On Earth as it is in Heaven . . .
I’m seated in the Atlanta airport this morning, and I am still in awe of the weekend I have just had and the precious people I have just met. Leading into this weekend, I wanted to present a weekend version—an abbreviated version—of some of the topics I have presented in The Jesus Dialogue series. What was birthed instead was a weekend series I have chosen to entitle On Earth as It Is in Heaven. I’m hoping to get this series up on our website this week.
It is difficult for me to fully express in words how tremendously and positively the folk who worship at the AWC responded to my presentations this weekend. Once you listen to the presentations yourself, you will understand the awesomeness of what I’m about to share. In the last two decades, I have rarely visited a church that not only understood what I was sharing, but also embraced it to the degree that my new friends in Phoenix did this weekend. I was truly blown away.
I’ll share with you what the pastor at AWC posted on his Facebook page at the end of the weekend:
I’ve spent four decades organizing the theological framework of the gospel in my mind. The Holy Spirit, through Herb Montgomery, only needed 4 sermons to totally collapse that framework… FOR THE BETTER! Thanks, Herb, for courageously sharing what God has put on your heart. I will never be the same!
I wish each of you could have been there and witnessed the miracles God did in the hearts of those who participated over the course of this beautiful weekend. For those of you who support Renewed Heart Ministries, and for all of those who were praying for God to show up this weekend in Phoenix, thank you, thank you, thank you. Together we are putting on display the beauty of God and the character of love, and we are enlarging Christ’s Kingdom here on earth as it is in Heaven.
I’m scheduled to return to this church in November of 2015, and I can hardly wait. The level of genuine love and the genuine embrace of Jesus’ Kingdom that I witnessed this weekend still has me speechless. And to top it all off, as if it could not get any better, we now have a new HeartGroup here in Phoenix as well, which will be meeting, fellowshipping, sharing, and enlarging the Kingdom together.
Wherever this finds you (and I’m so excited I could pop!), the revolution starts now! May the beauty of who God is be put on display, may His Kingdom unobstructed come, and may His will, one day, once again, be done on this earth as it is in heaven. Come Lord Jesus!