When was the last time you saw or experienced something and all you could say was, “Whoa!” During the last moment of worship at the college conference, all we could say was “Whoa!” because it was just beyond words. And we need more of that… to be blown away by God… We need more moments where all we can say is, “Whoa… God…”
I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness—the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed… the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory… To this end I strenuously contend with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me. (Colossians 1:25-29)
Christ among us is our hope of glory… our only hope of glory. The only hope you have is Christ in you. The mystery of the world is Christ in relationship to us. This is why we proclaim. That’s why Paul’s so excited. I want to see others experience this!
Don’t go back home and just be conquerors… we’re called to be more than conquerors (Romans 8:37). Don’t just be students, professionals, parents… you’re called to be “more than” these things. Conquerors can only hope in what they themselves can achieve. We are to live as more than conquerors, and as more than conquerors we hope in what Christ is able to do! Christ in us, the hope of glory! WHOA! [Notes taken from P. Nate’s Post-conference Sunday message given at AMC]
Let’s sing “One Thing”! (Click here)