Hey, guess what…I wrote this blog last Friday and somehow quickly sent into cyber-limbo somehow. I tried to find and retrieve it, to no avail (big surprise) but somehow today it just showed up as an email…so it’s Monday afternoon and here’s last Friday’s blog.
It’s 3 o’clock Friday afternoon, and we just settled down after the completion of the first Advancing the Church conference. I am, along with many others, almost completely exhausted. The conference was filled with great preaching, great conversations, renewed friendships, and new friendships. Harking back to our 15 years of Leadership Conference, we have never had a conference where the challenging, sharpening, and edifying conversations were so many, so “non-stop”, so long, and so profoundly profitable. The spirit of the meeting was palpably enthusiastic and warm. Singing together with such a great group of men (and a few ladies) was predictably powerful and passionate. Just one man’s opinion…it was a great time, a really great time.
I really do want to thank all (so very many) who worked so hard in preparation and execution of the program, the other speakers who were impeccably prepared, passionate, articulate, Biblical, and practical in the treatment and application of the scriptures, and the many men and women who came and cordially engaged in discussion inside and outside of scheduled sessions. We left FULL, very full, and encouraged in our ongoing service to Christ and His church. Wow….am I tired….am I encouraged…wow.
This Sunday we are getting close to the end of our “What is Truth?” series. Our focus will be “What does the Bible really have to say about the use of alcohol?” Yep, this should be interesting, if nothing else! See you there, Lord willing.