Rocky Lingerfelt…”A Christmas Memory” A KickActs tradition.

Posted onDecember 22, 2016
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Originally posted on December 19, 2009

Pastor Rocky Lingerfelt, a contributing writer for Kick Acts and my brother-in-law Ernie’s (Deacon) older brother passed away  and went home to be with the Lord. Rocky had a strong faith in God and enjoyed sharing about Jesus and his glory. Rocky shared with our readers  about Christmas time when he was a kid. As a Kickacts tradition, we would like to re post this wonderful story in his memory. God Bless You Rocky.

Sincerely,

Chuck Gee

 

 

 

By Pastor Rocky | December 19, 2009

0I remember as a child, being from an extremely poor family, and the oldest of 8 children, and what Christmas meant to us.  It was all about Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  A Christmas Story of how He came into this world as a child as the son of a poor carpenter.  A story of how he lived a sinless life and then rejected by his own people.  A story of how far he came from glory to die on the cross for every mans’ sin.  Then, three days later, arose from the grave as he said he would.  He then ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of the Father. Christmas was a time to thank God for what we did have.

My mother cooked on a wood stove and we heated with coal.  During the winter, we would all sleep in the same room around the coal burning stove in an effort to stay warm.  Mom would wash clothes in a tub with a scrubbing board, we would heat water up and take turns taking a bath in another tub, we had our well water to drink, and of course, who could ever forget the outhouse?  We had no lights except for the coal burning lamps.  We even had to make up our own flour paste to patch holes in the walls.  Today, my daughters couldn’t even imagine a life style that way.  And, I thank God they can’t.  My brothers and sisters and I had very vivid imaginations.  We created the frizbie by throwing a hubcap, we invented the hola hoop by using bicycle tires we were able to find.

We didn’t realize that we were that poor until we went someplace.  Seeing the cars passing us by, the nice homes with electricity, Henderson Street lights, brought us to reality that we were at the very bottom of the human race.  Even at this, we did have one thing, my brothers, sisters, and I had love for one another. We believed that only God loved us.

Then one night on Christmas Eve, as we lay sleeping, we were awoken by a bunch of car horns.  A church brought us so much food and toys that made such an impact on our lives.  Much of the food I didn’t even know what it was.  Many of the toys I had never seen before. They brought in dolls that cried for my sisters, they brought trucks and cars for us boys.  There were even battery operated vehicles. They brought clothes for us all.  I have had many Christmas’ since that time.  However, this special Christmas I shall never forget.  The church members took time  during this busy season to show us we were important.  They sung Christmas Carols and told us about Jesus.  This church brought not only material things into our home, but they brought love and salvation to us.

Christmas is all about Jesus and the love he shows along with offering us salvation at no price to us.  For Jesus has already paid the price in full.  Today, we seem to have really gotten away the true intent of Christmas.  Christmas is so over commercialized and like everything else man has done, we have screwed up and forgotten all about God.

Thank you, God Bless, and Merry Christmas

Pastor Rocky Lingerfelt

It’s Carman day today here at Kickacts

Posted onAugust 21, 2013
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1Since I no longer really float around in this part of my world anymore I missed his announcement a few months ago that he has incurable cancer and only has a few short years left to live:-( So what is he doing about it? Going out in a big way. Taking the Gospel to as many as he can. Many props and prayers for him. He stood out among many of the, and I hate to say it, lame Christian artists that are out there or where out there back in the late 80’s/early 90’s. He broke the mold and was as top notch as any secular act. Just maybe with a more important message. Crafty and Witty and about twenty years ahead of his time for Christendom he pushed the limits that needed to be pushed in his message and how it was presented. He basically was the head in Entertainment and not the tail.

I still think he hid has “preference” like several others in the christian world and I don’t see what the big deal is anyway if he did. But that’s between him and God. You can’t deny how much good he has done and people’s lives that have been changed and continues to change.

From his facebook page:

“I used to go to movies in the afternoon, now I go see doctors,” he said.

The singer listed three reasons for his post: “First, I want to put an end to all the rumors. Second, I ask for your prayers. And 3rd, I want you all to know that I will continue to minister and win souls until I can’t do it any longer.

“My life has always been about ministry,” he explained. “I have a call of God to touch lives with the gospel of Jesus Christ and that’s what I will do until the Lord calls me home.”

He asked his Facebook followers not to fill his page with cancer treatment remedies, but encouraged them to come see him the next time he’s in their area.

“Bring someone who doesn’t know the Lord or who needs to be healed,” he wrote. “I will always pray for the sick and I’m also going to step up the intensity of my message at these events. I will not leave this world quietly and I want the devil to know that he put cancer on absolutely the wrong Italian.

“I have a few good years and before it’s too late I want to see your faces, shake your hands and hug your necks. But mostly I want to see one of you get healed of what threatens your future and I really want to see someone you love come to Christ. Now lets get back to business, we have to work while it’s day for soon the night comes,”

 

Anyway..

Enjoy the Videos and remember Carman in your prayers and all the others that need it.

John 3:16

chuck

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rin_robREAs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=BKRV6Mpm6cw&list=PL677BBDD5DC843957

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDH0HAosQWg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U4EteTyoMtE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OorUdMUADNg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMZoevgGFjc

SOTIGA M/M Third annual Toy Run! October 6th!

Posted onSeptember 26, 2012
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http://www.facebook.com/deacon.lingerfelt

or T.T. at

http://www.facebook.com/toni.lingerfelt

or

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