Monday, June 27, 2005

Unchanging One

I mentioned last week that the kewlest song on WAYFM right now is Todd Agnew's newest song is "Unchanging One" from his album "Reflections of Something." Check it out here! I think it's great!

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

How I got my name

You may be wondering how I came to be Banjodude. Well, here's some history...not too long ago, I was listening to my favorite radio station, WAYFM, and Total Axxess with Jayar was on. I called in and we got to talking, and I mentioned my banjo, and he got all excited and asked if I could play a couple of tunes on the air. He was into the fact that I live in Alabama and play the banjo. So then he set up a deal where I welcome in the weekend every Friday at 6 with a quick song on my banjo, and he nicknamed me "Banjodude." ("Now you know...the rest of the story") Soon to come...links to audio clips of my airtime. Until next time...asta lavista baby!

The Gospel in a Nutshell

We find the whole plan of salvation “in a nutshell” in Ephesians 2:4-6. In the first three verses of this chapter the apostle Paul paints a very dark, dismal, and hopeless picture of mankind. He does this because the good news of salvation that God obtained through Jesus Christ is not for good people; it is for sinners who need a Savior.

In 1 Timothy 1:15 Paul says, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.” He is talking about sinners, one hundred percent sinners, as we all are. For us to receive the gift of salvation and to make the plan of salvation, obtained in Jesus Christ, effective to us individually, God first has to destroy all confidence that man has in himself in terms of salvation.

Sin is a deceiver. It deceives us into thinking that we can save ourselves by our good works. But the Bible is clear: “There is no one righteous, not even one ... there is no one who does good, not even one” [Romans 3:9-12].