[Video] Praise & Prayer 2016

Yesterday I went to Praise & Prayer at my church (Grace Church C&MA).  It was my first time going to this type of event and I must say, it was amazing!!  God is doing wonderful things, and just being able to praise our Father in Heaven and say some prayers with a lot of unbelievers could uplift anyone!

It was broadcast live all around the world and it was recorded, so I want to share it with you here.

Around the 58 minute mark you’ll see another video played on the screen… It’s amazing!!

Enjoy!

Shall I Not Drink The Cup The Father Has Given Me?

As I was doing my morning reading (John 18), I was reading about Jesus being arrested.  As he was being arrested, Peter drew his sword and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear.

Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away!  Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?” (John 18:11)

Take a look at what Jesus said… “Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?”

What’s Jesus talking about?

What came to my mind is Jesus was talking about what was going to happen to him.

The cup represents Jesus’ life, and the Father had it all planned out.  That’s why he said, “Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?”  He was telling Peter to put away his sword and let God’s plan unfold.

How about you?  Are you drinking the cup the Father has given you?

I know at times I feel like I throw the cup down and try to do my own things, but I know that I have to trust God that his plan, his perfect plan, will work out.

Remember, keep your eye on Jesus and drink the cup the Father has given you.  Don’t try to resist.  Just TRUST.

Why Should I Let You Into My Heaven?

If you were to die right now and stand before God and he asked you, “Why should I let you into my Heaven?”  What would you say???

Tough questions, right?  You might say something like, “Well, I was a good person.  I helped people.  I was nice.”

In fact… I bet that’s what most Christians would say (I’ve asked that questions plenty of times and seems the “Because I’m a good person” is the favorite).


“He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.” -Romans 4:25


But, are any of those answers the REAL answer?

I’m going to have to say no.

Well, the above question was a question that was asked on my Baptism form.  And, I just loved that question.

Now, there was about a third of a page left blank to fill out your answer.  You sure could get a lot of “I’m a good person… I did this, I did that…” in there.

But, you know what I said?  It was short and sweet… and the only answer any of us can give.  I said:

Because Jesus died for my sins.

Seriously… what else are you going to be able to say that gets you into Heaven?


“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast.” -Ephesians 2:8-9


As Paul mentions above, you certainly can’t work your way in to Heaven.  It’s all a gift from God.

So I want you to think about it, if you were to die right now and stand before God and he asked you, “Why should I let you into my Heaven?”  What would you say?

Leave your thoughts/answers in the comment section below.  I’d love to hear them!


“I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me.” -John 14:6