MAY EVERYONE HAVE A HAPPY AND BLESSED EASTER DAY … HE IS RISEN. TRULY, HE IS RISEN
On this Easter Sunday, He is risen, truly, He is risen. Scared Monkeys wishes everyone the happiest of Easters! Please remember that Easter represents the true meaning of hope eternal and the rebirth of our Lord Jesus Christ as he died and rose again. As we have our Easter egg hunts, open our Easter baskets and enjoy Easter dinner, please remember that the resurrection of our Lord provides us with eternal hope and rebirth.
Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!
Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply, Alleluia!
Love’s redeeming work is done, Alleluia!
Fought the fight, the battle won, Alleluia!
Death in vain forbids him rise, Alleluia!
Christ has opened paradise, Alleluia!
Lives again our glorious King, Alleluia!
Where, O death, is now thy sting? Alleluia!
Once he died our souls to save, Alleluia!
Where’s thy victory, boasting grave? Alleluia!
Soar we now where Christ has led, Alleluia!
Following our exalted Head, Alleluia!
Made like him, like him we rise, Alleluia!
Ours the cross, the grave, the skies, Alleluia!
Hail the Lord of earth and heaven, Alleluia!
Praise to thee by both be given, Alleluia!
Thee we greet triumphant now, Alleluia!
Hail the Resurrection, thou, Alleluia!
King of glory, soul of bliss, Alleluia!
Everlasting life is this, Alleluia!
Thee to know, thy power to prove, Alleluia!
Thus to sing, and thus to love, Alleluia!
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!
Please enjoy the songs of Grammy Award singer Michael W. Smith, two of my favorites, ‘Above All’ and ‘Here I am to Worship’.
Here I am To Worship – Michael W. Smith
I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross.
I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross.
And I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross.
No I’ll never know how much it cost to see my sin upon that cross.
Here I am to worship,
Here I am to bow down,
Here I am to say that you’re my God,
You’re altogether lovely,
Altogether wonderful to me.
So Here I am to worship,
Here I am to bow down,
Here I am to say that you’re my God.
Above All – Michael W Smith
The Rev. Billy Graham laid in honor in the U.S. Rotunda.
President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are expected Wednesday to remember “America’s pastor,” who died a week earlier at age 99. Some 30 family members will accompany Graham’s casket to Washington, where he befriended presidents of both parties and counseled others over seven decades.
Graham is lying in honor beneath the iconic dome Wednesday and Thursday, before a funeral Friday near his home in Charlotte, North Carolina. “If there is any American whose life and life’s work deserves to be honored by laying in honor in the U.S. Capitol, it’s Billy Graham,” Ryan said.
The Rev. Billy Graham Has Passed Away at Age 99 … “My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.”
MAKE WAY HEAVEN, REV. BILLY GRAHAM HAS PASSED AWAY …
The Reverend Billy Graham has died at age 99. Graham passed away from natural causes. Graham served as a counselor or minister to a dozen U.S. presidents. His ministry reached so many, no matter what their religious beliefs were. Heaven is a better place today. As the Rev. Graham would say, “My home is in Heaven. I’m just traveling through this world.” And pass through the world he did. God Bless Rev. Graham, you are home now. Thank you for all you did here on Earth. The Rev. Billy Graham will be truly missed.
Spokesman Mark DeMoss says Graham, who long suffered from cancer, pneumonia and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina on Wednesday morning. He was 99.
Graham reached more than 200 million through his appearances and millions more through his pioneering use of television and radio. Unlike many traditional evangelists, he abandoned narrow fundamentalism to engage broader society.
NBC News: Billy Graham, evangelist pastor and counselor to presidents, dead at age 99.
Graham served as a counselor or minister to a dozen U.S. presidents, and he preached to an estimated 200 million people in 185 countries around the world during his life. His message reached millions more as he maintained a near-constant presence on radio, television and the internet.
The longtime evangelist appeared on Gallup’s list of most admired men and women 60 times since 1955 — every year the research company asked the question.
“America’s Pastor” came from modest means and grew up on a dairy farm in Charlotte, North Carolina. He found his spiritual path at 16, charmed by the traveling minister and temperance movement leader Mordecai Ham. Graham later moved to Florida and was ordained there in 1939.
He met his future wife, Ruth McCue Bell, while they attended Wheaton College, and they married in 1943. Together they would raise five children, and she would become a trusted adviser.
“When it comes to spiritual things, my wife has had the greatest influence on my ministry,” Graham said of Bell, who died in June 2007.
On July 20, 1957, Billy Graham preached to 100,000 at Yankee Stadium. At that time, it was the largest crowd to pack the venue.
FOX News: The Rev. Billy Graham, prominent Christian evangelist.
The Rev. Billy Graham, prominent Christian evangelist.Graham, who had been in ill health for a number of years, was regularly listed in polls as one of the “Ten Most Admired Men in the World.”
Shearer told Fox News that Graham died from “natural causes.”
His Christian crusades took him from the frenzy of Manhattan to isolated African villages and according to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website, he preached to more people in live audiences than anyone else in history.
The BGEA put his audience at nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories, with “hundreds of millions more” viewing him on television, video, film and webcasts.
“My one purpose in life,” he said, “is to help people find a personal relationship with God, which, I believe, comes through knowing Christ.”
MERRY CHRISTMAS 2017 …. JOY TO THE WORLD, THE LORD HAS COME!!!
On this most blessed, joyous and special day we would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and to ask all to always remember the true reason for the season. As you are unwrapping presents, partaking in some eggnog, spending time with family, friends and loved ones, having your holiday feast and experiencing the joy of this day, always keep in mind the true reason for the season because on this joyous day … “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.”
May everyone have a joyous and blessed day!!! Enjoy some of the greatest Christmas songs of the season as these are the ones that are on the SM play list during the holiday season, among many others. God Bless!!!
Joy to the World – Mormon Tabernacle Choir
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.
Angels We Have Heard On High – Andrea Bocelli & David Foster
Oh Holy Night – Josh Groban
Jewel – Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Nat King Cole – Away In A Manger
White Christmas” 1954 Bing Crosby & Danny Kaye
The best of Silent Night – Christmas in Vienna
Rev. Bill Shillady, Hillary Clinton’s Pastor Compared her Election Loss to the Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ
REMIND ME TO NEVER GO TO A CHURCH WHERE THIS GUY IS PREACHING … FILE THIS ONE UNDER, WTF!!!
Really, comparing Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential election loss to the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus? Could you be any more blasphemous? That is exactly what Rev. Bill Shillady, Hillary Clinton’s pastoral adviser did. He actually went there. Some how in the warped mind of liberals in the church, Jesus Christ dying for our sins and his resurrection to be seated at the right hand of The Father is some how comparable to an election loss. UNREAL. There are probably many stories of the Bible that could have been used as a comparison, Christ dying for our sins and his Resurrection is not one of them. As we have said for years, not only is liberalism a mental disorder, for the LEFT it is their religion.
Hillary Clinton’s pastoral adviser urged her to keep her head up following her unexpected Election Day loss in November and compared the election to Good Friday, the day Jesus was crucified.
“It is Friday, but Sunday is coming … This is not the devotional you wish to receive this day. While Good Friday may be the starkest representation of a Friday that we have, life is filled with a lot of Fridays,” wrote United Methodist City Society Executive Director the Rev. Bill Shillady in an email to Clinton obtained by CNN. “Friday is the day that it all falls apart and all hope is lost. We all have Fridays. But, as the saying goes, ‘Sunday’s coming!’”
Shillady has maintained a pastoral relationship with the Clinton family for years.
“For the disciples and Christ’s followers in the first century, Good Friday represented the day that everything fell apart. All was lost. The momentum and hope of a man claiming to be the Son of God, the Messiah who was supposed to change everything, had been executed,” Shillady explained, according to CNN’s report of the message.
NO! Clinton’s loss is nothing like the death and resurrection of Christ you warped and demented poor excuse for a clergy. Does any one now wonder why she lost the religious vote? What next, was Hillary Clinton’s loss to Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries like Moses?