"Pastor, I have been deployed 8 times in Iraq and Afghanistan. I have watched by fellow marines and friends die around me. After what I've seen, I can't believe in God." Pastor Mike Modica shared with me after tonight's service the story of the son of one of his ushers.
The usher and his family had been praying for their son for years. The son was hard core. He had left the military but had trouble readjusting to civilian life so he signed up for two more tours as an mercernary. Tonight, this hardened soldier was in church. Tonight, he heard the Gospel presented in a way that answered the questions that had gone unanswered. Tonight, this warrior raised his hand and recited the sinners prayer. Tonight, this man met Jesus!
We have been sharing a powerful message with churches where we preach the entire Bible: God's plan and purpose for the entire universe and how mankind's destiny will one day be fulfilled. We call this message, "Understanding Why." This message is not really a typical sermon but is more a humorous scripture packed story.
Time and again we conclude with an altar call and we are thrilled to see the convicting power of the Holy Spirit draw people to the Father. Tonight, at a midweek Bible Study, 5 people raised their hands to accept Christ.