Friday, September 14, 2018

God hears your cry

Does Jesus Care?
By Frank E. Graeff

Verse 1
Does Jesus care when my heart is pained
Too deeply for mirth or song,
As the burdens press, and the cares distress,
And the way grows weary and long?

Oh, yes, He cares, I know He cares,
His heart is touched with my grief;
When the days are weary, the long nights dreary,
I know my Savior cares.

Verse 2
Does Jesus care when my way is dark
With a nameless dread and fear?
As the daylight fades into deep night shades,
Does He care enough to be near? [Refrain]

Verse 3
Does Jesus care when I’ve tried and failed
To resist some temptation strong;
When for my deep grief there is no relief,
Though my tears flow all the night long? [Refrain]

Verse 4
Does Jesus care when I’ve said “goodbye”
To the dearest on earth to me,
And my sad heart aches till it nearly breaks—
Is it aught to Him? Does He see? [Refrain]

Sheet Music

Thursday, September 13, 2018

The battle against addiction can still be won

364720: Giving Hope An Address: The Teen Challenge Legacy Story Giving Hope An Address: The Teen Challenge Legacy Story
By Julie Wilkerson Klose / Bridge-Logos Publishing

Two Brothers, One Calling, and a Lasting Legacy.

For sixty years, the faith-based ministry of Teen Challenge has been bringing hope to those bound by drug and life-controlling addictions. Since the very first Teen Challenge Center opened its doors in Brooklyn, New York the ministry has grown to 1,400 Centers across 122 nations. Through the doors of every Teen Challenge program, there are testimonies of men and women who have walked out cured because of the transforming power of Jesus Christ.

The remarkable legacy of Teen Challenge began with the family story of two brothers named David and Don Wilkerson. Much has been written about Teen Challenge and its success in treating addiction. But there has never been a book that told the unique story of these two ordinary brothers and their relationship to the founding of the Teen Challenge ministry.

This book is a timely reminder of what God continues to do through faith-based rehabilitation programs like Teen Challenge, saving lives from the destruction of drugs. This faith story exemplifies what it means to be a follower of Christ; to love the broken-hearted and share the gospel of Jesus Christ, bringing light into the darkness (John 12:46). It reveals how God's calling on the lives of two brothers leads to many other life-changing stories. The spiritual battle against addiction can still be won. This story of Teen Challenge and its legacy proves it.

Author Bio
Julie Wilkerson-Klose, the daughter of Don Wilkerson and niece of David Wilkerson, grew up in the ministry of Teen Challenge. Julie is an educator and writer. She began her writing career as a regular contributor to a political website focusing on cultural issues from a Christian perspective, with a special passion for the pro-life movement.

Julie's articles have been published by Charisma News, The Christian Post, Life News as well as many others. She has been a guest on different radio programs, including Canada's national public radio. Julie currently serves as Board Chair of the Radiance Foundation, a pro-life organization, and lives in Virginia with her husband Dan and their three children: Abigail, Hannah, and Ethan.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Saturday, September 8, 2018

The Collingsworth Family new album — Mercy & Love

CD44800: Mercy & Love Mercy & Love
By The Collingsworth Family / StowTown Records

Recorded with the Prague Philharmonic, the Collingsworth Family's Mercy & Love showcases their polished harmonies in a symphonic setting, arranged by industry vets Wayne Haun and David Clydesdale.

This fourteen song performance features new songs "The Lamb" and "Mercy & Love" alongside classics like "For What Earthly Reason," "We Shall Behold Him," "Altar of Grace," and others. Learn more.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

God is still in control

"Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high." —Psalm 113:5

God Is Still on the Throne
Written by Kittie Louise Suffield

Verse 1
Have you started for glory and heaven,
Have you left this old world far behind;
In your heart is the Comforter dwelling,
Can you say, :Praise the Lord, He is mine;"
Have the ones that once walked on the highway,
Gone back, and you seem all alone?
Keep your eyes on the prize, for the home in the skies.
God is still on the throne.

God is still on the throne,
And He will remember His own;
Though trials may press us and burdens distress us,
He never will leave us alone;
God is still on the throne,
He never forsaketh His own;
His promise is true, He will not forget you,
God is still on the throne.

Verse 2
Burdened soul, is your heart growing weary
With the toil and the heat of the day;
Does it seem that your path is more thorny
As you journey along on life’s way?
Go away and in secret before Him
Tell your grief to the Savior alone;
He will lighten your care, for He still answers prayer;
God is still on the throne. [Chorus]

Verse 3
You may live in a tent or a cottage,
Unnoticed by those who pass by;
But a mansion for you He is building
In that beautiful city on high;
It will outshine the wealth and the splendor
Of the richest on earth we have known;
He’s the architect true, and He’s building for you;
God is still on the throne. [Chorus]

Verse 4
He is coming again, is the promise
To disciples when He went away;
In like manner as He has gone from you,
You will see Him returning some day;
Does His tarrying cause you to wonder,
Does it seem He’s forgotten His own?
His promise is true, He is coming for you;
God is still on the throne. [Chorus]

Sheet Music

If you miss the old-time hymns and would like to hear more, I recommend listening to Bible Broadcasting Network (BBN Radio) through the Internet.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Bumps are what you climb on

018810: The Bumps Are What You Climb On, repackaged edition: Encouragement for Difficult Days The Bumps Are What You Climb On, repackaged edition: Encouragement for Difficult Days
By Warren W. Wiersbe / Baker Books

Over 200,000 sold! We can't prevent crises from happening. But we can successfully deal with them.

In this classic book, Warren W. Wiersbe offers solid hope and comfort in times of depression, frustration, disappointment, or loneliness. He extracts wisdom from the Bible and presents it in thirty brief, accessible meditations that guide readers to respond with faith, trust in God's promises, reap the benefits of forgiveness, find contentment, and add joy to life.

With uplifting teaching and empowering challenges, this insightful book is a compelling devotional for any believer at any time. Learn more.

Author Bio
Warren W. Wiersbe is the former pastor of The Moody Church and the author or editor of more than 160 books, including 50 People Every Christian Should Know, This Is the Life!, and On Being a Servant of God. Today his primary ministry is serving others through writing and mentoring. He lives in Nebraska.