Monday, February 16, 2009

My Return

One of the wonderful things about being the lead pastor and having a staff to work with made itself known yesterday.

Because Rudy and I were gone to San Diego for the National Pastors Convention all week, Chad took over preaching responsibilities for the weekend. This enabled me to focus on what we were learning and to soak it all in.

So we returned and got to sit and soak it in for one more day. And Chad was awesome! He blew us all away with a fantastic message about Jesus calming the storm. It was absolutely culturally relevant, comforting, and challenging. It was funny in all the right places (though that's to be expected when you get "the youth guy" to preach).

And in the 7 1/2 months I've been here, I don't remember once when the preacher has had to stop and wait for the applause to subside before he could continue his message. And that happened with Chad yesterday.

I felt like I had never left the NPC; Chad preached as well as the heavy hitters who were there. The Holy Spirit really spoke through him. What an awesome church to be a part of!


Rev.Dulce said...

Our Youth Pastor is an awesome preacher too. I wonder if there is a connection.

David said...

It was an awesome message! I was blown away at the presentation and its relevance in everyday life.

What is more impressive is to see how far Chad has progressed with his sermons. He is more comfortable (at least on the outside)in his delivery and you can tell by watching that he believes every word that comes out of his mouth - i.e. he's practicing what he preaches =)

We are very fortunate to have 3 people who can deliver very powerful messages - and that should make all of us feel incredibly blessed.