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So Jesus in jeans went down yesterday and it was all shades and hues of Ah-May-Zing…
I wanna share a few things that service brought up for me and of course plenty of pictures…
If you don’t know what JESUS IN JEANS was all about, please read my post on it here
There was nothing unconventionally church about yesterday but everything cool and ‘E’ compliant’ about it.
Recall my last post where I said I had to find church ‘cool’ to flow? Ehen, this is a good example of what i mean.
There is a church for EVERYONE, whatever your taste is, so far it is a LIVING church. Find the one you are most comfy with and be planted and SERVE there. There is really NO textbook prescription as to how church should be. One mistake we make is that in our heads, we have reduced church to a set of rules and anybody who doesn’t follow the ‘RULES’ is OUT.
Nah Sweetie. And Jesus in jean service was just DCC’s way of evangelizing and reaching out to even more people. I wanna talk about the reactions that followed on my BBM after I sent a BC, on why we had to have such a service… loooool. But that is story for another day… One thing though, thank God He is omnipresent ooo. If not, God would have been in only one place yesterday, partying with His mainest people in DCC… True that!!!
Aint nada wrong with jeans in church yo. Walking into church for workers meeting at 7am with my pair of jeans, shirt and heels, almost everyone was in a pair of jean… It was super cool.
I quickly stole a look at The Rock IMAGE (Choir) because I know that those people are just vain colorful loool.
They didn’t disappoint, in their jean, red, white and black combo… Still on TRI, they did a fantastic ministration jare and it was led by one of my ‘favorite-from-a-distance’ Ministers.
(The guy is fine sha #Justsaying#) Sorry no picture of him 😛
The comedian, especially for first service was incredibly FUNNY. His joke on Igbo musicians and their videos got me rolling… Oh my!!! Too funny. Sorry I can’t obviously repeat the joke. I would water it down. Just trust me when i say HILARIOUS!!!
The dance too was on point.
But two things stood out that day for me and it was the DRAMA and the WORD…
The essence of the drama’s message was not lost with the drama, as incrediblY HILARIOUS and unconventional as it was.
It began with a woman whose husband had just passed and she was crying hard. Then the ‘Pharisees’, all four of them appear and start talking all sorts of rubbish about generational curses and sin,
further compounding the woman’s agony. One of them was a professor with BIG grammar loool. It was too hilarious. While they are doing their thing, two women come in with their bell and drama
and now demanded for 7cows and 7pigs to carry out a sacrifice. HAHAHAHAA
The Pharisees chased them away last last sha and continued their rubbish.
Then we heard the revving of a power bike from the back.
Then three guys appear dressed like bikers top to toe…
they made their way to the stage and those acting are as surprised as those of us watching. Like ‘what’s going on here???’
Then one of them, the one in Black introduces himself to us all as Jesus or ‘BROS J, like my DCC friends call me’ Looool. I am including a video here for effect. Then the other dudes introduce themselves… One as ‘Peter or P’SHUN’ and the other as ‘James or Jaaaaaaaa’mey’ Loool. This they did with plenty of attitude ooo.
Then Jesus asks what the commotion is about and after they say, He steps aside and prays a really short casual but powerful ‘I know who I am’ prayer to his FATHER
and in the calmest most authoritative voice ever says ‘Lazarus, GET UP’
and immediately, dude jumps up… hahaha.
The Pharisees wanted to die. Then the Jesus retreats and sits on his Power bike.
The Pharisees leave angrily and return almost immediately (SCENE TWO) with the woman caught in adultery. With sticks and stones ready to kill the woman.
And of course, they were like, ‘You call yourself Jesus abi, the son of God yet you are wearing jeans and riding power bike? Ehen so this woman was caught doing AN UNHOLY TIN (He actually lifted his leg up when he said this. We almost died laughing) So what do you say because as you see us here, we are NOT smiling…?’
And then this Jesus brings out his iPad and was iPading away while the Pharisees were fuming.
Then very calmly, he says
‘He who is without sin cast the first stone…’
and dude went back to his iPad. Of course, you didn’t expect this Jesus to be writing on the sand in this 21st century na… Come on!!!
Come and see drama as they all disappeared one by one with the flimsiest of excuses.
Hilarity for days.
The last to leave was the most stupid of them all because he was holding everyone’s stone and waiting for them.
Anyways, after they all left, Bros J looked up from his iPad and gave the BEST line I have ever heard with all the swags he could muster…
‘Hey Sandra, where the Pharisees at?’
I almost died laughing!!!
This Jesus was definitely going to Hell by most Christian’s standard today and He was going to rot in hell this time not resurrect after 3days… LOOOOOOOL
You know how the story goes now… Just read it in John 8; 1-11
Then enjoy my video explaining the drama even more…
And this Jesus ooo, He wasn’t talking directly to us ooo. He would call James
and then whisper into his ears
and Jameeeeey would tell us.
The drama ended with Jameeeeey telling us that Jesus said we should ‘COME AS WE ARE’ cos anyday, anytime He is ready ooo. And when they were walking out, Jesus had this swag in his steps…
THE DRAMA WAS A BILLION STARS yo!!! Thumbs up to SOUL IMPACT…
The Word was another highlight of the day.
I will share nuggets that got me in my own words…
Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo preached. Oh, did I mention that he drove into church with his Power bike?
He did… Mehn!!! PK is the kinda Pastor I love abeg. When it comes to the Word, oh my Pastor drops it like it is HOT. And he aint low on SWAG at all…
He said once that a Parent told his son…
“…So you are going to that church where the Pastor drives a Power bike abi?”
Ha ahn!!! What is not right with that biko nu? Cos i RIDE one too… *straight face*
Loooooooooooool… Christians eh…We are always looking for rules and more rules…
Ok the Word…
The whole idea of Christianity is NOT a set of rules. It is a relationship. We have the STRONGEST, BESTEST message on earth and yet sometimes, we have the worst way of passing it across because we are reducing it all to rules and making it boring. If we can truly paint the right picture of what we have, then we would inspire many more people to wanna be like us. Jesus was NOT a religious guy… He partied, related with Sinners (the Bible actually calls him a friend of sinners Matthew 11;18-20), and so on. He even provided more wine when the wine at the wedding finished so that groove go continue loool. He basically related with everyone and yet was not corrupted by them. That is the balance.
Don’t be so ‘Christian’ that you forget that the core of our message is LOVE and RELATIONSHIP and become JUDGMENTAL of everything that doesn’t conform to what we have in our head as ‘CHRISTIAN’.
Christianity need not be boring. Church need not be that place where we go to sleep.
I am not saying we should all become WORLDLY and be corrupted by the world. All I am saying is don’t be so offish, eerie, odd, boring that you can’t reach the world.
Many people love Christ but hate His followers because of how we behave.
No one should box our Christianity and our message. Some people have the MOST USELESS SENSELESS message but you need to see all the packaging they give it. We that have such a message wanna be restricted and boring about it. Mba ooo. NO!!!
Enjoy the video and then I will wrap it up afterwards…
I love how PK tied it all up together. Jesus calls himself the BREAD OF LIFE and the LIVING WATER. Bread refers to sustenance. Likewise water. There is a God-shaped vacuum in EVERY man. Nothing else can fill that void. Not jeans, not partying, not drugs, nothing!!!
The koko is getting this JESUS and accepting Him as the One from whom your life derives a meaning. The difference between our own kinda groove (eg dressing well, riding power bikes, wearing jewelry, using weaves or dreadlocks, and enjoying the luxuries of life that He has given us freely to enjoy as long as we don’t cross the line and we do all things in moderation) is that we know that our definition, our sustenance is NOT and can NEVER be from those things. Rather, our sustenance is from this bread of Life and we have to teach others who still think they can derive joy from these ephemeral stuff, that ‘NOPE it won’t ever do’.
Get God and then put all these things in their place… no one being as important as that relationship with God.
Even though we have those ‘THINGS’, when they are absent, let our relationship with God NOT be shaken at all.
I love the illustration PK gave with thirst, coke and water. If we are really parched and we drink coke, even if we drink one gallon, in no time you would thirst again. Only water can truly quench thirst. It is the same way that the finer things of life cannot quench our thirst in life. Only God can. We should make sure that nothing else is used to fill that void or else we would just be wasting our time.
So Christians, please rep CHRIST WELL. Don’t make it about rules looking for whose dressing (or whatever) qualifies them or not.
A judgmental CHRISTIAN is an oxymoron… Both words don’t and should not go…
Enjoy life but let one thing remain number one… A RELATIONSHIP with God that shows in our day to day living and draws outsiders to Him through us…
On a lighter note, PK keeps saying that if JESUS was here today, He would drive a POWER BIKE. Being that He rode a donkey… Ride na ride abi… LOOOOOOL.
And the biggest testimony of the day were the souls that were saved… Quite a lot of people came out to give their lives to Christ (or re-dedicate).
Like I said, JESUS IN JEANS was an outreach program and judging by the souls saved, I can say it was well worth…
Enjoy more pictures Darlings… And just in case you like the earrings from the videos, sorry love, they are taken already.
And don’ bother asking me if I rode the bike… Askor…
While I got a personal shot… Whoop
Looooool. I think I will be beaten after this post.
JESUS IN JEANS was super amazing… Or like i said when my Pastor asked me
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And in other RELATED news, i joined a new unit in church which i am very VERY excited about… GUESS WHICH?
Nah, not drama…
Nope not Welcome…
Nope not choir (my voice is croaky)…
YUP, PUBLICITY UNIT known inhouse as LIGHT HOUSE.
Of course I am still a DEEjAY NOW… Projector Unit member that is…
Yup all three girls are the FEMALE DeeJays in DCC…
Shout out to DJ KENI and DJ TOYIN… Loool
Have a super duper COOL week ahead and please rep CHRIST VERY WELL EVERYWHERE YOU GO…
Hugs, KISSES … And PEACE