Worship & Marriage Ministry by Terry & Barbi Franklin: Oct 11-12

Free Worship Concert, Pastor's Meeting and Marriage Seminar Preview

A Treasure Hampton Roads Needs to Discover!

We are honored to have Terry & Barbi Frankin of Nashville, TN. visit Hampton Roads for the third time in four months.  The Franklins lead worshippers into heavenly places and have a beautiful marriage ministry–both of which have blessed thousands across the world for 25 years.  I met them at the home of our friends, Pastor Peter & Margaret McLewin, over dinner.  The Franklin’s had just lead another worship session at Peter’s church, Ingleside Church in Norfolk that weekend.

After dinner, Teri & Barbi led us in worship that was really heavenly. Barbi also sings prophetic songs over people as she plays the violin.  So refreshing! They also shared about how they have built a beautiful marriage after decades of godly prayer together. Click here for a video Terri wrote and sings that really speaks to me as a husband.

I was deeply touched by all of that and I sensed that these two have the kind of seasoned, wise and holy hearts that could help many in Hampton Roads, especially our Christian leaders. We pastors and ministry workers need this kind of ministry. They know lots of ministers, even many famous ones. They knew the agonies and the ecstasies of ministry first hand–especially how to have a strong marriage in ministry.

The McLewins and I heartily recommend the Franklin’s to the Body of Christ in Hampton Roads.  The videos online do not do them justice.

This Oct 11-12, on Wednesday evening and twice on Thursday, they will be ministering to us.  They will lead a service of just worship on Wednesday Oct. 11 at Ingleside Church at  925 Ingleside Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502 starting at 7 PM.  Free and open to the public!

Pastors can meet them at 10:30 on Thursday morning to learn more about their marriage ministry.  Click here to see many details about that. This meeting will be at the IHOP restaurant in Kempsville at 1316 Fordham Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464.  That night at 7 PM, Terri & Barbi will lead a shorter time of ministry and give us a preview of what their marriage seminars look like. This meeting place will be announced at the morning meeting. Contact me at this email if you wish to be notified of that location.

Here is more detailed information about the Franklin’s. You will be surprised at the breadth and depth of their ministry!

Terry & Barbi Franklin are singers, songwriters, and speakers that have ministered full- time for over 32 years as a duo, focusing on their theme: “Inspiring Love in the Home & Revival in the Church.” Through Family Worship Events and Marriage Retreats nation-wide, as well as in 39 countries worldwide, they are touching countless marriages and families with the hope and love of Jesus.

Terry & Barbi possess a burning desire to see God bring Revival and Awakening to the church… starting inside our homes… and spreading to the whole Family of God and ultimately to unbelievers. Their sons, Tyler and Travis, ministered with them until their later college years, and now they are both married. As skilled singers, along with Terry’s abilities at the keyboard and Barbi’s talent on violin, they lead listeners into a worship experience that touches many hearts through their harmonies and heart-felt message.

Giving all the glory to God for His blessings and favor, they have founded a mission’s organization called Heart for the World, Inc, (now called Love Sings) which focuses on evangelism as well as bringing encouragement to marriages and families world-wide. Through marriage retreats, evangelistic festivals, and worship gatherings around the globe, the Franklins have seen many thousands of souls saved, churches planted, and lives changed by their message of hope, redemption, and restoration.

Through the years, they have worked with many well-known Christian leaders and artists such as Billy Graham, Jim Cymbala and The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Focus on the Family, Coach Bill McCartney and Promise Keepers, Adrian Rogers, Jack Hayford, Steve & Annie Chapman, Bill & Gloria Gaither, David Jeremiah, Kay Arthur, Gary Smalley, Judge Roy Moore, Josh McDowell, Don Wildmon and The American Family Association, and many others. ( Empahsis mine)

As songwriters, they have had noteworthy success. Artists across a wide range, from The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir to Carrie Underwood have recorded their songs. They have won numerous Dove Awards and award nominations but more important to them are the changed lives and healed marriages and families they have seen through the years as God has used them.

Lot’s of Youtube videos of their music ministry here.   I looked at a few. Honestly–these videos do not communicate the power of their worship ministry now. They are at a new level of ministry now from what I have seen.

Come and see:

Wednesday, Oct 11 at 7 PM at Ingleside Church in Norfolk

at 925 Ingleside Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502

Thursday at 10:30 AM at the Kempsville IHOP at 1316 Fordham Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Thursday at 7 PM at a location to be announced. Email here to get an update on the location.

 

Blessings to all,

 

Bob Fox

 

 

Please Pray That Messiah Church Can Keep Their Church Building!

Pray that God will be honored in this aweful situation

( Dear Readers: Please do not share with the general public. The church involved wants to keep this out of the newspapers to avoid any shame on the Christian community as 1 Cor 7 recommends. This letter is from the Senior Pastor of Messiah Church in Chesapeake, VA–and a dear friend of many in the community. )

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

As you may remember, we disassociated ourselves from the Episcopal denomination in 2006 because we believe that they have severed themselves from their biblical and Anglican roots. We were quickly informed that within two weeks they would take over our building and replace me as the rector (senior pastor) of the parish. Thank you for your prayers, because 11 years later we are still in our building. Please continue to pray, as we recently received a summons from the Chesapeake Circuit Court brought by our former diocese, basically asking us to hand over the church building and property to them.

For churches in Northern Virginia that left a different diocese, the legal case continued for years until the Virginia Supreme Court ruled against our group in 2013.  Until that court battle was resolved, there was no effort by our former diocese to take our property.  In 2014 we received legal advice that the title to our property is stronger than those in Northern Virginia. We had two meetings with the Episcopal Bishop and his attorney in 2014, in which we communicated the strength of our legal position. We did not hear from them again until 2016 (which would have been the last time I sent out a prayer request to you). I met with the Episcopal bishop privately about settling this out of court.  However, his discussion always began with us giving up the property to them. Then on August 1, 2017, I received the summons on the front door of my home.

Please pray that:

  1. Jesus will be honored in all that is said and done.
  2. The Holy Spirit will guide and guard the discussion.
  3. Our attorney and leadership team will discern God’s will.

4.The bishop, the diocese and the Episcopal denomination will relinquish any and all perceived rights to our building and property.

  1. This matter will not go to the courts nor generate negative press.
  2. We will continue to use our building and property to make tangible the life-transforming power of God’s love.

 

Thanks so much,  Marty

 What if President Trump Called for International Day of Prayer for a  Peaceful Resolution to the North Korean Missile Crisis?

God Would Love it!

Imagine the leaders of the world being asked to call their nations to pray for this!!

Imagine God answering this international day of prayer in such a way that world leaders see massive prayer as another option in solving world problems besides diplomacy, sanctions or military intervention!

President Trump recently signed a National Day of Prayer for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  President Trump is bold enough to do what no world leader has ever done: make a global appeal to the leaders of every nation to call their nations to prayer for this missile crisis to end peacefully!

Pray that some Chrisitan leaders can suggest this to him!  Some are trying right now.

1907 Korean Revival

Do It Again, Lord!

Revival swept the Korean peninsula in 1907 with wonderful results that resulted in many salvations and tremendous spiritual growth of the Korean Church

Here is one account by a student of revival.  I have included this article below to make it easier to read the text.

Here is a report from a Korean on this revival stressing the expressions of the Holy Spirit that happened then.

Let’s pray for the wells of revival there to be opened again!  Pray for the salvation of President Kim Song Un and his family!   God wants to sue him to set his country free to worship Jesus!

Pyongyang Great Revival (1907-1910)

From 150 Years of Revival by Mathew Backholer

The first Protestant missionary to Korea was a Welshman, the Rev. Robert Jermain Thomas. He arrived in Korea in 1866 where he sold classical Chinese Bibles (which could be read by Koreans, Japanese and Chinese) and risked decapitation if caught. Korea, known as the Hermit Kingdom was still a closed land to foreigners…

On the 2 September 1866, Rev. Robert Jermain Thomas was martyred on the river bank (alongside all the crew of the merchant-marine schooner that he was traveling on) outside of Pyongyang, (the present capital of North Korea) and the center where the 1907 revival broke out.

…In 1886, the first Protestant Korean was baptized and by 1887 there was seven Korean converts. Korea saw its first revival in 1903 and it was known as the Wonsan Revival Movement and both the Presbyterians and Methodists reaped large harvests as they were united to exalt Jesus Christ. In 1904, there was 10,000 converts in Pyongyang and by the middle of 1906, after 30,000 new converts in that year alone, the revival had waned and died out.

Pyongyang, Korea, in 1907 was known as a city of wine, women and song. It was a dark city in the early twentieth century with sin abounding. It even had its own Gisaeng (Korean geisha) training school. It was in this city that Korea’s second revival began in January 1907 after months of persistent prayer, 50,000 people were converted in that one year and Korea was set ablaze – it was known as the Pyongyang Great Revival (1907-1910).

Missionary, John McCune in a letter wrote: ‘…The work of the Holy Spirit here at the Jangdaehyun Church where revival first broke out would far surpass what we have read about the great revival in Wales and India…’

…In September 1906, Dr. Howard Agnew Johnston, of New York, whilst in Seoul, informed a group of missionaries and Korean Christians about the Khasi Hills Revival, (1905-1906) in India. Jonathan Goforth, a missionary to China and Manchuria wrote that because of this more than twenty missionaries from Pyongyang Presbyterian and Methodist missions resolved to meet together to pray daily for ‘greater blessings.’ Over the Christmas period, the Pyongyang Christians met each evening for prayer, instead of their usual festive celebrations. The evening prayer ceased at the start of the Pyongyang General Class but continued at noon for those who could attend.

A Bible colporteur from Kan Kai Church along the Yalu River, of 250 believers was also in Seoul. He heard Dr. Johnston and encouraged his church to meet for prayer at 5am through the autumn and winter of 1906-1907. For six months they prayed until the Holy Spirit came as a flood.

…Jonathan Goforth, missionary to China and Manchuria on his tour of the country in June 1907 said, “Those missionaries seemed to carry us right up to the throne of God. The Korean movement was of incalculable significance in my life, because it showed me at first hand the boundless possibilities of the revival method. Korea made me feel, as it did many others, that this was God’s plan for setting the world aflame.” Jonathan Goforth went on to have a powerful ministry and saw revival in China and Manchuria during 1907-1909 and again in 1915 in various cities.

…South of Pyongyang, Jonathan Goforth passed through Songdo, the ancient Korean capital. In 1907 the revival had added 500 to the Church, but during a month of special meetings in 1910, 2,500 were added to the Church because of the incredible fields which were white unto harvest (John 4:35).

Jonathan Goforth wrote: ‘When we visited Seoul in 1907, every church was crowded. A missionary said that on a six weeks tour he had baptized 500 and recorded 700 catechumens, and that his five out-stations, in one year, had increased to twenty-five. During 1910 there were 13,000 people in Seoul who signed cards saying they wanted to become Christians, and in September of that year, the Methodist churches of the city received 3,000 by baptism.

‘Directly west of the capital, at the port of Chemulpo, the Methodist Mission, in 1907, had a church with 800 members. Opposite the harbor was an island with 17,000 inhabitants. The churches on the island had a baptized membership of 4,247, and more than half of them had been brought in that year. The Christians were praying that soon the whole island would become the Lord’s.’

…In 1910, the British and Foreign Bible Society through its Bible Colporteurs sold the immense total of 666,000 books to the people of Korea, most of them single gospels! A Church at Sang Sim Li, which had birthed sixteen other churches in the district, in connection with the ‘Million Movement’ (the aim of which was to win one million souls for the Lord) were believing for four hundred new converts; their share of the million, and so stepped out in faith and enlarged their church from 36ft. sq. to 225 ft. sq.!

…Paget Wilkes, founder of the Japanese Evangelistic Band visited Korea in March 1911. In his journal, he wrote about the story of the Sensen Magistrate, a town in the north, where one in three of the population were Christian. When asked how things were going in his city he replied, “Go and ask the missionaries; they rule in Sensen.” Paget wrote: ‘He had but little to do. Quarrels and differences were settled before the Church, and not brought into the public courts – as St. Paul lays down in the Corinthians letters.’

Paget Wilkes wrote that on the 26 March 1911 he ‘spent a pleasant evening with Dr. Underwood, one of the oldest missionaries in Korea’ who said, “Twenty-four years ago I came to Korea and there was not one protestant Christian. Today there are 200,000, i.e. one to every fifty of the population…”

150 Years of Revival by Mathew Backholer

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Mathew is the author of:
Revival Fire, 150 Years of Revivals Go
Extreme Faith, On Fire Christianity Go
Global Revival, Worldwide Outpourings Go
Discipleship For Everyday Living, Christian Growth Go
Understanding Revival and Addressing the Issues Go
Revival Answers, True and False Revivals Go
Revival Fires and Awakenings, Thirty-Six Visitations of the Holy Spirit Go
How to Plan, Prepare and Successfully Complete Your Short-Term Mission Go

Store Opening in Virginia Beach to Support Missions in Haiti

Turn your old treasures into missions funding!

Forgotten Treasures is a new store whose sole purpose is to support missions in Haiti led by Dallas Plemmons Ministries ( dear friends of ours). This store will sell your old (tax-deductible) donated home goods to raise money for an orphanage in Haiti they have worked with for many years.
Grand Opening: Sept 28, 29 & 30 from 10 AM to 6 PM at the corner of Holland Road and S. Plaza Trail, VB, 23462. Call 757-333-2370 for details or to make a donation of goods or email them. 
Here is their publicity on this:

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How Not To have Good Communication

One of My Favorite Videos on Relationships

 

I love this video!!! I am going to show in in church again this Sunday to show how we won’t address the bedrock issues of relationships but focus on just symptoms. Unmet emotional needs–often unconscious ones–drive so much of our relational conflict. The sermon is called The Bedrock to Healthy Relationships. Catch it live this Sunday, Sept 10, 2017 at 10:45 AM ( EST) on my FB page for https://www.facebook.com/bobfox47 or later on our website at http://www.alf.church/sermons/ Great movie!

CITY OF VIRGINIA BEACH IS RECRUITING PAID ELECTION DAY VOLUNTEERS

November 7, 2017 General Election Schedule & Deadlines

Voter registration deadline: Monday, October 16, 2017 (close of business) Absentee ballot application (BY MAIL) deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (5pm) Absentee ballot (IN-PERSON) deadline: Saturday, November 4, 2017 (5pm) Voted ballot returned to our office deadline: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 (7pm)

The City OF VIRGINIA BEACH IS RECRUITING PAID VOLUNTEERS 

 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 General Election

Election Officials are paid $140.00 each election and an additional $20 to attend a specialized 3-hour training class.

TO SIGN UP
Complete the Notice of Appointment Form and Oath here. 

You may also stop by Voter Registration & Elections at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center in Building 14.

Election Official Notice of Appointment Form deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017