Thursday, September 22, 2016

Otis Rush ~ ''Double Trouble''(Original Recording Electric Blues 1958)

Recorded Cobra Studios , Chicago , 1958 The song was produced by Willie Dixon and features Rush (guitar and vocal), Dixon (bass), Ike Turner (guitar), Little Brother Montgomery (piano), Harold Ashby and Jackie Brenston (saxophones), and Billy Gayles (drums). Although Rush plays the lead guitar introduction to the song, Turner plays the signature vibrato guitar parts.

MUDDY WATERS - Caledonia... Germany, Rockpalast TV Show, 1978

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Need To Believe

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”.

Please don't make salvation any more complicated than this. There is no key to unlock the door it's already unlocked. There is no entrance fee you have to pay, it's already been paid in full. There are no gifts you are required to bring, there are no works you must preform. Walking through the door is believing as the scripture says "believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved" Once you walk through the door a new world opens up to you that you never knew existed. The word Jesus speaks to you the new Christian is "Follow me"

Eric Clapton - Sweet Home Chicago - Great Studio Recording

Eric Clapton - Reconsider Baby

Freddie King - Help Me Through The Day

Friday, September 2, 2016

200 Proff Grace

The Reformation was a time when men went blind, staggering drunk because they had discovered, in the dusty basement of late medievalism, a whole cellar full of fifteen-hundred-year-old, two-hundred proof Grace–bottle after bottle of pure distillate of Scripture, one sip of which would convince anyone that God saves us single-handedly. The word of the Gospel–after all those centuries of trying to lift yourself into heaven by worrying about the perfection of your bootstraps–suddenly turned out to be a flat announcement that the saved were home before they started…Grace has to be drunk straight: no water, no ice, and certainly no ginger ale; neither goodness, nor badness, not the flowers that bloom in the spring of super spirituality could be allowed to enter into the case.”
Robert Farrar Capon, Between Noon & Three: Romance, Law & the Outrage of Grace 

To many Christians refuse to drink grace straight up they are constantly mixing it with something that comes from themselves. They have no clue how bad they are what sinners they are but they are convinced of their own self righteousness and judge others freely. But grace tells us "Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse them" (Rom. 12:14) Not easy to do which is why I drink a lot of grace.

On Green Dolphin Street - Oscar Peterson & Milt Jackson

Milt Jackson - People Make The World Go Around

Milt Jackson - Sunflower

John Scofield with MMW - Chicken Dog