Part 1 of Forwarded email set about one of the groups from the early years of Contemporary Christian Music: 2ndChapterofActs

from 2ndChapterofActs  via icontact.com to yachtsman220 date Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 9:32 AM subject The Frame Never Out-Did The Picture pt1 mailed-by icpbounce.com signed-by icontact.com Important mainly because of the people in the conversation. hide details Sep 4 Simple Words The blinding North Dakota blizzard blasted against Elizabeth Irmen as the young schoolteacher and her troupe of students trudged through the knee-deep snow.  The lane that led from their rural North Dakota schoolhouse to the main road was already obscured.  They must move quickly before the whirling winds heaped the snow into mountainous drifts.  Otherwise, it could be disastrous. From behind … Continue reading Part 1 of Forwarded email set about one of the groups from the early years of Contemporary Christian Music: 2ndChapterofActs

Part 2 of Forwarded email set about one of the groups from the early years of Contemporary Christian Music: 2ndChapterofActs

A Fresh StartOne day as Annie, Nelly and Matthew were singing around the piano, they stopped to pray, which was a regular practice.  As they prayed that day, they sensed that they were getting a personal message from the Lord. As Annie remembers:  “He said we were three small streams, but when we came together to sing we would be a mighty river.  That river would uproot things in people’s hearts that had been buried—the way that rushing water uproots things-and cleans things out, and opens things up.  He promised that we would sing as one voice.” Yet, the trio … Continue reading Part 2 of Forwarded email set about one of the groups from the early years of Contemporary Christian Music: 2ndChapterofActs

Part 3 of Forwarded email set about one of the groups from the early years of Contemporary Christian Music: 2ndChapterofActs

  Back to Work By the end of the 1976 break, “Acts” had redefined their ministry.  Both questions, “Should we continue?” and “Do you feel that God has called you to this work?” were answered in the affirmative by everyone. Furthermore, by taking the year off from touring as a group, they’d learned a number of personal lessons: how to better appreciate each other, and how to allow each person freedom to be himself.  Consequently, 1976 marked a major turning point in their ministry. Following their recommitment, “Acts” went back into the studio to record The Roar of Love.  Says … Continue reading Part 3 of Forwarded email set about one of the groups from the early years of Contemporary Christian Music: 2ndChapterofActs