It just occurred to me that I never gave a “final word” on the March Gladness services held at Stoney Point. Here are a few things:
1. There was amazing continuity among that sermons. Major themes were–changing in order to reach out, living up to our calling, being more concerned about people than traditions, and salvation.
2. When things go wrong, sometimes it makes things right. We were excited about Dr. Hollie Miller being with us on the last night–until I spoke with his wife just a few hours before the service. She said that due to an illness that Dr. Miller couldn’t speak at all. This meant, of course, that he couldn’t preach. I thought and prayed about who to contact to fill in. Finally, I asked Rev. Larry Young from Holston Baptist Church and he accepted. He preached a message from Romans 1:16. Following the sermon a young lady came to the altar and accepted Jesus as her savior. Praise God for things going off plan.
3. I was rejuvenated by the services. Pastors rarely get the chance to hear “live” preaching. Not only that, but the men who preached all love Jesus and it was evident that God is at work in their lives.
4. There is more work to be done and I am excited about what God is doing and is going to be doing in our church. This past Sunday we had 2 adults accept Christ and many others on the altar. The Holy Spirit touched lives and people responded.
Our March Gladness services were really special. However, I look for even greater things to come.