Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday Summary

What a day of worship today!!! I got a chance to sleep in this morning, at the advice of Deacon Trellis Porter. He conducted prayer service in my stead and I am grateful to God for his faithfulness and leadership that he demonstrates in BBC! I have a good group of men that I can depend on, and I am eternally grateful for them.

When I got to BBC, I was very rested and restless at the same time. I was excited about preaching! The worship service was a real blessing to the people of God! I approached the preaching moment with great anticipation, and after my hymn of preparation, "Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross" I was ready. I preached a message from Luke 13:10-13. I struggled with a title for this message all week long almost until the preaching moment. When I was in the pulpit, the title came to me, "Jesus can straighten it out" Here's the outline:

1. Her Condition
A. Cause
B. Crippling
C. Commitment

2. Her Call
A. Consideration
B. Command
C. Communication

3. Her Cure
A. Contact
B. Comfort
C. Celebration

God truly blessed the exposition of this text! We had a very high time in the Lord, as a result of the preaching of the Gospel!

I was also glad to see my family from Gary come to worship with us. They were in attendance because at 4pm, I was going to be installed as the President of the Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance of St. Joseph County. Thia is a tremendous honor for me and I am thankful for the opportunity to serve with such great pastors and preachers as those of the South Bend area!

For an occasion such as this, I could not think of anyone greater to preach than my pastor, Dr. Isaac Culver, Jr. He preached his can off!!! We were charged and challenged to seize the opportunity that God has blessed us with! I thank God for my pastor!! I really look forward to serving with the other officers and members of the IMA!! I believe that God is going to do great things for us as we seek to make St. Joseph County a better place to live for all.

Pray for us as we go to work! In closing, I want to thank God for BBC as well as my family for sharing me with others so that we can be a blessing to someone. For the words of the song ring true, "If I can help someone along the way, If I can help someone with a word or a song, or if I can help some sinner who has gone wrong, THEN my living shall not be in vain".

God Bless!!!

7 comments:

Pastor Rev. Ray E. Owens said...

Rev,

Great sermon outline and Dr. Culver is a preaching machine. It was a great time in the Lord and a wonderful testimony to the power of unity in this town. Bro President, whatever you need, I am at your service for the glory of God.

Keep Running,

Owens

Rob Wegner said...

Congradulations, Keith! It is a well deserved honor and you will steward with humility for the Kingdom. Thank you for being an example for all if us to follow. With Respect and Love, Rob

Pastor Eugene C. Staples, Sr. said...

Awesome outline! God used you to break the text wide-open and congrads Mr. President. If you need me I'm here for you.

Blessed In His Service,

Staples

Pastor Lance A. Mann said...

Mr. President, let me say how proud I am of you, that God's anointing on your life is shining brighter and brighter day by day. Great message and I know that President Culver installed you yesterday.

Lance

Rev. Barney said...

I look forward with great joy as to how God is going to use the IMA in this season. I am in your corner to help and not hinder.

Quit putting your outlines out there like that, it makes me want to come home. :)

Ronald said...

Mr. President, know that your California constituency is praying for you and all that concerns you. What an honor for an honorable man.

NLT Luke 18:28-30 Peter said, "We have left our homes and followed you." 29 "Yes," Jesus replied, "and I assure you, everyone who has given up house or wife or brothers or parents or children, for the sake of the Kingdom of God, 30 will be repaid many times over in this life, as well as receiving eternal life in the world to come."

Keep Preaching!!!
Ron

Pastor Andre' A. McGhee said...

Mr. President! Hmm, that has a nice ring to it. You will do a marvelous job of serving the Alliance. Praying for your success. Oh, by the way, great outline as usual. Stay the course!