Friday, June 24, 2011

Messy Church

We've been going to a church called The Tapestry.  The pastor is Albert Chu, and I had lunch with him a couple of weeks ago and I think he's a great guy.  I look forward to getting to know him better.  As we finished our lunch he ended up inviting me to speak on a Sunday morning.  I took him up on the offer and spoke at our church two weeks ago.

HomeI spoke on “acknowledging our needs” and it went very well.  The idea of coming forward for prayer after the service is new here.  When I spoke to the pastors and asked why they do not do it, they said that they had never experienced, or even seen it.  So I am trying to introduce the idea.  “Let’s get messy,” I said.

An older Asian lady came up to me and asked for prayer.  She was crying, and said, “I’m just realizing how long it’s been since anyone prayed for me.  And I don’t think I’m doing too well trying to fix everything myself.”  One of the elders came along side us and we were able to pray with her as she invited Jesus to deal with her problems she was trying to fix.  Another guy came up and asked for prayer about some addictive behavior he’s struggling with.

Praise God!  Let the messiness continue!

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