Sunday Night Reflections
My brain is FRIED…but I will try to wrap up some of the thoughts FLYING through me head…
- AMAZING day at NewSpring Church…people were absolutely FIRED up about the next step of our vision.
- Heck, it was an amazing weekend…yesterday we baptized over 500 people…and have baptized 1,405 people since October. God is doing some unbelievable things…more about that in a bit…
- A dude who watches the web campus flew from Oklahoma to Greenville yesterday to be baptized…THAT IS AWESOME!!!
- Six people received Christ in Florence today!!!
- Sometimes in life we have to face opposition to truly discover God’s omnipotence!!!
- AND…sometimes we must face the “impossible” before He truly becomes visible.
- When we reach times of desperation we are more likely to seek revelation!!!
- God is ALWAYS setting His church up for a WIN…we’ve just got to be willing to listen to His voice and do what He says.
- I know there were people at church today who feel like “the brook has gone dry” in their lives…my advice…hold on to Philippians 1:6 and don’t give up on the God that has never given up on you!!!
- It’s always easy to believe “God reigns” when someone else is experiencing problems…it’s a lot tougher to believe it when we are experiencing them!
- If you haven’t heard yet…it’s about a 95% done deal that we are going to lose the building that our Greenville campus currently meets in.
- Why? We signed a sub lease with BI-LO, they declared bankruptcy…which impacted our lease situation in a huge way.
- So…it looks like within the next few weeks we are going to have to vacate the building.
- What God has done at our Greenville campus is amazing…we’ve seen over 500 salvations, over 500 baptisms…and had a record attendance of over 3,000 and have being doing church there less than a year!!!
- We’ve basically out grown the building…so…
- We began searching for other options…and Howard Frist, our Greenville campus pastor, has found us a location to meet in that will seat up to 3,000 people per worship service. (Our current building can sit up to 1,100!)
- This is going to allow us to reach THOUSANDS of more people for Jesus!!!
- God has ALWAYS had a plan…and when we shut up and seek Him He will reveal it!!! (Jeremiah 29:13)
- God wants HIS church to reach more people…and He’s BLOWING MY MIND with the doors HE has opened for us during this time.
- SO…Greenville campus is about to be a “portable campus,” load in/load out type stuff…and SO MANY PEOPLE signed up today to be a part of those teams!
- Yes, I am going to preach a sermon one day entitled, “God Kills People!”
- And yes, I am also going to preach a sermon one day entitled, “God hates your stupid Christian bumper sticker!!!”
One more thing before I head to bed…
- I think God is up to something HUGE right now!
- I’ve talked with quite a few pastors this past week or so that are seeing Him move in their churches in amazing ways. Record numbers of people showing up, receiving Christ and being baptized.
- I believe we are on the verge of another Great Awakening!
- I believe we are about to see God do something in the church unlike we have never seen before!
- I believe we are seeing more and more pastors make a return to preaching JESUS…and because of it lives are being changed…
- AND…when lifechange happens in a church…that church become unstoppable!!!
- NewSpring…hold on to your fork…the best is yet to come! I believe our best days are ahead of us…and if we will continue to see HIS face there is literally NO LIMIT to what He can do in HIS church!
DANG IT…I was sleepy when I began typing this…now I am PUMPED UP! WOO HOO!!!!!