Sunday Highlights – Paris Style
It’s always a bit unusual to be away from home on a Sunday. I love Cross Point so much that it’s hard to find another place of worship that inspires me more.
I guess that is a good thing, right?
A couple of weeks before our trip I recalled that Hillsong had a Paris location so I eagerly looked it up and made plans for us to attend this morning. This was actually my first experience at a Hillsong Church service. I’ve been to Hillsong United concerts but I was so excited to worship with them on a Sunday morning.
Fortunately, their service at Hillsong Paris is bilingual so I was able to keep up. The passion and energy in that place was unbelievable! Pastor Brendan and his team are doing an amazing job! The place was packed. The congregation was singing out and worshiping with abandon.
I recently read that only 5% of Parisians are Christian. I can’t remember the source so I’m not sure if that is the most accurate statistic, but even if it’s close to true, it makes the work Hillsong is doing here so important. In today’s service alone several people gave their life to Christ!
Most of the worship were recognizable songs sung in French, however the last song we sang was:
“My heart will sing no other name than Jesus, Jesus”
It was a beautiful moment singing that unifying anthem out together.
As I listened, watched and observed (as every good church leader does when you go to another church 🙂 ), I was so compelled to pray for Hillsong and all the other church leaders around the world who are making significant impact for the Kingdom in their churches every Sunday. May they never be discouraged!
Experiences like this remind me how vast God’s Kingdom is. He is doing His work around this world and I’m privileged to be small part!
Have you ever worshiped in another country? What was your experience like?