I sit here reflecting on what God did today in our services. We came into the day celebrating Mother's day with some fun and exciting things for our moms. We chose as a staff to remain in our end time series for the message.
In the midst of the message, I came to the period during the tribulation period, where God once again seems to give the lost a chance to repent. As I was preparing the message, I knew what God wanted me to do with this, and I listened
I just stopped mid sentence during the message and just laid the Gospel message out there. I asked if people wanted to repent and surrender their lives to Jesus. No music, no walking the aisle, just a bold declaration for people to stand right up, and confess Jesus as Lord.
You should have seen what God did after I just asked people to stand right up, as everyone else sat and watched. I counted to five and said I am not going to wait. People stood everywhere. I then asked them to pray out loud as they stood to confess Jesus as Lord. It was the most amazing act of courage I have ever seen displayed, as 88 people in our services stood and surrendered their lives to Jesus.
Oh yeah, half of them, about 40, stood in our satellite venu to video screens and plasma TVs and prayed. Wow, God, you blew us away this morning, and I am still floored by the move of God. I will never forget what I saw, and I will never forget the faces of the people as they stood courageously. Anyone else in blogging land blown away by this?
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