Even as we pay careful attention to the guidelines offered for overall health and wellness at this time, I also want to … But in a society which no longer has absolutes, believers do have absolutes upon which they can rest. Follow Eli "Paperboy" Reed to never miss another show. Luke 2:11 And the angel said unto them, … This was in 2013 when she was still in high school. Yes, the hatred of the truth, the blaspheming, and the contempt for sacred doctrine are nothing new. -in times like these, when our culture is becoming. Be very … What we need is a new culture stat. Be blessed in all that you do. The dark will tears apart reason and logic. You said something the other day that resonated with me. And thankfully we do have those to build our lives on and depend upon. I cheered up, and sure enough, things got worse." 2. A warning and disclaimer: these texts from God’s Word do not mince words. The first is a trio (you can skip the ad in a five seconds). The broadcast occurs at 1930 UTC time (2:30pm U.S. Eastern Standard time or 3:30pm Daylight Savings Time). While on earth, Jesus continually proclaimed the gospel message. Most of this is gone—and it has gone quickly. We can do this. Jesus, the One who says these things are true, says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. That said, these texts do not mean that everyone who opposes Church teaching has all of these qualities. And this makes our task even more difficult as we seek to re-propose the Gospel to a cynical world that responds, “Been there, done that, and filed the annulment papers.”. I am providing two chances to listen to this hymn this week. And let anyone, like the Church, say that there should be limits and then just listen to the outraged cry: “Intolerant, bigoted, homophobic, uptight, hateful!” Yes, many are astonished that we do not simply join in their celebration of all sorts of illicit sexual union, debauchery, and greed. John 16:33 . Thanks so much for sharing the story behind this hymn. The rare occurrence will happen after sunset on … I can no longer say or pray, “God bless America”, for that seems to me to be like asking Him to bless us in our “national perversity”, as Lincoln termed it. Road goes to left or right and turn the steering wheel to the left or right and figure we’ll remain on course. The Supreme Court’s decision on Friday was unfortunate but not surprising. Paul’s Affection for the Philippians. Cardinal Ratzinger points out that the state giving same-sex unions the same legal status as marriage thereby holds up same-sex unions as a model of human behavior. Not only am I inspired by the truth of the Gospel, as you pointed out in the Guide, but I’m infused with renewed hope by knowing there are so many faithful members of the “winning” team! Texts like these speak to the collective qualities of the fallen world governed by a fallen angel. Who … Life with Love is anything but boring and lukewarm, its our highest destiny. Too bad our “greatest generation” appears to have sacrificed for this. This Rock is Jesus, yes, He’s the One. Grab a life boat and begin a new life!! Unfortunately, we often over-complicate the simple Gospel and add a lot of terminology that can leave our hearer confused. Times of conflict, war, national division, hunger, poverty, or relative peace or prosperity do not diminish the love and power available to us from God. We have no choice. It has brought comfort and has encouraged and challenged Christian workers, and has drawn many to salvation. Be very sure, be very sure Your anchor holds and grips … The interviewer brought up the popes recent proclamations on environmental, global socio-economic, and monetaty reserve views and how the bishop would be his right hand man escorting him through the halls of government. keg03@aol.com. The country was in the middle of World War II. In 1944, a housewife named Ruth Caye Jones was concerned about the state of the world. Thank you, Monsignor. The scriptures are my text, yet a hymn is also "a God revealing/speaking" occasion! Although the instructor did not use the exact illustration that follows, his message, approach and conclusions where virtually identical. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. In Times Like These We Need Jesus Robert Walker II Timothy 1:1 You've probably heard the old joke about the fellow who was told, "Cheer up. Thanks so much for reading, sharing, … Be very sure, be very sure, Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock.”. great creation is replaced with I’m just another animal, nothing special about me! Come, Lord Jesus!. I feel especially close to Sts. In times like these we need a solid Rock and an Anchor. PLEASE SEE OUR PAGE UN 2030 AGENDA AND THE RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST - TIME IS ALMOST UP!. The following Bible verses and themes are often used to justify the urgency of personal evangelism. God tells us that we will have troubles in this world and face some unknown, challenging times. We can fight to over turn court decisions in a defensive manner, or we can go on the offense and start making cultural changes. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before His presence with singing. “Wisdom is a Tree of Life…” – Proverbs 3:18, The mystery of the Holy Eucharist has been unveiled @. A deadly disease is spreading and killing thousands. Read the Fathers and do not succumb to trendy revisions of the Word of God. Frankly, the modern West, angry divorcee or not, has but two choices. I fear the main stream media and their minions are salivating in anticipation of the insuing circus they will make out of this visit. That Christ came into the world to make a way for us to come to God without being consumed in our sin by his holiness. I cannot find accompaniment track to "In times like these", any thoughts? Read. The Word of God … My desire in this blog is to share special hymns with my readers hoping that the words will minister to them, especially in times of great personal need. It’s an analogy not a comparison. In Revelation 14 we see three angels proclaiming, 'with loud voices', three important messages to the world. Awesome or Awful? Jesus is coming back. I heard recently on Catholic Radio that 55% of American Catholics believe in same sex marriage. This is the worse abusive relationship one can find themselve in, the Lord says come with me, you are great and precious in my eyes, lets us walk to the Father. Our windows of opportunity with proponents of SSM are often short, and we need the brightest, faithful Catholic minds to cobble together a series of clear, concise arguments that we can employ – at least enough to give our skeptical friends cause to pause. They are a tough assessment of what is really going on. It's like a quadruple espresso shot of Bible truth aiming for the heart of the matter: namely, your heart. With all these messages coming at us daily and hourly, it is so vital for preachers to remember the message they proclaim. May God bless us all, forgive those who have fallen away and help America! The Solid Rock is still there and always has been, but too many people have chosen to throw their anchor on sinking sand. Merry Christmas Love Messages Christmas is a lovely time for romance and cuddles in front of a warm fire. This letter contains a $5000 check from that lady. The notion of cyclical time is common to religions like Buddhism and Hinduism, and it has become popular in the modern “New Age” movement. So the words written 60 years ago ring more true today than they ever have. There are lots of ways to articulate the Gospel message in its entirety and plenty of places to learn it. “Prayer is the Christian’s greatest weapon.” —Billy Graham. For their inherent wellbeing, … In times like these we need a Savior. Lewis in his Latin Letters (1948-53). I've been waiting all year to spend Christmas with you! There is one difference, noted by C.S. In times like these we need the Bible. This Rock is Jesus, the only One! But if your anchor grips onto the solid rock, there is no storm that can destroy you. These are all troubling words, for we all have friends and family members who resemble some of the above, and I would suspect that for many (myself included) some of these passages speak directly to the heart. The Old Time Gospel Ministry Over 9,600 pages of Christian material. Live out the Gospel. Add to this their narcism and pride and even these vast intellects have great vulnerabilities. But how can you pray more deeply? I'll be there with bells on. Preach, preach, preach, even if your own children scoff or manifest confusion and error. a good priest is worth more than his weight in gold, to his flock and to heaven. Our family grew and we enjoyed singing, playing and sharing together in churches, Bible conferences, and banquets for over 25 years. more and more anti-Christian-in times like these, when there are school shoot-ings, and violence mentioned on the news almost. The article was anything but an admission of the spiritual significance of the visit. But through it all Preach, teach, celebrate the sacraments, even if, like some of our ancestors, the liturgy must be celebrated in secret. The “we” whom I mention is sort of general and meant to refer to all of us (including self) in varying degrees. I would be less than honest if I didn’t admit the past week has brought me to a point of cynicism. … For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the man by whom the temptation comes! Um put um in his paper um a message that I preached at Grace Baptist Church 50 years ago, called we're his workmanship and she got elder Bradley's paper and read that. The world has a monopoly on culture. 1. Charles Stanley Radio 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Music has unrivaled power. The early Church certainly experienced a similar struggle. For we who strive to come out of the world and not be of it, do this imperfectly and in stages. Be very sure, be very sure Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock! If you like my website the best compliment you can give me is to share it with your friends and family. I typed this article while listening to the sermon, to help others. Every day brings shifting messages in our own city, state or province, nation, and the greater world about the nature of this pandemic. We were told to expect this, and I did. Terrorism is increasing worldwide. Too many of us are fearful and let the world dictate our response to crisis. He found this puzzling since he had no inclination to kill himself and the insistent image was repulsive to him rather than tempting or suggestive. It was for times like these that a precious song was written many years ago. Preach and teach even if people scoff, walk out, write the bishop, or threaten. D. A. Carson (The Gospel According to John [Eerdmans/Apollos], p. 308) says that Jesus meant “that what they did was utterly without significance as far as God was concerned.” We can draw three implications about what it means to live by man’s time: A. He himself was scoffed at, ridiculed, called a threat, and finally crucified outside the city gates. Your insight and teachings are spot on. Mark describes this message as the “Gospel of the Kingdom of God”. Traveling as a family to minister for 25 years. I will trust in your time and your plans. Her family has long been connected to the Graham family, ever since her father shared his testimony at a 1969 Billy Graham Crusade in Anaheim, California. Listen to In Times Like These - Los Angeles Gospel Quartets in the 1960s and 70s by Eli "Paperboy" Reed for free. Are we ready? Sadly, though, it has returned on our watch and we need to take responsibility for the situation. It will bless your life for Jesus Christ! Hence, the secularization of our culture has reached into our faith in a large way. Thulile: South Africa. The implication is that they were not living under God’s time, as Jesus was. We are wasting our energy fighting when we should be creating. In Times Like These: History of the Hymn Some of the best-loved Christian hymns have come out of a sense of helplessness to what is going on in the world of the authors and this song is no exception. I am not coming up with new wishes and quotes I enjoy walking my dog with my husband Max and I also sing in our local gospel choir. Dr. Steve Horn. Those living by man’s time are not … Make a joyful noise unto the Lord all ye lands. And, thankfully, the Lord Jesus is still here. Blessed by this Blog message! Listen to Gospel Message | SoundCloud is an audio platform that lets you listen to what you love and share the sounds you create.. 166 Tracks. I heard an awesome, challenging, sermon today by Pastor Danny Castle titled, “IN TIMES LIKE THESE!” Preaching helps us to think right! Some of us can imagine that during that period of time, he didn't have anything to give to his people wrong. Repeatedly and persistently he would get this image or impulse of putting a semi-auto pistol in his mouth. This is a prophetic description of the world in which we live. I still believe we will be protected to practice our faith. Author Tara McClary Reeves spoke during this year’s event. Thank you for your quotes and many that refer to the “last days” and thank you for a Church that prepares us for these “last days”. Considers at length John’s Gospel, specifically how that Gospel’s different purposes help explain John’s lack of a “kingdom-centered” gospel message. We have to focus on our God and know that He is always in control no matter what. Reading your Guide and the subsequent comments of other readers, I feel like a Notre Dame football player after a Knute Rockne half time speech! Thank you Msgr., if you don’t mind me adding ( I have a writing bug right now) Lukewarmness for the highest cause to live and die for spreads this lifeless, cold, joyless, addicted society. Lewis in his Latin Letters (1948-53). Therefore take texts like these as a sober description of a fallen world governed by a fallen angel, addressed to believers with fallen natures, who need to be vividly reminded of this, summoned to courage, and to a love that speaks the truth in love. When the Gospel writers introduce the ministry of Jesus, they present Him as a messenger from Heaven with an important message direct from the heart of God. I am so blessed by this song. In our lives we will encounter storms of life, some which threaten to tear our whole ships apart. In Times Like These (Video, History and Lyrics) Adventist Hymnal #593 January 10, 2016 In Times Like These: History of the Hymn Some of the best-loved Christian hymns have come out of a sense of helplessness to what is going on in the world of the authors and this song is no exception. Video Introduction. As the Gospel left the relatively sane but religiously hostile world of Judaism, it encountered the pagan world, not religiously hostile but morally confused by corrupting sexual practices and entertainment marked by violence and destruction to the human person. Never, never, never defile the faith by bad conduct or inconsistency. It is easy to become discouraged, worried and fearful. “May the message of Our Blessed Mother at Fatima, to pray and repent be heard by all!”, The age then (and now) is described simply as an “evil age,” for this world is at odds with God and what He teaches. Thank you for the inspiration of your words that God has given you. And unlike in the 1940s, we as a society have grown further and further from God. We who would believe and seek to come out of this world must examine our lives and repent of drives and actions like these. This presumes that there are times in the Church when the ground goes fallow and certain things must be plowed under. Sang on the radio each week while in college. Tune in any time to stream great biblical teaching and encouragement from Dr. Charles Stanley. “There is one difference, noted by C.S. What is the Gospel Message? Amen. Ps. Also, in Revelation 18 we have another angel, 'crying out mightily' to the inhabitants … The first time I remember hearing this song was at my father’s funeral. We can live with reason and logic or forever gnaw away at ourselves for falsehood still touches the reality of God. But, it’s Boston, North Korea, Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, or the economy. Our Stand in Times Like These (4:1-3) A. Rest from the turmoil of these times and claim these truths this week. I had already posted my comment a few minutes ago, but I would say just this for proof of my interest. I am grateful for your post and "story behind the song." But the underlying message, There’s something wrong with you. An additional insight from exorcists is that though demons have superior intellects to us by miles, lacking wisdom is a huge factor and makes them seem and act as dumb as rocks. I’m sure you agree. 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