When you make yourself open to God's leadings He can take you some pretty unexpected places. I definitely did not set out to make a video on Christ's ascension but God kept gently leading me back to a chapter about Christ's ascension in a book called "Encounters With God" by Tim Keller. I was struck by the life-changing implications of the ascension and also noticed a void in the church when it comes to material on the ascension. This video is the fruit of four months of work. I hope you are encouraged by its message.
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Happy Easter from the Stevers
I’ve been lucky enough to be making videos to help churches share the gospel for a decade now. It's been an amazing adventure and I don't know where God is going to take me next but I am so thankful for your continued support along this journey. It’s a joy to be able to serve you, your church, and your community.

May you be renewed and strengthened in the promise of our Lord Jesus Christ. Have a blessed and wonderful Easter!

-Dan
Why I'm Not Making Easter Videos

Here's a bit of bad news: I will not be releasing any new Easter mini-movies this year. But the reason is not a scandalous one and I hope that you’ll understand this decision of mine. Allow me to explain.

The church media cycle is a very predictable one: traffic and sales spike at Christmas and Easter every year like clockwork as churches up their production values knowing that lots of guests and first timers will be pouring through their doors. As such, those who produce media for churches make a considerable effort to produce new content to meet the demand.

For nine years I’ve consistently put out new Christmas and Easter content, sometimes at the expense of my health (I have chronic pain issues that I’ve dealt with my whole...

Cain and Abel both brought offerings to the Lord but only Abel’s was accepted. Why did God reject Cain’s offering? This mini-movie looks at the principal of the firstfruit and why it is so crucial in how we approach giving. This video could be used in conjunction with a tithing message (ie - Putting God first in your finances) but the concept of giving God the first and the best extends to every aspect of our lives. God doesn’t accept leftovers; God must be first.

This mini-movie was inspired by the book "The Blessed Life" by Robert Morris. It has forever changed how I approach giving and I highly recommend it if you want to dive deeper into the topic of the firstfruits, giving, or stewardship.

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I began the journey on "YHWH" six months ago when I came across a YouTube video of a poet from the UK named Sh'maya performing a piece of spoken word. There was something about the poem that grabbed me, it was majestic yet authentic and raw, and I felt God leading me to pursue this poem as my next project. I contacted the poet, Sh'maya, and told him I'd love to turn his poem into an animated short film. After alleviating some of the natural concerns an artist has when handing their creation over to another artist, he was in. I was excited. He was excited. And then everything proceeded to fall apart.


Every animator I offered the project to said that they absolutely loved the poem but couldn't take on such a huge project....

There is a King above all kings, a King behind all kings, and the greatest earthly kings are but dim reflections of the True King. 
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Jesus's presence is constant and available but it must be sought out. This was true for the shepherds and wisemen and it's true for us today. Through his Holy Spirit he draws near to those who draw near to him and he promises that those who seek will find him.

Includes 12 stills (JPEG and Layered PSDs), 4 motion backgrounds, and a five-minute countdown at no extra charge!
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