Easter 2009

April 13, 2009 0 comments

What an amazing day we had at Southbridge yesterday. The worship was great, there was an excitement in the building, for the first time we had a video venue during both services, and we had more people attend Southbridge than ever before, but what was truly amazing was that we had so many people trust Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

During the invitation I asked people who wanted to trust Christ to raise their hand (because of the lighting in the theater I can’t see everyone), but hands went up in both services (I obviously cant see anyone in the video venues, but we had record high attendance in the video venues as well). It was such a blessing during the second service when I first asked people to raise their hands several went up, then after talking about the gospel for a second or so longer it seemed like a flood of hands went up. All of heaven was rejoicing not because hands went up, but because hearts were surrendering to Christ. Because He defeated death He can offer us life. Praise God for doing what only He can do and changing lives.

Later in the day I found out that one of the children in Bridgekids trusted Christ too and some people have made themselves known so they can get help with taking the next steps in their spiritual journey now that they have trusted Christ.

We praise God for doing the impossible in changing a heart from being without hope and without God to being made new in Christ. He has risen from the dead and raises us from the dead too!

Ephesians 2:1-10

And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, 2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. 3 Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. 4 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, 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 in order that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, that no one should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

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