Today was a capstone to a great weekend at NHC.
The message was a bit more "technical" than what I usually bring, although I hope there was plenty of application there as we considered the everlasting name of God. Yahweh, Jehovah, the LORD. He's eternal and all sufficient. We know Him best as Jesus. I went back and did some tweaking on the message for the second gathering. There were a few rough spots that needed attention. I hope it helped.
The foggy, rainy day didn't keep folks away. In fact, our 11:00 gathering was the largest in several months, except maybe Christmas Eve. The MP 13 Band was amazing, leading us to sing about and to our great God. "Total Tithe Sunday" proved what we already knew. Trusting God with every aspect of our lives, even the most difficult, our finances, works.
A big group of youth from Colossae Baptist Church in King William, VA worshipped with us at 11. Every year we are visited by many groups of youth and adults who come here for retreats, and we're always glad to have them.
Saturday, btw, a dozen new attenders at NHC took my "Discovering Nags Head Church" class. Out of the dozen I think I only knew five prior to the class. That's awesome.
One of our young guys sitting on the front row this morning lost his breakfast during a song. I wouldn't have known it had it not been for one of our volunteer team leaders coming in with a mop to take care of things. Whatever it takes. And several times this morning I was working on some things, just getting ready, and each time someone asked, "Is there something I can do to help you?".
I love this church! God does as well.