"This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn't go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death… Continue
Added by Kim Black on November 30, 2009 at 2:00am —
My friend and fellow pastor, Matt Dirks, recently wrote the following blog about the ongoing nature of salvation. In it he does an excellent job at fleshing out a full theological understanding of salvation (i.e. regeneration, sanctification, and glorification) in simple everyday language.
Matt earned his Mdiv. from Talbot Seminary, La Mirada, CA. He is currently ministering as a church planter Hawaii Kai, Hawaii.
Added by Daniel Lyle on November 28, 2009 at 5:06pm —
2 Corinthians 3:18
So all of us who have have that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord -- who is the Spirit -- makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image. NLT
In our Christian journey, have we ever stopped for awhile, think things over and asked ourselves, "Am I doing things for God's glory?"
GLORY - refers to the beauty, power, or honor; a quality of God's character that emphasizes His… Continue
Added by Ava Canaceli on November 25, 2009 at 12:55am —
Calgon take me away!!! You’ve probably seen the commercials and scenes from television and film where the main character in the midst of a terrible, chaotic, and problematic situation drops everything and walks away. The character is later seen relaxing in some exotic location, or some peaceful setting not worrying about the previous situation at all. Most of the time watching a scene like that would make me think, “I wish I could do that,” or “it… Continue
Added by Dionne on November 21, 2009 at 2:11am —
Figured I better post that the CD is now available on CDbaby since my last post was about sending it off. You can check it out at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ElmanAuthement
Added by Elman Authement on November 20, 2009 at 8:29pm —
A new TV commercial says "An educated world is a better world."
That might be true.
But, I prefer a new world.
Only Jesus the Christ can do that.
"This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life." (… Continue
Added by Kim Black on November 19, 2009 at 8:47pm —
Hey y'all!! That's southern for "you all' or "you guys"! I will soon be posting songs from my demo c.d., for the very first time and am looking forward to your feedback. It's awesome to have the privilege to get to listen to so many anointed brothers and sisters from around the world! I am so blown away by that, it's soooo cool! So, be looking for them very soon. I have a special prayer request; I have just accepted the position of Worship leader at a new church called Lifetime Ministry here in… Continue
Added by Bertie Huff on November 18, 2009 at 4:42am —
So, I just posted a new song "Thank You",at kurtisparks.com, and it comes at a good time of the year, as we are approaching one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving!
It's so easy for us to just look past all the things that most people in 3rd world countries will never get to experience in life. As I'm typing on the computer, I'm reminded that there are millions of homeless kids and orphans with no homes, people who will be lucky just to eat some food today, much less learn what "the… Continue
Added by Kurtis Parks on November 17, 2009 at 4:54pm —
God is movin', shakin', and stirring things up, AMEN?!! I am so excited to announce that I have the privilege and the honor of being asked to lead worship at the new Lifetime Ministry Church here in St. Augustine, Florida. I have joined the associate pastor from my former church (Family Worship Center) and his family in this awesome kingdom adventure, stemming from a passion/vision that God had placed in his heart months ago. Little did I know that God was preparing me for "such a time as this"… Continue
Added by Bertie Huff on November 16, 2009 at 7:32pm —
"He must become greater; I must become less." (John 3:22-31, NIV)
Environmental footprint: "The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) produced by an individual or household, through vehicle emissions, electricity use, and fuel consumption. The bigger the… Continue
Added by Kim Black on November 14, 2009 at 1:57am —
Greetings from the trenches. I am not sure what battle you are facing today, but I know you are facing one. We are all living in the middle of a war. One of our most powerful weapons is praise. Praise is a warfare strategy that has been winning wars throughout the ages.
2 Chronicles 20:22
“When they began singing and praising...” The Israelites used praise as God’s appointed weapon for winning a tremendous victory. They had not even reached the battlefront when God acted and… Continue
Added by David Roy on November 11, 2009 at 3:10pm —
CLIMATE STARTS IN DAY, THEN TO WEEKS, TO MONTHS AND YEARS... THEN WE ARE TO ABIDE IN THE CLIMATE. JUST LIKE THE PRESENCE OF GOD. IT BECOMES OUR CLIMATE. NOTHING CAN CHANGE IT!
LET US CARRY THE PRESENCE OF GOD EVERYWHERE WE ARE =)
Added by mary grace castillo on November 10, 2009 at 3:41pm —
At the Barber Shop I go to, we talk about guitars a lot. One of the Barber’s, Clay, was telling me that a bunch of guys get together at the Barber Shop on Monday nights to pick guitar. He invited me to come. I travel a lot and couldn’t make a Monday night for a couple of months. One Monday, my son, Matthew, and I decided to go to the Barber Shop and play. I warned Matthew before we went that probably all they would play would be bluegrass and old gospel which neither of us cares for, but we… Continue
Added by David Harrell on November 10, 2009 at 12:11pm —
first of all... thank you so much for all your comments and feedbacks on my demos so far.
now it is "official" :-) the CD will be named "blank sheet of paper" .... cause in fact, thats all what i, as a human beeing, can give. a blank sheet of paper for god to write on it... to let his hand moving all over my life and make me whatever he wants me to be.
there will be 8 tracks on it. ... maybe one additional track of another chrsitian artist from my hometown... we`ll… Continue
Added by Daniel John Riedl on November 10, 2009 at 10:51am —
Recently, I had the opportunity to sing at a church outside of Austin, TX. After the end of the service I was standing at the back of the sanctuary talking to some folks when I looked across the auditorium and noticed Sarah. Sarah was around 4 maybe 5 years old. She was wearing a pretty little pink dress. Her shiny brown hair was shoulder length and adorned with a darling pink bow that secured a small pony-tail on the exact top of her head. She caught my attention because she was very… Continue
Added by Tom Long on November 9, 2009 at 10:58pm —
Not by might, not by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD. This morning we might look at adding "not by numbers up in front."
We had 1 vocalist (me) 1 guitarist, and 1 drummer. Our pianist, our other guitarist, and our other vocalist were either sick, unavailable, or out of town. With the last-minute loss of the one guitarist we had to swap one song on our playlist (with the accompanying last-minute PowerPoint change) for something the remaining guitarist knew better.
Added by Dan Camp on November 9, 2009 at 3:24am —
“He has given me a new song to sing, of praise to our God. Now many will hear of the glorious things He did for me, and stand in awe before the Lord, and put their trust in Him” Psalm 40:3
Jim was big man on campus, president of his fraternity and an atheist. He ridiculed all those who professed faith in God, especially the Christians in his fraternity house.
I was invited, over his objections, to speak at one of their weekly meetings. A number of fraternity brothers… Continue
Added by David Roy on November 7, 2009 at 5:13pm —
So in 2003, I suddenly felt the deep desire to serve God in a very real way that required me to acquire some theological training. Lo and behold, God laid in my lap an opportunity to attend Florida Christian College and complete my degree in a unique program that allowed for attendance on campus one night a week. In 26 months, I completed my BS in Christian Ministry with a Specialization in Leadership.
Now, I am fortunate enough to offer an opportunity for others to work toward that… Continue
Added by Lori Gates on November 6, 2009 at 9:15pm —
A couple weeks ago my daughter was out in the yard taking pictures. Later that evening she asked if she could use my computer. She left behind a picture of a ladybug on my desktop. This was no ordinary ladybug. You could tell she’d been through something because she had a dent on her back a "chink in her armor". For the past week every time I sat down at my desk or returned to my desktop I saw this ladybug with the chink in her armor. I found myself wondering how she got it. Was she in a fight?… Continue
Added by Tom Long on November 6, 2009 at 9:00pm —
It really ticks me off when the devil tries to get you down or discourage you. Today I received a phone call from someone, and since I hadn't talked to them since Tuesday I told them about me being able to start school Monday. Their reply was "oh ok, you do know Boeing is hiring right, you should go work there." Just to let any and all know I have spent the last 12 years of my life at a dead end because I had no schooling. Even though I had all the experience I was always told that I couldn't… Continue
Added by David Furtick on November 5, 2009 at 10:25pm —