by Will Hagle
“The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe in the good news!” – (HCSB)
Something special happened in March this year. We had a Cross Service for youth at the Elevation youth building on our Longview campus. We needed to plan for food, set up and take care of other details. Our attendance on Wednesday nights averages 250 students, so we decided to plan for 500. Over 750 came! It was the largest crowd we’ve ever had for a service inside Elevation. Many accepted Christ. It was powerful! Afterward, I contemplated why this event was so successful. Our students caught the vision of gospel urgency. On average, every student brought two guests. I’ve never seen anything like it. Pastor Glynn presented the message in a powerful way. However, one thing was more critical than any other – prayer. We began praying a year in advance. Throughout the day of the event, there were droves of people prayer walking inside and outside of the building. During the service, people were praying all across campus, in the back rooms, even circling the outside of the building. The power of prayer was proven.
Do you believe there’s nothing more important than a person’s relationship with Christ? Do you understand gospel urgency? I’ve heard it said that you can do more than pray after you’ve prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed. Start with prayer. Then, go out and share Christ with everyone who will listen.
Prayer: Lord, today I pray for our church plants in Alaska, Hawaii and Preston, England. I pray for those who are new believers in Christ as they begin to grow in their knowledge of You. Help these Christians walk in a manner worthy of You, attracting others to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
“Our prayers lay the track down which God’s power can come. Like a mighty locomotive, his power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails.” -Watchman Nee
Engage10K Request: Pray God’s will be done as we reach East Texas through the lives of the Mobberly family.