Men’s Gathering with Robert Barriger

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Various

Even though it was a last minute request to have a men’s/women’s gathering with Robert and Karyn, they were humbly willing to serve the church.

The men gathered together and were reminded of our calling as men. Once again, the truth was reiterated – “we are male by birth but men by choice.” Principles such as courage, valor, being men of our word, giant killers, and etc were spoken to our lives. The powerful thought for the night was that the choices we make now affects the people in the future – our future spouse, our future children, our future grandchildren, and our future relationships where we can influence them for Christ. Our choices are for “them.”

Then we had a great time of prayer, as the men of our church. The imagery that I got was a picture of a warrior guard the House of the Lord – “we will protect this house!”

Afterwards I talked with Christina and she mentioned that the women’s gathering went well. Karyn’s personal stories were not only hilarious but they highlighted the truth of God’s grace and mercy in a person’s life.

We are looking forward to tonight’s gathering where the whole church will be coming together to seek the Lord with one heart.

Christian and Christ-Follower Parody

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Viewpoint

With the marketing savvy of Apple, they have caught the attention of many of the younger generation. I think I will still be a PC guy (without the rigidity and blandness of course) because I don’t know if I want to “re-convert.”

Believe it or not, I was a Apple person all throughout my college and seminary years (one of the few). But when I came to Michigan, everyone was using a PC. Since Apple did not have certain programs and the OS was not like what we have now, I was forced to convert. My idealist side gave way to my practical side.

Many of you probably have seen the PC guy and the Mac guy commercial. This one church decided to do a parody off the commercials. It is pretty funny thinking that there are so many Christians who view Christianity in the way the PC guy (Pharisee Christian) views it. It was a hit even with pre-Christians because they have experienced the negative effects of Christians that do not fully represent Christ.

Humor is a good way of exposing areas of people’s lives that magnify self-righteousness and pride.

Check out the seven different commercials here.