Could church can can? Here are some definitions of can — 1) to preserve in a metal container; 2) to prepare or script in advance in standardized form (a canned speech); 3) to fire an employee (The boss canned me); 4) to be able to (“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”).
God can unless we can God.
(“Quench not the Spirit.”)
–Courageous obedience to the living, resurrected Jesus Christ is the can opener that let’s God out of religious cans.
(“Whatever He says to you do it.”)
Plays are scripted. Child’s play is mostly unscripted. Jesus said that we need to “become like a little child.” (Matthew 18:13) Unscripted, unprogrammed meetings let God out of the can and allow Him to take active and direct leadership!
–“We must be willing to take a risk in the present. Innovation is not optional, it is mandatory.”
–“Worship in a Salvation Army context, was historically described as ‘raucous.'” –Dr. Roger Green
These two quotes are from The Salvation Army Boundless 2015 International Congress in London and were shared by Pete Brookshaw @petebrookshaw.com
Experience uncanned church every Sunday morning at The Salvation Army Berry Street in Nashville at 10:45 at 225 Berry St. 37207, where ordinary people show and tell what God has done!