May 9, 2013 FCM meeting.
Tim started us off with a “cool” dry ice science experiment with bubbles. He captured the smoke from the dry ice inside of bubbles!! Tim uses his talents in schools—great job!
Tom then demonstrated his Australian Aces card trick—a Monte type effect. Thanks for sharing!!
Lynn Fox gave a great example of a gospel message using a box of Crayola crayons and silks. God tries to tell us to see ourselves as we really are—loved, worthy and valuable in his sight.
Next Rick demonstrated his Hippity Hop Rabbit like effect using a likeness of Jesus and the tomb on his props. A great gospel message using a tried and true magic trick.
Leland then brought in his broom—no, he didn’t fly in on it! And asked where a broom was mentioned in the Bible. A lady lost her coin and swept her house looking for the coin. This coin did not know it was lost but its owner did know. Another parable is about the lost sheep. The sheep knew he was lost but did not know how to get back. The prodigal son was lost. He knew how to get back but did not until all else in his life failed. Leland then balanced the broom demonstrating that if we always look up, always look to Jesus, we will be able to get to God. Jesus is always with us—pulled out a Jesus silk from the broom. Great presentation and illustration!
Randy queried, “nothing has ever ‘occurred’ to God”. He knows all at all times. Randy used a Cubio—a brass cube on a string. He stopped the cube in the middle of the string at will. The cubio has colors: white is purity; blue stands for our sins—we “blue” it; red is for God’s love; green is for our growth in our faith; black represents death. When we accept Christ, He will hold us safely and will not let us fall from His grace and mercy. Randy gave each of us a Cubio! Thanks, Randy.
Tim then showed us a bottle of water with a “squid” in it. When we are tempted, we may give in and we will be drawn down. When we ask for forgiveness, God grants it and lets us rise to enjoy his grace and mercy. ( “squid” rose and fell as Tim gave his application) Great application and the squid was a real treat!
John demonstrated his Awesome, Weird, Crazy card trick. It is from Duane’s “Getting More Out of Your Magic”. Thanks for a fun, easily-learned trick! Lynn said it is like the old trick, “Will the Cards Match”.
John also showed the Four Steps to the Right Conclusion effect. All directions lead to Jesus!! This is a great effect that can be made or bought from Duane.
John shared Del Wilson’s Plan of Salvation:
5 words to share Jesus: Trust Jesus as your Savior.
4 words: Jesus died for you.
3 words: Jesus loves you.
2 words: Jesus lives.
1 word: Jesus
John then encouraged all to attend the FCM conference!!! Those of us who are there will have our July meeting!