Monthly Archives: December 2018

Walk in Love

International Sunday School January 6, 2019

2 Thessalonians 3:1-5  Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you,  (2)  and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith.  (3)  But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.  (4)  And we have confidence in the Lord about you, that you are doing and will do the things that we command.  (5)  May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.

2 John 1:4-11  I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we were commanded by the Father.  (5)  And now I ask you, dear lady—not as though I were writing you a new commandment, but the one we have had from the beginning—that we love one another.  (6)  And this is love, that we walk according to his commandments; this is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, so that you should walk in it.  (7)  For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. Such a one is the deceiver and the antichrist.  (8)  Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward.  (9)  Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.  (10)  If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your house or give him any greeting,  (11)  for whoever greets him takes part in his wicked works.



Love God and Serve Others

International Sunday School December 30, 2018

Matthew 25:31-46 “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. (32) Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. (33) And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. (34) Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. (35) For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, (36) I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ (37) Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? (38) And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? (39) And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ (40) And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’ (41) “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. (42) For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, (43) I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ (44) Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ (45) Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ (46) And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”


Sing on the Radio!

What will I be singing?

I am only interested in folks singing my short pieces so I can broadcast them on my weekly radio program. I am not interested in playing anything else. It would be a waste of your time and money to send me your latest CD or links to your latest song.

Where would I be singing?

My broadcast is on WFLI 1070 AM (Chattanooga) on Sunday 5:30 PM EST. The station is a 50,000 watt AM station with good coverage and a large audience. The station also streams WFLI on-line.

Will I be paid?

Unfortunately, no I don’t have money to pay you for your performance. This has to be because you want to do it as a love-gift to the ministry. I do not take any donations nor sell any goods or services. The website, software, radio time, and all other expenses are paid by me. This is not a business nor is it my job. It is my calling and appreciation gift back to God.  So, 100% funding a radio ministry and having enough left to give to my local church leaves me with no money to pay for singers with what I have to give to the work of God.

What can I do with the recording?

You are completely free to use the MP3 file you create anyway you see fit providing you sing the words as written. You can use it as a demo. You can use it on a CD. All I ask is that you allow me to use your singing on-air without monetary payment. Let me restate what I have already stated — you may not use different words with the background track I have created. That is the only restriction on using my music.

Sounds great! What is my next step?

Follow the links to the score first. Listen to the music and watch the score on the Noteflight website. Next, go the Soundtrap website. Soundtrap will allow you to record your vocals. I have the track you should record your voice on labeled “Record your vocals here”. The DEMO track has a computer generated voice singing the melody and the words. That is what you should match when you are singing. After you are satisfied with your recording, you should email me and let me know. I will give it a listen and let you know if it is OK to broadcast. I will tell you the date and time it will broadcast so you can hear yourself on the radio. If you are out of the Chattanooga listening area, you can hear it stream on the Internet.

Love God for the Gift of Jesus

International Sunday School December 23, 2018

Luke 1:26-31  In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,  (27)  to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary.  (28)  And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!”  (29)  But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be.  (30)  And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.  (31)  And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.

Luke 2:22  And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord

Luke 2:25-35  Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.  (26)  And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.  (27)  And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law,  (28)  he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,  (29)  “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word;  (30)  for my eyes have seen your salvation  (31)  that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,  (32)  a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.”  (33)  And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him.  (34)  And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed  (35)  (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”


Love and Worship God

International Sunday School December 16, 2018

Psalms 103:1-17  Of David. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name!  (2)  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,  (3)  who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,  (4)  who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,  (5)  who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.  (6)  The LORD works righteousness and justice for all who are oppressed.  (7)  He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the people of Israel.  (8)  The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love.  (9)  He will not always chide, nor will he keep his anger forever.  (10)  He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.  (11)  For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him;  (12)  as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us.  (13)  As a father shows compassion to his children, so the LORD shows compassion to those who fear him.  (14)  For he knows our frame; he remembers that we are dust.  (15)  As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field;  (16)  for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more.  (17)  But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children,

Psalms 103:21-22  Bless the LORD, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will!  (22)  Bless the LORD, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the LORD, O my soul!

Love and Serve God

International Sunday School Lesson December 9, 2018

Joshua 24:1-3  Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel. And they presented themselves before God.  (2)  And Joshua said to all the people, “Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, ‘Long ago, your fathers lived beyond the Euphrates, Terah, the father of Abraham and of Nahor; and they served other gods.  (3)  Then I took your father Abraham from beyond the River and led him through all the land of Canaan, and made his offspring many. I gave him Isaac.

Joshua 24:13-15  I gave you a land on which you had not labored and cities that you had not built, and you dwell in them. You eat the fruit of vineyards and olive orchards that you did not plant.’  (14)  “Now therefore fear the LORD and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the LORD.  (15)  And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”

Joshua 24:21-24  And the people said to Joshua, “No, but we will serve the LORD.”  (22)  Then Joshua said to the people, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen the LORD, to serve him.” And they said, “We are witnesses.”  (23)  He said, “Then put away the foreign gods that are among you, and incline your heart to the LORD, the God of Israel.”  (24)  And the people said to Joshua, “The LORD our God we will serve, and his voice we will obey.”


Love and Obey God

International Sunday School December 2, 2018

Deuteronomy 6:1-9  “Now this is the commandment—the statutes and the rules—that the LORD your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it,  (2)  that you may fear the LORD your God, you and your son and your son’s son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long.  (3)  Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.  (4)  “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.  (5)  You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.  (6)  And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  (7)  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.  (8)  You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  (9)  You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.