Derailed by Disbelief

What an incredible Easter Sunday!  3 services full of the truth, the Holy Spirit, and serious worshipers!  Today was such a special day as we were among many who gave their life to Christ for the first time.  Jeff’s gospel presentation was so spot on.  It is always so humbling to be in the room when people pass from death to life.  Unforgettable!

We concluded our 1 Corinthians study, “Derailed,” today as we focused on 1 Corinthians 15.  Paul told the Corinthian church that the resurrection was the greatest hope for believers.  On Easter, we remember that Jesus lived, died, and was raised back to life.  This truth changes everything.

We also got to Skype with our buddy Rachel, a college student who is spending her semester as a missionary in an undisclosed location.  Being able to hear how God was using her, how she spent Easter, being able to pray for her, and have her pray for us was a true gift!  It reminded us all of how the Church (big “C”) is celebrating our Risen Savior all around the world.

Today, we worshiped to:

I don’t know the final count of people on stage, but it was a bunch!  Having a big choir on stage was such a gift today, they sounded amazing.  The entire music, tech, and host teams were amazing this morning hitting it out of the park!  Everyone’s work paid off as I just watched our church engage in authentic worship today.  It was amazing to see how far our church has come in their understanding and application of worship!

There was so much planning and work that went into today.  Stuff from syncing videos and environmental projection and arrangements and so much more took so much work, but it was worth it all!  A great sacrifice of praise to our King!

In addition to some great resurrection tunes, we added our medley at the end.  When we started going for it on Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus,” I thought the roof was about to come off!  I hope the singers will forgive me for holding those last notes for so long but it was too big of a moment to rush through it ;).

What a great day, what a great church, what a great Savior!