Posted on November 23, 2010 by Chris
I can’t watch this video without being moved to joyful tears. Oh, that those who sang and heard that day would understand the glorious gospel truths contained in that great anthem! And some day they will, when “the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever” (Revelation 11:15).
Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
Note: You can learn more about the gospel of Jesus Christ here.
Filed under: Christmas, The Gospel, Worship | Tagged: Hallelujah Chorus, Handel's Messiah, YouTube | 4 Comments »
Posted on February 9, 2010 by Chris
The Lord is doing some tremendous things at TCBC at present, especially as members are giving out the gospel and inviting guests to join us for services. Our “bread and butter” for outreach isn’t events or programs, but equipping and motivating our entire body for “Every Member Evangelism.” The BODY is our best outreach ministry. And the Lord is using them! Please pray for us as much seed is being planted and many professions have been made in recent weeks. It’s been delightful!
Still, we’re wanting to supplement individual outreach with corporate outreach more effectively than we have in the past. One idea I hope we can apply this year is a “Community Messiah Sing.” My intention is to schedule a time early in December in which we invite people from our community to gather at our church building (a) to sing popular portions of Handel’s Messiah together, unrehearsed and with no thought of a performance, (b) to have some refreshments, and (c) to hear a brief discussion of the history and theology of the great work, which will include a clear gospel presentation.
We need to work on the details and viability of it. Have you ever done something like this? Do you have suggestions that would help make it more effective? Or do you have other ideas for outreach via this sort of community event?
Please chime in!
Related: Our most effective corporate outreach ministry thus far is the publication of The Gospel CD, which our members consistently distribute to friends and family members. I commend the idea to you!
Filed under: Borrowing Brains, Christmas, Church Music, Evangelism, Ministry Musings, Tri-County Bible Church | Tagged: Evangelism, Gospel MP3, Handel's Messiah, Outreach, Outreach Ideas | 48 Comments »
Posted on December 2, 2009 by Chris
Saw this in a store last night. You can’t make this stuff up.
You can get your copy at Amazon. But don’t.
Filed under: Ridiculous, Snickers | Tagged: Handel's Messiah, Norman Rockwell, Santa Claus | 5 Comments »