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Monday, November 3, 2008

How to remember Church sermons


When people listen to sermons, people do various things during the sermon. Some take notes. Some do not, but still listen. Some got up too early and it is their nap time. You may wonder, so what ones has WeirdHamster done? Well, unfortunately, that is not what this blog is about. Eventually, most people forget the sermons that were preached (including the people that have taken notes); I have even experienced this.

Anyway, how do we combat this forgetfulness? And believe me, I have a terrible memory! My childhood is like three or four flashbacks (OK, maybe more, but you get the idea). No, I do not have trouble with flashbacks. So yeah. For me, notes do not help because I may write the notes, but I never end up looking at them again. Instead, pictures help me remember more than notes (yeah, you may have noticed the big white picture to the right); this is something new to me as well. I am a little sarcastic, I admit, with the pictures in relation to the verses, but it gets the idea across.

The pictures are about Galatians 5:13-15 that our Pastor was preaching on: "13 For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. 14 For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' 15 But if you bite and devour one another, beware lest you be consumed by one another!"

First verse: the picture was getting the idea that we are to be a "light" to others through "serving" one another.

Second verse: the idea that you should love others as yourself.

Third verse: Sorry for the graphic nature of this picture, but the idea you need to trend carefully and apply the previous verses to your own life otherwise well, you get the idea.

I do not remember the entire sermon, but I do remember some of it because of these pictures! This will not work for everyone. You do not need to be sarcastic in order for this to work, but it may keep you awake in order to listen to the sermon!

These drawings (or picture) have given me another idea for a different content section of the site; I will have more on this soon, so please check back! Yes, I am trying to give some incentive for you all to come back, but if the weird nature of this website drives you away forever, then I hope you are at least driving away with good fuel mileage. So yeah.

OK, now I am just going to write about nothing in order to make sure the text goes past the picture. Is nothing something? I think it may be considering I am writing about nothing, but something is appearing. Remember, from out of nothing God created. So if nothing is not something, at least we know some One can make it something.

Well, it looks like that is enough for at least half of the monitor resolutions out there, so have fun!

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