Before they call . . . I will answer !

A storehouse of unlimited resources is opened to all who knock in faith . . .

Behold, I have set before you an open door, and no man can close it . . . !”

Revelation 3:8 and Isaiah 22:22

     “Jesus answering saith unto them (us) . . . Have faith in God !
For God is not a man that He should lie, nor the son of a man, that He should change His mind; for hath He said, and shall He not do it?   or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good ?
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Questions on Music ?

hymns 2Comparing Hymns and Contemporary Worship Songs

As most of you know, I believe wholeheartedly that a healthy church chooses congregational songs with theologically rich text and well-crafted, singable music. This is part one of a three part discussion on some of the differences between hymnody and contemporary worship songs.

The Problem

     Protestant denominations have been singing people since the days of the Reformation. Their hymns represented the mettle and fortitude they displayed in breaking away from the religious establishment (Roman Catholic church), and forging ahead in their new faith traditions. The American versions of these faith traditions initially carried on the mantle of hymnody, with much content being shared between denominational lines. In many churches today, hymns and hymnals remain, either as a vital piece of corporate worship practices or as a sentimental nod to the past.

In other churches, including churches in most if not all major denominations, there has been a decided shift . . . .
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Exodus – The True Story of History’s Greatest Deliverance !

Reared in the ways of the God of the heavens during his early childhood, Moses, who was drawn from the water, was moved from his humble abode to one of privilege with every amenity. Temptation abounded, but the teaching of his mother in the way of truth lingered in his mind, even as he was tutored in the schools of the pharaoh. With his leadership and military training behind him, yet convinced of his sacred duty, he ached to see his people suffer.

Exodus cover1Thus, Moses committed the same grave error of many of his ancestors: taking matters into his own hands. An Egyptian oppressor died because of Moses’ misguided fervor, which sent him fleeing as a fugitive. In the mountains of Moses’ refuge, God broke down the strongholds of Egyptian influence.

As forty years of Moses’ life passed in his wilderness hideaway, God instilled in His servant lessons of faith, patience, humility, and reverence. When Moses was humbled, God met him at the burning bush. He trembled at the thought of returning to the land of his birth to face a brotherly foe. Only then did God lay out His detailed instruction to rescue the Hebrew people. Together Moses and his brother Aaron took the message of God to the earthly king: “Let My people go ! Continue reading

The Fight of Faith – how the Victory is made your own ?

rejoice2     “And I heard a loud Voice saying in heaven, Now is come Salvation and Strength, and the Kingdom (Sovereign, King, Reign) of our God, and the power of His Christ (Anointed One, Anointing): for the Accuser (Satan) of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night . . . !”   Revelation 12:10

     “Now is the judgment (tribunal, condemnation) of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out. And I, if I be lifted up, will draw all men unto Me . . . !”   John 12:31-32 

O sing unto the LORD (Jehovah, Yehuwah) a new song; for He hath done marvelous things. His Right Hand, and His holy Arm hath gotten Him the Victory ! . . . . The LORD hath made known His Salvation: His righteousness hath He openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.     He hath remembered His mercy and His Truth (Word of Promise) toward the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the Salvation (H3444 – Yehushua) of our God . . . !”     Psalm 98:1-3
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