Gail and I worshipped today at the Calvary Baptist Church in Yorba Linda, CA. God is doing some great things with this church and it is so neat to watch it happen from afar. Pastor Brian Moore's teaching today gave me some great fodder for my next series, coming in September called "Radical Generosity". Thanks Brian!
Even more exciting was hearing how amazing the worship gatherings were at Nags Head. I'm told someone said, "Don't tell Rick, but this was the best worship service of the year!". That's the best news I could have received today. Knowing that things don't miss a step, but even get better in my absence is fabulous. Nathan and I worked hard (well, Nathan did all the work really) to put today's worship plan together, hoping that it would drive home the point that we're here to reach others.
"What on earth are you doing" was the theme today. Included were songs and video of many of the things our church is doing to demonstrate the love of God with the community and world around us. There was also a report and challenge from John Peterson, our missionary with Campus Crusade.
Here's a video clip of George's story of a missions trip earlier this year. He gets it! How about you?
Great job everyone! Sorry I wasn't there to enjoy it with you.
Next Sunday we'll finish our series "40 Days of Prayer" with a look at Jesus' 40 days experience in the wilderness. Then Monday let the 40 Days begin!