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  • 00:34

    SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN: THE FIRST AND FOREMOST RESOLUTION

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYBODY.  WITH THE BEGINNING OF 2016, A NEW YEAR WHICH NOT SO LONG AGO SEEMED UNIMAGINABLE, THE CHANGE ON OUR CALENDAR OFFERS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO RENEW OURSELVES AND ESTABLISH NEW GOALS FOR OUR LIVES.  MANY OF US BEGIN THE PROCESS BY MAKING NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS, FOR IT GIVES US A GREAT WAY TO ANALYZE OUR PAST THOUGHTS AND ACTIONS AND IDENTIFY OUR MISTAKES AND DETERMINE WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO IMPROVE.  FOR CHRISTIANS, OUR FIRST AND FOREMOST RESOLUTION MUST BE TO PUT JESUS FIRST IN ALL WE DO.  AND WHILE WE MAY HAVE DONE THIS BEFORE IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO ONCE AGAIN STATE IT, AS WE SHOULD BE DOING EVERY DAY,FOR AS MORTAL HUMANS WE KNOW THAT WE WILL SIN AND WE MUST DO ALL THAT WE CAN TO AVOID RECURRENCE.


    WE CAN ONLY DO SO IF WE FIRST HAVE FAITH AND BELIEVE IN HIM AND THAT MEANS PUTTING HIM FIRST. AND DON'T FRET TOO MUCH, BECAUSE HE KNOWS THAT WE WILL MAKE MISTAKES.  WHAT HE IS LOOKING FOR FROM US IS HARD WORK TO AVOID THEM BY SEEKING HIS GUIDANCE AND MAKING OUR DECISIONS FROM IT.  AND THAT, MY FRIENDS, IS A MAJOR PART OF WHAT BELIEVING IN HIM IS ALL ABOUT.  WON'T YOU JOIN US THIS WEEKEND TO RENEW YOUR COMMITMENT?  THE SHOW WILL BE AVAILABLE EARLY THIS WEEKEND AND THEN WILL REMAIN ON LINE.


    SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN IS A WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL PROVIDED BY NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE.  IT IS OPEN TO ALL WHO WANT TO SHARE IN THE GLORY THAT COMES IN LIVING FOR THE KING OF KINGS.  GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  • 00:39

    SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN: THE CHRISTMAS STAR

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    THIS SUNDAY, THE THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT OR GAUDETTE SUNDAY, IS OFTEN USED TO SIGNIFY OUR REJOICING AS THE BLESSED EVENT, THE COMMEMORATION OF THE BIRTH OF CHRIST, NEARS. THE TERM GAUDETTE IS LATIN, TRANSLATED TO MEAN REJOICE, AND CLEARLY WE REJOICE AT BOTH THE CELEBRATION OF THE PAST AS WELL AS THE ANTICIPATION AND PREPARATION FOR JESUS' SECOND COMING AT A TIME WE DO NOT KNOW.  THE STORY OF CHRISTMAS IS FULL OF WONDERS AND EVENTS INSPIRED BY GOD TO BRING IT TO US IN A WAY THAT IS AWE INSPIRING. CLEARLY THE MESSAGE IS ASTOUNDING AND WHILE PLENTY OF EVIDENCE CAN BE FOUND TO SHOW ITS REALITY, IT REQUIRES FAITH TO REALLY UNDERSTAND IT. SO WE HAVE A FREE WILL CHOICE TO MAKE AND THE RIGHT CHOICE, TO BELIEVE, OFFERS RICHES AND BEAUTY BEYOND ANYTHING WE CAN IMAGINE.


    THIS WEEKEND'S SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN WILL FOCUS ON THIS PORTION OF THE CHRISTMAS STORY, LEADING TOWARD THE ULTIMATE CLIMAX WITH THE BIRTH OF CHRIST JUST TWO WEEKS AWAY.  WE'LL HAVE A MESSAGE, SCRIPTURE, BEAUTIFUL MUSIC AND A PRAYER, YET ALL DONE IN A SHORT AND CONCISE TIMESPAN.  WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US TO CELEBRATE THE KING OF KINGS. SHOW GOES LIVE AT 9:30 FRIDAY NIGHT AND WILL BE AVAILABLE THEREAFTER 24/7.


    SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN OFFERS AN EASY WAY FOR THOSE WHO CAN'T MAKE IT TO CHURCH OR JUST HAVE QUESTIONS AND A QUEST FOR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN FAITH IN AN EASY TO UNDERSTAND FASHION.  WE WELCOME, OF COURSE, ANYONE WHO WANTS TO CELEBRATE JESUS CHRIST AND LIVE FOR HIM.  WE HOPE YOU FIND IT OF VALUE TO YOUR LIFE.

  • 00:24

    SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN: WHAT IS REAL VICTORY IN LIFE?

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    AS MORTAL HUMANS, WE ALL LIKE TO EXPERIENCE A ABOUT VICTORY. THERE ARE SPORTS VICTORIES, POLITICAL VICTORIES, VICTORIES RESULTING IN PROMOTION OR A PAY RAISE OR VICTORY WHEN THAT SPECIAL SOMEONE AGREES TO BE OUR SOULMATE FOR LIFE AS WELL AS MANY, MANY MORE.  BUT WHAT ARE ALL OF THESE WHEN COMPARED WITH THE VICTORY OVER DEATH?  AFTER ALL, VICTORY OVER DEATH COMES WITH FAITH AND BELIEF IN JESUS CHRIST AS LORD AND SAVIOR. AND THE LIFE BEYOND OUR MORTALITY IS INDEED UNIMAGINABLE BECAUSE THERE WILL BE NO PAIN, NO SUFFERING AND ETERNAL JOY.


    WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US ON THIS WEEKEND'S SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN WHICH WILL BE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND NO LATER THAN SATURDAY MORNING. WE TRY AND BROADCAST SO THAT IT CAN BE LISTENED TO ANY TIME OF THE WEEKEND THAT IS DESIRABLE. IT'S PRODUCED BY NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE FOR THOSE WHO BELIEVE AS WELL AS THOSE WHO HAVE QUESTIONS AND UNCERTAINTIES AND WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN FAITH.


    WE'LL HAVE A SHORT SCRIPTURAL VERSE OR TWO TO FOCUS OUR COMMENTS, A SHORT MESSAGE, PRAYER AND GOOD CHRISTIAN MUSIC.  WE HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE THE ULTIMATE VICTORY OF LIFE ETERNAL.  GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  • 00:37

    SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN: DOES THE WORLD NEED A PROPHET TODAY?

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    THE PROPHET ISAIAH WAS A TRULY WISE MAN GIVEN THE ABILITY TO EVALUATE AND FORESEE THINGS FROM GOD.  BUT DESPITE HIS WISDOM AND COUNSEL TO LEADERS OF ANCIENT JUDAH SOME 2700 YEARS AGO, EVEN HE WAS EVENTUALLY PUT TO DEATH BECAUSE HE PROVIDED ADVICE THAT THE RULERS NO LONGER WANTED TO HEAR.  MANKIND HAS SINCE THE BEGINNING OF CREATION FALLEN INTO SIN, VIOLATING THE TRUST THAT GOD GAVE MORTAL BEINGS DUE TO THE DESIRE FOR PHYSICAL SELF-INDULGENCE,  ACQUISITION OF RICHES AND POWER, EVEN FOR PRIDE.  TODAY SINFULNESS SEEMS TO BE CONSTANTLY GROWING AS WE IN MODERN SOCIETY OFTEN FORGET THE ONE WHO MADE US.  AND THAT BRINGS US TO THE QUESTION:  DO WE MORTALS NEED A MODERN DAY PROPHET TO GUIDE US?  AND THE ANSWER MIGHT SURPRISE YOU, BUT YOU’LL JUST HAVE TO TUNE IN TO SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN THIS WEEKEND IF YOU WANT TO HEAR OUR ANSWER.


    SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN IS A WEEKEND DEVOTIONAL PROGRAM PROVIDED BY NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE.  IT IS OFFERED FOR CHRISTIANS OR ANYONE WANTING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN FAITH, ESPECIALLY THE INFIRM AND OTHERS WHO ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND CHURCH.  WE HOPE YOU’LL JOIN US FOR SOME SCRIPTURE, A MESSAGE, GOOD CHRISTIAN MUSIC AND PRAYER.  IT IS JUST ANOTHER AVENUE TO SHARE THE “GOOD NEWS” WITH THOSE WHO SEEK IT.

  • 00:39

    SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN: HAVE WE CREATED A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE LIVING GOD?

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    THIS PAST WEEK HAS BEEN A TOUGH ONE. THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE LISTENED TO MY BROADCASTS KNOW THAT THE WORLD, EVEN HERE IN THE USA IS CHANGING SO FAST THAT MOST CAN'T EVEN COPE.  AND WHILE GOVERNMENT HAS FOR MANY REPLACED OUR FAITH AS THE SOURCE OF THE ANSWERS SOUGHT, DEEP DOWN INSIDE WE KNOW THERE IS SOMETHING MUCH GREATER. IT IS GOD, THE ALL POWERFUL LIVING GOD WHO GAVE US ALL THAT WE HAVE AND IS READY TO HELP US IF WE ASK FOR HIS HELP. FAITH IS AN INDIVIDUAL THING REQUIRING US TO BELIEVE IN THE TRINITY AND KNOWING THAT OUR ULTIMATE SALVATION IS AN INDIVIDUAL RESULT OF THE PROPER USE OF OUR FREE WILL. AND WHEN GOOD PEOPLE OF FAITH BAND TOGETHER IN THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD AND WORK HARD FOR HIM AND PRAY FOR HIS HELP, GREAT THINGS CAN HAPPEN.  GOD IS ALWAYS LISTENING TO US. HE IS CAPABLE OF ANYTHING BUT WE MUST TURN OUR LIFE OVER TO HIM TO REAP THE BENEFITS.


    ON THIS WEEK'S SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN (WHICH IS GOING TO BE PRESENTED IN THE AFTERNOON ON SUNDAY INSTEAD DUE TO OTHER COMMITMENTS) WE WILL TALK ABOUT WHAT TYPES OF TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS WE FACE AND HOW, THROUGH OUR FAITH, WE CAN WEATHER THE STORM AND WIN THE BATTLE FOR REDEMPTION.  THE SHOW WILL AIR LIVE AT 1:30PM (ET) AND WILL THEN BE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND 24/7. THE SHOW IS INSPIRED BY THAT GREAT JOHNNY CASH SONG, SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN) ABOUT A SINNER WHO REMEMBERS HIS EARLIER YEARS AND SEEKS TO FIND HIS WAY AGAIN. WE SHOULD ALL BE ABLE TO RELATE TO HIS MESSAGE SINCE WE ARE ALL MORTAL SINNERS WHO ALWAYS NEED GOD'S GUIDANCE. HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US FOR A MESSAGE, SCRIPTURE, SOME CHRISTIAN MUSIC AND A PRAYER. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  • 00:35

    SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN: THE OTHER MIRACLE BABY

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    ON THIS WEEKEND'S SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN WE WILL DISCUSS ANOTHER MIRACLE BABY BORN A MERE FIVE MONTHS BEFORE JESUS.  HE WASN'T AN IMMACULATE COMCEPTION, BUT HE WAS BORN TO AN ELDERLY WOMAN WHO WAS BARREN AND BEYOND THE AGE OF MOTHERHOOD, YET SHE CONCEIVED A BABY BOY WHO WOULD PAVE THE WAY AS THE "ADVANCE MAN" FOR THE MINISTRY OF JESUS CHRIST.  HE WAS ALSO HIS COUSIN.  THAT BABY GREW TO BE JOHN THE BAPTIST, COMMISSIONED BY GOD TO OPEN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE TO THE LIVING MESSIAH.


    WHILE WE DON'T MUCH ABOUT JESUS AND JOHN FOR MUCH OF THEIR LIVES, WE DO KNOW THAT WHEN JESUS WAS IN THE WILDERNESS JOHN WAS SOWING THE SEEDS FOR HIS MESSAGE. A WILD EYED BUT CLEAR SPEAKING EVANGELIST, JOHN LIVED IN THE DESERT AND DEVOTED HIS LIFE TO HIS MISSION FOR THE LIVING CHRIST.  AND LIKE SO MANY WHO FOUND THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE, HE SUFFERED A BRUTAL DEATH, YET NEVER RELENTED ON HIS MISSION OR RECANTED HIS BELIEFS.


    JOIN US FOR A DIFFERENT KIND OF CHRISTMAS MESSAGE, ABOUT A KEY PLAYER BORN AT THE SAME TIME AND THE LINK HE HAD TO THE STORY OF JESUS.  WE WILL HAVE A SHORT SCRIPTURE, CHRISTMAS MUSIC, A PRAYER, AND OUR MESSAGE.  THE SHOW WILL GO LIVE SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND THEN REMAIN AVAILABLE 24/7.

  • 00:40

    SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN: WILL WE EVER LEARN?

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    EVER SINCE THE CREATION OF MAN AND WOMAN, MANKIND HAS HAD PROBLEMS FOLLOWING GOD'S WISHES AND COMMANDS.  HE GAVE US LIFE AND YET WE COINTINUALLY DISAPPOINT HIM. FROM THE BITE OF THE APPLE IN THE GARDEN TO OUR REJECTION OF MANY OF HIS LAWS TODAY, WE TURN OUR BACK ON THE ONE WHO LOVES US AND WANTS US TO INHERIT HIS KINGDOM WHEN OUR LIFE ON EARTH.  SO WILL WE EVER LEARN?


    ON THIS WEEKEND'S SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN WE WILL LOOK AT SOME OF THE EVENTS THAT HAVE SHOWN OUR ERRING WAYS BUT WE WILL ALSO SHOW SOME OF THE EVENTS THAT TOOK A SUDDEN TURN ON OUR BEHALF, EVENTS THAT TO THOSE OF US WITH FAITH ARE MORE THAN COINCIDENCE.  AFTER ALL, THERE IS A REASON FOR ALL THINGS AND GOD DOES GIVE A NOD AND A PUSH FOR THOSE WHO DO THEIR BEST TO FOLLOW HIS WAY.


    WE WILL ALSO TALK ABOUT WHAT WE NEED TO STOP DISAPPOINTING HIM, THINGS THAT WILL MAKE HIM LOOK UPON US WITH LOVE AND GRACE.  THE SHOW WILL BE BROADCAST TONIGHT AT 9 AFTERWHICH IT WILL BE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND 24/7. SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN IS A NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE PRODUCTION PROVIDED WITH THE HOPE THAT IT WILL GIVE YOU THE DESIRE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT GOD IN THREE PERSONS AND HOW IMPORTANT OUR LIVING FOR HIM IS IF WE WANT TO TRULY BE SUCCESSFUL. THAT SUCCESS, IF ATTAINED, WILL RESULT IN OUR JOINING HIM IN HEAVEN ABOVE WHEN OUR TIME ON EARTH IS COMPLETE.


    I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US AND LET HIM INTO YOUR LIFE.


     

  • 00:28

    SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN: THE VALUE OF A GOOD FRIEND

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    HAVE YOU EVER LOST A GOOD FRIEND, SOMEONE YOU THOUGHT WOULD BE THERE FOREVER?  MAYBE THEY DIED OR MOVED AWAY, OR MAYBE THE TWO OF YOU HAD A FALLING OUT WHATEVER THE CAUSE.  IN ANY EVENT, IT HURTS AND SOMETIMES IT JUST MAKES US MORE WARY OF LETTING OTHERS GET CLOSE TO US. AND SINCE THE LORD EXPECTS US TO LOVE OTHERS, THAT MAKES FOR A SOMETIMES DIFFICULT CONFLICT BETWEEN WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO BE.  BUT THERE IS ANOTHER ISSUE THAT WE SO OFTEN FORGET ABOUT AND THAT IS OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR, FOR JESUS TRULY IS THE BEST FRIEND WE CAN EVER HAVE.  HE LOVES US, CARES FOR US AND EVEN DIED FOR US AND YET WE OFTEN FORSAKE HIM IN A WORLD SO FULL OF DISCONTENT AND HAPPINESS.  HAPPINESS IS RIGHT THERE FOR THE ASKING IF ONLY WE MAKE IT A HABIT OF TALKING WITH HIM ROUTINELY. JOIN MY ON SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN AS WE DISCUSS OUR FRIENDSHIP WITH HIM.


    SUNDAY MORNING DOWN IS A WEEKLY DEVOTIONAL PROVIDED BY NORTH FLORIDA WRITER LIVE. IT GETS ITS NAME FROM THE WONDERFUL SONG OF THE SAME NAME BY JOHNNY CASH, A SONG WHICH IS USED AS THE WEEKLY OPENING.  ESPECIALLY DESIGNED FOR THE SICK AND INFIRM OR THOSE WHO CAN'T MAKE IT TO CHURCH, ALL WHO SEEK GUIDANCE AND A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE GOD OF THREE PERSONS ARE WELCOME.  WHY NOT JOIN US THIS WEEK, AFTER ALL IT'S AVAILABLE ON DEMAND 24/7 FOLLOWING ITS RECORDING.  GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  • 00:30

    SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN: HERE COMES ADVENT

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    THIS SUNDAY MARKS THE BEGINNING OF ADVENT, THE FIRST SEASON OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH YEAR AND THE LEAD UP TIME TO WHEN WE BOTH CELEBRATE THE ARRIVAL OF THE CHRIST CHILD WHILE WE ALSO ANTICIPATE HIS RETURN TO RULE THE WORLD.  THE FIRST OF FOUR ADVENT SUNDAYS, WE CHRISTIANS LIGHT ONE OF THE CANDLES IN THE ADVENT WREATH EACH WEEK, SIGNIFYING HOPE, LOVE, JOY AND PEACE. THE FINAL OR FIFTH CANDLE IS NORMALLY LIT ON CHRISTMAS EVE SIGNIFYING THE ARRIVAL OF THE CHRIST CHILD.


    I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US AS WE DISCUSS THIS IMPORTANT TIME OF THE YEAR, THE MIRACLE AND PROMISE THAT IT GIVES US AND THE REQUIREMENTS THAT WE ARE EXPECTED TO MEET IF WE TRULY BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST IS LORD.


    THE SHOW WILL BE LIVE AT 9:30 FRIDAY NIGHT, AFTERWHICH IT WILL BE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND 24/7 FOR YOU TO ENJOY.  THE COMMEMORATION DAY FOR THE BIRTH OF THE KING OF KINGS, CHRISTMAS DAY, IS DRAWING NEAR.  C'MON, GET YOURSELF IN THE SPIRIT IN THIS WONDERFUL SEASON RIGHT FROM ITS START.  GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  • 00:47

    SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN: WE FOUND THE LINE TO SEE JESUS

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    ON THIS WEEKEND'S SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN WE DISCUSS THE SOLUTION TO THE DILEMMA THAT WE FOUND ALL DURING THE ADVENT SEASON. WHERE WAS THE LINE TO SEE JESUS?  AFTER ALL, HE IS THE BASIS FOR THE JOYOUS HOLIDAY THAT WE CONTINUE TO CELEBRATE AT THE END OF THIS WONDERFUL DAY, YET THROUGHOUT MUCH OF THE PREPARATION OUR ATTENTION WAS ON SHOPPING, MENU PLANNING, PARTIES, TIME OFF AND THE OPENING OF GIFTS AND GATHERING WITH FAMILY.


    BUT FINALLY ON CHRISTMAS EVE, AS THIS BROADCASTER WALKED INTO THAT BEAUTIFUL LITTLE COUNTRY CHURCH THE CLARITY OF HIS LOCATION CAME ACROSS.  THE PLACE WAS PACKED WITH THOSE WHO LINED UP TO COME INSIDE. AND WITH THE BEAUTIFUL DECORATIONS, THE SHINING STAIN GLASS WINDOWS, THE POINSETTAS AND THE LIGHTED PICTURE OF CHRIST BEHIND THE ALTAR, IT WAS CLEAR THAT "THE LINE" WAS HERE.  AS WE READ THAT FAMOUS SCRIPTURE, SANG THE BEAUTIFUL CAROLS AND WATCHED THE LIGHTING OF THE LAST CANDLE ON THE ADVENT WREATH, THE WHITE ONE SIGNIFYING THAT CHRIST WAS BORN, WE REALIZED THAT "THE LINE" WOULD LEAD US TO HIS HOLY PLACE.  AND AT THE END OF THE SERVICE, AS WE FILED OUT UNDER CANDLELIGHT WITH EACH OF US SINGING SILENT NIGHT, WE FOUND A FULL MOON SHINING BRIGHTLY DOWN ON OUR BEAUTIFUL LITTLE CHURCH.  "THE LINE" HAD FINALLY FORMED AND FOUND ITS WAY HOME.


    WE'LL TALK ABOUT THIS TONIGHT AS WE CLOSE OUT OUR CHRISTMAS SPECIAL PROGRAMS FOR THIS YEAR.  THERE WILL ALSO BE SOME GOOD MUSIC, INCLUDING THE LAST PRESENTATION OF THE YEAR OF THAT BEAUTIFUL SONG WHERE'S THE LINE TO SEE JESUS AND A BRIEF PRAYER.


    MERRY CHRISTMAS, EVERYBODY AND I HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US. SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN IS OFFERED EVERY WEEKEND WITH A SPECIAL INVITATION TO THOSE WHO ARE SICK, ARE HOMEBOUND OR JUST WANT TO MAKE ACQUAINTANCE WITH JESUS CHRIST. IT IS AVAILABLE TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR A BETTER FUTURE.  GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

  • 00:33

    SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN: WHO ARE THE SAINTS?

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    THIS WEEKEND IS ONE OF CONTRASTS, TAKING US FROM WITCHES AND GOBLINS  ON SATURDAY, WITH THE KIDS TRICK OR TREATING FOR HALLOWEEN, FOLLOWED BY SUNDAY, TRADITIONALLY ALL SAINTS DAY IN MOST CHRISTIAN CHURCHES AND DENOMINATIONS, BUT NOT ALL.  MANY CHRISTIANS AVOID HALLOWEEN DUE TO THE INFLUENCE OF BAD SPIRITS AND THEIR ASSOCIATED EVIL ACTIONS AND THOUGHTS, BUT I PREFER TO LOOK AT IT AS JUST AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CHILDREN TO HAVE A LITTLE FUN IF IT IS CARRIED OUT PROPERLY AND WITH GOOD EXPLANATION.  I REMEMBER DUNKING FOR APPLES, GATHERING AND EATING TOO MUCH CANDY WITH THE RESULTANT TUMMY ACHE AS WELL AS MY DEAR DEPARTED DAD COMING HOME THAT EVENING FROM WORK WITH THE MOST OUTLANDISH MASK YOU CAN IMAGINE. AND SINCE WE KNOW THAT THE FALLEN ANGEL STILL EXISTS ON THIS EARTH, IT IS IMPORTANT TO EXPLAIN THE MEANING OF EVIL IN A WAY THAT CLARIFIES THINGS FOR CHILDREN AND PUTS THEM ON THE ROAD TO REDEMPTION.


    AS FOR ALL SAINTS DAY, AS A PROTESTANT AND METHODIST, WE SEE IT AS A TIME TO CELEBRATE ALL OF THOSE DEAR DEPARTED SOULS WHO WE KNEW. BOTH FAMILY AND FRIENDS, THAT WERE GOOD CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS AND LIVED THEIR FAITH AS JESUS WOULD HAVE THEM DO. AND ON THIS DAY WE OFTEN ESPECIALLY MENTION IN CHURCH THOSE WE HAVE LOST IN THE PAST YEAR.  AND, OF COURSE, THE GREAT BELIEVERS OF THE EARLY CHURCH, THE APOSTLES AND OTHER GREAT LEADERS WHO LED THE WAY, ARE INCLUDED IN THIS GROUP AND WE OFTEN NAME OUR CHURCHES FOR THEM.


    SO HERE'S TO THOSE WHO ARE NOW IN THE ARMS OF THE LORD FOREVER, THE PLACE WHERE WE ULTIMATELY WANT TO FIND OURSELVES. I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US FOR A FEW WORDS, SOME SCRIPTURE, PRAYER, AND MUSIC AND A WHOLE LOT OF SPIRIT. THE SHOW WILL GO LIVE LATE SATURDAY NIGHT, THEN BE AVAILABLE ON DEMAND ON SUNDAY AND THEREAFTER. SUNDAY MORNING COMING DOWN ONLY COMES ONCE EACH WEEK, CELEBRATE IT AND WHAT THE DAY IS FOR, PRAISING THE LORD.