Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hymns We Sing

I often wonder how our life would be if we actually lived out the hymns instead of just singing them in Church.
Sweet Hour of Prayer!
In our strenuous and busy world today,
often we are not even stopping for Sweet Minutes of Prayer, much less Sweet Hours of Prayer.
May we all see that if we are too busy to pray, then we are simply too busy!
God is a loving Father. He desires pleasant communication with His children. If you are one of God's children, then why not begin a new journey today, in a Sweet Hour of Prayer?

Holy, Holy, Holy
Simply a beautiful song. There are many times in the Bible where words are repeated back to back. These are usually used to gain attention. Only once in the Old Testament and once in the New Testament do we see a word that is thrice repeated. Both instances the word is Holy. Isaiah 6:3 and Revelation 4:8 are the Verses that uses the word Holy to describe God.
May we begin to see God with the same sight. Holy, Holy, Holy, LORD God Almighty! If you can not see God in His Holiness, then your vision has perished.

Revive Us Again
"Hallelujah! Thine the glory.
Hallelujah! Amen.
Hallelujah! Thine the glory.Revive us again."
No doubt we live in a Nation that needs Revival. We live in a State that need Revival. I imagine that everyone of us reading this goes to a Church that needs Revival. But Revival is not going to start in the White House or in the Governor's Mansion. Revival will not even begin in the Church until it begins in you!
I believe God has a great desire to give His people Revival. But God will not send us something that we are not able to receive. 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. This is God's prescription for our receiving Revival.

Count Your Blessings
The chorus says:
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done.
How true is that? Have you ever begun to count all the wonderful blessings, that God has blessed you with? It surprises me what the Lord has done in my life. You will be surprised also, what He has done in your life!

Jesus Paid It All
A song we often sing at the close of a Service in an Altar Response.
I hear the Savior say,
“Thy strength indeed is small;
Child of weakness, watch and pray,
Find in Me thine all in all.”
Jesus paid it all, All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed it white as snow.
This song should be a Shout of Praise in every Christian today. Understanding that Jesus did truly pay it all. Our sins washed away, our access to the Father, our Home in Heaven. Wow what a Wonderful Savior!

May the Lord Bless You, as you not only sing these hymns, but also choose to live the words.

More to come,

Preacher Sammy

Friday, March 26, 2010

"Why Easter"

Good day,
It has been a while since I have been on this blog. I hope everyone has been doing well.
Well Easter will be here in a short time. Time seems to be flying now. People are too busy today. I Pray as this time comes and goes that we all stop a moment and understand "Why Easter".
Easter just like all other Holy Days has been commercialized and turned into a secular event. Which is very sad.
So why do we have Easter?
We have Easter because we have a risen and living Savior. Our Savior's name is Jesus.
Jesus went to the cross at Calvary and was crucified.
So why was Jesus Crucified?
Jesus was crucified because the Bible says that there is a penalty for sin and that penalty must be death. Everyone has committed sin. Everyone except Jesus. Jesus was the only one who could purchase your life with His blood. Because He is the only one who had perfect blood. He suffered our pain and our affliction. He was crucified so He could pay our penalty and then He could rise from the tomb and be the only Risen Savior.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Got Power?

Ephesians 3:20 Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,
Sometimes we may wonder, where is God's great power today?
If you are a Christian today then you should have God's POWER working in you. God wants you to take His awesome power with you everywhere you go. Look at what Luke 10:19-20 says: Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.
Sometimes we feel trapped by what is taking place around us in the world today. Here are some Verses that should not only lift you up, but also allow you to Glory in God and understand that we behold more power than anything the enemy may throw our way.
So today it is time to stand up and rejoice! Why rejoice? Because you have the POWER to. Because your name is written in Heaven.

May God Bless,

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Our Church as been gearing up for Vacation Bible School over the past few weeks and here we are ready to begin this week. Vacation Bible School is always been an exciting time of year for me. I remember growing up and always so excited when it was time for VBS at Wintergreen OFWB Church. It was always fun and I still remember some of those Bible verses that our teachers made us learn during those weeks. Now in the Ministry VBS holds alot of value to me as well. We have been taking the Church Van out latley inviting kids to come, hopefully we will bring many kids this week. Please pray that the kids will come and they will obey God throughout the week.
Our Memory Verse this week is Joshua 1:9 it says Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
When I read this Verse I began to think of Gideon in the Book of Judges. How Gideon going into war began with 32,000 soldiers. But God had a different plan. God's plan was to bring that 32,000 down to only 300. Gideon stood strong in the Lord. If you will take the time to read Judges Chapter 7, you will see that God always has the best plan.
Many times in our life we want what is best for us. Don't we? But what we need to understand is God always has the best plan for our life because He not only knows what we need today, but He already know what we need tomorrow!
I remember a little saying that states: Let Go and Let God!
Whatever your plan for your life is today you need to let go of it and let God have your entire life.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Do you feel "bound down" in this world?

Daniel 3:23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
24Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.
25He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.

Daniel Chapter 3 is one of my favorite parts of the Bible.
Earlier in this same chapter we read that King Nebuchadnezzar made a golden image. He then made a public decree "or order" that everyone had to bow down and worship this image. If they did not do as the king stated they would be thrown into the fiery furnace. This is where Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego comes into place. They were found not bowing and worshiping this idol.
We read in verse 18 that they told the king they would serve not his "gods". These three young men knew what their punishment would be if they didn't. But they also knew that God could deliver them out of any situation the king place them in.
So King Nebuchadnezzar full of fury demanded that these men be thrown in the furnace, but he was so angry he also demanded that the furnace was to be heated 7 times hotter than ever before. We read in verse 22 that the flames were so hot it slew the men that threw Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego into the furnace.
Then we get into the really good part! To most people the life of verse 23 would seem to have no hope. Here they are not only thrown into this hot furnace but the Bible says they fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. I am so glad this is not the end of the story.
You may be reading this blog and thinking about how hard your life is. You may feel that you are in a hopeless situation. We have all been there. But it doesn't have to end there! For we look again at verse 24. Now old king is astonished. Why? Because he sees how great our God is! He just couldn't comprehend what in the world was going on. Look at the things he sees:
1. Instead of 3 men there are now 4!
2. No one was bound up anymore, all 4 men are loose!
3. They were walking in the midst of the fire!
4. They have no hurt!
5. And then the greatest moment yet. He says that fourth man IS LIKE THE SON OF GOD!

Whatever your personal fiery furnace is. Jesus wants and desires to be right there with you. You may be bound down with the feeling of no escape. Jesus wants to lift you up and walk with you today.