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The Whole Gospel of Jesus Christ

joy from healing

For too long, we have preached a half gospel: the forgiveness of sins and the salvation of your soul, which has only to do with the spiritual. That is true enough, but Jesus also died to heal us of all our diseases and infirmities. His death on the cross was the atonement for our sins and broke the power of Satan over our souls and bodies

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The Search for Utopia… Cleansing History

There is a strange and unrealistic movement in the radical left today to somehow fix the country by cleansing its history of all its imperfect past. This attempt to erase history, rather than to learn from it, is more than idealism. It is thought control. In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, the powers that be were constantly changing and rewriting history to fit with their present political objectives. “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

Paul’s Weakness

Pardoned or Paroled? Escaping a Prison of Guilt to Find Freedom in Christ

Paul’s weakness was his learning and education, which he thought was his strength. The thorn in his side was not sickness but constant attempts to undermine his ministry by religious legalists/false apostles who came as messengers of Satan to churches he founded. The Thorn not being removed caused him to write many of the letters we have to day in response to these attacks upon grace and his ministry.

A Funeral of Hope and Celebration

Cythnia Gartland Funeral, Oct 20, 2013 from jefferis peterson Funeral for Cythnia Gartland, Oct 20, 2013 Officiating, Jefferis Kent Peterson, I, her son-in-law I had the privilege of doing a celebration of life for my mother-in-law.  The actual eulogy begins at minute 9. Our hope in the face of death. God sets a limit on our estrangement and brings us back to Him by removing fear of Him through death.

Tommie Fortune Testimony – Hope in the Face of Stage 4 Cancer

Tommie Fortune Testimony of Joy in the face of Stage 4 Liver Cancer

A Powerful Testimony
Tommie Fortune Testimony – Hope in the Face of Stage 4 Liver Cancer
How to Have Joy in the Midst of Hardship
Testimony given in the Third Week of Advent
Trusting God in the midst of threats to life and suffering.

Visit the Bold Beauty Project of Texas

BE A PART OF OUR ART LEAGUE’S QUEST TO BANISH ANY STIGMAS ASSOCIATED WITH DISABILITIES
AND TO REJOICE IN THE FORTITUDE, COURAGE AND SPIRITS OF THESE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN. THIS IS A SHOW YOU WILL NEVER FORGET! COME MEET THE MODELS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS.

The Texas Bold Beauty Project

Invitations to the Governor’s Office and several supportive commissions have been extended. Cecilia Abbott, the First Lady of Texas, committed to attend one of the project’s receptions

I have designed the website and am working to promote the Bold Beauty Project of Texas. This project is dedicated to women how have suffered from some disability or accident, but who wish to portray their true strength and beauty in spite of loss. Their courage is amazing: The Texas Bold Beauty Project is the latest installation of a visual arts exhibition which began in Miami, Florida, in 2006. That original exhibition focused on several incredible women affected by various disabilities and health challenges. It defied stereotypical concepts of “beautiful” and required the public to admire the true beauty found in each model as seen through the lenses of professional photographers. Shelly Baer, one of the creators of that first project, may have stated it best when talking about the stares she received due to her lifelong struggle with aggressive rheumatoid arthritis. As one of the models herself, Baer invited visitors to the exhibition to “stare at me again. Stare at me from a place of beauty. Stare at me from a place of arts.” This year, artists and volunteers began shaping the Texas Bold Beauty Project in Wimberley, Texas. The small and scenic Hill Country town had recently been … Read more

Changing Hearts Saving Lives Building Families | Central Texas LifeCare

Changing Hearts Saving Lives Building Families | Central Texas LifeCare: Priscillas Story “If you think you have blown God’s plan for your life, Rest assured, because you are not that powerful.” It was night. I remember lying in bed thinking and then realizing I had missed my period. I took one of the pregnancy tests I had in my drawer. The test was positive…I was pregnant. I was happy because I knew this is what I wanted. I then soon experienced an overwhelming feeling of being scared. I was scared because I already had a child from a prior relationship. Plus what was my family going to think? I was living with them at the time. There was no extra room and they were already helping me out as it is. I was nervous on how Joseph was going to react. Almost immediately, I sent him a picture of the positive test result…..He texted back, asking what it meant. I told him that we were going to have a baby. He then texted saying he was scared and if he could call instead. We both thought we could not become pregnant simply because I considered myself to be underweight. I … Read more

Being a Friend to God

Friendship is a covenant term

 Being a Friend to God

Gary has been preaching on Friendship.    The word friend in the OT and NT is a word that means a covenant relationship. 

2 Ch 20:7 Did you not, our God, drive out the inhabitants of this land before your people Israel, and give it forever to the descendants of Abraham your friend?
Jas 2:23  Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness”—and he was called a friend of God.
Isaiah 41:8 But you, Israel, my servant,
Jacob, whom I have chosen,
the offspring of Abraham, my friend; 

What is a covenant relationship?    

Marriage is a good example:  you join bank accounts. Your debts become both your debts, your assets also theirs. You live together, you protect each other, and hopefully you would die for each other. 

Covenant relationships mean that you share whatever you have if the other person has need of it. If you are good in publicity, but they are good in finance, your promote their business while they finance yours. You would never let your covenant partner starve while you have food. You would die before you let anyone harm them. 

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Brass Canzoni – after Gabrielli

Musical composition, baroque/medieval brass canzoni after Gabrielli

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