As a believer I have been attending churches for the last 41 years, 16 of them in 10 cities including the base chapel at Craig AFB. I have visited more than 30 for different reasons. That does not count the three or four that I went to growing up. In those 41 years, in all of those churches I have never experienced what I saw happen today.
The lead pastor taught a very practical Sunday school class on how to meet with God by having a quiet time. I have seen that taught in Sunday school before, but never by a pastor. Usually it was me or another person that had a para-church background.
Great Application of Gifts
In Ephesians 4:11 – 16, Paul directs those with the gifts of pastor and teacher to do what? Pastor and teach? Uh unh? The purpose of the gifts is to equip the saints for the work of service and to build up the body of Christ. The pastor got it completely right this morning. He showed 30+ people a simple, clear way to meet with Christ. To do what Christ exhorted in John 15:1 – 16, eleven times, to abide in Him.
Grace not Legalism
Further he did not prescribe method per se rather he set guidelines that allowed the individual to approach the Lord in a manner consistent with their gifts and personality. It was good stuff.
I am not sure why his actions are so rare.