CAN YOU BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED TODAY?
Some of our sound equipment was unplugged, a piece of equipment got knocked over in the middle of the singing, and the batteries in my mic failed. If that wasn’t enough, at some point during the sermon about seven men from our ushers dept and security team rushed out of the sanctuary into the atrium, and then out the front doors! I was mid-sentence on the stage and all I could think in the back of my mind was, “Has there been a medical emergency or has some combative person showed up?"
The text I preached from is one I have NEVER preached from in all my years in the ministry. It’s so challenging that I didn’t think I could handle it skillfully (i.e., exegesis), so I’ve always left it alone. Today, all that changed.
And the devil showed.
And PCC turned a corner.
I have turned a corner too.
The current discipleship emphasis I am teaching right now is the message of the gospel. I will not deviate from it. Ever. I have learned so much, personally, in the last year or so that I will never be the same.
I’m going to begin landscaping soon. My vineyard is about to materialize. :-)