One of the most exciting things happening at Westside is the number of people who respond to receive Jesus (327 in 2011). What is interesting about this, is that we can be talking about anything, not necessarily a salvation message, and people will still respond.
In Romans 1, it says “For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.” (Romans 1:20 NLT)
I think one of the reasons that we see so many people respond is that there is already a work happening in these people towards God. As Romans says, “they can clearly see God’s invisible qualities…” Sometimes it is as simple as providing people an opportunity to take their next step in embracing God’s revelation about Himself. We simply open the door that they have been looking for and traveling towards. It’s pretty cool.