Service Planning: Jesus Was Born to Die! April Fool!

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How would you respond?

Addressing this scenario is also Biblical.

Peter reminds us, “Always be prepared to give an answer…” (1 Peter 3:15…more extra credit); and Jesus, Himself, employed the technique of using His life story as a teaching tool.

Remember (or read again): After he was resurrected, Jesus immediately began teaching from the Old Testament, the psalms and the prophets.

Remember, too, after the Resurrection, Jesus taught among the people another 40 days.




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Michael Edgar Myers has been serving in performance ministry for more than 25 years. He is the founding director of Kingdom Impact Theater Ministries which uses music, theater, and multi-media to inspire Christ-followers in their walk with Jesus Christ, and those who are curious about Christ to embrace a relationship with Him.
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Worship Facilities Magazine, March-April 2018
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By Michael Edgar Myers on March 6, 2018

Dear Bill: Thanks for taking time to read and comment.  I appreciate your perspective, and pray that through this essay, and other focused outreaches by leaders of worship employing God’s creativity that the good news of the gospel will be clearly conveyed and life-changing during this season…and others.

By Bill Koonce on February 26, 2018

One struggle in my personal ministry has been dealing with the fact that few if any people whom I contact day-to-day have not heard the Good News. It’s not that they need to be told for the first time, rather that what they were told did not speak directly to them. Without proper explanation, the message that a person was “born to die” is an affront to our innate sense of self-preservation. In fact, many of those who will be at Easter services as “saved” Christians have notions that “a good guy with a gun” (or sword) could have changed the Easter story, as if that was a desirable outcome.  Perhaps we all need to review the Easter message.

For myself, the Good News is that God’s plan was for His son to die on that hill, and to go to hell, to save us all from the same fate. That is His greatest gift to us! A “happily ever after” that we all long for, but are not worthy of, even by doing “good things”. It’s a message worth getting right, no matter what the cost.

I agree that packaging the message in a way that surprises is a great way to recapture attention. Perhaps something even more disruptive should be done to make sure that the Good News is received as intended. Most worship services are set up as a mass communication platform: one-to-many, or few-to-many. What if on Easter Sunday, your regular congregation was there to minister to the CEOs one-on-one? Just a thought…


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