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Present Grace Film Series: Esther- Behind the Scenes

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  We have officially finished filming the newest Present Grace Film, Esther!! We had a blast on set bringing a modern twist to this amazing bible story. We will be releasing the trailer April 30th, so stay tuned. Until then … Continue reading

Present Grace Film Series: Cain and Abel

 

What is it in each of us that causes us to fall so easily, into the trap of jealousy? As we watch someone else being blessed, deep in our hearts we feel rejected. Cain and Abel make a willing sacrifice. Each of them offer something precious and only one of them received a blessing. The other was dismissed. Why would a father choose one son’s sacrifice over another? All of us, at one time or another, have felt the grips of jealousy deep in our hearts.  Jealousy seizes all that fall into it. It could cause one man to lie. It could lead another to murder. It tells us that we are not good enough. It tells us that we are not loved. It can lead us down a destructive path of sin. Jealousy will cry to us in the secret places of our hearts, and speak darkness into our minds. Cain and Abel were each loved equally by their father. Abel’s sacrifice was one made from a pure heart, which is why his was accepted. It is not what we do that pleases God. It is the nature of our hearts when we do it. No matter what you are doing, God cares more about your heart, than your actions. No matter what you choose, he will always be with you.

“So Cain left the Lord’s presence and settled in the land of Nod, east of Eden”

-Genesis 4:16

Present Grace Film Series: Job

If God is so good, then why is there so much suffering in the world and in our lives? This is a question that most of us have asked in our lifetime, on more than one occasion. Job himself is faced with this question in his life. Job was a righteous man, even God Himself says so. Job’s whole life was blessed, he prospered and there was happiness and wealth for him and his family. Then the day comes when God hands Job over to the influences and purposes of Satan himself. He loses everything he owns, loved ones and even his own health only to be left alone to ask God, “Why?”

Although we cannot answer these questions for you, only God Himself can answer those questions for the individual, God is never too far away to hear us when we call on him. No matter what the obstacle is that we are faced with in our lives, He is always there to comfort us, to listen to us and to carry us through. Job was stripped away of all he loved and cherished, and without a cause but the Lord was there for him through every moment, protecting him and holding Job is His hands and in His plan. Most times, through these hardships in our lives, we find the strength to cling closely to Him and through our suffering we find that even if we never know why these things are so, like Job, we can pass the strength to others that He gives to us. If we draw near to Him, he will draw near to us and through all of the pain we face every day, our greatest and most precious moments come from the love that He so freely gives us.

“After Job prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before”

– Job 42:10

Keep on Pushing Forward

All of us were created for relationships, a relationship with God and with ourselves, and those around us. Without these healthy relationships, we are left with a feeling of emptiness and rejection, and the answers to these feelings that we tend to view as failures, can only be found in relief.

HD shares his testimony about how he was rejected, bullied and unaccepted by his peers.  He became lost in the world and in his addiction. A jail incarceration eventually leads him to Grace Centers of Hope. By being in the 1 year Life Skills program, HD was led to the Lord. He was given the ability to learn about his relationship with Jesus Christ, and also led to have confidence in himself. HD found acceptance in the body of Christ and because of the love and grace he was given, he found purpose and strength in the people around him.

“God places the lonely in families and he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy”

– Psalm 68: 5-6

Men of Grace: Kentucky Trip – Day 3

Men of Grace perform in Campbellsville Baptist Church before their annual banquet and even perform during the banquet. The continue on in the good news and end their journey in prayer. What wonderful gift it is to be able to have a relationship with God. Being able to speak with him, sing praises to him and to share with others the love He has for all of us, His children. It is through this love that we press on and are given to strength to endure the busy days that we have every day and we press on towards the day that we will be with Him always.

“What am I to do? I will pray with my spirit but I will also pray with understanding. I will sing with my spirit but I will also sing with my understanding.”

– 1 Corinthians 14:15 

Men of Grace: Kentucky Trip – Day 2

On the 2nd day of the trip to Kentucky, Men of Grace seize every opportunity that have to share their music and joy with people in the community. What a wonder it is to those we have the chance to meet, to show them the joy of the Lord. Whether it be through song, or sitting down with those around us while we eat or live our lives. Men of Grace continue on their journey to show others of what Jesus Christ has done for them and they have a good time while doing it!

“Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto Him with psalms.”

– Psalm 95:2

Men of Grace: Kentucky Trip – Day 1

“Men of Grace” is a gospel group from Grace Gospel Fellowship. They go across the country to Campbellsville Kentucky to perform and to share the good news. Every moment is an opportunity to them to share the goodness of God through song. Whether they are on the road and sing in the Cracker Barrel restaurant, performing as a guest appearance on WVLC 99.9 FM, or performing in an auditorium in downtown Campbellsville, they work hard to share the gift they have been given by Jesus Christ.

“Oh come let us sing to the Lord, let us shout to the rock of our salvation.”

– Psalm 95:1