Sunday Reflections (Sept. 1, 2013): Conference Season, Ephesians, 2nd Book
The month of September marks the beginning of what we call our conference season as we celebrate 27 years of existence as the Antioch Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church (Dallas, TX). We kick off the celebration this coming Saturday (Sept. 7th) with our Impact Student Conference – “No Excuses”. We invite all Jr. High and High School students in the DFW metroplex to join our student ministry in this one-day conference, encouraging them to do away with all the excuses and follow Christ wholeheartedly.
Ephesians: Our Life In Christ Series
We are halfway through our 20-week teaching series on the book of Ephesians. Today we began a two-part lesson on Ephesians 4:17-32 entitled, “Acting Brand New”. The big idea in the beginning verses (Ephesians 4:17-19) of this passage is stated clearly, “No longer walk [or live] as the Gentiles [non-believing Gentiles] do, in the futility of their minds.” Paul then goes on to further explain their depraved spiritual condition (which we, as believers, once characterized our lives as well). We only had time to delve into verses 17 and 18.
I look forward to digging deeper into this passage in the weeks to come.
My 2nd Book
I set a goal to finish my second book mid-Spring or early Summer of this year. Well, as you can see, I am past that deadline. Getting back into a writing groove has been a challenge. I solicit your prayers for direction, strength, focus, and resolve. I am back in “the lab” and prayerfully hope to complete this project by the end of the year, no later than the 1st quarter of 2014, if The Lord says the same. We will see how it goes.
And thanks to those of you who supported my first book.
Have a great Labor Day Holiday!