It was great to talk with people on Sunday and hear them talk about the God-activity in their lives.
One young man was there for the third time in a row. He told me that the first Sunday he had a radical encounter with God. The second Sunday he came forward on an altar call and publicly prayed to receive Christ. Then this past Sunday we taught about baptism and he felt like it was made for him.
He's looking for housing right now and I was suggesting we'd help him with some options. His response was priceless. "Will it be a Jesus thing?" He only wants to get housing and help that is a "Jesus thing". He also told me that he's already hearing and discerning the voice of God in his daily life and obeying what God is telling Him.
Another gal and her husband also visited for the first time 3 Sundays ago. She came weeping to the altar the second Sunday and surrendered to Jesus. Shortly after this service she made a determination that she would be baptized and began working through our Path to Baptism lessons. Her husband was adamant that he would not be getting baptized again since he was baptized as a baby in a Catholic church. 2 hours later he had been so convicted that he completely reversed course and decided that he too needed to obey Jesus in baptism. A few minutes later he got a follow up call from Mike on our staff team asking him if he wanted to pursue baptism. He was shocked and saw the hand of God in it!
This couple is also very excited about the potential of a Humboldt Park location since they live in that area. They view this next season of their life as a time to get grounded in the Bible. In fact, she had a fistful of small group cards and is intending to go to a group a day. Love the zeal and joy of her heart!