Courageous in Prison

I would appreciate your prayers today as I travel to Perry Correctional Institute which is a level 3 security prison for men. The movie Courageous has been used in the prison and had an impact on many of inmates. A group of the inmates are about to go through The Resolution for Men Bible Study which I had the privilege of helping with the development of that curriculum.  It has been used...

Day 26: Be Strong and Courageous

After the death of Moses, God calls Joshua to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land.  This overwhelming assignment is met with God's promise that he would be with Joshua. The following is one of the days from the Word: 100-Day Bible Reading Plan.  If you would like the readings emailed to you, you can submit your email address here and I will deliver the reading to your inbox every...

Courageous in Lancaster

I had the extreme privilege to go and minister with Second Baptist Church Lancaster, SC last night. They were having a "Courageous" weekend, and I got to serve their church in some really special ways. They had a men's only screening of Courageous on Friday night.  Sunday morning, their pastor, Brian Saxon, had preached on fatherhood.  From 4 to 6, I taught a large group of guys who gave up a...

Courageous Resolutions

I'm in need to rally some prayer partners together again.  I've been so humbled to be a part of this Courageous movement by helping develop the Honor Begins at Home curriculum that is available in January.  And, for whatever reason, it appears God doesn't have me done with this work of ministering to fathers just yet. In addition to the Bible study, a book was written called The Resolution...

Go See Courageous This Weekend

I've shared a lot about my involvement with the Courageous resource, Honor Begins at Home, which will be available next week.  I can't urge you enough: go see this film this weekend.  It is a powerful movie that could change your home, church, and community if the principles are applied. I am posting a clip below from the film.  This is the opening sequence of the film.  While the intense...

Courageous Opening Weekend Showtimes

I was thrilled to find out the other week that the movie Courageous will be showing on opening weekend in Greenwood!  For those of you who follow my blog, you are aware that I have been blessed to be a part of writing a Bible study to accompany the movie entitled "Honor Begins at Home." Since so much of the study has critical clips to the movie, it won't be released until after opening weekend....

Courageous is Coming to Greenwood

I was thrilled to find out the other week that the movie Courageous will be showing on opening weekend in Greenwood!  We were able to get a private screening for leaders in Greenwood, and the response was incredible.  Church, ministry, and business leaders got behind this and we made a plea to get it here, and God obviously wants this movie on fatherhood to impact this community. We are...

Update on Courageous

I've had some people ask as of late concerning progress for Courageous. On one end, the movie has been edited and being screened around the country.  If you have seen the Soul Surfer movie, you can check out the exciting trailer for Courageous. On my end, I have been asked to write a few more articles of helps for the Bible study that will be included in the packet.  I am working hard on...

Courageous Deadlines Have Been Met

I am happy to report to you that I submitted my last work for the Courageous Bible Study today! I am way humbled to be a part of this great ministry endeavor, but I am also very tired.  It has been a lot of work to do in a short about of time. The movie comes out on September 30th, what I have been working on will come out around the same time.  It is an 8-week Bible study curriculum that...

The Heart of Courageous

I've been so thankful for the many prayers prayed on behalf of my work with the upcoming Bible study accompanying the movie Courageous. I can tell you that if Fireproof impacted you, buckle your seat belts for this one.  It speaks to one of the greatest issues in our country today. The state of fatherhood is in trouble, and this project is attempting to change that fact.  The official release...

I Could Use Some Courageous Prayers

This week, I am hunkering down and working on the Bible study curriculum for the upcoming movie by Sherwood Pictures, Courageous.  I shared on the blog a while back about how humbling an opportunity it was to work on this project.  As the Kendrick brothers are working on the production side of the film right now for a September 2011 release, I have the task of sorting through the movie themes,...

Courageous Writers’ Conference

Last week, I had the privilege of brainstorming with the Sherwood Pictures Team and LifeWay leadership for the upcoming "Courageous Bible Study" based on the Courageous movie coming in September 2011.  I was humbled when they asked me to be a part of the writing process, and I am even more humbled after spending a week working on this material. I can't go into too many details concerning the...

My Role in the New Movie Courageous

Many of you have been following the news of Sherwood Pictures' next film, Courageous. The talented crew that made such films as Fireproof and Facing the Giants is releasing a new film on the need for fathers to rise up. And I got a role in it. To be clear, they have not called upon my acting abilities.  My face will not grace the screen.  But I have been asked to help out in another way....

War Room: A Movie Practiced Before It Was Produced

On August 28, War Room hits theaters.  It's a powerful movie about prayer that has the potential to change your life for the better. Since I got the privilege to help develop curriculum with the Kendrick Brothers, I got to watch different edits of the movie months ago.  Watching the film and working on The Battle Plan for Prayer was pivotal in my own prayer life. But quite honestly,...

Single Parent Homes

In the months leading up to the opening weekend of Courageous, I was asked to speak at various churches or functions concerning my role with the film.  While I had access to the script and an early edit of the film, I was bound by certain stipulations concerning what I could or could not say about the film. Since I was only a part of the curriculum development process, I would share my story...

The Battle Plan for Prayer

Yesterday, I was able to submit a 124-page document to LifeWay for the upcoming curriculum entitled, "The Battle Plan for Prayer."  Working alongside the Kendrick Brothers, we have developed a Bible study on prayer that has changed my life for the better!  If it impacts people a fraction of how the Word has impacted me during this process, lives will be changed! This curriculum is an 8-week...

Bible Memory Starter Set

I get asked often: "What are some good Bible verses to memorize?" If you are just starting to memorize Scripture or trying to go even further with this wonderful spiritual discipline, I would love to help. Here is advice I regularly give: Establish Fighter Verses - Acknowledge the weak areas in your life right now.  Establish how the Devil is attacking you (1 Pet. 5:8) and then get...

Kendrick Brothers Movie #5 (And Some New Curriculum)

After preaching Sunday morning, teaching on cults Sunday evening, I went home to get a few hours of sleep.  My alarm woke me up at 3:45 AM Monday morning so I could get to the airport to make it to an early meeting in Nashville.  While the conditions were tiresome, I was eager and humbled at the opportunity. I am getting the chance to work with the Kendrick Brothers on another project.  It...