On Sunday afternoons I am going to invite you the readers to share a quick thought from your church experiences this past weekend.
- Something insightful that challenged you in your life with God.
- Something hilarious that you heard or saw
- Something visual that you just had to take a picture of (Disqus comments allow you to upload a picture)
- Something that gave you a vision of the early church
- Something that felt contrived or superficial (be careful not to gossip here)
- Something that made you cry
- Something unique that could benefit other churches and Christians
- OR Something completely Random
The following Sunday, I will share my favorite “Shared Something” from the previous post and invite readers to repeat the pattern until it gets old and boring.
Here’s a thought from a reader from last weekend:
At our church, we had a service themed around grace during our 4-month journey through Ephesians (August to November). Not only was the pastor’s exposition of Ephesians 2:1-10 one of the best I’ve ever heard; a lay worship leader who works as a drug and alcohol rehab counsellor also gave a message about giving hope to the most hopeless of people, giving grace to those living with the miseries of being continually shamed by everybody else (something I can identify with b/c of battles with my sexual orientation). The worship leader then led us in congregational singing of Dave Dobbyn’s “Welcome Home,” a Kiwi song celebrating adoption of the stranger. – Paul Clutterbuck