Pieces of Heaven

Sometimes, the church can demonstrate what heaven will be. And the experience of it cannot be easily described in textbooks. Please don’t mistake my point for some anti-theological, existential mumbo-jumbo. Because we only know exactly what it is we’re experiencing through the testimony of the written Word, shown to us by the Spirit in our study and lived out in our experience.

I know that this morning I experienced a piece of heaven, a true living out of the Gospel community. Christ was exalted by his people — people once lost and now found, people who were, at that same moment, reaching toward those still lost. Our church prayed about our mission, while living our mission, praying for those we haven’t met and for those we have. We exalted the Lamb who was slain, and pointed the way for those who have not yet bathed under His cleansing flood of righteousness.

I think it was a glimpse of what God intended the church to be: people made alive worshipping the risen Son, and praying that we might shine the light of the Gospel in a dark place.

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About Danny Slavich

I am a Christian husband, father, pastor, and poet. I lead Pembroke Road Baptist Church a multi-cultural, multi-generational church in urban South Florida.
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3 Responses to Pieces of Heaven

  1. noahbounds says:

    Danny,

    Thanks for the thoughts about the service yesterday! It was an excellent time of the body coming together and crying out to out savior! May we all continue to cry out to Him that Crossing may become a church that is expanding the kingdom of God throughout the East end!

    I am looking forward to hearing your thoughts as you post them each week! The poem that you wrote and read about Ruth was a blessing! I look forward to some more great art to come from you!

    Catch ya later,
    Wade

  2. dslavich says:

    Thanks Wade,

    We also will be in prayer for you all — for your new group endeavors, and for your new little human coming into the world 🙂

  3. dad says:

    Your thoughts on your church service helped me reflect on how grateful I am for our church.

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