Well it’s finally here. The House of Praise will begin broadcasting our service LIVE tomorrow at 10:00am. (Feb. 14, 2010) Why are we doing this? So we can feel important? No.
We use any means we can to get the teachings of Jesus Christ to people. We use creative means to portray illustrated sermons, everything from cars on stage to the pastor dressing up like Mr. Rogers and singing the theme song. We hand out notes each service to allow people to review the teaching later at home or share it with a friend. We record the sermons and make them available on CD or in a podcast. Now we’re actually broadcasting the service free on the web. (www.houseofpraise.cc) Web broadcast is just a natural step in sharing God’s word anyway we can.
While there is something special about the dynamic that happens when we gather together (Hebrews 10:24-25), it is our hope that when someone is home sick, or snowed in they will still be able to participate in worship and hear the teaching on the webcast. One of the great things about this is we can all tell our friends that might be a little apprehensive about coming to church, “Check the service out on-line before you come in person. Then you’ll know what to expect.” Wow ain’t technology grand? lol
Oh, by the way, if you miss the live broadcast or 10am is just too early. The last 10 services will be archived, watch them when you have time.
It is our prayer that many people who aren’t ready to attend a church or who simply miss a service for whatever reason will be blessed by this new resource.