The Lord truly blessed our time in the Word as we shared during the 8am worship a message entitled “The Believers Profile” taken from Romans chapter one verse one. The congregation responded very well to the presentation and I was blessed to see former members of GSJ who relocated to Indianapolis and also those who have family at GSJ. Here is a sample of the outline:
The Believers Profile - Romans 1:1
I. Saved (was Saul: “big one”; now Paul: “little one”)
II. Slave (bond slave; servant)
III. Sent (sent by authority with a commission)
IV. Separated unto (separated out from unto; to have a new horizon)
At the 11am worship, I shared a message entitled “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” using as a text, Matthew 6:25ff. The text cautions us not to fret over the basic necessities of life (i.e. what to eat; wear etc.). The thrust of the message was to discourage the sin of worry while encouraging believers to trust the providential Hand of God through faithful obedience to His Word. It was not my original intent to preach this message, however, God always knows what’s best. Since I am in His employ, it behooves me to adhere to His direction that He may receive the ultimate glory.
I am truly grateful to Dr. Moore & the entire Olivet Family for going all out to make us comfortable and solicit your prayers for my new friends in the faith. I am also pleased to learn that all was well at home. Special thanks to Rev. Fred Brown and Rev. Eugene Johnson for standing in my absence and the church for receiving them warmly. Pray for us as we start another work week. Our prayer is that God will grant us sufficient grace for the work awaiting us. God Be Praised!!!!