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The Good Ole Days…..True Stories of Faith by Linda Powell

Written by scoopsnews on October 21, 2017 – 10:28 am -

One of our readers, Ms. Linda Powell, from Bremen , Georgia has shared some of her “True Faith Stories” with us.

Enjoy!

 

” Where He Leads Me I Will Follow”

We lived in North Georgia for thirteen years while my
Dad worked for Tidwell Construction. We moved thirty-nine times during
those years. We met many people & made a lot of friends . I had the opportunity of witnessing for Jesus and praying for and with many people .
I told the Lord that I would go wherever He lead me and talk to whomever He put in
front of me. God took me at my word, as I take Him at His Word .
We were members of the Dawsonville Church of God. It was a very Spirit
Filled congregation. They
worshipped in Spirit and in
Truth. Memories of God moving are just as real to me now as they were then.
God led me to pray for an elderly man whose feet were crippled. He could hardly walk.
I saw him in the parking lot of a shopping center in Carrollton, Ga. I spoke to him & told him God could heal him. I asked if I could pray for him. “Lady, go ahead and pray. I’m hurting so bad.”
Before I knew I knew it, I was on my knees. My hands were on his feet. God reached down with His healing Power! The Spirit moved upon the man and he shed tears of praise!
The anointing was heavy! After the Spirit left us, he hugged he, and said “I know
God sent you. I could not stand the pain anymore.”
We never know when God will move. We must be instant in season and out of
season. God is an awesome God. He loves us so very much!  Praise His Holy
Name!

May you be helped
and blessed is my prayer.

Linda Powell

 

 


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Rob Patz – “God, are You Listening?”

Written by Staff on May 19, 2017 – 2:19 pm -

Rob Patz

Rob Patz

Rob Patz – SGNScoops Publisher’s Point

Welcome to the May Publisher’s Point. Of course, May is for mothers, and I want to wish my mom a very happy Mother’s Day. Thank you for always being there for me, loving me and pushing me to do things that I may not have felt comfortable with, but you always believed in me and listened to me.

I often think about listening … you know, the famous saying, “Do you hear me now?” For so many of us, we struggle with listening. It is so much more fun to talk then it is to listen. Have you ever been a part of the conversation and realized that you may have not heard the entire story as you are making a comment and you see the face of the person you’re talking with and the bewilderment on it? I know it’s happened to me, so I’m sure as you’re reading this, you’re thinking of a time that someone didn’t listen to you.

I also have been struggling lately with wondering if God is listening to me. Of course, I know He is. I know He hears everything I say, and at times, I am amazed that the Creator of the universe has enough time to listen to what I have to say. Sometimes, I wonder though if He is really listening. Then, I have to realize that it isn’t the fact that He may not be listening, but that what I am saying may not exactly be what He is wanting for my life.

I’ve dealt with that a lot lately, understanding and questioning a lot of life events that happened. I have spent nights alone pacing the floor, frustrated, asking God, “why won’t you answer my prayer?” I’m quickly reminded that God doesn’t need to answer my prayers, because He’s God and I’m not. I’m also reminded that we don’t serve a God who will answer our prayers if it is something that will hurt us. God cannot do something that is against His will and what He desires for our life to be. God is perfect. He sees the greater picture.

Rob PatzI have to think of my early life in the Midwest. The terrain is very flat in most places, but there are times where there are small hills. If you’re out in farm country, you might be behind a tractor and have a desire to pass one of these tractors that are taking up valuable time by going slower than you think they should. I was always taught that you never passed a tractor on one of these hills, because you don’t know what’s on the other side.

It dawned on me the other day that God knows what’s on the other side of the hill. I see the tractor, which is the problem, and I want to pass that problem. I can’t see everything on the other side of that hill, and God is preparing me for what is just over the crest. This doesn’t mean that I understand, and there are times when I honk the horn to make the tractor move. I’m trying to learn that God has exactly the best thing in mind for me, so He is listening. He may not always answer the way I want, and sometimes, I may wonder exactly where He is.

Susan Ashton had a great song in the 1990s where she talked about God and how at times He felt next to her and other times she felt like she was at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. I will tell you that over the last few months, I have seen new value in that song and in those lyrics.

So know today that God loves you. He hears your prayers. He might be protecting you from what’s on the other side of that ridge, something that at this moment you are not ready for. Even though you want to pass the tractor, you have to wait. Understand that sometimes God asks us to stand still.

My dad used to say that God answers in three ways. He answers “yes,” “no,” and “not right now.” Sometimes, that answer is just not right now. It’s hard to understand, but God has a greater plan for your life than anything you can imagine. If you truly believe that He is your savior, then you also have to truly believe that He wants what’s best for you. We don’t serve a God who is out to punish us. We serve a God who wants us to worship Him and be in a close relationship to Him.

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I hope to see you this year at Creekside 2017, which will be held from Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. For more information, visit www.creeksidegospelmusicconvention.com/ or www.facebook.com/Creeksidegospelmusicconvention.

By Rob Patz

First published by SGNScoops Magazine in May 2017.

Rob Patz is the publisher of SGNScoops and the CEO of Coastal Media.

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Please Pray For Karen Connell

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 27, 2016 – 4:33 pm -

Please Pray For Karen Connell

Please Pray For Karen Connell

Prayer warriors please join us as Karen Padgett Connell begins the liver transplant surgery. We are in the surgery waiting. Things have moved rapidly this afternoon and we are thankful for God provision and his unmerited favor. Please join us as we pray for the donors family. Thank you to all of you who have been so faithful to lift us up in prayer over the long weeks and months.

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Sunday Sermon Tommy Barnett

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 26, 2016 – 10:02 pm -

Sunday Sermon Tommy Barnett

Sunday Sermon Tommy Barnett

It’s Time to… Believe For The Unusual  Pastor Tommy Barnett

 

Tommy Barnett is an author, the senior pastor of Dream City Church (formerly Phoenix First Assembly of God) (an Assemblies of God megachurch in Phoenix, Arizona), and chancellor of Southeastern University. Phoenix First Assembly of God has branded itself as “the church with a heart” and claims to have over 275 active outreach ministries


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Lore Family Ministry of Songs, Sermons and Seminars Continues with Determined Youth Conference

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on November 17, 2016 – 8:37 am -

Lore Family Ministry of Songs, Sermons and Seminars Continues with Determined Youth Conference

Lore Family Ministry of Songs, Sermons and Seminars Continues with Determined Youth Conference

Portsmouth, Ohio  The Lore Family hosted their 2nd annual Determined Youth Conference on November 11th, in Franklin Furnace, Ohio. There were around 300 in attendance with nearly 20 churches represented. Attendees heard inspirational speakers, encouraging music and a challenge to be “determined” in their walk with Christ.

The evening kicked off with worship music, led by Fayth and Samuel Lore. Keynote speakers of the conference were Micah Schweinsberg, Brian Baer, Darren Lore and C.T. Townsend.

The culmination of the conference resulted in the alters being lined, and 14 teenagers making the life changing decision to acknowledge they had asked Jesus to save them, as they begin their life with Christ.

When asked about the Determined Youth Conference, Samuel Lore said, “I really feel that many lives were changed for the better at Determined. Every speaker gave valuable knowledge on real-life topics and situations we all will most likely face. Many teenagers left being determined to have a closer commitment and relationship to Christ.”

Fayth Lore added, “We believe that the topics spoke on, and the spirit felt at the conference will have a life-time impact on those who attended. Our family has such a burden for the younger generation. We believe that God is raising an army of soldiers of the cross. We want to be an encouragement to young people, to serve God with all of their heart. Because, a life surrendered to Christ, is a life of overflowing abundance.”

The Lore Family also hosted a Determined Youth Conference in South Carolina in 2015. They plan on facilitating future events, and encourage those interested in having one in their area to contact the Lore Family by phone at 740-935-1188 or by email at thelorefamily@aol.com.

To see more pictures from Determined Youth Conference ’16, go to https://www.facebook.com/fayth.lore/videos/vb.100000384628064/1237527786270030/?type=3&theater.

More information on the Lore Family Ministries can be found at www.thelorefamilyministries.com.


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Sunday Sermon: Kerry Shook

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on October 8, 2016 – 10:56 pm -

Sunday Sermon: Kerry Shook

Sunday Sermon: Kerry Shook

Woodlands Church was founded in 1993 by eight people, including Pastor Kerry Shook. Today, the church has grown to multiple sites, with an average attendance of 18,000 every weekend.
Woodlands believes church should be “The Best Hour of Your Week,” and strives to provide an entertaining sermon which grabs the listener’s attention. His podcasts are based off his Sunday sermon, so roughly four are available for each month, going back to the start of 2013.


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Sunday Sermon: Brian Houston

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on September 17, 2016 – 10:46 pm -

Sunday Sermon: Brian Houston

Sunday Sermon: Brian Houston

Sunday Sermon

For more information about Brian Houston please visit http://hil.so/bchinfo or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or his website – http://twitter.com/BrianCHouston | http://www.facebook.com/pastorbrianho… | http://brianchouston.com


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Sunday Sermon: Dr Jack Graham

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 30, 2016 – 10:55 pm -

Sunday Sermon: Dr Jack Graham

Sunday Sermon: Dr Jack Graham

PowerPoint Ministries is the radio and television broadcast ministry of Dr. Jack Graham in Plano, Texas. Dr.Jack Graham is the pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, one of the nation’s largest, most dynamic congregations.
When Dr.Jack Graham came to Prestonwood in 1989, the 8,000-member congregation responded enthusiastically to his straightforward message and powerful preaching style. #JackGraham


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Please Stand In Prayer With Nikki Ellison

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 27, 2016 – 5:15 pm -

Please Stand In Prayer With Nikki Ellison

Please Stand In Prayer With Nikki Ellison

From Nikki Ellison: So broken so crushed reports came it is stage 3 they are preparing to put port on sometimes tomorrow Oncologists will give us further directions tomorrow We still know God is in control we know there’s a reason for this even tho we don’t unerstand why and even tho right now at this point we want to scream out why but we know it’s not ours to question God So we ask to Please continue to Pray for us all.

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CT Townsend: God did it!!

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on July 27, 2016 – 8:24 am -

CT Townsend: God did it!!

CT Townsend: God did it!!

Darnell has been coming to the tent revival in Burlington, NC for days. Brother CT Townsend has been praying for him to be saved. Guess what? God did it!!
Do you have lost loved ones? Will you pray for them to be saved?
God is still in the saving business!

#‎BurlingtonRevival‬

 


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