My friends at New Release Tuesday will be here tonight along with Brad Lomenick.
We are talking about the FIGHT we are obviously in.
The Boston Attacks.
How leaders should respond.
And how music lifts people after and during tragedies.
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And then tonight at 8 Central hit up Read more.
I hate it when preachers make prayer seem as easy as Super Sizing your order at Micky Dees.
Because the truth of it is that I still don’t get it.
I mean I do.
But I don’t.
It’s the weakest of my spiritual disciplines.
The reason why it is the weakest is that most of the time, in prayer, I’ve been taught that it is used to get something.
I think this comes from the “prayer Read more.
Christians are up in arms over gay marriage.
But you know where the travesty lies Christian brothers and sisters?
It lies in what shows up in Google when you search for “Easter”.
Now quit trying to change peoples minds regarding if gay marraige should be legal and start telling people that Easter isn’t about bunnies and eggs.
People will respond to you speaking about JESUS far greater than you Read more.
You have a fear.
I WILL personally pray for this fear.
We WILL all pray for that fear.
We WILL pray that God overwhelms you with the unending freedom from it.
We WILL pray for each other in the comment section by replying to each other fears. OK? Post a fear, then pray for someone elses while typing furiously on your keyboard…
So what are you afraid of?
Today you have a few options…
They is filled with hope in man and you have zero control
This will fail.
We is filled with hope in man and the illusion of some control.
This will fail.
I is filled with hope in man and the illusion of complete control.
This will fail.
He is filled with hope in Christ.
This will win.
Don’t put your trust in mere humans. They are as frail as breath. What Read more.
2012 for me was a year that was rescued by Isaiah 61:3
To bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.
There were moments in 2012 where my mourning was because of sins that wounded myself.
There were moments in 2012 where Read more.
First a spray tan.
Then some botox.
Then an eye lift.
Then a boob job.
Then who knows.
I know plenty of people who have had cosmetic surgery.
I know. I know. You are shocked at how someone with my physique could do it without the marvels of medical assistance.
Now I also know plenty of people who have saved their life different types of weight loss surgery.
Yet as we continue to chase youth as a Read more.
Today I’m scared of these things…
1. Nobody will like my record.
2. My oldest daughter will stop snuggling with me any day now.
3. My book. I now actually have to WRITE IT.
4. My wife will remember what a hopeless piece of sin I am and forget the whole grace thing.
5. I’ll never overcome my core sin and it will own me forever.
See. These are real fears.
No go ahead. Somebody tell me Read more.
When I was in 3rd grade I walked into music class and Mrs. Fruit gave each and every one of us one of these.
We immediately started blowing and waiting for Mrs. Fruit to tell us to shut up.
It was chaos. It was horrible.
I think the pentagon could get any information out of any foreign spy by just placing them in a room of 3rd graders with recorders.
After about 45 seconds Read more.
Paul. John the Baptist. King David. Jesus.
Crazed street corner preacher.
Adulterer and Murderer.
Homeless man with a tribe of rowdy men.
So many times we read scripture like a blind man with gloves.
We are already blind to so much inside of scripture yet we put on gloves and it’s impossible to read the brail.
When we take the gloves off and start to feel the passages roll under our fingertips, start looking at the Read more.