When pastoring a church (and really, being a Christian), more and more and more and more I'm seeing that this thing we're doing - this gospel we are preaching - this Jesus we are living for - IS REAL! HE IS REAL, HE IS REAL, HE IS REAL!!! AND HE - is a MIRACLE WORKER!!!!
This thing we are doing called church is supposed to be SUBSTANCE-ial! It's supposed to be full of the actual, tangible, healing life of God!
When people talk to us, or come over to our house for dinner, or visit our church, or get preached to by us on the street - may they feel deepyly the actualy the love of Christ - may they feel it! May IT (THEIR ENCOUNTER WITH US AND GOD THROUGH US) BE SUBSTANCE!