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Monday, September 6, 2010

FOUNDATION CONFERENCE IN MACOMB, ILLINOIS

Dr. Monte Watts, Mike Henson, Pastor Jim Eddy
Michelle

I was up early this morning had my quiet time, ate a light breakfast and a 3 mile walk. Came back to the room and finished two chapters on my new book "LET'S TALK ABOUT JESUS!" Then I went for another 3 mile walk. The kids gave me a gift card for Academy Sports Store and I bought a pair of Nike+ running shoes with a chip in the shoe to show how many miles, calories, and time on my iPhone. Then it is recorded on the computer. The difference between boys and men is the price of their toys! Ha!

When I came back to the motel I greeted the little lady cleaning the rooms and talked to her for a little. She told me she attended a church called "The Crossing." I asked if she knew she was going to Heaven when she died and she said, "Well I've been baptized. Does that count?" Of course I went through the Scriptures carefully and explained that baptism does not save the soul it only pictures what has happened to the soul! Only the blood of Jesus Christ can cleanse a man's soul so he can enter Heaven at death. In a few moments she bowed her head and trusted Christ to pay for all of her sins. GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

This afternoon I meet Dr. and Mrs. Monte Watts at the front door of the BEST WESTERN MOTEL. I greeted them as I was on my way to eat a bite. I asked them if they wanted anything and Mrs. Watts said she wanted a happy meal for a girl. Tonight when I left to go to church to preach I stopped by McDonalds and bought her a happy mean for a little girl. When I walked in the back of the church she was sitting on the back row and I gave her the happy mean. Maybe that will keep her happy for at least one day! Ha!

Dr. Watts is the founder of THE FOUNDATION CONFERENCE and I have had the honor of preaching in hundreds of these meetings throughout the years. Dr. and Mrs. Watts are dear friends and faithful servants. Tonight Mike Henson from Calvary Baptist Church of Canton, Illinois, led the singing and sang the specials. What a great sermon by Evangelist Monte Watts tonight!

I preached my sermon "GOD'S SIMPLE PLAN FOR A SOUL WINNING CHURCH" out of Luke 14:12-24. This is a parable! An earthly story with a Heavenly truth!

  1. Make church a feast (13)
  2. Call the poor (13)
  3. Do not expect the converts to pay the bills (14)
  4. Trust God to pay the bills (14)
  5. Prepare for converts (15-17)
  6. Remove their excuses (18-20)
  7. Bring your own converts to church (21-23)
  8. Turn your bidding into compelling (16-17; 22-24)
GOTTA LOVE A SOUL WINNING CHURCH!


2 comments:

MJ Eddy said...

What a blast tonight...love hearing you preach!

newlinparker said...

Praise the Lord Michelle got saved! Rejoicing in Heaven again!