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Former drummer for Gary Lewis and The Playboys and The Coasters. Tim has also played with Paul Baloche, Lincoln Brewster, Darlene Zscech and Hillsongs, Jeff Fenholt, SteveCamp among others. Tim founded The Simply Agape Project in 2001 to get free Christian music to the troops. Recordings have been made with Tim, and friends Alex Acuna, Abe Laboriel SR, Justo Almario,Steve Camp , Jared Ming and some wonderful Independant Christian artists.The Somebody Brave CD also features words of encouragment to the soldiers from Pastors, Moms, Dads, and Lt Col Brian Birdwell a Pentegon 9/11 survivor Tim is married to Donna Wirth and has four children Alan 25,Steven 23, Brittany 22, Bethany 21. Tim has played in numerous churchs as well as shows on TBN. Tim has also performed on JCTV on the show Generation Worship featuring worship leader Jared Ming. Tim has a book published worldwide titled "Pass The Plate And Let Us Prey" (My Search For Black and White Christianity in a Gray Nation)

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Do you sometimes feel like you stand alone

In the world where the popular ministers seem to thrive with popularity.
Having both the world and relgion honor and praise them its good to know that Jesus and His apostles often felt this way.
At one of Jesus' most troubling times in the garden He was all alone while His friends slept.
As the apostle's and followers of Christ went out and preached the gospel alone without the horse and pony show that people like Rick Warren and Bill Hybels put on to the amusment of the unsaved they were often alone, cold and hungry.
Doesnt sound like the Christianity that goes on in the world today does it?
Had a nice quote sent to me.
Here it is.

Standing ALONE"-Author unknown.

IT IS HUMAN to stand with the crowd; it is divine to stand alone.
It is man-like to follow the people, to drift with the tide; it is
God-like to follow a principle, to stem the tide.

It is natural to compromise conscience and follow the social and
religious fashion for the sake of gain or pleasure; it is divine to
sacrifice both on the altar of truth and duty.

"No man stood with me, but all men forsook me" (2 Timothy 4:16)
wrote the battle-scarred apostle in describing his appearance
before a civil court to answer for his life of believing and teaching
contrary to the Roman world.

God's absolute, revealed Truth has been out of fashion since man
changed his robe of fadeless light for a garment of faded leaves.

Noah built and voyaged alone. His neighbors laughed at his
strangeness and perished in style.

Abraham wandered and worshipped alone. Sodomites smiled at
the simple shepherd, followed the world's fashion, and fed the flames.

Daniel dined and prayed alone. Elijah sacrificed and witnessed
alone. Jeremiah prophesied and wept alone. Jesus loved and died alone.

And of the lonely way His disciples should walk, He said, "Straight
is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few
there be that find it." Matthew 7:14.

Of their treatment by the many who walk in the broad way, He said,
"If ye were of the world, the world would love his own; but because
ye are not of the world,. . . therefore the world hateth you." John 15:19.

The redeemed children of Israel in the wilderness praised Abraham
and persecuted Moses. The people of God in the days of the kings
praised Moses and persecuted the prophets. The court of Caiphas,
the high priest, praised the prophets and persecuted Jesus. The
church of the popes praised the Saviour and persecuted the saints.

And multitudes now, both in the church and the world, applaud the
courage and fortitude of the patriarchs and prophets, the apostles
and martyrs, but condemn as stubbornness or foolishness the
same faithfulness in standing for truth today.

Wanted, today, men and women, young and old, who will obey
their convictions of truth and duty at the cost of fortune and friends
and life itself.

"Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood,
suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore unto Him
without the camp, bearing His reproach." (Hebrews 13:12-13).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot begin to tell you how much this article has encouraged me. It is a lonely path when one continues to stand for the truth of the Gospel of Christ and the way of life our Lord Jesus exemplified. It does seem especially hard that it is the ones whom we want to admire in our churches who are so harsh in their judgements of someone who is trying to fight the good fight of faith.

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