Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Friday, December 26, 2014

Forgiven (Luke 5:20)



There is no greater or lasting blessing than knowing your sins are forgiven. Learn more in this Recharge video.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

What Christmas is all about, really (Luke 2:11)


Christmas celebrations sometime fall short of recognizing the spiritual meaning of Christ's coming? Learn more in the subject of this Recharge video. 

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Follow? (Luke 5:7)


If you had to reduce the message of Christ down to two words what would they be? This is the subject of this Recharge video.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

God's Word on board (Luke 4:4)


What emergency equipment do you carry with you? Maybe there is something you need to add to your  collection find out more in this Recharge video.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Blessed are the believers


 

When Mary travelled to be with Elizabeth in the early days of her pregnancy with Jesus she no doubt was looking for comfort and understanding.  I am sure she found these in her three-month stay with her elderly relative but in addition to Elizabeth's other words she spoke these words to Mary.

"And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord." Luke 1:45

Not only for her,  but for you and I, there is the enduring promise of blessing to those who believe.  We as Christians often times have our struggles with belief .  We also should not be shocked that those on the outside have a problem with belief is well. After all the gospel asks us all to believe:

There is an eternal almighty God who can't be seen
He made everything through a process that can't be understood or duplicated
God became a man
Jesus was born of a virgin
He lived a 100% perfect life
He healed the sick, raised the dead an performed numerous miracles
Even though He is God he was killed by man
Even though He was dead he came back to life after 3 days
He literally rose into the sky and now resides in heaven
He will one day return to the earth He left

But believe we should and blessed we will be if we do.  To believe requires a choice on our part to do so.   To believe is to know and accept that He is, that He is at work and act accordingly!  Are you looking for some blessings? Then believe!


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Repentance is not a bad word (Luke 3:3)


A U-turn is always allowed by God. Learn more in this Recharge video

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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

The Father's Business is your Business (Luke 2:49)


The one look into Jesus childhood reveals what our lives are all about. Learn more in this Recharge video

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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Death, Taxes and Christmas (Luke 2:1)


God can bring good even out of the difficult and unpleasant events in life. Learn more in this Recharge video

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Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Christmas is all about.... (Luke 2:14)


It is easy to make everything all about us, but God's perfect plan has a higher  purpose. Learn more in this Recharge video.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

What is in a name? (Luke 1:31)


Have you ever considered the meaning of Jesus' name? It's meaning reveals His heart for you. Learn more in this Recharge video

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Theory of Everything (Luke 1:37)


While mankind looks for explanations for why things are as they are we can learn from an angelic message  that all things can be explained. Learn more in this Recharge video.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Guard your Heart (Proverbs 4:23)



Of all the things you protect, value and keep safe - your heart is the most important, make sure you watch  over it. Learn more in this Recharge video

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Don't Quit! (Job 1:21)


No matter what life hands you, it is always too soon to quit. Learn more in this Recharge video.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

To help you forget (Isaiah 43:18)


There are many things we must remember but there are some things we must forget. learn more in this Recharge video.

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Thursday, November 06, 2014

Will you take God's call? (Isaiah 50:2)



There are times when we choose not to take a phone call, but what do we do when God calls? learn more in this Recharge video

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Tuesday, November 04, 2014

God's business card (Isaiah 48:12)


How does God describe Himself? In today's recharge we learn learn who God is without the filter of human opinion.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Sold for nothing (Isaiah 52:3)



We have not only sold ourselves short we have sold ourselves for nothing but God has the remedy, learn more in this Recharge video with Pastor Jesse Waggoner.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Some visual and Scriptural inspiration for you


I took this picture in our front yard last summer - when Julie's butterfly bush was in full bloom.  I think about the road a butterfly has to take to reach maturity - egg, caterpillar, pupa, adult - this reminds me that we don't become beautiful instantly. It takes a lifetime of growth and development for us to move toward the ideal God has for us.  That is to be remade in the image of Christ, as Ecclesiastes 3:11 says; in His time He makes all things beautiful.  So keep following, keep growing and be patient with yourself and others - growth takes time.

I am planning to share more of my photographic work and scriptural thoughts in this way.  Your feedback or comments are always appreciated. Feel free to share the picture or this blog post with any one you care to.
Blessings,
Jesse

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Five reasons not to fear (Psalm 56:3)


We have many reasons to fear but we have even more reasons to trust, Pastor Waggoner reveals five of these in this Recharge Video.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

God hears (Psalm 66:20)


In world where we are all easily distracted from truly hearing each other we can take comfort that God always hears us.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

When you can't sleep (Psalm 77:4, 11)


What are the things that rob you of sleep? Discover a biblical solution to the problem

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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Top five reasons to love people (1 Tim. 4:13)


Not everyone is easy to love but we must love everyone. Find out the reasons we should in this Recharge Video

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Thursday, October 02, 2014

Top five reasons to read the Bible (1 Tim. 4:13 )


We know we should read the Bible but do we?  Find out the reasons we need to read in this Recharge Video. 

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Top five reasons to pray (1 Thess 5:18)



Are you taking advantage of one the greatest resources we have in life? Find out in this Recharge Video

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Five reasons to go to church (Matthew 16:18)


The church is a gift of God to you are taking advantage of this gift?  Find out in this Recharge Video 

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Seeing God? (Psalm 75:1)


Even if we cannot see God with our eyes are there ways of detecting His presence in our lives?  Find out in this Recharge Video

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Dull of hearing (Hebrews 11:5)



Even our spiritual hearing can degrade with time learn how to keep your hearing sharp in this Recharge Video

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Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Remove the filters (Matthew 13:9)



Do we ever filter what God wants to say to us?  Do we ever just hear what we want to hear rather than what we need to hear? Learn more in this Recharge Video.

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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Invite God to speak (1 Samuel 3:9)


Have you ever directly invited God to speak to you? This may be a key step in your hearing His voice. Learn more in this Recharge Video.

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Listen (Luke 9:35)


Do we really listen to God's voice - find out in this Recharge Video

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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Be still (Psalm 46:10)


In order to listen to God's voice we must stop making noise! Learn more in this Recharge Video with Pastor Jesse Waggoner

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Make the Most of Today -Video Series


A new video series has gone online - taken from the Archives of Recharge Video. In this video teaching series I will show you how you can make the most of today.  Life is too short to waste even a single day and the scriptures show us how we should view and treat this day to make it what God meant it to be for us.  So take a few moments and be encouraged as you make the most of today.

To access the entire series go to the Mt. Calvary Website.

Blessings,
Jesse

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Who owns today? (Psalm 118:24)



Discover who is ultimately responsible for today in this Recharge Video

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

How to end your day (Psalm 4:8)


Discover the best way to end this day and every day in this Recharge Video with Jesse Waggoner

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How to start your day (Psalm 63:1)


Discover the best way to start this day and every day in this Recharge Video 


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mission Impossible? (Luke 1:37)


Find out what God can do with the impossible situations in your life in this Recharge Video

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Either way - it's good (Phil. 1:21)



In any extreme of life we can find good - discover more in this Recharge Video

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

What the Bible Says about Heaven

Here is a video preview of the Bible teaching series entitled - "What the Bible says about Heaven"  you can enjoy it in person or online at Mt. Calvary Baptist church.  I hope you can be part of it.


Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The Risk of obeying God - Acts 5:29


Sometimes we face pressure from others to disobey what we know to be the right thing to do.  But even with the risk obedience is always best.  Learn more in today's Recharge Video




Saturday, August 02, 2014

100 years' journey to joy


The following was written in 2000 as a testimonial to my friend Genoa, it was published in the Charleston Gazette, and I want to post it here again.  I will be sharing this as part of my message on Sunday.


I WAS shocked at her simple beauty. Even through the 1920s styling of her clothes and the yellow tint of the photograph, she stood there smiling and confident with an expression of being at peace with the world. The faded image bore no outward resemblance to the woman I had come to know.
I was her pastor. I had visited in her home many times, talked with her, prayed with her and sought to encourage her. But the woman I knew was nearing the century mark. Time had ravaged her body and robbed her of even the mobility to leave her tiny home. The silent thief of Alzheimer's disease had stolen the best part of her mind. 
I knew from the often-repeated stories that she was an orphan, her mother dying in the process of giving birth. She was raised by friends of the family, never enjoyed the company of a brother or sister. She never married, never knew the companionship of a loving husband or the tender touch of a nursing baby. She never traveled, and she saw the ocean only once in her 100 years.
She was never able to finish high school as the need for an income outweighed the need for an education. She worked in a factory making shoes. I make more in a few days than she ever made in a month. 
She has no retirement, no savings and, apart from the family of church, no one to care for her. She survives on a small Social Security check and prayer.
I have wondered if this is the future she envisioned as she posed for that picture somewhere in the distant past. A future of loneliness, hard work, hard times and poverty? A future without the fulfillment of the dreams that most of us hold dear. The expression in the picture is one of confidence and hope; from every outward standard of measurement, her life has been anything but marked by happiness.
But if you knew her, in spite of a spotty memory and confusion, you would know that she has something money and achievement cannot purchase. Her spirit was one marked by an inner strength, a peace that goes beyond my ability to understand. 
In spite of it all, she is content. In fact, she is joyful and thankful, rather than petty and bitter. She is always focused on what God has given her and not for a second on what God chose for her to do without. Her only disappointment is that God has seen fit to leave her here so long when she wants to go home. 
The outward expression on a time-worn picture is a reality that is now seen in the inward images of the heart. This woman has found joy! The kind of joy I want to experience every day, every moment. I have come to her to give, to minister. Instead I have been ministered to. I have been encouraged and I have been wounded. I have been rebuked by how often I have taken the misguided path that believes lasting contentment and joy can be found in the trinkets and experiences of this world. Her life, the one I can see as whole from the picture I hold in my hand and the face that is before me, teaches me that joy can come only from things that touch eternity. It comes only from a person beyond this Earth and beyond this life. It only comes from a relationship with our Maker. 
Psalms 16:11 expresses the idea in divine terms: "In Your presence is the fullness of joy."
One ultimately finds real and lasting joy in being with the God of the universe. It is not found in the stuff of the world. It is not found in possessions, in achievement or position. It is found in a simple dependence and contentment that has its origin in Him. 
Why not take a few moments and take a look at the joy level of your life? Please do not confuse joy with happiness. The comings and goings of happiness are determined by the circumstances of this life. Joy is determined by our being in His presence and is independent of the circumstances of life. Joy is attainable, but only through a relationship with our Heavenly Father, gained through Jesus Christ.
She found this joy and lived it and lives it still. This is the goal I wish to pursue. I encourage you to make the journey as well.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Recharge Video Update



Hi All:
I just want to give you a quick update on things…

1.     Summer break has started and for the next 3 weeks there will be no new Recharge Video episodes, new episodes begin in August – be watching.

2.     In the mean time you can watch previous episodes here http://www.recharge.waggonermedia.com

3.     Since September of 2013 I have created 89 episodes of Recharge Video.  Thank you for your comments, encouragement and support.  Please continue to share with others so that we can grow our audience and share the encouragement.

4.     In case you are wondering here is how this ministry operates.   Everything you see online is created by our staff of one (me) and we have a yearly budget of $0 – in the future I hope to buy advertising to help get the word out but for now your sharing this ministry with others is the only way to move forward so please help as you can.

5.     Be blessed and I look forward to being back with new Recharge Videos very soon.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

God's Help Desk (Hosea 13:9)


While tech support cannot always solve your problems God promises to be your help, learn more in this Recharge Video

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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

You are going to make it (Judges 6:15-16)


One profound promise is all you need to claim to be assured that in spite of what life throws at you, you are going to make it.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

No hiding (Proverbs 28:13)


Hiding from God is a no-win proposition. Learn more in this 2 minute encouragement from Recharge Video

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Thinking about tomorrow (Proverbs 27:1)



Today's recharge video show us God's way to deal with tomorrow.
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

It is settled (Psalm 119:89)

God is the final word on all things.  Learn more in this Recharge Video

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

God's Custom (Psalm 119:132)


You can count on this response from God because it is His faithful custom - find out more in this Recharge Video.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Blessed are the peacemakers (Matthew 4:9) - Take 2


In part seven of a study through the Beatitudes from Matthew 5 - learn the value of being a peacemaker

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Thursday, June 05, 2014

Blessed are the pure in heart (Matthew 5:8)

In part six of this study through the Beatitudes from Matthew 5, learn to focus on the internal. watch in Standard Definition Video or High Definition Video

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Blessed are the merciful (Matthew 5:7)



Part five of a study through the Beatitudes from Matthew 5. Learn how being merciful will always pay off.