Christmas Program – Practice

This year’s Christmas Program will begin practicing soon.

Practice  starts November 2nd at 10:30am.  If you or your child would like to participate in this year’s program, please let Mona or Brittany Carnahan know.

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The Normal Christian Life

The Normal Christian Life

6As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: 7Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving. 8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. 10And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power: 11In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ: 12Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead. 13And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; 14Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; 15And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. – Colossians 6-15

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When Jesus Comes

When Jesus Comes

13But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.  14For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.  15For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.  16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17

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What matters most to Him

What matters most to Him

22And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. 23But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. 24But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. 26But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. 27And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. 28Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour. 29And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there. 30And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them: 31Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel. – Matthew 15:22-31

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What was the ministry of Jesus

What was the ministry of Jesus

16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to ready 17And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 18  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 19  To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 20And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. 21And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. – Luke 4:16-21

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Tracy Dartt Family in Concert

Tracy Dartt Family in Concert Tonight!

6:00pm at Faith Baptist Church

THE DARTTS

Tracy Dartt was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1944. He moved to California in 1959, and there graduated in 1962. He attended college classes at night, having to work during the day, but it wasn’t until 1990 that he finally received his B.A. from Baptist Christian University (Shreveport, LA). He completed his master’s degree from American Bible College (Pine Island, FL) in March of 2008, and is currently working on his doctorate. Dartt’s musical training began in high school. Thanks to his teacher, Mr. Richard Riggs, he excelled in music and drama. Dartt’s first experience in gospel music came in 1960 when he joined a teen choral, The Christianaires. In the fall of ‘63, Tracy received Christ as his personal Savior. In ‘65 he began singing bass in his first gospel quartet, The Stewards. In ‘68 he began singing with The Victors quartet in Hollywood, California. Shortly after His joining The Victors, they were given a contract with Capitol Records, and they released an album entitled “Brand New Feeling”. The title song was Tracy’s first attempt at song writing. His song writing mentor was his quartet partner, Al Harkins. Harkins’ tutelage, along with the insights received from writers and producers in Hollywood, helped to refine Tracy’s God-given song-writing skills. Dartt moved to Oklahoma in ’72, where he began singing with the famous Weatherford Quartet. After the Weatherfords, he worked for a time as a producer for Cam Records and laid the foundation for Sound Factory Music Company. Then it was back to California, where he took up partnership in a swimming pool construction company.

While in the pool business, Dartt & wife, Sharon, helped to form a new gospel group with June and Dale Wade and Larry Brown, called The Country Congregation. Tracy began his solo career in 1975. He wrote the songs and sang them too, as his wife, Sharon, accompanied him on the piano. In 1988, Tracy began pastoring the First Baptist Church of Auberry, California. He resigned the church after seven years, and in 1995 formed a family gospel group, The Dartts.

Music-wise, Tracy Dartt has written hundreds of gospel songs, many of which have been recorded by some of the finest groups and soloists in gospel music. Dartt’s songs include such notable titles as “The Last Sunday”, “Your Blesser Ain’t Never Been Blessed”, and “With Him” (recorded by The Cathedrals), “A Matter Of Policy (The Deacon Song)”, “God Stopped To Pick A Rose”, and of course his biggest hit song, “God On The Mountain”, which has been recorded over 200 times by artists such as The McKameys, Lynda Randle, Jake Hess, The Weatherfords, Jessy Dixon, Dixie Melody Boys, John Starnes, and many more artists in at least 8 different languages. In 1988, the McKamey’s live recording of “God On The Mountain” jumped to the top of the Southern Gospel charts, taking the #1 spot on the charts for 5 months in a row. The song was nominated for a Dove award, and during the 5 months that it was #1 on the charts, it drew more radio air-play points than any song in the history of Southern Gospel music up to that time. The song has been used on several of Bill Gaither’s “Homecoming” videos, and is used frequently in his “Homecoming” live concerts.

The Dartts, now in their 15th year, began with Tracy, Sharon, and sons, Forrest and Stone Mountain. Forrest left the group in ‘96 and The Dartts carried on as a trio. In 2005, they became a quartet once again, with the addition of BJ Speer. The Dartts travel coast to coast, border to border, and beyond. The group averages around 200 concerts per year. In 2007, The Dartts sang 210 concerts across 25 states, as well as 4 provinces of Canada. In 2008, in addition to singing 163 concerts across 22 states and making an appearance in Switzerland, The Dartts managed to move their home from the San Francisco Bay area to the Nashville Tennessee area. Currently, Tracy Dartt is awaiting approval for a kidney transplant. In the meantime, He and Sharon remain close to their Nashville area home in order to facilitate Tracy’s dialysis treatments, which he has 3 times weekly. Tracy has dealt with kidney problems and ongoing kidney stones for nearly 30 years now as a side-effect of a life-saving weight-loss surgery he underwent back in the 1970’s. These problems have increasingly worsened as time has passed, even bringing Tracy quite close to death in early 2004 due to the fact that one whole kidney was filled with a massive stone while the other kidney was starting to fail, combined with a severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic that he had been prescribed. Since then, doctors have been suggesting a kidney transplant for Tracy. In mid-2007, surgery was performed to UNDO the weight-loss surgery from the 70’s, thereby eliminating Tracy’s kidney stone problem, with not a single stone incident since that time. This procedure, combined with a modern technique to ensure Tracy’s weight remains stable, has paved the way for a possible kidney transplant, as even now testing is underway to find a volunteer kidney donor who is a healthy match. Tracy and Sharon hope for a transplant in the near future and would like to return to the road full time in 2011.

In the meantime, Stone Dartt and BJ Speer carry on the ministry of The Dartts full-time, having already made hundreds of appearances across the United States, Canada, & Europe. Stone Dartt says, “We have seen many people come to Christ already this year and we’re praying for many, many more. We’ve been blessed with a great opportunity to carry on The Dartts’ presentation of this thought-provoking, Scripture-filled, original music in such a wonderful variety of musical styles. We are singing the same music that fans of The Dartts have enjoyed over the last 15 years of our ministry, not to mention the many years of Tracy Dartt’s solo ministry before that. We are continuing to go on strong while Mom and Dad have to be off the road, and we are looking forward to going on strong – along with them – as soon as they are able to return to the road!”

The calendar continues to fill up as Tracy and Sharon do much of the office work and scheduling from The Dartts’ Tennessee home base. These challenges aren’t holding The Dartts back, as they continue to write new music and are excited to announce the release of their largest project yet, “The God On The Mountain Legacy“. Released in September 2010, this film, produced by Don Dartt, highlights the impact that Tracy’s song, “God On The Mountain”, has had on people the world over. Look for “The God On The Mountain Legacy” this Winter on the NRB Television Network! The film is available on DVD and Digital Download. Also, to be released this Winter, “The God On The Mountain Legacy” CD, celebrating the song-writing legacy of Tracy Dartt. Look for it at music retailers and online through iTunes and other digital music providers. Tracy and Sharon have 4 children, Donald, Florence, Forrest, & Stone; Don Dartt, the oldest, is a producer at TBN Nashville, and has a wife and 2 children. Florence McLain, has a husband and 4 children. She and her husband, Steve, a Major in the U.S. Army, are currently serving in Norway. Forrest Dartt, works for the Triton Boat Company in the Nashville area, and has a wife and 4 children. Stone Dartt, a partner in The Dartts, not only sings with the family group, but is also the sound man, graphic design artist, and bus driver. The Dartts have their own website at www.DarttMusic.com. The Dartts invite you to visit www.Darttmusic.com and to sign their guestbook as well as join their e-mail list. You are also invited to attend The Dartts’ home church, Napa Valley Baptist Church in Napa, California.

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If you’re sanctified and you know it…

If you’re sanctified and you know it…

  15For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. 16If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. 17Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 18For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. 19For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. 20Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. 21I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. 22For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: 23But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 24O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. – Romans 7:15-25

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption – 1 Corinthians 1:30

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