I was able to work with West Wind Church, in Iowa, with a good friend of mine, Brent Minter, for this sermon series. They were moving into a book study of Colossians. So, Brent had a great idea of what they wanted for the series after meeting with his team. They had the title, the had the subtitle, and he really wanted to use the idea of clouds since Colossians to a large degree talks about God residing over everything. With that, I created the graphic you see above.
Then, when we moved to the bump, we wanted to do something a bit different. Their last bump was all graphically generated (think, no real pictures or videos, all graphic design based). So we wanted to go a different direction with this one, using real video and pictures to tell the story. I did some reading of Colossians and came up with this script:
We look at the Son
And see God’s purpose for everything
Everything finds its purpose in him
Based on this passage:
Colossians 1:15-18 We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels—everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body.
Brent loved it. He asked for one or two small adjustments, and the result is what you see below.