"The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone".
I LOVE THIS VERSE!!
The Stone is JESUS!!!
Last week we celebrated with nine people who made the decision to take the next step in their walk with Jesus, and were baptized during our Sunday service. How fitting is it, we will be celebrating the promised resurrection of our Lord this coming Sunday, April 1st!
As I was praying this morning, I was asking the Lord to lead me to particular people to invite to our Easter services as well as our upcoming Friend Day on April 29th. During that prayer I asked God to not just lead me to those people, but to help give me the words that would urge them to come. I then asked myself, "why do I want them to come?" Well, I want them to come to hear the same gospel that changed my life forever. I want them to feel the same grace I have experienced. And I want them to experience being in a room full of people, worshiping a living God, and what that looks like. Through the years I have seen people impacted by just standing in a room full of people worshiping God. I was one of those people. I was drawn to repentance and salvation in the exact same scenario.
Sometimes we won't have the words. But bring people to a place where true worship happens, and you WILL see the power of God change lives. Furthermore, if you live a life of worship, you will demonstrate (through how you live your life) the resurrecting power of Jesus Christ, and people will be drawn to that, thus giving you an awesome opportunity to speak to them about His love and saving grace!
Dan Ousley - Worship Leader StoneBridge Baptist Church