Jesus: The ‘Stranger’ from Galilee (Brenda Waters w. Tri-City Singers)

There is a stranger in town

He’s given sight to the blind

He is a great emancipator

He turns water to wine

 Do you know the man?  Do You?  Do You?

Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. 

For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD.  Psalm 117

“We Made It” / Hezekiah Walker and the LFC

No weapon formed, Shall prosper against us.
I made it this far, by faith.
My future’s brighter than my today.
I’m holding on to my praise, I made it.
I survived.


We made it, we survived
When the enemy came in to threaten our lives
God lifted a standard, Divine protection
No weapon formed, Shall prosper against us.
I made it this far, by faith.
My future’s brighter than my today.
I’m holding on to my praise, I made it
I survived.
I’m a Survivor!! (x3)

Let’s Stand in liberty
Let’s Walk in unity
Let’s Pray continually
We made it
We made it (x3)

For in the time of trouble
He shall hide me in His pavilion;
In the secret place of His tabernacle
He shall hide me;
He shall set me high upon a rock.

Psalm 27:5 NKJV

“I Will Bless the Lord” / Hezekiah Walker (Gospel)

I will bless The Lord at all times
I will bless The Lord at all times
I will bless The Lord at all times
And His Praises
And His Praises
And His Praises shall continually be in my mouth!

Gospel: Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Tabernacle Church Choir, “I Will Bless the Lord” (1998)

  • This is a gospel classic!  It makes the 1st verse of Psalm 34 come alive.
  • 2 YouTube videos: A live performance of song, as performed by a Maryland choir (First Baptist Church of Glenarden), and the original audio of song – as produced by Walker’s choir.
  • About Hezekiah Walker

Praise the Lord (Psalm 150)




Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord.   Praise ye the Lord.

  • Psalm 150 (KJV)

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He Knows You, He Guides You (Faith)

Who knows you better than the Lord?  The 139th Psalm, the first 14 verses to be exact, offers a poignant answer to this question.   He knows you and sees the best in you.

The Lord knows your every action.  He knows your every thought too.  Having created you, be assured that you are indeed ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’. (v. 14)  God don’t make no junk!

  • He has an unsurpassable knowledge of you; sorry Mom, my Heavenly Father knows me better than even you.

Everywhere you can be, the Lord can be too.   He’s by your side!   Being by your side, you can’t hide and ‘flee from his presence’. (v. 7)

As long as you steadfastly trust him, he WILL direct your path. (Proverbs 3:5-6)  Walking with him will allow you to face any and all situations, no matter how big.  Just believe that he is bigger than any tribulation you may encounter.

  • Whatever the situation, he can guide you.  Whatever the trial or storm, be assured that his unchanging ‘right hand will hold you fast’. (v.  10)   Remember this: Even when he doesn’t change the situation, he can still change you in the situation.
  • You are not alone.  God’s by your side!

Oh what a friend you have in Jesus.   He knows you.  He guides you.  He sees the best in you!   Aren’t you glad?  He offers every abiding Christian assurance.

  • “Oh what a blessed assurance.  Oh what a blessed assurance.  Oh what a blessed assurance.” (DFW Mass Choir)
  • The best you can get from the world is insurance.  Sorry State Farm © , I have a good friend that’s better than a ‘good neighbor’!
  • I have goodness and mercy with me ‘all the days of my life’ (Psalm 23:6).  Through my Prayers and Praise, I have access to the keeper of my soul 7/24/365.  No one else can beat that!

Keep letting the Lord, your Shepherd, guide you.

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Tell it, Tell it: Your Christian Story

“God’s Been So Good To Me, I Cannot Cannot Tell It All.

He’s Opened Doors For Me, I Cannot Cannot Tell It All.

He Made A Way For Me, I Cannot Cannot Tell It All.

He Supplies My Every Need, I Cannot Cannot Tell It All”

~ Chicago Mass Choir, “I Cannot Tell It All”


As I noted in Your Stories: The Roots of your Christian Life:

The stories of your life are what define you as a unique person and child of God . . . Everyone has a story, a set of stories to be more exact, that I feel stand as the roots of their life.   As Christians, the soil in which those distinct roots are planted includes, in part, our spiritual values.

What you have personally ‘been through’, endured, and achieved is revealed in your stories.   Know the stories, know the man.   Have you heard a story this year that still lingers in your mind?

As I approach the end of this Series, I felt I needed to explore a few things not explored in that early-Series post last year.

Be a Willing Witness, not a Silent Witness

Whether in spiritual warfare, or a legal battle, being a silent witness can have a major impact on how things ‘go down’. As I sat in Bible Study last March, the nature of survivor’s guilt was discussed. The importance of witnesses was emphasized. The Tuesday night fellowship teacher explained, ‘God always leaves one’ to serve as a witness to others.  While talking about surviving a dangerous situation, it became clear -to me at least- that the role of being ‘the one’ and telling one’s story was important in many situations, ordinary and extraordinary.

Telling one’s story, be it an escape from Danger or an unexpected, timely Blessing you’ve received, is an important part of Christian life.   For you to hear a story, it has to be told first, right?  Abiding Christians should tell stories when suitable opportunities arise.   Doing so pleases the Lord; as well, it’s displeasing to the Devil.


  • Be a Willing Witness, not a passive Silent Witness

  • Tell it, don’t keep it (your story) to yourself

  • Be it a Praise Report or a Testimony, speaking in public-or a face-to-face meeting- availeth much

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