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It's Friday but Sunday's Comin' Pastor Lockridge was leading through the American Civil Rights Movement where there was much struggle between the races.  I bet he had seen a few things.  During times of pressure keeping hope can be difficult.  In this hope filled poem there is a surprise just around the corner.  There is a birthing.  There is a seed dying so that a new world can spring up.  Click the link below to hear this pastor's wonderful, deep, rhythmic voice as he declared the power of the Resurrection of the Christ.  Right now around the world it seems to be Friday in more ways than one (even though I'm posting it on Saturday) but you can be sure that Sunday's comin'. (Click here to Listen) spoken by Pastor S.M. Lockridge      (Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, San Diego from 1953-1993) It’s Friday Jesus is praying Peter’s a sleeping Judas is betraying But Sunday’s comin’ It’s Friday Pilate’s struggling The council is conspiring T
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Put into Practice

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Do You See that Light?

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Some Great News

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On Every Occasion

Hilarious Generosity 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 (TPT) 6 Here’s my point. A stingy sower will reap a meager harvest, but the one who sows from a generous spirit will reap an abundant harvest.  7 Let giving flow from your heart, not from a sense of religious duty. Let it spring up freely from the joy of giving—all because God loves hilarious generosity!  8 Yes, God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything—every moment and in every way. He will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do.  9 Just as the Scriptures say about the one who trusts in him: Because he has sown extravagantly and given to the poor, his kindness and generous deeds will never be forgotten. 10 This generous God who supplies abundant seed for the farmer, which becomes bread for our meals, is even more extravagant toward you. First he supplies every need, plus more. Then he multiplies the seed as you sow it, so that