Gangsters are a part of the Jersey aura and culture from Tony Soprano to the Boardwalk Empire, but a "real-life Gangsta" in church? "Michael's story is a powerful one putting on display what happens when you go from a 'Goodfella' to a 'God-fella' -- that's the message we're illustrating this Sunday," said Tim Lucas, Lead Pastor of Liquid Church.
The 3-week sermon series entitled, "Gangsta," draws parallels between the life of a mobster and the life of the Biblical apostle Paul -- a murderer who called himself the "chief of sinners," but whom God ended up using to write much of the New Testament.
"It's rare to meet someone who leaves the Mob and lives to tell about it. But Michael's story is living proof that no one is beyond hope. God specializes in using people with dark pasts to bring light to the world," noted Lucas.
"Gangsta Sunday" with Michael Franzese Event Details (9:30am and 11:30am at all locations):
- Morristown: Hyatt Hotel // Sunday, September October 21
- New Brunswick: The Heldrich Hotel // Sunday, October 28
- Nutley: John Walker Middle School // Sunday, October 28
Liquid Church is one of NJ's fastest-growing Christian churches. Founded in 2001 by Lead Pastor Tim Lucas, the church's vision is to "take church to the people" with campuses in Morristown, New Brunswick, and Nutley. Nearly 2,500 people experience Liquid's worship services each weekend in New Jersey and around the globe through Church Online. As a part of its global outreach Liquid provides clean drinking water to the poorest of the poor with dozens of completed projects in Ethiopia, Central African Republic, Haiti and El Salvador. More details are available at: www.LiquidChurch.com.