The journey started off with Kenneth preaching on Abraham, then by Kim-Ann preaching on Queen Esther, followed by Shahnon & Hwee Yen preaching on Jeremiah and most recently Sean & Leroy on Ezekiel!!
As you can see we had great preachers ahead of us, so when Ps Gwen, Jon Koo and I were grouped together to do Joshua .... it was like ... Oh no!! How ler? What will we say and do? Ps Gwen was the overseer ... and it was basically Jon & I that had to share something from our hearts. (I was thinking i can always share my arteries!!)
First of all when any of the three of us hold mics, we automatically close our eyes and worship (yeah we sort of serve in the worship ministry). So contrary to leading people into the presence of God in worship, how will Jon and I be able to talk for 30 mins non stop and with our eyes opened and hope that a "message" is carried forward?
Weeks leading up to the launch of the People Of Venture, during a Saturday evening - the African Nite itself, the ministry team was already preparing the church for the weeks to come. See how each of the People of Venture stood with their message. (pics courtesy of the-reflector)
So you can imagine the expectation of each church goer of the Young Adults service!! Doesn't this put makes you pray more and get on your knees more??? It sure does! :)
So we prayed and ask God to tell us what can we share? The three of us discussed what we wanted to share on one Sunday afternoon. Ps Gwen helped ensure that we were on the proper path so that we didnt stray. AND of course Jon is already in BCM, so that was a big advantage for us .... yeah soon he will be licensed to Preach!! :)
So all of this lead us to the Big Day on 8 December 2007, where we shared our hearts out on JOSHUA - Your Jericho Will Fall.
Here's a synopsis of what we did. Watch the video below, Download the powerpoint if u wanna.
Jon & I decided to have some fun with our Intro, and we called it JOSHUA by NUMB3RS! We basically took different numbers in the life of Joshua and used it as an ice-breaker thingy to get some participation and to also tell a story with the numbers (and answers).
Jon preached an awesome story on the life of Joshua from a baby to a military General. He called it Joshua Rewound, where Jon unfold the story about Joshua's birth place in Egypt, on his influences as he grew up, his mentor (Moses), his love for God and how God shaped him to be the Military General who led the Israelites to Victory!!
Ps Gwen came up with the 4Ps of Joshua (scroll down below the video), where we inserted it into my sharing on how Joshua conquered Jericho. And, by applying these 4Ps in your life, your Wall of Jericho (ie Obstacles in Life) can be brought down and no longer be a stronghold in your life. Finally, I ended with Nathanael's testimony on how God touched Nathanael and brought down that "wall". Yups ... that was a moving story!!
[when i was practising at home on what to share, during Nathanael's testimony.... wah liau i cried so much!! So, it was a good thing when i shared it again on the Sat & Sun services .... no more tears!]
After that Ps Gwen took over and Close the Service by challenging the people further on the application of the 4Ps in their lives!! We saw God touching many lives.
This is my first experience in sharing in Church, and we have received some encouraging feedback, therefore I borrowed the video from the AV Team and have provided a low res video copy below so that u can at least visualize the sharing. ENJOY & Be Blessed!!!
Watch the Video of JOSHUA - Your Jericho Will Fall
[Length : 1hr 24mins - let it buffer before watching it ~ Video Link]
Learn the 4Ps of Joshua and let us know how you like it.
Download the Powerpoint : Joshua - Your Jericho Will Fall!
Do you have a Jericho (a Wall/Obstacle) in front of you? What do you do?
- Listen to God's PLAN
- Claim God's PROMISE
- Obey God's PURPOSE
- Receive the Victory thru God's POWER
[tags : delephant Joshua Jericho GTPJ Glad Tidings People of Venture Sermon Glad Tidings Young Adults Service]