What’s it worth?

Good evening..
Here’s a thought to ponder.
“For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

‭‭Matthew‬ ‭16:26‬ ‭KJV‬‬
There was an old song sung by the likes of Bill Monroe, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, as well as multitudes of Gospel Groups over the years.
🎼What would you give in exchange for your soul.🎶🎶

The soul of America has been sold out pretty cheap these days…

Wonder what we’d

Sell our soul for now?

So….have you thought about it? 

Well, what ….would …your price be? What would you give for yours?

Would it be worth it?

The value of a soul has gone down a lot these days.

Be sure you get an appraisal first. Get it from an expert who knows what they are worth…

Why don’t you ask the Master your Creator what he thinks it’s worth? 

I’ll tell you already, He thought it was valuable enough to die for it. And he Died on an old rugged cross to purchase it.

To Redeem it from sin.

Hum…..

How much did you say you’ll take for it now?

Good night.

His life truly was a light to me

Good evening.
The Bible says:
“In him was life; and the life was the light of men.”

‭‭John‬ ‭1:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬
Ronnie Millsaps a renound country music star once sang a tune that went something like this:
🎼 What a difference you’ve made in my life!

🎶 What a difference you’ve made in my life!
Though he was singing of a fictitious love it became a big hit as

Many out there in the listening audience could acquaint with someone who could have that kind of effect on a life. It was a huge hit for the star and is still played on radio from time to time.

That’s something I couldn’t do. No offense, there s a vast audience out there that Loves country music.

But I speak as an artist.

My life would Be miserable 

To sing my heart out to some fictitious someone who could really never make a difference in me and my heart and life.
That’s not meant to condemn or

Put others down I don’t intend it that way.

It’s a personal thing. Jesus

Did something in my life!!

He came in and made me different than I’d ever been.

My song has to be about him , no other .
That’s where life became real to me. When his light shined down inside!!

Glory to God!!
Yes yes , WHAT A DIFFERENCE HE MADE IN MY LIFE!
Good night. 

Celebrating The Son!!

Good morning
Bbrrrr!!! It’s cold outside this Lords Day!

It’s the last Sunday before Christmas and we are celebrating already!

Thank God for sending his only begotten son…. Not just to lay in a manger with no crib for a bed, but to bleed and die for our sins so we might be forgiven and have a home in Heaven .

This morning My

mind is lingering on ” GRACE”! 

Unmerited favor!

That even sounds like the Love of God.

Follow us to where it’s at

This morning! The Church house, and that means celebration because our sins have been washed away and we have been set free from the enslavement of sin!

What could we have done to deserve Gods only begotten Son!

His blood washes whiter than snow.

His plan of Salvation is available to all and is free to all who are willing to believe! Believe on that darling Son of the Living God. 

That’s Called faith!

It empowers Grace to be applied to our heart and life! And his blood will wash us whiter than snow

This morning there’s more about this life changing experience we

Can get at the house of God! You can learn more at the church house and it’s starting up services very shortly.

When you need a pick

Me up off the floor. His love is there to do just that he will lift us up higher than we’ve ever been before!

Grace grace Gods Grace 

Redeemed Redeemed!!

Redeemed from the bondage and corruption of sin. 

And I don’t mind adding this – ” He’s the best thing that ever happened to Me😂

On that far & distant shore I must kneel once more just to thank him for all he has done!
It feels great when the enemy is defeated. 

🎼 Before I can shout Hallelujah!!! Before I can sing a sweet song!!
Have you done much kneeling lately! 
Have a Heavenly Day.

A huge success

Good evening.
🎼 Ohhh, I’m gonna leave here shoutin when I head for the promised land!

If I’m too feeble to praise his name, I’ll lift up my dying hand!

Angels bare me over on wings as white as snow and I’m gonna leave here shoutin, when my time comes to go!🎶🎶🎶🎶

What an exciting weekend!!

The Singing Echoes 2016 Gospel Music Tour for this weekend ended in glorious fashion!

My my the Devil took a beatin this time out!!

He didn’t stand a chance!! 

The Lord was in the House!!

Special thx to all three churches for hosting this week’s sings – Woodbine Baptist in Summervile, WVA, 1st Baptist of Greenup, Ky, and Maryville Baptist Church in Louisville, KY for a wonderful time in the Lord!

( you folks are going to get a bad name for all that shoutin and praising God that took place …Some folks still think Baptist churches are dead!!heehee) 

Hey folks! You don’t have to be dead to be a Baptist! 

And you don’t have to be a Baptist to be dead!! LOL!!
But as we arrived home we sat down to soak it all in. Every night every service…

God takes me on a little tour reminding me of things that happened that I may not have paid attention to. Things like a word, or A jesture. Something I didn’t think of at the moment but lingers in my mind till God and I can talk about it.

This soul winning business is not easy . And it’s serious business for the SE’s.

Could we have handled a situation better? Did we deliver Gods message in the best way we could? Was God pleased with it all?

Where can we improve what can we do better next opportunity?

I read where i think it was Spurgeon that said …

” I want God’s message to be absolutely Crystal Clear, so the lost can clearly understand their need of a savior and the Christ that bought it for us at Calvary , and we can have it, if we only will receive it.”

Man I feel the same way!

I may only get one shot at it. Sometimes we don’t get invited back. Many times that is the only time I’ll get a chance to share the Gospel with certain congregations. I don’t want to fail Him!

Lord please help me to do my best for you and your glory!!

Well any way folks the weekend has

Come to a close and it was a total success!! God met our needs ( Thank You Lord) and we met a slew of brand new fans and fellowlaborers.

But most of all we thank God for those precious souls that walked down the isle and surrendered their life to Christ Jesus!

So now for a good nights rest! The boys have gotten home in time to see their families briefly before the new week starts. 

The Singing Echoes have been blessed! 

To God be the Glory!! For great things he has done!!

Hope your weekend was a great one!! Remember those whose hearts God did touch but made no move to come to the altar. Please join us in praying for Gods old time conviction to continue to draw them to you Lord! 

Thanks for reading folks! 

It Encourages me so.
Good night.

Fishin done right

Good morning.
The Bible says: 
“But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No. And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.”

‭‭John‬ ‭21:4-6‬ ‭KJV‬‬
Well, since you’re goin fishin, you might as well do it right.
The disciples knew something about fishing. For most of them it was a vocation. But even their knowledgable skills could not fill their nets all the time.

Have you ever had that happen? I mean… You’ve got your gear, you’ve got your fav waterhole. The prep works all done the signs are just right everything should work!! But as in my case all too often you ask ” Where’s all the Fish today) ?

They should be jumping in the boat but are nowhere to be found.

And yet, that’s what the disciples ran into this day.

But perhaps it’s not those little creatures they were after….

Remember those words …

“Follow me, I’ll make you fishers of men”.

After they had dealt with the crucifixtion they were unsure about their future.

All they had learned was swimming around in their heads they pondered what those mission trips now would look like in absence of His presence to encourage & guide them .

And they were a bit apprehensive about their new role now. No longer where they to be followers but they were to be leaders…

Leading others to this Savior and Lord they come to adore.

That step of Faith is so small but so hard at first…

Oh but the reward when the step is taken.

Oh the power it brings, the courage, fear has been defeated! 

Oh how it feels to know you walk In the Spirit and he guides you … You’re still following… Yes following the leadership of the Holy Spirit of GOD, but still leading….. Oh leading that soul that is lost to the Christ who alone can save!!!

Yes, that fishin trip was quite an experience.
It’s one we all should take.
Have a Heavenly Day.

The Battle u could not win

Good evening.
The Battle I could never win….
“I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
Yes oh yes my heart my heart .. Oh but there’s a hinderance we all experience…
 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
That indeed is the utmost battle of all.

A desire to do The Will Of God … That’s what my heart my soul deep within yearns to do to please him the one that died for me….and yet in my mind there’s that dreadful battle with the host of Hell itself warring amidst my members drawing me away from my goal…
Paul had that same warfare, you and I do as well. 

Hear his final analysis…
 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 
The conflict the never ending conflict warfare between the spirit and the flesh my weakness Gods Righteousness and Satans evil temptation…

How ?? How can I overcome??? How can I fight the battle I cannot win?
PTL PTL PTL!!!

 

Hear Pauls Victorious Declaration
I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭7:21-25‬ ‭KJV‬‬
🎼Oh VICTORY !! In Jesus!

🎶My Savior For Ever!!!

🎶 He Sought me and He Bought Me with His redeeming Blood!!!

🎶He Lived me ere I knew Him and all my love is due Him

🎶He Plunged me To VICTORY!!! With His redeeming Blood!!!
HALLELUJAH!!!!!
Good night.

Who said?

Good evening.
🎼Have you been to Jesus🎶

🎶For the CleansingPower🎶

🎵Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb🎶
That’s the most important ??? You ll ever get!
Why?

The Bible says:

“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭6:23‬ ‭KJV‬‬
🎼 What can wash away my sin🎶 

🎶 Nothing but The Blood🌹

Of JESUS🎶

That’s why .
When you come to the end of life’s journey ….

The Path leads only two ways. Heaven or Hell! 

Don’t believe the worldly propaganda thrown out by the PC crowd or the Non God crowd.

When you reach the end of the road in this life and the crossroads are in view…

Their trendy ideas of today won’t be worth a flip!

The Scripture says:

“God forbid: yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; 

‭‭Romans‬ ‭3:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬
The Trendsetters may sit in judgement today in their own eyes, but there is coming a day when the Master, The Creator, The King of Kings & Lord of Lords will have the final say!
Now take this with you as you walk away…

The Bible also says:

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.”

‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:8-9‬ ‭

“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

‭‭Romans‬ ‭10:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

And don’t forget this:

“For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven.”

‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:89‬ ‭KJV‬‬

If you take the word of the Trendsetters … You’re going to end up in Hell my friend. It’s just that simple.

Listen to the Word of God!!

Heaven is too long and Hell is too hot to test Gods forever settled in Heaven Word!

It will see you safely home.
Good night.

The church!

Good Morning.
The Bible says:
“And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:17-18‬ ‭KJV.
That’s Him! Our Lord And Savior! 

 I’ve been to more churches in my lifetime than I can number, various denominations, some were non-denominational, some were huge, some our silver Eagle was bigger than their church was. 

We’ve been as far north as a Methodist Church in Dover, Delaware, as far south as A Baptist Church in Fort Pierce, Fl in North Miami, Fl. We’ve been to the Outer Banks of The Carolinas and as far west as a stage in Amarillo, Texas. 

God has always been the same. But His people are not. Some have been high folutin, and some have been as humble as the sheep they are.
We’ve seen some strange things that have gone on in THE HOUSE OF GOD, and then there’s been the movement of Gods Holy Spirit That Has truly left us singing Amazing Grace!!!

Honestly , there have been some churches I’ve Often said that just as soon we hadn’t come, and there’s some we just as soon we hadn’t went! Heehee.

Some have strange ideas about who’s in charge . 

Some go a bit overboard in the legalities and then there are some who act more like a side show at a circus than they do a church.

We’ve seen a lot in the 45 yrs of ministry. Each time we step down off that Eagle we breathe a prayer and ask The Lord to be with us as we try to feed the flock with an encouraging word and a song to lift up their spirits. But our main goal is to see people get saved!

To See The Master lifted up !

We are not the show children, it’s all about Him!!!
When our church forgets that,

When we leave that out of our programs and our day caring that many have become, then we stop being a church and we’ve become something else.
Did you read that verse??
HE IS BEFORE ALL THINGS!! Before the programs, before the ball games, before everything else that has crept in to our services and hijacked the house of God and made it as Christ called some ” a Den of Thieves”.
He’s the Head, ( and by He I’m of course referring to the GOD OF HEAVEN!) not the deacons, not some daddy rabbit. Not some Board member, or an a Elder.

God has the what was that he called it? “The PREEMINENCE!”

If you look that up it means He is SUPERIOR TO ALL OTHERS!
Today The House Of God stands as the true last bastion of Freedom in America. It is the pillar and ground of the TRUTH in a world that has forgotten what that is.

But, thank God The Church Of The Living God is still shinning brightly! Everywhere you see genuine good you will find the church ! And in a moment , in the twinkling of an eye…. She’s going to go up!! ( 1 THES 4:16).Then the world will find out just how bad this old world can get.

Until then we will keep Singing Amazing GrAce how sweet the sound that saved a wretch Like Me!

I once was lost but now I’m found. ‘Twas blind but now, I SEE!!!

Have a Heavenly Day.

What’s your plan?

Good morning.
“…For what is your life? It is even a vapour…

‭‭James‬ ‭4:14‬ ‭KJV‬‬
It’s Thursday. Have you made your plans for today?

My Wife Glenda always starts the day by saying “What’s your plan” for today. 

Usually my heads’ still got cobwebs in it when she asks that . 

But that’s a great way to think about time. 

Time is the one thing we don’t have an endless supply of. 

If you haven’t noticed each and every day we’re getting older. Life is short, we have only a little while here till eternity begins.

Eternity has only two destinations… Heaven 😀 😇or Hell👺👹

The question then becomes what are your plans for eternity? Do you know where you will spend it? 

Have you thought About it? 

If not, then it’s “time” that you did. Because you have an appointment with death. And then the Bible says there will be a day of judgement. Are you paying attention? Are you thinking it over yet? 

Society has done an effective job spreading its false doctrine about no heaven , no hell, no judgement , no accountability for the things done in the body while here on this earth. 

But as the scripture declares, Let God be true and every man a liar! 
We will give account before a mighty God who set the rules for time and eternity.

Loopholes and expensive courtroom antics have gotten many off the hook here on earth but there’s a Heavenly Father we all will account to who can’t be bought off.

So, just maybe you are beginning to see how important that time and planning is to us all. Plans to make Sure we end up on Heavens shores and not in a burning lake of Fire!

Hint: JESUS better be in that plan.

And time, to make your calling and election sure.

No matter how busy, how successful here, you must do business with God or you will wind up in a burning Lake of fire.

It would be time well spent I can assure you.

In Luke 16 we learn about Lazarus and the rich man.

You’ve heard of them.

Lazarus ended up in Abraham’s bosom. ( got to preach on that someday)

The rich man wound up in Hell. And he had run out of time. He asked for A visit from ol Lazarus. 

But His time was up. And his plans for eternity were poor.

Don’t be like him. 

Today while there is “Time”

Make your plans for your eternal destiny before that time runs out.

I told you all of this because I love you. But Jesus died on an old rugged cross to save you from your sins…

As you can see, He loved you even more.

It’s time to make your plans.

Have a Heavenly Day.

May The Force be With You

Good morning.
The new workweek begins.

Are you rested? Pumped ? Ready to take on the world out there? Well let’s get out of the closet and get started.heehee.

You will need help. 

As the former STAR WARS movies would declare….

“May the FORCE Be With You!”.

And it will be. 
He goes before you. He gives his angels charge over you to accompany you all through the day.

See things that happen you just didn’t see coming? Something you can’t explain? Maybe a job opening, or perhaps a pay raise or an answer to a problem that wasn’t there just yesterday.

I’m poor in illustration this morning but I’m sure like me you’ve seen times you felt something pushing something through you couldn’t move on your own…. You knew it had to be Him.
Yes, abiding faithfully. 

And just imagine all the evil the Devil is throwing around in our world today.

Ever wonder why none of it has harmed you? Yet?

Children of GOD we have no idea how much danger the Angels of God have defrayed from your path that you are totally unaware of.

It might scare the dickens out of us if we knew the target we have become as born again believers.

But , oh those green pastures. So rich and so green…. The peace that only He can give; and oh yes don’t forget the comforter. 

He’s the “GOD OF ALL COMFORT ” !

Yes yes yes 

THE FORCE TRULY IS WITH US…..AND HIS NAME IS JESUS!!!!
Have a Heavenly Day.
PS: Just a little experiment this morning. Care to join me? How long will it be before you see your first smile this week?

Care to experiment ? Start by giving yours. See how long it is before you get one in return. 

Please report, So we can all share.