We finished our tent meeting on Friday night with a great service and the best attendance of the week. I appreciate Pastor Eugene Braswell, Willowdale Baptist Church and all the folks who faithfully attended the meeting each night. It was a good week for me. Saturday, we had a Men’s Breakfast at the church. About 100 men came to eat and to hear Brother Eddie Jolly, Pastor of Lebanon Baptist Church in Taylorsville, NC preach. We had a wonderful time in the Lord.
Yesterday was a good day in God’s house. I preached on the crucifixion yesterday morning from Mark 15. I talked specifically about the three hours of darkness when Jesus was on the cross when He became sin for His bride. It was a message that made me grateful for His grace in my life. Last night I began a new series on the judges of Israel. I am looking for ward to that. I think it will be helpful to see how the Lord used ordinary people in extraordinary ways.
Joan and I are in Beech Mountain, NC for a couple of days of R and R. I have preached 9 out of the last 11 weeks and we have had little time together. We know a Christian man and woman who own a number of vacation homes and they have graciously allowed us to use one of their houses without charge for a few days. This house is massive! It is three stories, and well over 3,000 square feet. It is surrounded by many decks. It has an outdoor kitchen, a hot tub, a game room, and at least five bedrooms and four baths. And, it is for sale. If someone would like to buy it, it is only $579,000. Anyway, pray for us as we decompress and reconnect.