Blog 233 for SEPTEMBER 25, 2021


​​​​​​After the 2020 National Quartet Convention was suspended due to Covid - 19 this year’s NQC will be back in full strength. The beautiful LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge will once again be the host for the week of September 26 - October 2. It will be a short drive from our cabins through the mountains for all the activities. It will offer Bess and me the opportunity to visit with all of the groups that yearly were featured in the Saturday Nights In Lakeland concert series, dating back to 1999. We are always grateful to renew our friendships at NQC with our dear friends. It is also very exciting to see and to visit with people that watched us every week on the worldwide internet. We will have the opportunity to visit with them in the big lobby and in restaurants. Most of these we do not know, but they recognize us from watching our services. It is always an exciting time!


Bess and I have tickets for the activities and concerts on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. On Wednesday we will attend the special quartet matinee featuring The Kingdom Heirs, The Old Paths, The Mark Trammell Quartet, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, and Legacy Five. That will be followed by a very special matinee showcase featuring the Collingsworth Family.


On Thursday afternoon our keynote speaker will be Dr. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church in Dallas. A very special showcase will be followed by a very special “Person to Person” showcase featuring the Booth Brothers as they debut their new lineup for the first time. Following the Booth Brothers will be a 30th Anniversary Celebration of Greater Vision. A full night of concerts will follow featuring a line-up of music groups.


On Friday afternoon, Dr. David Jeremiah returns as the Friday keynote speaker and he will be followed by the most anticipated awards presentation of the year in the Southern Gospel music industry, the “Singing News” Fan Awards. A full night of concerts by a variety of gospel singing will climax the evening. 


As you can see this NQC really is going to be an experience like no other! ​​​​​​


Charles Kirby





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Blog 233 for SEPTEMBER 25, 2021


God gives songs in the night!


What are you going through today?  Does the devil have you so down and great despair?  Well, just say to him, “Get behind me, Satan, you will not prevail, because Jesus  never fails!”  Oh, that’s shoutin’ ground!!!  Jesus never fails! Yes, Jesus never fails! Psalm 32:7 says, “Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance.”


Do you remember that great ole’ hymn, “Jesus Never Fails"? Has God used it in your life? It’s a song that God has brought to my memory throughout my life. And because of that, “I’ve got confidence”...God’s gonna see me through. Exodus 15:2 says, “The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation...”


I sure remember the singing “Downings” making that song, “I’ve Got Confidence,” famous. Young Joy Dyson did a great job with it.  No matter what our case may be, God’s gonna see us through.  He’ll make a way where there seems to be no way.


If you are having a hard time this morning (or afternoon or night), remember He’s just a whisper away.  God will meet you where you are and help you.  You can count on HIM.  Just call out His name. Ask Him for the strength to sing.  Then let Him remind you of a song...and begin to sing.  And soon our burdens will take flight. Ephesians 5:19 says, “Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.”


Prayer, Bible Reading/Study, and songs will get you through any problem. Psalm 9:11 says “Sing praises to the Lord which dwelleth in Zion; declare among the people His doings.” Exodus 15:1 says “Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for He hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath been thrown into the sea.” 


Trish and Larry Jewett posted the lyrics to this song recently on Facebook and I share them with you in closing. “There is peace in the midst of my storm-tossed life.  There’s an anchor, there’s a rock to cast my faith upon. Jesus rides in my vessel, so I fear no alarm.  He gives me peace in the midst of the storm.” 










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