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Oklahoma City Pastor Preaches A Candid Sermon About Racism and The Gospel

Religion is Dead: The Gospel & Racism from Frontline Church on Vimeo.

Oklahoma City Pastor Josh Kouri (Frontline Church) speaks very candidly about race, racial IQ, the system, justice, peace, racism and The Gospel.

Real Talk… Definitely worth your while.

Man Dies In Church and Pastor E. Dewey Smith and Church Members Pray Him Back To Life In Jesus Name

Seriously, this is a must watch video from this past Sunday at House Of Hope in Atlanta. Pastor E. Dewey Smith is an awesome man of God and I love his example of faith in this video and always. I know him, he’s a friend, this is the real deal and  this is how he rolls in Jesus’ Name. I’d like to warn you if you are watching this in a quiet place or public place (like work or Starbucks) you may find yourself taking a praise break out and start shouting.

A couple of highlight moments and statements:

  • They can perform CPR, but only God can give breath.
  • Church Nurse: “He’s Gone… He was gone!”
  • IV stands for I’m Victorious
  • I’ve been telling y’all God is Real

Enjoy!

How To Know When Your Life Is Out Of Focus

going out of focusOften times the key to a successful life is when things are in proper perspective and proper focus. I’m not talking about balance, I’m talking about focus and priorities. Focusing on God, Family and Everything Else — In that order. On the flip-side, the shortest route to failure is a life that gets out of focus.

How Do You Know When Your Life Is Out Of Focus?

When you begin to ask yourself questions like, “Why am I feeling this way?”, “Why doesn’t this feel right?” “Why do I feel like I’m going nowhere” and “Is my life out of focus?”

You will know your life is out of focus:

When you begin to focus more on what “so and so” is or isn’t doing than focussing on what you need to do.

When your work gets more time and attention than your family.

When your cup is always half empty.

When you can’t seem to find peace.

There are many signs and symptoms that your life is out of focus, the key is taking the time to ask the tough questions. Ask your family, ask your friends and take a hard look in the mirror and ask yourself “Am I Focused On The Things That Matter?”

Embrace the journey, stay focused and you will reach a proper destination.

 

15 Things You Need To Stop Doing… Right Now!

stop66We live in a world of to-do lists, goals and New Years Resolutions. Everyone is looking forward to starting something, going to the gym, starting the conversation, starting the journey… Instead of focusing so much energy and attention on what you need to start, you should try a different approach. How about focusing on the things you need to stop and awesome life results will be the natural by-product.

Try This! (In no particular order)

15 Things You Need To Stop Doing… Right Now!

  • 1. Stop placing your job above your family.
  • 2. Stop doubting yourself.
  • 3. Stop believing the lies.
  • 4. Stop settling for second best.
  • 5. Stop procrastinating.
  • 6. Stop making excuses.
  • 7. Stop talking so much.
  • 8. Stop trying to please everyone.
  • 9. Stop comparing yourself to others.
  • 10. Stop standing paralyzed in awe of the success of others.
  • 11. Stop tippy-toeing on that line of sin.
  • 12. Stop being consumed with what other people think.
  • 13 Stop worrying about things that really don’t matter.
  • 14. Stop Going, Going, Going without Resting, Resting, Resting.
  • 15. Stop calling God a liar… He’s says “You Can” stop saying you can’t.

Kevin Durant NBA MVP Acceptance Speech – The Best Acceptance Speech In The History Of The Award

By far the best acceptance speech in the history of the MVP Award. Kevin Durant started by thanking God, he displayed humility, he never focused on himself, he gave personal credit to every single team member and coach, he reflected on the past, he talked about hard work and sacrifice, he shared stories, he made a special note to talk about Westbrook, he gave his mother the credit due and he ended with thanking God last. God is Alpha and Omega.

As a proud member of the Oklahoma City community and Oklahoma City family, I’m glad Kevin Durant is a part of our framily plan. Seriously this guy is a great example and as he stated, “He uses basketball as a platform to inspire others.”

This video is a must watch for anyone that leads, has children, has a desire to succeed or if you just need to cry some tears of joy.

This Is How And When God Will Open Doors For You

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We have all seen and walked through the automatic motion type doors at various businesses. It’s a simple concept, the heat motion opens the door as you are walking towards the door. The challenge for those doors, is that if you are outside of the motion area the doors won’t open.

In the picture above, if you are outside of those yellow barriers, there is a good chance the door won’t open. The same thing is true for God. When it comes to God opening doors, we have to make sure that we are in His motion, in His space, His presence, connecting with Him, reading His word, communing with Him, not denying Him and doing what His word says. This allows for God to better feel our motion. In other words, our presence in His presence.

“I see what you’ve done. Now see what I’ve done. I’ve opened a door before you that no one can slam shut. You don’t have much strength, I know that; you used what you had to keep my Word. You didn’t deny me when times were rough.” Revelation 3:8 MSG

In the above scripture, God opened the door for the Philadelphians once He was able to feel their motion. It was an after effect. Let God feel your presence and feel what you’re doing in His name. He will open doors that you don’t have the strength or ability to open and no one else has the power or ability to close.

Get In God’s Motion!

Looking For Success In All The Wrong Places

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Some people look for success in things.

Some people look for success in their jobs.

Some people look for success in approval from their supervisor.

Some people look for success in all the wrong places.

Success truly happens when you begin looking in the mirror.

Looking in the mirror, asking the tough questions and embracing the tough answers.

What does God think about me and my perception of success?

What does my family think about me and my perception of success?

Success is illusive when you are looking in the wrong places.

Success is a more realistic chase when you look through the proper lens.

Look up to God, look in the mirror at yourself and stop looking out to others.

Old Men Fighting In Church

I’m not sure if this video that my man @KevOnStage posted of old men fighting in church made me want to laugh or cry… so I did both.

How To Know If You’re In The Will Of God

Pastor @StevenFurtick shares the comforting truth that, no matter where life has taken us or where we have taken ourselves, we still have reason to hope – because one decision can redirect our hearts toward God and drop us right in the center of His will.

14 Things God Says About You #2014

14Each and every year people go through life seeking affirmation from people and things. These places of affirmation leave people searching, empty and lost. For those that put their faith and trust in Jesus, their source of affirmation must come from a different place. They are a new creation with a fresh perspective of how they view themselves, what they say about themselves and more importantly a different understanding of what God says about them.

If you want to be successful and have an awesome 2014, its important not to focus on what people think and say about you. Instead focus on the many superlatives that God says about who you are and who you will become.

I pray this list of 14 truths God says about you can serve as a reminder, a source of encouragement and some inspiration for you kick down the doors of success in 2014 with some unbelievable God confidence.

God believes in you… it’s time to start believing in yourself.

14 Things God Says About You
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