Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday In Indy

Sunday, I was pleased to worship with Dr. Wayne L. Moore & the Olivet Missionary Baptist Church of Indianapolis, Indiana. Sometime ago, he invited me to preach their 8am & 11am worship services. I was more than happy to oblige. We are quickly becoming good friends which is rare these days. I am grateful for the blossoming friendship and fellowship that Pastor Moore and I share, and pray vigorously for his continued prosperity. He recently accepted the challenge to serve as president of our State Convention and is doing a phenomenal job. His church really loves and respects him as pastor /teacher. Although much of the membership did not know me personally, the warmth and hospitality shown me and my family was second to none.

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!!!!


Fitts said...

Pastor McGhee, I really look forward to your post. As usual great outline! I love your Big Ideas that you use for your texts! God is truly using you my brother.

Keith D. Witherspoon said...

Revun! You are aomebody's preacher!! I'm so glad that we are brother's!

Pastor Kraig L. Pullam said...

McGhee, is looks like you had a good day yesterday. It is my hope and prayer that the Lord will continue to use and empower you as your stand to proclaim His Word. By the way, I love the outline. When I grow up, I want to be like you. Continue to Preach the Word!!!

Reginald C. Payne said...

Sounds like an awesome day of worship and fellowship and sound biblical preaching, stay faithful McGhee, and keep up the good work!


We missed you of course; Reverend Brown hit a grand slam in your absence. Him and Reverend Johnson conducted business as usual. Sound like you had a great time in the Lord.

Welcome Back!!!

Brother Wilson

Pastor Lance A. Mann said...

Again my friend, you have showed the rest of us a great example of what biblical exposition is. I praise God for your faithfulness to preaching.


Rev. Ray E. Owens said...


Sounds like you did your usual best for the Lord. If you could send your rejected ideas over to 1862 N. Olive, I would appreciate it, your rejects are better than my sticks doc, but thank God we serve the same God who continues to grow us all in the faith and the power of preaching.

Anonymous said...

Hey McGhee, I know you felt right at home in that Romans passage. Again, I am sure that the word truly went forth.

I am still awaiting the CD'S...

Stay at the wheeel.

Be Encouraged.

Tony R.

Rev. Barney said...

I echo the words of Pastor Owens only the address is 802 Van Buren. If you need my fax number I will give you that too.

It is good to know that God connects us with bretherns that will challenge us to grow in grace.

Anonymous said...

Pastor McGhee,

I'm glad you and your family had a blessed day on this past Sunday. I'm sure you were awewome in your delivery of your Sermon. My prayer is that God will keep His blessing on you always. Psalm 133:1-Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!