Use it or lose it.... Last day for the One Big Discount!

Today is the LAST DAY to save with the BIGGEST DISCOUNT you will see from us all year! Our ONE BIG DISCOUNT promo draws to a close today! Don't forget to use it before it's too late!

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Posted on November 30, 2012 11:23 AM

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Happy Thanksgiving 2012!

Happy Thanksgiving!

So long as you’re not a turkey, there is something to be thankful for! One of our favorite expressions here at Tapestry when things aren’t going well and someone says “how’s it going” is: “God’s in control”.

No matter what’s in your life today, remember that we serve the King of the Universe and as it says in 1st Peter:

Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you (1 Peter 5:6 MSG)

Happy thanksgiving… may it be a blessed and relaxing celebration of God’s bounty to you and His love as shown in Christ!

- From Ron DiCianni and all of us here at Tapestry Productions

Posted on November 22, 2012 2:53 PM

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Time for the ONE BIG DISCOUNT

It's that special time of year again here at Tapestry, our ONE BIG DISCOUNT. This is our biggest discount that we offer all year-round and it is the perfect time to use it for stocking up on your Christmas gifts.

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This discount will help you put CHRIST back in CHRISTmas. Please share with your friends and family!

Posted on November 15, 2012 6:00 AM

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Before I Formed You - All Prints Shipped!

Thank you to all those who have been patiently waiting for their copy of Ron DiCianni's Before I Formed You in the Womb. We are thrilled to tell you that all pre-order prints have been successfully shipped, most should have already been delivered.

This has been one of our most incredible pre-orders. Obviously the print is powerful because so many things kept trying to derail it!

May God use the painting and prints mighty for His Glory!

Posted on November 13, 2012 8:28 PM

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Examine Yourself

Does your church preach a lot on salvation?

Oh, no, we just assume everyone there is already a Christian!
Dialogue paraphrased from Nicolae by Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye

When working with “Christian” vermin, just make them a baptized version of the world. If the church is simply the world, only a little better, that’s fine. Swearing a little less and giving a little more. It’s no threat to us. God calls them to be radically different. We substitute that with little differences… it’s one of our biggest advantages, making the human vermin falsely assume they’re Christians because they go to church.

If they have to become real Christians then its cafeteria Christians we want. God wants all of them. Instead train them to be church shoppers. Get as many offerings as possible on the spiritual smorgasbord. Make it a consumer religion where each customer gets to meet his own needs. Just desert? Fine! No vegetables, that’s ok too! Just make it about them and not Him.

The best part is that these humans are dying! We don’t need them to believe in any one thing so long as they don’t believe the One True Thing! Time is on our side! Distract them with other religions, relativism or even just a fake Christianity for a few decades and before you know it, their few decades have run out! Then they are ours forever in hell!

So why attack God in their lives when you can so easily get them to replace Him, at least temporarily. Get them obsessed over houses, money, cars, mortgages, sports, anything that turns their attention toward what has no eternal value. Their life clock winds down each day!

And if they absolutely have to go to church, get them to sing feel good campfire songs. Give them a sense of camaraderie but don’t draw them toward God. It’s great to watch them when they sing like this. Half look bored and half look they have to go to the bathroom but can’t for at least an hour! Whatever experiences they have at church make little difference to us except one, If they end up finding God, meeting Him personally through His Son, giving praise and adoration to Him, then it’s time for us to tremble. When they truly encounter Him they are changed and we are defeated!

Foulgrin speaking to Ishbane (both demons) in Randy Alcorn’s The Ishbane Conspiracy. Dialogue excerpted from various pages. See note at end.

Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.

Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’

Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 7:21-23

One of the favorite quotes of pastors and movie writers alike is the old “The devil’s greatest trick was to make the world think he doesn’t exist.” That may very well be true in regard to the world. Speaking in terms of the church it would be more correct to say “The devil’s greatest trick is in getting people to think they are Christians.”

We could cite statistic after statistic to show that week over week attendees in just about every church in America and in every denomination are not really Christians by either a sizeable chunk or sadly even a majority – depending on which numbers you choose to believe. What’s really surposing is not those numbers but how can we expect anything less when so many churches are not preaching true Christianity! Many don’t even preach out of the Bible! Rather they offer, each Sunday, a self help Gospel with God as a benevolent old Craftsman and Christ as His self sacrificing Son who exists to serve us. For shame! Here’s the statistic that offers the least comfort, coming from the Southern Baptists, that 2 out of 3 self proclaiming Christians, do not profess to have a personal relationship with Jesus. Egad!

The devil must just love that. 2 out of 3 “Christians”… aren’t Christians.

Are you?

The Bible makes it very clear that things like prayer, tithing, Bible reading and even church attendance, which in and of themselves are great things, do not make someone a Christian. A Christian is only someone who has made a confession of faith in Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. Not mental assessment that Jesus is Lord and Savior (the Bible says even the demon’s believe that). Not going to church. Keith Green said “Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian anymore then standing in a McDonald’s makes you a cheeseburger”.

The reason so many of our churches are so anemic is that they are significantly populated by non-Christians who fool themselves into thinking they are Christians. That’s not opinion, that’s verifiable fact.

But, Good News! There is a remedy, and it’s… the Good News! The Good News that Jesus came to save sinners; that if we will confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in our heart God raised Him from the dead, we will be saved. (Romans 10:9)

None of this is meant to make anyone doubt their salvation but one of the admonishments of Scripture is to:

Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you--unless, of course, you fail the test?
2 Corinthians 13:5 NIV84

The devil’s greatest trick is not to make people think he’s imaginary but to get people to think they are Christians. So far the statistics suggest he’s doing a bang up job.

Don’t be fooled. Be Christ’s.

If you’re not sure... here’s a great resource. Visit our Plan for Salvation here >>

‘til next time… God bless!

In the selection from The Ishbane Conspiracy I took the liberty of tying together statements that appear on several pages of the text for the purpose of creating a single whole illustration including the addition of a few transitions to create said effect and make the point contained above. I trust our good friend Randy Alcorn will forgive that liberty and appreciate the purposes for which it was done. Any success is Randy’s and any failure of the illustration is mine. I heartily recommend that all mature and well grounded Christians consider reading The Ishbane Conspiracy and it’s counterpart Lord Foulgrin’s Letters. It will terrify you realize what is really at stake in each day of our lives. – Grant

Posted on November 2, 2012 7:37 AM

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