Monday Morning Quarterback

A worship weekend. All the services seemed to have a great spirit. The 10:45 was full, as usual, and the other services run about 75-90% full.  We really have a wide age-spread… young and old.

I preached sermon 10 in the War of the World’s series. This one was on worldliness… Probably 30 people or more responded to the invitation to receive Jesus. It’s so amazing to see their excited faces when they look at me and smile, or wave, or have tears streaming down their cheeks.

I talked to 1 guy who got out of prison and 1 guy who’s going to prison and 3 guys who I urged to come to Celebrate Recovery. I love these guys! They keep us all real. One of them, a pizza delivery guy who stayed around after delivering pizzas for our worship team, got saved. Very cool.

We had some technical problems with video…and some of our stage monitors died during the 9:00 service. But, God works IN SPITE of technology.

The temperature in the Lassenview Gym during the Classic service never got below 81. My shirt was soaked with sweat. Good thing I bring extra t-shirts to change into!

Today will be a good day to veg out… then I have to prepare 8 talks for my Africa Trip (and powerpoints!), and then it’s run, run, run for the rest of the summer!

Oh… today, I’m putting together my daughter’s doll house.  The directions go up to “Step 28”.  Pray for my sanctification.

““…On this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.” Mt 16:18.


5 thoughts on “Monday Morning Quarterback

  1. Dr. G: We just returned from WA through Cottonwood for the night. Redding was one BIG smoke town! We ARE praying for you and the fire fighters and the ones threatened by the fires. Amazing!!

    Have a wonderful vacation with family and friends! Also, we expect God to use you mightily in Africa! My sis-in-love told me last Sunday was the BEST ever! That’s hard for me to imagine for I think your sermons are very hard to beat! I’m sorry to have missed you live, but I plan on “seeing” you via the web! We keep praying for you and how marvelously God is using you wherever you go! Praise Him!!!

  2. No air conditioning vent aimed at the pulpit ? Was glad to see that the fires in CA are getting under control. It seems God has blessed you to preach to the “regular” guy, as you (even with the Dr. in front of your name) are. We are all an imperfect people needing a perfect solution to our sin prblem , a perfect savior. Thank you He is still drawing people to HIs side.

    P.S. Duct tape

  3. I am blessed that God has placed me in the midst of not only a pastor that looks for the heart of Christ, but that Christ is speaking through him directly to my heart and to the hearts of others. Thank you for your commitment to serve. I will be praying for you and your family as you embark on your journey to Africa.

  4. Preparing Power Point for Africa, you say. I’ll pray that it works…and that you’ll be able to carry on in case it doesn’t.

    And for the dollhouse.

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