Sunday, October 21, 2007

the first second sunday

Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
Matthew 28:18-20

the first
second sunday

You are not going to believe what happened… The hotel we were booked at double booked their meeting space. Actually, the people who were in the meeting room before us refused to leave. Things at first were a little tense. The scrapbook convention wouldn’t budge so the hotel allowed us to set up in the main lobby area. Can you believe it, having church in a hotel lobby with guests coming and going throughout the service?

Well, this hiccup did not stop the West Campus pioneers. The worship sounded great. I preached the same message on purity and pornography as the people came and went. So I guess you could say our first crowd was a lot larger than we expected. ;-) It was fun to see the hotel guests take a seat in the lobby and pretend like they weren’t listening but you could tell they were. To see the cleaning people come by and stop for a while. To see the front desk person put down his work and bow his head each time we would pray. It was a very public beginning for our first West Campus weekend!

What I learned from the weekend is that God is in control, He always makes a way, and no matter the circumstance He is always with us. The West Campus has been birthed! You can keep up with everything happening out there by visiting