Hungry Christians attended from all over DC, MD, and VA. It was a wonderful time. The reports and testimonies were outstanding.
There was a spirit of grace throughout the whole event. Lots of laughter, lots of sharing heart-to-heart, and lots of love and grace. What also impressed me was that it was the most culturally mixed audience I’d ever seen gathered together in one place in the name of Jesus. Some of the people who attended remarked that this blew them away. To their minds, it represented a genuine work of God.
The last meeting was the highlight for many. Just before a message unveiling God’s eternal purpose was spoken, we all came to the front very close to one another and begin to sing our spirits out to the Lord. The decibels were so high we nearly ripped the roof off!
It was awesome to see people of so many different races singing their hearts out to God, embracing one another, and gathering under one Head – Jesus. It was a visible demonstration of the new creation, the new humanity, where there is no Jew or Gentile, rich or poor, slave or free, but Christ as all and in all.
I’m still reeling from it.
The final message on the eternal purpose can be streamed or downloaded from my podcast.
The last day we spent with the believing community that hosted the event. They are a fairly new multi-cultural organic expression of the church. The group is learning how to live by Christ together. It was beautiful to see a contemporary example of Ephesians 2 – a visible expression testifying to the reality that the separating wall of partition has been torn down in Jesus Christ.