Thursday, April 30, 2009

Bird Hymn

Monday, April 27, 2009

Hague Meeting Begins Tonight

The revival meeting at Hague Baptist Church gets underway tonight at 7:30pm. The services will continue through Friday, May 1, 2009 at 7:30pm nightly. I'll be preaching the services and there will be some special music too. The church is located at 6725 NW 126th. Ave. in Hague, Florida near Gainesville. For more information or directions call Pastor Sam Brown (386) 454-1384 or call the church at (386) 462-4152.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Hague Meeting Begins Monday Night



Hague Baptist Church will hold revival services April 27 - May 1, 2009 at 7:30pm nightly with 3'10" tall evangelist James Croft. The church is located at 6725 NW 126th. Ave. near Gainesville, FL 32653. Everyone is welcome to attend!

Patience

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Nahunta, GA Meeting Scheduled

I'll be preaching revival services at Riverside Chapel Baptist Church Monday, May 11th through Friday, May 15th. The services will begin at 7pm nightly. The church is located at 1998 Riverside Road near Nahunta, Georgia. For more information call Pastor Randy Wainright at (912) 462-5067.

Susan Boyle Teaches Us A Lesson

On April 11, 2009, viewers of Britain's Got Talent were treated to what one of the show's judges called "the biggest surprise... in three years on the show." What they saw was a 47-year-old woman that didn’t have the physical qualities of the stereotypical star. She didn’t appear to have the grace or eloquence of a singer on the national stage. As if that wasn’t enough strikes against her, Susan Boyle dared to openly express a dream to become a professional singer in the vein of Elaine Paige. Before the first note of the song was heard, the book was judged by its’ cover.

We see this pre-judging all of the time and probably to a certain extent, we have done the same thing. It may not be a person’s lack of beauty; it could be their skin color, their accent or speech, their waist size, their height or lack there of. We make judgment calls every day often without having all the facts before us. Britain’s Got Talent judges, Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan seem to have made their decision during Ms. Boyle’s introduction. To her credit, the third panelist Amanda Holden appeared to be more neutral before the performance. Those in the audience even seemed to be preparing for the worst. Then the music started, and a beautiful voice began to fill the venue. A voice that certainly could not be coming from the one on the stage… it didn’t fit. Oh, but it was Susan Boyle, revealing a talent that no one thought possible, except for the singer herself. After the first line of the song, the faces of the judges and audience members transformed from shock and awe, to sheer delight as the auditorium filled with cheers of support, and maybe, even admiration.

I think panelist Amanda Holden summarized the experience best when she said, "I am so thrilled, because I know that everybody was against you, I honestly think that we were all being very cynical, and I think that's the biggest wake-up call ever."

The question I ask is “why was everyone against her?” The answer is most people think that “beauty = talent”, especially when it comes to females. Of course, deep-down we know that is not always the case. Susan Boyle proved that physical beauty is not needed to have true talent. The problem is we don’t always take the time to look for the talent if the “packaging” isn’t pretty. I am glad that Ms. Boyle was afforded the opportunity to prove herself and to prove us wrong.

I’m very glad that our place in eternity is not based upon us being in a pretty or perfect package. The Bible tells us in Romans 3:23 that we all fall short of the glory of God. We will not be judged on how pretty we are or by what status we have achieved in society. In the book of Acts (10:34-35), Peter says that God shows “no partiality”. I’m grateful that we are now live in the “Dispensation of Grace”. In fact, if we were still under the “Dispensation of Law”, I would not be allowed to minister before the Lord because I am a dwarf and blind in one eye (Leviticus 21:16-20).

Jesus Christ provides the only way to salvation (John 14:6). This “way” is not determined by our looks, talent, works, finances or any other thing, but by way of the Cross.

I have embedded the video of Susan Boyle singing I Dreamed A Dream from Les Misérables below. Even if you have seen it, you may be like me, and watch it again and again. In fact, the last count I’ve seen is over 40,000,000 views of the various clips that are on YouTube alone. I must admit that it moved me to tears. I guess deep down we all root for the “underdog”. Now, if we would be just as excited about sharing Jesus Christ with others…

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Susan Boyle from Chris Yehuda Zimmerman on Vimeo.

Gnawsome?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Macclenny And Bryceville Tomorrow

I'll be preaching at two different churches tomorrow, Sunday, April 19th.

First Baptist Church of Macclenny will be my first stop with the service beginning at 10:45am. I'll be filling-in for Pastor Edsel Bone while he is on vacation. This service will also be broadcast on WJXR 92.1 FM beginning at 11am. The church is located at 372 South 6th Street in Macclenny, Florida.

At 6pm I'll be preaching the evening worship service for Pastor Rusty Bryan at Brandy Branch Baptist Church. The church is located at 1906 Brandy Branch Church Place in Bryceville, Florida.

Please be in prayer for both of these services.

Life On Mars

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Brandy Branch Baptist Rescheduled

My preaching engagement at Brandy Branch Baptist Church has been rescheduled for this Sunday, April 19, 2009 at 6pm. I was originally scheduled for Sunday, April 26th. I will be preaching in supply for Pastor Rusty Bryan. The church is located at 1906 Brandy Branch Church Place in Bryceville, Florida. For more information call (904) 266-4314.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hague Baptist Revival Promo

NOTE: Please share this video with others via e-mailing this link or by embedding on your blog or website. The poster for this revival is here. Your prayers for this meeting and assistance in promotion will be greatly appreciated.



Hague Baptist Church will hold revival services April 27 - May 1, 2009 at 7:30pm nightly with 3'10" tall evangelist James Croft. The church is located at 6725 NW 126th. Ave. near Gainesville, FL 32653. Everyone is welcome to attend!

For more information about the ministries of James Croft Evangelistic Association visit http://jamescroft.org.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Tomb For Sale


First Baptist Macclenny On Sunday April 19th

I will be preaching at First Baptist Church of Macclenny on Sunday, April 19, 2009. The service will begin at 10:45am amd will also be broadcast on WJXR 92.1 FM beginning at 11am.

First Baptist Church of Macclenny is located at 372 South 6th Street in Macclenny, Florida. For more information call the church office at (904) 259-2933.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sunday's Comin

Easter Prophecy Card

Check out this Easter prophecy card. You may want to share it with others.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Hague Revival Begins April 27

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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Busy Sunday

Sunday morning I attended the first service of a revival meeting at First Baptist Church of Olustee, Florida. The meeting is being led by Evangelist Rodney Keith of Jacksonville. It was good to see him, his wife Mandy and their children (pictured with me at left). Rodney is the president of the Conference of Florida Baptist Evangelists, of which I am a member.

Sunday night I was off to Wellborn Baptist Church in Wellborn, Florida for a service featuring Clyde Annandale. He is an outstanding Christian actor that portrays men of the Bible. This particular service portrayed Jesus Christ.

It was a great Lord's Day!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Friday, April 03, 2009

4 Additions To Photo Galleries

Our ministry website's Photo Galleries section had four additions this week. The first 2 galleries contain photos that have not appeared on this blog. The other 2 galleries contain photos previously posted on this site.

I'll post updates about new galleries as they are added.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

JCEA Board Member's Daughter Called Home

Regina (Gina) Miller, daughter of Don and Fran Freeman of Lake City, Florida, passed away at 12:45am today as a result of cancer. Gina was only 48 years old and is survived by her husband, John Miller; a brother, Tim and his wife Katherine; a sister, Marisa and her son, Daniel; and her parents. Gina, a C.P.A., served as Vice-president of Design Containers, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida. She graduated from Columbia High School in Lake City. A memorial service is being plnned for next week, but arrangements are still tentative at this point.

The Freeman’s and their family have been dear friends of mine for many years and Brother Don has been my mentor in the ministry since the beginning in 1994. He also serves on my ministry board of directors.

Please join me in lifting up this dear family in prayer to our Lord.

Match Made In Heaven?


www.reverendfun.com

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Internet Evangelism Day Is April 26

With over 1.5 billion people already online, the potential for web evangelism is staggering. This is a day of opportunity! Please take time to look at the Internet Evangelism Day website, and find how God is using this new medium. You may have the gifts to be involved in web evangelism yourself – and surprisingly, you do not need to be technical!

As technology advances, the James Croft Evangelistic Association believes Christians must keep up with it, using the tools God gives us to spread His Word so that all may know Him. Along with this blog the JCEA provides the following web resources and ministries including:

NOTE: The May 2006 edition of the Walking With The Giant podcast featured an interview with Dr. Sterling Huston, Chairman of Internet Evangelism Coalition and Director of Special Ministries for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.