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Six Thirty Statuary Nite (Hunger & Thirst for Righteousness) – July 16, 2016

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Live video from this week’s Six Thirty Saturday Nite. This week, we continue our #BlessedAre campaign to look at what it means to truly hunger and thirst for righteousness.

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Six Thirty Saturday Nite (Salt of the Earth) - July 9, 2016

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Join us live as we talk about what it means to be the ‪#saltoftheearth. In this world full of hate and violence, it is up to the Church to represent Jesus and share the message of hope to all who will hear. Let's not only commit to praying for those who are hurting but commit to leaving this world a better place for the next generation. We can do better. We must do better. (With Paradigm Shift Ministries & Created Music Project) ‪#630SN ‪#churchonthego ‪#onlinechurch ‪#churchonline ‪#blacklivesmatter ‪#dallas ‪#altonsterling ‪#philandocastile ‪#hope ‪#prayer ‪#worship ‪#live ‪#matthew5 ‪#beatitudes ‪#bible ‪#gospel ‪#jesus ‪#violence ‪#hate ‪#anger ‪#grace ‪#forgiveness ‪#truth ‪#legacy ‪#sin

Six Thirty Saturday Nite (Salt of the Earth) – July 9, 2016

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Join us live as we talk about what it means to be the ‪salt of the earth‬. In this world full of hate and violence, it is up to the Church to represent Jesus and share the message of hope to all who will hear. Let’s not only commit to praying for those who are hurting but commit to leaving this world a better place for the next generation. We can do better. We must do better.

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Inherit the Earth – July 9, 2016

Today’s Translation:The Amplified Bible | Weekly Video:The Meek (Matthew 5:5 | Psalm 37)“Blessed [inwardly peaceful, spiritually secure, worthy of respect] are the gentle [the kind-hearted, the sweet-spirited, the self-controlled], for they will inherit the earth.” – Matthew 5:5 (AMP)Live It Out!The meek (or gentle) are blessed because they seek to be a blessing to others. By putting God first and others second, we allow ourselves to see the world from a whole new point of view. If we give in to every taunt or temptation, our testimony becomes weaker than when we keep our eyes fixed on the cross. God honors those who honor Him. In this world full of self-promotion, let our lives direct people to Jesus.

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Taking Refuge in the Lord – July 8, 2016

Today’s Translation:New International Version | Weekly Video:The Meek (Matthew 5:5 | Psalm 37)“The wicked lie in wait for the righteous, intent on putting them to death; but the Lord will not leave them in the power of the wicked or let them be condemned when brought to trial. Hope in the Lord and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it. I have seen a wicked and ruthless man flourishing like a luxuriant native tree, but he soon passed away and was no more; though I looked for him, he could not be found. Consider the blameless, observe the upright; a future awaits those who seek peace. But all sinners will be destroyed; there will be no future for the wicked. The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. The Lord helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him.” – Psalm 37:32-40Live It Out!The more you try to live a …

Commit to Doing Good – July 7, 2016

Today’s Translation:The Message | Weekly Video:The Meek (Matthew 5:5 | Psalm 37)“Wicked borrows and never returns; Righteous gives and gives. Generous gets it all in the end; Stingy is cut off at the pass. Stalwart walks in step with God; his path blazed by God, he’s happy. If he stumbles, he’s not down for long; God has a grip on his hand. I once was young, now I’m a graybeard— not once have I seen an abandoned believer, or his kids out roaming the streets. Every day he’s out giving and lending, his children making him proud. Turn your back on evil, work for the good and don’t quit. God loves this kind of thing, never turns away from his friends. Live this way and you’ve got it made, but bad eggs will be tossed out. The good get planted on good land and put down healthy roots. Righteous chews on wisdom like a dog on a bone, rolls virtue around on his tongue. His heart pumps God’s Word like blood through his veins; his feet are as sure as a cat’s.” – Psalm 37:21-31 (MSG)Live It Out! W…

In God We Trust – July 6, 2016

Today’s Translation:Holman Christian Standard Bible | Weekly Video:The Meek (Matthew 5:5 | Psalm 37)“The wicked person schemes against the righteous and gnashes his teeth at him. The Lord laughs at him because He sees that his day is coming. The wicked have drawn the sword and strung the bow to bring down the afflicted and needy and to slaughter those whose way is upright. Their swords will enter their own hearts, and their bows will be broken. The little that the righteous man has is better than the abundance of many wicked people. For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but the Lord supports the righteous. The Lord watches over the blameless all their days, and their inheritance will last forever. They will not be disgraced in times of adversity; they will be satisfied in days of hunger. But the wicked will perish; the Lord’s enemies, like the glory of the pastures, will fade away— they will fade away like smoke.” – Psalm 37:12-20 (HCSB)Live It Out! This world and everything in i…

Can You Spare Five Dollars?

When Dustin, at the age of 16, told me of his call to ministry, I suddenly fell ill-equipped as a father to help him on his journey. While I knew God would provide what Dustin was going to need from his heavenly Father, I knew he would need some earthly counseling and direction. I am so thankful to the many pastors, teachers and youth leaders, as well as CLAY coaches, officials, volunteers and parents who provided that guidance.And while it seemed for awhile CLAY would be his ultimate destination, it turned out to be a season of preparation.That preparation led to Paradigm Shift Ministries, and today Dustin is reaching people around the world with his 6:30 Saturday Nite message. You may have seen posts that indicate he has confirmed profiles from people in over 80 foreign countries and territories.This includes many Muslim countries, where he feels there may be people viewing on their phones who could be killed should it be found out.But Dustin is only reaching about 500 per week…what…

There Will Be Peace – July 5, 2016

Today’s Translation:The Voice BibleWeekly Video:The Meek (Matthew 5:5 | Psalm 37)“So turn from anger. Don’t rage, and don’t worry— these ways frame the doorway to evil. Besides, those who act from evil motives will be cut off from the land; but those who wait, hoping in the Eternal, will enjoy its riches. You’ll see . . . the wicked won’t know what hit them; you’ll blink, and they’ll be gone; you’ll go out looking for them, but you won’t find them. But the humble-hearted will inherit the land; they will take pleasure in its peace and enjoy its abundance.” – Psalm 37:8-11 (VOICE)Live It Out!The future belongs to the meek rather than to the wicked. As followers of Jesus, we are called to patiently pursue peace rather than fall into the pit of anger and rage. Jesus will come again, and there will be peace. Just as the ancient Israelites inherited the promised land, we get to share in the Christ’s heavenly inheritance. The meek, those who put God first and others second, will spend ete…

Be Patient in the Lord – July 4, 2016

Today’s Translation:New Living TranslationWeekly Video:The Meek (Matthew 5:5 | Psalm 37)“Don’t worry about the wicked or envy those who do wrong. For like grass, they soon fade away. Like spring flowers, they soon wither. Trust in the Lord and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun. Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes.” – Psalm 37:1-7 (NLT)Live It Out!It may seem like evil and corrupt people are the ones getting all the attention, but their time at the top will soon be over. As citizens of heaven, we can afford to be patient when disaster strikes because we are living in light of eternal life. Keep yo…

On This Independence Day…

As we (in the United States) celebrate our Independence Day, let us commit to using our freedom for good. However, in the past few days, ISIS has conducted a series of violent attacks across several countries as Muslims everywhere celebrate their holy month of Ramadan.To our brothers and sisters in Jordan, Lebanon, Yemen, Turkey, Bangladesh and Iraq who have been affected by these attacks, our hearts and prayers are with you. On the surface, we may not always agree, but I know we can agree the only appropriate answers to the hate, anger and violence in this world are faith, hope and love. To the Church, our response must be rooted in our common mission to pray, grow and serve together. Any response other than compassion and mourning would be unChrist-like.Those who are consumed by hate, anger and violence cannot comprehend a society built upon the belief that all men are created equal and have been endowed with certain unalienable rights such as life, liberty and the pursuit of happin…

Six Thirty Saturday Nite (The Meek) - July 2, 2016

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Join us live across Facebook, Periscope, Twitter, YouTube and Live.PrayGrowServe.com every Six Thirty Saturday Nite (6:30pm EDT) for church on the go! This week, we continued our #BlessedAre campaign by looking at what it means to be meek (hint: read Psalm 37).

Six Thirty Saturday Nite (The Meek) – July 2, 2016

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Join us live across Facebook, Periscope, Twitter, YouTube and Live.PrayGrowServe.com every Six Thirty Saturday Nite (6:30pm EDT) for church on the go! This week, we continued our #BlessedAre campaign by looking at what it means to be meek (hint: read Psalm 37).

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