Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!

All Things New
Dr. Kenneth C. Hill

Bible Reading:  2 Corinthians 5:14 - 21
Bible Text:   Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”   2 Corinthians 5:17
What a wonderful truth we discover in this passage of God’s Word! 
No longer must we be bound with the fetters of sins committed in the distant past.  No more will we be shackled by the terrors of the memory of past deeds.  It is impossible to be burdened by the past if we are followers of Christ Jesus.
The words are plain and simple.  If you are in Christ then you are a new creature.  You, as a follower of Christ, have become something totally different.  You are a new creation.  You have been changed from a sinner to a saint, from a vagabond seeking shelter from the difficulties of life to a child of God who is a home with the Heavenly Father and under His protection.
Further, all of the old things are gone, completely gone.  And we have all things that are new.  These new things in our life are without the stain of sin. 
When we place our faith in Christ Jesus and follow Him, we are freed from the past and are become new creatures of God’s grace. 
Christ makes saints of sinners.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

God's Gift

God’s Gift

Bible Reading: Matthew 1:18 - 25

Bible Text: Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable (indescribable) gift. 2 Corinthians 9:15

The shepherds in the hills around Bethlehem were told the news by the angels. Mary and Joseph cared for the infant Christ in the stable. The shepherds visited and then left them rejoicing and telling everyone about the Christ Child. Mary kept all these things in her heart.

For many that is the story of Christmas. But it does not end there.

Christ Jesus, the very Son of Almighty God, was sent to this earth as a baby to be the perfect sacrifice for our sin. He came to die for you and for me so we could be forgiven and have a relationship with God the Father through God the Son, Jesus Christ.

In 2 Corinthians this is what the Apostle Paul was writing about when he gave thanks to God for the gift that was without comprehension. The greatest gift ever given is Christ Jesus.

Have you received the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ?

"Hark, now hear the angels sing,
A newborn King today,
And man will live forevermore,
Because of Christmas day."
- Jester Joseph Hairston

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Christmas Is The Time

Christmas Is The Time
Christmas is the time to think
Of loved ones far and near,
It's the time we get in touch
with all that we hold dear.

Christmas is the time we learn
The price God paid to save us.
Christ was His dear Christmas gift
that in His love He gave us.

This is the time to thank our Lord
for His "amazing grace".
For shedding his own precious blood
And dying in our place.

Christmas is the time to pray
for "peace on earth goodwill toward men",
the world is trembling in its fear,
We pray for Christ to come again.

Christmas is the time to say,
fear not, God has a plan,
He's Creator, Sovereign King
and he controls the ways of man.

Oh, I can't think of Christmas time
without remembering you,
so have a blessed Christmas
and a happy New Year too.

By Mary Z. McHenry
Ron/Barbara Winter
via George Haynes

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Senate Confirms Honorable to FERC

Senate Confirms Honorable to FERC
The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Colette Honorable to join the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Honorable, chairman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission since 2011 and the former president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, will serve out the remainder of a term that ends in June 2017.

FERC Chairman Cheryl A. LaFleur congratulated Honorable on her confirmation:

“Colette brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the important issues we are facing. She and I worked together closely during her time as the President of NARUC, and I very much look forward to continuing that strong relationship when she joins the Commission.”

Friday, December 12, 2014


By Ray Comfort


I said that I would bring you a review on the new “Exodus” movie. Today my friend Scotty told me he went and saw it with his wife last night. So I will give you his thoughts instead:

“I was sorry I watched it, because instead of lifting God high, it diminished Him. Atheist, Ridley Scott made the plagues logical rather than miraculous. God is depicted as a young boy, and he’s a brat. I was sorry that I paid money to support it.”

Scotty saved me from putting my money into the pockets of the blasphemous.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Colette Honorable FERC Hearing

 from David Bradley (December 4 2014) Daily GPI

 Senate Committee Signals Thumbs-Up to Honorable's FERC Nomination

Colette D. Honorable's nomination to become a commissioner at FERC received bipartisan support during a hearing of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Thursday, and members said they hoped to complete the process before the congressional session ends early next month.

"She will be an outstanding member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission...She's honest, she's fair, she listens, she works harder than anyone I've ever seen, and I just think she'll be a great commissioner," said Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR), who, along with Sen. John Boozman (R-AR), introduced Honorable's nomination to the committee. "Just by virtue to Senator Boozman sitting here with me, you see that she has across-the-board support in Arkansas."

President Obama nominated Honorable, chairman of the Arkansas Public Service Commission (PSC), to FERC in August (see Daily GPI, Aug. 29). If confirmed by the Senate, Honorable would replace John Norris, who resigned from FERC effective Aug. 20, nearly three years before his term was due to expire (see Daily GPI, Aug. 8).

Honorable became a PSC commissioner in 2007 and has been chairman since 2011. She also serves as chairman of the board and president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. Before going to the PSC, Honorable served as executive director of the Arkansas Workforce Investment Board in 2007 and worked for Arkansas' then-Attorney General Mike Beebe in various roles, including as his chief of staff. She received a bachelor's degree from Memphis State University and a law degree from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

"If confirmed to serve at FERC, I would continue to build upon the work which I began several years ago in my beloved Arkansas, a place that has taught me so much: to do good, to listen to the opinions of others even when you don't agree, and to respect others and to serve the least of these," Honorable said. "This is an exciting time to work in the energy sector, but it is also a challenging time. I am up for this challenge."

Approval of Honorable's nomination by the committee seems certain, with most senators in attendance Thursday, representing both sides of the aisle, voicing their support.

"This is just a breath of fresh air because you're the first person that's been nominated to FERC that has truly had the experience to do the job that we're asking you to do," said Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). "That's having regulatory experience, being recognized by your peers, having that expertise to bring immediately to something I think is very vulnerable, our grid system, and how we produced reliable, affordable and clean power in a balanced way. I appreciate that and look forward to your taking the reins."

Not present at the hearing was committee chairman Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA), whose reelection campaign remains undecided nearly a month after the general election (see Daily GPI,Nov. 5). Landrieu will face Republican Bill Cassidy in a runoff Saturday. Both Landrieu and Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), who chaired the hearing in her place, have said they support Honorable's nomination.

Consideration of Honorable's nomination had been delayed following the unexpected death of her husband in September (see Daily GPI, Sept. 11).

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Pastor Jack M. Hilton
Bible Evangelical Methodist Church
New Danville, Pennsylvania
Demands A Correct Understanding of Physical and Spiritual Life
Col 2:6-7 “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”
When a person receives Spiritual Life they receive Spiritual Capacity and Sight. The Spiritual Sight enables them to correctly understand that everything they receive physically and spiritually is a gracious bestowment of God.

God Graciously Chose:
1.   The Place and Time of your Conception.
2.   The Two People who would be your biological parents.
3.   To Allow your conception and birth.
4.   Every part of your physical design and natural abilities.
5.   To Allow all the events and experiences in your Life to this point, whether you consider
     them good or bad.
6.   To Awaken and Convict you of Sin and Call you to Christ For Salvation.
7.   To Provide all your needs both physical and spiritual.
8.   To Always work that which is best for you and to bring Honor and Glory to His name.

When a Christian matures enough to understand God’s work and blessing, they are able to develop a right attitude concerning what God has blessed them with and are capable of proper Thanksgiving in Word and Action.

Scriptural Christian Thanksgiving
Col 3:17 “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”
As the Holy Spirit gains control of the spirit of man, He gives understanding of the great truths of God’s Word and man is able to understand God’s abundant blessings and the reason for those blessings. With the understanding and heartfelt gratitude produced by the Holy Spirit and the understanding of God’s Word, the Christian will experience an “Attitude of Gratitude” and express heartfelt Thanksgiving.

   1. A Special Attitude and Action
Col 2:6-7 “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.”
Col 3:15-16 “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.
As the Christian prays and studies the Word of God, the Holy Spirit works within their spirit, growing and developing Spiritual Fruit within the soul. As the Spiritual Fruit matures, the Christian’s thoughts, imaginations and attitudes are changed and molded to conform to God’s Word and Will. When the Christian’s thoughts are influenced and controlled by the Word of God, their Words and Actions will reflect their thoughts, imaginations and attitudes.


   2. A Continuous Activity
Eph 5:20Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;”
When there is proper understanding of God and His provision, the thinking about and attitude toward God and His provision will produce heartfelt Gratitude that will produce Words and Actions of Thanksgiving. Since this is a State of Being, the Words and Actions will be natural and continuous. The mature Christian who experiences the Fruit of the Spirit in his life will be able to “Give Thanks Always for All Things.”

   3. Exhibited in Word and Action
Col 3:17 “And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.”
The only means for man to reveal what he is thinking and feeling is through Words and Actions. If there is no real Attitude of Gratitude within the heart, the Words and Actions will eventually Reveal the true state of the heart.


I pray your Thanksgiving Day will be the beginning of a complete new life of “Thanks living”!!!!

I pray the LORD provides the Grace, Wisdom and Guidance that every thought, intention, word and action would honor and glorify HIM!!!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Remembering Robert David Cupit, Jr. of Natchez, Mississippi

I became a friend of Bob Cupit when I hired him to manage the first radio station that I owned - KVLA 1400AM in Vidalia, Louisiana.   He was a musician, vocalist, disc jockey, and radio station manager, and more!  He is missed.  Pray for the family.

Remembering Robert David Cupit, Jr.

Graveside Services for Robert David Cupit, Jr., 77 of Natchez, MS will be held at Highland Park Cemetery, Sicily Island on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 3:00 PM with Rev. Glenn Hargill officiating. The family will receive friends at Young’s Funeral Home, Ferriday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Interment will follow under the direction of Young’s Funeral Home.

Robert David Cupit, Jr. was born on Friday, February 5, 1937 in Natchez, MS and passed away Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Riverland Medical Center in Ferriday.

Mr. Cupit was preceded in death by his wife, Lou Anna “Lagrange” Cupit; R.D. Cupit, Sr. and Theda Mae “Benge” Cupit; daughter, Theda M. Cupit; brothers: Earl Cupit, Don Cupit, Danny Cupit; and sister, Betty Glascock.

Survivors include daughter, Pam Smith of Jonesville, LA; son, Robert D. Cupit, III of Natchez, MS and sister, Shirley Lovette of Pasadena, Texas. He is also survived by 5 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.