FULLY ALIVE // Henry Lopez

The message this Sunday really blew me away. I felt inspired and convicted at the same time. Pastor Josh preached with so much passion about the unconditional love Jesus has for us. We can come to Him just as we are, even though at times I feel like I’m not doing things correctly. None of us are perfect, and Jesus already knows this. I thought it was significant how Pastor Josh broke down the meaning of being, “the salt of the earth.” I didn’t understand it at first, but now I see how crazy it is that basically God is making us living preservers of His grace to everyone we encounter.

I was actually really nervous about getting baptized on Sunday, but in the best way possible. I wanted to take things to the next level in my relationship with God. If it was good for Jesus to do, it's ok for me—and it was surreal to seeeveryone else taking that step too. The vibe in the room was so powerful and I could feel the chains falling off of people as they were lifted out of the water. And so I’m excited to learn about our Creator and find my true identity in Him. I have to keep reminding myself that it’s a marathon, not a race. This world can be very confusing without the Word and the guidance we receive from it. It’s such a blessing to have a family like C3, with Pastors Josh and Georgie at the core, to learn it with.