Our Best Day…Ever?

Eighty people got baptized at suncrest yesterday.  I wanted to post last night, but I didn’t really know what to say.  I still don’t.  Here is part of what I wrote to our staff and elders today: 

I do know that we went into yesterday well-prepared and having had a number of conversations (some that have spanned years).  I’m thankful for each of your roles in that.  Still…we also all know that yesterday was one of those “Only God” days.   Would you please find your own time in your own way to Praise Him today for what we got to share yesterday? 

Probably the wildest part for me is that out of 73 people baptized at the St. John Campus, we only knew of 3 before Sunday morning that would walk forward.  I have lots of stories to tell and I’ll tell them here over the course of the week, but for today…Let me just connect you to some stories that are out there (here) in the online world.

Amanda Huber wrote about the day on her blog from an observers point of view.  Click here to read Amanda’s story.  Scott was baptized yesterday and wrote about it.  Click here to read Scott’s story.

I have a list of emails to work through.  Facebook was full of Suncrest people in awe of what God did yesterday.  And the comment stream on my page was more active than it’s ever been (click here if we aren’t friends on facebook yet).

The only way I have to describe people’s response yesterday is from the scriptures:  Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.       -Ephesians 3:20-21

~ by Greg Lee on February 8, 2010.

15 Responses to “Our Best Day…Ever?”

  1. I’ve been in lots of services where God moved in mighty ways, but I’ve never experienced anything like yesterday. I had read my devotion on Friday that was titled “Holy Audacity”. Basically, it talked about being willing to step out in faith believing God would show up and do what He said He would do. Holy Audacity, did He ever show up! It took me most of yesterday to stop shaking and come down from the mountain. What a privilege to witness such a move of God. I’ll never forget it.

  2. Any videos from St. John for those of us who were at Hobart?

  3. I’m with you Lynn, we missed Suncrest services visiting our kids in Muncie—what a weekend to miss Suncrest services!

  4. Congratulations bro keep tearing it up for the Kingdom! Hanging out with you guys in Dallas makes it easy to understand why God is blessing you!

  5. Yesterday was a day I will remember for the rest of my life. The energy was very powerful throughout the entire service and the feeling of love was incredible. Congratulations to everyone that was baptized and praise God for his work in our lives!

    Thank you Greg for being a wonderful leader… you are an amazing person and a perfect example of how God uses people to spread his grace!

  6. I’ve never felt such an overwhleming presence of God like I did yesterday when I walked through the front doors of Suncrest. (yes, the FRONT doors, did anyone else feel that too?) I just wanted to stay there all day worshiping our God who is so amazing and wonderful! A couple times today, something happened that would normally frustrate me, but instead I decided to remember the power of yesterday and praise God for who He is instead. 80 baptisms!!!! Your arms must feel great, Greg 🙂

    • Stephanie – I know what you are talking about. I actually felt that presence from the time I was working on the message during the week. I thought it was going to be something special — you know a dozen baptisms or so! 🙂 Love being blown away.

  7. Sunday was absolutely amazing. On Friday my youngest granddaughter made a surprise flight to Schererville to spend five days with me. I had not seen her since Christmas 2008. Hayley was baptized and very excited to do so yesterday. I am so happy. God was with us all, wasn’t He? His presence was so real.

  8. Praise the Lord and pass the towels! Could you take some time at the next minister’s meeting and share with us what took place at Suncrest? I’m looking forward to hearing God’s story.

  9. WOW, WOW,WOW!!! Thanks so much for posting this great news on your blog, Greg. I am shedding tears of joy and praising God with you! God is truly amazing!

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