A BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN 11/10/2011. HEAR THE ROBERT LIST ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12.

Our friend’s husband, Robert Keith crossed over from life as we know it and was born into eternal life in the early morning hours today. One of the best perspectives at a time like this is not to commemorate the day one dies, but rather celebrate their birthday into Heaven. This point of view is not my original idea but something I heard Jack Brickhouse, the famed Chicago broadcaster say and I have never forgotten it. That statement can be summed up in one word, HOPE. That is what we Christians called “the blessed hope.”

I have to be honest. As I am writing this blog, I am fighting the urge to preach. But I am compelled to say that the only hope has for receiving eternal life is by faith in the works of Jesus Christ. He said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 NIV  And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms  in Christ  Jesus, in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God– not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:6-9 NIV

These two scriptures  propose that eternal life, just as life as we know it, is really another gift from God. Our (life) works have absolutely nothing to do with it. The only work that matters is what Jesus accomplished by his life, death and resurrection. God’s grace sent Jesus to die for us so that we could receive the free gift of eternal life just by “having faith” that Jesus is all we need to go to heaven and by inference believing God and His holy word, the Bible.

This is the core message of the Christian faith. It is so simple and uncomplicated that even a child can understand it.

This is the message that fueled the Jesus Movement which began in 1967 – and the music from that era.  We know that Robert Keith embraced the message and the music.  See the Snt Radio Blog from September 3, 2011.  He turned 57 in earth time this past Monday. Today is is birthday in Heaven, where time has no place and there is no disease. In the truest sense, He is free!

As I mentioned in last week’s post, there is a cause on facebook where you can show some love. Robert is survived by his wife Harriet and her son, Gabriel. They are facing some big bills and both were laid off in September of this year. Please share a financial gift in Robert’s memory.

In Robert’s memory, we will be featuring the music from the Robert list on Saturday November 12, 2011

THE ROBERT LIST

1. Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music? by Larry Norman

2. For the Sake of the Call by Steven Curtis Chapman

3. Strong Tower by Kutlass

4. More Power To Ya by Petra

5. Love Broke Thru by Phil Keaggy

6. Three Wooden Crosses by Randy Travis

7. Beyond Belief by Petra

8. Love Takes Time by Bryan Duncan

9. Ancient of Days by Bob Ayala

10. Shout to the Lord by Darlene Zschech

11. He Reigns by Newsboys

12. He’s Alive by Don Francisco

13. There Is A River by The Gaithers

14. Easter Song by 2nd Chapter of Acts

15. Shine by Newsboys

16. Grave Robber by Petra

17. Destined To Win by DeGarmo & Key

18.Awesome God by Rich Mullins

19. Praise You In This Storm by Casting Crown

SnT Radio.com will play  one song per hour from the above playlist beginning at 12am on Saturday, November 12, 2011.

Thanks for listening to SnT Radio.com. We love keeping this music alive and well. If you have any songs that you’d like to hear, send me an e-mail: songs@sntradio.com

Make sure that you check out the complete SnT Archive list on the SnT Radio.com website: http://www.sntradio.com                            Please Like SnT Radio.com on Facebook or  follow us on Twitter. We love connecting with you.

Blessings,

James Burkhardt, Founder

SnT Radio.com

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“PLAYING FAVORITES” and MEMORY JOGGERS PLAYLIST for SnT Radio.com Spotlight Saturday October 22, 2011

I used to hate the phrase “playing favorites”. Didn’t you? It seemed so unfair. Just because someone in authority liked somebody else, the favor was bestowed on them. As in a teacher’s pet. Or the glad handing back slapper who was promoted over you. Hmmm. Could that be considered a type of grace? I’m not a theologian but I do know that the word “grace” means “unmerited favor”. Isn’t that exactly what God gives us… unmerited favor? Doesn’t He play favorites with His children. He bestows blessing after blessing on us and sometimes it is not deserved. He is a good, good God and always working things out for our benefit even when times are difficult. That is but one reason out of many to give Him praise every day. Imagine, the Creator of the Universe is working behind the scenes to create good in our lives and even when we don’t deserve it. Talk about playing favorites. I shudder to think about what my life would be like without Jesus Christ. He was sent by God to make all our lives better by His death and resurrection. If anyone did not deserve to suffer and die, it was Jesus. He lived a sinless life, yet He took on our sin and paid the price that we may have the free gift of eternal life by faith. As a result, we are redeemed and enabled to have fellowship with a Holy God. (Can I get an Amen?) That is Grace at its finest. It really does come down to playing favorites.

In another definition of “playing favorites” as in your favorite Christian Music, is an important function of SnT Radio.com. If you listen then you already about the breadth and depth of our playlist every day. This Saturday, SnT Radio will spotlight some memory joggers… Songs you haven’t heard played on the radio in quite a while. The album artwork corresponding to many of these songs is posted for your perusal. I even picked out a couple of album cuts that were “turntable hits” from back in the day like Barry McGuire’s Baby Huey, Quaismodo from Lifehouse, and the Francis Schaeffer inspired The God Who Is There by Gerry Limpic. If you’re like me, Noel Paul Stookey’s Wedding Song from 1971 was sung at my Wedding service. It is good to hear these from time to time and remember those times in our lives. It can keep you young at heart. The list is deliberately shorter than the usual 24 so that several will be repeated throughout the day just in case you can’t listen all day long. So enjoy the music and the memories!

MEMORY JOGGER Playlist

1. Electrovoice by Dan Peek from Electrovoice.

2. Ugly Louise by Dove from Dove II

3. Caught In The Crossfire by Limpic and Rayburn from Crossfire

4. Quasimodo by Lifehouse from No Name Face

5. Wedding Song by Noel Paul Stookey from Paul And

6. Remember Whose Child You Are by Dogwood from After the Flood and Before the Fire

7. One Way by Danny Lee & Children of Truth from One Way

8. Keep the Flame Burnin’ by Debbie Boone from Surrender

9. Heaven (Into My Soul) by Edin – Adahl from Into My Soul

10. A Shield About Me by Donn Thomas from Live Wires

11. Baby Huey by Barry McGuire from Inside Out

12. Where Are The Heroes by Dennis Agajanian from Where Are The Heroes

13. Oh Happy Day by Edwin Hawkins Singers from The Real Thing

14. The God Who Is There by Gerry Limpic from Gentle Touch

15. How Can I Keep From Singing by Rich Mullins from Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth

SnT Radio.com will play one song approximately every hour from this list beginning at 12:00am EST Saturday, October 22, 2011.

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James Burkhardt
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The Robert List as streamed live Saturday September 3, 2011Noon to 1:20pm EST on SnT Radio.com

Here is the actual running order of songlist chosen by Robert Keith, who is in a hospice with stage 4 cancer. I know he enjoyed it and as of this post hundreds from all over the globe have read the Hello, Goodbye and We’ll Meet Again Robert blog post because of the internet. Thank you for sharing, praying, and continuing to pray for Robert and his family. I received word Sunday afternoon from Robert’s wife that she and her son were both laid off from their jobs this Labor Day weekend, so their burden has increased significantly. Many thanks in advance for your response to this “call to prayer”!!!!

THE ROBERT LIST

1. Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music? by Larry Norman

2. For the Sake of the Call by Steven Curtis Chapman

3. Strong Tower by Kutlass

4. More Power To Ya by Petra

5. Love Broke Thru by Phil Keaggy

6. Three Wooden Crosses by Randy Travis

7. Beyond Belief by Petra

8. Love Takes Time by Bryan Duncan

9. Ancient of Days by Bob Ayala

10. Shout to the Lord by Darlene Zschech

11. He Reigns by Newsboys

12. He’s Alive by Don Francisco

13. There Is A River by The Gaithers

14. Easter Song by 2nd Chapter of Acts

15. Shine by Newsboys

16. Grave Robber by Petra

17. Destined To Win by DeGarmo & Key

18.Awesome God by Rich Mullins

19. Praise You In This Storm by Casting Crown

Blessings,
James Burkhardt
SnT Radio.com

Don’t Fear The Redeemer

Hello again. Today is August 12, 2011 and this is the second entry. Remember the beginning of Star Trek. Star date… Captain’s Log entry, etc. Writing a blog is somewhat like that.

This Saturday on SnT Radio.com the spotlight will be on the music of the 2nd Chapter of Acts. I’ve turned the SnT Archive upside down to find and play 24 of their best and rarest recordings that you just don’t hear on the radio anymore. Yes, SnT Radio plays a lot of 2nd Chapter of Acts tunes but the majority of these that you’ll hear tomorrow are not on the regular SnT Radio.com playlist. Live recordings form To The Bride, How the West was Won, and Live with the Omartians. Three of their early singles. Plus many album cuts from With Footnotes and In the Volume of the Book as well as their 80’s recordings. And a select few of your favorites that you’d expect to hear from their body of work. Enjoy!

Where should I post the 2nd Chapter of Acts playlist, in another blog or as a note on Facebook? Leave me a comment expressing your preference. If you haven’t done so yet, please follow sntradio on Twitter. We do tweet special songs and are gearing up to Tweet some sweet prizes this Fall.

The Bible says that “the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom”. The big 70’s radio hit by Blue Oyster Cult Don’t Fear the Reaper attempted to romanticize death in it’s lyrics. I wonder what would happen if someone wrote a song called Don’t Fear the Redeemer. With so much fear in the world today, why not use reverse psychology to draw people away from fear and into the light? Does not God continually have redemption in His heart for mankind in this age of Grace? Or have we placed God solely into the role of prosecutor, jury, judge, and jailer in these uncertain times? I think that is not only unfair but totally opposite of God’s way of operating in the world since Jesus came to set us free. The Gospel message is very simple, Repent and be saved”. Once saved the working out of our salvation, i.e. transforming into His disciples is the most fulfilling way to live one’s life imaginable.

So as unusual as the concept may sound, “Don’t fear the Redeemer”. Jesus loves you, died to redeem your sinful life back into relationship with God and gives you the free gift of eternal life. All one has to do is accept Jesus Christ as Lord of one’s life. That is the only way to Heaven. That is God’s plan which hasn’t changed in over 2010 years. No other god of any other religion on earth did the work upfront for you to be accepted or “worthy” of a relationship with them. In contrast, Jesus is uniquely the redeemer of the world. Only believe. Yes, the Creator of the Heavens and Earth is almighty and should be worshiped with a sense of awestruck wonder.  As Rich Mullins wrote, “Our God is an Awesome God.”

Blessings,

James Burkhardt, Founder/Host

SnT Radio.com