on Sunday it was my turn to preach in our „Feierabend“ sunday service. „Feierabend“ means literary „quitting time“ – but if you seperate the two parts of this word (You know we Germans love to build long words 😉 ) then it means: „evening of celebration“. We choose this name for our services  to  show, that  we want to celebrat Got and his redeeming work in Christ – but also to show that we want to have a good time together.

so – this time I preached about one of the most difficult toppics: Sex.

I really had a hard time to prepare the sermon – I read some books, talked with some people and had thousands of different thoughts. The problem was to put this in 30 minutes. I took only two sheets of paper with me filled with some keywords. Normally I have 8 or more sheets with every single word on the paper. I tried it this time, too – but  – for some reason – I wasn’t able.
But nevertheless it was a good time. Several people came to mee and meant, it has been a good sermon.

Also the other elements of this service: worship time, video clips and the moderation (we have a moderator or host) and so on.

It was a good time and God really blessed it.

The next sermon I have to prepare is for my seminary. The topic is Matthew 8:16-17.

CU

markus

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pornsunday

12. Nov 2005

Don’t worry, pornsunday isn’t pro, it’s against pornography. Preparing the next sermon for feierabend I founed this page.
Once again the Americans are some years ahead. In Europe the addiction to pornography is still a topic nobody is talking about – even if almost everybody has problems with it.
I hope, many people will get help through this service and wake up. And I hope, too, that we in Europe will start this kind of Sundays as fast as possible.

God bless You

Cooler Song

21. Mai 2005

Im letzten Feierabend-GoDi hat einer unserer Musiker ein Lied von Derek Webb vorgetragen. Diesen Song finde ich so cool, dass ich dachte, ich drucke den Text hier mal ab.
Der „Sänger“ des Liedes ist Jesus, der sich an jeden von uns wendet. Aber lest selbst …

The Church

(words and music by derek webb)

I have come with one purpose
to capture for myself a bride
by my life she is lovely
by my death she’s justified

I have always been her husband
though many lovers she has known
so with water I will wash her
and by my word alone

so when you hear the sound of the water
you will know you’re not alone

‘cause I haven’t come for only you
but for my people to pursue
you cannot care for me with no regard for her
if you love me you will love the church

I have long pursued her
as a harlot and a whore
but she will feast upon me
she will drink and thirst no more

so when you taste my flesh and my blood
you will know you’re not alone

there is none that can replace her
though there are many who will try
and though some may be her bridesmaids
they can never be my bride

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Markus
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