We've come to the end of our Person Driven Life series. We have spent the past 13 weeks studying about Jesus as we’ve read the book Steps to Christ. We formed a “Search Party” to see what we could learn about Him. We learned how to prepare and give a three-word, six-sentence personal testimony. We attended a “Sinners Anonymous” meeting and learned that we all have a need for Christ. We experienced the power of sackcloth and ashes. We recognized the need for true repentance as Elrey prayed – “Lord, be merciful to me, a sinner”.
We had an awesome consecration service – where we separated into various rooms of the church to pray over our relationships, health, finances and other life issues, and had the opportunity for anointing from the pastors. We heard Michelle testify about faith and acceptance while she dealt with doubt, divorce and death. Pastor B dressed up as a beauty contestant and sashayed across the stage to teach us about discipleship. Pastor Johns donned gardening attire, preached behind a picket fence (while you sat at the edges of your seats and wondered if it would collapse) and told us what we need to grow in Christ.
We celebrated work and life with a communion service – reflecting on the greatest act of service demonstrated to humanity – Jesus’ death for our sins. We had an in-house artist paint “the big picture” – to help us get a better knowledge of God. We listened and cheered with our members – Rashad, Sherrano and Kisha – as they shared their miraculous answers to prayer – prayers that we made as a church family! Pastor Johns introduced us to our twin – Doubting Thomas – and explained how we’d been separated at birth.
This series was not meant to entertain you, but to help you develop a closer relationship with Christ. Have you? We've pulled some pictures from the series and have shared them below. We hope that as you look at them, you reflect again on the message from the particular sermon.
--Pastor B & Pastor Johns
[Members participated in a scavenger hunt to find the missing backdrop panels]
[Omari shared his three-word testimony about God's love for him]
[Peter, Dwayne, Erica and Bencasha attended a Sinners Anonymous meeting]
[Pastor B donned sackcloth and handed out ashes to teach us about repentance]
[Elrey and Janssen taught us that we don't truly confess when we pray]
[Michelle shared her testimony about holding on to her faith despite multiple upheavals in her personal life]
[Pastor B had us dying with laughter as she taught us that what we wear is no indicator of whether we are true disciples]
[Gardener Johns shocked us by saying that we need some dirt in our lives]
[The picket fence managed to not fall]
[The big picture - it's the oil that counts!]
[God has shown up big time for Metro! Here's our "panel of answered prayers"]