Jesus Is Enough

WOW! What an awesome day at Covenant yesterday! It just keeps getting better and better! I can honestly say that I am more excited about our church right now then I have ever been before. It is so encouraging to see people week after week becoming more passionate for the pure message of Jesus. Here is a little recap of yesterday…

-We had an awesome Volunteer Pre-Game featuring, Evan “Hype Man” Nicol. For those of you who don’t know what our Pre-Game is, let me explain. This is a time we set aside before our worship experience begins to worship, honor and pray with all of our volunteers. From cKids volunteers to parking lot volunteers to greeters, ushers and everyone in-between. We really take creating a culture of ownership seriously, and we want to honor those around us who are willing to grow in their leadership.

-Yesterday we had kids coming out our ears! Thankfully Josie Semo our cKids director, and her cohorts Vanessa Davenport and Emily Eichar, staff and run a tight ship when it comes to raising up the next generation of leaders.

-Our Imax screen kept going all “static-ee” on us during our worship experience. This goes to show that even when you prepare, plan and pray, stuff goes wrong sometimes. I’m thankful for Seth and his production team for having level heads and pulling us through what otherwise could have been a huge distraction.

-Seth and the band sang, “Heartbeat” which is an original song, and easily one of my favorite songs PERIOD. The band was loud, but at one point the voices singing it from offstage overpowered the voices singing it onstage. (I love it when that happens) I am loving the original music that is coming out of our church.

-We worked through week two of our, “Betterthanville” series. I am starting to love this series, and yesterday was no exception.

-I don’t know if I have ever felt so much freedom when preaching, it was amazing.

-One of the sticking points for me personally was when we talked about Barabbas and that we are all Barabbas. We are the ones who God allowed to go free on that stage with Pilot, and that Christ willingly took our place and took the cross that deservedly was ours. Powerful image.

-We had many many many ViP’s yesterday, and many return ViP’s who visited for the first time on Easter. We are already beginning to talk about what it will look like to add a second worship experience on our Sunday mornings. LOVE IT

-Easily my favorite moment of the day was at the close of the worship experience. Our entire church rose to their feet, lifted their hands and worshiped together with one voice these following lines,

“Halleluia, Halleluia, Your stripes have set me free, Halleluia, Halleluia, Deaths Grip No More Has A Hold On Me!”

An awesome day indeed! I already cannot wait for this next Sunday’s installment of #Betterthanville. See you Sunday!

-Travis

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