What a fantabulous day to be the church! Still buzzing from all God did in our midst this morning.
Week 6 in our “Derailed” series as we study through 1 Corinthians. Today, “Derailed by Rights” in 1 Corinthians 8. In Christ, we are made free, but what are we actually free to do? Many areas confuse Christians concerning what is permissible and what is not. In this message, we learn from the Apostle Paul concerning a life not derailed by personal rights. Wonderful message. Check it out!
Today, we worshiped to:
- I Am Free – Ross Parsley
- Christ is Risen – Matt Maher
- God of this City – North Side Worship
- How Great is Our God – Chris Tomlin
We were blessed to have mi amigo, Benny, help lead us in worship this morning. Benny was introduced to me by a friend. He leads worship in another congregation, but I tried to work it out where he could help us lead today.
As Martin Ridgeway, lead elder of our One Mission team, spoke concerning the progress of their efforts, he shared how God was leading that team. As God has been leading them around the world, he also has been revealing to them concerning the need in our own community concerning the Spanish speaking population. Thousands live in Greenwood and so many of them could not understand the gospel if they walked into our doors. The team is continuing to pray concerning the exact method of reaching this population, but they are sure of the direction – go!
After his prayer, Benny began to sing “God of this City” in Spanish, and then the rest of the service was two languages worshiping at the same time in a foretaste of glory divine! Can’t wait for the worship of heaven where every nation, tribe, and tongue gather together in worship. This morning, we had a beautiful preview.
Benny actually led worship at his church between the 9:45 service and the 11:15 service. He actually walked in right before Martin began praying. Let’s just say I had been praying pretty hard too cause my Spanish is not so good 😉
He walked in the door, gave me 2 thumbs up, and came up and worshiped Jesus alongside his brothers and sisters. It was so powerful, I could barely stay standing. “ALL will see, how great, how great is our God.”
North Side, the best is yet to come. Get ready.
“Para cosas más grandes todavía no han llegado.