Leaves are falling somewhere in the U.S. informing us that winter's about to start. It's also the signal that harvest time approaches fast. It's also the sign of life's end and we mourn the passing of a gospel great. Jesse Dixon was ushered into heaven on Monday, September 26th; he was 73 years old. His contributions to gospel music over the years will be greatly remembered.
Keep in mind that Jesus will be coming soon and the fields are ripe for the picking (modern translation for "ripe unto harvest"). We all play an important part or role in evangelizing the world. It can be done to the masses like a Billy Graham or on a one by one basis... by you and me! Some may be the tillers of the soil, others seed planters, fertilizers or providing water. At some point, it all comes together where the sinner is ready to receive Christ and is harvested into the kingdom of God!
Brotherhood is preparing for the harvest by reaching out to win the lost and encouraging/ equipping Christians to "get up" and get going! Besides new material, we like to revisit older gospel tunes and dust them off a bit. We presented a ministry mix at an Old Time Gospel Night event (many visitors) and at a Leadership Advance session in September. I still hear comments about Old Time Gospel Night - "we need more of this music", "I was so blessed and uplifted", "I'm so glad I came out tonight!"
Many have been often asked for more Brotherhood CD music. So... we're making ready the release of our live CD titled, "Live... and In Person!" in October. It's crafted from various Brotherhood concerts across Florida and New York and will make a wonderful Christmas gift! John has written a book, "Songs From My Heart" that is unique and different. His compositions have an inspirational story and spiritual application that is shared in this easy-to-read paperback. It's available at amazon.com or can be downloaded in Kindle format.
Pray for Brotherhood as we follow where He leads and opens doors to minister to (1) the unsown seed and (2) the harvest workers.
P.S. I found a wonderful internet gospel radio station; it's www.kwfc.org from Springfield, MO. Being a music survey nut, they present a Top 20 Countdown show every Saturday at 7PM! Give it a try and you'll soon be hooked.
Be blessed and be a blessing!