is preaching for us today. Mike Tomlinson will be preaching for us
August 27. God has called these men into the gospel
ministry right here in our own church, and I believe it is our
responsibility to help them have opportunities to preach. Not only
that, but they are both capable of bringing a message that will
bless and challenge us. Yes, I admit that I am reluctant to give up
my pulpit at any time, and should be, but I also know that it is my
responsibility to cultivate and encourage our new preachers.
When I surrendered to preach, in less than a month my pastor sent me
to preach a two week revival in a country church in North Texas.
On one hand it scared the daylights out of me, but on the other hand
I was thrilled to death to get to preach every night and to tell
folks how to be saved, and how the Bible tells us how to live after
we are saved. As I remember, twenty something folks were saved, but
that was not the only fruits of that revival.
I was told
that the pastor of that church and a former pastor of the church who
still lived in the community, because of some trivial issue, had not
spoken to each other
in ten years.
On the closing
of that revival I saw those two preachers embrace one another in
tears, in love, and in forgiveness, Let's feed the hearts of our
preachers, and pray for them regularly, and especially when they
Sincerely, your pastor