Some moments from yesterday I found meaningful and interesting:
- I spoke with several individuals who were attending for the very first time, including one family from Kentucky – Go Big Blue! I also spoke with several Winthrop students.
- While feedback regarding the first message in The Reformation series was positive, those who spoke to me tended to fall into groups – 1) those who know a lot about it and are glad I’m talking about it and 2) those who know very little about it and were excited because they learned so much. One woman told me she had never heard of Martin Luther and another said God spoke to her deeply and changed her thinking about the word of God.
- I loved seeing Roxanne Catoe and Sandy Fish standing side by side sharing their story of how God has used the neighborhood Bible Study. I praise God Sandy is now saved.
- I never grow weary of seeing a child make a profession of faith in Jesus – like we saw in the 9:10 service.
- What a blessing to watch brother Scott baptize two children in the 10:30 service – both of whom God has used him to help them come to Christ.
- I received an email from Jim Clark sharing with me what a blessing it was to watch the service yesterday on live-stream as they drove to the Mayo clinic in Jacksonville. God is using this ministry to touch people.
- It was privilege to participate in David Bennett’s ordination to the gospel ministry Sunday afternoon. In the past year we’ve ordained two young men who grew up at FBC to the ministry – David and Will Crute. Praise God!
Here are some pictures from David’s ordination.
Pastor Steve Hogg