The Old Fashioned Way

Listen to Final Harvest sing an old Heavenbound classic, The Old Fashioned Way at First Church of God in Kendallville, IN on October 15, 2017!

Keep Me In Your Will

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We’ve all been there!  That perfect situation that we are convinced is right for us, that never comes to pass.  Perhaps it is that perfect person that you are certain you are destined to spend the rest of your life with that doesn’t feel the same way about you.  Perhaps, it is that job or promotion that you know in your heart is right for you, but it goes to someone else.  Perhaps the business deal or loan that is exactly what you need, falls though.  Perhaps everything is going great, then you get a surprise diagnosis from the doctor that changes everything.

Surprises happen!  Life is full of them!  Something they are pretty hard to take.  In fact, sometimes they stink!  Sometimes we can only shake our head and say, “why God?  Why would you not give me something that is so perfectly suited for me?”  Oh Lord, forgive me when I whine!

The words above are the lyrics to a song written by Zane King and Charles Isbell several years ago but oh, what a reminder and message and what a tremendous song!  We see things in the here and now!  God sees things from beginning to end.  God has a will and a plan for each of our lives and God’s will is perfect!  What may seem a perfect scenario to us, may in fact, not be a part of His Master Plan.  Following our plan can often interfere and get in the way of God’s will.

May this be our prayer for God to keep us in His will so we don’t get in His way!  We may never understand the reasons why on this earth but we can rest assured that God is in full control, He knows what He is doing and He is working out His Master Plan in our lives in everything He allows, or doesn’t allow!  We serve a loving Savior who we can ALWAYS depend on to do what is best for us!  Praise God!

Song Of The Week — Still Feeling Fine

The song of the week this week is a song made popular by the Booth brothers but we love to sing it too!  The song was written by Mosie Lister, one of the all-time great songwriters in Southern Gospel Music.  In 1952, Mosie wrote a song titled “I’m Feeling Fine” and that song has been recorded by just about everyone!!!  About 50 years later he decided to write “Still Feeling Fine” to let everyone know that he was still doing great!  Mosie died in 2015 but his music will be remembered forever!  We hope you enjoy our version of “Still Feeling Fine.”

Praise The Lord, Oh My Soul!

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We shared this song on our Facebook Live video yesterday (you can view the video below and hear the song).  This verse holds a tremendous truth as it rejoices in the fact that when our Savior and Lord was nailed to the Cross, our sin was nailed to that Cross right along with Him.  Not just part of our sin but all of our sin; past, present and future was nailed to the Cross and Jesus Christ died that day on the Cross for every sin and every sinner in what was the greatest act of LOVE of all time.  A sinless Savior dying to make a way for each and every person and sinner to be saved!

Not only does Jesus Christ forgive us of our sins, but He also forgets the sin once we have confessed it to Him!  Psalm 103: 12 states: “As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us” and Hebrews 8:12 goes on to say: “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.”

What a merciful and loving Savior we serve!  He not only forgives our sin and saves our soul but He forgets the sin and never remembers it again!  The best news?  God is still in the business of forgiving sins!!!  If you have never given your heart to Christ and have never asked for forgiveness of your sins, you can do that today, right where you are.  Just bow your head, admit, from your heart, that you are a sinner and need God and ask Him to forgive you and come into your heart and life.  God will forgive you and save you right there in that moment and you too can sing along with us as we sing “my sin, not in part but the whole.  Is nailed to the Cross and I bear it no more, praise the Lord, praise the Lord, oh my soul!”