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The Resurrection: Modern Mashup or Our Story?

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The challenge is to remind ourselves that while Jesus’ resurrection was an event that happened nearly 2,000 years ago, it must also be our story. Let’s step into the story of Scripture. As you watch this, and as you read the scripture that follows, what do you think? Should we imagine Jesus’ actions in our context? Do we put him into our story? How do we enter into his story and it become real?

Matthew 28:1-10

28: 1 After the Sabbath, as the light of the next day, the first day of the week, crept over Palestine, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to the tomb to keep vigil. 2 Earlier there had been an earthquake. A messenger of the Lord had come down from heaven and had gone to the grave. He rolled away the stone and sat down on top of it. 3 He veritably glowed. He was vibrating with light. His clothes were light, white like transfiguration, like fresh snow. 4 The soldiers guarding the tomb were terrified. They froze like stone.

5 The messenger spoke to the women, to Mary Magdalene and the other Mary.

Messenger of the Lord: Don’t be afraid. I know you are here keeping watch for Jesus who was crucified. 6 But Jesus is not here. He was raised, just as He said He would be. Come over to the grave, and see for yourself. 7 And then go straight to His disciples, and tell them He’s been raised from the dead and has gone on to Galilee. You’ll find Him there. Listen carefully to what I am telling you.

8 The women were both terrified and thrilled, and they quickly left the tomb and went to find the disciples and give them this outstandingly good news. 9 But while they were on their way, they saw Jesus Himself.

Jesus (greeting the women): Rejoice.

The women fell down before Him, kissing His feet and worshiping Him.

Jesus: 10 Don’t be afraid. Go and tell My brothers to go to Galilee. Tell them I will meet them there.

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August 25th, 2015 at 11:39 am

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Christmas Music from Amy Stroup

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How about a Little

Free Christmas Music!


Thanks Amy, hope you get to enjoy Nashville during the holidays!

This is some of Amy Stroup’s Christmas music being used in several television shows during the holidays.

Thought it might be a nice little treat for you as you get ready for the holidays.

Press the triangle to reveal songs and play music.

Click the download link to download the music for yourself.


From all of us the Warehouse!


Here’s a little YouTube bonus track!

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December 4th, 2014 at 11:32 am

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He is Risen

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Paul Baloche has a new song for Resurrection Sunday. It is off his new Paul Baloche Live Album. Here’s a couple of lines I especially love:

Early morning break of dawn,
Stumbling to the tomb;
Standing awestruck wondering who
Rolled away the stone.
And as the sun came up,
Amazed, they looked inside and saw
An angel clothed in light;
“Don’t be afraid, He is alive!”

He is risen!

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March 10th, 2014 at 10:00 am

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Jars do Christmas for Cowboys

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Here’s an impromptu Jars of Clay back of the truck rendition of John Denver’s “Christmas for Cowboys” — y’all have a Merry Christmas, yuh hear!



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December 23rd, 2013 at 6:05 pm

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Enjoy the Music

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Enjoy a little Christmas Music. Merry Christmas y’all!

(Just the click on the play button to see the songs!)



Which one is your favorite?

I love Jars of Clay, but of this group, I think I like “Mary and Joseph” and my favorite of the Christmas songs, “O Come O Come Emmanuel” — Merry Christmas and be blessed!

P.S. You have to click each song to get them to play!

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December 14th, 2013 at 10:16 am

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Fading West – Switchfoot

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Sometimes you just have to share what you really like. I like Switchfoot, so here’s a little peak at coming attractions.



Uncomfortable intentionally! Yep.


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December 13th, 2013 at 4:06 pm

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