Sunday Reflections (March 17, 2013): W.O.W., Proverbs, Preaching Engagements
Worship On Wednesday
This is what we call our mid-week worship service. Our Pastor, Dr. Karry D. Wesley, was out of town preaching a revival this past week. So he asked me to preach in his stead. I am always grateful to have the opportunity to preach God’s Word to my church family. It is a high honor to me. I preached on “It’s Going To Cost You” from Luke 14:25-35. It was one of those sermons in which I struggled at times, not from lack of preparation, just one of those times in which you are not real sure if you might be saying something clearly enough. In spite of that, God was faithful and made up the difference. I am always amazed at how the sermon where I think I struggled some was the very one that spoke to people the most. Only God!
All of this was just a reminder for me to always and ultimately depend on God to transform lives through the faithful preaching of His Word, and to remain humble before God.
I continued my teaching series on Proverbs today looking at chapter four with a lesson I entitled, “From Generation To Generation.” I probably would have retitled it, “Wisdom For All Generations,” but that’s neither here nor there. I didn’t finish. Out of the 27 verses, we got through 11.
I absolutely love studying and preaching/teaching God’s Word. I couldn’t dream of doing anything else. I would do this (and have) even if I didn’t get paid for it. The fact that I do is a bonus, better yet, a blessing!
In addition to my regular weekly ministry responsibilities, I have a few preaching engagements outside of Antioch this month. As I said in my last post, this is truly “March Madness” for me…but I’m loving every bit of it! Here are the two that will be happening this coming week:
2013 Spring Revival
Tuesday, March 19th
Morse Street Baptist Church (Denton, TX)
Young Adult Men’s Gathering
Friday, March 22nd
If your remember, please pray for my strength and focus this week. Thanks.