Awesome! God is so good, taking Robert A, rejected by his family and bringing him back at the start of a new era at the ministry. God does deal in wonderful ironies. Love it. God deals in justice and fairness too. Happy to see Robert A get the credit he so richly deserves. He may have been rejected by his own family, but God never forgot him - and chose to kick off an entire new era of the ministry with him. Praise God.
We would ABSOLUTELY LOVE to see Robert back on Hour of Power!! Everyone misses him! The World is waiting....
The stone the builders (and relatives) rejected has become the capstone, Psalm 118:22. God has lifted Robert A to preach again. Indeed, praise the Lord for his righteousness and mercy.
I really hope he comes back on the air to millions on HOP. For us far away it is the number one way to easily see him every week! We all need that global message of hope right now!
This is an awesome development, timely and almost humorously ironic. The Hour of Power is seemingly destined to breathe a new life. Viewers simply cannot wait for the wonderful and exciting changes!
And all God's people said WOW! It will be fantastic to see Robert A back in the pulpit again. We have really missed him. We stopped watching after he left. God bless Robert A & Donna.
A bit off topic but had to share this wonderful story and letter on this wonderful weekend. How God blesses us directly or through HIS followers, even those at the post office!Story:By: Kathyrine ReedOur 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month. The day after she passed away my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so, and she dictated these words: Dear God,Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick. I hope you will play with her. She likes to swim and play with balls. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her you will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.Love, MeredithWe put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had. Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, 'To Meredith' in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, 'When a Pet Dies.' Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note: Dear Meredith,Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help and I recognized her right away.Abbey isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you. I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I'm easy to find. I am wherever there is love. Love, God
What a beautiful story. My cat Alladin was very special to me. He was very affectionate. Also, when I was sick he stayed close to me. He died two years ago and I still miss him. This morning I watched the rerun of the Hour of Power and it was wonderful to see Robert A. Schuller again. I felt the presence of God as I watched the service.Liz
What a joy it was to watch the majestic music and see R.A. on the rerun to HOP. Had a great speaker but I when I saw him conducting the service I had really hoped to hear him preach again. Would be so wonderful if HOP could continue with R.A.Schuller - but life goes in different directions as much as we wish it didn't at times. Marylou
Today's broadcast was soooo joyful. We were so excited to see RAS. The formal service with the choir was absolutely lovely. Want to hear RAS messages again. Inspiring. Donna, miss you, too. The two of you in the ministry was the best. VAS
Penrod reported the attendance at the Cathedral on Sunday. So how did it feel to be back in the CC? I hope the attendance numbers stay up there! 2000 miles is too far for me to make it to services, but I'm so glad they are continuing. Is there any chance Robert A. or Bobby will return to that pulpit, even as guests?
When I turned on my DVR'd HOP yesterday I was immediately awestruck with the ORIGINAL "Joyful Joyful". I did a double as I was expecting the new "rock and roll" version...The only thing I've watched on HOP since RAS left was the interview....there has been horrible music, no Wintley Phipps's etc....yesterday I got it all. The majestice sound of the choir, a glimpse of RAS though he didn't preach, Wintley, the ladies trio, etc. etc....WOWWhat a shame that the most glorious hour on tv was reduced to something one can get literally ANYWHERE....because of power hungry, selfish people with no vision. Where there is no vision, the people (and the message) perish.
Thank you everyone for the kind messages. Yes, I did go to the church service at the CC this past Sunday. It was truly beautiful. When the organ and choir opened with "Joyful, Joyful" everyone stood up and clapped. People were crying tears of joy. This included me. It was very nice to be back there after all these years. I felt very loved and welcomed.As far anyone answering the questions about Robert A. and/or Robert V. going back there, it's just too early to even ask that question. There has been so much that has happened to damage the ministry since 2008 the last thing either of them want to do is to cause more harm. Let's all pray and wait to see what God has in store. Remember, "When You Are Down To Nothing, God Is Up To Something." This goes for churches too! God is blessing you. Donna
You wrote, "As far anyone answering the questions about Robert A. and/or Robert V. going back there, it's just too early to even ask that question." ummmm, people ARE asking that question because we all want to go back to the world that can never be again. With respect for the fact that you, Robert and Bobby are in a very difficult place in this, I suggest that it's too early to ANSWER the question. I'm over my "mads" about how Robert A was treated, how the congregation's trust was betrayed and more. I'm feeling sad for RHS and Arvilla. They must be in a terrible place, and I wish I knew how to help them out of it.
When you say "going back there" - is there any THERE there? I mean the building itself now belong to the Catholics, they will necessarily take it over in just a few years, and between now and then they are entitled to some hefty rent. But if the "there" is the congregation - is it going to continue to exist, in a new location, or will it dissolve? Which is better for the people in question? I suggest a middle way - locate another congregation to merge with - by mutual consent, of course - it helps maximize the pluses of continuing to stay together while minimizing the minuses.
Those of us watching The Hour Of Power on TV will be seeing reruns until further notice. Hopefully some of them will include sermons by Robert A. My wife and I really miss them. Since Donna went back to the C.C. last Sunday, I'm curious as to who the pastor is that is actually preaching at the Sunday service. By the way Donna, we miss your scripture reading too.
Anthony Schuller will be on Hour of Power this week too! The start of something great again!
Anyone who listens & watches Bobby at Tree of Life Community/The Gathering/St Patrick Project(All these are essentially connected it seems), this past week will know Bobby said he was asked by CC to preach Easter Sunday and he replied that he could do so at 9:30 but his own Tree of Life main service was where he would be for that service at his own church. So that seems a possibility that RVS may be at CC/HoP Easter Sunday broadcast though I am really happy with Bobby, Michael, Chad and RAS occasionally at Tree of Life on Podcast right after the services and video within a few days. St Patrick project is doing so great and of course Anthony has gone on a Missionary venture sponsored by Tree of Life/The Gathering/St Patrick Project.
I asked the same question to Mr, Charles, head of the CC now. He told me that the Hour of Power is in reruns for another week, and then the H o P will be back with new programs. In other words, they are on a 2 week delay. What we see on TV actually is the service from 2 weeks before.
Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Please try to stay on the topic and remember also that there are many who are struggling through all kinds of challenges. Let's all be kind and thoughtful with our comments please! :D