I took an overnight trip Houston this week. Saturday afternoon, I flew into Houston to preach for Pastor Dennis Jones and the Gethsemane Baptist Church. It was the their Micah Ministry’s (Young Adults) emphasis, with various events taking place over the weekend. And the young adults led the services on Sunday morning.
This is my second time preaching at Gethsemane. And I was again blessed and encouraged by the worship and fellowship. Pastor Jones has proven to be a true friend to me since we met. And it is an honor to be invited to minister the word to his wonderful congregation.
I like Houston, Texas.
I hear that George preached up a storm yesterday on the story of Jesus’ encounter with Zacchaeus in Luke 19:1-10. Praise God for his hard work and the Lord’s favor.
The early reports I received are that MSMBC had a good day Sunday. Everything went smoothly and according to schedule in spite of my absence. This is always music to a pastor’s ears.
I flew home several hours after I finished preaching. I was home before it was dark. And was still able to spend a part of the evening with Crystal and the kids… until I passed out.
Today begins a pretty busy work week for me. Please remember me in your prayers.
The Most Important Commandment
And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this:‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions. – Mark 12:28-34 Armies win…