The Veil and Stone

March 29, 2018 @ 2:54 PM

Happy Resurrection Season! It’s such a season of hope and newness, all because of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ!

The veil and the stone have much in common, and you may have heard details of each in the Gospel accounts.

On Good Friday, when our Lord was crucified, and at the very moment His flesh died, the veil in the temple was torn from top to bottom. (Matthew 27:51-52) As we know, this wasn't so God could get out, (Psalm 24:1 says, The earth is the Lord's), but the veil was torn so that we could get IN to the temple, into His presence. Hebrews 10:19-23 says we now have boldness to enter the Holy Place through the blood of Jesus. We now enter through the veil, which is His flesh.

Likewise in Matthew 28:2, .........

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Your life Is NOT about you!

March 17, 2018 @ 11:50 AM

We live in a very self-centered, me-first society. Even advertisers work hard to sell products that get people to focus on themselves. I reference this “I-me” syndrome in my book, Waves of Worship. While our modern culture pushes self, in the Bible, Jesus teaches us to put others before ourselves.

 

In Matthew 6:25, Jesus said don't even think about your life, what you're going to eat, or drink or wear. I’ve been telling people over the last few years, that, your life is NOT about you. Not everyone wants to hear it, but every one NEEDS to hear it.

 

Our lives are about others, your life is about others. Now I'm talking to Christ-followers. The world doesn't know this, but the ones who read the...

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Happy New Year 2018

January 1, 2018 @ 9:26 PM

Happy New Year! We pray it's your best year ever!
We were so honored to close out yet another year worshiping in the New Year. We led worship for the Freedom Tabernacle New Year's Night of Worshipevent and had a powerful and anointed evening of worship. Pastor Robbie Mathis has such a humble and talented group of servant leaders, not only in the worship team, but in the Audio/Visual team as well. 

What a blessing to minister there with our dear friends, Pastor Allen and Sharon Jones, and also to worship with their daughter, Lindsay, who Joey gave piano lessons to over 12 years ago!
 
Quick look back at a few 2017 highlights:

  • We’ve heard and experienced so many testimonies of miracles, .........
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One in a Billion!

May 29, 2017 @ 8:54 PM

One in a billion! Now that's just about against all odds. I heard about a baseball player from Africa, (population 1 billion people), who made it to the Major Leagues. The odds of that happening are one in a billion!

 

The baseball player defied all odds and began living his dream by playing baseball, having fun and, of course, making much more money than he could in Africa.

 

Even against one-in-a-billion odds, the baseball player achieved his dream. This didn't happen by chance, but through hard work and perseverance. A friend of mine has said for many years that it takes 100% faith and 100% work to accomplish the dream that God puts in your heart.

 

Last week, another friend told me that he was ministering ......

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New Year - Knew You

January 8, 2017 @ 4:30 PM

 

As we begin a New Year, we usually look back for a moment, then look ahead to begin planning for a New Year. We look back only briefly to see what the Lord has done in this closing year, and then give Him the praise for all that He’s done. As we look ahead, we pray and begin planning for His will and all that He shows us to do.

The good thing about starting a new year and turning the page on the calendar is that we get to have a fresh start and a clean slate.  Many people make resolutions, or set goals, and I’ve heard it said many times before --- New Year, New You. There’s nothing wrong with resolutions, or making goals like resolving to lose weight, save more money, or simply be nicer.

I believe the Lord...

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Never Giving Up, For Real

August 24, 2016 @ 2:16 PM

                                                    

Before the Israelites entered into the Promised Land, they were told it would be a land flowing with milk and honey. The Lord gave them the promise that it would be a good land, but He never said it would be easy taking the land. In fact, He said the Promised Land would be a land of hills AND valleys. There would be good times, hills, and there also would be low times, or valleys.

Jesus said we would have the same thing today. In John 16:33 He said, “In this world you will have trouble and tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the ...

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Wide World of Webs

June 4, 2015 @ 8:38 AM

                                           

It’s an amazing thing to see a freshly-spun spider’s web. Just to see the design and symmetry that comes from such a small creature. And even if it’s removed, inadvertently or not, the spider will have it reconstructed by the next morning. Amazing!

When I see a web, I realize that spider is doing what God has created it to do. God created the spider and the spider spun the web. Even when interrupted, the spider continues on. When the web is destroyed, the spider ...

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Keep Moving

January 18, 2015 @ 10:02 PM

 

With all that’s going on in the world today, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and even bogged down with the cares of life. Sometimes we can stall out, or get stuck in a rut. One thing Jesus wants us to do is to keep moving forward.

 

The sign says to keep moving. 

Here in the states we have a road sign that says to “keep moving”, but I’ve seen many people who simply stop, look around, and some even look behind them. They don’t even look at the sign that says to keep moving. We all have that human nature that can cause us to stop and look around at this world or at our own troubles. I know many who are looking at their past and can’t seem to move forward.

 

The Lord wants us ......

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Where Is The Love?

February 13, 2012 @ 7:30 PM

 

Back in the early seventies, there was a popular R&B song called “Where is the Love?” Many are asking that question today, considering the tumultuous world we are living in, and as Jesus said, we are hearing of wars and rumors of wars. Even in the U.S., politicians are constantly fighting with others in their own party.

The question needs to be asked. Where is the love and who or what do you and I love?

With the advance of technology and its usefulness, I had someone tell me recently, “I love my phone!”

What do you love? Who do you love?

In John 13:35, Jesus said that’s how the world will know that you and I know Him, if we have love one to another. We need to love Jesus and show our ...
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Dirt Road On A Snow Day

February 3, 2012 @ 10:31 AM


As you know, I love worshiping Jesus and my main musical genre has been “Acoustic Worship”. I’ve been blessed to write other styles, including Youth and even VBS songs.

This time last year, I had a request from an artist looking for a “Country Gospel” song for their recording project called “Dirt Roads”. I told them I didn’t have anything like that, but since we had just been hit with 6 inches of snow here in North GA, I would try to write one.

“Dirt Road” is the song we came up with and we decided to release it and post it on IndieHeaven FanFaves. You can take a listen and even vote for it for the next 30 days. It turns out that I can still play a little mandolin and ...
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