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Salvation and a Fist-Bump

One of the joys I have had in being a part of Captivate Church is seeing people respond to the gospel. Of all of the various types of people who respond to the gospel my favorite segment are men in their mid-twenties to mid-thirties.

Sunday I preached on "The Pirate of Fear" (link later today) and we discussed how living in fear is not God's plan. We are to fear Him but nothing else. We are to live in faith and not doubt. Our text was Matthew 14:22-33. As I began to ask people to come forward if they wanted to respond to the gospel and receive Christ's salvation I noticed a young man in his mid to late twenties sitting a few rows back and to my right.

As the band played I could see in his eyes that he wanted to respond. I silently prayed and asked God to give him the courage. Sure enough I saw this guy turn to the friend who brought him (a 2nd time guest himself) and he gave him dap (a fist bump) and then he stepped out in the aisle and came forward. Our church went nuts. We love to celebrate steps people make to respond to Jesus. I love seeing men respond. I love it when God calls men out of the culture and into the Kingdom.

It was a first for me at Captivate... salvation and a fist-bump.

posted by Tally Wilgis @ Monday, May 10, 2010

1 Comments:

At 11:35 PM, Blogger John B. Smith said...

"Out of the culture...into the kingdom." Great turn of a phrase to describe the great turn of a life!

 

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