Sunday Scripture

Last Sunday just before our service began my Pastor asked myself and our Praise & Worship Leader who was going to preach next Sunday because he wanted to take a break. I pointed at our Praise & Worship Leader, and he pointed back at me. Our Praise & Worship Leader works as a Manager at a big casualty insurance company, and as a result of Hurricane Delta in Louisiana and Texas he’s quite busy right now. My thoughts and prayers go out to my brothers and sisters on the upper Gulf Coast. I pray for comfort, resources, and restoration for the region.

I’ll be preaching a full sermon this morning to my church family at Living Waters here in Homestead Florida. It’s a sermon that I just finished writing earlier this week, so it’s fresh on my mind. I’ll be leading a verse-by-verse teaching of the shortest book in the Bible – the 2ND Letter of John.

Here are the first 3 verses:

This letter is from John – the elder. I am writing to the chosen lady and to her children – whom I love in the truth – as does everyone else who knows the truth – because the truth lives in us and will be with us forever. Grace, mercy, and peace – which come from God the Father and from Jesus Christ – the Son of the Father – will continue to be with us who live in truth and love.

This sermon marks the start of my 5TH year of preaching at my current church. I am humbled and grateful for the weekly opportunities that I am blessed with to share my testimony and proclaim God’s greatness in front of my church family, and also preach about the God I know and love.

I am also thankful that this blog was recently selected as 1 of the “Top 60 Pastor Blogs & Web Sites For Christians In 2020“. Look for me at # 45. Thank You Feedspot !

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My Top 10 Hits – Week 191

Every Monday I post my all-new Top 10 Christian hit music chart based on personal preference and influenced by radio airplay. It’s the continuation of a weekly hobby that goes back 40+ years. Here it is – for the week ending Sunday October 11TH 2020:

TW LW WKS SONG TITLE ARTIST / SITE
1 1 9 God So Loved We The Kingdom
2 2 7 Rise Up (Lazarus) Cain
3 3 6 No Hold On Me Matty Mullins
4 8 8 Who Am I NeedToBreathe
5 5 6 This Is What We Live For Big Daddy Weave
6 1 Truth Be Told Matthew West
7 10 2 Start Right Here Casting Crowns
8 9 2 Jericho Andrew Ripp
9 6 6 Into The Sea (It’s Gonna Be OK) Tasha Layton
10 1 You Keep Hope Alive Mandisa Ft. Jon Reddick

# 1 This Week In:
2019 – “Fear No More” – Building 429
2018 – “Only Jesus” – Casting Crowns
2017 – “The Gospel” – Ryan Stevenson

We The Kingdom are still at # 1 on my chart with my favorite song on the radio. It’s their 5TH week at the top for “God So Loved”. That’s makes it my longest-running # 1 smash since June when The Afters spent 6 weeks at # 1 with “I Will Fear No More”.

My favorite male solo artist – Matthew West – is back with his 5TH hit in 3 years. His first 4 hits all hit # 1 or # 2 (“All In”), and his new one – “Truth Be Told” – could very well be on its way to the top as well. It’s actually been hanging around online for about a year now, but it’s new to Christian radio over the past couple of months. It’s from his “Brand New” album. (That’s the name of it.)

Check-out the official music video for “Truth Be Told” either below or over on YouTube.

After two postponements in 2020 his Southwest Florida concert supporting Casting Crowns (on their “Only Jesus” tour) is back on the docket for March of 2021, and I’ll (hopefully) be there to enjoy a night of great music for the Lord.

This concludes another weekend of blog posts. I’ll do it again this upcoming weekend – with 4 new entries 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 share God’s Good News and win souls for Christ through His music. I’m also on Twitter and Flickr.

Be blessed my friends !  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

All rights reserved (c) 2020 Christopher M. Day, CountUp Ministries