So… picking up where we left off. It was my turn to preach. I mounted these stage, and walked to my music stand and spoke. And God carried me.
I winked at Margi and took off. My message was that the Holy Spirit was ready to do in us exactly what he did in Jesus. And that w/o the Holy Spirit’s empowerment, we can do nothing. The room was so huge (I’ve been told 1,700 pastors/missionaries/spouses) that my voice boomed. Cool.
I felt unusual liberty in preaching. This is no doubt because of your many prayers. Thank you. Thank you. A countdown clock in front of me ticked down the minutes. I was allowed 45 minutes, and I stopped — miraculously — with 3 minutes left.
We went immediately into Mighty to Save… which I chose because I wanted the emphasis to be on the power of God, not on anything WE do, but on what HE does.
I’ve received nothing but great responses since that message. People were moved, encouraged, enabled, blessed… and all glory goes to God. It was fun, but tiring, and I’m glad it’s over…. BUT I would do it again in a heartbeat. It was a great privilege. I love our denomination (the Christian & Missionari Alliance — which has a new website, check it out).
I just finished teachinga 1 hour and 45 minute seminar (packed out, standing room only) called How I Stopped Trying to Be Like Jesus and Improved My Sanctification. I’ll leave you hanging on the details of that one…
I had lunch w/Rick Pitcher.
I drove Margi to the airport at 6:30 a.m. She flew to Chicago, only find that her flight to SFO was cancelled…. she’d been cancelled EACH WAY. WHAT IS WITH UNITED? (Sorry cuz). Last I heard, my spunky wife was flying to Vegas to Frisco to Redding, and will have spent 18 hours flying to get home. Pray.
Okay… back to work. I’ll catch you later.