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A preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Dana Williams was born in South Charleston, West Virginia and lived there until he was 14 years old, at which time he moved to Cleveland, Ohio. He heard the gospel for the first time at a little store front church called West Side Baptist Church. He visited the church only three times when the Holy Spirit dealt with him concerning salvation. He accepted the Lord on December 29, 1968. He felt the call to preach soon after. At age 19, he moved  to Greenville, South Carolina to attend Tabernacle Baptist Bible Institute where Dr. Harold Sightler was pastor. In 1976 Dana took his first pastorate at a little church in the mountains of North Carolina. He was there four years and six months. He then served as pastor of Temple Baptist Church, Newland, North Carolina for eighteen years. In 1999 Dana felt the call of God for full time evangelism. He and his wife, Esther, have ministered in churches preaching and singing in revivals, camp meetings, and conferences all across the mid and eastern United States. Dana and Esther reside in Wedowee, Alabama. They have four children and eleven grandchildren.

 
 

 
 

"... Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."

 

 

"... the gospel must first be published among all nations."

 
 

"... The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel."

 

CURRENT / UPCOMING MEETINGS

     
 

June 29 , 2014

This past week we were privileged to be involved in the Taylorsville Camp Meeting in Taylorsville, North Carolina.  My how the Holy Spirit settled in on the meeting and hovered over the grounds.  What a blessing that some of our family members were able to experience Camp Meeting for the first time.  We praise the Lord for His goodness and grace.

Starting Wednesday, July 2nd thru Friday, July 4th, we will be at the Grace Memorial Baptist Church Youth Camp in Tupelo, Mississippi.  We marvel each year at how the Lord rests on this endeavor to reach young people and watch as lives are changed in these young hearts.  Be much in prayer for Brother Kerry Nelson and his dear flock as they labor together.

 

 

 

1 John 1:1-4

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard,

which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and

OUR HANDS HAVE

HANDLED

of the Word of life.

(For the life was manifested, and we have seen it,

and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life,

which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)

That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you,

that ye also may have fellowship with us:

and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son

JESUS CHRIST.

And these things write we unto you,

that your joy may be full

 

John is talking of handling Jesus, the Word of Life. The word handled here, in its root form, means to touch or rub until pleasant sounds come forth. As the old musicians use to say, “let’s make music.”  They would get together and pick, strum, rub, stroke... the instruments until they came up with beautiful music.  John (handled) rubbed and strummed until he ultimately touched Jesus and it brought forth a  melody and music for his soul.

We can say touching Jesus has always brought out the feel of a song and sweet music, praises unto Him.

 

?          Mary’s hands handled Jesus, the incarnate Christ. When she laid Him in the manger it no doubt made

           PERSONAL MUSIC in her heart.

 

?          Simeon’s hands took him up, (the Christ child) before the Lord in the temple. He began to praise God and there was the sense of

            PROPHETICAL MUSIC in the air.

 

?          Wicked hands even handled Jesus when they delivered him up to be crucified.  Little did they know they were making

            POWERFUL MUSIC for the multitudes who would touch him by faith.

 

 This New Year 1014, will you let your hands handle and feel  the Christ until there are psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs singing and making melody in your hearts to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:19  Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.

 

Sweet sounds that were personal to Mary as she handled HER Christ.

Sweet sounds that were prophetic to Simeon as he handled THE Christ.

Sweet sounds that were powerful  to the sinners who accept THIS Christ who was handled.

 

 

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