I still have the sunburn as a trophy to remind me of the awesome Easter service we participated in this year. While my wife played a pivotal role in the sanctuary with the volunteers’ kids, I spent the entire morning and afternoon on the hill with 1,000 other volunteers. Easter on the Hill at Celebration Church was from start to finish a God-anointed event. From the moment Celebration Church got the call from Tim Tebow‘s representatives that he would be interested in speaking, the plans for Easter changed. No longer would they be deciding how to approach the upcoming celebration of Christ’s victory over death in their sanctuary, but reconsidered preparations by dropping to their knees in humble prayer. Perhaps this call was the response Celebration Church received after saturating their spirits in fasting and prayer at the beginning of the year. In January members of the church all had the same conviction–God was going to bring His power and transform the church in a new and mighty way–though the staff and pastors had yet to make specific plans.
Easter Sunday of 2012 has been the most unique and unorthodox service I have ever been a part of, or even attended. Various people dressed in costumes and had interacted with the people awaiting the service in a Woodstock-like fashion (of course, without the clouds of smoke). Recognizable characters such as Elmo (who “Tebowed” with some kids), Woody and Jesse (Toy Story), Football players, Snow White, Mr. Incredible (The Incredibles), and a few others all made the people feel comfortable and at home. Although they primarily served to bring a smile to everyone’s faces, what made them indirectly part of the ministry was the simple message that said, “Come as you are!” This was the entire thrust of Jesus’ ministry. He never established a building and “invited people to church”, but brought the Kingdom to them! Continue reading
They Will Know We Are Christians
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1. Final Logo
I’m not happy with how I’ve finalized it, and I want something simpler and more sleek. I would like some help, somehow. I just want to finish it and be done with it, so I can use it with everything I do–not just on this blog. Here has been my progress…
2. Clearing the mess with the upcoming “Travels” page
As you may have seen, I put up a messy page under the “Travels” section of the site. So far, I have just an introduction to the Sri Lanka 2011 trip. However, I want to organize the pictures in such a way that I can explain them by groups. Inserting them into galleries would be ideal, but I can only figure out one massive gallery. Otherwise, inserting them into the post, as has already been done a little, turns into a chaos cluster.
So, I’m trying out the WordPress app for iPhone. It seems handy when I’m not at home and I have a thought to work out. I’m actually at church right now waiting for the service to start–Celebration Church in Georgetown, TX (@celebrationchurchtx).
This is my official logo…does it work?!?
The symbolism of the tree relates to so much. Not only does it represent the tree of which humanity fell, we chose to eat the fruit that bore knowledge of good and evil (see My Theory on the Tree), but Jesus also refers to people as trees constantly–the fruit we bear demonstrates the quality of tree we become. Therefore, it has become the symbol for this blog.