The winner of the 2015 Oakland Community College Film Festival, One Last Run is the story of two women at the brink of a life changing decision that could ultimately destroy them, or bring them to the Light. What road will they take?
Joe describes how broken he felt when he came to know the Lord. Feelings of abandonment and being lost caused him to seek Christ. He knew very little about God. All he remembered were things he had heard over the years. His knowledge about God was nothing more than a distant memory. Today Joe can say that through prayer he feels the closeness of a relationship with God. He expresses how when he calls out to God, he feels that God truly hears him. Joe’s personal relationships have also been restored because of God. Once in Joe’s life, his own mother had abandoned him. But today, Joe has repaired the damage from the past. He is now welcome in his mother’s home and even has his own room!
There is very little we can be sure of in our lives. Yet there is one thing we do know. When we call out to Christ, He hears us. It is through the comfort we receive from His presence, that we have strength to persevere.
“The eyes of the Lord are too the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry”
Joseph is the youngest of Jacob’s sons. He has a dream that one day he would be the head of his brothers. He shares his dream with the ones he loves. Because of that, his brothers are jealous. They resolve to make Joseph fall. Joseph goes through a lot of obstacles to become the man he is. His heart’s desire is to forgive his brothers. He also wants to be in the will of God. As believers we are given two choices with hurtful relationships. We can choose to be angry, bitter and to hold on to the past. Or we can choose to forgive the past and walk in love, towards the future. When we choose to forgive, sometimes we even discover that was the plan for us the whole time. God always intended for Joseph to go through everything he went through. God intended to use what his brothers meant for harm. He used it to make Joseph the man he was always meant to be.
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.”
Here it is! The day we have all been waiting for. April 20th, 2014 Grace Gospel Fellowship opened the doors to their new home. After years of prayer and many months of construction, the doors were opened to the public. Over 1000 people arrived this Sunday. Over 100 had to be turned away due to lack of room. What a glorious day! On Easter Sunday we praise God because this is the day He rose from the grave. With Him came life!
We just want to say thank you to everyone that helped to make this day what it was. Thank you to the Luther family for their donation. Thank you to every laborer that put it in the countless hours. Thank you to all the people that prayed for this day. Thank you to everyone who believed it could never happen. What a great God we serve! He is the God of this city!
“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer”
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
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” 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