Today we finished our “Encounter” series and honestly, it was one of the most anointed services we’ve had. I was blown away by the work God was doing in the hearts of people as we closed out this series. Today was my first Sunday back and I felt so loved by our church body. It was an amazing feeling.
After the invitation (where we saw a lot of people pray to begin a relationship with Jesus) we had these huge white boards on either side of the stage. I talked about our new marriage series that starts next Sunday and asked people to write the names of couples that we want to see encounter God in the next 6 weeks through this series. As the band played, the rows emptied out as droves of people wrote the names of loved ones that are far from God and whose marriages need the touch of God. Many wrote these names weeping. Teenagers walked forward and wrote names down. It was a powerful scene.
Then we prayed for every person on those boards and asked that this be our memorial to God and our covenant with Him that we want to partner with His Spirit to see these people come to faith in Jesus. I can’t wait to see what God does next week!