Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Reflections

-For the second week in a row, a power surge has knocked our tech out during our 9:30 service. I wonder if God is teaching us that true worship is not bound by words on the screen...or if the churches of the city have too many things plugged in at 10 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

-Phrases that will stick with me and hopefully you: "If you were arrested for being Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict?" "When there is an earthquake in Haiti and there is hunger, poverty, chance of homelessness, hopelessness and despair, the church must say NOT ON OUR WATCH." "Does your family know that you are God-flavored?...How about your coworkers?"

-The key to impactful, memorable worship is to identify the one takeaway that you want the people to go into their week with and then hammer it home in as many different, meaningful ways you can. There should be no question what the point of church was for the week. (And the one takeaway had better be 1. biblical 2. cross centered 3. seasoned with grace...not self help...not opinion.)

-Preaching exhausts me. I am highly introverted. So when I am engaged with people for 3 services and all the interaction between and after services, it wipes me completely. I got home, put some comfortable clothes on and was out cold for two hours in solitude...If you are must make time for this after being involved in intensely people oriented situations.

-God is worthy. Bottom line...He is worthy of it all and He's inviting us to live a life bigger than ourselves. So may we be God flavored...God glowing and may we glory in His that they may see it on our faces!

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