Friday, July 06, 2012

Great Among the Nations

Wow, what else can I say? This is the first time I've attended one of my church's conferences and I haven't hit the mainstream Christian conference circuit (Passion, Catalyst, Verge, NACC, etc) so I don't have a basis of comparison, but I cannot imagine a more inspiring atmosphere than what we had last night worshipping the Lord.

18,000 brothers and sisters in Christ from 90 different countries filled the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas to kick off the 2012 World Discipleship Summit. I was in awe seeing Chris Tomlin on YouTube sing How Great is Our God with Christians from several countries at the last Passion conference, but singing along as a Russian brother led that song in Spanish surrounded by 17,999 others literally brought tears to my eyes. Add to that our usual worship fare with verses in Swahili, the international procession, good news sharing from India, and a great lesson from a brother from South Africa and I got a taste of heaven where every nation will bow in worship before the Lord. (Revelation 7:9-11)

Following this service I rode the bus back with a brother from South Africa and later met up with a brother from South Korea for dinner to add to the international flavor. (and the day before I met a brother from Japan who knows a friend in Indonesia who was converted with me at college in Colorado- it really is a small world!)

So what is left to say? He will be great among the nations...

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