Leon Remnant – Faith Ft. Noon Dave

In anticipation of his upcoming album titled Faith Over Fear, Leon Remnant drops the audio and lyric video for his single titled “Faith“ featuring Noon Dave.

Leon explained in this Christian Hip Hop tune that without Faith we cannot walk with God. The song also demonstrates how our Faith in God changes our story.

Leon has been consistent over the years, regularly dropping great music and visuals which has been a great blessing to many across the world.

His forthcoming album consists of powerful songs and great collaborations with top artists including Mike Abdul, A’dam, and Naomi Mac.

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How Can Christians Guard Against Imbalance between Faith and Politics? – Dr. Kevin Smith

 

This last election cycle, and really every election cycle, kind of demonstrates that there are Christians who are probably not concerned enough about the political process. There are Christians that are kind of appropriately concerned and there are Christians that are overly invested, in the political process. I think one of the greatest guards is to remember that we are those who have a dual citizenship, and our citizenship is in heaven and Christ, and we are in the (Book of) Peter language “pilgrims, and sojourners, and travelers through this barren land, that is not our home. We are to render unto Caesar the things that belong to Caesar, and render to God the things that belong to God.” I think we want to avoid not taking these things seriously on the one hand, but not avoid being over-invested on the other hand.

Honestly, Christians in the United States, we don’t live in communism or socialism on the dictatorship, so we do have opportunity to vote. I believe there’s some stewardship with that voting. I do believe we’re voting and participating kind of in a broken system, so I encourage scripture Christians to realize they’re not going to open the scripture and see a candidate space. And they’re not going to open the scripture and see the platform of the Democratic, nor the Republican party.

You’re going to have to do some thinking and some engagement, and there’s some contextualization to how you engage in a broken, fallen political system. I don’t mean broken, just in a sense of the United States is categorized by congressional gridlock and all that. I mean broken as in a sense of, our politics is composed of broken people; because all of humanity is fallen. I mean it in that broad sense. There’s no perfect political system.

I would encourage Christians to approach it with the appropriate level of consideration. I’m not over-invested. I’m not under-invested. I realize that the mission of the church, and the mission of me as a Christ honoring husband and father, those kind of things don’t change every four years or two years, on election cycle. The great commission is the same. And so, in one sense, the congregation of followers of Christ, they’re doing the same things regardless of what’s going around us with Caesar and other governmental influences.

Finally, I would just say, I just don’t think there’s anything in the political process that is worth losing the fellowship of the Body of Christ. In this last election cycle, 2016, I think hurt the unity of the Body of Christ of many Bible believing Christians in the United States, and I think we’ll have consequences for our missiological effectiveness for a good while going forward. That has happened. We can’t undo that, and so let’s just press toward the mark of the high calling of God. We have to avoid being over-invested.

5 Things Christians Should Know about Hillary Clinton’s Faith

As she embarks, again, on a presidential campaign, one facet of Hillary Clinton, 67, is unchanged across her decades as a lawyer, first lady, senator and secretary of state: She was, is and likely always will be a social-justice-focused Methodist.
 
1) She was shaped by a saying popular among Methodists:  “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can,” says Paul Kengor in his book “God and Hillary Clinton.”
 
As a girl, she was part of the guild that cleaned the altar at First United Methodist Church in Park Ridge, Ill. As a teen, she visited inner-city Chicago churches with the youth pastor, Don Jones, her spiritual mentor until his death in 2009.  During her husband’s presidency, the first family worshipped at Washington’s Foundry United Methodist Church, and Time magazine described her membership in a bipartisan women’s prayer group organized by evangelicals.
 
2) Clinton’s been known to carry a Bible in her purse but, she told the 2007 CNN Faith Forum, “advertising” her faith “doesn’t come naturally to me.” Every vote Clinton made as a senator from New York, she said, was “a moral responsibility.” When asked at the forum why she thought God allows suffering, Clinton demurred on theology, then swiftly turned her answer to activism: “The existence of suffering calls us to action.”
 
In a 1993 speech at the University of Texas, Clinton declared: “We need a new politics of meaning. … We have to summon up what we believe is morally and ethically and spiritually correct and do the best we can with God’s guidance.”  A month later, she was pictured as a saint in a Sunday New York Times Magazine exploration of that “politics of meaning” phrase.
 
3) Prayer matters. Clinton joked at the Faith Forum that sometimes her plea is, “Oh, Lord, why can’t you help me lose weight?” But her daily habit, she said, is praying, “for discernment, for wisdom, for strength, for courage … ”
 
What she calls “grace notes” matter, too. She described them to adviser Burns Strider as “a gift that is undeserved but bestowed by the everyday joys, beauties, kindnesses, pleasures of life that can strike a deep chord of connection between us and the divine and between us and the mundane.”
 
4) God politics gets tough. In 2008, Clinton battered then-Sen. Barack Obama for saying economically hard-pressed Americans were bitter and “cling to guns or religion.” At the CNN Compassion Forum, Clinton said the Democratic Party “has been viewed as a party that didn’t understand the values and way of life of so many Americans. … It’s important that we make clear that we believe people are people of faith because it is part of their whole being. It is what gives them meaning in life.”
 
5) Last April, Clinton told the annual United Methodist Women Assembly that their shared faith has guided her to be “an advocate for children and families, for women and men around the world who are oppressed and persecuted, denied their human rights and human dignity.”

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By Faith, Not By Sight – Scott MacIntyre

God never said life would be fair.  Some people simply deal with more hardship in life than others.  But one thing is for certain – at some point, we all will face obstacles, and with every obstacle comes a choice: to lose hope, or to trust in God.

Having been blind since birth, I knew there would always be things I couldn’t do.  I could never play baseball, drive a car, or see when a girl was smiling at me.  But God gave me a passion for music, and I clearly remember dreaming as a little kid about what it would be like to share my music with the world someday.

My blindness presented many challenges growing up, from learning to play the piano to learning to cross the street.  But none of that compared to what I would face in the biggest obstacle of my life.

At nineteen years old, I was diagnosed with stage-four kidney failure.  At the time, I had no idea what this meant, but I soon became so sick that I couldn’t even play the piano or sing in my own living room.  Music had always filled our home, but all of a sudden the house was quiet.  It felt like my dreams were dying.  I believed with my whole heart that God wanted me to share my gifts and talents with other people, but when I couldn’t even do that in my own home, it was devastating.  After exhausting all options searching for a cause, there was no where else for me to run, no safety net.  I was faced with a very clear choice: trust God, or nothing.

Eventually, I ended up on dialysis.  I went three to four times a week and sat in that dialysis chair while the machines cleaned my blood to keep me alive.

Then after over two years of praying, hoping, and waiting, my former college piano professor’s wife donated her kidney to me and saved my life.

It was less than a year after that life-saving transplant that I auditioned for American Idol, and I was just grateful to be on any stage, let alone the American Idol stage.  God had been faithful to bring me through the most physically, emotionally, and spiritually difficult time of my life.  And now he had blessed me with a platform from which I could share my music and my story with the entire world.

I wouldn’t wish what I went through on anyone, but looking back, I wouldn’t change a day of it.  I’m so grateful to have my health, but I’m just as grateful for what I learned on the journey.  God taught me to walk by faith, even when I couldn’t see where He was leading me.  Not only is God faithful in the good times, but he is faithful and worthy of our trust in the hard times as well.  If we put our trust in Him, there is no obstacle we can’t overcome.

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