Untold Stories from Ferguson, MO [HuffPost.com]

The Untold Stories in Ferguson, Missouri [HuffPost]

The unfolding events in Ferguson, Missouri have awakened the conscience and debate of the nation over social justice, racism, militarization of the police, and civil rights. Michael Brown, an African-American young adult, was shot multiple times in the street by a police officer (who happened to be a Caucasian male). The disturbing element of the story is how Mike Brown was unarmed and reportedly surrendered with hands up and was still shot. The investigation is ongoing, but the debate and political discourse have placed the United States of America on high alert — our racial and societal issues are still rampant and need to be addressed.

While the stories of police using tear gas and arrests being made are reportedly widely in our media, check out this story from the HuffingtonPost on the untold stories of good happening in Missouri.

Source: Huffington Post [http://www.HuffingtonPost.com]

Holy Week: The Last Supper (“Son of God” Movie)

This Maundy Thursday, we look back at Jesus and His disciples gathering in what has been coined, “The Last Supper”. 

Matthew 26:26-30 (NIV):

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

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Holy Week: “When You Walk Into the Room” (Bryan & Katie Torwalt)

Holy Week reminds us how much Jesus loves us and desires love in return. He will not force us to love Him. But, invites us to walk with Him everyday. With Jesus, everything and anything is possible.

Holy Week Wednesday: A song by Bryan and Katie Torwalt has been resonating in my heart. The song is entitled “When You Walk Into the Room”. Watch the lyric video above and may this song encourage and bless you!

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Holy Week: “Oceans” by Hillsong United (Live at RELEVANT)

Holy Week is a sacred week of remembrance, reflection, worship and celebration. As we celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, may we be reminded of the cost He paid for our sins. As a part of this reflection, I will post videos that are worth checking out in your time of devotion.

TUESDAY | Check out Hillsong United’s “Oceans”:

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Verse #1
You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown, where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep, my faith will stand

Chorus:
And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours, and You are mine

Verse #2
Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You’ve never failed, and You won’t start now

Chorus:
So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours, and You are mine

Bridge:
Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior x 7

Ending:
I will call upon Your name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours, and You are mine
I am Yours, and You are mine
I am Yours, and You are mine
I am Yours, and You are mine

Songwriters
JOEL HOUSTON, MATT CROCKER, SALOMON LIGHTHELM

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

www.hillsong.com/united