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what i meant by a recent tweet…

lhkidz choir musical logo
praylovetell band

this was an amazing week…

i’ve been working on a musical for several
months now, with my friend Jake Harstfield. Also, Jordan Reynolds has been writing with us.

This week, we started recording the tracks. We have been practicing with iphone recordings… so our choir director, Carol Goad, is going to be especially stoked when she hears what was going on in the studio.

I tweeted earlier this week that I love when kids get excellence, then I listed some names… I love this blog because I can elaborate a little bit more. These guys killed it! They brought their brilliance and years of musical experience to our musical. Josh Robinson was ridiculous at drummer… Matt Campbell was amazing on the bass… Alex Edwards was magical on electric guitar. Jake was the production genius and Jeremy Brown was his usual wonderful gracious self as host, this time… and thanks to Jim “Moose” Brown for letting us get it all done in his studio, Moose Lodge. I’m overwhelmed with all of it. So grateful to be able to give kids the best! @lhkidz are important at Long Hollow, and we do everything we can to give them the best opportunities to experience worship and evangelism… this is one of those ways.

The musical is called Pray.Love.Tell.Jesus because it is all about sharing your faith in Christ with others.

The characters go through a series of events where they don’t quite understand what it means to share… by the end we all learn what it means…

I simply cannot wait to hear them “preach it” with their musical.

Let’s go! You gotta c’mon!




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beating a dead horse? is that so wrong?

emmy modeling the new super ninja gummy bear shirt for @lhkidz

i’ve posted quite a bit about the super ninja gummy bear in the last 24 hours. i know.

but how remiss would it be not to post the link to the amazing video on my own blog…

answer: very.


funny story… someone “jokingly” called it a golden calf, so i had to explain again where the SNGB originated.

and in doing so, it hit me… this is a very powerful evangelism tool. simple. clear. the next evangecube (which, btw i’m a huge fan of) without all the sunday school looking images. this is why:

the super ninja gummy bear originated in a script about heaven… salvation…

the character was doing everything possible to get into the super ninja gummy bear club. but was told that it wasn’t possible to earn your way in. you couldn’t do enough gummy sit ups, or anything else to earn your way in. in the script, someone had to give up their spot so that someone could join. after that… it was available to anyone and everyone, they just had to say “yes, i want to be a super ninja gummy bear”. done.

that’s how it is with heaven. Jesus. Salvation.

you can’t be good enough. you can’t work your way into God’s perfect heaven. you can never earn it. it is only because of Christ’s sacrifice that we have the hope promise of heaven. he had to make a sacrifice to pay our way to heaven. and he did. now all you have to do is say yes.

that’s like 5 sentences to share the truth of the gospel. all because of a little bear. in the coming weeks we are going to be helping kids see how important it is to share the Truth with their friends. and to think… they get to start the conversation with a bear. someone says “where’d you get that? can i get that song? that tshirt? i love that bear”… and you get to tell them what he represents. boom. EE simplified. Evangecube made easy. Gospel in a gummy little bear with made ninja “loving” skills… as the song says “anyone can join the club, all you have to do is love… everyone around” (you can only love everyone if LOVE is in you. and LOVE is only in you if the Holy Spirit is in you.

what’s your favorite way to enter into the conversation about eternity with others?

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