material things a person like a boy or
girl can give them.

The title of the workshop, “How to be Dope and Responsible
on Social Media,” is available to other organizations that work
with youth, teens and young  adults.  Mr. Jackson speaks at the
international conference Preventing Crime in the Black
Community on preventing bullying, cyberbullying, the power
of incorporating STEM in  education and many aspects of
Social Media.

Volunteers are key to the success of JIW program that will be
celebrating the end of another program year on
Sunday, April 9th  2017 at their annual banquet. JIW is a 501c3
program and accepts donations to provide services to the
participants that will have life-long influence to help the
young ladies grow into future leaders in business, finance,
commerce, education and other careers that fulfill dreams.

The rewarding results of JIW can be seen in the community
involvement of girls and young ladies like Taylor Richardson
#AstronautStarBright, she is working to become an astronaut
and travel to Mars and back,  Taylor and her mom are working
to help girls and women in Jacksonville to see the movie
“Hidden Figures.” They were both invited by the Obama
administration to the White House premiere. Sitting with
current and past NASA astronauts, the actors of Hidden
Figures, First Lady Michelle Obama and other dignitaries.

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Taylor along with other young ladies are doing extraordinary
things in the community and bringing awesome media and news
reports of the great contributions young ladies are providing in
Jacksonville, Florida.

Sponsorship’s and donations are welcomed by JIW to help
continue the works they do in the community that influence
positive directions and accomplishments.

 Resources:
Journey Into Womanhood – http://theconnectory.org/program/journey-into-womanhood-2
JIW Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/empowerment.resources/
The Program
http://www.empowermentresourcesinc.org/what-we-do/journey-into-womanhood-program/

Additional Photos from 2017 -2016 – 2015 Workshops on
STEAM – Cyberbullying – Social Media – Sexting – Education

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