Monday, February 23, 2009

a BLAST from the PAST

Easter is approaching fast. This year at Grace Church, Easter will be part of a 5-week message series that we are calling, “Celebrate Jesus Decade by Decade.” Each week we will re-live a different decade starting with the 1960’s on Palm Sunday; the 1970’s on Easter Sunday; and then the 1980’s, 1990’s and 2000’s in the three Sundays which follow Easter. Each week our services will look and feel like that decade.

Each week during this series we will also be focusing our attention on a fact about Jesus including the fact that He died for our sins; that He arose from the dead; that He is the only way to heaven; that He is God; and then we will wrap up the series with the fact that Jesus never changes. Other things change decade by decade, but according to the book of Hebrews, Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.

All of this has made me wander down nostalgia lane into my teenage years. So let me risk the scrutiny I know that will come by sharing with you some of my personal favorites from my teenage years. Take a look and then leave your comments with your answers to the same questions as you think back on your teenage years.

What were my favorite albums when I was a teenager?

Boston’s, More Than A Feeling

Meatloaf’s, Bat Out of Hell

What were my favorite fast food restaurants when I was a teenager?

Burger Chef

The Red Barn

What were my favorite television shows as a teenager?

The Dukes of Hazzard

Welcome Back Kotter

Who were my favorite sports heroes as a teenager?

Brian Sipe, quarterback of the Cleveland Browns

Andre Thornton, first baseman for the Cleveland Indians

Bingo Smith, guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers


Mark Artrip said...

thanks for the encouragement. it was a great weekend. I already started recruiting your son as a worship leader:)

Jon Hershey said...

Great, now I have "More than a feeling" stuck in my head.

Anonymous said...

I can do better than that, how about "More than a feeling" stuck in your head and Pastor Scott playing air guitar with a "big hair" wig?

Pastor Scott said...

Hey Anonymous, there actually may exist a picture like that somewhere!!!

Tina said...

I also loved Meatloaf's Bat Out of Hell. Partly because I thought I was cool because I could say H-E double hockey sticks and not get in trouble!

Pastor Scott said...

Hi Tina...that was part of my reasoning as well! In fact, even today when I am mad at someone in the office I will go around singing that song very loud!!! JUST KIDDING!!!!

robin newman said...

I can't believe it. You are the only other person I have ever met since moving hear who remembers Burger Chef. Maybe it's a midwest thing.

Pastor Scott said...

Are you kidding, Robin? I worked at Burger Chef my Junior and Senior Years of High School. I was the night shift leader. Every night I had a Top Chef or a Big Chef for dinner on break!

Roger Sensenig said...

I remember when burger chef was at the new holland shopping center on the corner across the street from goods it is now a bank

Pastor Scott said...

That's cool, Roger. The one I worked at as a teenager was in Akron, OH!

Blessings, brother

Anonymous said...

Did anyone else buy the "Klatu" album?
There's an elder in the church who thinks the Grateful Dead should be playing for the 60's. I won't say who it is...but his name rhymes with Like Zan Selle

Pastor Scott said...

Oh, Anonymous...concerning Like Zan Selle...why am i not surprised??????????