Category Archives: Video

Calling Elisha Video

Video from the Sermon on the calling of Elisha

Calling Elisha from Scott Warren on Vimeo.

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Christ Is Risen

Matt Maher – Christ Is Risen

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Amazing Grace

Well It’s been a busy couple of weeks and I have had very little time for writing. I got to preach this weekend at a church other than my home church so I spent most of my time getting my sermon ready for last Sunday.

I’m posting a video of my daughter and Brooke Cole singing Amazing Grace at the WMU convention in Gatlinburg. This was at Connection back in March.

Amazing Grace Savannah & Brooke

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Bears Love Mean Kids

Any discussion of 2 Kings 2:23-24 needs to have the Clear Vision Drama video with it! I never get tired of this video.

I have actually seen these verses used on a pro abortion website in an effort to show that God does not value the life of children. They did this because the KJV says little children. Many translations do this the same way giving the idea that these are little children that do not know any better than making fun of an old man. These are actually more as the NIV says and youth. נַעַר na`ar can be translated as young as it is in 1 Chronicles22:5 referring to Solomon or young men as it is referring to Abraham’s Servants in Genesis 22:5 (The NIV translates it as servants here). It also is translated boy in the same verse referring to Issac whom I have discussed before is big and strong enough to carry the wood to build an altar by himself.

Some may say קָטָן  Qatan requires the distinction that these are small boys, but it can also be translated lesser (see Genesis 1:16) or of less importance. Regardless it is safe to assume that these boys knew what they were saying which was Go up Baldy. עָלָה `alah should be translated as go up or ascend not go away as some translations incorrectly do.

All this to make the point that these boys were not mauled for making fun of Elisha but because they were mocking God. They did not believe that God had really taken Elijah up in a whirlwind and that is what they are stating here. God punished them for doubting him.

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He’s Alive

In the word’s of that great southern theologian Ronnie Van Zant

He’s Alive

Oh yeah, all right
I do believe in you more than myself
I can depend on you when I need help
So when I tell you, please understand
That I do love you, love you man to man

Oh yeah, all right
I remember oh so well when the times were bad
If I needed anything, you’d give me all you had
And when the troubles came you were by my side
You said use God as your guide my son don’t you know
He’s alive, he’s alive

Oh yeah
But now you have gone and I’m on my own
But I realize one thing, one man is never alone
But I wish that you were here right by my side
I would love to tell you that I know
He’s alive
Oh yeah, all right

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Everything

I love this video. I cry every time I watch it. I have found hundreds of skit versions and three video versions of this skit. It starts with our walk with Jesus then it shows how we let relationships come between us and Christ. Then it moves on to money, status, alcohol, depression and finally we run back to Jesus who will help us fight off the evils that tempt us. I Hope you enjoy this version. I’ll also post the lyrics below the video.
MSW

Find me here, speak to me
I want to feel you, I need to hear you
You are the light that’s leading me to the place
Where I find peace again
You are the strength that keeps me walking
You are the hope that keeps me trusting
You are the light to my soul
You are my purpose
You’re everything
And how can I stand here with you
And not be moved by you
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this
You calm the storms and you give me rest
You hold me in your hands
You won’t let me fall
You still my heart, and you take my breath away
Would you take me in take me deeper now
And how can I stand here with you
And not be moved by you
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this
And how can I stand here with you
And not be moved by you
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this
Cause you’re all I want,
You’re all I need
You’re everything.. everything
You’re all I want
You’re all I need
You’re everything.. everything
You’re all I want
You’re all I need
You’re everything.. everything
You’re all I want
You’re all I need
Everything.. everything
And how can I stand here with you
And not be moved by you
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this
And how can I stand here with you
And not be moved by you
Would you tell me how could it be any better any better than this
And how can I stand here with you
And not be moved by you
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this
Would you tell me how could it be any better than this
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Are You Real

On my way to work earlier this week Kj52 Are You Real played. As I was listening to the lyrics, it got me thinking. When we first start out as a Christian we are always looking for God. Our old sin nature tries to make us doubt. As we mature we start seeing God working everywhere. I imagine we have all heard someone say if God was real, why doesn’t He show Himself to us. Once we believe through faith God will show us He is there. When we give our lives over to God to run for us, we can almost here Him ask “Are you real?” Are you really ready to turn your life over to Me to serve My goals and not yours.
Read the lyrics below and think about it. Are you proving to God that you are real!
MSW

So much stress keeps running through my mind now.
Fell into a mess that I that wish that I could climb out.
I guess I hide it so nobody’ll find out,
The way everyone thinks that everything is fine now.

At home things are messed up with mom and dad,
And at school all my friends stab me in the back.
No one is real anymore; I hate the way they act.
There’s so many things that I wish I had.

So God if your there do u understand?
Don’t you care about anything that’s happenin?
It’s not fair to put me through all this junk again.
You see that I’m scared, so help me if you can.

So please speak loud and clear ’cause I’m listenin’.
I need to know that you’re real ’cause I’m strugglin’.
You need to show that your here ’cause I’m stumblin’.
Show me that you care this is why I’m saying this

Are you real?
I want to know (I want to know)
Are you real?
Then let it go (you got to let it go)

Are you real?
I want to know (I want to know)
Are you real?
Then let it show (you got to let it show)

It was right then, when everything began to change.
I started looking at these things in a different way.
I saw life through God’s eyes and it wasn’t the same,
And it was right at the time I called on your name.

Then I saw all these lies that was thrown away.
I recognized that I need you and on that day,
I cried out and seek you, that was when you came.
Now that I see you, I’ve been through a major change.

And I believe that you’re real ’cause its so plain.
I finally feel I can make it through anything.
It don’t matter what they speak or if they hate.
They can’t keep me down no more ’cause I seen your face.

And for now on never will I be the same
‘Cause I’m staying strong and I won’t bend this way.
Now that I know that you’re real, it’s gonna be ok.
Yeah, you’re speaking in my ear and this is what you say

Are you real?
I want to know (I want to know)
Are you real?
Then let it go (you got to let it go)

Are you real?
I want to know (I want to know)
Are you real?
Then let it show (you got to let it show)

See there’s a war that’s going on outside,
And you can try to ignore and just run and hide.
But everyday more and more people die.
See the battles for souls, we’re on the front lines

So many souls, just too scared to fight
They’re too worried about what people thinking of their life.
How can you fight if you don’t lay down your pride?
And how will anyone see if you won’t shine your light?

So many of your friends walking around blind
You got the source that can open up their eyes.
It’s y’all’s choice what you do with your lives,
But I’m gonna go to war ’cause I made up my mind.

Jesus gave us life when he went and died.
So the least that I could do is give him all of mine.
So how many of y’all are ready to fight by my side?
‘Cause this is what he’s saying right now here tonight.
Come on!

Are you real?
I want to know (I want to know)
Are you real?
Then let it go (you got to let it go)

Are you real?
I want to know (I want to know)
Are you real?
Then let it show (you got to let it show)

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One Vote

When I started this blog I told myself I was not going to do anything Political on it. In 7 days America will be making a choice in one of the most important presidential elections of my lifetime. Not because of either candidate, but because of who they may appoint to the Supreme Court. I am not going to endorse either candidate because everyone needs to pray about it and make that decision on their own.

Romans 13:1 KJV Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

Paul is telling us to submit to authority because it is God who appoints that authority. In America God has blessed us even more. He allows us to vote for a leader. In my opinion He puts a great responsibility on us as Christians. We are that city on a hill. (Matthew 5:14) and our vote tells the rest of America and the world how we feel about God’s commandments.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD: Psalm 33:12

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Britney by Bebo Norman

A few months ago I started to write about how it annoyed me some of the stupid stuff celbrities do. Children look up to them and want to be like them and they lead them down a hard road. I didn’t feel like God wanted me to write it so I didn’t. I heard this song a few weeks later and realized why. Many of our young celebrities do not know Jesus and they have no one who will show them Jesus. Many people want to see the bad things that happen to these celebrities and the media won’t show the positive things. When all you ever hear people say about you is bad, it tears you down. So as you listen to this song think about the celebrities our children look up to and pray for them. If their is anyone you know who has been torn down by gossip pray for them also.

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Wake Up Call

I was looking to see if I could find any interesting videos yesterday and I stumbled across this one of Kirk Cameron doing street evangelism. I love his approach. Well it led me to the website way of the master. There are several videos to help show you how to share the gospel there and if you go to the street witnessing videos they have more high definition videos of using the ten commandments to witness. so here is the video Wake Up Call and below it I’m going to put a KJ52 video that asks the question Do you think God is going to think you’re a good person?

Okay I decided to include this one also.

Everyone who has been saved needs to try and bring other souls to heaven with them. If you are truly a christian then you love everyone and do not want to see anyone go to hell. It’s hard to go up to a complete stranger and just start talking about God but when you do it God will do the talking.

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Hurt

One of the bands I enjoy listening to is Thousand Foot Krutch. Their music is a little heavier than most of the stuff I listen to. They stick a Christian message in their songs. The one I want to talk about here is called Hurt. I like listening to this song when I’m depressed or sad. The Chorus is God’s viewpoint.
Help me help you they wont be there

Help me help you they won’t see

It hurts when you need me

And I can’t break your fall

It hurts when you can’t see

And it hurts

It hurts when you need me

And I can’t break your fall

It hurts when you can’t see

And it hurts And it hurts when you’re lonely

And I’m standing right beside you there

And it hurt when you told me

That you told me that you tried this on your own

God wants us to allow Him to help us He is the only one who is always there and always sees what we are going through.Why can He not help us? Why can He not break our fall.First we have to ask Him. When life is being hard and when we can’t understand what’s going on all we have to do is Pray and ask for His help. God Loves all of his children and just as it hurts me when one of my children are sick, hurt or sad. It Hurts God to see us hurt. When we are lonely, He is there. We just have to look. I hate watching my kids struggle with something they can’t do, when if they would allow me help we could stop the hurt together.Read the chorus again and picture God speaking these words to you.



Thousand Foot Krutch Lyrics
Hurt Lyrics

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4th Of July

It’s the Fourth of July and I have some web pages and videos I found I’d like to share. The Ministry Moments Email from Love Worth Finding had an interesting website in it. How to Pray for America has several articles and while I haven’t had time to check all of it out I enjoyed reading Adrian Roger’s message and David Jeremiah’s. Both are beautifully stated and should be on the minds of every American Christian.
My favorite country music song is God, Family, Country by Craig Morgan. It makes me long for a time when America had it’s priorities where they need to be now. This is a video someone made and posted on youtube for it.

And another video that fits well with today: Diamond Rio, In God We Still Trust

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Jesus Lover of My Soul

My Daughter sang this morning. I thought I’d share it here.

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Letter from Hell

I reloaded this a different way since it seemed to stop working.

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God’s Forgiveness

My daughter has a Barlow Girl’s CD with a song on it called I Need You To Love Me. It starts off “Why are You still here with me, didn’t You see what I’ve done?” Wow that is so true. I know in my past I’ve asked God how can You still love me. I went through a rough time in my life were I was angry at God. After I got over my anger, I spent several years feeling that because I had abandoned God .He wouldn’t take me back. When I started back to church I had to fight the demons of my past. Just as Satan used Paul’s Guilt over the stoning of Stephen. Acts 7:54-68; 8:1 He used my guilt to keep me from going back to God. I prayed about it and asked God how could He feel I was worthy of the price His Son had paid. All he told me was to get ready. I didn’t understand what he meant. How am I supposed to get ready? What am I supposed to get ready for?
I picked up my Bible and started reading. I had heard the Bible stories as a child. I had even tried reading the Bible before. Like most people when they start begatting I begot bored. This time I prayed first. Lord I want to read your word. I want to understand it. I want answers. As I read I realized no matter what I had done God still loved me. He had been there all along waiting for me to return to him. My sin was washed as clean as snow. Isaiah 1:18 God gave me so many examples of His love and forgiveness. Jacob stealing his brother’s birth right.Genessis 27 how he wrestled with God. Genesis 32:24-29 and how he stood by and did nothing as his sons massacred a village.Genesis34:25-30(Old Jacob sure knows how to make someone feel good about theirself.) God still blessed him. God speaks of David with Pride. Acts 13:22( I give this example but God used David as the standard to measure all kings from this point on) Yet we know David committed adultery 2 samiuel 11:4 and arranged a murder 2 samuel 11:14-15 to hide the fact. But when we read Chronicles God has forgotten about it. Why did He forget? David went to Him in Sincere Prayer. Psalm 51 He confessed his sin and asked the Lord to blot out his transgressions. That’s all we have to do. The day I got down on my knees and told the Lord these are the things I’ve done please forgive me. Immediately I felt as if a bag of rocks had been taken off my back. A few years later I’m doing a church newsletter working with the children and youth of our Church, and now doing this blog in the hopes that I might help someone else.

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Rapture Cartoon

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Miracles

In March Nick Vujicic From http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org/ was on 20/20. He mentioned as a child he would pray God would give him arms and legs. Near the end of the interview the interviewer tried tripping him up by asking do you still believe God could give you arms and legs. You could see the disbelief in his face when Nick said “I believe in a God who can do all things, but if He chooses not to give me arms and legs, I know it’s for the better. And I may not understand it, but all I need to know is that He’s going to carry me through, that there is a purpose for it.” It’s typical for someone who isn’t a Christian to doubt miracles. What amazes me is how many Christians doubt miracles. I’ve heard Christians ask the question “Why doesn’t God speak to us today like he did in the Bible”. I believe he does but most people will not listen for the “gentle whisper” I Kings 19:12 Many times I have heard that whisper telling me to wait and when I listen a chance to witness will come.
Jesus tells us we can move a mountain Mark 11:23 We don’t have the faith to make it happen though. If a prophet showed up tomorrow and said Mt. Everest would sink into the ground. Seven days later it’s gone. The news media would be coming up with a million possible explanations, none of them including the word God. The truth be told we, being Christians, would look for a natural explanation. We would say God caused a sink hole to swallow it up. We can not believe because we lack the faith of a mustard seed Matthew 17:21
If God sent someone today to perform miracles as Jesus did, we would accuse them of blasphemy and Satanism just as the Sanhedrin did Jesus. Matthew 26:65 , Luke 11:18 God performs miracles everyday for those who truly believe. I’ve heard of many cases where someone was told they had cancer. Then they go back for surgery and the doctor says it’s gone. If I tried to name personal examples of things that were impossible that just suddenly worked out I could spend days writing. Recently a tornado hit the Campus at Union University. If you look at the pictures and think about how many people where inside, you can’t deny God had a hand in saving those students. Not one student died even though many were trapped in the rubble for several hours. Did the national media say God protected those students? I know many students said it but our news media will not acknowledge it. Dr. David Dockery, president of Union University spoke out saying this was a miracle. I read an opinion in the Memphis paper from someone who said “It is amazing that a seemingly intelligent man like David Dockery, president of Union University, says that he “can point to the overwhelming grace and goodness of our God””. This writer said instead of praising God we should praise the sciences that went into designing the dorms. Sadly, I believe many people who sit in our churches feel this way.
MSW

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