Open House --- Sunday October 25
1pm - 4pm at the KHCB Studios
You are invited to “meet” and greet” the KHCB staff, volunteers, Houston area programmers, and Harold Sala, host of the program “Guidelines” on Sunday, October 25, 1pm to 4pm CST. You’ll have the opportunity to see the “Air Control” rooms from which all of the KHCB programming broadcasts to 35 stations in English, Spanish and Chinese. Some of the gadgets that the engineers tinker with to keep the Network running 24/7 will be on display.
If you have questions or need directions please call KHCB at 713-520-5200.
We look forward to seeing you and hope you will come with family and friends.
"Keeping the Hymns Close By"
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God
– Martin Luther, 1483 - 1546
– Frederick H. Hedge, 1805 - 1890
Psalm 18:2 – The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Martin Luther was born on November 10, 1438 in Eisleben, Saxony, Germany. He taught philosophy and theology at the University of Wittenberg. In 1515 while preparing a lecture on Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, he read, “The just will live by faith.” He dwelled on this statement for some time. Finally, he realized the key to spiritual salvation was not to fear God or be enslaved by religious dogma but to believe that faith alone would bring salvation. He taught that salvation and subsequently eternity in heaven is not earned by good deeds but is received only as a free gift of God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ as redeemer from sin. This period marked a major change in his life and set in motion the Reformation.
One of the important benefits of the Reformation Movement was the rediscovery of congregational singing. Luther had strong convictions about the use and power of sacred music. He expressed his convictions in this way, “I wish to compose sacred hymns so that the Word of God may dwell among the people also by means of songs. I would allow no man to preach or teach God’s people without a proper knowledge of the use and power of sacred song.”
“A Mighty Fortress Is Our God” is one of the best known hymns by Martin Luther who wrote many hymns. Luther wrote the words and composed the melody sometime between 1527 and 1529. The hymn is based on Psalm 46. This hymn became the battle cry of the people, a great source of strength and inspiration even for those who were martyred for their convictions. This hymn has been translated into practically every known language and is regarded as a classic example of Christian hymnody. It has been translated into English at least seventy times. In England the version by Thomas Carlyle is in general use, while in this country the translation by Frederick H. Hedge, a professor at Harvard University, is used most frequently. This translation was not made until 1852 and first appeared in a book entitled Gems of German Verse, published in 1853.
The first line of this hymn is inscribed on the tomb of Martin Luther in Eisleben, Germany.
Taken from 101 Hymn Stories Copyright © 1982, 2012 by Kenneth W. Osbeck. Published by Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids, MI. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
This book, written by Dolly Martin Monroe in 1997, chronicles the beginning of Houston's first Christian radio station. It contains barriers, obstacles, and financial difficulties through which the Lord navigated this ministry.
We invite you to read our testimony in the hope it may increase your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and His ability to provide for the needs of those who are His.
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