Thursday, April 28, 2016

Bono & Eugene Peterson on THE PSALMS

This is a wonderful conversation and story about how Bono and Eugene Peterson formed a relationship. Listen to the whole conversation especially the last 10 minutes.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Eric Clapton - Tearing Us Apart [Live In Hyde Park 1996]

My Memory is Nearly Gone

John Newton’s final recorded words: “My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things: that I am a great sinner and that Christ is a great Savior.” Newton died a few weeks later, on December 21, 1807. The words transcribed by Jay are a simple and profound summary of John Newton’s life.
Newton’s dying words summarize the message he preached and wrote about throughout his Christian life. Four decades earlier, in the prime of his health, Newton had written to a friend, “Our sins are many, but his mercies are more: our sins are great, but his righteousness is greater.” At another point he wrote, “We cannot be so evil as he is good.” Newton was governed by the abiding hope that where sin increases, grace abounds all the more (Rom. 5:20). In one letter early in his pastorate he wrote, “Though our sins have been deep-dyed, like scarlet and crimson, enormous as mountains, and countless as the sands, the sum total is, but, Sin has abounded; but where sin hath abounded, grace has much more abounded.” Yes, sin is a monstrous, condemning force—but Christ is greater. Grace abounds because the Savior superabounds. This biblical truth worked itself deeply into Newton’s heart very early in his Christian walk, and it was a conviction that drove him toward pastoral ministry and to preaching “the unsearchable riches of Christ” (Eph. 3:8).

"Amazing grace how sweet the sound"

New York Values

Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again - Bob Dylan

Katie Mae · Dion

She's Alright - Doyle Bramhall II with Gary Clark Jr.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

"Going Down" - Freddie King

From his 1971 record, "Getting Ready," which was largely written and produced by Leon Russell and features Duck Dunn on bass. Russell wrote "Going Down," as part of an attempt to introduce Freddie to more of a "rock audience" through this record.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

This joke was just to funny to pass up

This joke was just to funny to pass up:

Researchers are saying that men who marry intelligent women are less likely to develop dementia later in life. After hearing this, Kanye West said, "Where am I?" (Conan)

Friday, April 8, 2016

Gates of Gold · Los Lobos

Honky Tonk Blues · Dion

Martin Luther compares the Devil to a Chained Dog

Martin Luther compares the devil to a chained dog:

Why should you fear? Why should you be afraid? Do you not know that the prince of this world has been judged? He is no lord, no prince any more. You have a different, a stronger Lord, Christ, who has overcome and bound him. Therefore let the prince and god of this world look sour, bare his teeth, make a great noise, threaten, and act in an unmannerly way; he can do no more than a bad dog on a chain, which may bark, run here and there, and tear at the chain. But because it is tied and you avoid it, it cannot bite you. So the devil acts toward every Christian. Therefore everything depends on this that we do not feel secure but continue in the fear of God and in prayer; then the chained dog cannot harm us. But this chained dog may at least frighten him who would be secure and go ahead without caution, although he may not come close enough to be bitten.

The person who is secure is trusting in himself and rushes forward without caution. Learn the lesson of Colossians 2:15 "He (Jesus) disarmed the (demonic) rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in the cross" Get this picture of Satan and his demons in your head and do not be afraid.

Albert King - Angel Of Mercy - 1978

Larry McCray -Blues is my Business

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Who Can Enter?

Donald Grey Barnhouse was speaking about the cross and the need to believe on the Christ who died upon it said, “Imagine that the cross has a door in it. All you are asked to do is to go through. On the side facing you are the words “Whosoever will, may come”. You stand there with the burden of your sin upon you and wonder if you should enter in or not. Finally, you do and as you do the burden of your sin falls away, you are safe and free. Joyfully you turn around and see written on the other side of the cross through which you just now entered the words, “Chosen in Him before the foundation of the world”.

Jesus said "I am the door if anyone enters by me he will be saved"
Who can enter? Jesus said "anyone" Salvation is pictured as walking through a door. Jesus didn't say he was a wall you had to climb over and if you made it you would be saved he said walk through the door. The door is not locked its open all you do is walk through. Its not an exalted door that only people with money can go through, its not a hidden door that only those with knowledge can find, it's a street level door accessible to anyone. If you want to be saved walk through the door and you will be.

Screamin' & Hollerin' The Blues · Alvin Youngblood Hart

Million Miles · Alvin Youngblood Hart - Great Dylan Cover

Watching the River Flow - Leon Russell - I love this cover!

It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry - Taj Mahal


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Albert King/Stevie Ray Vaughan - Blues At Sunrise

Gary Moore Live At Montreux 1997 - Still Got The Blues, Walking By Myself

The Good Shepherd

I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—just as the Father knows me and I know the Father—and I lay down my life for the sheep (John 10:14-15).

Definite redemption, sometimes called “particular redemption,” and effective atonement,” is an historic doctrine about the intention of the triune God in the death of Jesus Christ. Without doubting the infinite worth of Christ’s sacrifice or the genuineness of God’s “whoever will” invitation to all who hear the gospel (Rev. 22:17), the doctrine states that the death of Christ actually put away the sins of all God’s elect and ensured that they would be brought to faith through regeneration and kept in faith for glory, and that this is what it was intended to achieve. From this definiteness and effectiveness follows its limitedness: Christ did not die in this efficacious sense for everyone. The proof of that, as Scripture and experience unite to teach us, is that not all are saved.

J.I. Packer