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Gentle On My Mind by Alison Krauss

Gentle On My Mind is one of the better known tracks on Alison Krauss’ Windy City album.
It showcases her skill as a vocal interpreter of classic material.


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Life Of Pastor

This made me laugh too much.
Shamelessly stolen from a friend’s facebook wall.

life-of-pastor


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Animal Documentary Bloopers

You know those nature documentaries that feature the wonder of the natural grace and power of animals in the wild?
Well sometimes it doesn’t work out that way.

One and half minutes of nature as we tend not to see it.


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A Love Song For The Ages

This love song says it all.
Part ‘awww’, and part ‘ewww’.
“If My Nose Was Running Money, I’d Blow it All On You”


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Saved My Soul – Sunday Songs

Saved My Soul by CityAlight.
Strong lyrics and melody, tempo increases nicely in the chorus.

The lyrics:
Chorus.
You my God have saved my soul
I am Yours forevermore
I won’t be moved of this I’m sure
You are my God and You saved my soul
1.
I was lost when you came for me
Held in chains by the enemy
But You broke them in victory
Now I’m free, I am free
2.
You’re my joy and You are my hope
I am saved by Your grace alone
I will sing of Your love for me
I am free, I am free
3.
Now I stand with the Kings of kings
He has paid for my every sin
And from now through eternity
I am free, I am free
4.
What once was dead is now alive
You gave to me the breath of life
You brought me up out from the grave
I’m bursting out with songs of praise

© 2016 CityAlight Music
Words & Music: James Ferguson, Dustin Smith, Rich Thompson


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Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 8

Westminster Confession Of Faith – Lord’s Day 8

Chapter 5 – Of Providence (Paragraphs 1-4)
I. God, the great Creator of all things, does uphold, direct dispose, and govern all creatures, actions, and things, from the greatest even to the least, by his most wise and holy providence, according to his infallible foreknowledge, and the free and immutable counsel of his own will, to the praise of the glory of his wisdom, power, justice, goodness, and mercy.
II. Although in relation to the foreknowledge and decree of God, the first cause, all things come to pass immutably and infallibly, yet, by the same providence, he orders them to fall out according to the nature of second causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently.
III. God, in his ordinary providence, makes use of means, yet is free to work without, above, and against them, at his pleasure.
IV. The almighty power, unsearchable wisdom, and infinite goodness of God, so far manifest themselves in his providence, that it extends itself even to the first Fall, and all other sins of angels and men, and that not by a bare permission, but such as has joined with it a most wise and powerful bounding, and otherwise ordering and governing of them, in a manifold dispensation, to his own holy ends; yet so, as the sinfulness thereof proceeds only from the creature, and not from God; who being most holy and righteous, neither is nor can be the author or approver of sin.


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The Bible Is Not A Book Of Lessons About How To Be A Hero

The heart of the Bible is not about emulating heroes.
It’s about convicting you about, Jesus, the hero you need.
From Aaron Earles:

If we are honest we are ourselves, we can easily find ourselves in the pages of the Bible—just not among the heroes.
We are the failures, the rejects, the idolaters, the sinful, the prideful, the villains. But that’s the most wonderful part. God hasn’t called us to be the hero, only to follow the One who actually is.
Christ is the true hero and even the real protagonist. He’s the One on which all of history turns. He’s the One to which all of Scripture points.
And in His being the hero, He has laid down his life for us. Even though we didn’t deserve. Even while we were sinners. Even with us being the villain to His Hero.
The gospel frees us to read God’s word—not anxiously searching for how our life matches the hero of the passage, but thankful that even though you don’t measure up to a heroic standard God loves you regardless and has sent His Son to redeem you anyway.
The good news of the gospel is that you aren’t the hero of the story and you don’t have to be.

Read the whole post here.