On Sunday I gave an evangelistic sermon at our 10.30 congregation. The passage was Colossians 1:15-23 and the talk aimed to answer the question: What is Christianity really about?
In the mp3 there is a gap of about 2 minutes where you can’t hear anything. That’s where I played a video. Both the video and the mp3 below the jump.
Scott Kurtz writes one of the most popular webcomics out there: PVP. Normally it’s a sitcom style comic centred around the offices of a computer game magazine. But occasionally Kurtz steps outside the normal confines of the comic and comments on things going on in either the video game industry or the comic book industry. Let’s just say Kurtz is not afraid of controversy.
Today’s entry for Webcomics Monday addresses an issue going on in the comic book industry at the moment. What’s of interest to us is that the comic is set during the Roman Catholic attacks on Galileo.
Shortpacked is a webcomic that quite often deals with Christianity and Christian pop culture. In a comic this week, we see one possible interpretation of the virgin birth. It’s pretty funny, but I’m glad it isn’t true. It would throw all kinds of things into chaos if Jesus wasn’t sent to earth on purpose. Instead he was promised from the start that he would come to deal with sin. You know you were expected when the entire creation was created for you and by you (Check out Colossians 1:16).
Still, pretty funny!
I had the pleasure of speaking to the year 6-8’s at Thomas Hassal Anglican College for their chapel service this morning. The title of the talk was “Jesus For Sale” where I encouraged the students to investigate the real Jesus. I used Colossians 1:15-20 for my talk.
As a Christian, I want to make use of every opportunity to evangelise. I want everyone to know about what Jesus has done for them and that they too can be one of God’s people. And as a youth minister, I am especially interested in going into high schools and reaching those school students who don’t know him. But the question is: how do I do this in the most effective and appropriate way? Some people think Exo Days are the way to go. But as I discovered whilst listening to Triple J news this morning, not everyone is happy about this.