The Book of Acts...

       Today is the Lord's Day...I got up pumped about coming to church. I guess that's good, since I'm the Pastor. I feel so great about what God is up to at our church, and what He's ABOUT to do in our church. As I mentioned last week, I have been reading through the book of Acts devotionally over the last few weeks, and God is stirring something new inside of me AGAIN! I have once again decided to pray and work with all my heart until my church reflects nothing more and nothing less that what God did in the early days of the church!
       Here is almost the exact prayer I'm praying these days for MLC:  "Now, Lord... enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus” Acts 4:29-4:30 (NIV). Now THAT'S a prayer!  And I just don't believe that boldness and miracles are things reservedfor people that lived 2000 yrs ago! I believe God wants to give US boldness and do miracles in US and through US!
        BTW, as always, God begins to speak to me and then wants to speak through me to His church!  Thats why I'm pumped about our upcoming series: "Re: ACT". We're leading our entire church on a journey to be the church the way th early church was the church! I'll tell you more about it later this week. It's going to be different! It's going to be radical! We're going to ask you to do some things we've never asked you to do. You're going to be challenged and I believe God is going to use it to rock our entire community!!!