Sunday Worship at Harvest Fellowship PT2

Sunday Worship at Harvest Fellowship PT2

Chuck Whetstone and Fusion led the morning worship at Harvest Fellowship in Bossier City, LA. We played one of my favorite songs written by Chris Falson. I first heard this song recorded by the Maranatha Praise Band or the Promise Keepers Band. Seems like it was popular with both bands and the PK events.

Chuck Whetstone – keys/vocals
Kenny Adams – bass
George Dyess – lead guitar
Richard Watson – drums/vocals
Doyce Smith – vocals

I Walk By Faith by Chris Falson

I walk by faith, each step by faith
To live by faith, I put my trust in You.
I walk by faith, each step by faith
To live by faith, I put my trust in You.

Every step I take is a step of faith
No weapon formed against me shall prosper
Every prayer I make is a prayer of faith
If my God is for me Who can be against me?

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Sunday Worship at Harvest Fellowship PT2

Sunday Worship at Harvest Fellowship PT2

Come Worship the King Soulful Sunday

Come Worship the King Soulful Sunday

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Psalm 29:2

Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

Psalm 96

1 O sing unto the LORD a new song: sing unto the LORD, all the earth.

2 Sing unto the LORD, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.

3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.

4 For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.

5 For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the LORD made the heavens.

6 Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.

7 Give unto the LORD, O ye kindreds of the people, give unto the LORD glory and strength.

8 Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come into his courts.

9 O worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness: fear before him, all the earth.

10 Say among the heathen that the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: he shall judge the people righteously.

11 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof.

12 Let the field be joyful, and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice

13 Before the LORD: for he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth: he shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth.

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Come Worship the King Soulful Sunday

Come Worship the King
Words & Music by Chuck Whetstone

Come, worship the King in the beauty of holiness
Come, lift up His name, for great is His faithfulness
Come and sing praise
Come and give thanks
Come and adore, always
Come, worship the King.

©1997, Charles L Whetstone, All Rights Reserved

Come Worship the King Soulful Sunday

Written in Bossier City, LA.

 

Sunday Worship at Harvest Fellowship PT1

Sunday Worship at Harvest Fellowship PT1

I was privileged to lead worship at Harvest Fellowship in Bossier City, LA last weekend. I put my iPad on some books on the first pew and turned the camera on. It ran about 50 something minutes before it ran out of memory.  I was able to glean 6 songs from that recording and part of Richard Watson’s sermon.

I’d like to share a videos with you per day over the next few days. I’ve had friends and family ask for it so here you go. Remember, these songs are copyrighted and I am just giving my interpretation of the songs. The song writers and publishers own the rights to the songs.  I will include as much of that information as possible.

So, today, enjoy Hank William’s I Saw the Light mixed with Alfred Brumley’s I’ll Fly Away.

Sunday Worship at Harvest Fellowship PT1

I Saw the Light by Hank Williams, Sr.

I wandered so aimless, life filled with sin.
I wouldn’t let my dear Savior in.
Then Jesus came like a stranger in the night.
Praise The Lord, I saw the Light.

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I saw the Light, I saw the Light,

No more darkness, No more night.
Now I’m so happy, no sorrow in sight.
Praise the Lord, I saw the Light.

2 Just like the blind man, I wandered along,
Worries and fears, I claimed for my own.
Then like the blind man, that God gave back his sight.
Praise the Lord, I saw the Light.

3 I was a fool to wander and stray, Straight is the gate and narrow the way.
Now I have traded the wrong for the right.
Praise the Lord, I saw the Light.

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I’ll Fly Away by Alfred E. Brumley

Some glad morning when this life is o’er, I’ll fly away;
To a home on God’s celestial shore, I’ll fly away
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I’ll fly away, Oh Glory
I’ll fly away; (in the morning)

When I die, Hallelujah, by and by, I’ll fly away

2. When the shadows of this life have gone, I’ll fly away;
Like a bird from prison bars has flown, I’ll fly away

3. Just a few more weary days and then, I’ll fly away;
To a land where joy shall never end, I’ll fly away

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Sunday Worship at Harvest Fellowship PT1

 

 

Rock and Roll on the River in Bossier City

Rock and Roll on the River in Bossier City

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We did an outdoor concert featuring Chuck Whetstone and Fusion. As you can see from the videos the weather was threatening and finally stopped us after 9 songs or so.

Check out some of the video excerpts

Rock and Roll on the River in Bossier City

Songs we did at the Concert

Jesus Rides the Subway by Trevor Morgan – [from the Album – The Blessed and The Broken]
Cotton Fields by Lead Belly as recorded by CCR
I Walk By Faith by Promise Keepers Band or Maranatha Praise Band
Drift Away by Dobie Gray
When I Was Alone by Sweet Comfort Band
Everybody Needs Someone by Trevor Morgan – [from the Album – The Blessed and The Broken]
I Saw the Light/I’ll Fly Away
Chester’s Dreams by Chester Harkins
Amazing Grace/House of the Rising Sun arranged by Chuck Whetstone

Rock and Roll on the River in Bossier City

Songs we did Sunday morning

I Saw the Light/I’ll Fly Away
I Walk By Faith
The Invitation by Trevor Morgan [from the Album – The Blessed and The Broken]
Jesus Loves Me by Chris Tomlin
I’d Rather Have Jesus – Traditional by George Beverly Shea
Just As I Am – with new chorus by Travis Cottrell
Everybody Needs Someone by Trevor Morgan [see excerpt below] [from the Album – The Blessed and The Broken]

Song we did not get to perform:

Get Together by The Youngbloods

Boogie Down in Bossier City

Boogie Down in Bossier City

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Boogie Down in Bossier City

Our concert at Harvest Fellowship, 4601 Airline Dr, Bossier City was to include some great songs by Trevor Morgan, CCR, The Youngbloods, Sweet ComfortBand, Dobie Gray, and many more.

Chuck Whetstone and Fusion included Kenny Adams, bass; George Dyess, lead guitar; Richard Watson, drums/vocals; Doyce Smith, vocals. I played keys, guitars, and vocals. Someone donated a flatbed trailer for us to perform on. Our friend, Don Dykes, supplied the great Bose sound system.

The weather was against us but we were able to play about 9 songs before we had to quit. Just two miles south of us was a torrential rain, so many in Bossier City thought we had been rained out. It turned out to be a good night. Check out tomorrow’s blog/podcast for highlights, song clips, and videos.

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with Kenny Adams

Boogie Down in Bossier City

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Richard Watson preaching

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On Sunday morning Kenny Adams was able to teach Sunday School at 9:30. It was a great class about mustard seed faith.

Sunday morning I led the worship at the 10:30 service. (See tomorrow’s blog for the songlist). It was great to be with some old friends worshipping together.

Richard Watson had a great message on Created to Worship.

Philippians – The Letter of Joy – Chapter Three

Philippians – The Letter of Joy – Chapter Three

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Philippians 3 King James Version

Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.

Beware of dogs, beware of evil workers, beware of the concision.

For we are the circumcision, which worship God in the spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh.

Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:

Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;

Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:

10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus.

13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,

14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you.

16 Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the same thing.

17 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.

18 (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ:

19 Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

20 For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

Philippians – The Letter of Joy – Chapter Two

Philippians – The Letter of Joy – Chapter Two

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Philippians 2 King James Version

If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings:

15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

16 Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.

17 Yea, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all.

18 For the same cause also do ye joy, and rejoice with me.

19 But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly unto you, that I also may be of good comfort, when I know your state.

20 For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state.

21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.

22 But ye know the proof of him, that, as a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel.

23 Him therefore I hope to send presently, so soon as I shall see how it will go with me.

24 But I trust in the Lord that I also myself shall come shortly.

25 Yet I supposed it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier, but your messenger, and he that ministered to my wants.

26 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.

27 For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

28 I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.

29 Receive him therefore in the Lord with all gladness; and hold such in reputation:

30 Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life, to supply your lack of service toward me.

 

 

JOY – Jesus, Others, Then Yourself

JOY – Jesus, Others, Then Yourself

I wrote this children’s song over thirty years ago. I like the simple message. I like the simple tune.

JOY – Jesus, Others, Then Yourself

JOY – Jesus, Others, Then Yourself

Jesus, Others, then Yourself
Jesus, Others, then Yourself
JOY is what you’ll have, my friend, when it’s
Jesus, Others, then Yourself

© 2016 Charles L Whetstone, All Rights Reserved

JOY – Jesus, Others, Then Yourself

If you would like the chords to the song just let me know.

Also, I am working on many recording projects. This song will be included in one full of great children’s songs. Stay tuned for more details.

 

 

Believe Your Beliefs and Doubt Your Doubts

Believe Your Beliefs and Doubt Your Doubts

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I’ve been guilty of this myself. How about you?

You go to a Christian church service or small group or a Bible study. Someone needs to pray to start the meeting. They might select someone, or have a pastor do it, or you may be the one to offer the prayer.

The prayer may go something like this:

Lord, we’re gathered here in your name. We ask that your presence be with us. Visit this place, Lord, with Your Holy Spirit. Invade this place with Your glory. When we leave this place let us say it’s been good to be in the presence of the Lord.

Now, that is a made up prayer. Some of those sentences would not be used all the time, but the premise would be the same: God, come here and be in this meeting.

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Believe Your Beliefs and Doubt Your Doubts

Christians believe that God is omnipresent. Let’s learn more from AllAboutGod.com.

Dr. Normal Geisler explains the omnipresence of God this way:

    “It means that all of God is everywhere at once. As the indivisible Being, God does not have one part here and another part there, for He has no parts. God is present to but not part of creation. God is everywhere, but He is not any thing.

J.I. Packer wrote:

      “God is not a body—therefore, he is free from all limitations of space and distance; and is omnipresent. God has no parts—this means that his personality and powers and qualities are perfectly integrated, so that nothing in him ever alters.”

Charles Ryrie writes:

      “Omnipresence means that God is everywhere present with His whole being at all times…

In Psalm 139:7-10, David asks the question if there is anyplace one can escape from the presence of God. His answer is no, for His omnipresence is unlimited by space (v. 8), undaunted by speed (v. 9), and unaffected by darkness (vv. 11-12).”

Believe Your Beliefs and Doubt Your Doubts

So, if we believe and say that God is everywhere all the time, why do we go through the motion or the rhetoric in our houses of worship of pleading with God to show up and probably most importantly to “show out.” (that means, answer your prayers, heal people, save people, let people feel revived and encouraged for being there)

Don’t we believe what we believe? I think a lot of people are skeptical. Probably because most people have been disappointed by others, maybe their earthly fathers, and let down from time to time. That thought is oftentimes transferred to God and we wonder if God will actually honor His word and be with His people in their church building.

Here is what Jesus said in Matthew 18:20: For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

So, I believe that Christians should start believing their beliefs, and doubting their doubts. I heard that for the first time from Rev. Rouintree when I was at the Shepherd’s Field near Bethlehem in Israel.

If you don’t then you are no better off than other cults and  religions who “invoke” their god or spirit to enter their place of worship. The term invocation comes from that. Some religious peoples will cut themselves with knives and blades. Others, like in the Old Testament, will scream, holler, and plead for their god to make an appearance and do what they wish.

Come on, Christians. Even Jesus said in Matthew 28.20: Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.

Start living like it. Start praying like it. And start having your church meetings with the mindset that God is Omnipresent.  You don’t have to invoke His name or His presence. He’s already promised to be with you. Now, accept it.

Ben Hur – Saturday Night at the Movies

Ben Hur – Saturday Night at the Movies

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Julie and I went to the Warren Theater to watch Ben Hur (2016). We bought our supper in the Diner and took it with us to the Screening Room #6. Have I told you about the Screening Room?

The SR at the Warren is a theater with a stadium look/feel, but it has less chairs. But, the chairs are recliners and heated and have a tray table to hold your food.  It is amazing. The price was only $14 each, but it is worth it to relax, recline, and have plenty of leg room for people to pass by. Also, the person next to you is also in a large recliner so you are not touching elbows and sitting real close.  I like that.

The digital image and digital sound is always amazing.

Ben Hur – Saturday Night at the Movies

This remake is the effort of Roma Downey and her husband, Mark Burnett. There are other producers, as well. For all the details go to IMDB.

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It stars Jack Huston, Toby Kebbel, Morgan Freeman and many others.

It is a based on the novel by Lew Wallace 1827-1905. “Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ” was turned into a play that was produced on Broadway and later filmed several times, the most famous one being Ben-Hur (1959), starring Charlton Heston.

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Ben Hur – Saturday Night at the Movies

I loved the chariot race, of course. And I really liked Morgan Freeman’s character. I understood the story a lot more, maybe because I was paying attention since I paid so much for my seat!

I highly recommend you see this on the Big Screen. If not, make a point to view the DVD when it is available.

It brings in the Christ character, but it is not preachy.  This is the best production by Roma and Mark. The music, the scenery (filmed in Italy), and everything made for a great movie.