Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sunday Mind Dump

  • About 500 in attendance today.

  • Had some issues with the sound system, mixing board, and CD recorder in the first service. Fortunately, it was resolved by second service.

  • The message was a strong word today. Almost everyone seems to be enjoying this series.

  • My delivery was much better in the second service.

  • This topic is very difficult to prepare for and then talk about. What I mean is, all this talk about wrath, death, judgment, killing, dying, etc, is very difficult for me to talk about on Sundays. It weighs heavy on my mind. Plus, it is a crowd thinner. Not easy stuff.

  • In fact, as we continue through the book of Revelation we will discover that it continues to get worse before it gets better. The global horrors only increase and finally climax with the Second Coming of Jesus Christ to the earth. I’ll be glad when we get to that topic.

  • 2 Timothy 3:16-17 “For ALL SCRIPTURE is given by inspiration of God and IS PROFITIBLE....”

  • The book of Revelation should be studied because it is the last book of the Bible. What good is a book if there is no final chapter? The book of Revelation lets us know how the story ends.

  • Had a lot of visitors today.

  • One of the highlights of my week is looking at the feedback we get from our guests or the testimonies from our committed members. These words are a source of great encouragement to me, and they trump the abusive phone calls, ugly e-mails, and criticisms that come from disgruntled church people out there in “church land” any day of the week!

  • When we mail invitation cards into the community, someone usually calls us up at the church offices to scream at us over the phone! Huh?

  • Every time something like that happens, it reminds me to stay focused on the Great Commission.

  • I’m looking forward to the holidays.

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