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SGN Scoops Pastors’ Corner with Eric Bennett of Triumphant

Written by Staff on June 7, 2015 – 8:37 am -

Eric Bennett

Eric Bennett

For this edition of Pastors’ Corner, we welcome Eric Bennett from Triumphant Quartet. Eric was formerly a Pastor of a Baptist Church, so we felt he was well qualified for this Pastors’ Corner series on “The Importance of Music in the Life of a Christian.” We trust you will enjoy his blog.

 

TD Jakes once said that anyone can praise the Lord, but true worship can only come from someone in whom God has done a supernatural work. (1 Peter 2:19,20: “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an Holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should show forth the wonderful acts of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.)
I agree with Brother Jakes. True heart-felt worship can only come from someone
who has experienced the hand of God working in their life; someone that God has delivered; someone that God has set free.

Joshua 4:19-24, tells the story of when the children of Israel set up 12 stones as a reminder of what God had done in their life. Most all lyrics in Southern Gospel music reflect on what God has done, either on the cross or something He’s done in our personal life. Whether it is Chris Allman’s, “I Could Never Praise Him Enough,” or Bill Gaither’s, “Jesus We Just Want To Thank You,” which if I were you, I would do myself a favor and look this song up on Youtube and watch the Cathedrals video of this. It’ll make you want to shout “Glory” as George would say! All these songs remind us of the goodness of God.

For me personally, I can sit and listen to songs like these and be reminded of all the things God has done for me. I am so very thankful for salvation, my wife, family, my GRANDKIDS, house, job, health, friends, and on and on. We all have so much to thank God for.

2015 SGNScoops Magazine

2015 SGNScoops Magazine

I think music either helps you focus on God or takes your focus off God. The importance of listening to Christian music is that it brings our attention to the One who gave us the breath that we breathe, another good reason to thank Him!

If we could get our mind off who is singing and get it on WHO is being sung about, we could experience true worship. Some of my best times with The Lord are not at church, concerts, or singings. Some of my best times with the Lord are driving the bus at 3am in morning or in my truck, listening to Christian music. God shows up and here we go!

Music will never take the place of Bible Study and Prayer time with God. But, it can truly keep our minds on Him. (Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.)

The world has so much noise today. Why wouldn’t a follower of Christ want to keep focused on Him all day long?! What better way to do that than listening to music that speaks of Him?

If you don’t already, I would suggest that you start listening to Christian music either on radio or by CD. Listen to the lyrics. Be reminded of all the things God has done in your life. Be reminded of “I once was lost but now I’m found, I once was blind but now I see.” If you do, I think you will experience true worship, you will keep focused on Him and I think your day will be so much brighter!
Written by Eric Bennett of Triumphant Quartet

First published by SGN Scoops digital magazine in December 2014. For current issues, visit SGN Scoops mainpage.


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Candi’s Catch-ups: Greenbrier Quartet Festival

Written by Staff on June 2, 2015 – 10:49 am -

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By Candi Combs

Daywind Music Group Hosts Greenbrier Quartet Festival 2015

Amongst the snow-topped mountains of White Sulphar Springs,West Virginia, Daywind Music Group held the first Greenbrier Quartet Festival at the extraordinary Greenbrier Resort. The event drew attendees from New Jersey to Florida and even a few Canadians. This endeavor marked an inaugural attempt by Scott Godsey and Daywind to host a multi-day event at a luxury resort. This geographic location is very different from the typical Southern Gospel venues that fans are accustomed to attending.

Artists panel

Artists panel

The Greenbrier welcomed each person with a smile and a large sweet tea! From that point forward, everything was presented on a whole new level. Even the seats in the concert hall were velvet covered while multiple stations in the room held pitchers of ice-chilled water.

Tribute Quartet, led by Gary Casto, started off the first night with their usual flair and energetic music. The lively group performed many charting songs and favorites, including, “Homesick Angel” and “Good News From Jerusalem,” featuring Josh Singletary. Read more »


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Wednesday Afternoon Prayer Focus: The Key to Everything

Written by Staff on May 6, 2015 – 12:31 pm -

StowTown Records and Triumphant celebrate the release of 'Living In Harmony'

Triumphant Quartet

We have had such a great response from our SGN Scoops’ friends that we are posting a double Prayer feature today. We hope that these comments touch your heart and increase your faith.

Remember, today’s prayer verse is: Today’s Bible verse: “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16KJV)

Clayton Inman

Clayton Inman

Clayton Inman of the Triumphant Quartet, says that prayer is the key:

Prayer is, no doubt, key to everything that transpires in my daily life. Everyone gets busy. I know it doesn’t sound holy, but I do too. So much so, if I don’t begin my day in His word and prayer, everything becomes stressful and fleeting. I think this quote was attributed to Martin Luther, though it’s not found in his writings: “I have so much to do today that, if I don’t spend at least three hours in prayer, I would never get it all done.”

 

jason runnelsJason Runnels of Jason Runnels Ministries shares one very direct answer to prayer:

When thinking about prayer, I could go on and on about the goodness of God and how He has answered prayers for me over and over. However, one prayer in particular comes not from me, but from my mom. This month of May marks the six year anniversary of her death.

Ten years prior to that, mom was diagnosed with cancer. When the doctors found the cancer she was told she had a year at best to live. Mom looked at the doctors and said, “Well Doc, you don’t have the final say in that! I am praying that God will give me ten years so I can see my grand babies grow up.” We began to pray along with her, and she claimed it in Jesus name.

When Mom passed away, she was two months shy of ten years! I promise God is real and He truly answers prayer!

My prayer closet is usually while I am driving at night. My family typically goes to bed or sits back on the couch watching tv, so I have alone time with God. But, I try to always start my day with prayer before I ever get started. I thank God for another day to serve Him and spend with my family.

What does prayer mean to you? Have you had some obvious answers to prayer, that could only have been God? Email us at lorraine@sgnscoops.com


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Okeechobee Hosts Bill Bailey Presents concert with Triumphant, Gold City

Written by Staff on March 11, 2015 – 12:16 pm -

bb3Bill Bailey Presents Quartet Night in Okeechobee, Florida, with Triumphant and Gold City Quartets on Saturday, March 14. No Tickets Required! There will be a request for a $10 donation at the door. A love offering will be received during the concert. For more information, visit Bill Bailey Concerts website.

Triumphant and Gold City are both award winning quartets with many years in the Southern Gospel industry. Triumphant’s website says, “Jesus Christ is the focus of Triumphant. He is the reason they sing, and these four gentlemen stay consistent and steadfast in their goal of giving their very best in all they do and every song sung.”For more information on Triumphant, visit HERE.

Gold City’s website states, “Each member of Gold City is talented and dedicated to sharing the good news of the gospel through songs with encouraging and challenging lyrics, presented in an exciting performance on stage. Each man is committed to moving forward and taking Gold City even further than it has gone before. Remaining true to the heritage of the legacy of the past 30-plus years, Gold City continue to build on the great foundation that has already been established.” For more information on Gold City, click on their website HERE.


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Bill Bailey Presents Quartet Night in Fort Myers!

Written by Staff on March 11, 2015 – 12:02 pm -

bb2Bill Bailey Presents Quartet Night in Fort Myers, Florida, with Triumphant and Gold City Quartets on Friday, March 13. No Tickets Required! There will be a request for a $10 donation at the door. A love offering will be received during the concert. For more information, visit Bill Bailey Concerts website.

Triumphant and Gold City are both award winning quartets with many years in the Southern Gospel industry. For more information on Triumphant, visit HERE. For more information on Gold City, click on their website HERE.


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Triumphant and Gold City to appear at Bill Bailey Presents concert in Leesburg Florida

Written by Staff on March 11, 2015 – 11:50 am -

bb1Bill Bailey Presents Quartet Night in Leesburg, Florida, with Triumphant and Gold City Quartets on Thursday, March 12. No Tickets Required! For more information, visit Bill Bailey Concerts website.

Triumphant and Gold City are both award winning quartets with many years in the Southern Gospel industry. For more information on Triumphant, visit HERE. For more information on Gold City, click on their website HERE.


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Jason Crabb to appear at JACKSON SINGS THE GOSPEL

Written by Staff on March 10, 2015 – 12:40 pm -

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Bill Bailey and Josh Franks present Jackson Sings The Gospel on July 15-18 in Jackson, TN.

Artists include: Mark Lowry, Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, The Martins, Josh and Ashley Franks, Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, Legacy Five, Jason Crabb, Triumphant Quartet, Jeff and Sheri Easter, The Perrys, The Guardians, Ivan Parker, Gold City, Brian Free and Assurance, The McKameys, Karen Peck and New River, the Bowling Family, Michael English, The Nelons.

Tickets on sales now. For information go to Bill Bailey Concerts.


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Triumphant Quartet and Soul’d Out Quartet appear at Gospel Winterfest

Written by Staff on March 9, 2015 – 2:27 pm -

 

Triumphant Quartet

Triumphant Quartet

KNOXVILLE, TN – For the third straight year, New Destiny Productions brought back the best combination of quartets for Gospel Winterfest: the award-winning Triumphant Quartet and Soul’d Out Quartet together on stage at Wallace Memorial Baptist Church in Knoxville, TN.

   
Soul'd Out

Soul’d Out

Soul’d Out Quartet from Georgetown, OH opened the concert after Russ Woolard, President of New Destiny Productions, opened with a great song, “Holy Spirit Come In This Place.”  After a few songs, Matt Rankin, founder and owner of Soul’d Out who started the group in 2004, introduced the members of the group: Michael Howard, piano and Dusty Barrett, tenor have been with the group for seven

Matt Rankin

Matt Rankin

years. Former lead for the Kingsmen Quartet, Bryan Hutson joined the group three-and-a-half years ago and sings lead, and Ian Owen, bass, joined two-and-a-half years ago. Matt writes most of the songs that the group sings.

 
The fan favorite Southern Gospel male quartet, Triumphant, was up next. Since their beginning 13 years ago at the Louise Mandrell Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN, Triumphant has won dozens of awards nationally, as well as receiving Grammy and Dove nominations. They have also had the opportunity to sing at Carnegie Hall. They opened with the song, “We Will Remember,” as well as many more from their repertoire, to the appreciation of the attendees.
Eric Bennett, bass and spokesman for the group, introduced the members of the group.  The only change in the group since its inception has been the piano

Ian Owen

Ian Owen

player.  The four vocalists are the original members. Eric and David Sutton, tenor for the group, have been standing on stage together for 20 years.  They were members of Kingdom Heirs until Triumphant was formed.  They added Clayton Inman, lead, to the group, who had sung for several groups including Won by One, and Scott Inman, baritone, who is also a prolific songwriter.  The group was close to home, so their families were there and were introduced to the audience.

 
The concert ended after a little over three hours with both groups on stage singing, ‘When The Trumpet Sounds.”
North Metro Gospel Singings will present a similar event  May 30 – 6:00 pm at Shiloh Hills Baptist Church, Kennesaw, GA with the same two groups. We encourage all Gospel fans in the area to come out,

David Sutton and Scotty Inman

David Sutton and Scotty Inman

expecting a great evening of song and ministry!

For more information on Soul’d Out, visit their website HERE.
For more on Triumphant Quartet, click on their website HERE.
Written by Robert York for SGN Scoops.
Clayton Inman and Eric Bennett

Clayton Inman and Eric Bennett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soul'd Out Quartet and Triumphant Quartet

Soul’d Out Quartet and Triumphant Quartet

 


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Shiloh Hills North Metro Gospel Singing with Triumphant Quartet and Soul’d Out Quartet

Written by Staff on March 6, 2015 – 9:08 am -

concertDon’t miss the next North Metro Gospel Singing at Shiloh Hills with Triumphant Quartet and Soul’d Out Quartet!

This event will take place on May 30 at 6:00pm at Shiloh Hills Baptist Church in Kennesaw Georgia.

Tickets are $20 before May 15 and $25 after May 15. Tickets may be ordered by mail. For more information email Robert York at bobbyyork2003@yahoo.com

For more information on Triumphant Quartet click HERE

For more information on Soul’d Out Quartet click HERE

Shiloh Hills Baptist Church is located at 75 Hawkins Store Rd, Kennesaw GA

 


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Greenbrier Quartet Festival: Daywind Music Group brings Quartet Music to the prestigious Greenbrier Resort

Written by Staff on March 6, 2015 – 8:22 am -

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Hendersonville, Tenn. (March 5,2015) Daywind Music Group brings quartet music to the prestigious Greenbrier Resort on March 9th-11th, 2015. Quartet fans from across North America will gather in White Sulphur Springs, WV to take part of this three-day event.  The inaugural DMG Concerts event will feature performances from Legacy Five, Brian Free & Assurance, Tribute, and the Blackwood Brothers, as well as Gold City, Kingsmen, Triumphant Quartet and Guardians, and special appearances by Gene McDonald, Jay Parrack and Paul Heil from the Gospel Greats radio show. Fans will enjoy quartet music from the most awarded quartets on the road today, as well as impromptu scrap iron quartets, and the premier of Quartet Night Across America.​
The Greenbrier is an award-winning resort located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. As a National Historic landmark, The Greenbrier’s classic architecture, exquisite interior design, carefully sculpted landscape, impeccable service and outstanding amenities have hosted distinguished guests from around the world since 1778.For more information, call 1.800.635.9581 or visit dmgconcerts.com, or click on the picture above.


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