OPENING PRAYER [1 minute]:
SONG SERVICE [10 minutes]:
SUPERINTENDENT'S OPENING REMARKS[1 minute]:
OPENING/THEME SONG [3 minutes]:
SCRIPTURE READING [1 minute]:
PRAYER [1 minute]:
MISSION STORY[3 minutes]:
Rohan: Happy Sabbath and Good morning everyone, we are reporting live from the <Church Name> Space Center.
Khadine, wouldn’t you agree that the weather today is perfect? Isn’t today the ideal time to launch a rocket into outer space?
Khadine: You are in very correct. The sun is shining brilliantly in the sky, the wind is gently blowing across the trees. All these things create the perfect conditions for today’s scheduled departure. We will be experiencing the launch of the shuttle “Heavenly Discovery” as it bursts into the skies.
Rohan: That is right, we will be sharing the minute by minute coverage of the launch. We will be getting our information from the control center and straight from the cockpit of the rocket as it prepares to for departure. DESTINATION?: Out of this world.
Rohan: Khadine, I have been working as a space launch commentators for over 10 years. Yet, I can never understand why people would ever want to go “out of this world”. This world is so nice and comfortable, with all that makes life great here on earth, why would anyone want to leave?
Khadine: That is an awesome question Rohan, one which I have asked on numerous occasions. The most common answer I have heard is that, out of this world lies a city where God shall wipe away all tears from our eyes and there shall be no more death neither sorrow nor crying neither shall there be any more pain.
But I don’t have all the details, let’s invite a local expert here to give us more details about the destination.
Special: Jerusalem (John Saw the City) (or any song describing heaven or New Jerusalem )
Rohan: So there we have it folks, some compelling reasons behind today’s launch.
Right now we are only seconds away from the launch. Please hold still as we prepare for liftoff.
Liftoff Attempt Video
<Church Name> we have a problem!
According to information coming from the cockpit and the control center we are encountering some serious problems….
- We seem to be experiencing some technical difficulty, our engineers have reported the rocket is reporting ERROR CODE U-A-V-2-M-A-N-Y-S-I-N-5, every rocket scientist knows that error means trouble.
- This has triggered the inevitable failure to launch. Our engineering team is working feverishly on site to address the problem.
In the meantime, let us review the manual to see how the engineering team is troubleshooting this problem.
Please turn your manuals to Psalm 51:1-13 let us read together.
The engineers have checked up on the situation and determined that the rocket could not lift off... I repeat... could not lift off because the cargo area was laden with 3 tonnes of illegal earthly possessions and two large boxes of unforgiven sins.
The team also confirmed that a few of the passengers aboard the rocket were not properly attired for the journey. We all know no-one can take this journey without their regulation issued robe of righteousness - and these must be from the brand Saving Faith designs. A few passengers were trying to trick the system by wearing the knock-off Filthy Rags brand, but luckily our systems detected this before launch.
This is a major embarrassment since the procedures clearly outlined what type of cargo is allowed on board, and the proper attire. Let’s hear from our local expert about what the rocket scientist’s manual has to say about this..
Dr. Smith, can you inform the audience about the travel requirements for getting out of this world?
Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in and steal."
Isaiah 64:6: But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.
Isaiah 61:10: I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness…
Khadine: So Dr. Smith, what specific illegal contraband was found hidden in the rocket?
Dr. Smith: One of the major things we found was Unforgiveness and unforgiven sins. These offenders were trying to be smart by hiding unforgiven sins in their fake robes of righteousness. This is because there are no pockets in the regulation robe of righteousness for sin. So they made their own. But you can see it clearly in the regulations in section:
14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
They could not take unforgiveness past the heavenly immigration according to section
1 Cor 6:9:
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?...
Rohan: We are also getting some reports that the the crew was missing some essential nutrition - They were Missing the Fruit of the Spirit.
Dr. Smith: That is very true, an essential part of the diet of anyone who intends to go out of this world is daily copious servings of Fruit of the Spirit, fresh and dried.
The launch manual outlines this in
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Khadine: We want to thanks Dr. Smith for his expert contribution to our coverage today. Stay tuned as we wait for word from the control center about the launch of “Heavenly Discovery” on its journey OUT OF THIS WORLD!
LESSON STUDY[30 minutes]:
Rohan: So we are back again live from the SPACE center as we view the second attempt of the launch of the Heavenly Discovery space shuttle.
You know Khadine, It is not very often that we have trips out of this world. The first man out of this world was Astronaut Enoch, he was followed by Elijah and Moses. The last known trip out of this world was about 2000 years ago when the prolific astronaut Jesus Christ left this earth. And today he is the first captain because as he had promised before, on his last trip, he would return to take many on this trip out of this world.
Khadine: I have just received word from our engineers that the shuttle is ready for its second attempt. We have confirmed that all the unnecessary burdens have been removed and the items that were missing are now packed into the cargo area.
Rohan: OK let’s get ready again for the count down:
Video of Rocket
Rohan: There we have it folks. The Heavenly Discovery space shuttle is now on its way out of this world. The accompanying passengers were more than we could number. They will move on to live in eternity with Jesus Christ the King. Wow, eternity is a really long time to be out of this world. Won’t they get bored?
Khadine: Well according to reports written in the astronaut's companion manual GOD'S AMAZING GRACE, PAGE 363 by the renowned explorer E.G white. “There will be employment in Heaven. The redeemed state is not one of idle repose.
In the earth made new, the redeemed will engage in the occupations and pleasures that brought happiness to Adam and Eve in the beginning. The Eden life will be lived, the life in garden and field....
Their every power will be developed, every capability increased. The grandest enterprises will be carried forward, the loftiest aspirations will be reached, the highest ambitions realized. And still there will appear new heights to surmount, new wonders to admire, new truths to comprehend, fresh objects of study to call forth the powers of body and mind and soul.
That is truly Out of this World!
CLOSING REMARKS:[2 minutes]: