Saturday, May 7, 2011

More Than a Handshake

Our third monthly Citywide Celebration was a wonderful night of intimacy before the Lord and fellowship with each other.

We shared a time of worship, learned more about the Church Jesus is building, prayed for each other, shared testimonies, and learned the difference between living an incarnational life in Christ and living according to Christian “principles.”

One of my favorite testimonies came from Paul Wright, who led the time of worship tonight. He shared about his interaction on the street in downtown Charlotte with people leaving an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Paul told how he took time out to pray for a couple of people to see them overcome their addiction. He stated his conviction that if the world is to see Jesus in us, we have to offer people “more than a handshake”.

Steve Crosby led us to connect with another person to pray for the neighborhood and community where that person lives. He closed with an edifying and in Steve’s usual style, amusing message on living in the Spirit, instead of simply following “biblical principles.”

We look forward to our next time together in June. Charlotte 24/7 has invited us to meet at their facility in the heart of downtown Charlotte. Mark your calendar for June 4th at 6pm. More details coming soon.

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