Demon huntin’ with new tires

Posted: May 12, 2008 in Uncategorized

Yesterday, we completed week 3 of the 4-part-series “Prison Break” at Crosspoint.  It amazes me how emotional this series has been for people (breaking free from religion, breaking free from the past, and this past Sunday:  breaking free from unforgiveness).  I guess the reality is that many of us live in virtual prisons built around us by our pasts, our religious habits, and even our attitudes towards others.  To realize these things or be forced to face these facts can be painful, but it’s the first step to breaking free from them.

In spite of losing one of our main vocalists due to an illness at the very last minute and in spite of the fact that we played 2 of our songs too fast, it seems that everything came together well and the music helped to focus the crowd on God and the impact of the message (which is what it’s supposed to do).

Here’s the setlist:

  1. Demon Hunter – One Thousand Apologies
  2. Awesome Is the Lord Most High – Chris Tomlin
  3. All Because of Jesus – Steve Fee
  4. Amazing Love – Passion Worship Band
  5. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone) – Chris Tomlin

I believe every church should be allowed to play a Demon Hunter song at least once during its existence.  “One Thousand Apologies” is a great song about understanding the depth of our sin and our need for forgiveness, and it was a great song to kick off our service on Sunday.

Note:  A big thanks to our “mystery voice,” Chris Wilhelm, for filling in and singing yelling the screaming, death metal part of the song.  He saved Brent and I from going hoarse by the end chorus had we tried to pull that off.  It was pretty funny, though, because he did this part from a mic in the tech booth, and I think everyone in the crowd (including Dave) looked pretty surprised to hear this metalhead voice coming from the speakers and it belonged to no one onstage.  Good stuff.

It was a great Sunday, a great Mother’s Day, and only the peak of a great weekend:

  • On Saturday, we celebrated Z’s 3rd birthday out in the frontyard with a big, inflatable water slide and a splash pad.  Then we grilled burgers.  Z had a great time.
  • The severe weather event proved to a no-show for Decatur (which is a good thing), though the wind howled and the thunder and lightning kept my kids awake until about 1:00 a.m. Saturday night (and, therefore, kept us awake).  Not good, when you have to get up at 5:30.  Whee!  Still, considering how deadly this storm was in other areas of the southeast, I won’t complain if all I lost was a bit of sleep.
  • Sunday night, we feasted on King Crab Legs at our house with J-mo, Jason, and the Megatron.  King Crab Legs:  $7.99/lb.  Shrimp cocktail:  $10.99.  Thinking up Deadliest Catch parodies at dinner:  Priceless.  Wrong, but priceless.
  • Enjoyed a good bout of racing 4-player split screen Mario Kart on the Wii.  You know you’re having a good time when you cheer a newcomer to the hobby (Megatron) for coming in 11th out of 12th for the first time!!
  • Also enjoyed Gran Turismo 4 Prologue on the PS3.  I’m amazed with what they can do with graphics in games these days.  Wow!
  • I had to buy new tires.  I realized today how expensive good, true all-terrain tires are.  Holy…crap!  Many hundreds of dollars later, my ’06 Xterra now has new “feet” in the form of some GoodYear Wrangler SilentArmors.  I’ll be feasting on Ramen noodles for…the next 5 years or so, but I have new tires.  These:
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Comments
  1. Jason says:

    J-Mo probably had the best one, but it’s that whole line thing….

  2. Megatron says:

    I’m aiming for 10th place next time. . .baby steps!!

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