I first heard of Kathy Troccoli at a Women of Faith (WOF) weekend in Oklahoma City several years ago. At that time, she was a fairly regular speaker at WOF conferences but I no longer see her listed on the speakers roster. She is a wonderful speaker, very open about her life. I loved her voice, deep and sweet. When she sings I get the feeling the audience falls away and she is having a conversation with her Lord and Savior. My favorite song by Kathy is You Are Awesome in This Place, but I haven’t found a video to share with you. The following is Help Me God, a live performance (there’s an ad but you can skip it right away – just ignore the loud first couple of seconds – it’s worth it). Enjoy.
Most Christians, if not all, have given some serious thought to Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Jesus, all for 30 pieces of silver – or perhaps for a reason you haven’t thought of. Jesus knew what Judas would do and made him one of the twelve disciples nevertheless. Judas had a ministry. Think of that. There must be a lesson to be learned here, other than betrayal of someone close to you, let alone the Son of God, will change your life forever if you fail to do the right thing. as Judas failed to do. What is the lesson for you and for me and might Judas have a role to play in end times?
Carl Middleton, my favorite Christian blogger, and one of the finest Bible teachers I’ve encountered, has some thoughts about Judas Iscariot that may raise your eyebrows or make the hairs on your arm stand at attention. I have to admit, I didn’t envision Judas anywhere in the future. Carl says he is ‘speculating,’ but Carl always uses scriptures to support what he has so carefully thought-out. All of his weekly posts are thought provoking but this is one of the most intriguing. Read it all here, at GOD’S ANSWER is Always Jesus. Here’s a snippet:
From Adam to Moses … when you died, you stayed dead. I remind you once again, this is onlyspeculation and personal opinion … but the scriptures I am going to present … alludes to that opinion.
God raised Moses physically from the dead and brought him back to be one of the two witnesses in Revelation 11:3-12; the other being Elijah … both of whom were with Jesus and witnessed His transfiguration in Matthew 17:2-3, Mark 9:2-4, as well as here in Luke 9:28-31 … (edited)