Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sunday Flashback



OK. Better late than never...

Sunday God reached down deep into a lot of hearts. Our series on Moses prompted me to tell my own story of being in the desert, feeling like a failure and wondering if I had been put on the shelf. It happened over 20 years ago, and I had never shared it to a group before.

Sharing it was harder emotionally than I thought it would be. Opening up old wounds and baring failures isn't easy. But we're convinced here that when our leadership is transparent God uses our frailties to build up the church.

It's up on our podcast if you want to hear it.

Our band did a Third Day song ("Revelation") that worked incredibly well with the message. It was better than awesome.

It looked Sunday like a lot of people chose to sleep in and wait for 11:00 to go to church! Once again, lots of new faces. A visiting pastor remarked to me about the size of the crowd and I had to admit that I couldn't identify half of them there. And that's a good thing!

This coming Sunday we'll go with Moses up on Mt. Horeb as he's confronted with God's plan for his life.

3 comments:

Terry Gray Sr. said...

Rick, your message was great this morning. I was really floored by the selection of songs......They fit so well. Great job to everybody........The best service I have attended yet!

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Stephanie said...

Just so you know, Heidi was baptized last sunday. You can see her picture and the video at www.chaoticarkfamily.blogspot. Thanks for your prayers.

-Stephanie