Monday, January 11, 2010

Sunday Reflections

Happy New Year my fellow bloggers! I know what you’re thinking! It’s been a long time…right? Well, I will try my best to resume this medium with greater frequency this year. Besides, members of the church have already informed me of their desire to hear from me on a regular basis. I don’t know about that but we will see.

This past Sunday was great. The spirit was high most of the day. We had one person to unite with our fellowship while the rest of us were being spiritually recharged. It was also Installation Sunday, a time set aside to officially consecrate our newly elected leaders for service to God and the people of GSJ.
We did not have an afternoon service, as many churches do for this occasion, so I took it upon myself to charge our leaders to always maintain a servant and steward mentality. The message was taken from I Corinthians 4:1-5. The title of the message was “A Testimony of a Servant”, in which the following ideas were expressed:


I. The recognition of a servant (v.1)
II. The requirement of stewards (v.2)
III. The reward for service (v. 5b)


That evening, one of our associate ministers, Rev. James King, and I traveled to Gary to attend the annual Twelve Night Revival Service, sponsored by The Baptist Ministers Conference of Gary & Vicinity. This idea was brought to Gary some 32 years ago by Pastor Charles L. Emery of Pilgrim Baptist Church. It allows area pastors and churches to fellowship in praise, preaching and praying so that God will get the glory for the next twelve months. Needless to say it was a high time and the Lord really used Pastor William Collins of Mt. Zion, Hammond and Pastor Marion Johnson of Gary.

If the Lord delays His return, I may attend the last night tomorrow to hear President Talley. Because of weather conditions, I was not able to attend any nights prior, but I was glad to be in attendance last evening. Please pray for the success of this revival. May it last far beyond January 12th. God Bless All!!!!

7 comments:

Pastor Rev. Ray E. Owens said...

Well Bless God, The Professor is back in this medium sharing with his web students the power of God that is resonating from 101 N. Adams Street South Bend, Indiana. Preach on Doc,

Owens

HALLELUJAH said...

Pastor McGhee

A timely message, we are stewards/servants of GODS people/property. We must carry-out the charge without any reluctance.

Brother Wilson

Pastor Lance A. Mann said...

Dr. McGhee, great job as usual. I know that 12 night was amazing. Gary is one of the great church stations in this country, and I trust the Lord was pleased.

Lance

RCA72351 said...

So happy to see your return. Your Blessed words were much missed. But, we understand your busy schedule and various responsibilities. Thanks for returning and sharing a brief word.

Brother Armstrong

Rev. Barney said...

It is great to hear from you again. I know the body was blessed by the Word and the wisdom that you shared with them.

Ronald said...

Glad to have you back pastor.

Ronald

Anonymous said...

Pastor McGhee
Glad to have you back. I thank God for using you and sending His word through such a dynamic vessel. God bless and keep you always.

In His love,
LLB