The Sanctity of Life week is celebrated every year to uplift a unified voice for the unborn children.  The date historically falls around the anniversary day of the Roe vs. Wade decision.  This year marks 40 years in America that the unborn child has gone virtually unprotected from his or her own mother’s choice/reproductive rights.

At the heart of this very disturbing and often convoluted debate, is the emphasis on the women and/or father’s reproductive rights.  Most would agree that every person should have, within legal and moral parameters, certain reproductive rights over their own bodies.  However, once a child is conceived it goes without saying that this newly created person also has equal rights.  It is a very slippery slope, as history has shown us when we begin to place a higher value of life of one people group over another.

God’s Word is clear that all human life was created in His image – both man and woman.  Life is sacred and precious.  To be a follower of Christ, means we are called to love life like He does.  The “law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2) calls us to carry one another’s burdens as if our own.  What if we would begin to carry the burden of the unborn child?  What about the pregnant woman that so often is struggling on her own?  What about the many men out there who never had a man teach them what it means to be a loving father?

The Sanctity of Human Life week is a wonderful thing.  However, to really make a generational impact and truly turn the tide the sanctity of life needs to become a way of life…everyday looking to carry the burden of others as our own and sharing the hope that Jesus Christ has given to us.

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Titus 2 Impact

“…that older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in live, in patience…older women…be reverent…not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things…admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children…discreet, chaste…exhort the young men to be sober-minded…
…zealous for good works” (Titus 2 2-6, 14)

What would our churches, marriages, young adults, and youth look like if we took seriously the calling in Christ to encourage, equip, and mentor based on the simple instructions found in Titus 2?

It is because of the grace factor that we are touched by God and now live for God. In a very practical way, the extent that we live for God directly reflects the authenticity of God’s love and grace being perfected in our lives. It is this simple. As we yield to God’s effective grace, i.e. cling to Christ, God’s Spirit does His good work in us. This is where the fullness of truth and grace are manifested in works; theology now becomes more than a practice of one’s mind, it becomes an application of one’s heart.

Read Titus 2:11-14…God’s grace saves us, trains us, and sanctifies us for His good work.

God’s Sovereign Love – Free Resource

The overall message of Ruth is a reminder that God’s redemptive love, a constant interaction of  His mercy and grace, is perfected within the details of our lives.  This short but very meaningful devotional study draws from the beautiful yet real love story of Ruth and Boaz to assist us in seeing our own marriages as part of God’s greater love story.   If you have ever wondered why things happen the way they do and/or why your marriage seems to be drifting with no greater purpose or passion, this short devotional is for you.  It could also be used as a pre-marital devotional as well.

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Here is our Thanksgiving version for Running for Jesus – Running with Thankfulness. We wanted to remind ourselves and everyone that our greatest satisfaction in life is running for Jesus, i.e. living our lives in a way that brings Him honor and glory. I use to run quite a bit in my younger days. Sadly to say, I woke up the next morning after shooting this video with some soreness in my legs. Yet, the aches and pain reminded me that if we are running with Jesus we will see some trials, tests, and suffering along the way. However, our contentment and joy is not rooted in the circumstances of life. Rather, our greatest hope and joy is found within our identity in Christ.

As we celebrate Thanksgiving 2012, we hope this video helps bring our focus on what we should be most thankful for and encourage us to keep running the race.

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Thanksgiving Hinges on Contentment

contentment |kənˈtentmənt|


a state of happiness and satisfaction

ORIGIN late Middle English (denoting the payment of a claim): from French contentement, from Latin contentus (see content 1 ).

thankful |ˈθa ng kfəl|


pleased and relieved : [with clause ] they were thankful that the war was finally over | [with infinitive ] I was very thankful to be alive.

  • expressing gratitude and relief : an earnest and thankful prayer.
For our new Thanksgiving release, we are looking at the relationship between contentment and thankfulness.  One truly compels the other. To be content, is a state of being that defines one’s satisfaction and/or state of happiness with life.  Without true contentment, there can be no real thankfulness.  John Piper is well-known for his statement, “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.”  Whether we agree totally with the term “most,” there is great truth to the simplicity of Piper’s point.  Multiple places in Scripture, both Old and New Testaments, emphasize our joy and satisfaction is rooted in our relationship with God.  As we gain our greatest life satisfaction in drawing closer to God, in and through Jesus Christ, we keep in step with the Spirit and become more Christ-like, i.e. sanctification.   As such, if our greatest life pleasure and purpose is defined by growing closer to God, we will through God’s effective work in us reveal His greater glory in our lives.
Videos that Engage

Over the past several years, we have been fortunate to create and produce movies for churches, ministries, missionaries, and businesses.  Along the way, we have learned that quality videos are comprised of three critical elements:  1- A great message/content  2- A creative element and 3- A high-quality/professional presentation.  While some videos that don’t possess each one of these qualities may “succeed,”  the ones that have all three elements will very likely engage the viewer and see a lot of plays.

Whether buying a video for a church service or producing a video for your business or ministry, ask these three questions:

1- Do you have a strong and clear message? (audience/market specific)

2- What is the creative element of the video? (something unexpected and/or makes the viewer engage the message)

3- Would a larger business think the video is “professional” quality? (take the extra time to do it well…it will pay off with more views/shares)