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A big shout-out to Pastor George Hurtt and the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church of Los Angles for the opportunity to minister the word during their Church Institute this week.
Mt. Sinai is my home church. I cannot describe what an honor it is to be invited home to preach again. I am grateful for their ongoing prayers, kindness, encouragement, and support.
Thanks to Pastor Prentiss Lewis who brought his Bible study to the meeting Tuesday night. When I served in Los Angeles, I preached at Greater Starlight every year. It was good to renew fellowship again.
Some of you have asked how the book is coming along. Answer: Slowly. Please continue to cover this writing project in your prayers.
Speaking of Church Institutes… Next week (Sept. 26-28), we will hold our Fall Church Institute at the Shiloh Church. Shelia Bailey will teach out women. Lloyd Blue will teach our men. And David Olford will teach on Bible interpretation. Ralph Douglas West will be our keynote speaker.
Congratulations to Pastor Romell Williams and the Lilydale Baptist Church of Chicago, as you celebrate 8 years together as pastor and people.
I have only been able to play with Apple’s new iOS 6 a little. But so far it’s wonderful. And the new iPhone is so pretty. Can’t wait.
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Some preachers leave the impression with their congregations that they believe “God is dead,” and they are there to preach his funeral! Come on, brother, loosen up your halo. You will feel better if you do and certainly your congregation will. – J.D. Grey
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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…