Friends: I recently had an enjoyable time with the believers at Cedarcroft Bible Chapel in New Jersey. I preached a two-part sermon on salvation. Here is the second sermon:
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I will be presenting three workshops with the following titles: “Five Certainties in the Light of Tragic Events”; “Courageous Preaching: The Spirit of God and Today’s Preacher” and “Unlike Jesus: The Lost Art of Being a Friend of Sinners.” Here is the conference’s website for registration!
This past weekend I was one of two speakers for a great organization, Biblical Eldership Resources (website: biblicalelders.com). I presented two messages on the power of the Holy Spirit in our preaching and they will be available on the BER website soon. The sessions were simulcast to about 15 different sites.
If you prayed for me, thank you! If not, that’s okay. Today (when I’m writing this) I preach at Northgate Bible Chapel in Rochester, NY. If God is outside of time, does He hear and respond to prayers retroactively? I don’t know. But I’m so grateful for the Lord letting me work with these godly men whose mission could not be more important: raising up the next generation of church leaders and preachers!
Friends: I’ll be in Rochester, NY, this coming weekend (March 23-25) for a simulcast with Biblical Eldership Resources. I’ll give two messages on Saturday — the topic is “Faithful Preaching and the Power of the Spirit.”
On Sunday I’ll be speaking at Northgate Bible Chapel. During the Sunday School hour I will be asking the following questions about our being a friend of sinners like the Lord Jesus was:
An Unsaved Friends’ Survey
Seven Questions about Your Unsaved Friends
2. What’s one danger of having unsaved friends?
3. What is one benefit of having unsaved friends?
4. What is one basic aspect of friendship that you might need to work on?
5. How are you praying for your unsaved friends?
6. How should the church fit into your efforts to reach your unsaved friends?
7. What’s one activity you could do with your unsaved friends if you chose to?
The Lord is so good! He is keeping me busy during my early days of retirement. After I was downsized from my teaching position at CIU, He provided a fourteen-month position as preaching pastor at Crossroads Fellowship Church in Augusta, Georgia.
After they called their next senior pastor, I began to wonder how the Lord would use me. A church in New Jersey, Cedarcroft Bible Chapel, brought me up last week to do some ministry with them. I preached both Sundays (New Year’s Eve and Jan. 7), gave an overview of the book of Acts for their mid-week Bible study, spoke at a men’s breakfast, surveyed I-III John for Sunday school, and consulted with the elders on a variety of subjects. I’ll be finalizing a position paper on marriage, divorce, and remarriage for their consideration over the next month.
They’ve invited me to come back in April and I will speak on two consecutive Sundays (April 15 and 22), conduct two Sunday school classes, and lead a half-day seminar on preaching for area lay preachers. I’ll use my Ten Specific Steps You Can Take to Make Your Sermons and Preaching Better! as well as a workbook for those men.
My larger projects are producing two online courses for Emmaus Bible College, editing a manuscript for a Scottish publisher, getting ready for my two messages for Biblical Eldership Resources in Rochester, NY, in March, and preparing for a three-week teaching ministry in Myanmar in August! I’m not letting any moss grow under my feet!
I’m also open to conducting my “Theology Matters” conferences and have a brochure I would be glad to mail to you and your church for your consideration.
Again, I’m so grateful for the opportunities HE is giving me to serve Him. Please lift me up in prayer, would you?