April 25, 2011

It Is Finished

How Great Thou Art

April 20, 2011

Ye Seek Jesus of Nazareth Whch was Cucified: He is Risen; He is Not Here

Keith Green (1953-1982)

Matthew 17:9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.

Mark 16:6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.

Mark 16:9 Now when [Jesus] was risen early the first [day] of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

John 2:22 When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.

John 21:14 This is now the third time that Jesus shewed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

Acts 17:3 Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.

April 08, 2011

Update on Cheryl Dunlap's Murderer, Gary Hilton

Dunlap's family and friends testify

Reported by: Patty Santos
Email: psantos@wtxl.tv
Last Update: 9:30 am

Cheryl Dunlap's friends and family told Leon County Judge James Hankinson how much her life and death had changed their lives. It was all part of the last hearing before Judge Hankinson makes his final ruling on Gary M. Hilton's punishment for her murder. State Attorney's presented the judge with 25 letters from friends and family, all expressing the value of Dunlap's life to them and the community. Many of those letters also asked the judge to give Hilton the maximum punishment for his crime. Last month a Leon County jury handed Hilton a guilty verdict and uggested he get the death penalty. Hilton brutally killed Cheryl Dunlap in 2007. Hilton is also serving a life sentence in Georgia for the murder of Meredith Emerson. The judge will announce Hilton's sentence on April 21st.



April 06, 2011

Where Lies Our Hope?

A woman looks at the names of missing persons at a reporting centre in the city of Kamaishi in Iwate prefecture on March 20. Many who are searching for their loved ones have experienced the painful process of feeling their hopes whittled down slowly, day by day.

A woman cries as she walks at the earthquake and tsunami devastated area in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture​, northern Japan, Thursday, March 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Euge​ne Hoshiko)

Natsumi Matsuno, left, and her sister Karina eat a cup of noodles served as their lunch at a shelter for the March 11 earthquake and tsunami survivors in Rikuzentak​ata, Iwate Prefecture​, Japan, on Friday, April 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Kyod​o News)

Masataka Unoura, 81, plants a tree on the ground where his house used to be, at an area devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Rikuzentak​ata, Iwate Prefecture​, Japan, Monday, April 4, 2011. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Where lies our hope?

Our hope lies with LORD Jesus Christ and come what may, it is so good to know that we are not alone in spite of how we may feel.

As we walk by faith and stand on the promises in the Word of God, we have hope.

May the light of Jesus Christ shine bright in us and through us as we share the Good News which offers hope to the hopeless.

[[A Psalm of David.]]
The LORD [is] my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Looking for a Church??

Church pastor: Scumbags welcome!


By Heather Sorentrue, Reporter
Last Updated: Thursday, March 03, 2011 11:29 PM
The pastor of a Lake County church thinks his controversial billboard that reads 'Scumbags Welcome!' will help bring people closer to God.

Pastor Moses Robbins of the Saturday Night Live (SNL) Church put the billboard up along Highway 441 between Tavares and Leesburg.

In less than a week, the sign started to draw lots of criticism.

A phone number for the church is posted on the billboard. Robbins said the phone has been ringing off the hook. He said there is nothing vulgar about the sign and he doesn't care if it offends people.  However, he said that wasn't his goal. Robbins said you have to read the Bible verse Mark 2:13-17 to understand what inspired the billboard. He said the billboard is based on Jesus Christ's work to engage sinners and put them on the right path. The pastor said the problem is a lot of people are not going to church to hear the message of God. He said the idea behind the billboard was to create a short and blunt statement that would create some "wonder" and lead more people to church. Robbins said he is planning to post another controversial message about sex within the next few months. He said he has no plans to take the billboard down.

The SNL church formed in April 2010 and has less than 50 members. They meet in a building owned by the First United Methodist Church in Tavares, which is located at 600 West Ianthe Street

April 05, 2011

What's Wrong with this Picture?? "Jars of Clay Concert to benefit Catholic Charities"

In Matthew 10, the Lord Jesus Christ told His disciples, "And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give."

I never have liked that the term Christian concert and it's bad enough to charge money for something you received free supposedly from God. But to have the proceeds go to a Roman Catholic charity? Oh brother. This is a PERFECT example of the apostate ecumenical 'church' today.


Jars of Clay Concert to benefit Catholic Charities

April 05, 2011 07:37:00 AM
MONA MOORE/Florida Freedom Newspapers

The show is May 1 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. It starts at 6 p.m. Admission prices range from $20 for group tickets to $50 for VIP meet and greet tickets.

To buy tickets or learn more, contact St. Peter Catholic Church or visit www.jarsofclaymay1.com

MARY ESTHER — What started out as a small, intimate show at a local church has grown into a fund-raising concert with four Christian acts.

The Shelter Tour, featuring Jars of Clay and Matt Maher, will appear May 1 at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center. Half of the profits will be donated to Catholic Charities.

The other half will go to the music program and youth groups at St. Peter Catholic Church, organizers of the event.

Joey Ferreira, music director at St. Peter Catholic Church, started planning the event to showcase Audrey Assad in a performance at the church for about 300 people.

He first heard her at a weekend conference in 2009, long before her album debuted.

“I was just blown away by her talent and her voice and her message,” Ferreira said.

He booked Assad the following year for a performance at the church and said his parish fell in love with her. When he called for a repeat performance, he learned that Assad was not available.

“I found out she was on tour so I tried to book another artist, Matt Maher, and I found out he was on tour also and that they were going to be on tour together,” Ferreira said.

Assad and Maher are a part of the Shelter Tour making its way across the country with Maher and Jars of Clay headlining. Assad and Derek Webb are special guests.

The performers’ agent agreed to squeeze in one more date on the tour since they would be in the area, and the concert moved to a bigger venue.

“Jars of Clay has been around for a long time. That was kind of like icing on the cake to have them,” Ferreira said.

The group’s 1995 breakthrough song, “Flood,” received heavy rotation on mainstream radio stations.

At one point in the concert, Ferreira said all of the performers will be on the stage at the same time. That is the part of the concert he is most excited to see.

Ticket sales have nearly covered the costs related to bringing such well-known acts to the area. Once the church is in the black, the rest of the money will be divided between the church and Catholic Charities.

“We’re getting there but I’m not going to rest until we sell every single ticket,” Ferreira said.