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Poetry Preach & Prose

Poetry Preach & Prose

By Alfred DaCosta
This podcast started during my ministry as Youth Pastor in Kansas City. I made a lifelong friend there who ended up being the only person who listened in. This friend has a gift. To take what he hears, summarizes it and writes meaningful poetic arrangements. I have gotten his permission to share these works of art. Consider signing up for a subscription to support the podcast and to hear a mix down of the poem and the sermon that inspired it.
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Enough Love Pt 1
May 20, 2022
End it Now: Strength vs Weakness
Snippits from a message by Eric Hansen. A poem based on that message by Dave Fairchild. For the full message:
October 15, 2021
David Flips His Lid
The occasional sermon by pastor Fred by request of a friend. This is the story of a transitional time for King David. From slaying giants to defeating his tens of thousands. He is now being hunted and Nabal is the last straw. 
September 15, 2021
Stay With Me
A sermon by Pastor Nick Snell and a poem by Dave Fairchild. My son and my wife help too. Stay with me.
February 01, 2021
The Wedding Feast
Preached in Harper one Sabbath. 
November 05, 2020
The Werk of the Gospel
First Sermon in Wichita
July 25, 2020
40 Days to the Cross
Journey yo reconciliation
July 22, 2020
Creative Children
By Jenna Gibson
July 17, 2020
The Malaphor
This is the introduction to the sermon I will be preaching this Sabbath.
June 26, 2020
The crusade against darkness
My son is studying about Hellen Keller this week. She says another soul touched the darkness of her mind. You don’t have to have a physical impediment to relate to that. Listen below as we talk about the crusade against darkness.
May 14, 2020
What do you get when you combine Convocation and Valentines day?
February 14, 2020
P0339 Circuit Intermittent
Sometimes adversity has more to say to us than inconvenience. God may be opening a door for you or someone to walk through. 
December 12, 2019
Debt to Self
Pastor Mike is preaching this Sabbath from Exodus 36:1-7 and the title of the message is “What could God accomplish through us if every member were debt free?” So I began to imagine. To owe no one, avoid no one, fear no one, what a feeling! In this episode, I explore the concept of a phrase I  call “debt to self.” It is a condition that makes debt collectors blush and can only be remedied in Christ, “death to self.”
November 08, 2019
Happy Birthday My Love
Birthday wishes 
October 02, 2019
Little Choices
I love cutting edge apps and innovative software. Right now I am memorizing Ephesians 3:16 through the best app I’ve seen within this category. It’s called Verses. For the class I teach at Midland I enjoy using, Kahoots, Prezi’s, Pollseverywhere, Expalineverything. For podcasting I joined the beta tester group for a new software called Descript. You record your audio and it transcribes automatically and associates the text with the audio clip. That means that if I delete a word in the document, it deletes the audio in the clip. I find myself giving credence to upcoming entrepreneurial ingenuity by subscribing to 7 day trials and cancelling before I get charged. In this story I am found standing near the bananas at Walmart when something goes wrong and I ended up accidentally making a financial blunder that would have costed me dinner that night. Here is the rest of the story. What I learned was that if I did not have a back up plan, I would have had to leave my grocery cart behind. I also learned that small decisions can have large implications. I am excited for the journey to financial peace so that my wife and I can continue to learn pay off debt, budget, save money, and give generously.
September 20, 2019
Newsletter Ep 2: Telepathy
Elon Musk is inventing a piece of technology that can be inserted in the brain to do some pretty cool stuff. I relate that in this episode to creativity now and forever.
July 18, 2019
What is Culture?
Siri gives us her definition of what culture is. There is alot of truth in what she says. Listen to how students at Midland Academy begin the steps to changing their culture. 
February 22, 2019
Christmas Cheers 🍻
Based on the Newsletter
January 10, 2019
Episode 6: Orthodoxy
September 21, 2018
Episode 5: Prophecies Fulfilled
September 13, 2018
Episode 4: The Canon
September 13, 2018
Episode 2: Intro
September 06, 2018
Episode 1: Define Bible
August 21, 2018