Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday Summary

We made it home safely from Detroit! Thanks for your prayers! I originally thought this morning that I was going to feel guilty about not being at BBC, but I received some much needed rest. I've come to the understanding that God can get more out of me when I am rested and refreshed instead of fatigued and frustrated.

One of our Associate Ministers, Rev. Terry Tate delivered this morning's message at BBC. I received several favorable comments about his message. To God be the Glory! When we arrived back at home, we had just enough time to change clothes and get to Community Baptist Church in Elkhart, Indiana. It is their Choir's 47th Anniversary and has been an annual fellowship between the 2 churches for over 20 years.

I wanted to encourage the choir to keep on singing for the Lord, in spite of difficult circumstances. As I pondered about what to preach, I was reminded about a message from 1 Samuel 17:32-46. The message was entitled " How to handle your Giant". Here's the outline:

1. Refuse the opinions of people

2. Recall your past

3. Remove what's problematic

4. Rely on God's presence

God gave me power to preach and the people were both receptive and responsive to the Word of God! We had an enjoyable time. I was a bit disappointed by the lack of turnout from our church, but nevertheless we had a high time despite a low turnout! Pray for us this week as I am full of meetings and sermon preparation for 2 preaching opportunities this coming week. Be Blessed !!!


Pastor Lance A. Mann said...

Great outline revun. Thank you for the reminder of my forgotten outline. You are funny boy!


Pastor Andre' A. McGhee said...

It warms the pastor's heart when he can be away, not feel guilty and hear favorable reports concerning the church. Glad you made it back safely. I will borrow this outline!! May God give you strength for the coming week.

Avery Minor II said...

I enjoyed you on yesterday during service and in fellowship!

Rev. Brad Hurley said...

God Bless you Pastor and my Brother in Christ,

I read your lastest post, and I agree with you. Sometimes when I have to leave my church it makes feel alittle guilty. But I have learned that I will let God lead me and take me where ever he wants. This seems to keep me fresh. And when I return to my church, I have a renewed feeling.

One of the hardest things for me to learn is to rest. You are so right when you are rested you feel better in your mind and physical body. And I think this allows us to put our personal opinion's to the side. So that the Holy Spirit can do his work.

Thank you for visiting and the kind comments.
Looking forward to reading more posts.
Your Brother Brad

Rev.Aaron Holcombe said...

Great outline. Bless you brother!

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