Sunday, April 23, 2017

Bold Verses

These verses on Boldness are true and powerful. 



"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 


Saturday, April 22, 2017

Iron Men

Proverbs 27:17 reminds us that "as iron sharpens iron, so one man (person)  sharpens another." 

Our yearly Keepers of the Light Men's Retreat to the Outer Banks of North Carolina proves this verse true to me. 

Photos below:



"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 



Friday, April 21, 2017

Lantern Waver

My Instagram post today:


"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Ocracoke 2017

Today, was a perfect day on planet earth as our 23rd Keepers of the Light Men's Retreat attendees enjoyed Day #2. Here are a few photos:






"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 




 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Retreat #23

Today, is Day #1 of our #23 Men's Retreat to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I am so blessed to be with these souls for so many years. Keepers of the Light is our name and we hope we won't leave the coast the same as when we came. Presence of the Living God be with and within us! 

Click on images from previous retreats:









"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 








Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Happy Birthday

Today, my wife and I celebrated her birthday. She's a real classic. 


Grateful 

Monday, April 17, 2017

Easter Verses

For Easter, these are the verses from God's Word that I used to preach on God's Mercy:










"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 









Sunday, April 16, 2017

Glorious Day

We closed our Easter Celebration Services singing this awesome song by Passion titled "A Glorious Day!" It was joy to turn our sanctuary into Holy Ground for dancing on the tombstone of death itself.


"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Holy Saturday

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Sunday's coming!

"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 


Friday, April 14, 2017

Good Friday


Love's Greatest Expression!

"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Maunday Thursday

"Maunday" in old French = "something commanded", in Latin "commandment".

In John 13:34, Having washed the feet of all His disciples and having instituted The Lord's Supper, Jesus said: (34) "I'm giving you a new commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. (35) Everyone will know that you are my disciples because of your love for each other."

(Click for full-frame illustration of Love.)


"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dennis Kinlaw

On November 17, 2009, I had the sacred privilege of meeting a hero of the faith in our lifetime, Dr. Dennis Kinlaw, in Wilmore, Kentucky. 

His writings and teachings had drawn me to the Francis Asbury Society Retreat, especially his devotional writings titled "This Day With The Master!"

When Dr. Kinlaw entered the room, he took a seat right beside me. The countenance of Jesus was all over him. I felt unworthy to be present but was glad I belonged.

This week, yes, on Monday, April 10, 2017, of Holy Week, Dr. Kinlaw went to be with the Jesus he loved and served. Born in 1922, he lived his life for the Lord and has now entered his rest. 

While at the retreat, Dr. Kinlaw autographed my copy of his devotional writings I mentioned above. He included Philippians 1:21 -- his life-verse. 

I give thanks to God for this man's life and look forward to meeting him again on That Beautiful Shore.

(Click images below:)




"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 



Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Psalm 118

My friend, Jim, shared this verse with me today. It's Psalm 118:17. Powerful indeed!


"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 

Monday, April 10, 2017

Passion Week Remembrance Underway

As the Passion Week Remembrance is underway yet again, let us visualize the victory Jesus won for us through great suffering and sacrifice. Let us be glad that God loved us so much... too much!


Grateful

Saturday, April 8, 2017

We Overcome

We defeat the enemy, yes that ancient serpent of old known as the devil by living out Revelation 12:11.


"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Their Misery

As I have been reading through the Old Testament of The Holy Bible, seven words in Judges 10:16, touch my heart deeply. Basically, God's people had once again turned away from Him to worship other gods, but when the enemy came to kill them they cried out to God for help. At first God said, "I will not rescue you anymore!" However, as they put aside their foreign gods and served the Lord again, these seven words are written: "And He was grieved by their misery."

"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful     

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thank You

As my wife and I traveled to and from North Carolina recently, there was a sign we kept seeing different places and in various yards. It was like a real estate sign or a political season sign except these three words were painted on them: "Thank You Jesus!"

Tonight, at supper those three words seemed right to write with a crayon on the paper table cloth at the restaurant.

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"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 
 



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

A Funeral

Today, my wife, Kim, and I are honored to drive about 650 miles roundtrip to attend the funeral of my dear friend, Steve Thigpen's beloved dad, Mr. Willie Mack Thigpen, in North Carolina. 

(Click images below for full-frame view.)


Church window at site of funeral 

"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful. Very.

 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Solid Rock

As the men of our local church are preparing for our 23rd men's retreat along the Outer Banks in a few weeks, our worship leader, Pastor Joseph, asked our leadership team to suggest possible songs of worship for our gathering. I suggested just one song in hopes it will make the playlist. It's bold -- not for the faint of heart. I think it will be a powerful worship season when/if our men's group sings it. Listen at the link below:


"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 

Monday, April 3, 2017

Be Careful

(Click type below for full-frame.)


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Grateful 

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Forgiveness Illustrated

(Click on images for full-frame rendering.)



"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 


Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Fools

On April Fools Day, April 1, this powerful quote came to my mind: 


"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Galilee Boats

In each of my fourteen Discipleship Journeys to The Holy Land, I have always been extremely inspired by the Sea of Galilee fishing boats. Luke 5:1-11 is always a favorite passage for me to preach. 

Here's a photo of Galilee Boats at rest in the fishermen's harbor at En Gev on the east side of the sea. 

I am glad to be the son of a fisherman and a fisherman for The Son. 


"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

He Knows

This song helps inspire me onward many days...


"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Bible

"The Bible is not a book of magic or merely a religious book, but rather the key of life... And we find Jesus best in His Word." Dennis Kinlaw


"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Forgiveness

A good forgiveness song...


"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Good Grief


"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Need You

My prayer today...


"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 

Friday, March 24, 2017

Caesarea Philippi

If you'd like a real look at one of our Hearts Aflame Discipleship Journey stops in The Holy Land, Pastor Drew David filmed and edited this Vimeo video from our most recent trip together. It was our first stop at Caesarea Philippi, to the north east corner of Israel, in the shadow of Mount Hermon. "Who Do You Say That I Am?" 


"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT 

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Holy Afterglow

We returned home today after our 14th Hearts Aflame Discipleship Journey to The Holy Land. In our one-week tour, we walked 36 miles and climbed 75 flights of stairs. Glorious weariness. 

We are considering another journey to Israel in October of 2018. Stay tuned to www.ProjectGalilee.org for new trip details in a few months. 

Glad to be in the afterglow of our blessed God-ordered pilgrimage. We crossed the pond arriving in New York after an 11 1/2 hour night flight and then made our last leg to Dulles, D.C. And finally home on the church bus. 


"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful 
  

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Israel Finale

Wednesday was our Israel finale for our 14th Hearts Aflame Discipleship Journey. 

We are at the airport in Tel Aviv readying for our flight to JFK in NYC and images of the day are still strong in my mind. Below I will share our inspiration overload with you. Blessed!

The most lovely church door ever -- Jesus telling Peter you will deny me three times.

Jerusalem bread

Pilgrims at Mount Calvary

The slab of stone on which the dead body of Christ was prepared for burial

Nabil, our guide from Bethlehem 

Steve and Stephanie at lunch in the old city

"Uncle" Walt, my roomie in the Jerusalem light 

The Elia Photo Shop, wonderful images 

Yours truly in the Christian Quarter market 

Oskar Schindler's grave
 
Hearts Aflame on the Road to Emmaus 

"Worship Only God!" Rev. 22:9 NLT

Grateful