Last night, I visited my brothers and sisters at Break Through Church (Poplar Heights BC). Honestly, I was a bit down in my spirit for various reasons that I won’t get into here. It would not be appropriate to get into the details in this space, online. I will say this… and you may deal with similar circumstances… the devil delights in tormenting us with the past as a way to discourage the future. Can I get an AMEN.
Now, onward and upward 🙂
The service was actually what I needed as it was uplifting and powerful. Our friends, the Montero family led worship to start the service. Their son offered up a bit of new musical flavor by adding in the saxophone. I wasn’t aware that he played sax. This is a truly talented family! After the worship session, Pastor Currie shared God’s Word with us. If memory serves me, he spoke from 2 Kings 7:3-5, about the four lepers who decided to “get up” and do something, so to speak. The primary communication comes when one of them says: “Why are we sitting here until we die?”
Pastor Currie expounded on this idea. He didn’t condemn the Church, but honestly talked about how many churches seem to be stuck, not doing much direct outreach to engage their communities. I am positive that he, like myself, does not paint with a broad brush. It is sure that some churches are doing a wonderful job of reaching outside the walls of their buildings, however some are at ease in Zion. Our brother also talked a little about his past and how far God has brought him in this life. I can affirm that Pastor Currie is engaged in the community and is involved in many many Christ-honoring things.
After Pastor Currie shared the message that was on his heart, Pastor Bragg offered an alter-call, a time to pray about whatever, or come to Jesus for salvation. May responded. Several men from the Men of Hope ministry came to the alter to pray. I was moved to see them go from one brother to another, sharing burdens and showing compassion for each other. One lady from the community came forward and asked to become a member of Break Through Church. The evening finished with all of us at the alter, praying for this lady and each other.
I left the church last night feeling better than when I walked in. That’s the point, right? I, like many, will likely always have internal battles – emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. This is baggage from the past. Be grateful if you have a small bag full. Pray for those of us who struggle with footlockers full of it. We know that Jesus can handle our baggage and burdens. Yet, sometimes, it is just not that simple. May God Almighty help each person in His family assimilate Matthew 11:30 to the fullest… amen.
Now, for a few photos…