The value of a life

Good evening.
The Bible says :
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭1:27-28‬ ‭KJV‬‬
Life. 

The precious gift that only God can give.
We who have it value it. We’ll do anything to preserve it. We’ll spend all we have to save our life.

We will stop at nothing to extend that life. From diets to workouts, we want all the life we can squeeze out of this body the Lord has given us.
And yet ,and this upsets me to extreme here, we’ve become a barbaric society with little value given to the life of others.

From robbing The Womb, to euthanasia , the despicable trashing of human life because it just isn’t worth enough to try and preserve it.

All of our medical prowess we have acquired , all the knowledge , the research . All the money given and spent to prolong the most precious gift we have…. Life.
I read where at a sporting event just this past weekend where a fan, a fan mind you, tumbled 400ft to his death, during the game…. A game!!! And to no ones surprise, there wasn’t so much as a break taken in the game. Experts all working frantically explaining the sick reason why they didn’t stop the game; would not even respect a human life to see if he would at least be ok!

Wonder if someone could have prayed? Couldn’t somebody take the time to lift that soul up to God in prayer? 

It s exposed what has become the way things are in America. You would expect such behavior out of a 3rd world country. From the likes of Iraq or Iran, or somewhere in Russia, but here in the heart of the USA?

It reveals how little value our society now places on a human life.

It’s a sick world that we live in.

But thank God that’s not the way God views the sanctity of life.
The Bible says:

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

‭‭John‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭KJV‬‬
Yes, I’ll take Gods view any day. Thank God He hasn’t changed his mind on the worth of a human soul.
Good night.

It’s a new day

Good morning.
It’s a fresh new glorious day. God sent the Sun shinning just over the eastern sky this morning and the day lies before us in all its splendor.

Spectacular, and only God knows how to do all of that.

It’s a New day children filled with opportunity.

God wants abundant living for his children. 

But like the birds in the nests above, though he provides their every need they still have to get out of that nest and go get it! 
James explains it like this:
“Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.”

‭‭James‬ ‭2:17-18‬ ‭KJV
God has a system. He doesn’t do things that hurt you. God s plan is to fulfill you to uplift you to give you that abundant life. 

He won’t put up with a lazy worthless carouser but he seeks the vigilant that will follow him trust and obey him and grow as a Christian.

He wants you to let your light shine but he also wants a Clean globe inside that lamp to shine that light from.

This morning take your faith with you as you start your new day.

And to put it like an old preacher once said…

Make sure you re not more trouble than you’re worth.

Heehee I always liked that advice.

So this morning….. Let the world see Jesus In You!
Have a Heavenly Day.

A thrilling Day

Good evening.
What a wonderful day at Oakdale Baptist Church in Brandon, Ms! 

(3) wonderful services today and it was a thrilling day at Gods House!
My my, the Lord is Blessing his children!

From early morn until the closing amen it’s been a day to remember!

Pastor Henson and all the church were such great hosts and we felt like family all day long.

We want to extend our appreciation to our Good friend Jason Price as following a great day in service at their church in Walnut Grove he brought many of his family down to Brandon to be with The SE’s for this evening service.
The Singing has never stopped , they’re

Still singing as we pulled out on I 20 headed home!

It don’t get much better than these past few days as the Lord has made us to sit together in heavenly places!

Fan after fan came up to us to voice their appreciation for our effort and said it gave them courage to go on!!! Convicted hearts changed lives God is still in the saving Business friends!!!

Remember the song….

Lets go to Gods House

Good Morning !
It’s The Lords Day!!!

Sunday !!! Wow where did our week go?heehee!

Anyway it’s the Lords Day and I’m ready to have church! How bout you?
Have already met some folks from the Oakdale Baptist Church where we are this morning in Brandon, Ms. 

There will be 2 morning services 8:15 & 10:30 and again at 6 pm tonight.

The Church family is gathering as I speak for a great day of Singing and Preaching ms jut filling our cups with the Word of God!!! I can hardly wait to get started. Pastor Henson invites everyone to come join in for a great day!
Again this is our first trip here and have seen only a few of the fine church leaders but I can tell you it’s a great church full of Gods Love so I know it’s going to be a great day at Oakdale.
If you get started now you’ve got time to get all your family together and celebrate the Lord and Savior, with us or at a church near you. I pray you see the hand of God working in the church where you go.

I pray for the sick

The afflicted, the broken hearted, the troubled, the helpless today. 

There are broken pieces shattered lives and their dreams all gone today.

 They need to be encouraged. 

But for the grace of God we would all be in the same spot!!

So help me pray for a great Harvest of souls today at Gods House!
Have a Heavenly Day.

Friends

Good evening 
The Bible said :

“And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.”

‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭18:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬
Johnathan and David had become great friends . The scripture called it knit together.
Do you know the value of a real friend? 

Some friendships will be rare like the one between young David and Johnathan. 

A closeness, a real bond , 

that is inseparable. 

It’s to be cherished. 

Why?

Because I’m sure you’ve been a part of friendships who are nothing like the one between these two special friends. 

There no doubt in each of our lives has been relationships with questionable value. They turn their back on you, they sometimes do things or say things or maybe in reverse don’t do anything to help or create more problems than help as in the case of Job and his illustrious band that could only find something wrong with him but offered no valuable assistance to a man that had just seen his whole world turn upside down. 

Friends some times can be more of a hindrance than an asset to a troubled soul.
But when you do find a good one as David did with Johnathan , it’s a beautiful thing to see. 

You can let your guard down with a real friend. 

Some say that a real friend is one who knows all about you and loves you anyway. 

But they are indeed a rare treasure that we need more of these days. 
And then there is the friend the Bible teaches of…
“A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.”

‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:24‬ ‭
If you do have one, a friend that is, treat them well!! Respect them and cherish them……,

 they are worth their weight in Gold!

If you don’t have a friend..

I recommend Jesus!

He will never disappoint you my friend.
Good night.

When it all starts Happening!!!

Good evening.
New Home Church 

Monroeville AL tonight! 6:30pm. 

If your in shouting distance, that’s the place to be!

Thankful for Gods hand on us through a day on the road to get here and now with gear all rolled out and equipment set up its gettin time to go to meeting here at New Hope!
We’ve had some awesome times in Monroeville.

Many a time sang to a packed out crowd . 

Anxious to see What The Lord will Do tonight! 

Been praying much today about this entire weekend.

We hope to see a great Harvest of Souls come to the Lord. We’re believing God that it will be so!

There’s a graveyard just outside of the church. 

The thought Always occurs when we sing at a place like this of what a spectacle it would be to be a Singin when the Lord returned and witness those ol graves burst open and we join them with the saints in Glory while the ceaseless ages roll on…,

Well PTL I can tell meetin is gonna be good I can already feel the Spirit of The Lord and starting times not even here yet!
Oh one day children, yes beloved one day, that’s Goin to happen! We’ll go home to be with Jesus!!

Forever and ever!!

Ans you talk about a meeting!!! What a meeting that will be when we all get there !!!

Are you going? Are you prepared? Have you settled it all??

Time is about up… The Eastern Skies will part the Church will go home!!!

And just to think….

Children , it could all start happening ….. tonight!!!
Good night.

Restored 

Good evening.
I love it when the Lord puts something on my heart.:
“He spake also this parable; A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.”

‭‭Luke‬ ‭13:6-9‬ ‭KJV‬‬
All it took was a little tender loving care.

Before he gave up on it, 

The caregiver took the time to nurture it up,to water it, to give it fertilizer to give it a chance to bear fruit. 

And …

it made all the difference in the world
He could have been like everyone else. He could have walked on by and left it to someone else.

But he did the one thing nobody else would do….He gave it some attention… He gave it a chance to grow….
Then it could bear fruit the way it’s owner expected it to do.
??? If he doesn’t come by….

If he doesn’t help….

What do you think will happen?

Yep it s potential will be lost. It will not meet the masters expectations.

They will probably take it down.

It will more than likely wind up in the refuse.
So like that is the life of many we pass by every day.

Do you notice them?

Do you have… A Concern for them?

If someone would just take a bit of time with them it could make a real difference in their life and ours.

Don’t let it go to waste ;

It take’s some TLC.

Just think …. Once upon a time like me, you were in the same shape…. And someone took the time to pick us up. To dust us off, to nurture us up, to restore us to make us effective vessels of honor for the Lord!!
Has God ever heard an offer like that from you? To lend a helping lifeline to a desperate soul??

I’m sure he wasn’t surprised…. But the rest of us probably were!

Heehee. Let’s all lend a helping hand.
There’s some fruit waiting to come forth…. And the world sure could use some seasonal fruit! Not a bunch of worthless nuts!!!
Good night.

We need each other 

Good morning.
The Apostle Paul wrote:
“First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for you all, that your faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers; Making request, if by any means now at length I might have a prosperous journey by the will of God to come unto you. For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual gift, to the end ye may be established; That is, that I may be comforted together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭1:8-12‬ ‭KJV
Writing from Corinth in his letter to the Christians at Rome

Paul felt led of God to go to Rome to share the Gospel of The Lord Jesus Christ.
If He was to be successful He would have to have assistance. One simply cannot carry out the Great Call of God that’s upon his life without the aide of trusted believers and friends to help him along the way.

Believe me, you don’t just call Rome up and say “hey, I’m coming!”

Lots of preparations would be required.

People with various talent and skills would be needed to make the trip a success.
So like the genuine Man of God he was , Paul began to sow seeds of lasting unity. ( we could sure learn from that today in our churches). How?

He prayed fervently for them. Remember many of them he didn’t even know. He’d never been to Rome and many of the Christians there he had never met.

Read Paul’s path to unity

found in verses 8-12.
It started by thanking God for them all!

He continued by building a bond between them by lifting them and their faith up!! 

He assured them of his undying love for them and of his constant prayer for them. He said ” I make mention of you Always in my prayers”. 

Then look at the heart knitter in verse 11…

“For I long to see you”….

Oh friend today, if there were one thing missing most in our fellowship today, it would be the earnest desire to be with each other. To share life together with each other . That’s where love’s Roots lie deep.
He nailed it down with the assurance that he wasn’t coming to impose upon them, but he was bringing a desire that his teaching would bring comfort to them, and establish them.

Can you feel the family of God bonding , uniting, knitting together in that letter?? It’s Love learning, plain and simple. Learning how to love one another.
If Paul was going to mAke it to Rome, he was going to need lots of help… And the only way you can assure yourself of having that needed support is to get those people to love you enough to want to help you. Enough to want that truth shared and willing to at any cost spread that Spiritual Truth to all that they could.
You know, that was 2k yrs ago. But it’s a lesson we all need to learn here today. 

We need each other. But we need to love each other, more than ourselves.The God Of Heaven wants to spread His Gospel message all over. And we are going to need all the help we can get!

We’ve got to have help. 

We’ve all got to love The Gospel message enough to put it first and foremost above all our other interests! It’s that vital!

It’s got to be carried on the wings of Gods Love throughout the body Of Christ. 

Oh Almighty God today…

Let it become that way in my heart. Let my heart climb on those wings and carry us together throughout the body of Christ, to comfort and establish all…

Have a HeAvenly Day.