Friday, October 29, 2010

A Little J.C. Penney Inspiration

The Great Depression took a major toll on a man by the name of J.C. Penney. He took it particularly hard, endangering his very health. Anxious and desperate because of huge financial losses, he felt he had nothing to live for. Even his family and friends shunned him completely. In the hospital one night, he grew so demoralized he expected to die before morning, but he heard singing coming from the little hospital chapel. The words of the song said “Be not dismayed whatever betide; God will take care of you.”

Entering into the chapel, Penney listened to the song and to the Scripture reading and prayer. He later wrote, “Suddenly, something happened. I can’t explain it. I can only call it a miracle. I felt as if I had been instantly lifted out of darkness of a dungeon into a warm, brilliant sunlight.” From that day, J.C. Penney was never plagued with worry, and he later called those moments in that chapel “the most dramatic and glorious twenty five minutes of my life.” When he died at the age of 95, he left behind over 1,600 retail department stores in his name.

Whether you believe it or not, music is therapy for the soul. I don’t have much of a voice but when I was 13 years old, I became born again. From that moment on, I love to sing and proclaim the name of Christ and the wonders of God through song. Its an incredible thing what He can do with someone as lowly as myself. I have had two songs prepared in my heart for 17 years and I have never sung them publicly. Now, this is it. For my Graceway family, I am going to perform these two songs I have in mind, one being soon, another during the holiday season, and my prayer is that you will be blessed through the proclamation of His name through song. Today, lift up your heart in song; it is good to sing praises to our God. Be encouraged by this. Bless God.

“Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting.” (Psalm 147:1 ESV)


Monday, October 25, 2010

A Wonderful Open Air

Open air preaching...from start to finish. This is one of the best that I've seen in a very long time. Amazing speaker, Chad is. Be blessed by this............

Monday, October 18, 2010

"Virtually alone......."

"When God opened my eyes to the biblical use of the Law of God in evangelism,
as well the biblical way to present Christ and Him crucified, I found myself virtually alone amongst my Christian friends and church family. When I talked about distributing gospel tracts, engaging strangers in conversation, and preaching the gospel in the open-air, many of my fellow Christians looked at me kindly, but, at the same time, as if I had two heads and three eyes. It was as if I was speaking an entirely different language."-Tony Miano

To the Corner with The Cross 10/15/10

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Texas Revival Series III ---The Tony Miano Sessions

Encouraged....blessed....changed....aware....repentant....longing to grow in Christ so that I can be more like Him. These are just a few of the reactions and emotions I've had since making a visit to Texas this last weekend for the Texas Revival Series III. Jon Speed, along with The Lost Cause Ministries put on a great event.

Tony Miano was the guest speaker. He preached twice. Amazing, both times.

Him We Proclaim
Colossians 1:28-29

"The Greatest Word in All The Bible"
Romans 3

All in all, this was an amazing conference and life changing if you let the Lord do His work.

I shall post much more later.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

Swing From Natural to Spiritual in Conversations

Join Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains) and Todd Friel (Wretched Radio) as they discuss and portray how easy it is to swing conversations throughout your day to spiritual as Jesus did in John 4.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What Is the Cure to Modern Day False Teaching?

Take two Tylenol and listen to this woman define what truth is going to make your head hurt. How do you know that you are continuing in the faith...according to Alistair Begg.

Ray and Todd Present Short Attention Span Radio