'Go out to the roads and country lanes and make them come in, so that my house will be full"

Luke 14:23

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pacific Beach Men's Retreat

This weekend I had the unspeakable privilege of preaching at the P.B. Bible Church Men's Retreat. The Lord's Presence was powerfully among us.

I stopped the first sermon a little short as I observed that most of the men were weeping. The Lord fell on our meeting. One man ran out sobbing uncontrollably, shouting "I have to get things right with my wife." Several men went to call loved ones and told them to come up to the meeting as it appeared we were near revival conditions.

The next three sessions went extremely well, but there was definitely not the same sense of God's Presence as at our first session; which leads me to ask the question: "Did we somehow grieve the Spirit of God?" My fear is we may have, though I am not exactly sure how at this point.

My life was profoundly changed at this retreat though and it did much to deepen my conviction that the church of Jesus Christ desperatly needs a revival. We must have Christ come visit us in power.

The Pruning Principle

I preached this sermon at 360 Church of Petaluma on 1/21/12. I am unspeakably thankful for the Lord's Presence at this meeting and the many reports I heard afterwards of changed lives. May God send the revival we so desperately need.