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Anne Graham Lotz – Jesus In Me: Her New Book

JESUS IN ME: Experiencing the Holy Spirit as a Constant Companion – I got my book early and was so glad I did.

In this day of depression, confusion, & ungodly influences we need hope. Anne Graham Lotz has shared her personal experiences and has shown where that hope comes from. She shares how she received strength, hope, love, & guidance through the Person of the Holy Spirit.

She shows that a daily walk and personal relationship with Jesus helps us to develop and maintain our faith. Our first step is to receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior. Then allowing the Holy Spirit to come along side us to be our helper.

God has used Anne through this book to show that there is hope and that once you make that commitment to Christ you will not be left alone.

John 14:26-27 New International Version (NIV)

But the Advocate, The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

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As Anne writes, “One of my deepest, richest joys has been discovering by experience who the Holy Spirit is in every step of my life’s journey. Each name that He has been given—Helper, Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor, Counselor, Strengthener, and Standby—reveals another aspect of His beautiful character and has provoked in me a deep love for the One who is my constant Companion . . . Jesus in me.”

This book will revolutionize your relationship with The Holy Spirit. I love the tools she put at the end of the book. Appendix A: Learning how to hear the Holy Spirit’s Whispers when you read the Bible. Appendix B: Learning how to be filled and stay filled with The Holy Spirit. Appendix C: A self-examination of personal sin. Appendix D: Gifts of the Spirit.

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The Chain Breaker Changes Lives

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Recently my Husband & I went to a Zach Williams concert & also saw an interview he did about his life. Once thing stuck out to me, The Chain breaker produces a change life. Zach talked about how his life was filled with choices that took him away from God, his family, & the dreams he had in his life. He shared how he got into the party life. He lost his scholarship he got for basketball. He started a band and the party life style got more a part of his life than God & his family. Finally when he got to the bottom and was about to loose his marriage & children, God moved on his life. What came next is what touched my heart. 

Zach talked about how God reached out to him. He had never left Zach. God was right there through all those choices he made. When Zach finally surrendered to God’s calling, he walked out on the band he was in and went home a changed man. He wrote these following songs that have changed many lives. 

Chain Breaker – 

If you’ve been walking the same old road for miles and miles

If you’ve been hearing the same old voice tell the same old lies

If you’re trying to feel the same old holes inside

There’s a better life

There’s a better life

If you’ve got pain

He’s a pain taker

If you feel lost

He’s a way maker

If you need freedom or saving

He’s a prison-shaking Savior

If you’ve got chains

He’s a chain breaker

God wants you to have a better life. There is one that wants you to lose everything. But THE Chain Breaker, Jesus Christ, came so you could have life. 

John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

He is your pain taker. He took your pain on The Cross. 

1 Peter 2:24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 John 3:8  For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Song of Deliverance –

Hard times and high waters

On the road that I have wandered

Bridges left burning

A lot of dead-end learning

Stone walls, I’ve built up

Trapped by the way I’ve been livin’

I don’t wanna be a prisoner

I don’t wanna be a prisoner

I will sing a song of deliverance

I will lift my hands and drop these chains

Walk out free in Jesus name

I will sing a song of deliverance

Whoa, Hallelujah

Whoa-ho, I am free

Romans 8:2  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

Ephesians 2:8-9  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Galatians 5:1  Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

Freedom – 

I felt the flames, I heard death knocking

My hands were tied, my feet were bound

Buried alive, covered in ashes

My soul was 6 feet under ground

Then you rolled that stone away

You pulled me from the grave

Praise the Lord I saw the light

And I’ll never be the same

The devil whisper little lies

He tried to steal my victory

But I starred those demons in the eyes

Cause these boots gonna crush the enemy

I got that freedom, freedom in my soul

I got that fire, fire in my bones

I got that resurrection

Got that hallelujah

I got that freedom, freedom in my soul

Got that resurrection

Got that hallelujah

Got that new creation

Got that the blood of Jesus

Got that fire burning

Got that holy spirit

Got that Sunday’s coming and I can’t stop singin’

Freedom, freedom in my soul

I got that fire, fire in my bones

I got that resurrection

Got that hallelujah

I got that freedom, freedom in my soul

This song has the death, burial, & resurrection of Jesus in it. Thank God that because of what Jesus did we can have a changed life. We once were dead and now are alive. We once were lost and now we are found. 

This last one is a song and a prayer for many. For those who have surrendered to Jesus and what He did for us have felt this song deeply. There are time when we fall on our knees and pray this song. 

Wash Clean – 

Father open up my eyes

So I might truly see

Everything you have done for me

Lord I’m tired and I’m torn

My face is on the floor

Break these chains and set me free

Father take away my pride

Just set it all aside

So I might hear what you have to say

Lord I’m tired if all my guilt

I’m tired of all my shame

Break these chains and set me free

Cause I been living a lie that I just couldn’t see

And holding on to things that I just didn’t need

But you took these hands and washed them clean

Oh like a blind man lost in the middle of the night

You came down and you opened my eyes

And I won’t ever be the same

Oh that’s what Jesus

Jesus did for me

Solo over verse

So now I’ve opened up my eyes

And swallowed all my pride

I finally let you lead the way

And I fall down on my knees

I’m just a Brother of your Grace

And I won’t ever be the same

Going to the concerts and listing to Zach’s life story really shows how God can turn a life around, Save a family, and touch many through Zach’s story and songs. The Chain Breaker Jesus Christ has changed my life and so many others. My prayer is as others hear Zach’s story and songs they too will meet The ONLY true Chain Breaker…. JESUS CHRIST! #ChainBreaker

Thanks Zach for sharing your life with us all and for these powerful songs. 

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Faith Like Potatoes – The Angus Buchan Story

Angus Buchan is a farmer in Africa. God got a hold of him in 1979 and ever since then he has had such passion for the word of God. His vision includes:

1 The Great Commission – Mark 16:15

2 Caring for Orphans and Widows – James 1:27

3 Equipping Saints for the Work of Ministry – Matthew 28:20.

Faith Like Potatoes: The Story of a Farmer Who Risked Everything for God.

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
(Hebrews 11:1)

Shalom Ministries – click Here

Beth-Hatlaim orphanage – Click Here

Halalisani Farm School

Mighty Men Conferences – Click Here

A Camp with Kingdom Impact -Thomas Road Outpost

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This October we were blessed with a tour of the Thomas Road Outpost Camp. This was very excited because we live in Northern Michigan and the Camp is in Lynchburg, VA and we have been giving to this project.

Before I tell you about the camp, I want to share about my camping experience. I don’t remember how old I was, but I was old enough that it made an impact on my life. But this impact was not a Kingdom impact. I was so excited to be going on this camping trip with my friends. I had some really close friends that we did everything together and this was going to be the best time, so I thought. We were going to go canoe on the Au Sable River in Michigan.

To keep this story short I will just hit the highlights. I had a leader who didn’t look out for us, instead he brought drugs to give us. Not really understanding the impact this was going to have on me, wanting to be a part of the gang, I participated. Little did I know he also had other intentions. This was horrifying and even as I write this I can’t even think of the details, even though I have been set free from my past, I have no use in giving those events another look except to use it as a stepping stone to tell you that experience was no “Kingdom Impact”. There are many children who need to be rescued from the chance of having that same experience.

That is one reason I am passionate about this camp. My husband is the other. He had a vision many years ago about a place like Thomas Road Outpost Camp. One that would give so many a great outdoor experience and reach them for the Gospel. When we visited the camp in October we took a four wheeler to the top of the mountain. Along the way we saw the cabins that are being built, the zip line area, the place they will be having outdoor survival activities, and so much more.

Thomas Road Baptist Church has been involved in camping programs for over fifty years. In March 2014 they were given 500-acre parcel of land in the midst of the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Peaks of Otter Region. It was donated to be repurposed as a youth camp with the emphasis of reaching at-rist youth from Virginia and the surrounding areas.  They also will be having Marriage seminars and other events.

Their focus is to reach thousand of children each year through Christ-centered camping experience in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. This is a place that children can leave the pressures and distractions of modern life behind and just be kids. They will experience camp life, have fun, but will be given hope and love. TRO encourages campers toward a life changing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Each year they receive thousands of requests from the area but are unable to house them due to the limited space. They have the potential to reach so many with The Gospel of Jesus, bringing hope and healing to them. So that is why I am writing this post. I am reaching out to whoever reads this to please consider giving to this worth while project. Help TRO make that “Kingdom Impact” to as many as possible. You can help change a life.

Check out their website: Click Here

 

 

Rend Collective -A Wake Up Call

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Rend our hearts before God. When attending a Rend Collective concert, this is what came to mind. A Wake Up Call to America. It is time we examine ourselves to see if we are in the Faith. We have been a blessed country & we take for granted what freedom we have. Freedom to Worship our God with our whole hearts. Freedom to Worship in the market place, our jobs, our homes, & so many more places. But that is not the case with other countries. We must learn from what has happened to other countries who had this freedom, but now must Worship in secret. Our Country is slowly taking our freedoms away.

We are as the church in Revelations:  Rev. 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked…

Let’s arise and win this nation back. Let’s rend our hearts. Pray for Revival!

Joel 2:12-13 Therefore also now, saith the Lord, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

Worship is a lifestyle. Live it out today…

Rend

Taken from Their Website:

Rend Collective have never lacked imagination. From the bewildering array of children’s toys and whimsical, handmade oddities they call instruments, to the hare-brained and wonderfully impractical scheme of recording a live album on the beach around a campfire, to the safety-defying audacity of shooting a music video on a fully-operational fishing boat in the turbulent Irish Sea, this fascinating worship community have always pursued the colorful and unexpected.

Fittingly, the genre-blurring artists have an unusual backstory. Hailing from the small coastal town of Bangor in Northern Ireland, the Collective developed organically, outside of the influence of the music industry and CCM culture, as a self-described “group of confused twenty-somethings trying to figure out faith, life, God and community.”

They gathered at Rend, a ministry for spiritually hungry young adults, desperately seeking an authentic, raw and real expression of church, which was informally pastored by bandleader, Gareth Gilkeson. This honest and genuine movement of prayer and missions was accompanied by the birth of a new breed of worship songs that became the foundation for their first and critically acclaimed 2010 album, “Organic Family Hymnal.”

Since these formative years, the folk-influenced troubadours have, to their surprise, been thrust onto the world stage as leading voices in the evolution of modern worship. Following the 2012 release of artisanal alt-pop project, “Homemade Worship by Handmade People,” the band has gone from strength to strength. Their endearingly raucous live show has brought out thousands of fans to sold out tours on bothsides of the Atlantic, and they have shared stages with some of the biggest names in Christian music, such as Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman and Tenth Avenue North. Foot-stomping revival hymn, “Build Your Kingdom Here,” proved to be a mold-breaking hit at Christian radio and, with views numbering in the millions, the accompanying concept music video was honored with a Dove nomination.

Refreshingly, the international spotlight has little altered the heart of the Irish worshippers.

“We wanted to push boundaries because our God is not safe or small: He has a wild imagination.” Rend Collective

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Charles Billingsley -The many faces of Worship

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Angie and I really enjoyed a very special concert at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg VA that marked the release of Charles Billingsleys new recording “Right Here”..  More than entertainment, more than a show, more than a mere concert; this night was a worship experience that crossed all generational lines and drew believers into the very presence of Jesus..  We work with alot of artists in alot of venues and I can honestly say that I have rarely sensed the moving of the Holy Spirit as strong and powerful as we did on March 6th at this event.. You can really tell that the team there are people of prayer. God showed up!!
Watching Charles live is a blessing in itself. His vocal range is truly amazing and the connection with the audience is most powerful… If there is one thing I can say about brother Charles it is that he has a real gift and passion to lead people into the presence of God and my wife and I both said after the concert; we really did not see Charles Billingsley or TRBC as wonderful as they are, We Saw Jesus! We felt His presence among us and caught a small glimpse of what the Glory of Worship in heaven must be like..
So, to sum it all up… If you buy one worship CD this year then “Right Here” must be it…. And…. if you ever get the chance to see Charles in Concert, you won’t be sorry… This is truly music that ministers!!

By Len & Angie Paxton

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Check out His Web Site: Click Here

Download his app Words on Worship: Click Here

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Pre-Released review of Charles Billingsley new album

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Listening to a pre-released download of Charles Billingsley’s new album, “Right Here”. All I can say is “OH YA”!!!!

The reviews are in:

“You nailed it” 

“Powerful Anointing” 

“Just finished listening to the CD. It is so much more than I expected!!! There is not a single track that I do not like. So anointed!”

“A beautiful Spirit filled CD. ”

“Holy Spirit all over it”

“Every song is amazing, I’m spreading the word like crazy, Charles does it again.”

Bringing the generations together for one powerful crescendo of worship. In this album you can see how Charles Billingsley gives God all the glory. He truly takes to heart, “Not I But Christ”

Moving forward into an end time revival of Worship, honoring our Lord & Savior, Jesus Christ. The songs on this recording are focused and concentrated on the awesomeness of God, the vastness of His goodness & power and the depth of His love.

The Holy Spirit will use this to change countless lives.

Charles has so much passion for bringing the body of Christ into full unadulterated worship. It shines through this recording. It powerfully exalts and sets our worship on the greatness of our God expressed through the Cross & The Blood of Jesus Christ. We have hope for the future because of the mercy, goodness, & kindness of the Lord. 

If you are to buy one album this year this is the worship experience your looking for. Head on over to www.charlesbillingsley.com to check out his new website!!! You can preorder the new album there as well (and encourage your friends to do so!)

By Len & Angie Paxton

Listen to the interview with Charles Billingsley & Pastor Len Paxton: Click Here

“Each time I set out to create a new project it begins with prayer. I ask the Lord to give me wisdom to write songs, choose the best songs, find the perfect producers, and sing well. It’s a lengthy process that can take several months, but when I finally receive that finished master, it’s a wonderful feeling of accomplishment. Then…the work really begins. Now that the project is complete, it is my job to communicate the truth of these songs to you, the listener.” – Charles Billingsley

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Below a video of “The Blood of Jesus”

Right Here – A Worship Experience for All Generations – Charles Billingsley

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Charles Billingsley serves as the Worship leader at Thomas Road Baptist Church, the artist-in-residence at Liberty University, and the president of Red Tie Music.  His solo ministry still takes him all over the world as he leads worship at churches, events and many conferences.

Charles is anointed to bring the body of Christ into a spirit of worship. He is a humble man who loves people & loves God. Charles has a radio spot, as well as an app, which is called “Words on Worship” which draws the listeners into living a life of worship before God.

I love the app “Words on Worship”. It is a daily reminder that we are to live a life of “worship”. Worship is truly a lifestyle. It is part of who we are in Christ Jesus. Charles encourages his listeners to truly seek God with all of your heart, soul, & mind. He shows us that worship is not just a Sunday morning thing we do. Worship is more than the songs we sing. Worship is an outward expression of an inward working of God.

Worship means simply living each day for His glory and loving Him with all our hearts. – Charles Billingsley

Charles has a new album coming out on March 4, 2016. I encourage you to get it. I have listened to the album’s title song, “Right Here”. It sure blesses me. Our days in this life can be challenging and hard at time. BUT we have an awesome Father that loves us so much and this album will draw you into that deep relationship with Him. You don’t have to go through life alone. ….for He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!” (Heb. 13:5 AMP)

“If you hear Charles sing or watch him lead worship, you know you are experiencing one of the great talents in all of the Church- but when you know him, you quickly discover his talent is no longer what blesses you.  You will be challenged by Charles passion for Christ and His kingdom.  The depth of his love for the Lord is what you will love about him!”
– Mike Harland, President of Lifeway Worship

#righthere

Check out this great interview with Charles about the album: Click Here

Check out his website: Click Here

Download his app Words on Worship: Click Here

One of my favorite songs He has done is “Jesus, Only Jesus”

Len & Angie Paxton – Follow Us

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It is the passion of our heart to broadcast the Word of God through every medium and means available; speaking, preaching, CDs, radio, internet, writing … any and every door God opens.

We are committed to the truth that there is forgiveness of sin, right standing with God, & the victorious overcoming Christian life available to all who put their faith in what Jesus did at the Cross.

Furthermore, we recognize that the only way that believers can be what they ought to be and live the lives that they are called to live is to understand the finished work of Christ upon the Cross. 

We are available for preaching engagements.
Call 231-933-1291 or contact us by email for availability, office@acts2618.com. 

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Thank you for your prayers and support.

God bless you.
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P.O. Box 5714
Traverse City MI 49696-5714

 

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Save A Life Tour 2015 – Reaching The Inner Cities

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Romans Road and Positively Uplifting Music Productions present the Save A Life Tour 2015. The tour consists of a team of Christian musicians dedicated to using their individual gifts and talents to bless and reach the inner cities through worship, testimony’s and song. Our goals are to lead people to Jesus Christ and provide them with the necessary connections to get involved in group discipleship meetings with Christ oriented churches in the specific location, and be a needed spiritual voice in the communities. The tour will stop in four different cities this spring and summer.

May 16: Kensington/Philadelphia, PA May 30: Camden, NJ July 11: Trenton, NJ July 25: The Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York City, The next event is October 17th in Norristown Pa. For more information follow their website…

The budget goal that we are looking to reach is $1,500. Monies raised will do these specific things. The ability to provide food and beverages to the community at each stop, purchase bibles to be distributed to all who will benefit from reading the Word of God, and finally, to cover necessary expenses such as: travel equipment rental, necessary equipment maintenance, gas and tolls.

We appreciate donations of any size. Every dollar raised will help us in our mission to be disciples of Christ and reach those who so need it.

Thank you and God Bless, John Simons and Jason Simons – Romans Road Ministry Brian and Kathy Tucker – Positively Uplifting Music Productions (taken from their website)

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