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Exodus to release “Behold the Lamb” video

Written by Staff on August 2, 2017 – 3:02 pm -

Exodus to release video for "Behold The Lamb"

Exodus to release video for “Behold The Lamb”

Exodus members Mike Watson, Susan Brady, Mary Scott and Cole Watson, from Gadsden, Alab., just released their new single, “Behold The Lamb,” to Southern Gospel radio.  The group has now made a new video to be released shortly.

 

“Behold The Lamb,” written by group member Brady and Phil Cross, is a beautiful, powerful ballad that features Cole.

 

Exodus releases Behold The Lamb on video

Cole Watson is featured on Behold the Lamb

Brady tells SGNScoops: “God loved His creation (man) so much He was willing to send His darling Son to be the last sacrificial Lamb ever needed again. When John the Baptist spoke these words in John 1:29 ‘ Behold The Lamb of God which taketh Away the sin of the world’, it was a proclamation, identifying who Jesus was and what He was going to do!

“I love the truth in these words John spoke and wanted to write about them. Phil Cross and I wrote ‘Behold the Lamb.’ Phil said he loves the connection between John the Baptist and the Lord. When you listen to the words ‘Behold the Lamb’…it is a call to worship, to praise the Lord Jesus Christ who came to where we are… so we could go to Him.”
The video and single were produced by Cross, who talks about the anthem in the video below.

The new video will debut on Facebook, tomorrow night August 3, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern, 6:00 p.m. Central.

Visit Exodus on Facebook.

Visit Phil Cross on Facebook.

ExodusAbout Exodus:

We became Exodus after lots of prayer. We all go to church together and that is how it started. Our pastor James O. Wallace asked Mary to sing “There Rose a Lamb” for Easter 2011. We were not for sure how the harmony would sound. Mike sang with his mom and dad for years and Susan with her family, Mary sang bluegrass/southern gospel. When we got together to practice over the song, it was amazing the harmony. It was not just the harmony though, God met with us and God used that song, on Easter, for His Glory and Honor. Praise God for His willingness to come and die for sinners like Exodus. We knew then, that it was something special. Our main goal in the beginning is for God to use us to Honor Him, that still stands today. The name “Exodus” came originally from Susan. Mary and Mike were both skeptical, but after praying and studying it, it was perfect for us. We were in bondage of sin, just like the children of Israel. We were both delivered from that bondage. We exited out of bondage and now awaiting that mass exodus that will take place pretty soon for those who have been gloriously saved from the bondage of sin, from death and hell. Praise God for His grace and mercy.

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Jesus Christ: A Life for Love

Written by Staff on April 15, 2017 – 10:55 am -

Would you drive 1,000 miles to have dinner with a complete stranger? Could you spare 72 hours of your time to help someone in need? Would you risk your life in an attempt to rescue an individual who sought to murder you?

While these complex scenarios may sound somewhat outrageous, they truly pale in comparison to the sacrifice Jesus Christ made to show his love toward us. Jesus gave his life for every single person on this planet. Why did he go to such lengths? He gave his life for love.

When I think about love, I am reminded of the unconditional love my Dad has for me. He would do anything to ensure my safety and contentment.

Additionally, I think of the times I have spent with family and friends, enjoying fellowship together. I even recall the special unexpected gifts I have been given from friends all around the world. Small tokens of their love for me, yet they are items I will treasure always.

Every day, we constantly strive to show our love toward one another, with the ultimate hope that we will be loved in return. Yet with all of our loving gestures bestowed upon family and friends, we cannot even begin to scratch the surface of the love of Jesus Christ.

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SGN Scoops’ Fast Five with the Bates Family

Written by Staff on November 9, 2015 – 9:57 am -

Bates Family

Bates Family

Welcome to SGN Scoops’ Fast Five! This week we welcome the Bates Family. This lively trio has been heating up the Southern Gospel airwaves with “Jesus On The Mainline.” But this group is about more than just great music; each one has a story to tell that illustrates the abiding love and care of Jesus Christ. Read on and get acquainted with the Bates Family!

 

imageSGN: Hi, Bates Family! Can you tell us a bit about yourselves?

Tim Bates: The Bates Family has been on the road since July of 1985. We play between 75 to 100 dates a year up and down the eastern seaboard. Since we all still work full time jobs, it’s really hard to do any more than that right now. We have had moderate success in Gospel music as writers and producers with nine radio hits to our credit in the Singing News, SGN Scoops and the Christian Voice. We just really love working in all aspects of ministry. It’s a lot of hard work, but the reward is so gratifying when you see your music touching so many people.

 

SGN: Please tell us about your latest release to radio. What kind of response have you received from the listeners?

Tim: “Jesus On The Mainline,” is being very well received everywhere we go. People are loving it! I think the reason is really simple. It’s familiar to the listener and it is so much fun to sing. This past weekend in VA we brought the pastor up to sing bass with us. The people just went crazy. Not to mention, it was so fun recording it. We actually brought in a black choir and they killed it! We are thrilled radio is liking it too; that really means so much to us.

 

SGN: Please introduce us to your group members.

imageBates Family: Our group members is kinda like a melting pot of experiences with having a God Encounter at some point in our lives. We’ll start with Tim.Tim was shot in the chest when he was four years old.The bullet severed an artery in his heart in two, powder burned his lungs and damaged his voice box. The doctors said that if he lived through it, he would never talk above a whisper. Today, Tim is regarded as having one of the strongest voices in the Gospel music field. He has also been blessed with the gift of songwriting, having the opportunity to write with some of America’s most talented writers, and having the privilege of artists recording his material. Tim is also an evangelist, holding conferences, youth camps, along with the Bates’ extensive touring schedule.

I’m LaDonna Bates (Tim’s wife). Back when we were expecting Laykin our daughter, we had received some bad news from the doctors telling us that she would be born with some sort of deformity and may even have a form of Down Syndrome because she was so tiny. They highly encouraged me to abort the pregnancy and start over in time.

Naturally, I cried and Tim and I held on to the promise that God was giving us this baby. No matter how she turned out, God would equip us to handle any situation. They warned us when it was time to have her that she may not cry. Well, she came out wailing and hasn’t stopped crying! We took her for annual check up the first year and the doctor had her file there. He just kept looking at her, then at the file. Several times this went on, then he finally took off his glasses and told us that according to her file she should’ve never made it. But she did and she’s healthy as any little girl could be. He said without a doubt that she is a miracle baby. Today Laykin is seven years old and loves singing at least one song a night.

Heather Meade is the latest vocal addition to the group and her testimony of second chances is so powerful.

Heather say, “I grew up in church and we were there whenever the church doors were open. I remember listening to all of the revival
Preachers and evangelists that would come. I always wished for a testimony like they gave; these big, powerful, life changing testimonies of what God had done for them or others they had encountered. My Mama would always say, ‘Be careful what you ask God, cause you just might get it.’

“I had been married one-and-a-half years when we found out we were expecting our first little boy. We were more than thrilled and loved preparing for his arrival. At right about 36 weeks, I began having some severe issues with the pregnancy. The doctors discovered I had a rare form of toxemia called ‘HELLP Syndrome,’and I would have to stay in the hospital until the baby was born. Now, I had strayed from God a few years before and was not in fellowship with Him as I should have been. Little did I know that He would use this to get me back.

image“It turned out that I would have to be induced immediately and I was not permitted an epidural. After 25 hours of labor, our sweet little boy was born at 9lbs., 15oz., perfectly healthy. However, I was not. I got to spend maybe 20 minutes with him over the next week and a half. After he was born, I began to hemorrhage and it got to the point where they called a chaplain in along with my family. This was after it was determined that I would have to have emergency surgery to try and stop the hemorrhage and the doctors weren’t sure they’d be able to.

“I remember being wheeled down the hall to the OR, no longer being able to see in color (due to blood loss), and it hit me that I was not where I should be with the Lord! That was the most scared I have ever been in my life! I remember having to give my wedding rings to my husband, not knowing if I’d ever see him or my newborn son ever again, and being more scared that if I died I would NOT wake up in Heaven! Why I didn’t repent right then, I don’t know, but He did. Everything is perfect in God’s time and He ordained every step of this journey. His grace allowed me a second chance.

“He woke me up after that surgery, when there was MUCH doubt that I would. He spared me and not long after, my husband and I both walked the aisle. I rededicated and my husband was saved that day.

“You know, being only 21, I figured I had plenty of time to come back to God. He gave me the knowledge that our next BREATH is not guaranteed and not to take time for granted. I’m so thankful that He not only spared me, but gave me the desire of my heart: to sing and minister for Him. Thank GOD for His merciful grace!”

 

SGN: What are some of your goals as Gospel music artists?

Tim: We would really like to get into some new areas to share our ministry, and also just keep working hard on our craft and try to get better in everything we do. All we have ever wanted is to be an example of what ministry is….LOVING PEOPLE.

 

SGN: What is some advice you would give to new artists?
Tim: I would say first and foremost make sure it’s a God thing not a you thing. Second, make sure you have the right people around your ministry that have Godly integrity and character to help advance your ministry to different levels. We have had so many people through the years that have helped us that had these qualities; we just wouldn’t be who we are today with out their perspective and influence. Third, please understand that it’s tough being on the road and not everyone is cut out for it. You will give more than you take and the sacrifices will be great at times, but the rewards are out of this world. And last but not least, remember this a ministry; the finances will always follow the anointing. People want to see your sermon, not hear it, and they will give to a ministry that has moved them.

For more on The Bates Family, visit thei website or contact them at timbatesmusic@hotmail.com. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us today on the Fast Five!

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My, You Look So Pretty Today! Wisdom from Dusty Wells

Written by Staff on October 18, 2015 – 8:30 am -

Kenna West, Tana Rogers, Stan Whitmire, Dusty Wells

Kenna West, Tana Rogers, Stan Whitmire, Dusty Wells

“My, you look so pretty today!” I am fairly certain that opening line may have gotten your attention, and hopefully you are reading this and you will continue to read my rambling thoughts to the very end. If not, oh well, you will miss the last great line that has your name written throughout it.

That opening line, with six simple words stating, My, you look so pretty today, can bring about so much joy, sunshine and security to a person. It can make one hold their head high and walk in such strength.  Of course we have all heard for years, that words and actions can either speak life or death to you. I truly do believe this. I strive to practice it and I will preach it until the day I am called home to be with Jesus. We, my friends – yes, you and me – we do have the power of life and death in our tongue.

Donna King, Devin McGlamery, Anthony Facello, Dusty Wells, Paul Harkey

Donna King, Devin McGlamery, Anthony Facello, Dusty Wells, Paul Harkey

As a child who was raised in a home with several abusive stepfathers, my day-to-day life was often filled with all kinds of verbal and mental abuse. I was told many times horrible and hateful things about my appearance, my clumsiness, my nose, my sensitivity, my lack of knowledge in sports, my creativity, and as much as I hate to admit it, the list goes on and on. Those words, actions and such pushed me into some dark lonely places and caused me to question so much about me and who I was. For years, even after I became a Christian at 14, the lack of affirmation and encouragement plagued me and I made many wrong choices and decisions that did nothing but take me down some dark lonely paths. Even though I began to know and understand how much God loved me, created me and was there for me, there would still be those haunting doubts and insecurities trying to rule and reign over my world.

Thank God, He always has a plan and His ways are far greater than ours. He began to place many people in my life who began to speak words of life over me. I would walk into church after having experienced some verbal abuse or being made fun of, and there would be someone so special, like sweet and tender 85-year-old Sister Foos, and she would come out of her way to give me a hug, tell me how nice I looked, compliment me on my wild looking hippy tie (it was the 70’s of course), and then she would tuck a dollar in my hand to make sure I had money for a coke. She was planting good in my life.

Kelly Nelon Clark, Dusty Wells, Karen Peck Gooch

Kelly Nelon Clark, Dusty Wells, Karen Peck Gooch

So many other faithful friends through the past 40 years have spoken life over me with their words and actions, and yes, of course I have had others who have tried to speak death and junk. However, I decided I would choose to believe the good and not focus on the bad, unless it was something that I could learn and grow from, constructive criticism or just words of advice. All it takes is us speaking to someone and telling them how loved, how valuable they are, how hard they work, how much God loves and adores them, how their sensitivity is a gift, how strong they are in their faith, how talented they are with the gifts God has given them. Just words that will build them up and help them in what they have been entrusted with.

Yes, it all sounds so simple and maybe this little note is just a reminder to all of us once again that we can help others with our words and actions. I love the scripture, Psalms 139, where it says that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. What amazing words of affirmation and encouragement those are, and what a gift that we can share those words with others.

So take a look around you, a really long eye-to-eye look around you, and see who you can speak life to. You never know the impact you have on someone’s life by sharing heart and words that will help bring life and energy.

Call me Mr. Positive, that’s always words of life to me. And I want to tell you today that: “YOU, my friend, are so loved, so valuable, and you are the apple of His eye and His plans are for you to prosper in all ways.”

Now that is truth, and that brings life even to me, as I tell it once again. Because His truth lives on and on and on.

August 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

August 2015 SGNScoops Magazine

By Dusty Wells

First published by SGN Scoops digital magazine in August 2015.

Read Dusty’s latest column in the October 2015 SGN Scoops digital magazine.

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PAULA WHITE SHARES HOPE FOR TODAY

Written by SGN Scoops Staff on February 21, 2014 – 4:02 pm -

White(Orlando, FL) The ministry of Paula White has encouraged millions of people around the world through her profound and dynamic teaching. Whether speaking through the medium of television, radio, live events, and her highly engaged social media platforms, the powerful message of hope, through Jesus Christ, that Paula delivers transforms lives and empowers people every single day.

 

Now, in a partnership with PodcastOne, Paula brings her brand new podcast straight to you – your iPad, iPhone, Android device and computer – with the release ofPaula White’s Hope For Today (click here).

 

“Everyone needs to find a place of encouragement, answer and understanding,” Paula shares. “That’s why I’m here to share inspirational stories and messages that will help you learn to overcome life’s obstacles and thrive, rather than just be content with “surviving.”

A brand new podcast is published every week on Wednesday packed with spiritual truths and principles that motivate with encouragement, answers, and understanding. Along with Paula’s passionate teaching, she also features guests offering their insight, wisdom and knowledge.

“I’m so excited to have you join me,” Paula says. “You can overcome and thrive, not just survive, in every area of your life! There isn’t just hope for tomorrow, there is HOPE FOR TODAY!”

The brand-new podcast has landed consistently among the “what’s hot” section of PodCastOne as listeners find the words of wisdom from Paula and her guests as encouragement for their days!

Hope For Today with Paula White is available online at the PodCastOne site, through iPhone and Android platforms.

 

Connect with Paula White:
www.paulawhite.org
www.facebook.com/realpaulawhite
www.twitter.com/Paula_White
www.ndcc.tv
www.podcastone.com/Paula-Whites-Hope-For-Today

 


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