Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Rapping Like Crazy?

There are some great lines from "The Cypher" in here. "But don't stress about it / Youth Congress got the tools / Just meet us bright and early / We'll be in Sabbath School" "Anger 101 / Moses" made me laugh. "It's crazy how these lyrics soar through my brain / But enough about that I'm about to switch lanes." "He loved me so much / They nailed his hands and feet up / I guess I'm paid for / You can call it pre-nup." Young guns sharing the Gospel in a language and form many others can relate to. WTG!!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Losing Us?

This video reminds me that when groups of all ages do service / leadership together, it makes a lasting difference in the lives of emerging generations of Christ followers. Ron Whitehead shared it at Ohio Ministry University 2012 (click here to listen to Ron's presentation). The question is: In 10 years, will you have made a difference in reaching the next generation in the next 10 years?

Does Batman Love Kids Like Crazy?

This one does. His name is Lenny. And he lives with his family in Maryland but during his free time, the caped crusader visits hospitals to encourage sick kids. Recently, he got pulled over in his Batmobile on the way to the hospital. The vid at end of this post is hilarious. You have to look, but there ARE God things happening in this world - even if secular newspapers don't report them that way!!! (special shout out to Ray Tetz for plugging this article on Facebook). Click here to read the whole Michael S. Rosenwald story in from the 3/28/12 Washington Post and see more pics. Photos in this post courtesy Jonathan Newton & Allen Goldberg.

Manfest Rules?

There's no women and pics allowed at Augusta National where the Masters Golf Tournament recently concluded play. And there won't be any at Manfest either. Deal with it.

Guys 18 and up!!! Let's get together for a non-churchy weekend full of Jesus centered fun and work. My friend Pastor Kevin will be there with some of his friends and I want to bring a bunch of guys from NW Ohio as well. Who is interested? You do not have to be a member of Toledo First to participate. Please do not let money be an issue. If you want to go, we can make it happen.

Please RSVP with me (mike4tune@gmail.com / 419.386.8918) before May 18 so I can know how to plan. We could really use your help on SUN MAY 20 as together with manly men from all over Ohio we'll be building one of two new bath houses @ Camp Mohaven. If you do, your accommodations on SAT night are free and food only costs $10/person for the entire weekend! Here's more details.

Cabin – $5.00 / night /person – group
Contact Dave Robinson for more info
campmohavenman@gmail.com or 740.599.6111

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Risen Christ by the Sea?

I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave. - Jesus (Revelation 1:18)

Click here to purchase the real version of Risen Christ by the Sea. It is my FAVE picture of Jesus. I have the 18 x 24" version double matted and custom framed in my house!!!

Friday, April 06, 2012

Jesus Paid It All?

Elvina Hall (1822-1899) wrote the words to “Jesus Paid It All.” The tune was originally composed by John Thomas Grape and played on the organ. Not this modern version by Kristian Stanfill. Enjoy!!!

Christ Is Risen?

Love this song. Too bad it's not hosted on Playlist.com or I'd add it to my playlist to the right. There you'll find a few more of my Easter 2012 faves. Enjoy!!!

First Easter?

I told the kids the Easter story this morning leaving out none of the details for the first time. They cried. And so did I. Do you remember the first time you heard how much God loves us like crazy?!! How old were you? Where were you? How did it affect you? How is it affecting you today?

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Jesus Revealed?

I'm giving away the book Jesus Revealed to everyone in church this Easter. Want one? It elaborates on 40 of the Old Testament Messianic prophecies fulfilled by Jesus.