Millennials thiab haiv neeg Reconciliation

Qhov no yog lub dawm tham ntawm lub qhov ua siab tshaj ERLC Khetos txoj ntoo zoo thiab haiv neeg Reconciliation. Hauv qab no yog cov manuscript los ntawm cov lus ntawd.

Hmo ntuj no, Kuv twb tau hais kom koj txog millennials thiab haiv neeg reconciliation. Thiab kuv xav privileged sawv ntsug ntawm no thiab pab yog rau txoj kev no siv zog amazing ntawm kev sib sau nyob hauv tus vaj tswv lub tsev teev ntuj.

As a rapper, I’ve been a part of a lot of concerts over the years with lots of millennials and people of all age ranges. And I’ve seen that music really has a way of unifying people. There are some concerts where there is only one demographic of people: maybe it’s all soccer moms and white suburban teens, or all urban college students, or all southern baptist pastors wearing khakis (Alright, maybe not that last one). But there are also many where there are all kinds of people— young and old, black and white, and many other groups. And people who observe it often marvel at the diversity, and I think it’s a really good thing as well.

While I do think that’s cool and wonderful, I do not think it’s as impressive as some make it out to be. Every day there are

How Do We Use Our Gifts for God?

This is a brief message from Advance College Conference in Raleigh, NC. You can read the manuscript below:

I want to speak to you very briefly about using our gifts for the glory of Jesus.

Have you ever heard kids ask questions? They have an amazing curiosity that seems to have no end. That magical question “Ua li cas” can go on for hours and hours. I have friends who’s kids are in this stage right now. Well it seems that there’s a little child in my soul that likes to ask why, but it’s not about abstract questions, it’s about everyday things.

I’m not very easily motivated. There are some people who are naturally driven, and the fact that something needs to get done is enough motivation for them. My wife is one of those people; I am not.

In order for me to get anything done, I need the sense that I’m doing something grand. “But if I take this trash out, will the trash man get saved?” I’m a big picture guy, and I’m rarely drawn to details or tedious tasks. Tu, details and tedious tasks are the majority of real life. This is probably why I struggled

Does it Matter if Jesus Rose?

Well we are around that time of year. One of the two times many of us go to our mom’s church, or put on a nice easter suit and head to a nearby church building. I know some of y’all already have your easter suit and dress picked out.

It seems everybody gets takes part in the festivities. Christmas and Easter are those interesting times of year when even people who usually don’t care about Jesus get involved in some way. There are easter eggs and easter candy for sale everywhere. There are easter programs, and parades. Easter takes over a little bit, though many don’t believe in the easter story.

It’s not surprising though because Easter and Christmas have become cultural events. They’ve turned into little more than national holidays, family reunions, and opportunities for retailers to make some more money. tau mas, those who believe in the birth and death of Christ celebrate that, but it’s not required.

I remember growing up my family would go all out for easter. We’d go to the mall the week before and take picture with the Easter Bunny. I personally think that is the creepiest of all the holiday mascots. A gigantic

Kuv yog leej twg? Pt. 2: txais

Lub yees duab no yog los ntawm ib tug Disciple tam sim no sablaj hauv Batesville, MS. Thov zam txim rau cov yees duab thiab audio zoo


Dhau lub sij hawm peb nteg ib co foundations nyob rau hauv peb sib tham txog tus kheej. Peb tham txog dab tsi ua rau leejtwg tseem ceeb; Mas tias yog peb tsis paub leej twg yog peb, Peb yuav tsis paub li cas peb nyob nraum thiab nyob. Thiab ces peb tham txog li cas peb nyob nraum beautifully ua, tiam sis tawg lawm. Thiab vim peb brokenness peb nyob nraum muab cais los ntawm Vajtswv thiab xav tau ib tug Savior.

Tag kis no peb yuav tham txog ib qhov zoo nkauj truths txog rua ntawm Vajtswv, nws yog adoption. Txij ntawm no mus ho, Kev sib tham txog tus kheej shifts me ntsis. Txhua yam uas peb tham txog nag hmo— uas peb nyob nraum ua los ntawm Vajtswv, Vajtswv yehauvas yog tus tsim ib puas yam, tawg lawm, thiab xav tau—yeej muaj tseeb tiag txhua leej txhua tus nyob hauv ntiaj teb. Tej yam uas peb yuav tham txog tam sim no yog tej yam uas muaj tseeb ntawm cov neeg uas muaj nyob rau hauv Christ. Tag lawm tam sim no sib tham txog li cas peb tus kheej hloov thaum peb ua Christians

Tsis ntev los no kuv nyeem ib biography ntawm Steve Jobs, Tus founder thiab visionary qab kua, Lub tuam txhab biggest nyob hauv lub ntiaj teb. Yog yeej nyiam nyeem vim nws yog ib tug ntse heev…

Kuv yog leej twg? Qhov 1: Zoo nkauj tab sis tawg lawm

Lub yees duab no yog los ntawm ib tug Disciple tam sim no sablaj hauv Batesville, MS. Thov zam txim rau cov yees duab thiab audio zoo

Lis xaus no peb yuav tham txog tus kheej. Ntawd yog li cas koj cov nom tswv nug kuv tham txog, Tab sis zoo li cas lawv tsis paub yog tias qhov no twb tau ib yam dab tsi uas twb tau rau kuv lub plawv thiab uas kuv twb tau xav txog. Kuv twb tham txog nws nrog cov hluas pab pawg neeg ntawm kuv lub tsev teev ntuj hauv D.C. Ntau heev.

Li ntawd, vim li cas muaj leejtwg tau rau kuv lub plawv? Vim li cas kuv xav tias nws tseem ceeb heev uas yuav tsum paub leej twg yog koj? Vim hais tias koj tsis paub leej twg yog koj, Koj tsis paub li cas koj nyob nraum thiab nyob.

Xav txog tus Bourne identity. Tus txiv neej no tsim rau ib lub nkoj thiab tsis paub leej twg nws yog. Nws pom ib clue thiab mus Switzerland. Nws tau nyob rau hauv kev sib ntaus thiab twb paub lawm nws yog kawm nyob rau hauv combat. Tsis uas yuav vwm yog hais tias koj randomly pom koj muaj zais cia ninja kev txawj ntse? Tas cov yeeb yam nws yog rau ib lus mus nrhiav tau leej twg nws yog. Nws muaj peev xwm tej yam uas nws tsis txawm paub txog. Tiam sis yog hais tias nws tsis paub nws, Nws yuav tsis tau nyob li…

Xians muaj kev lom zem?

Qhov no yog qhov ib tug Khixatia uas paub tab kawg ntawm kuv kev lom zem? Uas yog ib lo lus nug nug thiab kuv xav tias ib ncaj ncees nug. Nws muaj nws ib daim duab ntawm Christianity uas yog feem ntau pleev xim rau. Thaum tibneeg xav txog cov Khixatia uas xav txog tej yam zoo li ntawd. Ib txhia xav screaming TV preacher, Lwm tus xav tias txiv leej tub dawb nyob rau hauv ib ce los yog laus dub pog nyob hauv ib lub tsev teev ntuj loj. Ib txhia xav tias thoj conservatives los yog cov neeg uas tsis nyiam kev kawm. Tiamsis muaj coob tus xav tias Christianity thiab xav: Hav, Uas yuav muaj kev lom zem tshaj plaws ua! Qhov ib Christian tsis zoo li kev lom zem rau cov neeg.

Christianity tau pom ib lub koob npe nrov li ib killjoy. Nws yog ib yam dab tsi rau boring neeg thiab cov neeg laus. Ib rapper nyob rau hauv ib zaj kwv txhiaj hais tias, Tub Rog Txawm teb tias, "Yog koj ntshai, Ces mus tsev teev ntuj." Thaj Christian churches yog rau timid, ntshai punks. Neeg xav tias qhov ib christian txhais tau tias koj yuav tsum hnav suits thiab ntev tiab, thiab mloog phem Christian suab paj nruag, txias. Ua ntej no, Ib txhia y'tag nrho tsis txias hauv qhov chaw thawj, Tab sis, txoj kev uas yog lwm zaj dabneeg.

Kuv cia li saib no Ja txoj cai sib tham nag hmo. Nws yog sib tham txog nws yaam puab paub nrog churches. In his experience churches always said come as you

Proud Speech and the Glory of God


I love kids. One of the reasons I love kids is because they show us ourselves. They’re like little mirrors. Let me tell you what I mean. Kids have pretty much all of the same problems we have, but those problems are just a lot more obvious because they don’t know how to hide them yet. This is really clear when kids do things they’re not supposed to do.

Have you ever seen a kid touch something they’re not supposed to touch? They’ll look around to see if you’re looking. They don’t care if another kid is looking; they just don’t want adults or parents to see. Why do they do that, ho? Because they know you’re in charge, and they don’t want you to find out because they know you’re the one they have to answer to.

Adults are the same way. Often we’re OK with doing things we’re not supposed to do, as long as the person we have to answer to doesn’t find out. You’re glad to speed until you see cops ahead. Maybe we’re glad to leave work early as long as our boss doesn’t find out. Maybe some of us cheat on tests as long as the professor doesn’t catch

Preach Christ, Show Them Glory

This video and manuscript is from Trip’s General Session at the Legacy Conference 2013.


The theme of this conference is Soli Deo Gloria, or glory to God alone. That’s a great theme. And we want that perspective – that all the glory in the Universe belongs to God alone, to inform every single thing we do. During my time tonight, I want to think about how that informs our evangelism.

Telling people about Jesus seems to be one of those things that all of us know we need to do, yet all of us feel guilty about not doing enough. Am I right? Am I alone in that? Even just this past week, I was feeling convicted because a relationship I began to build with one of my neighbors has kind of started to fall off. I haven’t been as intentional as I should about building on that relationship, and continuing to try to tell him about Jesus. And it seems like I feel this way often. The question I want to ask is why? What heart perspective needs to be fixed? I need my mind to be renewed. I have to remember why I’m

What is the Good Life?

If there’s any genre of music that’s always talking about and chasing after the good life, it’s hip-hop. I love hip-hop. I have loved hip-hop for my entire life. There’s just something about the drums, and the rhymes, and the energy that’s always drawn me in. When I was a teenager, when I wasn’t in class or asleep – or asleep in class – I was listening to my favorite rappers. I used to hang on their every word, and they had a lot to say. I know most rappers are not trying to be teachers, but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t learning. I listened closely to their ideas about the good life – and I liked what I heard.

I had favorite songs like “Money Ain’t a Thing,” and I was listening to albums with titles like “Get Rich or Die Trying.” So it really isn’t surprising that my idea of the good life was having a wallet so stuffed that it wouldn’t even close. It wasn’t all about money, ho. I learned about hedonism, casual sex, materialism, irresponsibility, laziness, tshuaj, and getting respect – all as pieces to the puzzle that is the

Txhua yam peb xav tau yog Vaj tswv

Raws li tej yam uas koj paub, Kuv yog ib leej txiv tshiab. Kuv tus tub, Q, muaj tsib lub hlis. Thiab nws yeej zoo siab, tsuas yog thaum peb muab nws rau hauv nws lub txaj thaiv npoo pw. Nws tam sim ntawd loses siab. Nws tiag xav tias peb twb abandoned nws fend rau nws tus kheej rau tag nrho cov teeb meem nyob ib ncig ntawm nws, nws sab sab heev thiab hu ua deductible nws ntaub hloov.

Tab sis muaj ib hnub nws pheej nrhiav tau lwm txoj kev kaj siab lug ntawm tej yam xwm txheej ntawm nws tes. Nws yog ib tug soothing rau lawv tus kheej tshaj plaws nws tau figured tawm. Thiab thaum nws txo nws hwj nws txhais tes rau hauv nws lub qhov ncauj – thiab nws yeej shoves nws nyob ntawd – nws forgets txog txhua yam nws hwm. Nws yeej tsis hloov lub Disease fact uas peb tshuav nws nyob ib leeg nyob rau hauv nws hoob, tiam sis tus tes ua nws tsis nco txog nws.

Qhov tshij, Kuv paub tias txhua leej txhua tus ntawm no hnub no muaj teeb meem loj dua nyob ib leeg pw ib chav. Peb muaj nyiaj txiag, tej teeb meem kev sib yuav, tsis muaj teeb meem, thiab hais txog. Thiab zoo ib yam li kuv tus tub, saib peb tej thaum txog tej kev pab kom paub daws peb hwm. Peb tsis xav kom koj hnov qhov mob thiab lo. Li ntawd, peb tig los rau tej yam uas ua rau peb nco txog nws. Tab sis, yog tias txoj kev zoo tshaj rau nws hais? Distraction?


Importance of Words

Words are important. We use words communicate with our friends and family. We use our words to conduct business. I use words to put songs together and make a living. We use words to discipline our children. Politicians use words to convince you that they’re the best candidate for the job. Words are a huge part of every aspect of our lives. I have a new son. It’s hard to live with a person seven weeks old, mainly because they can’t talk. So sometimes I want to help him but don’t know how because he can’t communicate with words yet. It’s hard to imagine a world without words.

The average person says about 16,000 words a day. That’s 112,000 words every week. That’s over five million words every year. We use words. A lot.

And anything that there’s a lot of begins to be undervalued. The value of something changes based on how much of it there is. When there are 100 cookies on a table after service you might keep talking for a while. But when there are only a few cookies, they seem precious. You’ll probably rush over there and if you get one in time, uas…

The New Covenant

I do music for a living. And as many of you also know, the kind of music I do is a little bit different than the songs you might hear at a CHBC service. There are many things about hip hop that make it different than other genres of music. One thing that’s not unique to hip hop, but is more common is the remix.

What usually happens with a remix is you take a song you’ve already made and you remix it. You keep some elements from the original, but you also change some things to put a new spin on it. So you might add new lyrics, or a whole new beat, or a just a different approach to the same thing. But one of the goals is to give the listener something new and even improve on the song.

Well the New Covenant, which our text talks about tonight, is almost like a remix. I say that because God promises to make a new covenant with His people, but everything about it isn’t new. His character hasn’t changed, His promises didn’t change, His overall intent didn’t change. But there are some things about this covenant that

Zoo meej npau taws Vaj tswv

I want to start by reading some quotes. So just listen closely and think about whether or not you agree with what’s said.

“Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.” Albert Einstein

“Anger is a short madness.” Horace

“Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.” Benjamin Franklin

“Never do anything [out of anger], for you will do everything wrong.” paraphrase

Anger isn’t one those character traits we usually desire. No one likes anger. Anger leads to bitterness and holding grudges. Anger leads to bad decisions. Anger sometimes even leads to violence. People usually don’t want to be around someone who may fly off the handle at any moment. It seems a bit unstable.

But here’s my question: does God get angry? Is there anything that can make the God of the universe boiling mad? Well I think our text this evening will address that question.

Tom qab

You don’t have to turn with me. In Exodus 17, the people of Israel test God by acting as if they can’t trust Him. After everything He’s done for them, making them His people, delivering them from slavery, providing for them and so on, they still don’t trust Him. So they fight with

Lord of the Demons

I want to begin by thinking about stories. Since the beginning of time there have been certain common themes that run through our stories. We have love stories, comedies, and tragedies – or the mixture of all those in one known as romantic comedy. But across all those kinds of movies, there are two themes that almost always show up: good and evil.

Think about your favorite movies. In Braveheart, Scotland and William Wallace are good, while England and King Edward are bad. In the Chronicles of Narnia the kids and Aslan are good, and the witch is bad. Even in Disney movies, this is true. In Aladdin, Aladdin and the genie are good, but Jafar is bad. Don’t act like you don’t know about Aladdin.

You always want the good side to win and most of the time they would.

So when we begin to talk about Jesus and when we begin to talk about God people sometimes think in the same categories. They think of the universe as a cosmic battle between God and the Devil. And like all of our favorite stories, we’re anticipating the end to see who wins. Is Jesus just an

Tus Temptation Xus

Yog muaj ob peb yam uas do pem affections rau kuv lub plawv rau Yexus xws li lub rooj sib hais tshiab Christians – lossis cov Christians – ua pej xeem professions ntawm lawv txoj kev ntseeg los ntawm kevcai raus dej. Kuv xav tias muaj ib co phooj ywg kuv, ho, leej twg tau brand tshiab Christians thiab tau me ntsis tsis meej pem txog dab tsi uas meant. Lawv hnov lub moo zoo ntawd theyʼve tau ua creatures tshiab, tias nws muaj lub siab tshiab, tias lawv tau raug ntxuav thiab justified. Thiab lawv xav hais tias qhov no txhais tau tias lawv yuav tsis tau temptation nriaj los yog ntsej muag. Tab sis tus twg los tau whoʼs tau ib tug neeg uas ntseeg Yexus rau ib lub limtiam yuav qhia rau koj paub thatʼs tsis tseeb. Cov lus nug no tsis meej tias tsimnyog peb yuav fim temptation. Cov lus nug no puas yog, peb yuav teb temptation npaum li cas?

Kuv nyeem ib tsocai no lub limtiam uas hais tias, "Cov txiv neej no txhob. Yog tsis muaj txiv neej nyob uas tsis muaj isoleucine, Nws yog tus temptation txoj kev pab, muab tso rau hauv qhov chaw zoo." Qhov no puas yog ib nqe lus muaj tseeb? Muaj puas tau ib tug txiv neej uas yog thaum nws tus tug temptations placed zoo tshaj tej zaum tseem yuav? Qhov tshij, letʼs tig los Luvkas 4:1-2:

Yexus, daim ntawv qhia txog ntawm tus ntuj plig, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the

uas tau tsav

There are some people who are good at certain things. There are basketball players who play in the league for years and years and they finish their careers rich and happy. They wanted to play the game they loved and they wanted to make a career doing it. They did it and they’re good. Then there are others, like Michael Jordan.

Michael Jordan was more than good. He was great – many argue, the greatest. Michael Jordan was not content with just playing the game and making a career. Mike wanted to be better than everybody. He wasn’t content with making it, he wanted to be the best. So he stayed in the gym later than everyone and he worked harder than everyone. And all of this because he was deeply driven by that desire to beat you. You saw this at his hall of fame speech. He was still challenging folks and his competitive nature came out like never before. He was driven.

You could also talk about artists like Lil Wayne. There are some rappers who just want to be famous and make money. Not Lil Wayne. He wants to be the greatest of