Easter is over. The chocolate bunnies are eaten. The leftovers from Easter dinner are gone. The new outfits have been dry cleaned and tucked away in the closet. It's back to business as usual. But if we celebrate the resurrection then go back to status quo then we've missed the point.
Easter is a new beginning. For the Jewish people Passover was a significant time. While the Israelites were enslaved in Egypt the last plague was the Passover. Everyone who Read more
Last time we looked at how Nehemiah's passion led him to complete the tremendous undertaking of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem in 52 days, but he didn't do it alone.....
How often have you had an idea, a vision, a passion you wanted to pursue, but it never went beyond an idea in your head because you had no idea how you would make it happen? Yeah, its sounded like a good idea, but that thought of trying to accomplish Read more
Often when we hear the word passion, we think of it in the context of love and romance. Most people can relate to that feeling of being in love. You fall for that special someone and they become your obsession. That special person is all you think about. You'd do almost anything for them.
You can also get passionate about a goal. Something you feel driven to accomplish. Something that you're willing to put your all into, make sacrifices for. Read more
Last time, I asked for your help in raising money for my church’s current initiative: buy 300 Food Packets to send home with kids over spring break. Essentially, the food pack is enough stuff for the kids to make themselves a peanut butter and jelly sandwich everyday. So we’re sitting in church last Sunday, listening to the man explain the initiative and my son (whose 9) leans over to me and says “Mom, that’s all they get? They should Read more
This is my new favorite song. Who says that Christian music can’t get you hyped?
Te Amo, I love You
Con todo mi corazon
Te Amo, I love You
Con todo mi corazon
With all my heart, Oh Senor
With all my soul, Oh Senor
I Love You Lord
Your love is out outta this world
like a thief como ladron
You stole my heart corazon
your love is so magnetic
it keeps pulling me closer in
y tu son mi todo padre
you are my everything
al fin encontre lo que buscaba
cuando tenia nada
mi alma estava tan vacia but now
I finally found what I was missing
every christian thats listening
can reminisce to what im talking about
its a love that I can’t contain
something that you just can’t explain
can’t hold back and I cant refrain
’cause God your love its like pouring rain
13 “You are the salt of the earth. But suppose the salt loses its saltiness. How can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything. It will be thrown out. People will walk all over it.
14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill can’t be hidden. 15 Also, people do not light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand. Then it gives light to everyone in the house.
16 “In the same way, let your light shine in front of others. Then they will see the good things you do. And they will praise your Father who is in heaven.
This is my all-time absolutely favorite gospel song. I know there are many artists who have done redentions of this song but when Helen Baylor starts singing the intro it sends chills down my spine every time I hear it. And when she lets the choir take it (around 3:55)….aw man….I could listen to that part over and over and over again. Enjoy!
This is one of my most favorite worship songs. This is the kind of song that makes you get up and move. But more importantly this is one of those songs that truly embrace the message of Jesus. We’re all one big family in this Christian walk. Asian, African, Brazilian…” every tribe, every tongue, every nation.” Enjoy.
We did a flash mob dance to this song yesterday at church (Compass Community Church). It was a lot of fun! About 15 of us got in front of the church dancing while several people in the audience stood, rocking it out at their seats. What an amazing worship time! I can’t believe there are denominations of Christianity who find dancing sinful. 2 Samuel 6:14 says “He [David] danced in the sight of the Lord with all his might.” We can dance for everything else, why can’t we dance for the Lord? Enjoy the video!
The words painted a rich illustration of the many biblical prophesies fulfilled by Christ’s birth. So the story of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” is really a condensed study of the Bible’s view of the Messiah-who he was, what lie represented and why lie had to come to Earth….the song’s lyrics reveal the unfolding story of the Messiah.
For the people of the Dark Ages-few of whom read or had access to the Bible-the song was one of the few examples of the full story of how the New and Old Testament views of the Messiah came together in the birth and life of Jesus. Because it brought the story of Christ the Savior to life during hundreds of years of ignorance and darkness, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel” ranks as one of the most important songs in the history of the Christian faith.