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Free Friday | More Than A Savior

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Jesus is More Than A Savior
I shared this video with our church a few weeks ago as part of our series Unreal.  The unreal series examines the 10 commandments.

Free Friday | Don't Waste Your Life

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Don't Waste Your Life
Don't Settle, Don't Slow Down, Keep Running...

Free Friday | Just Do It

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Just Do It!
It takes a few minutes to get through the introductions and setup but Art is one of my favorite speakers.

Free Friday | Atonement (Q+A)

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Here is a great example of Lyrical Theology.

Hat Tip to @ShaiLinne for providing some great music that has blessed our house.

Free Friday | Adopted

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What Does It Mean to Be God's Adopted Child?

Free Friday | Speak With Authority

Do you Speak with Authority?
Today I am going to post some videos that I have enjoyed this week.

God's Man | The Dark...

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The Last in the Autoposts that didn't
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The Dark...
There comes a moment in every child's life when they encounter it. The dark. The unknown. FEAR. Tonight Princess Mini came in saying that she was afraid of the dark. She wanted to know if she could sleep with us.
It is at these moments that we as parents shape them. Being a parent is a awesome responsibility. I don't mean that in Dude, that is AWESOME kind of way. I mean it inspires awe. It shakes you to your core. It should... I think that this is why so many run from it, but that is another topic.
We don't do a lot of co-sleeping in our house. That is not exactly true. We don't let them sleep in our bed. But we have spent many a night in their rooms. When they are sick, or scared, or lonely we go to them.
I think God works with us in much the same way. When we are gripped by fear, concerned about the unknown, or just lonely, he comes in and sits next to our…

God's Man | Lots O Links...

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God's Man | On Being a Great Dad...

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I found this in a set of scheduled posts that for some reason never sent.
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Right now I am listening to the princesses in their praise dance class. I say listening instead of watching because the door to the studio is closed too keep the people who walk by can't see them in their leotards. I told my bride, the queen, that dance class was her thing and that I would not be taking them. I wanted them in martial arts or swim class. I knew better though. Secretly I love seeing my girls do new things. I love seeing them grow through new experiences.

So I shared on the FaceBooks that I was taking them to dance class. One of my friends commented that I was a great dad.
I have never been good with compliments. Not that I don't like them. Recognition is great! I just don't feel comfortable be called a great Dad. For me what I do for and with my kids is what I am supposed to be doing. Recognition is for when you go above and beyond. Great is when you have…

Gods Man | They See Him...

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I have begun reading two books by Thabiti Anyabwile The Decline of African American Theology: From Biblical Faith to Cultural Captivity and The Faithful Preacher: Recapturing the Vision of Three Pioneering African-American Pastors. The first book is a fusion of a history book and a work of Systematic Theology. In it he walks us through history looking at the change in the way we understand, teach, and experience God. The thing that I am enjoying the most, however, are the profiles of black pastors who were there during key moments in the history of this country. Anyabwile includes some great quotes like this one below:
But can mortal man behold him? The eagle with his eyes
before he can gaze upon the unclouded sun.
Who then can gaze upon the visage of that God
whose shadow illumines the sun, who covers
himself with light, as with a garment?
Nevertheless the pure in heart shall see God.
They shall see him in all of his works of nature, providence, and grace.
They see him alike in the minu…

God's Man | Her Race Is Over - Conclusion

Irene Butler Hebron January 5, 1927 - February 23, 2012
We discussed how not only is God everywhere but he is with us in the moment.  Now to look at how this works itself out in our life.  Let's take a look at this exchange between Jesus and his disciples.

1 John 13:31-38
When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once.  “My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come.


“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” 

Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.” 

Peter asked, “Lord, why can't I follow you now? I will lay…

God's Man | Her Race Is Over

My Great Aunt Irene passed away on February 23, 2012 at the age of 85 years old. When I found out she had passed it was a surreal moment. I was attending an assembly for my oldest daughter after having spent the morning with my Parents, my Aunt and my Grandmother. Dad and I had said that we were going to go over and visit with Aunt Irene after the assembly. So there I was standing out in the hallway as my Dad gave me the news.

Once my mother and I had gathered my daughter my Dad and I left to go to the house to be with the family that was quickly gathering there. As a family we prayed along with her Pastor. I was being stoic. Trying to be there for everyone. Be Strong. Then my cousin came to me and said that my Aunt wanted me to give the eulogy.

After saying that I would I was caught in a wave of emotion and began to cry. As I sat outside of Aunt Irene's bedroom in the sitting room I cried because I couldn't believe that she was gone. As the night went on she asked me to prepa…