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Gather Ye by Ron Block and Jeff Taylor

Gather Ye is recorded by Ron Block and Jeff Taylor, as written by Rebecca Reynolds and included on the album Trouble Go Down.


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I Am Hidden Away In The Bosom Of Christ

I Am Hidden Away In The Bosom Of Christ is a lovely song recorded by Ron Block and Jeff Taylor, as written by Rebecca Reynolds and included on the album Trouble Go Down.


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Rise Up And Walk (via Ron Block)

A meditation on faith by Ron Block.

Faith isn’t something we drum up or fight for. We don’t pull up our faith-bootstraps and try to believe. Faith is more than intellectual assent to ideas about God; it is the outcome of any real moment of intimate contact with him.
When we are fearful or unbelieving, when we look at the future with trepidation, or when our mind is spinning with past losses, what can we do? Well, what do we do when we are cold? We pull our chairs up to the hearth and get closer to the fire. We step into the warmth and light of the sun.

Read the whole post at The Rabbit Room.


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Leaning On The Everlasting Arms by Selah with Ron Block

This is a harmonic and restrained rendition of a couple of verses of Leaning On The Everlasting Arms sung by Selah with Ron Block on guitar.


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Resurrection Is In The Very Nature Of God, And In The Lives Of Christians, Too (via Ron Block)

Ron Block gives a very person testimony about the power of the resurrection life.
In conclusion:
Resurrection is in the very nature of God, because he is Life. We get that. But what we sometimes miss is that same nature resides in us by the Holy Spirit, and we are alive with that same life. 2 Peter 1:4 says we are “partakers of the divine nature” through knowing Christ, that we have everything we need for life and godliness in him who called us to glory and virtue.
It’s not simply being saved from God’s wrath, and hell, but, as Paul puts it, “….do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:2-4)
For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. (Romans 8:3b-4)
The Resurrection, for the believer, means a redefinition, a renaming of ourselves, a reorientation. It means life comes out of death. It means we know there is eternal life in us, life in this seed that is planted again and again in dark, muddy ground, and Life will always spring up out of death, again, and again, and again, until the day there is no more death.

Read the whole post here.