Well I am excited about the opportunity to preach the Word of God tomorrow at my favorite church. We are in the book of Acts chapter 14 and tomorrow we will be on verse 22.
Contrary to what the prosperity gospel preachers have told you we were warned and guaranteed that we would have troubles, trials, temptations, tribulations, etc. The Bible teaches us how to have victory in our lives in spite of the mess but we will be in a mess a lot of the time in our lives.
It is easy to get discouraged or to think that God doesn’t love you because things don’t always go right but that is simply not what the Bible teaches. We will look at the Bible teaching about persecution and problems tomorrow. We will look at the lives of godly people from the pages of Scripture to see what happened to them and how to apply it to our lives. I hope you will invite some of your friends that are facing difficulties to come and be with us.
To name just a few of the things we will see tomorrow how about, financial problems, marriage issues, problems with out children, severe reversals in positions, health problems and more. You come and learn what the Bible says.
You will not want to miss either service because we will see this in two parts tomorrow. I hope to see you in the morning for Sunday School and then for our evening service as well.
By the way I do not know if I really took sufficient time to thank Tony Howeth for preaching for us while I was away. He does such a good job and everyone loves his preaching. I am so thankful to God for him. He carries a major load for me and for our church.
This is going to be a great week so don’t you miss it. Pastor Wayne Cofield will also be preaching for us this Thursday night. Yes, I will be here but I just wanted you to have the privilege of hearing Brother Wayne preach and getting to know him better. He was our pastor for nearly 20 years while we were missionaries. He is a very good friend to us and to our church!