Easter 2014

Trinity_MainPage_BannerHow great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!

 

Those words were written by John the beloved disciple of Jesus. Who knew something about the love of God, as manifested to him by the Father, by the Son Jesus, and by the Holy Spirit.

This past month we have been talking about the Trinity here at Valleydale, and in doing so we have been trying to understand the nature and character, and personhood of each member of the trinity.

Who is God?

That is the question that we have been trying to answer.

You see the Bible has told us that God is one, and that God is three. That there are three persons who make up the Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are three, and yet they are all one. And for five weeks now we have been exploring God, because we want to know God.

So, Who is the Father? And how do we know him?

Who is the Son? And what has he done?

Who is the Holy Spirit? And how will he move in our lives?

So today we are going to do something that none of us have ever seen done, and certainly not on Easter, but today we want to give you a three fold perspective on the cross and on the resurrection. The perspective of the Holy Spirit, the perspective of the Son, and the perspective of the Father on Easter.

 

Easter is a love story, Easter is a love story, a love story involving you. And involving God, all of God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Today we are going to look at each member of the Trinity and how through this crucifixion and resurrection they are pursuing you. How they hope to know you and love you.

And we are going to begin with the Holy Spirit.

In the Old Testament we learn that God sent his favor to one people, to the descendants of one man, Abraham, to the people of Israel. Throughout the history of Israel the evidence that the favor of God was with them was that his Spirit was with them. After God gave Moses the law in the book of Exodus, the people built an ark, a box basically, and the Holy Spirit of God came to dwell with them in this box, the Ark of the Covenant.

And this was so special, and the ark was so special that people couldn’t touch the ark, they could barely look at the ark because it was so full of the glory of God.

In 1 Samuel 6 we read of the Lord striking down 70 men dead because they simply looked upon the ark.

In 2 Samuel we read the story of a man named Uzzah who reached out to steady the ark on its way to Jerusalem, this glorious day for Israel, and the Ark was falling off a cart and to keep it from falling to the ground he reached out his hand to touch the ark to keep it from falling in the mud. He was immediately struck down, and killed. At times in the Old Testament God would send someone a special anointing of the Holy Spirit but if they sinned the Spirit would leave them, we saw this with Saul, we almost saw it with David after his great sin with Bathsheba. In Psalm 51 we hear David crying to God take not your Holy Spirit from me.

In all of these stories over and over and over again, we see this theme. That the Spirit of God is holy, and that no man, is clean enough to be in the presence of God’s Spirit to be in the presence of God for just a moment was overwhelming. We read of Moses when he encountered the Spirit of God on the mountain that his face would glow. It was such an overwhelming experience.

Once the Temple of God was build the Ark was placed in the most Holy Place in the Inner sanctum of the Temple, and no one had access to the Ark, to the place where God dwelt it was separated from the rest of the Temple by a veil, that we read from Josephus was “4 inches thick, and that horses tied to each side could not pull it apart.” And no one was allowed behind that veil except the high priest, and he only went to the Holy Place one day a year, on the day of atonement to make a sacrifice for the people. And the sacrifice that the priest brought into the Holy of Holies was a perfect, unblemished lamb, a lamb without any flaws. You see this flawless lamb was sacrificed in the presence of God to pay for the price of the flawed people.

The High Priest was only permitted to go into the Holy Place after he had gone through days of ceremonial cleansing, and this was the High Priest, his whole life was given to being clean and Holy and obeying every letter in the law. And he even he could only go into the Holy Place for just a few moments once a year to make a sacrifice to God, because the presence of God, the Spirit of God was so powerful. In fact, on the Day of Atonement the other priests would tie a rope around the High Priests ankle just in case God struck him down they needed a rope to pull him out. Because no one was clean enough, no one was worthy of the presence of God.

There was one man who was totally filled with the Spirit of God throughout his whole life and ministry. We read in Matthew 1:18 that Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit. As he grew, and as he studied Hebrew Scriptures, as he spoke to the teachers of the law when he was only 12 years old, as he came to the waters of baptism, as he was tempted in the wilderness by Satan himself. The Holy Spirit was ministering to him, the Holy Spirit of God was with him, was upon him, was in him was leading him. When he turned water into wine, and when he healed a man born blind, and when he calmed a storm, and when he walked on water, and when took two fish and five loaves of bread and fed 20,000 people, when he cast out demons, when he preached with boldness, when he raised a dead man. It was the Holy Spirit that was enabling him, empowering him, filling him.

It was the Holy Spirit that led him into Jerusalem where he would face the final judgment.

You see for centuries the presence of God was with the people of God in Israel contained if you will in a box, in the Temple and no one was righteous enough, Holy Enough, or Good enough to be near the presence of God for any length of time, and certainly not for their whole life. Except for Jesus.

But, Jesus who never sinned, who was totally Holy, was willing to go before God, and was willing to be the sacrifice, he was the perfect lamb, the Lamb of God, and he was willing to be crushed and punished on the cross to once and for all pay for the sin of the whole world. The sacrifice to end all sacrifices. And when Jesus became the ultimate sacrifice, when he had paid the price for sin. We read in Mark 15:37 And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last. We know from the gospel of John that these words were “It is Finished”

So the last words of Christ were “It is Finished” the work is done, the price has been paid, the sacrifice has been made, the wrath of the Father is appeased. In that moment, in the moment that Jesus died, the moment that Jesus died. The very next verse we read.

38 And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom.

The Holy Spirit, the power of God, who had been contained in the Temple for years and years came out, and that 4 inch thick veil that guarded the Holy of Holies was ripped in half like a thin piece of paper. Three days later, the Holy Spirit of God went to a tomb in a garden just outside of Jerusalem. And the eyes of Jesus that had been shut in death opened! And the body of Jesus that had been rotting in the tomb, fully dead, came back to life by the power of the Spirit of God. That same Spirit, the Holy Spirit of God, the very presence of God, the very power of God that rules over death is promised to everyone who calls on the name of Jesus.

You see the Bible tells us in Ephesians, that sinners like you and me without Christ are dead in our sin, because we have disobeyed, because we have betrayed, because we have run from a Holy God, the giver of life, we are dead, but God in his grace because the price of our sin has been paid on the cross, God desires to make us Alive! Alive! Don’t you want to come alive?

Don’t you want the power of God in your life? Don’t you want to be made clean by God? Don’t you want to be brought close to God?

Call on the name of Jesus today and be saved, be rescued, God loves you. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and he is calling you today to himself to be made alive! Don’t you want that?

He wants to wash your soul, no matter your sin. The Presence of God, that no one was good enough for, no one was holy enough to even come close to God or they might die. If you believe in Jesus he makes you so clean that the Spirit of God comes to make you alive and then dwells in your life.

The temple in Jerusalem where that veil was torn where the Ark of the Covenant was kept was torn down 1944 years ago but the Bible tells us by then God had already been building a New Temple. The Very Spirit of God that is in the heart of every believer. Won’t you believe? Won’t you be made alive today?

God demonstrates love, in that while we were still sinners. Jesus died for us.

God demonstrates love, God demonstrates perfect and full and wide love in that while we were still sinners. Jesus died for us.

God demonstrates love, God demonstrates perfect and full and wide love in that while we were still running from God, while we were still so in love with ourselves we did not acknowledge the almighty creator. God demonstrates love, in that while we were still sinners. Jesus died for us.

It was the Father who sent, it was the Spirit who empowered, but it was the Son who came. It was the obedient Son who came, who humbled himself to be a man, and not just a man, a baby, helpless, totally dependent. Jesus came to be a man so that he could fully identify with us so that we could fully identify with him. He came to be our substitute, so that he could be our savior. He came, he came out to rescue us. While we were still sinners.

Who is this Jesus? Who is this Son?

One of the things that is often lost when thinking about Jesus is his perfect obedience. He was totally pure, totally innocent and totally obedient.

He who was in the very nature of God, who in essence, in character, in power, in ability is fully God, is equal with the Father. Yet he became obedient even to the point of death, he submitted himself to the Father’s will perfectly, completely, fully.

And I don’t know if you have ever understood the cross, and what Jesus did on the cross, or why he went to the cross. See it wasn’t an accident, it wasn’t unexpected, it was all part of God’s perfect plan to save sinners, to save sinners like you and me.

I want to show you an amazing verse, one of the most powerful verses, that I think teaches the gospel so clearly. It is 2 Corinthians 5:21 (NIV) and it says this.

God made him (Jesus) who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

You see it was the Father’s perfect plan to send Jesus. Who knew no sin, he knew no sin in eternity past, and he knew no sin when he came to earth.

As Jason talked about a few weeks ago. He was tempted in every way, just as we are yet without sin.

He was spotless, blameless.

My wife and I had a baby girl a few months ago and the Lord has been teaching me about purity. Her little heart is so young, so innocent. And though she is still affected by the curse, born with a nature to sin she hasn’t been exposed to the evils of this world just yet. As a father, it is in large part my role to protect her heart from those evils.

But as innocent as my daughter is, as pure as that little girl is. Jesus was more innocent, he was more holy.

His was sinless. He never did an evil deed, he never had an evil thought, though his temptations were greater than anyone in this room has faced, he was tempted furiously by Satan himself, and yet He was so in Love with the Father that he never sinned. He was so in line with the Father’s will that he never stepped outside of it.

He knew no sin.

But the verse goes on to say that he who knew no sin became sin.

You see this is what the cross is all about. In this Cosmic moment, Jesus was willing to take on the sin of the whole world, Jesus was willing to Become sin.

For Our Sake, because we were helpless sinners it pleased the Father to Make Him sin, he who knew no sin.

Has anyone here failed to worship the living God of the universe like you should? Has anyone here ever made God into something that he is not? Or not respected what he has clearly said in his word?

Have any of you ever called yourself a Christian and not acted like one?

Have any of you ever ignored the Lord’s Day?

Have any of you ever failed to honor your parents? Have any of you ever had hatred in your heart? Have any of your ever had lust in your heart?

Have any of you ever taken something that wasn’t yours? Or said something that wasn’t true about someone else? Have any of you ever coveted something that didn’t belong to you?

You see we learn from scripture that any of that sin is enough to eternally separate us from God. He is so Holy, is so righteous that he cannot stand any unrighteousness. God is totally just, so just that he will not leave any sin unpunished.

But He made him to be sin, who knew no sin.

You see Jesus who never sinned who was totally righteous, was willing to become all of your sin. In this cosmic moment called the cross the sin of the whole world was placed on Jesus.

Jesus who never knew a sin, whose heart was more pure and more innocent than even my precious little daughters took on the guilt of the greatest liar, took on the shame of the greatest thief.

He took on the wickedness of the vilest murderer.

He took on the embarrassment of the child molester.

He who knew no sin, became sin.

See this is what the cross is all about.

Jesus was willing to become sin to that the in him the Father could punish the sin of the whole world.

He was willing to take on my sin, and your sin. It was placed on Jesus on the cross. He became guilty for us.

And then in this Cosmic moment that we can only try to understand the Father poured out his wrath on Jesus. God the Father crushed Jesus with his wrath that is equal to millions of hells.

Jesus was obedient to that guilt, to that shame, Jesus was obedient to that pain, Jesus was obedient to that death.

So that you and I might become the righteousness of God.

Drew Begins to Pad

You see if you trust Jesus, if you give your life to Jesus, he takes all of your sin away, if you trust him, he was willing to pay for all of your sin, and better yet he is willing to give you all of his righteousness.

This is what Martin Luther called the great exchange. And what an exchange it is. Our Sin, guilt, pain, and shame exchanged for his perfect righteousness.

Do you trust him? Do you believe in him, have you called upon the name of Jesus? Have you felt the love of Jesus?

For your sake, for your sake, and for your sake he was willing, he was obedient to become sin, he who knew no sin. So that in him you might be set free! So that in him you might be counted as righteous, as full, as right with God. Don’t you see Jesus? Don’t you see what he was willing to do to save your soul?

He died to save your soul, but he didn’t stay dead.

Because three days after his death in a cold and smelly tomb outside of Jerusalem his eyes opened and his Kingdom began. He rose from the dead, he defeated death and he is inviting all who believe in him to eternal life. Just as Jesus defeated death in him, we are more than conquerors.

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Easter is a love story. It isn’t just a love story it is a story of a Father who is rich in love.

Probably my favorite passages of scripture about the love of the Father is Ephesians 2:1-10

2:1 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9   not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

To understand Easter you have to understand the Father’s love for his son. It was the Spirit who empowered, it was the Son who came, but it was the Father who sent. In order to understand the Love of God you have to understand a relationship between a father and his child. I’ve learned a lot about a Father’s love even this week as on Monday Paige and I gave birth to our second child, and first son and my heart just grew all over again. I was talking to a young guy the other day who asked me what it was like to have a child, and I said, if you took the first moment that you asked out your wife, and then you took all of the fun and energy that you had on your first date, and second date, and then you took the moment that you first kissed, and first told her that you loved her and you took the moment that you got on your knee and asked her to marry you. If you could take all of that and roll it up into one singular moment that is what it is like to have a child. The great thing about having a child is every day that I have my child, my children now I love them more and more and more. Emery Anna is just two years old and a couple of months and my heart is so full of love toward her. I also know a little bit about a fathers love for their child because I know my dad. I know how much he loves me. I have seen it. I could never count what he has given for me, how much he has sacrificed for me, I could never count all of the times that he has said, “I love you son” or “I am proud of you Jason” My dad turned 60 years old on March 30, and I was actually in Israel that day with our trip, and I called him up to tell him Happy Birthday, and to tell him that I was proud of him, and so proud to be his son. And as soon as said anything to him, he was saying those same things right back to me. Jason I am so proud of you, and I am so proud to be your father. I have been the beneficiary of deep and immeasurable love from a father from the moment of my conception. And my Father has done everything in his power to make me feel strong and to make me feel safe. And if one of you were to hurt me, he would kill you. He wants to protect me and care for me, because I am his boy, I’m his only son and he loves me.

So here is the Gospel. God is Just but God loves You. And 2000 years ago God sent his precious Son Jesus, the Son that He loved an immeasurably more than my dad loves me, and immeasurably more than I love John Kellis and Emery Anna, a son that he had known for all of eternity. God sent His Son Jesus who was totally divine, fully God, he allowed him to cover his deity with Humanity. So he would be fully God underneath if you will His full humanity. I like the way we sing this at Christmas, Veiled in Flesh the Godhead See, Hail the Incarnate Diety. So Jesus really was a baby, he really did wet his diaper, he really did trip and skin his knee, he really did hurt, and get hungry and all the he was fully man. So, God sent His Divine Son covered in flesh to Earth. Now you can stop right there and this is amazing. Look at the Christmas Story. God was born in a manger, the discusting first century manger. I mean this is God, the almighty, who deserves an eternal thrown. Being born to this poor family in a stable. He is on the run from the time he is born he has to go to Egypt to flee Herod who wants to kill him.

And all the while the Father is watching this. I mean think about that. God the Father could crush Herod like that. But he doesn’t he allows him to chase Jesus, killing thousands of other babies on his way. While finally Jesus settles in this little town of about 120 people, not an important town.

In fact later when one of the disciples Phillip hears that Jesus is from Nazareth he says “Can anything Good come from Nazareth?” That is where the Father sent his only son to grow up. When Jesus was 12 he goes to the Temple you know this is a proud moment for God the Father here is Jesus, schooling the scribes and the Pharisees on the word of God, I can just see The Father in Heaven saying, “That’s my boy”

Then Jesus is Baptized. And God is so happy he can’t hold his emotion back and he says “This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased” It was an awesome moment between Jesus and God and even the Holy Spirit descending like a Dove.

But from there, God the Father watched his Son do one of the hardest things he would ever have to endure. He watched Jesus go out into the wilderness. For 40 days. And he watched him starve, for 40 days. The whole time being tempted by Satan. And don’t you know that God just wanted to close it up then. And say, I can’t take this, I can’t take watching my son be tormented by that Snake, that Sinful Fallen Angel, my perfect unblemished son. But Jesus made his Father proud again. He spoke the Scriptures to Satan and fended him off.

God watched Jesus pray all night, he watched him sail through storms and calm them, he watched him show compassion on the Lost, He watched him teach perfectly the word of God. God watched all of this. He watched his son mourn the death of one of His best friends and then in power raise him again.

The Father watched Jesus get down on his hands and knees and wash His disciples Feet. God watched Jesus lead his disciples out into a Garden to Pray.

Then Jesus came calling to his Father as he had done so many times. But this time they both knew what was about to happen and Jesus cried out to God, “Father, Father if there is anyway, please don’t make me do this… Let this cup pass from me, please let this cup pass from me”

And the Father responded in the still small voice in which he speaks to me so many time, “No Son, this is the way that it has to be, because I love them, because I love them”

And the Son obediently responded, “Father your will be Done”

Then the Father watched one of the Disciples Judas betray Jesus…

He watched his son, get made fun of, he watched his son be mocked, he watch all kind of evil yelled against Jesus. He watched him get condemned for telling the truth… For saying that He was the Son of God, he was the Son of God.

The Father watched the Jewish people, the people that he had protected and fought for and loved and guided for all of the years yell out “CrucifyHim” “Crucify Him”.

The father watched his son scourged, being whipped with the cat of nine tails. One time, then two times, then three times 39 times.

He watched Roman soldiers place a cross on the back of Jesus. He watched his son Jesus try to carry that cross through the city. He watched nails being driven though his boys hands and he watched him hang. I mean I wouldn’t scratch my son for you, And here God whose love for Jesus beyond our comprehension watched him hang on the cross of crucifixion, because he loved us.

And then the moment, the crucial moment. When the Father who had always been one with the son placed the sin of the world on His Son. We read in scripture 2 Corinthians 5:21 Jesus who knew no sin, became Sin in that very moment. So that we might become the righteousness of God. And God the father after having placed the world’s guilt onto Christ poured out all of his Anger, all of His wrath, all of His discust for the sin of Humanity onto Jesus His Son. The Pain was so great that Jesus yelled out Eloi, Eloi Lama Sabachatani – My God, My God Why Have You Forsaken Me?”

It was because the Father loved Us. And hour, after hour, after hour went by with Christ bearing the full weight of God’s wrath until Christ paid the full price for our sin and yelled out those glorious words “It is Finished”

And justice was served for my sin, and for your sin. Christ had atoned for my Sin and for your Sin. And paying the price for our sin. Which is Death. This most impossible and tragic event happened wherein the Son of God died.

The Father watching all this, orchestrating all of this as we read in verse 4 because of the great love with which he loved us, Verse 5 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses,

But it gets even better.

because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

See When Jesus yelled out “It is Finished” the Victory was won. I mean game over, the price of Sin was paid Satan was defeated. The Victory was won, but the victory was not yet known.

It would be known three days later, when in a smelly tomb outside of Jerusalem the Son of God veiled in Dead dying decaying Flesh, came Alive and defeated Death And in that moment this glorious Kingdom that we hope in began.

But God being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—

6 and I love this And here And raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

The Glory of Christ’s act was known at the resurrection, but one day in the Kingdom it will be fully known. And the God is just waiting for that day when He will display the immeasureable riches of His Grace to us in Christ Jesus.

I love it. And Why? Why on Earth?

Me a sinner you a sinner ruined by Sin. In your nature you just sin and keep on Sinning God crushing his own son Jesus for us, he made us alive with Christ so that he can shower blessing upon us.

Because he Loved Us and he wanted us to be His Children in Christ, Coheirs with Christ.

And as a child I want to display kindness to my children, and just as any good Father wants to be kind, God the Father wants to display his Kindness toward you.

Whenever I go home to Huntsville, my dad is always giving me $50 or he is buying me a tank of Gas and at first I would say, dad I mean I have a job, I’m good, I don’t need this… But then I realized I was actually hurting him by refusing his gifts He just wants to show me His kindness, because He loves me.

And for what ever reason God the Father Loves me. And if you are in Christ he loves you and he wants to Show me His Kindness. And God has way better gifts than John Dees has, he has way better gifts than a tank of Gas.

So I hope you get all of that because if you do, you are ready for verse 8.

8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

A lot of times we skip to verse 8 and 9 and just quote it. And I think people struggle with what comes natural to a human, which is to prove ourselves. We don’t want to be given things we want to earn things. We want to be able to say I did this therefore I deserve this.   This is especially true of men we men are earners and this is why I think there are more women who are Christians than men, Men struggle to accept Grace.

But I can understand if you just heard verse 8 and 9 you might struggle with wanting to do something to earn your way to God, or earn favor with God.

But if you just heard what you just heard If you just heard the Gospel how it actually works how it is actually laid out in scripture. There is no one here who is so arrogant to believe because of something they did they deserved to have God humiliate and crush his son for you. There is no one here that would be so debased to believe that you have done anything worthy of being made alive with Christ and having God lavish his gifts on you the most arrogant and cocky man in the world would not believe that.

It is only by grace you have been saved through faith. If you are Saved And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

And then we are back to verse 10

10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

You were all created to glorify God.

And everyone here will either bring him glory by accepting this Grace that God is offering you in Christ Jesus, by receiving this immeasurable Love. Oh this Love is So Deep. You will either receive that love and live as a child of the King and in so dong bring God glory.

Or You will bring him glory by being the one who refused the love of God, and who in your sin will be crushed by God’s wrath forever, displaying the fate of those who oppose God.

How will you spend your life and then all of eternity bringing Glory to God?

Won’t you receive the love of God today. Easter is a love story. And Father, Son and Holy Spirit are crying out to every soul here. I love you, I want you.

Quit running from the love that God so desperately wants to give to you and fall into His arms.

And so I know that there are three types of people.

1. The first type is that there are some people here, maybe most of the people here and by God’s grace you have been walking faithfully with Christ, and you love Christ, but today was a reminder to you of how deep the Love of God for you really is… And you need to respond, some of you need to respond by coming up here to the front and getting on your hands and knees before the Lord and just thanking him, some of you need to pray with your families, as we sing if you really know God’s love you need to sing like you mean it… Like this is real.

The second group..

2. You have been thinking about the cross, you have been thinking about the Gospel. You may have grown up in church or you may be just trying church out but you know God is doing something in your life… And I just want to say to you now, today is the day of salvation for you. There has been a resurrection, death is dead, Jesus is alive and the Father loves you… Fall into his kind arms today. And if that is you and you know who you are in a few moments Drew is going to ask everyone to stand and I want you to come here to the front I will be here Graham, and Jason Cook will be here some of our other pastors, we want to pray with you and to tell you more about God’s love for your soul… You know who you are and when Drew invites you forward come…

3. And there is a third person here and maybe this is all so new to you, maybe you grew up in a different faith background, or maybe this is just the first day you have ever come to church, and you really don’t understand Jesus but you know something triggered in your soul. I would like for you to come and find one of our pastors as well… We’ll all be scattered throughout this worship center, or that is a little weird for you, find one of us in the lobby after the service. We would love to answer questions about our God who loves us so much…

So lets just sit in this moment… I am going to finish this prayer… Don’t stand up just yet I want to pray over you… And then Drew is going to play and lets just let the Holy Spirit speak, let God speak to you right now… Let this moment, let this moment be one that changes the rest of your life, your eternal destiny…

 

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