Bend-A-Knee Weekly Sermon 11/30/2023

Wouldn’t it be nice to return to a calmer, gentler, simpler time? A time before the insanity of the 21st century social media chaos? When the world was at peace and it seemed the most pressing problems of the day would not even be news worthy today?

Well, this weekend you will get the chance to go back in time, to that period in our history. The Kingdom Kids Drama Ministry will be presenting their Christmas musical production, Carol and the Belles, this Saturday at 11am & 4pm and also on Sunday at 2pm. The play is based on the antics that take place at Big Bill’s Drive-In Restaurant in 1954. Leather jackets, poodle skirts and bobby socks will all be on display. Jiffy Pop Popcorn (although it wasn’t actually invented for another four years), Brylcream, “A little Dab’ll do ya!” (which none of the production staff had any idea what it was), the early stages of television, with three channels, and the rotary phone (which I challenged the production staff to see if any of the kids would be able to figure out how to use it to make a phone call, we’ll keep the “party-line” discussion out of the picture) all are a part of the kid’s production. Some of you remember all of these items and others will be looking them up on the internet to find out what they are.

The beauty of the Kingdom Kids production is that it serves as the most non-threatening way to invite someone to hear the gospel message of Jesus Christ. The storyline of the play overtly tells the story of the Eternal Son’s birth into this world, complete with Scripture passages. It is heartwarming to see the 46 children and one grumpy old man (stated with his permission) involved in the play share the true meaning of Christmas. The countless hours invested by the 21 people on the production staff, adults and youth, under the direction of Amber Boltz allows for the production to be presented in all its glory.

Today as you consider pausing at noon to Bend-A-Knee in prayer may you uplift the Kingdom Kids’ production in prayer. May you ask God to show you who you can invite to this year’s production. The play is about more than showcasing the talents of the children; it truly is about sharing the gospel message, maybe for some in the audience to hear for the first time. May you bathe the production and its message in prayer that God can use this ministry to impact lives for His Kingdom.

Stay connected to God & to others

God’s Peace,

Pastor Mike

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