Sunday, March 30, 2008

BS on Saturday, NPC Parklands on Sunday

We spent most of the time on Saturday preparing to lead the worship at NPC Parklands on Sunday. We however spent a little time reflecting on how we came to know Christ, with each person present giving a brief testimony.

Sunday was awesome; sometimes I wonder whether MD should be doing hip hop, or worship kind of music. Or maybe we should find a way of doing both ...

Monday, March 24, 2008

MD Bash

People decided that hooking up on Easter Monday had to happen. The plan changed from Naivasha to Ole Polos, to Ethiopian, and finally settled on food @ Sakaja's.

Everyone (including the so called MDWA) ! was there except Reuben(working hard) and Andrean, and of course Cubez and Chris Oti. I suspect in like 2-3 years there will be a gender balance present especially when people getting hooked up.

There was food, then guys did old school music (mapambano album!), and then new music (nowadays) live with a guitar which was conveniently present.

This should happen more often!

Bible Study with Mission Driven

John led this session.

Ben highlighted the importance of watching your conduct (Titus 2:11-14)

Alan shared a conversation he had with Richie about hymns. The depth of the message present in hymns. The encouragement and motivation behind what he called Christian War Songs - Stand Up, Stand Up for Jesus, Onward Christian Soldiers(stanza 2 - the church is one despite different denominations, ages, tribes, races). Alan felt that he had had a week of war. A war with time. Lots of things to do so little time. He also mentioned that 'there's so much hope that despair should be called a crime'

Sam mentioned the importance of managing/prioritizing things better: QT, work, communication and working where your specific talent is. One needs passion to prevail, not just hard work.

I (Josiah) mentioned that sometimes it is easier to pray in times of crisis ?

Monday, March 17, 2008

Extracts from last weekends Bible Study

Last Saturday, Alan briefly shared on the Universality of Sin. It affects everyone. Even David, considered to be a 'man after God's own heart'. Yet he at a point
  • lacked discipline - 2Sa 11:1 And it came to pass, at the return of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle, that David sent Joab,
  • committed adultery - 2Sa 11:2-4
  • committed murder - 2Sa 11:15-17
  • tried to cover it up - 2Sa 11:15-17
But God is merciful in his forgiveness in that once David realized his wrong, he repented of it.

There were consequences though, as the blood of Uriah was on his hands and thus the first child from this relationship died.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Bible Study with Mission Driven

Our last bible study meeting had us share among ourselves on the importance of mentor figures in our lives, people that we look up to and find encouragement from in our daily Christian walk. Several people found themselves looking up to grand parents or parents as examples to follow when it came to Bible Study, Prayer and just how to conduct ourselves.

Just as Paul mentored Timothy, it is important to have a person or people in our lives that are more mature in the faith to help provide guidance.

Peer mentoring and accountability has always been a strong part of MD - Just like Paul and Titus in the new testament.

We also talked about what kind of lives we need to be living so as to be relevant and at the same time to examples of lives worth following.