Oct 14, 2007
It was awesome!!! I'm not talking about the game in which they lost this afternoon, but I'm referring to Dallas Cowboy Sunday at Parkway Church today. With the lights down low, the drummer started worship with a little rendition of "We will, we will, rock you..." Probably three quarters of the congregation in both services were dressed in their favorite NFL or College team jerseys and t-shirts. Some of the truly devoted fans even did a little face painting. Skip led us in getting as pumped about Jesus as we do while watching our favorite team play. I heard later that a couple or two walked out of service at the thought of singing that kind of song at church. I guess that it's okay to sing along at a game, but there is something too sacred about a church doing such a thing. They should have stayed for ten seconds longer because the worship band led right into "Come, Now is the Time to Worship." Everyone was on their feet singing praises to God in the most beautiful chorus of voices. Do you know that as a new person(most likely a lost person) visiting our church for the first time, they may have felt at ease coming in and hearing a familiar tune? Skip worked all week on some wonderfully edited clips from months ago when he visited the Dallas Cowboy training camp, and Pastor Les did an excellent job of teaching about being committed in our walk with God. Overall the weekend was a huge success, and we give all the praise to our Lord. Driving home today, I couldn't stop thinking about those few people walking out of church. These were our members, and they are already saved. Have we forgotten about the next generation and doing whatever it takes to reach them? Everything that our staff did this weekend was prayed over, done in a godly way, and with much thought for the lost. Coming out of service, there was an excitement and a desire to invite neighbors and friends to come share in what God's doing at Parkway church. Shouldn't you always leave church with a passion to know more and to tell others the good news? I think so and THAT HAPPENED TODAY!
Posted by Susie at 7:09 PM