Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Eric Clapton "If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day" (Sessions 2004)

Eric Clapton "Stop Breakin' Down Blues" (Sessions 2004)

God is in Control

Are you facing some trial right now? Something that is overwhelming you? I declare to you the very heart of biblical Christianity, that the God whom you know in Jesus Christ sits upon the throne of the universe and all power, all authority in heaven and earth belongs to him, is controlled by him and is subject to him. The world has not gone mad it’s gone very sinful. But God is in control. The government does not rest upon Satan’s shoulders, it does not rest on some political leaders in Washington, or London, or Moscow or Beijing or the Middle East, the government of this world rests firmly on the shoulders of Jesus Christ so “WHY ARE YOU SO AFRAID, O YOU OF LITTLE FAITH?” This question applies to Christians today as much as it did to those disciple that were in the boat with Jesus. I listen to Christians who have have listened so much to the news media that they do not remember that Jesus is in the boat with them. Christians have no need to live in fear about what is happening to this country or any other country because Our God is in control of every nation.

Hillary on The War On Women

Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah (live at the Montreal Jazz Festival 2008)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Everything Is Broken - R. L. Burnside - Dylan Cover

Hallelujah, I’m ready to go - Bob Dylan

I’m ready [hallelujah] Hallelujah [I’m ready] I can hear the voices singin’ soft and low Hallelujah [I’m ready] I’m ready [hallelujah] Hallelujah, I’m ready to go. Dark was the night Not a star was in sight On the highway headin’ down below I let my Saviour in And He saved my soul from sin Hallelujah [I’m ready] I’m ready [hallelujah] I can hear the voices singin’ soft and low I’m ready [hallelujah] Hallelujah [I’m ready] Hallelujah, I’m ready to go. Sinner don’t wait Before it’s too late He’s a wonderful Saviour to know. I fell on my knees He answered my pleas Hallelujah, I’m ready to go.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Safety Of God being For Us

Paul is not saying that God is on our side in the middle of our struggles but that God is “FOR US” and that has nothing to do with something in us (our merit) or something we do (our works), it is his attitude to all who are in Christ, all who are his children. Our hearts are weak and we are prone to legalism and unbelief and at times we have a hard time receiving the words, “God is for us”. God is for us; we have failed but He is for us. We are ignorant but He is for us. We are struggling but He is for us, we are doubting but He is for us. We are weak but He is for us. We are not as fruitful as we should be but He is for us.

Some Christians wonder if they can put themselves outside of God’s grace by committing some terrible sin that will nullify God’s redemptive work in them. Tragically some churches teach that this is possible. But if we by our own power or effort were not able to save ourselves or to free ourselves from sin or to make ourselves God’s children, how could it be that by our own power and work we could nullify the work of grace that God himself accomplished in us? Let your heart and mind surrender to the fact that God is eternally for those who believe and he has eternally committed himself to you - without conditions and without requirements. Your life does not affect the fact that God is for you. “MY SHEEP HEAR MY VOICE: I KNOW THEM, AND THEY FOLLOW ME. I GIVE THEM ETERNAL LIFE, AND THEY SHALL NEVER PERISH; NO ONE CAN SNATCH THEM OUT OF MY HAND” (John 10:27-28).

Freddie King - Sweet Home Chicago

Albert King - Driftin' Blues

Crossroads - Joe Bonamassa w/ Zakk Wylde - Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles CA - Dec 13, 2013

I Threw It All Away - Bob Dylan

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Joe Bonamassa - Lonesome Christmas - Offical Music Video

B.B. King- Merry Christmas Baby

The Christmas Blues - Bob Dylan

What does it mean that God is “FOR US”?

What does it mean that God is “FOR US”?
The goal of grace is to create a love relationship between God and us who believe the kind of relationship we were first made for.
The revelation of the New Testament is that God is our heavenly Father, we are His children and He is “FOR US”. We could say that how well a person understands Christianity is related to how much he makes of the thought of being God’s child, and having God as his Father. If God being your Father doesn’t motivate, and control your worship and prayers and your whole outlook on life. You don’t understand Christianity very well.
God being for me has nothing to do with my ability, my performance, or my obedience. Once you set qualifications for God being for you, you have left grace and have put yourself back under the law. If you don't know or believe that God is for you because of what God decided about you in eternity past and then sent his own son to become a man and take your place, pay for your sins on the cross and rise from the dead to secure your justification and secure your place in the Father's family. Then you don't really know the God of the bible and you will live in fear and insecurity. I get up every day thanking God that he is for me!

Friday, December 4, 2015

The Cross Our Only Hope.

If Christ had not come there would be no forgiveness for sin or victory over sin. “WITHOUT SHEDDING OF BLOOD THERE IS NO FORGIVENESS” (Heb.9:22 NASB). The Bible says that He came to seek and save the lost. He saved us from the guilt of sin. The only thing that can take away the burden of guilt is the blood of Jesus. “SO, BY VIRTUE OF THE BLOOD OF JESUS, YOU AND I, MY BROTHERS, MAY NOW HAVE CONFIDENCE TO ENTER THE HOLY OF HOLIES BY A FRESH AND LIVING WAY” (Heb.10:19 J.B. Phillips). Man has always tried to provide his own atonement but only Christ can wipe the slate clean and blot out the writing which is written against them. Only He can remove the heavy burden of guilt that causes so many people to live under a gray cloud. Only Christ can forgive sin and give victory over sin. The cross is our hope.

Muddy Waters - She Moves Me

Foo Fighters - Congregation - Live from Austin City Limits TV 2014

Sonny Boy Williamson - Your Funeral, My Trial

Muddy Waters - I Want to be Loved - 1955

Monday, November 9, 2015

Jesus Is In Control Of All Of Life

Jesus calms every storm, every wind, and every wave. This is symbolic that he is in control of all of our life. God never promised his people an easy life, just read church history or biblical history. There are mysteries in his providence that we will never understand in this life. That’s why we’re called to live by faith and not by sight. This scripture teaches us that the mystery of God’s providence is to motivate us to exercise faith not to drive us from faith. The great difference between a Christian and a non-Christian is that all the storms, trials, troubles, difficulties, sorrow in this life, the Christian, even though he doesn’t have an answer for each of them, has an over-reaching answer that God will work all things together for good to those who love God

Susan Tedeschi - Lord Protect My Child (Live at Farm Aid 2005) - Dylan Cover

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - Bonnie Raitt - Dylan Cover

Bonnie Raitt - Million Miles - Great Dylan Cover

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

What Do You Know About God?

“Knowing about God is crucially important for the living of our lives. As it would be cruel to an Amazonian tribesmen to fly him to London, put him down without explanation in Trafalgar Square and leave him, as one who knew nothing of English or England, to fend for himself, so we are cruel to ourselves if we try to live in this world without knowing about the God whose world it is and who runs it .The world becomes a strange, mad, painful place, and life in it a disappointing and unpleasant business, for those who do not know about God. Disregard the study of God, and you sentence yourself to stumble and blunder through life blindfold, as it were , with no sense of direction, and no understanding of what surrounds you. This way you can waste your life and lose your soul.”
― J.I. Packer, Knowing God

The EPA Gets A New Name

Eric Clapton "If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day" (Sessions 2004)

Eric Clapton - Kind Hearted Woman, Sessions for Robert Johnson

Questions | Songs | Tommy Emmanuel

It's Never Too Late | Songs | Tommy Emmanuel

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Working Of God's Word

"In short, I will preach it, teach it, write it, but I will constrain no man by force, for faith must come freely without compulsion. Take myself as an example. I opposed indulgences and all the papists, but never with force. I simply taught, preached, and wrote God's Word; otherwise I did nothing. And while I slept, or drank Wittenberg beer with my friends Philip and Amsdorf, the Word so greatly weakened the papacy that no prince or emperor ever inflicted such loses upon it. I did nothing; the Word did everything." Martin Luther

Our confidence must be in the Word of God not our ability, or our programs, or our music, or the latest bestseller, or our advertising, only the Word of God can accomplish God's purposes and change lives.

Outlaw Blues - Bob Dylan

John Scofield Trio - Trio Blues [2010]

"Pick Up The Pieces"- Alan Gorrie - Daryl Hall