Great Expectations: What’s It to You?

June 25, 2007 by

Imagine this with me: A message series with two-fold aim. The first aim is to travel through a book of the Bible in linear fashion. The second aim is to develop the themes of the book, as they emerge, into a message series. It might look like so, based on the book of Luke and a theme of “Great Expectations:”

  • Luke 7:1-10 and called “Building Expectations.”
  • Luke 7:11-17 and called “Raising Expectations.”
  • Luke 7:18-35 and called “Grounding Expectations.”
  • Luke 7:36-50 and called “Exceeding Expectations.”
  • Luke 8:1-3 and called “Expectations Restored.”


So, you ask, why do I have you imagine this? User ‘directcutter’ in our Church Marketing Lab needs some help. He’s working on a series of messages like this, and he’s trying to think of some images to run with alongside the messages. A couple suggestions so far of images associated with “great expectations” are pregnancy and waiting for a blockbuster movie to start.

How about you? What do you think of? What gets your adrenaline pumping and your expectations high?

Head to the Lab and help ‘directcutter’ out!

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Joshua Cody


Josh Cody served as our associate editor for several years before moving on to bigger things. Like Texas. These days he lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, and you can find him online or on Twitter when he's not wrestling code.
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3 Responses to “Great Expectations: What’s It to You?”

  • kim
    June 25, 2007

    How about the starting line of a race? Any kind of race… car, horse, 100m dash….


  • Kevin Daum
    June 26, 2007

    How about someone sitting in a fine restaurant, waiting for their meal to come? They could also be on a first date, which would add to the expectations.
    How about a couple getting married?
    How about a couple holding their newborn child?


  • Jen
    July 1, 2007

    A mother with her newborn child. Every mother (single, married, rich, poor) around the world has such high hopes and expectations. That child is the only hope some families have in 3rd world countries…from famine to war one hopes their child will have a chance.



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