Sermon: Family of God

John 1:12  (NKJV)

12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name:

Ephesians 2:19 (NKJV)

19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God,

Romans 12:5  (NKJV)

so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.

The Family of God

You will notice we say “brother” and “sister” ’round here;
It’s because we’re a family and these folks are so near.
When one has a heartache we all share the tears,
And rejoice in each vict’ry in this fam’ly so dear.

I’m so glad I’m a part of the fam’ly of God!
I’ve been washed in the fountain,
Cleansed by His blood.
Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod,
For I’m part of the fam’ly,
The fam’ly of God.

From the door of an orph’nage to the house of the King,
No longer an outcast; a new song I sing.
From rags unto riches, from the weak to the strong,
I’m not worthy to be here, but praise God, I belong!

I’m so glad I’m a part of the fam’ly of God!
I’ve been washed in the fountain,
Cleansed by His blood.
Joint heirs with Jesus as we travel this sod,
For I’m part of the fam’ly,
The fam’ly of God.

Gaithers and UP TV Partner on New Project

I love The Gaithers and I love UP TV, so this is a match that I can’t wait to see. The full article is here at  Trevor Decker‘s site.

Popular Gospel Music Series ‘Gaither Homecoming’ Announces Partnership With UP TV

Gaither Music Group and UP TV have announced a joint partnership this fall with special programming of content from the award-winning Gaither HOMECOMING brand scheduled to air on the network and UP Faith & Family, America’s Favorite Streaming Service For Families.

Starting October 21st, the Gaither HOMECOMING brand of programming, founded by gospel music legend Bill Gaither, will be featured at 12 noon EST on Saturdays, starting with Alan Jackson’s Precious Memories television special, a show that has struck a chord with fans everywhere. The show features Jackson’s stage performances of songs from his first gospel recording, Precious Memories, originally released in 2006.

Recorded to honor his mother’s request that he release an album of gospel classics, the Precious Memories audio recording quickly made its way to the top of the sales charts and into the hearts of fans, selling over 1.8 million copies and earning a Platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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