JJ Summarizes Last Week’s Sermon

Posted: April 19, 2010 
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JJ at the Wylie Percussion Concert. He played in the opening song.

JJ is a note taker. He’s one of those students who loves to write down what he’s learning. Last Sunday there wasn’t much of an outline in the bulletin, so he asked for a notepad and proceeded to write down what he was learning from the sermon. After church he handed me two sheets of paper and said, “Here are the top 20 things I learned today.” If only most of the adults could find 20 things they learned in the typical sermon.

For those who weren’t there, it was a different sermon with the other two pastors participating with me in a sermon about why we do what we do in worship services at Waterbrook. We split the sermon up between the three of us and spread it, in excerpts, through the entire morning worship service. It was fun, and I learned a lot from the other two pastors. We’ll get the video up on the church website within the week, hopefully.

Anyway, here’s the top 20 things JJ had written in his notes:

1. There are different kinds of preaching.
2. Preaching requires a response.
3. Different preaching and preachers hit different parts of you.
4. Preaching is efficient to get a one way point across.
5. We place value on what we do.
6. Jesus Christ is the highest value.
7. The worship service is very important.
8. We should walk out with more love for God.
9. The worship service mission is to help provide  (Leads of into the next point. He must have jumped to the next point before this one was completely written.)
10. The Spirit of God works out of prayer.
11. The worship service is biblicy-based.  (biblically)
12. The worship service is also culturally relevant.
13. We try to make the Bible easier to understand.
14. We use songs to help teach the sermon.
15. We are supposed to give everything we have in worship.
16. We should surrender our lives to God.
17. When we walk out [after church] we should love God more.
18. [The] Offering is part of our worship in church.
19. Communion is also part of our worship.
20. How we worship always changes.

It’s always great to see your kids get it. Even if he did say when giving me his notes, “Sorry Dad, I didn’t get much out of your portion of the sermon.”

Tired of having my preaching critiqued by my 11 year old son.


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