On Saturday I asked you to pray for God to stun us all on Sunday morning. He did! Over 5,000 people gathered in worship between three services at our one new church. Together, we celebrated our risen Lord Jesus with passion and determination. Through the praying, praising, and preaching, God came near and reminded us that it’s all about him and his glory, his fame, his renown. God’s presence was indeed thick and unmistakable. He was, “surely in that place.”
God reminded all of us that he will do great things through us if we embody his life giving Gospel for each other and the world. I believe this one new church will thrive beyond anything we could ever ask or imagine if it’s packed with Gospel intoxicated people: people who understand that since Christ laid his life down for us, we must lay our lives down for others; people who love sacrifice over safety–serving others rather than being served. A Gospel saturated church is a church filled with people who give everything they have because they understand that in Christ they already have everything they need. It’s a church filled with people who, like Jesus, love giving up their place for others, not guarding in their place from others.
If God can make us into that kind of a church, he will use us to do great things for his Kingdom. Watch out South Florida!
So, my prayer has been and continues to be that in uniting us together in his death and raising us together to newness of life (as one new church) God would stun the world by flaunting his strength through our weaknesses.
Please pray with us and for us, dear friends!