Weekend Teaching Series: You Own the Weekend: El Toro High School (Week 2 of 3)
Sermon Title: BIG God
Sermon in a Sentence: God is much bigger than we can imagine … the only part of Him we can even begin to grasp is His love.
Key Verse: Exodus 3 Moses and the burning bush
Weekend Scale of Difficulty: 7 out of 10
Attendance: down 2% from last weekend, up 81% from same weekend last year
Service Length: 62 minutes
Understandable Message: The talk was divided into two parts – a junior guy from El Toro spoke about how we too often put God in a box, and that we treat him as our homeboy instead of as the infinite Creator of the universe that existed before and above time. He had a great object lesson with a cardboard box on stage and duct taped it all up with the I AM inside. The second part was a senior guy from El Toro who talked about some amazing hardships in his life, and how that this big God was also near and closeby to those who are in need. There was a clear plan of salvation given to the crowd as well. The talk was capped off with a powerful version of the Lifehouse Skit that really finished off the message.
Volunteer/Student Involvement: Students once again did everything! Students ran the lights, cameras, music, programmed, announcements, shot/edited video, ran the control room, emceed, greeted, taught and decorated.
Element of Fun/Positive Environment: The night started off the a pep ralley style El Toro cheer – with tons of students from the high school crowding the stage. They hung banners from the balcony and the school mascot was running around the whole time. Students shot a hilarious rap video (I had a surprise cameo in it – ha!) at the school that was hilarious, and ordered a ton of pizza for everyone after the service, as well as screened Kung Fu Panda and had some fun killball afterward so people would hang.
Music Playlist: Infinite, How He Loves Us, You Alone, Cannons
Favorite Moment: Lots of great moments – for me it was the Lifehouse skit. I’ve tried to watch it before on YouTube and just didn’t feel it or even get to the end. But to see it in person, within the progression of the talk, was really powerful. I definitely had tears in my eyes even after seeing it now multiple times. I’m so excited that our students, so many of them new to HSM, got to hear, see and feel that powerful message.
Next up: You Own the Weekend – Capo Valley High School (series finale, week 3 of 3)