Monthly Archives: January 2011

Do we know who we really are?

I came across this comment by Gerald Hinson on VickyBeeching.com, thought worth while sharing (hope he doesn’t mind)

“A friend of mine who is now a follower of Jesus once lead a very different life. At his lowest he dabbled in Satanism and the occult. During that time he was mentored by another person much farther along in the occult world than he. One day the mentor shared with my friend that he was able to “see” a very powerful force emanating from within followers of Jesus. “However” he said, “the curious thing is that most of them have no idea they possess this power. Not really…. at least not enough that they are a danger to us. If they knew who they really were and the power that lives inside them, they would be a formidable force to reckon with.”

I was first told this story 23 years ago and have never forgotten it.”

The Weekly RoundUp: The Looking From Above Edition

A quick punchy approach to it this week:

And finally, the BBC have shared a number of stories from people who have all experienced some amazing “Good Samaritan” moments. From angels on the road side to being near death, its worth checking out!

How to make Church more exciting

Well this evening we took a quick survey of the people we could find, and asked them “How would you make church more exciting?”. These are the top ten answers we got:

  1. In door fireworks… At any given moment
  2. Britain’s got talent style buzzers used during the sermon
  3. If the preacher goes over the allocated time slot… Paint ball guns…
  4. Mute button on the worship leader for when he / she goes off on one.
  5. An interesting way of presenting the Bible reading
  6. A gunge tank… Because they’re not used enough these days…
  7. When someone finds a name thats complete unpronouncable a competition to be the first to say it the most ridiculusly should follow
  8. Drop subtle word changes into the song lyrics and see how many people around you  actually sing them.
  9. After the service ends – organise fort building challenges using the pews / chairs / leadership team – to help build community.
  10. Employ a clown to welcome people in.