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Susan @ 10:50 AM
Monday, November 01, 2004
Hillsong teaching - Brian Houston
Brian Houston taught throughout the weekend services this past weekend. Apart from that, Sunday morning service was a family service that held once a year. So Phil Dooley hosted an animated live Bible story about Daniel and the lions: the king was offered a gloria jeans coffee, and an angel lowered down from the ceiling giving the lions a bucket of KFC. Daniel being a good boy only eating vegetables, especially brussels sprouts, didn't get to eat any of the chickens. Then the angel on the way back to heaven got stuck in the mid air trying to remember his swimming lesson tips of 5Ds. There were a children's choir singing as well. When Daniel was released out of the lions' den everyone was singing "One way! Yaweh"...I felt sorry for the king, he had to eat a brussel's sprout as well. The king made an idol for everyone to bow down, but someone refused, saying "I don't like your idol, I want to bring Ricky Lee back, or Guy Sebastian"...
Brian preached in different services, different verses, different layouts, but same message, about people in your life, and the importance of relationships. We need to know who we are, and have a sense of identity. But in order to know who we are, we have to know who God is, and then find out who we are in Christ. Our true identity comes from who we are in Christ.
To me this is like a puzzle. Each of us is like one of the pieces of the puzzle. The whole puzzle is the community, or the church. We can float around, but if we can't find the surrounding pieces that are meant to be together with us, we'll find our lives disconnected, meaningless and incomplete. We can try to figure out in our own ways, but our edges are so odd we can't really fit into anywhere without clashes. Only in God who created the whole puzzle knows the reason why we exist and where do we really fit. Without us the whole picture is incomplete, and without the surrounding pieces and the other pieces our lives are like wanderers. We need to find our home, and the surrounding pieces and the ones who connect with us can help us fit into the big picture. God put us together, and when we're connected together, He sees a complete picture, and it looks good in His eyes...
Well, that's my interpretation of his(Brian Houston) message, hope he agrees.
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