8.31.2008

laugh often

Our sermon series at church currently is "One month to Live." Last weeks sermon, love deeply, was very emotional as our pastor talked about the events that happened in the Steven Curtis Chapman family last May. He talked about how, as they were pulling away to go to the hospital, Steven Curtis Chapman yelled out the window to his son who had been driving the car that struck Maria, "Will Franklin, your father loves you." Later when asked why he yelled this he said, "I was in the process of realizing I was losing one child, and I did not want to lose another one." Our pastor used this to illustrate God's love for us: "Kelsey Lynae, your Father loves you. I've lost one child but I'm not about to lose another one." It was, like I said, emotional and very captivating.

So after that sermon last week, we didn't quite know what to expect when we walked in today. The sermon was titled "Laugh Often," and that is exactly what we did. It was such a great reminder that as Christians we have a joy that no one can touch, and that the church should be a refuge of that joy. The sermon was, as you can imagine, very funny [our pastor def. has a gift for this in most sermons], but the gospel was also very evident. It made us thankful once again for this church that God has placed us in. You can check out this sermon series at the church's website:

http: //www.southeastchristian.org/sermons/?id=808

[This week's and last week's aren't up yet, so keep checking back. You can also check out the past sermon series, "gods at war," which is a powerful series about idols in our lives.]

At the end of the sermon, he played this video...enjoy[ don't know how to get the videos but just the links, sorry]:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbSieU8wcFQ

Here are a few other videos that Brent and I always turn to when we need a good laugh. When you have a minute, take a look:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iay0KRMGPM0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5ALIL7T764

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9WmKre5O2I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNABGedFgzQ

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great links. Some funny clips. Sounds like a great sermon series too. Speaking of sermons, here's another funny link, though depending on your audience, you can delete this comment if you don't find it appropriate : ).

Eric

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxQcb09eDOs (or search under "Youth Pastor Dirty Preacher"

Roberta said...

Wow! That Steven Curtis Chapman story gets me every time. :( What a great sermon series though! I love to laugh and those links are very funny. I love that Good Doctor one. hee hee.

Mia used to have that infectious laugh that would have Kris and I just rolling/crying. I wish I would have taped and put it on youtube. We could be an internet sensation. LOL!

You had asked about tiles for the neclaces. I just ordered some on ebay for not too expensive. I wish you were closer and could come over and make them with me. :)