I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of my children from their 1st day. My 2 boys, Derryll and Deonne were in new schools. Derryll is in his 1st year of high school and Deonne goes to a fine arts academy and is in the 5th grade. My little princess Erynne, started 3rd grade on today. All of them came home with glowing reports on how their 1st day was. I was glad to hear that they all had a good day.
This evening I had a class with the Associate Ministers of BBC. I am blessed to have 6 Associate Ministers, however only 3 of them showed up. This class is designed for them to gain a better understanding of what preaching is and is not. Don't get me wrong, I make no claims to be an expert on the matter, but I have been blessed to sit at the feet and learn from some of the greatest theological minds of our day, who instilled in me what it means to be a preacher in and out of the pulpit.
We started with talking about the different types of sermons; Topical, Textual, and Expository and listed the pros and cons of each, as well as my view on the value and necessity of Expository preaching. I spent the rest of class today on discovering the biblical context as well as the beginning steps of how to properly exegete a text. I gave them an assignment to exegete John 3:16 and be prepared to give a 15 minute presentation on their findings. I am anxious to see the results! All in all, the class went well and the Ministers were excited that we were coming together for such worthwhile things!
I am now watching the Olympics and just viewed Michael Phelps win his 4th gold medal as well break his 4th world record in these Olympics. I also saw the "Redeemed Team" win today, although Kobe Bryant gave a repeat performance of Game 6 of the NBA Finals!
I am ready to get to my studies. Tomorrow is Wednesday in the Word at BBC and we will start a new Bible Study lesson through the book of Romans. I felt that this would be fitting seeing that we just finished Galatians and they have similar themes. Pray for us that all goes well!!