Contributed on Aug 28, 2016
What is the best way to get people to come to church? Is inviting good enough, or is there a better way?
OPEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yI7ox_0j-Y0 (First 40 seconds) Back in early 1960s, President John F. Kennedy set a vision before America “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will ...read more
Contributed on Aug 22, 2016
Jesus chose "ordinary, unschooled" men to be His disciples. For 3 years He equipped them for a ministry that turned the world upside down. But how did Jesus change them so they were ready for that adventure. And how can He do the same for us?
OPEN: In 1972, NASA launched a space probe named Pioneer 10. The satellite’s primary mission was to reach Jupiter, study the planet and its moons, and beam the data back to earth. Scientists regarded this as a bold plan, for at that time no earth satellite had ever gone beyond Mars, and they ...read more
Contributed on Aug 15, 2016
Within 3 years of its launch, the early church faced persecution and death. And yet the church not only continued to survive, but thrive. How did it manage to do that?
OPEN: April 11, 1970, 3 men set off on an adventure. They were the Apollo 13 crew, and their adventure was to be the 3rd manned moon-landing. Their spacecraft look like this artists drawing (We put a picture of the spacecraft on the screen). • The main module (the Odyssey) was designed ...read more
Contributed on Aug 8, 2016
Peter, James and John catch the biggest haul of fish they'd ever known... and then they just left their nets and boat to follow Jesus. Why would they do that?
OPEN: Albert Einstein was taking a train to an out of town engagement. The conductor stopped by to punch his ticket, but the scientist – preoccupied with his work, explained that he couldn't find his ticket. He couldn’t find it in his coat pockets, in his briefcase, anywhere!! The ...read more