CornerstoneDad Podcast – Mixtape #1 Open Letter To J-ICE…(And It’s Minivan Friendly)

Is Rap Changing Your Theology

After a long time away, I’m finally back with a podcast.

But not just any podcast, but a mix to my grandson J-ICE.

Old-school hip-hop heads know that bouncing with some hard beats is always a challenge, even with rap pre-1995. My son likes to roll with tunes that were out when he was still in a car seat, and is now facing that challenge when he’s rolling with my grandson.

I’ll post up the playlist pretty soon, but for now, just turn up that bass, grab the kids, grab your bible, and lets ride…

Click: J-ICE Mix

CSD

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CornerstoneDad Podcast #15 – Reggie’s First Sermon: The Sin Line

If we were to take this photo again today, Reg would be one of the tallest in the shot instead of being "the little guy". Rob is with the Lord now, but I couldn't help but think of how proud he would be been of Reg as well.

As we wrap up our time here in our area, our days of going to the mission in our city are coming to an end. My boys have spent much time there and I’ve been asking my 16-year-old for about a year if he ever wanted to speak.

Praise God, this time, he said he was ready, and you can listen to the message HERE.

So many times we get more excited about our kid’s sports achievement, than we do about their spiritual lives. However, lets tell the truth, we get excited about how fast they run, hit, throw, swim, etc., because of the pride it brings us and the possibility of riches. We forget about

Matthew 6:21:For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also

and

Ecclesiastes 5:10: Whoever loves money never has enough;
    whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with their income.
    This too is meaningless.

Yes indeed, it is truly meaningless. It would be much more difficult for our children to follow Christ making $10M per year and fame than $35K per year teaching in a school.

But 1 Cor. 9:24-25 says:

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.  

I’m so very proud of my son, and I thank God for his grace in allowing me to see him grow more as a brother in Christ, as he grows into the man that God wants him to be.

If we were to take the above photo again today, Reg would be one of the tallest in the shot instead of being “the little guy”. Rob is with the Lord now, but I couldn’t help but think of how proud he would be been of Reg as well.

CSD

Sometimes, Do As I Say and Not As I Do, Can Save Your Eternal Life

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If God only used perfect people to get his work done, he would never have any workers. If we set our eyes on some man and ministry, we will see things that will make us stumble, so keep your eyes on God. This is never to excuse our shortcomings, but it’s amazing that scripture exposes the weaknesses and sins of every “hero” in its pages.

Perhaps one of the reasons God exposes the weakness of men in the bible is because it points to their need for a Savior. We cannot read scripture and worship Abraham, Moses, David, Paul, etc.. Their weaknesses point to the one who will deliver them, and He is our deliverance as well today.

Romans 7:23 – but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin which is in my members.24Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?

My “Prophecy” (Not From the Lord, But From Good Sociology) is Coming True Church, You Don’t Want To Talk About Race…the NOI Will

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I’ve been saying this for a year now. We are entering an environment where all the Nation of Islam has to do is just open its doors to the many young African-Americans who want to come in. These “kids” are not atheists or agnostic. Most will be Baptists, Methodist, Catholic, Church of God in Christ or just plain “Evangelical”, and the roots they’ve received from their respective churches all their lives are likely as shallow as a puddle on a sidewalk.

Therefore, to give them an opportunity to just talk, let alone mobilize about white supremacy will pull like gravity.

So I was not surprised at all to see the following:

EXCLUSIVE: The Nation Of Islam Speaks On Involvement In Baltimore – “America Will Never Be The Melting Pot We Want It To Be”

Political leaders, athletes, and musicians headed to the city of Baltimore this past week, making headlines for their kind words, ideas, and inspiration after peaceful demonstrations turned violent following the funeral of Freddie Gray on Monday. Gray, 25, died from a spinal injury while in police custody. While the chaos of arson and looting took over headlines, one group’s efforts to prevent it all peculiarly went unnoticed – The Nation Of Islam.

Since its formation more than 80 years ago, the Islamic religious movement has dedicated their mission to bettering the mind, heart, and economic state of African-Americans. While the group has faced criticism for its harsh militancy position during the civil rights movement, some group members were seen on the front lines of the Baltimore riots, preventing possible looters from invading stores and bringing together Crips and Blood gang members in a photo that went viral over the weekend.

Source: Newsone.com

Read the full article HERE.

 

 

What Does The Christian Church and Muslims Have In Common?

Perhaps they both are perceived to protect their own. It has been this silence against injustice and choosing “whiteness” over proclaiming the Word of God, that perhaps Cory Booker was thinking when he made this comment below:

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But since it’s MLK day, allow me to share a post I made yesterday on Facebook in response to the quote attributed to Booker:

“Today at my own church, two brothers spoke open and honestly about race and the church (and not because it’s MLK-day tomorrow). In nearly 30+ years of attending church services, I can NEVER recall any non-African-American speakers giving a message about race (note: today wasn’t the first time during a message at the church I’m currently attending, but certainly the first predominately “white” church that I’ve ever heard address the issue). I think Booker’s comments below summarize those of many, as the ears are closed to the gospel because of the racist actions seen by the eyes. In the U.S., Christianity has been used by white supremacist with complete silence from the Church, yet those in the Church will say to Muslims, “Why don’t you so-called good-Muslims speak out against terrorists if you really don’t support them?” I’m thankful that today, some steps were made by some true brothers in Christ.

Actions were made to go with the words that we say are true, but all of us struggle to live out daily before the very world we are trying to reach. There will always be something that someone can say as to why they do not want to hear the gospel. Yet our job is to just make sure we aren’t the stumbling block, because the gospel offends and convicts the heart more than enough and needs no further help from us.
1 Cor. 1:22-24 / “For indeed Jews ask for signs and Greeks search for wisdom; 23 but we preach Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block and to Gentiles foolishness, 24 but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.”

Also, mad props over to Ken Hamm at Answers In Genesis and author of One Race One Blood, as I just saw he posted this as well:

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It truly reinforces Dr. King’s statement that, “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.”

I’m glad to see more good people, and good being defined by their position in Christ and not of their own works (or any of our so-called “good works”) are becoming more fearless in proclaiming the gospel and showing the world that we’re about Christ and him crucified, not our ethnicity and our power.

 

CornerstoneDad Bible Family Reading Podcast #5: Job 1

Source: annagracejones.blogspot.com
Source: annagracejones.blogspot.com

Today we look at Job Chapter 1.

Do you know the story of Job?

Did Job sin to get on “God’s bad side”?

Was Satan just coming after Job?

Lets look at the first chapter and see how the book jumps right into the action like a fast-paced movie scene.

To listen, CLICK HERE.

CSD

CornerstoneDad Bible Family Reading Podcast #4: 1 Thessalonians 1

Source: http://pastorjessen.wordpress.com/
Source: http://pastorjessen.wordpress.com/

Today, Big Homie leads us today with a reading of Paul’s letter to the church in Thessalonica. 

To listen, CLICK HERE!

Did you know:

Purpose & Background

Church established by Paul; Paul forced to leave quickly

Some Thessalonians questioning Paul’s credentials.  Others worried about dying before Jesus returns.

…fierce persecution arose and the believers smuggled Paul out of the city in the night.  Because Paul left abruptly and without having spent much time among them, he had never finished teaching the basic matters of Christianity, and the church’s foundations were not complete and solid.  Several strange problems had grown up after his premature departure.  Apparently, some individuals in Thessalonica opposed this new religion by accusing Paul of being a money-grubbing self-promoter.  As soon as circumstances became difficult, they said, he snuck out of town.  There were also doctrinal difficulties.  Chiefly, The Thessalonians worried that if a Christian died before Christ returned, he or she would be lost forever.  So Paul sent Timothy to find out how the Thessalonian church was doing – if they still held to the word they’d heard from him.  Timothy has returned with a good report, and so Paul writes this letter around 51 AD to defend his ministry among them, clarify basic doctrine about death and the Second Coming, and reassure the Thessalonians with hope.

Source: New Core Seminar – Capital Hill Baptist Church