A Ministry Update!

19 Nov

Friends: I am so grateful for the opportunities the Lord is giving me to serve Him. I hope you don’t mind this ministry update. Just a few items.

First, I regret that I’m unable to travel to places like Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to serve my brothers in ministry there. My trips to Myanmar to teach at the South East Asia Bible College & Seminary are also on hold.

Second, I also regret that my every few months’ two week trip to New Jersey has stopped due to the pandemic. I’ve enjoyed several years of sharing God’s Word and working with the elders at Cedarcroft Bible Chapel and pray God’s richest blessings on them as they continue their good work there.

But I’m extremely grateful for the ways God is using me these days. I’ve been teaching New Testament Greek to a couple of friends via Zoom and would love to start a new class for those who are interested (see my post of a couple of days ago for information).  I’m also leading a discussion group on my little book Saved! Rescued from God, by God, and for God.

I am particularly thankful that my work with a group of Ethiopian pastors is going well. We are working our way through my booklet Ten Steps You Can Take to Make Your Sermons and Preaching Better! Although this course is being done virtually, we are having some good discussion about effective preaching in their culture.

Here in the States I’m being used to share messages virtually with several churches. Fifth Avenue Chapel in Belmar, New Jersey, is having me do two series in the New Year. The first is a study of the book of Titus and the theme is “A Spiritually Healthy Family.” The second is looking at “Having a Biblical Relationship with God the Holy Spirit.” I’ll be videoing each of those messages and will post them when they are completed.

Finally, I’m so thankful for the editing and writing work that I get to do. I’m involved in my friend Alex Strauch’s new book on Paul’s farewell address to the Ephesian elders in Acts 20. I always have my own writing projects that I’m working on and will sometimes inflict, I mean share, some of that work on this blog.

Thanks for reading my update. This gives me a great opportunity to thank the Lord for His continuing to use me in my dotage. Now, I’ve got to think how Linda and I should celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary this coming June 5th!


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