Monday, June 1, 2009

Sunday Briefs

Yesterday was a great day of worship and praise at GSJ. During both services, one of our associate ministers, Rev. Fred Brown, preached a message entitled “Be Strong” from Ephesians 6:10-11. It was a message greatly needed to encourage the believer in reliance upon God’s strength to combat satanic opposition. Incidentally, this passage was also the center of our study during the Sunday school period. Every 5th Sunday, I teach the mass adult classes of our Sunday school and it was a joy for me to uncover the richness of this passage despite its familiarity. There are three things I believe Paul wanted to stress as he gives a final charge to the believers at Ephesus. If we are to amass any type of success as we war against diabolical devices and stand strong in the evil day, we must practice the following:

1. We must remember that Satan is primarily God’s enemy.
2. We must use spiritual equipment to combat him.
3. We must fight with God’s energy, not our own.

I had so much fun sharing the word of God and am convinced that eyes were opened and lives transformed to the glory of God.

After church one of our members treated us to a delicious meal at Angles, a local eating establishment which opened the first week of May. During our visit, I was asked by the owners to offer a word of prayer asking God’s blessings upon there success and strength in this new enterprise. Thank God for genuine fellowships!

At 7pm, I participated in a 5th Sunday evening fellowship at Bethlehem Baptist Church. This service is sponsored by The Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (IMA), with Pastor Keith D. Witherspoon as President and Host Pastor. It was a great fellowship and I am a fan of Pastor Witherspoon’s leadership and look forward to what God has in store for this region.

I can’t wait until the Finals begin because it was tough coming home to no game. The Lakers are the favorite to win the NBA title but anybody that knows me know that I have a soft spot for the underdog. Oh well, pray for me because I have a busy week ahead. Take care!

10 comments:

RCA72351 said...

Good to read your encouraging words again. Sunday was really a Blessed day hearing Rev. Brown’s sermon. Looking forward to hearing our Pastor McGhee once again. Although I understand your need to rest and use your associates, I personally miss you. Stay Blessed and rest.

Brother Armstrong

HALLELUJAH said...

I concur with Brother Armstrong.

Brother Wilson

Ronald said...

I know better than this but you make it seem so easy. May God's blessings find you continually.

"Bat Man"

Anonymous said...

God bless and keep you, you do need a break every once in awhile.
We missed your poweful sermon. Rev. Brown did a great job and God did use him in a mighty way.Take care and get some rest.

Yours in Christ,
LLB

Clinton Smith said...

God be praised for the work He's doing through you my brother!

Pastor Lance A. Mann said...

McGhee, another example of the power of God flowing through one of his chief vessels in the preaching of the Word!

Lance

Anonymous said...

Hello Pastor McGhee,

I'm very please you and Sis. McGhee enjoyed the fellowship dinner on Sunday. I hope & pray we will continue to fellowship together in christian love.

faithful
Sis. Pittman

Rev. Barney said...

Is'nt it a joy to just teach sometimes. I don't know about you but I get great Joy out of seeing the light come on in the hearts of God's people thought the Sunday school teaching hour. Kodos to Rev. Brown. He is truly a humble man of God. I do believe you are blessed to have him by your side.

Rev.Aaron Holcombe said...

Sounds like a great day in the Lord!

Anonymous said...

Pastor,
I truly miss hearing your messages when I can't be at church. We are so blessed to have you and Sis McGhee (and Jarod) at Greater St. John!

Linnie Wade