This past Sunday was a busy one. I preached at all three services as well as led worship at the 9:30 worship time. Here's a breakdown.
Sermon: I thought the sermon went well. I messed with the message for two weeks, so I had a good grasp of the text. While I often try to keep a message to one main point, this one had two...but I don't think they worked against the other or was too tough to follow.
Music: The music facet of our worship time went well. We didn't do the 'normal' formula at the beginning. We started with "Wrap Me in Your Arms" moved right into "For These Reasons" and finished with "Forever". Our closing song was "From the Inside Out". There was a great atmosphere in the room as we worshipped.
Video Element: During our series, we've been showing video testimonies of members of our congregation. These testimonies have been great, and Sunday was no different.
Response: The response at the end was very good at 8:00 and 9:30. We had a time for healing and an opportunity to ask God to transform our lives. The 11:00 service is more resistant to response times. I was anticipating a response, but no one came forward at 11:00, which has happened several times before when the early services had a good response.
All in all, it was a good Sunday. An encouraging Sunday for me as I have really been frustrated lately. The only down side was that I got sick Sunday night (2:30 a.m.) and was chucking in the bathroom. Oh well, you can't win them all.