The meeting at Central Baptist Church in Carrollton, GA was probably the best meeting I have been to in a long time. The preaching was excellent and the Spirit of the Lord was present in every service. Sometimes, campmeeting degenerates into a preaching competition. That spirit was very much absent last week. Every message was on target and substantive. The content of the sermons was helpful and served as food for my soul. I truly appreciated being invited to the meeting. The singing was top notch as well. Local choirs, folk in the church, sister Robin Calhoun and the Gilley Family all did a great job with the singing.
Besides the spiritual component of the meeting, the Pastor and people of Central Baptist went above the call of duty. They provided us with a fine room in a local motel. They labored and served us two complete meals each day. The Pastor, Brother Doug Bearden, is simply a prince of a man. He has a special touch on his life and I am grateful to be able to call him my friend.
We had a good day Sunday at Calvary. The Lord helped us in both services and I praise Him for that. On Monday, I preach at Lakeview Baptist Church here in Lenoir. They are having a different preacher each evening this week in their revival. We had a good service. There Pastor is Brother Ron Burgett. He is being used of God at Lakeview. This Friday and Saturday I am preaching at Community Baptist Church in Morganton, NC, where Brother Billy Bollinger is the Pastor. This is a youth meeting. Please pray for the services. On Friday, I will be preaching by myself. On Saturday, I will be join by Brother Jesse Carr, who is the Pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Morganton, NC. Brother Jesse is also my son! Pray for us. Then, on Monday, I will be going to Wake Forest, NC to preach for three nights at Good Hope Baptist Church. They are without a Pastor, but their Interim is Dr. Fred Williams. Pray for this meeting as well.
I am looking forward to being at Calvary this evening for our Wednesday service. As Dorothy said, “There’s no place like home.” I love to go here and there and preach, but I sure do get to missing my folks. Isn’t it amazing what the Lord does in the heart of a preacher when he places him in a church? it’s like a wedding in some ways.
Have a good day!