In February 2013 I preached a message titled The Silence of the Lambs. This message pretty much contained no voice and all communication was done via Posters or Video. Here are the posters that I used and the video links. I had my mouth taped shut for the duration of the message (except for 5 minutes at the end).
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I would say this is a masterpiece, admire your cleverness and creativity and go on with what I was doing before… BUT every word – even though silent – screams the plain truth. My heart resonates to the beat of the drum, unheard of course. The sleeping giant needs to be kicked. I hear your silent voice because it sounds like the voice of God. This sheep plans to pray more for more… more sheep to be come active. I have nothing more to say, because you have said, by not saying, all that needs to be said. As for me, I will be listening even more carefully & moving out further afield for lost sheeps. Lynne
Pastor Peter I miss the riveting messages you pass on to any one that will listen, our new church is great but so young in it’s word, this is the most moving piece I have ever read so honest and true I will try harder to practice these wonderful words love Ros
It is not that Christians want to be silent. We are silenced at every turn. The Cross is offensive, we cannot pray in school – although I’m not sure that’s entirely true in Australia; a nurse is sacked because she prayed with a patient. It seems we are told to sit down and shut up because expressing our faith is intolerance.
Respectfully Raelene a Christian cannot be silenced if they want to speak. I agree there are those who want us to shut up (and at times I think they have a point because many times when I hear a person speak in Christ’s name they really should not be for all they do is drag his name through the mud) – however…The nurse who lost her job for praying with a patient was not silenced, she was inconvenienced. She was made to suffer; albeit unfairly, but I am confident God spoke loud and clear to the one she prayed for and to many who knew of her actions. Schools cannot stop anyone from praying. A person does not have to sit with hands folded and eyes closed to pray nor do they have to be heard praying for it to count (In many ways the Bible discourages people praying like that anyway because some are only praying to be heard by man in an attempt to look righteous). I agree and disagree with you that Christians don’t want to be silent. On one hand I know there are a lot of good Christians out there with hurting hearts over the injustices of the world but the truth is the truth and it is expressed brilliantly in this sermon (in my opinion). We act according to what we truly want. If we aren’t speaking out, it’s because we want not to be persecuted, or mocked, or we want not to not lose a relationship or a perceived need (like a job). I agree those things make it harder. I encourage you to not give up. There are many ways to speak up so don’t beat yourself up if it seems like your message is being silenced. You keep on keeping on and like this pastor – find new and creative ways to let your voice be heard – even without saying a word. God Bless!