My energy level was at an all-time low. Before service I was in my office trying to figure out if I was even capable of preaching today. I’m glad that there was more energy in the house than I possessed within myself. It actually inspired me. In the first service people broke out into spontaneous applause about three times. The place erupted in laughter a couple of times. It was contagious and did a lot to lift ME. Thanks, PCC.
God’s Word was solid…. We are continuing our journey through I Peter.
There was a visiting pastor in service today. He is from Tennessee.
Our band did a good job. The song selection was good and full of energy. The second set helped open our hearts for God’s Word.
So many good things are happening at PCC right now. There is a genuine move of God taking place…. I don’t mean simply in the church services, but in people’s lives. Unchurched people are getting saved, others are being delivered from drugs/alcohol and marriages are being restored. Still others are growing in discipleship, small groups, and Bible studies. Furthermore, scores of people are honoring God with a servant’s heart by serving in a myriad of ways. I mean God is doing some stuff.
I really like how flexible our workers & volunteers are. They work with a “can do” attitude.
I’m blown away by how many people are literally hanging out after church each week too. Most pleasing to me is how I see so many friendships being formed.
We have some amazing small group leaders in our church.
I feel fortunate with our current staff.
As I was teaching today, about 10 minutes into my message , I saw a couple in service who I know has the weight of the world on their shoulders right now… I mean, big time. I was so happy to see them in church, rather than giving in to the burden they bear. Most amazing to me was I actually saw them laughing and enjoying themselves. For a brief moment it looked as if their load was a little lighter. As the Bible says, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones" (Proverbs 17:22). They appeared to be living it. And I want to say to the both of you, if you are reading this blog, you were more inspiring to me than I could ever be for you.
With the swine flu going around, I was wondering if we should do the “fist bump” instead of shaking hands during the meet & greet time.
After church I came home and my house was filled with people who had come over for lunch. I didn’t even know anything about it until I got here! Had a great time. BTW, I was last in line… in my own house. Go figure.
Someone asked me if we are doing anything special for Mother’s Day next Sunday. I said, “Yea, we’re having church.”
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