The weekend for The Fountain proved to be pivotal. In case you missed it, the Sunday morning service was one of the best weekend services we’ve had in my tenure as Senior Pastor. Our incredible worship team led by Jacque Reynolds and Brittany Thomas took the church straight to the throne. The atmosphere was charged and passionate from the first note. We went after God and never looked back.
Funny how God works. I worked diligently on my message for Sunday morning but as we got into the flow of the service it became clear to me that we would be staying in the atmosphere of worship for the entirety of the morning. You all know how seriously I take the preaching of the Word, but this was definitely something special. We opened the mic for prayer and encouraging words and it was so exciting as a Pastor to see all ages coming to share what God had put in them during the first half of LTF. During the course of the service I had a fear sweep over me.
“Jon, if you go this direction, half the people will leave.”
I heard that phrase over and over in my head at least a dozen times but at the end of the service, I turned around to address the church and not one person had left. The place was still full! I knew immediately that a decision had been made by this amazing, hungry congregation that they want the Presence and Power of God in their lives and in our church. My response? Let’s go for it.
My vision for the house hasn’t changed. I know God wants us to fulfill the great commission in our city, but how much more effective will we be as a community of believers when we are going forth with a greater awareness and operation of God’s Presence and Power in our lives. Fountain, it is a new day and after this week, we will never be the same.