Sunday Reflections (January 27, 2013): RYBT, Proverbs, etc.
These past few weeks have been very busy for me. But I am grateful for all the ministry opportunities that are coming my way. My prayer is that each one will be fruitful and glorying to God.
RYBT (Read Your Bible Today) Challenge
Since launching this first of three challenges, the testimonies of people’s growth in the Word have been simply amazing! Members are spending more time in the Scriptures. One sister told me that she spent a whole hour in reading and studying the Bible, which she had never done before this challenge. Praise God!
We are almost through with the book of Romans. We are set to complete it on this Tuesday. Can’t wait until the summer when we kick off the second challenge – reading through the book of Amos.
Today I continued my teaching series on Proverbs by looking at chapter 1 verses 8 through 19. The lesson title was “Don’t Fall for the Bait.”
I am extremely excited and grateful to see the number of members who are coming out early in the morning to study God’s Word. There are over 50 people who have been attending my class. The interaction has been great and the feedback has been encouraging.
I was invited by my friend, Pastor Nyal Bell, to come and preach at the church where he serves as the Senior Pastor – Greater New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. It is always a joy to worship and fellowship with them.
I preached on 1 Kings 17:8-16 (Elijah and the widow at Zarephath) and titled the message, “Just Enough.” From all accounts, the members received it well. Afterwards, Pastor Bell told me that I spoke on some specific things in the sermon that coincided with what God had placed on his heart to unveil to the congregation later in the year. I, of course, had no idea. I absolutely love when the Holy Spirit does things like that! God is awesome!
Well, it’s been a long but great weekend, and I am tired. So until next time, peace.