In our quest to reach people with the Gospel at our weekend service, we try to do some creative things to keep people awake and interested in what is coming up next. Some of them are blatant - like special songs that segue perfectly into or out of the message topic. A few of them are more subtle; for instance, we have been playing songs during the greeting time that go along with the topic of that day. This past Sunday's topic was the 9th commandment - "Thou shall not lie", so we played "Lyin' Eyes" by the Eagles. Last week it was "Thou shall not steal", so we played the theme from the TV show Cops - "Bad Boys" (thanks Jeff).
I love doing anything creative to set-up hitting people between the eyes with some Gospel, but I especially dig finding those "covert" ways to get the point across. Does anybody notice? I don't know...but it's a lot of fun!