Lecrae: Once Caught by the Police with Drugs Now Raps for Jesus (Gospel Light Minute #45)

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He is a Christian hip hop artist signed to Reach Records, the record label that he co-founded. He has released five solo studio albums, and he is a member of the rap group 116 Clique, with whom he frequently collaborates. He has won numerous awards including Best Hip-Hop Music Video for the GMC Music Video Awards, Best Male Artist for 2006, and Best Album for 2006. He has also been nominated for a GMA Dove Award 5 times. His discography includes, “Real Talk”, “After the Music Stops”, “Rebel”, “Rehab”, and “Rehab: The Overdose”.

Raised by a single mother in Houston, Texas, he moved around a lot in his early years and soon dicovered rap as a way to convey his feelings to others. Before starting college, he was almost arrested for drug possession. When the police officer saw a Bible on the back seat of his car, he asked what it was. He told him, “I know I need to live it.” That night, the officer made a deal with him that if he agreed to live by the Bible, the officer would let him go. Soon after, a Christian leader encouraged him to attend a conference where he heard James G. White speak. From this encounter, he gave his life to Christ and became passionate about Jesus Christ and Christianity. This led him to print his salvation testimony and pass it out across the University of North Texas campus. After graduating from the University of North Texas, he began volunteering at a juvenile detention center and began work on his debut album. In 2005, he co-founded ReachLife Ministries which is a non-profit organization that exists to help equip local Christian leaders with tools and media projects that are culturally relevant and based on the teachings of the Bible.

He says of his faith and his work, “I think every rapper is a preacher, it’s what’s the sermon that they are giving. Every rapper is preaching something. They are either preaching that you can find satisfaction in a million dollars or 50 women, or that you are not a real man unless you are a killer. I just look at myself as another individual who has a different message and a world view that I think is the most beneficial, the most helpful, and I’ll be honest, it’s the right one…I think a Biblical world view is the right world view.” His name is Lecrae Moore.


What to Do When God is Whipping Your Behind (Part 4)

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Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #47

Today, we are going to address the final two topics in this series which is: “What are the end results of God’s chastisement?” and “How to have the right attitude when God is chastising you.”

+ Plus, listen to Walter Hawkins singing “Going Up Yonder” and Deitrick Haddon singing “Sinner’s Prayer”

GLMX #81: If the World Ends on December 21st, Where Will You Go?

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Some people predict that there will be a cataclysmic event on December 21, 2012. They claim that this cataclysmic event is supported by astronomical alignments and ancient Mayan calendars. They say that the end will come about as a result of the earth colliding with a black hole or a passing asteroid. Will 2012 mark the end of the world and the start of a new era?


We know that there is a day coming when this world as we know it will end. But how can we know for sure whether the world will end? The only reliable source of information we have about end-time events is the Bible.


The Bible gives us the following valuable information about the events of the end of the world.

+ Plus, listen to Andrae Crouch singing “Soon & Very Soon”

Martin Bashir: ‘A Committed Christian’ (Gospel Light Minute #44)

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He is a British journalist, news anchor, and media personality. He currently anchors his own afternoon show on MSNBC. He is also a contributor for NBC News’ Dateline program. He was previously an anchor for ABC’s Nightline and is best known for his interview with the late Princess Diana (which remains the only television interview with her) and his well-received documentary on the late king of pop, Michael Jackson. He has won several awards for his work including three British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominations, five Royal Television Society Awards and two Broadcasting Press Guild awards.

He was born to Christian Indian parents in South London. After he interviewed Pastor Rob Bell regarding his controversial book, “Love Wins”, some began to question whether he was a Christian himself. He clarified in an interview with Paul Edwards that he is a “committed Christian”, married to a Christian wife, and that they attend Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City where Timothy Keller is the pastor. His name is Martin Bashir.

What to Do When God is Whipping Your Behind (Part 3)

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Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message #46

Today, we are going to answer the next question in this series which is: “How does God chastise Christians?” Lord willing, on next week, we will wrap up this subject by addressing the final topics, “What are the end results of God’s chastisement?” and “How to have the right attitude when God is chastising you.”

+ Plus, listen to Ron Kenoly as he sings “Jesus Is Alive” and Martha Munizzi singing “Jesus Is The Best Thing”.

Barry Black: A ‘Boy from the Hood’ Who Encountered Jesus Christ (Gospel Light Minute #40)

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He is the 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate. He was elected to this position on June 27, 2003, becoming the first African-American to hold this office. He served for over 27 years as a chaplain in the United States Navy, rising to the rank of Rear Admiral and ending his career as the Chief of Chaplains of the United States Navy, the senior chaplain of the United States Navy Chaplain Corps. He officially retired from the Navy on August 15, 2003. He has been honored in many ways for his achievements, including the NAACP’s Renowned Service Award in 1995 and the Benjamin Elijah Mays Distinguished Leadership Award in 2002.

Growing up in poor, inner-city public housing in Baltimore, Maryland, his mother instilled in him a love for the Bible and made sure that he received a Christian education. His father, who was a truck driver, was rarely home, and when he was home, he drank excessively and spent little time with his children. As he got older, he and his siblings would pray for their father and their father eventually came to Christ. He says of his own salvation experience, “I had no idea that when I was running with gangs that I would find God. He [Jesus] filled the emptiness [in my life]. I’m just a boy from the ‘hood, but I encountered Someone who made a difference in my life. He walks with me. He talks with me. When I wake up in the morning, He’s there. He tells me that He loved me so much that He died a death that no one deserves to die.” His name is Barry Black.

GLMX #80: What the Trouble in Israel, Iran, and Syria Means to You

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The current turmoil in the nations of the Middle East is not the first time all eyes have been riveted on that part of the world. And it won’t be the last time, either. Israel is on the brink of war with Iran as Iran attempts to build nuclear capabilities against the will of many other nations. Protests and violence continue to ravage the nation of Syria and other Middle Eastern countries.

History began in the Middle East. The traditional site of the Garden of Eden is near present-day Babylon in Iraq. And that, of course, is where the Bible says God created Adam and Eve and where human history began.

The most important event in history occurred in that part of the world — in Jerusalem, now in the nation of Israel. That’s where the Lord Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world. No other event will ever be more significant than that one. When will all this turmoil end? Is there anyone who can bring order and peace out of chaos and crisis?

+ Plus, listen to Newsboys singing “Forever Reign”

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