Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday Summary

What a delightful day of worship on this Lord's day! I woke up with great anticipation! This was my first Sunday back from vacation and I couldn't wait to return to BBC!

The Lord met us as soon as we arrived! Our early morning prayer meeting was very spirited as the saints poured out their hearts to God and expressed their appreciation to God for His faithfulness. The attendance at prayer meeting is not what I would like it to be, but those who come are very faithful and fervent prayer warriors!

Sunday School was also very insightful and inspirational! At this point I could hardly wait to get into public worship. I was expecting the Lord to do something great! He did not disappoint! Everything just seemed to click (if you know what I mean) Sunday. When the preaching moment approached, I felt an unusual urge to sing. The tradition at BBC has been to sing "Amazing Grace" before the preaching moment. When this was over, I led the congregation in singing "Near the Cross". To put it like Grandma would say, "The Holy Ghost fell!" I preached a message from Philippians 3:14 entitled, "The Amazing Race". Here's the basic outline.

1. Personal Race "I"

2. Passionate Race "press toward the mark"

3. Purposeful Race "for the prize"

4. Pleasurable Race "of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus"

The Lord really blessed the exposition! We did not have anyone join our fellowship, but we did have several come to the altar to re-commit themselves to a more worthy walk! God be praised!

Our day ended with our Mass Choir in their annual fall musical "In everything give thanks". I was bubbling over with joy as our choir sang beautifully to the Glory of the Lord!

All in all, I really believe that God was pleased with the offering of corporate worship that we presented to Him on yesterday! Pray for us this week !


Pastor Lance A. Mann said...

Spoon, God has shown himself to be faithful to those who trust in him, and His faithfulness in meeting you at BBC was evident in the worship and in the exposition of Philippians 3:14, which by the way, I preached from yesterday myself. I pray that my outline was as powerful as yours. Stay encouraged.


Pastor Kevin L. Pullam said...

Wow... The Lord is faithful and I am grateful that He has shown His face yet again for you and your fellowship. It is amazing how God speaks. On yesterday Pastor Lane "Lane's World on the blog" preached my Pastoral Appreciation morning service. He preached from this text with a subject "Keep On Pressing." Then, I read in the comments that our friend and brother, Pastor Mann, preached from it as well. So, gotta go now and check out that outline too. lol

Be blessed,

Rev. Ray E. Owens said...

Sounds like God's name was glorified and the people of BBC were edified,

Preach on, doc

Clinton Smith said...

Glad all went well in your service. May God continue to speak through to His people.

Pastor Andre' A. McGhee said...

Way to go my Brother! Solid exposition as always. Glad to know you had a great day.

Fitts said...

Bro, I can relate to your joy of being back in the saddle. Great work, and wonderful outline! I'm am ecouraged by your commitment to expository preaching.

Rev. Barney said...

I was glad to be in the service for the evening musical. I brought our youth over (choir) so they could pick up a few crumbs from the big house.

Our young people were truly blessed by the worship experience. If Peter was here he would say, "Lord it is good that we were here."