First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church
221 North Main Street
Belvidere, IL 61008

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Script #157

Mes Amis,

You don't wanna miss this Sunday's extraordinary witnesses 7:20 and 10:00 a.m.

There are also some very, very, very...inserts in Sunday's bulletin.

O.K., now re-read Script 156 below.

Also, the usual "teases" for KD won't be sent between 8/2 - 8/10; but you will want to click on on 8/5 and 8/9 so you don't miss:

8/5 - Dr. Chuck Legvold, Senior Undershepherd of Aurora's Westminster Presbyterian Church, has written an extraordinary confession of/for authentic ministry "for Christ's sake" titled Exiting from the Success Superhighway.  If you don't wanna wait until 8/5, go to where I pray it will appear in the next 24-48 hours!  Of course, if you're in worship this Sunday, you may...

8/9 - Knowing most of us have less time to spend than we've already spent - :) or :( depending on your relationship with Jesus - you may wanna compare your "to do" list with Time Left.

Yes, these are among the most challenging days in our world, America, and many of today's church. a Matthew 5:10-16 kinda way!

I'm serious...because He was/is!

Blessings and Love!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Script #156


One of my greatest sorrows is people, as Hebrews laments, "who neglect to worship" with the family.

I'm sad because God deserves our worship; and it's sooooooo hostile as well as ungrateful to neglect to offer the praises and thanks and fellowship with His body that He deserves.

I'm sad because people who are religious but not related to Jesus as seen by their selective/occasional/convenient worshiping miss out on what He is doing every Sunday in faith-filled and Spirit-led families of faith like the one on the corner of Lincoln and Main.

This Sunday will be no exception.

If you miss for some lame excuse or don't invite someone because you don't think..., you've insulted His holiness.  You've said by your absence that His body is not worth your time and He doesn't deserve your time for everything that He's done for you in time and...

If you miss for..., you will miss our increasingly holy praise team that's been unleashed to honor Him and align hearts with Him.

If you miss for..., you will miss three of the most powerful testimonies to hit the corner of Lincoln and Main in years - not testimonies by word but by sight!  And if you don't experience it/Him, no one will ever be able to explain it/Him to you!  You'll just miss it/Him!  You'll just have forfeited grace in your life!
If you miss for..., you will miss a powerful witness to what we're going to be/do in response to a world, nation, and too many churches that...(go back and read the preceding).

If you miss for..., you just may want to click on for a very stern warning about the difference between posing and authentic followers of Jesus.

If you miss for..., well, I'm sad, the body weeps, and Jesus...(Matthew 23:37-39).

Really, I don't care where anyone long as they're worshiping in a Biblically-based-Christocentric-Spirit-led family of faith.

I remember Dean Adams being asked by a snotty seminarian, "Really, Dr. Adams, is it really that important for people to worship God with the church?  C'mon, don't you think you can be a
Christian without worshiping in church?"

Dr. Adams paused and then replied, "Yes, I guess it's possible to be a Christian and never worship in church; but I've never seen one!"

Blessings and Love!

P.S. Yeah, forward this on!  Don't assume you-know-who is on the mailing list.

P.S.#2  Just to be honest, this is not about worship attendance on the corner of Lincoln and Main.  Our attendance is growing weekly...even in the summer.  Hey, it's not about us!  It's about Him and His and honoring Him by helping His!  Since our season of pruning and purging and remnant surfacing and pewsitting rebirths and reinforcements and renewals and even resurrections..., the preceding is not a pep talk to encourage what's already happening on the corner of Lincoln and Main.  It's about inviting, welcoming, including, and loving to wipe away the sadness from...ipt #

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Script #155


I rarely trumpet Kopp Disclosure on because I prefer other shows like Confessing Moments, Crazy Love, Have You Heard?, and, of course, live broadcasts of our 10:00 a.m. worship service on Sundays featuring our unleashed-wineskin-expanding praise team that more than ever before aligns hearts with Him and His.

However, I'm making an exception today; and urging you to click on, then click on the tab for Kopp Disclosure, and listen to the archived version of today's broadcast.

While we missed Kathie and Tony today, there are important/indigested reflections on what's happening on the corner of Lincoln and Main and a very special invitation to you and anyone you know looking for expressions of authentic Christianity.





Blessings and Love!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Script #154


As the corner of Lincoln and Main attracts more and more and more people to a beacon for Jesus and safe haven for everyone, my calendar becomes increasingly filled with folks who are hungry and thirsty for a relationship with Him; as well as folks who are the victims of this life's meanness, madness, and misery.

Now read Acts 3:6.

While we are blessed with so many opportunities to serve - the most recent being the glorious partnership with St. James RCC and His Glory Mission with another church praying about partnering with us in our evolving on site food pantry - always remember the bottom line of our raison d'etre on the corner of Lincoln and Main.

Now, again, read Acts 3:6.

Nothing else.

No one else.

In that/His Spirit, I am always overwhelmed to joy, strong calm sanity, and security when our Lord blesses Ella Jane to bless His people with good news inspirations.

The following is very important.

Yes, there are bandaids; and bandaids serve a purpose.

But what everyone especially needs is the radical heart healing available in and through only One.

Again, read Acts 3:6.

Now read God's Word to us through Ella Jane (below).

Blessings and Love!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Script #153

You may want to catch the radio version of KD live by clicking on tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. as Kathie, Bill, and Tony fry RRK on his concerns as we celebrate rapidly evaporating independence in America and the movement from American Republican democracy to...


Click on the below!

And you can be a part of the discussion by calling in via 815-544-2967 with your questions, comments, criticisms, and...

Wake up and smell the tyranny!