On Thursday I will be deaconing and doing a short talk at the Cathedral Ascension communion service.
Whilst I appreciate Christmas, Easter, Pentecost and dare I say even ‘All Hallows’? get higher profiles, I think that it is good to set a day aside to celebrate Christ’s Ascension as I believe it was a very important occasion.
Only trouble is whenever I think of Ascension day, for some strange reason Arnold Schwarzenegger seems to come to mind…can’t understand why!
My good buddy Noel Richards shared with me something that he does midweek and I thought wow, that would really be great for my ‘History of Ish’ testimony concert.
My main ministry of course will continue to be visiting Churches and doing my concerts with them but I do realise that some of your Churches feel they don’t want to, or are unable to arrange a concert in their building which is fair enough. However, how about YOU hosting a Cosy Concert for your neighbours, friends, fellow church people in YOUR LOUNGE!
I would insist that your lounge is big enough to comfortably seat at least 25 people…. and not sitting on each others laps!It would also need to be a detached property..as I will be making a little noise and it’s not really a good witness to upset those living in houses close by!
I would link your visit (the day before or after) with a Church concert that I have been invited to do.
It would of course a be very informal, great fun and gently evangelistic….cosy concert!
I would hasten to add that this concert is NOT a childrens event and will not be suitable for young children, it really is a chance for you to get your adult friends who are believers or seeking into your home for a fun yet challenging evening…and of course you won’t need months in advance to advertise it!
If you are interested please e mail me at email@example.com and I will send you more info.
So tomorrow afternoon brother Timbo and I are doing the Scripture Song Concert in Alfold Chapel in Surrey at 3.30pm.
Below are the Scriptures that we will be singing and learning together…. all in less than 90 minutes.
A lot of you will know these little Scripture songs already as you learned them when you were a lot younger…and I bet you still remember most of them!
I believe that the Bible is powerful and God speaks to us through His Word. A book that both young and older Christians need to both read…and also to memorise!
And of course as it’s an Ish thing…you are guaranteed to have a lot of fun whilst doing so!
There’s nothing quite like it available so if you fancy a ‘musical Bible study’, for the whole family, do get me to your Church whilst I am still touring with it.
Psalm 150 / Hebrews 11 v 6 / 3 9 Thirty Nine / Creation Song / Psalm 37 v 4 / John 3 v 16 / All the books of the New Testament in order / 5000+hungry folk / All the names of the 12 Apostles / The 9 gifts of the Spirit / The 9 fruit of the Spirit / Matt 6 v 14 / Matt 6 v 19-21 /2 Kings 6 v 16 / Luke 9 v 16-17 / Mark 10 v 14-15 / The Lords Prayer / Psalm 8 v 25-26 / The Hebrew names of God / The armour of God / Hebrews 13 v 8 / 1 Peter 1 v 24 / Luke 25 v 5-6 / Isaiah 58 v 11 / Luke 17 v 6 / Matthew 5 v 15-16 / Ephesians 1 v 5 & Psalm 104 v 33 and Numbers 6 v 24-26.
Who says that todays Christian concerts contain very little Bible!
Time to update you on the diary dates so far for this coming year so if you live nearby hopefully you and your family can pop along and say hello and join in the fun.
As always, I would be love to visit your Church to do a concert / praise party / all age service, and as you can see, there are still plenty of free dates. Also if your Church is within 50 miles of anywhere I am visiting, on either the day before or the day after I would love to come and visit you. After travelling a distance it makes sense for me to visit as many Churches as I can whilst in that part of the country, and I can provide all the equipment I require. The cost to the organiser would only be £100. Please e mail me for more info firstname.lastname@example.org.
South Harting 1st Swindon 11th-12th Alfold 19th
Warwick 1st Kilmington (Nr Axminster) 19th. St Minver (Nr Bodmin) 20th. Bristol 21st Chichester Cathedral preach 30th
Birchington (Nr Margate) 12th
Littlehampton. 13th Crawley 15th Weston-Super-Mare 20th
Chiddingfold 5th Luton 11th Sandown (I.O.W) 18th
Felpham 1st Chiddingfold 3rd Louth (Lincs) 15th Stafford 16th
More details of each booking on my website diary.
Wednesday I’m at St Peters Church in Martley doing a special rendering of my ‘When the road is rough and steep’ concert for their Lent event.
Thursday I’m doing a radio interview for Heart and Soul radio followed by a ‘Sting in the Tale’ testimony concert at Catshill Baptist Church in Bromsgrove.
Saturday I’m at St Andrews Church in Crawley along with Duggie Dug Dug doing a seminar and Praise Party for childrens leaders.
Then on Sunday morning I’m preaching in Chichester Cathedral on Luke 14 v 33 when Jesus said ‘Anyone who does not give up everything they have cannot be my disciple.
I love diversity and challenge and next week is certainly going to be that!
They say variety is the spice of life…well if it really is spicy…I’d rate this as a vindaloo of a week approaching!