TBN Shows

I’m relatively new with TBN. It’s been around for 45 years, but I’ve only been a viewer for the past couple of years. I started watching because of the classic (30-minute edition) Billy Graham Crusades on Saturday nights (now Saturday afternoons at 5 PM ET).

Nowadays I watch (or DVR) Billy Graham, Mike Huckabee, Mike Rowe, and Bobby Schuller on Saturday nights, Mark Batterson on Monday nights, and Steven Furtick and Dave Stotts (“Drive-Thru History”) on Wednesday nights.

Some observations:

  • I love watching (and learning from) classic Billy Graham. I tell my church family that I met Billy Graham for the first time when he was in his late-90s and I was in my late-40s – not in-person, but on TV. He’s my TV Pastor. I will visit his library in Charlotte one of these years.
  • I want to visit the greater Nashville area and attend a taping of “Huckabee”. His show is a lot of fun. It’s where politics, comedy, and variety meet. It’s really an upgrade over his previous Fox News Channel show on Saturday nights. He was always my first choice as a Presidential candidate.
  • I want to visit Southern California (for the first time ever) and attend a Sunday morning church service led by Pastor Bobby Schuller. I like his simple preaching style. My preaching style is similar to his, but my material is closer to that of my TV Pastor Billy Graham.
  • Pastor Steven Furtick (out of Charlotte) can be annoying at times – especially when he starts yelling – but I’ve noticed myself picking-up some of his unique mannerisms as well – minus the yelling. I’m not a yelling preacher. Sometimes I raise my voice for effect though. (Everyone say “effect”.)
  • Finally there’s Dave Stotts. This guy is very intelligent, and he knows the Bible. He’s also amusing and sometimes downright hilarious on his travel show through the modern-day Holy Land. I just want to hang out and go on a road-trip with him and laugh and learn.

Anyone on TBN you like to watch ?  Let me know !

The Major’s Top 10 Hits – Week 74

Every Monday night I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday July 15TH 2018:

  1. “Grace Got You” – MercyMe [# 2 last week / 15TH week on chart]
  2. “Dream Small” – Josh Wilson [3 / 7TH]
  3. “Do It Again” – Elevation Worship [1 / 11TH]
  4. “All In” – Matthew West [4 / 11TH]
  5. “The Way (New Horizon)” – Pat Barrett [5 / 11TH]
  6. “Resurrection Power” – Chris Tomlin [6 / 23RD]
  7. “Good News” – Mandisa [7 / 4TH]
  8. “Living Hope” – Phil Wickham [9 / 2ND]
  9. “Wherever I Go” – Dan Bremnes [10 / 2ND]
  10. “The Breakup Song” – Francesca Battistelli [- / 1ST]

MercyMe scores their 2ND consecutive # 1 smash here on my chart with “Grace Got You”. It’s their follow-up to last year’s “Even If” which spent 2 weeks at # 1 at the end of April of 2017. At 15 weeks it’s also the slowest song to reach # 1 during this current era of this chart – beating out Chris Tomlin’s “Home” which reached # 1 in its 14TH week on this chart a little over a year ago.

“Grace Got You” is quite the catchy up-tempo tune that will encourage you to hum, hope, sing, glide, dance, laugh, and smile.

This concludes my 4 blogs this weekend. The “Good News” is that I’m “All In”, so I’ll be back to “Do It Again” next weekend with all-new blogs on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest. Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to win souls for Christ. Enjoy this week.

Sunday Scripture

Our words must reflect what God has placed on our heart. It must reflect the Holy Spirit. It must reflect the fruits of the Holy Spirit. You know – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23). If you’re spouting off at the mouth – like an erupting volcano – then are you really reflecting any of those fruits at all ?

When we carry anger on our heart – when we slander others with our words – we are sinning against God The Holy Spirit. See God didn’t place anger on our heart. The enemy did that. The world did that. Anger is the complete opposite of love, and joy, and peace, and patience, and kindness, and goodness, and faithfulness, and gentleness, and self-control. Those the are fruits of The Holy Spirit. Those are the fruits that you can only have on your heart once God rescues and saves you.

Paul to the Ephesians (4:23-24) – … let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature – created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.

God has identified us as His own. He chose you. He chose me. And He’s given us the Holy Spirit that gives us the power that we need to live the way He wants us to live – and to say the things He wants us to say. If we listen to the Holy Spirit, and if we allow the Holy Spirit to lead us – then we will want to obey God. We will seek God’s Glory – above our own.

The Major’s Top 5 Hits RETRO – 1998

Every Friday night I post the Top 5 of one of my classic hit music charts based on personal preference from either 10, 20, or 30 years ago (rotating each week). Here it is – for the week ending Sunday July 12TH 1998:

  1. Ray Of Light – Madonna
  2. Hey Now Now – Swirl 360
  3. The Way – Fastball
  4. I Want You Back – ‘N Sync
  5. Real World – Matchbox 20

Good music from this week exactly 20 years ago – back when I was young 31.

“Hey Now Now” was a huge summer smash – particularly here in Florida on Top 40 radio. It spent 9 weeks in a row on my Top 5 at the time. Swirl 360 were 28-year-old twins Denny and Kenny Scott, and they recorded this poppy gem on Jacksonville Beach – just a few miles away from where my parents and little brother lived at the time. They were on the same record label (Mercury Records) as Hanson (also brothers), and they had the same manager as well. “Hey Now Now” was 1998’s answer to 1997’s “MMMBop”.

Here’s the official music video for “Hey Now Now”. Surf’s Up Dudes !

Bear With Me

Happy Thursday night. A new weekend has arrived, and I’m looking forward to it. Tomorrow (Friday) night I’ll go #Retro with my Top 5 hits from exactly 20 years ago on Sunday July 12TH 1998. Then on Sunday I’ll share Scripture with you, and finally on Monday it’s my brand new Top 10 personal hit music chart.

But as for tonight it’s something simple – just a goofy photo of me and a bear – from inside a souvenir store on Clifton Hill in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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The Major’s Top 10 Hits – Week 73

Every Monday night I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday July 08TH 2018:

  1. “Do It Again” – Elevation Worship [# 1 last week / 10TH week on chart]
  2. “Grace Got You” – MercyMe [2 / 14TH]
  3. “Dream Small” – Josh Wilson [3 / 6TH]
  4. “All In” – Matthew West [4 / 10TH]
  5. “The Way (New Horizon)” – Pat Barrett [5 / 10TH]
  6. “Resurrection Power” – Chris Tomlin [6 / 22ND]
  7. “Good News” – Mandisa [9 / 3RD]
  8. “Counting Every Blessing” – Rend Collective [10 / 4TH]
  9. “Living Hope” – Phil Wickham [- / 1ST]
  10. “Wherever I Go” – Dan Bremnes [- / 1ST]

It’s the 73RD week of the 3RD-life of this personal weekly hit music chart, and we have two debut artists entering as the 75TH and 76TH hits since the 1ST week.

Phil Wickham’s “Living Hope” enters at # 9. It’s been growing on me for a few weeks now. With sufficient radio airplay on K-LOVE it has the potential of being a long-running smash.

Phil’s biggest hit was the # 1 smash “This Is Amazing Grace” which graced the radio airwaves from the Summer of 2013 straight-through much of 2014. It’s a song that my church family sings out loud and proud on many Sunday mornings during Praise & Worship. Here’s the official music video for that classic:

 

This concludes my 2 blogs this weekend. It’s back to 4 blogs next weekend on Thursday, Friday, Sunday, and Monday. I don’t blog on Saturdays. That’s my day of rest. Your likes, follows, and comments are always appreciated. Thank You for being part of my online ministry to win souls for Christ. Enjoy this week.

Sunday Scripture

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Greetings Church Family. I have returned home from vacation at beautiful Niagara Falls Ontario Canada. It was a first-time visit for me, and it was only my second-time ever to Canada. (I visited Windsor for a few hours about 13 years ago.)

The Falls were spectacular to see, hear, feel, and experience up-close. The rides and walks through the endless mist were refreshing in the Canadian heatwave (mid-to-upper 90s Fahrenheit / mid-30s Celsius).

“O Sovereign LORD !  You made the heavens and earth by your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you !  (Jeremiah 32:17 NLT)

Me, my brother, and his wife stayed within walking distance of Clifton Hill – the shopping and entertainment tourist district of Niagara Falls. It was a lot of fun for a couple of days, but it’s always great to return back home again – where I belong.

Tomorrow night at a local church revival I’m preaching a sermon titled “Accepted & Anointed”. That’s what we all are on this fantastic journey towards God’s bright light. If we believe that fully – then we can change the world with our works – using our strong hands and our powerful arms.

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