Our ‘revival’ started Sunday. We held a combined Sunday School in the sanctuary, followed by our worship service. We held a fellowship lunch afterward to celebrate the church’s 57th anniversary. A double row of tables in the gym allowed for four lines, so getting plates filled and finding a seat went very quickly. We returned Sunday evening.
Each service is similar – prayers, singing together, special music, then a short message from one of our church members who left us to go into full time service to our Lord – pastors of their own church, a youth pastor and pastors’ wives. A different one each service, bringing us up to date on what is going on in their lives, where the Lord is leading them, followed by a message from the Bible.
Then David Webb, pastor at Walker Springs Road Baptist Church in Jackson, Alabama, gives the main message each service – and each one is spiritually moving. David’s visual illustrations are memorable, and fit each person in the congregation. The one Monday night involved a young man, a retiree, our pastor, our youth pastor, a visiting pastor, our song leader and a rope designed for tug-a-war. All to illustrate Romans 7:14-25.
But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. (Romans 7:23 KJV)
I’ve run across one difficulty, after these services – I now have at least a week’s topics for devotionals and there are two more to come.
Four services, five speakers so far and I’m spending time explaining that there is more, much more I’d like to share with you.
Now, all I need is the ability to make time to get notes written out – and still get my house ready for company, attend two more evening services after taking my Beloved Husband to appointments in Fort Worth each day. Oh, yes – menu planning and grocery shopping for our weekend guests.
Tuesday and Wednesday will provide even more topics – two more short messages and two more powerful ones from Preacher Webb. That means more notes, more topics and as soon as I make some time, more reading here about those who seek, love and serve the Lord.
Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. (Hebrews 10:25 KJV)
If you are in the area, please join us for the next two services. If you are not, please pray that these men will speak to us the message the Lord gives them, providing spiritual growth for each of us.
May your week be as blessed as ours.