Pastor Samuel Rodriguez had a special message on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord” program for people who have gone through periods of brokenness. “The process of breaking that God does in each one of us will lead us to His best for our lives,” he said. “He will never leave us broken. He will always bring us back to wholeness and purpose.”
He emphasized that “Jesus does great things with broken pieces. If you have been through a season of brokenness and the circumstances around you have left you in shambles and pieces, if you’ve been betrayed, if someone has done you harm — in short, if you are broken right now, you are not disqualified. You see, it’s not about what we do for Him, but about what He did for us.”
What that means is that if you’ve been through the toughest season of your life, if you’ve been broken, if you dream has been shattered, if your family has been attacked — listen to me, you have not been disqualified. Jesus does wonderful things with broken pieces and broken people.”
This is a video worth seeing several times — to get its message deep in your spirit.
Amber Nelon Thompson grew up in Southern Gospel Music. As the granddaughter of Southern Gospel legend Rex Nelon, she was immersed in the music industry from a young age. When the Rex Nelon Singers transitioned into The Nelons, Amber eventually found herself filling in when a female singer was missing, and when she was thirteen she became a full-time member of the group.
Amber joined another well-known Gospel singer, Jason Crabb, on a special Nashville edition of Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord” show, where they talked about the ups and downs of the music business.
Asked by Jason Crabb what she tells a young person who asks how to get into Christian music, Amber explained: “My advice to them is to really seek God to make sure that is what He wants them to do, because a lot of people think that singing full time is going to be so much fun, but when you really get into it and the hard times come, that fun turns to real work.”
Watch this enlightening video featuring two well-known names in Gospel music talking about the privilege God has given them to share His message through song. And CLICK HERE to watch the entire TBN “Praise the Lord” segment with Amber Nelon Thompson. The segment begins at 28 minutes.
Terry and Sharon Bell pastor a dynamic church in Louisiana where hurting people are made whole through Christ. But when their own son became entangled in a lifestyle of drugs and sin from which he could not get free, these two parents and pastors really learned what it means to love with the love of Christ.
“When I started coming into the ministry and was elected pastor, some of our friends told us that we had to cut our son out of our lives or he would ruing our ministry,” recalled Pastor Terry on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord” show. “And I said, ‘I can’t do that. He’s my son. God gave him to me. If I can write off my son, then Jesus can write me off. If Jesus can extend mercy to me for what I’ve done in my life, then I’ve got to give mercy to my son.’”
Watch this moving TBN video that demonstrates how we must minister to others — including our own children — who need God’s touch.
If there was any question about the importance of tithing to the prosperity of God’s people, God’s Word in Malachi makes it clear:
“Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it” (Malachi 3:8-10).
Speaking on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord” program, Bishop Larry Baylor addressed the critical importance of everyone — including the pastor — tithing their first fruits to God.
Watch this short but powerful video about tithing!
Chanel Haynes is known worldwide for her powerful voice as a member of the Christian singing group Trinitee 5:7. Recently on Trinity Broadcasting network’s “Praise the Lord” music and ministry show, Chanel encouraged women to embrace the beauty that God gave each of them.
Chanel recounted that in the early years of Trinitee 5:7 she struggled with insecurity. “I would cry backstage because I didn’t feel I was the pretty girl,” she recalled. “And I carried that for many years. I would call my mom on the phone, and through the years she loved me and would encourage me by telling me: ‘If you’re not seeing yourself as God sees you, that’s the wrong way to be.’”
Chanel went on to say that every woman deserves to be celebrated because “you are exactly the way God made you, and that is beautiful.” She encouraged women to accept and embrace who they are with confidence, knowing that God considers them beautiful.
This is a video clip worth watching many times.