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Pastor Bobby continues the sermon series entitled “Consider the Birds of the Air.” In this series, Pastor Bobby will share how the Bible uses abstract imagery to help us understand ourselves, our neighbor, the world, and the Lord. Today’s message: “Loved Like the Raven.”

Kate Czechowicz is an advocate and team member at A21, an international organization who aims at abolishing the modern day slavery that is human trafficking. With offices all over the globe, A21 has countless people helping to reach those who are vulnerable and working with others who can help rescue those caught in slavery. They hope to free millions of people who are currently in danger all over the world. For more information, go to www.a21.org.

WestBeat is comprised of the most incredible professional vocal talent in Southern California. The singers have accomplished a wide variety of work from releasing their own albums, contestants on American Idol, Broadway and Broadway tours, voiceover and session work, lead singers at several local theme parks, performing all over the world, cruise ships, award winning competition singers, and television. WestBeat performs all over Southern California, including performing throughout the year at the Disneyland Resort. Today, this group of six singers performs “Crown Him with Many Crowns” (comp: Matthew Bridges; Godfrey Thring; George J. Elvey; arr: Daniel Thomas).

Arnold Geis is a full-time singer, performing internationally and locally as a session singer and studio musician for live events, television and film. He recently performed mainstage roles and premiered works at The Glimmerglass Festival, New York City Opera and Los Angeles Opera. Today, Arnold performs,    “It is Well” (comp: Horatio Spafford; Philip P. Bliss; arr: Michael Day). Arnold is accompanied by Michael Day on the piano, Zeljko Marasovich on the organ, and the Hour of Power Choir, directed by Dr. Irene Messoloras.

Directed by Dr. Irene Messoloras, the Hour of Power Choir performs “Great is Thy Faithfulness” (arr: Shawn Kirchner). The choir is accompanied by Zeljko Marasovich on the piano, and Dr. Marc Riley and the Hour of Power Orchestra.

Opening Hymn: “Be Thou My Vision” (comp: Traditional Irish Medley; Tr. by Mary Byrne)

3 thoughts on “Loved Like the Raven

  1. Blakey Crowe says:

    In your sermon you talked about how you could not run over a raven with your car. In Alabama we have crows, who build their nests in pine trees. Ravens often travel in pairs, while crows are seen in larger groups. … A crow’s tail is shaped like a fan, while the raven’s tail appears wedge-shaped or triangular. Another clue is to listen closely to the birds’ calls. Crows give a cawing sound, but ravens produce a lower croaking sound.

    Now a joke: Why can you not run over a crow with your car. Because there is always another crow sitting in a nearby tree calling “caw, caw (car, car)”.

  2. Rachel says:

    This came to me at precisely the time I needed it. Thank you!
    I say this because I don’t regularly watch your program although I would like to, but it must have been God nudging me when I turned on TBN and caught the sermon almost in its entirety.
    Moved to tears . You are a masterful speaker who weaves and connects biblical truths with human nature, history and culture

  3. While the series on Birds of the Bible is a great concept, the story about attempting to deliberately run over ravens with a car is cruel and disturbing. (Thankfully, none were actually hit). Considering that the point of the series is about how God cares for all creatures, this story seemed out of place and insensitive.

    The notion that all cultures have a negative view of ravens is also widely inaccurate. Many West Coast Indigenous cultures see ravens as a symbol of God.

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