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21 October 2016

J. T. Pugh - The Lord's Prayer

Matthew 4:4, "But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God."

Isaiah 9:6, "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace."

Job 38:2, "Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?"

Matthew 6:9-13, "After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."

Luke 11:1-4, "And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but
deliver us from evil."


Crossing the Bar

By: Alfred Lord Tennyson


Sunset and evening star

    And one clear call for me!

 And may there be no moaning of the bar,

    When I put out to sea,


 But such a tide as moving seems asleep,

    Too full for sound and foam,

 When that which drew from out the boundless deep

    Turns again home.


 Twilight and evening bell,

    And after that the dark!

 And may there be no sadness of farewell,

    When I embark;


 For though from out our bourne of Time and Place

    The flood may bear me far,

 I hope to see my Pilot face to face

    When I have crossed the bar


Thank you, Called, Chosen and Faithful, for posting this message on YouTube.

28 August 2016

C. M. Becton - He That Hath An Ear

The late Rev. Cleveland M. Becton preaching "He That Hath An Ear" during the 1990 Because of the Times conference in Alexandria, LA.

22 April 2016

J. T. Pugh - The Potter's Vessel

One of my favorite preachers was the late J.T. Pugh. Here he preaches a sermon entitled "The Potter's Vessel" (audio).

Below is a brief (incomplete) biography of the preacher posted by the YouTube channel The Faith Once Delivered under the description section of the message posted above:

Published on May 17, 2015
At the Potter's House - This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: “Go down to the potter's house, and there I will give you my words. Then I went down to the potter's house, and, behold, he wrought a work on the wheels. And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it. Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying,O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel." (Jeremiah 18:1-6) Sermon by Pugh (1923-2010).

At the age of 16 J.T. Pugh began to feel his call into the ministry. At the age of 17, he enrolled in "Southern Bible and Vocational College". This was a good school located in a rural community miles from Cisco, Texas. During three of the four years that he attended college, J.T. pastored a church in Gorman, Texas.

In the winter of 1943 he was ordained as a minister of "The Pentecostal Assemblies of Jesus Christ." He did not fill out an application for license. He did not meet the District Board. R.L. Blankenship, Superintendent of the PA of JC, Texas District just decided that he should be ordained during a district meeting. His first license was signed by W.T. Witherspoon and S.R. Hanby.

On August 20, 1944, J.T. married a beautiful, dedicated, young lady. Bessie Beryl Halbrooks has been the greatest event of his life, besides Jesus Christ. She was the first and only girl he ever dated. There were three children born to this union. After graduating from Bible School, the Pugh's travelled as evangelist sfor a short time. They did not own a car and knew that there was little likelihood that they would ever own one. They did not have the money to buy her bus ticket to their own revival after they were married. J.T. had to leave her at the bus station in tears. In 1945, they were called to pastor in Wichita Falls, Texas. From 1946 to 1948, they evangelized. During this time they purchased a car.

In 1949, at the age of 27, the Pugh's moved to Port Arthur, Texas to pastor "The First Pentecostal." They lived and ministered there for 17 years. In 1974 the Pugh's moved to Odessa, Texas to pastor "The First Pentecostal Church." For 19 years they enjoyed revival and growth. During that time Bro. Pugh served eight years as the Texas District Superintendent.

15 April 2016

Our Wedding (March 12, 2016)

So, I've been remiss in posting here for the last 2-3 months and in my defense I was happily preparing for marriage to the love of my life.
Stephen & Anita Kuntzman
(Honeymoon in Bahamas)
On March 12, 2016, at 1:30 pm, in Apostolic Life Cathedral, my Pastor (Bishop Edwin S. Harper) and my father (Rev. Melvin E. Kuntzman) officiated and solemnized the wedding vows of Anita & I.

Below you'll find a list of the wedding songs played and/or sang during our wedding. It was a blessed event and we are so thankful for all our family and friends who took time out of their schedules to attend our wedding day.

Especially want to say that Chris Weatherford is the best musician to work with...ever! 

Also, thank you to our singers: The Best Man and The Bridesmaids (a.k.a., Phill & The Bridesmaids).

1:20 pm - Seating of Parents

1:25 pm - Ministers, Groom, & Groomsmen Enter

1:30 pm - Matron of Honor, Bridesmaids, Flower Girl, & Ring Bearer Enter

1:35 pm - Here Comes the Bride

1:37 pm - The Giving of the Bride

1:45 pm - Communion

2:00 pm - Wedding Recessional

26 January 2016

Bishop Norman L. Wagner - In Search of Jesus Only Worshippers

Bishop Norman L. Wagner preaching
"In Search of Jesus Only Worshippers."

Special thanks to mikep793 for uploading this message onto YouTube.