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Thursday, July 29, 2010

SOUL WINNING WITH RICK STORY



This morning I was up at 6 am, quiet time, went to IHop to order take out for the Mrs., 3 miles on the treadmill, showered, and dressed. I worked on some more chapters and outlined a new book. The precious little poodle Peaches, whom I love dearly, (Ha) kept us up all night because of the lightening and storms. Poor thing has it sooooooo rough!

Wednesday nights at 6 our church meets to go soul winning. This is one of 9 opportunities to go soul winning at the Longview Baptist Temple. I went with one of our men Rick Story. He is 6' 8'' and so I felt like I was going with Goliath. By the way I felt safe! Ha! We had the honor of leading two men to Christ tonight. Calvin and Emory were so kind to listen to the Gospel and each bowed their head to trust Christ for payment of all of their sins. 

The Bible study tonight was on baptism and the Lord's Supper. WOW! Bob did a great job! Sorry, Bob II did a great job! Sorry, Pastor Bob II did a great job! Sorry, Pastor Bob Gray II did a great job! He is one of the best Bible teachers I have ever heard. His mother and I are very proud of him! GOTTA LOVE FAMILY!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

DR. RICHARD SKIVER


This morning I was up at 5:30, had my quiet time, 3 miles on the treadmill, ate a light breakfast, showered, dressed, and reviewed the Sunday school lesson and the morning sermon. I called by converts to make sure they were up and ready. I am preaching for my good friend Dr. Richard Skiver who pastors the Bethel Baptist Church of Ravenna, Ohio. 

Assistant Pastor David Ballert picked me up for Sunday school at 9 am. I taught my lesson on THE LINES OF DEFENSE out of the book of Galatians. I preached this morning on WHY DO I STILL HAVE MY BURDENS? The building was full and the altars were full with three trusting Christ at the invitation time.

This is a great church and a great pastor. The spirit was wonderful and these folks obviously love their pastor. This dear man of God has been through the fire and has been refined by the fire. He has not given in to the pressures of the non-inspired KJB crowd. Thank you preacher for standing true to the WORD. The King James Bible is FLAWLESS! A nationally known pastor told Dr. Shelton Smith at THE SWORD OF THE LORD that the King James Bible had flaws in it. No one should be following such heretical talk! You can trust your children to TBC because no one there will put a question mark on the KJB! GOTTA LOVE THE FLAWLESS KING JAMES BIBLE! 


Saturday, July 24, 2010

FLYING TO CLEVELAND, OHIO


I was up at 6 am, fixed a bowl of cereal and toast for the little lady of the house. She had a rough night and was up before me this morning. I had my quiet time, I went 3 miles on the treadmill, and then ate a light breakfast. I finished some work on new chapters for a new series of books on JESUS I am working on! I am excited about this series. I always pack the night before so that I'm ready to go and so I loaded my luggage in my car this morning. Assistant Pastor Bob Queen will take me to the airport this morning. He is a faithful servant of God and a dear friend!

I flew to DFW and then on to Cleveland, Ohio. I was greeted at the airport by Pastor Skiver and Assistant Pastor David Ballert. I always enjoy being with these men of God. Dr. Skiver has been a staple of stability in this part of America. When we think of this great man of God you can't help but think of standing true without compromise. I think of Solomon when God said of him, "IF HE BE CONSTANT" that God would bless him. Dr. Skiver has been "CONSTANT." I like men who are not blown about by every wind of doctrine that comes along! 

Who would have thought ten years ago that we would have to fight within our own ranks the issue of inspiration of the Scriptures. It is a ploy by Satan to open the door to perversions of the Scriptures. At TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE you will not have to worry about a faculty that will place a question mark on the KJB! GOTTA LOVE THE PRESERVED INSPIRATION OF THE KING JAMES BIBLE!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

R. G. GRAY SINGING IN THE LBT TEEN CHOIR


Last night at the Wednesday night Bible Study at Longview Baptist Temple I noticed R. G. singing on the front row of the LBT Teen Choir. He is such a joy and blessing to every one.

R. G. was born on May 7, 1992, and was not expected to survive because of all of his multiple physical problems I can still recall the day he rolled over and when it became obvious that he could hear. We were told not to expect too much but here he is singing in the LBT Teen Choir. I had the honor of going soul winning with R. G. He is a blessing! WOW! What a God we serve!

Bob and Kelly have been marvelous parents. DeAnna and Jordan have been especially loving and helpful. Their mother and I are extremely proud of R. G. and his family. After Bob II was voted in as pastor R. G. went around firing everybody. He would walk up and say, "Your fired!" He thinks the whole world is abnormal and that he is the only normal one in the world. He is 19 and has the mind of a three year old but what a blessing he is to so many! GOTTA LOVE THOSE GRAND CHILDREN!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

PASTOR SERGIO ALI



I have been preaching for Pastor Sergio Ali who pastors the Igelesia Bautisa Fundamental of Bay Shore, New York. He attended our NATIONAL SOUL WINNING CLINIC eleven years ago while pastoring a denominational Baptist church. When he returned and starting soul winning and teaching personal soul winning the deacons raised up against him and eventually the church fired him. He the started this church in Bay Shore. He is an aggressive soul winner and his people love him very much. 

He has for over four years been building by faith an auditorium that will seat 450 with a balcony. He and his dear people have given and given and given. They have not only pooled their resources but their labor as well in the building of this auditorium. They must finish it by November 2010. It will take a miracle financially for them to complete it by then. Please pray that God will continue to provide for the completion of this auditorium. This is a solid man of God with some great people. 

I preached tonight under a tent on THE DANGER OF CHANGE! The tent was full with every chair being filled. Malachi 3:6 "For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed." God is saying to His people you should be thankful that I do not change other wise you would be consumed. Maybe as God's children we should represent our Heavenly Father the same way and CHANGE NOT so that our children will not be consumed. 

There is a difference between the word CHANGE and the word IMPROVEMENT. CHANGE comes naturally and is a downward decline while IMPROVEMENT comes on purpose and is an upward climb. We mistakenly ask God to CHANGE us when we should ask God to IMPROVE us! 

Three times in Romans chapter 1, the chapter of a decline in humanity, God mentions change. Romans 1:23; 1:25; and 1:26.  Three things changed! First, the glory of God in verse 23! Second, the Word of God in verse 25! Third, the lifestyle of man in verse 26!

Truth is a position while change is also a position. Truth as a position is finite while change as a position is infinite. Truth as a position has boundaries while change as a position has no boundaries. Once you start changing you never stop. Open the door a little and that is why it is called BACKSLIDING. You turn your back and you slid down unable to stop yourself. When you put a question mark on the inspiration of the King James Bible you open the door for the next generation to go even further through the crack in the door. Once you start changing you never quit because there is no restraint. Hide behind truth and truth will protect you and the gates of Hell will not prevail!

I left a wake up call for 2:30 am. That is 1:30 Texas time! The pastor will be taking me to the airport for an early flight to DFW and then on to Longview, Texas. Put the dog out mama I'm coming home! GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!

MY INTERPRETER ASSISTANT PASTOR BYRON SAGASTUME


I was up at 6:30, had my quiet time, ate a light breakfast, 3 miles on the treadmill, showered, dressed, and pressed my SHIRT not my SHORTS! Boy oh boy some of you love it when I make a mistake, which is usually only once a year! Ha! I went over the morning lesson on personal soul winning and made sure I was prepared.

I taught at 11 am on PERSONAL SOUL WINNING! My interpreter was Assistant Pastor Byron Sagastume. He did an excellent job-I THINK? How would I know? Ha!

PERSONAL SOUL WINNING IS A COMMAND

PERSONAL SOUL WINNING IS NOT KNOCKING ON DOORS-DOORS DO NOT GET SAVED!

PERSONAL SOUL WINNING IS NOT SPENDING A CERTAIN NUMBER OF HOURS TALKING TO PEOPLE-YOU CAN WASTE THE HOURS!

PERSONAL SOUL WINNING IS GIVING THE GOSPEL TO INDIVIDUALS

PERSONAL SOUL WINNING IS SETTING A NUMBER OF PEOPLE AS A GOAL OF WHOM WE INTEND TO TALK TO ABOUT SALVATION

PERSONAL SOUL WINNING IS TRANSLATING THAT NUMBER INTO TIME-ONE HOUR PER SOUL WINNING TALK-YOU ONLY HAVE 168 HOURS IN THE WEEK

PERSONAL SOUL WINNING IS SHOWING UP WHEN IT IS SOUL WINNING TIME AT YOUR CHURCH

PERSONAL SOUL WINNING'S SUCCESS DEPENDS UPON NUMBERS-THOSE GOING AND THOSE RECEIVING!

I asked the people if they tithed? I asked the people if they gave offerings? Of course they said, "Yes." Then I asked them if they tithed and gave offerings of their time. Each of us have 168 hours in a week and a tithe would be 16.8 hours and that does not include an offering of time to express your love for Him? Add up the time it takes for Sunday school, Sunday morning preaching, Sunday night preaching, and Wednesday night? Then you will see that you do have time to go soul winning in order to give a tithe and offering of your time! GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

Monday, July 19, 2010

TENT MEETING IN BAY SHORE, NEW YORK


I flew from Minneapolis, MN, where I preached for Pastor Don Noonan, to Chicago and then caught a delayed American Airlines flight to New York where I am preaching under a tent for Pastor Sergio Ali who pastors the Iglelesia Bautisa Fundamental. We arrived late and had to drive for over an hour through some horrible traffic and arrived at the motel about 6 pm. Quick shower, pressed my suit, pressed my shirt, shined my shoes, dressed and off to the tent meeting!

This is my 10th year of preaching for this dear man of God. He is doing a marvelous job of building an aggressive soul winning church. He attended our NATIONAL SOUL WINNING CLINIC eleven years ago and came back to Bay Shore and the denominational Baptist church he was pastoring let him know they did not and would not have a soul winning church. They fired him! He then started this church and soon will have a church building completed by this fall that will house hundreds of God's people. He kept attending the NATIONAL SOUL WINNING CLINIC and is employing the things he has learned!

Tonight I preached my sermon "HOW TO KEEP ON GOING" and the people responded to the truth at the invitation time and the altars were full! Pastor Ali has a great nucleus of adults who are workers! I believe they are going to have a big impact for the cause of Christ in this area of New York. GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

CONDE JR. FAMILY AND THE LUNA FAMILY


I am preaching today for my good friend Pastor Don Noonan who pastors the Rochester Baptist Church of Rochester, Minnesota. He founded this church 11 years ago and is doing a great job. I am not sure if we understand how difficult it is to start a church. God has certainly blessed this man of God and this church.

Today I meet some folks who heard me preach with Dr. Jack Hyles years ago in Moreno Valley, California. Julia Conde Jr. and his wife Crystal are to my left. Her brother Saul Luna to my far right were the three who heard me preach many times as teenagers. They told me today that they were excited about their children being able to hear me preach. They wanted their children to hear what they had heard as teens. 

Julia and Cyrstal have 6 children now. Doris (13), Julio (12), Aurora (11), Wendy (10), Nylah (5), and Esther (1). Saul and Maria have four children. Daisy (5), Annisa (3), Zachariah (1), and Kalila (7 months). Saul was saved this morning and baptized. 

I wonder how some will answer God when it comes to changing what was preached when Dr. Jack Hyles pounded the pulpit and declared that the King James Bible was FLAWLESS. Thank the Lord these teenagers heard the same truth that was preached when Dr. Hyles and I preached together. I dare not put a question mark on the inspiration of the Word of God. Yes, the King James Bible is FLAWLESS just like our Saviour is FLAWLESS! Shame on you so-called leaders who say other wise! I pity the teens who listen to you! GOTTA LOVE THE PRESERVED INSPIRATION OF THE KJB!

I have for going on 39 years preached that the King James Bible is preserved, inspired, infallible, and the flawless Word of God. I will not change the way I say it because I have not changed the way I believe it! GOTTA LOVE THE KJB!

PASTOR DON NOONAN


I was up at 6 am, quiet time, 3 miles on the treadmill, ate a light breakfast, showered, dressed and prepared for the services. I am preaching at the Rochester Baptist Church of Rochester, Minnesota. Pastor Don Noonan is the founding pastor and has been here for 11 years. I have had the honor of knowing the Noonan famiy for over two decades and they certainly are a blessing. In fact the pastor's mother Mrs. Kielas was visiting today. Yea, grandmother is in town!!!!

The building was full and the spirit was great! I taught in Sunday school the lesson "WHO DO I LISTEN TOO?" and preached "YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN!" 11 trusted Christ with 7 making professions of faith and 5 following the Lord in Baptism. One dear lady brought her parents and grandparents with her to watch her be baptized. Praise the Lord at the invitation time the parents and grandparents walked the aisles professing faith in Christ as payment for their sins! The manager of the Marriott Motel Dan, where I am staying, also walked the aisle professing faith in Christ and was baptized! WOW! What a Lord's Day!

A FLAWLESS King James Bible and a FLAWLESS Saviour at work! I feel sorry for those who believe they have a flawed KJB and yet a FLAWLESS Saviour. The LIVING WORD and the WRITTEN WORD are both FLAWLESS! AMEN! The ones who will suffer from such false teaching will be the next generation! When these so-called leaders of fundmentalism crack the door a little bit by questioning the KJB the next generation will open the door wide to perversions of the Bible. If the KJB is flawed then why not? You do not have to worry about the questioning of the KJB at TBC! TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE will not subject your students to such non sense! GOTTA LOVE THE FLAWLESS KING JAMES BIBLE!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

FLYING TO MINNESOTA AND THEN ON TO NEW YORK

I was up at 6 am, fixed breakfast for the little lady of the house, quiet time, 3 miles on the treadmill, showered, and put my luggage in the car. Assistant Pastor Bob Queen is picking me up in a few minutes to take to the airport in Longview.

I will be flying to DFW and then on to Minnesota to be with my good friend Pastor Don Noonan. He is doing a marvelous work in Rochester, MN. He is an aggressive soul winner as well as his family. We had a great time last year with many trusting Christ!

On Monday I will be flying to New York to preach for Sergio Ali who pastors in Bay Shore, New York. He conducts a tent revival each year and I have been privileged to preach for him for many years. He is reaching the Spanish of New York with an aggressive soul winning church. If you are in the area please stop by and visit the tent meeting! GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!

Friday, July 16, 2010

GRAY FAMILY AT LUNCH

I was up at 7 am, quiet time, 6 miles on the treadmill, fixed breakfast for the little wife, and ate a light breakfast myself. I ran some errands for the wife, got a hair cut, and received a text from Scott who wanted some of my ties for the HAC tour group plus grandsons. I went to the house and picked out some of my best and wept as I left the house to go meet them for lunch at Barons. We had a great time together. Scott, Jenny, the boys, and the tour group will be leaving tomorrow. I will miss Scott and the boys. Oh I forgot Jenny also! Ha!

You are not going to believe this but Scott actually bought my lunch! He still is in the hole by about a quarter of a million but at least he is working on paying it down. Karen bought her mothers' lunch and I bought some Godiva Chocolates for her. Yes for her not me! I have been bad though. I have avoided my nutritionist for the past 3 weeks. I will have to face her soon! Oh its like the Judgment Seat of Christ. Why can't I be normal! I was 11 pounds when I was born! This gets old fighting this weight thing for so many years! Ha! However, the Bible says that we are to have a fat soul. Who wants a fat soul in a skinny body? I DO!!!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

SCOTT GRAY FAMILY IN TOWN

Scott, Jenny, and the boys are in town for a few days. It is Scott II's 16th birthday and today they are taking Scott II on a VIP tour of the Palace in Dallas the Cowboy's new stadium. I bet they are having a great time. Mark, Kim, Bob, Kelly, and Karen had lunch at the Olive Garden yesterday. I was busy working on getting my schedule for 2011 set and preparing for the NATIONAL SWORD OF THE LORD book table where my new books will be unveiled. After I finished the meeting I went to meet them at the Olive Garden. They had already eaten and I had ordered a take out lunch for their mother. So I could only stay for a few minutes. GOTTA LOVE FAMILY!

The soul winning last night was great. The Lord allowed me to lead two young men to Christ. I also checked on some other converts to make sure they were going to be here next Sunday. God has given me 8 souls for the week so far and 20 for the month of July. Out of those 20 saved 6 have followed the Lord in Baptism. GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

PASTOR BILL DAVIS' 8TH ANNIVERSARY

This morning I was up at 6, quiet time, ate a light breakfast, and prepared for the services this morning. I called the Mrs. and checked on her. I was picked up at 9:30 for the Sunday school hour. Today is Pastor Bill Davis' 8th Anniversary as pastor of the Cornerstone Baptist Church of Greensboro, NC.

The auditorium was full for Sunday school and for preaching. I taught my Sunday school lesson on "FORGIVENESS" and preached the sermon "THE MEASURE OF MAN." 4 professed faith in Christ and one followed the Lord in baptism. This is a wonderful church and the pastor certainly is to be commended for his faithfulness. All because of a flawless King James Bible and a flawless Saviour. GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

ROUBATOU FROM GHANA

I arrived on time in Greensboro, NC., and Pastor Bill Davis who pastors the Cornerstone Baptist Church picked me up at the airport and drove me to the Hampton Inn. We had a wonderful time together. God is soooooo good! Pastor Davis has had some serious heart problems for years but he looked great and the church is doing very well. He related some recent blessings with many folks trusting Christ and following the Lord in baptism.

When I arrived at the motel I went to my room and left my luggage there and the Pastor drove me to a Wendy's to purchase a grilled chicken salad to take back to my room with some bottled water. When I went back to my room I passed the laundry room and heard the ladies working away. I went to my room and then returned to the laundry room and presented the Gospel to the ladies. One lady listened intently and in a matter of a few moments she bowed her head and prayed to trust Christ as payment for all of her sins. Her name is Roubatou and she is from Ghana. We had a great talk and hopefully she will be able to make it to church tomorrow night. GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

WOW! What a response to my email comment this morning about preaching at a Charismatic church. Calm down folks! I was only jesting and using sarcasm! I can see that you folks are serious about this thing!

Ecclesiastes 10:16, "Woe to thee, when thy king is a child..." We have so-called leaders in fundamentalism that are novice pastors who sit on their thrones making childish decisions that will effect the next generation who are so personality driven they lack spiritual insight into the doctrinal compromise that will eat away like an unseen cancer until it is too late! Modern day Balaams! It is the children who will pay! You do not catch wellness you only catch sickness! When you yoke up with bad doctrine they are not affected you are affected!

We are so concerned about attendance that we are forgetting about the attendees! Big is not always better! This mega-church and mecca-church mentality is going to lead fundamentalist like sheep to the slaughter! 90 % of the churches in America are in rural areas and can never be a mega-church. There are only 180 plus metropolitan areas in America with 400,000 churches who are mostly in rural areas. These mega-churches are feeding off of the smaller churches and it is damaging the cause of Christ!

Just because some one WARNS about such childish acts does not mean they are ATTACKING any one. This Rodney King theology of "WHY CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG" is going to allow Satan to work! Where are the WATCHMEN of 2010? Where are the ones who cry aloud and are not afraid of the powers that be in fundamentalism? We are not ONE! This is a Catholic teaching of universalism!

God intended for there to be independent churches and independent preachers who bow down to no human! Loyalty to a person who perverts truth is in essence disloyalty. The chain of command begins with God the Father, then to Jesus the Son, and then to man. The FLAWLESS WRITTEN WORD and the FLAWLESS LIVING WORD are equal. Most independent Baptists are checking their brains at the door! GOTTA LOVE THE FLAWLESS KING JAMES BIBLE!

FLYING TO GREENSBORO, NC

I was up at 6 am, quiet time, 3 miles on the treadmill, showered, prepared breakfast for the little wife, ate a light breakfast, and put my luggage in the car. Assistant Pastor Bob Queen will pick me up at 10 and off to the Longview International Airport we go! I will catch an 11:15 flight to DFW and then a 1:05 flight to Greensboro, NC.

I will be preaching for my good friend Pastor Bill Davis who pastors the Cornerstone Baptist Church. He is a great soul winner and a great pastor. I have observed this dear man of God go through many trials for years and yet he kept on going. AMEN!

Maybe you can help me with something? Should I preach for a Charismatic church? Should I teach in a Charismatic church? Maybe I could help them? Maybe I could get some of their members to attend TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE? Maybe I could sell more of my books? Maybe I could preach to bigger crowds?

Just wondering! Let me know what you think? Please help me because after all I am just a young preacher and I am sure some of you could help me?

Friday, July 9, 2010

EARNING MONEY FOR CAMP



Today was set aside for four of the grand children to earn money for camp next week. They, along with their mothers, came to the house to help with a job I have been putting off for months. The room where my treadmill, washing machine, dryer, and books are kept was a mess. Well thus begins the journey for the day!

It started at 9 am when Nick and Jordan put together the first book case that I purchased from none other than Wal Mart. They did a great job putting this together. When they started on the second book case they discovered that the screws were damaged. So, I went to the hard ware store and they had nothing in stock. I then went to Wal Mart where the cases were purchased and they were kind enough to find me some screws that would work. We went back to the house and the boys finished up the book cases.

Kim, Karen, Aly, and Meagan in the mean time started cleaning every thing out. We had bags of stuff for a garage sale and the dump. When every thing was finished Meagan prepared a spaghetti dinner for every one. She prepared some broiled fish and veggies for me! Their grandmother loved the spaghetti! We had a great time together! We gave each of them some money for camp and even some extra for when they find time to clean out the last room! GOTTA LOVE FAMILY!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

JAMES, KARMIN, PETE, JOE CARTER, & BABY MICHELLE

Tonight is our regularly scheduled church-wide soul winning at 6 pm. There are at least 6 other times the members can go but this is the one the pastor pushes. I went with one of our teens tonight Jacob Dean. God allowed us to lead four to Christ tonight! We were walking from a visit when I spotted Pete sitting on a chair on the second floor of an apartment building. I asked if I could give him a Gospel tract and he said, "What is that?" I walked up the stairs to where he was and I introduced myself and began giving him the Gospel.

In the middle of the presentation a lady stepped out of the apartment named Karmin holding her daughter Michelle. So, I started over again! In the middle of that presentation James stepped out of the apartment so I started over again! In the middle of that presentation the dad Joe Wesley Carter stepped out and so I started over again! After starting over and explaining the Gospel in a few minutes they all bowed their heads and prayed to trust Christ for payment of all of their sins. It was great! They asked some very good questions and hopefully I answered them. My son, Pastor Bob, will pick them up Sunday for church!

This has been a great week of soul winning with 16 trusting Christ so far! This is what happens with a FlAWLESS BIBLE and a FLAWLESS SAVIOUR! WOW! GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

Monday, July 5, 2010

MAMA AND MY BROTHER JERRY

I slept in this morning! Lazy, lazy, lazy! Wait a minute what am I worried about I'm retired! I drove this morning to Murfreesboro, Tn., from Waverly, Tn., to visit Mama. She was released from the hospital last Wednesday and is very weak. She lives with my younger brother Jerry and his dear wife Ronnie. They are the BEST! They have done a marvelous job of caring for Mama. She was a great mother and teacher!

Jerry asked me if I wanted to play a round of golf with him. He took up the game two years ago so I thought this would be easy pickings! Ha! Was I ever wrong! He almost beat me! Did you catch that? ALMOST beat me which means he LOST! Ha! I only beat him by one stroke. Too close for comfort. I guess I will have to come back for a rematch now? It is in the high 80's and sunny. We had a great time together! GOTTA LOVE FAMILY!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

PASTOR JOHN JOHNSON

I am preaching for my good friend Pastor John Johnson who pastors the River Lake Baptist Church of Waverly, Tn., today! We had wonderful services this morning with several trusting Christ as their Saviour and two following the Lord in baptism. After the services this morning the church hosted dinner on the grounds with a lot of activities for the families and the children.

This morning Daniel, Beth, Daniel Jr., and Austin Allen were ready when I drove by to pick them up for Sunday school. I was thrilled that they came. Daniel Sr. made a profession of faith and followed the Lord in baptism. His wife Beth and children all came back this afternoon for the service. Daniel had to stay home with his mother Linda who was ill.

Also, this morning several local officials came for the morning church service and the pastor introduced them to the congregation. These dear folks are looking to be re-elected in their county. One is running for Executive Director and two others for District 1 commissioner's office. There are two commissioners' positions for each district. Three of those officials trusted Christ this morning along with one wife. WOW! Pastor Johnson is doing a wonderful job of being up to date on local issues and informing his people. This dear man of God is one of the most insightful preachers I have ever met.

God gave us 9 souls for the week end. I also added up the total salvation decisions for the month of June and it totaled 40 with 14 baptisms. God is so good! GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

DANIEL AND HIS MOM LINDA

I left Longview, Texas, at 9 am and arrived at the Waverly, Tn., exit off of I-40 at 6 pm. I went to the Holiday Express Inn and checked into my room. Pastor John Johnson was so kind to have fruit, snacks (0 fat grams), bottle water, Gospel tracts, and spending money in my room. Pastor Johnson pastors the River Lake Baptist Church of Waverly, Tn., which is about 30 minutes form the motel.

I unpacked and then drove to the church to deliver my books for the book table. The pastor was there getting ready for a church fellowship for tonight and for some fire works. We chatted for a few moments. He gave me two books to read. I am anxious to read them. They were written by Mark A . Gabriel, PH.D. The two titles are "ISLAM AND TERRORISM" and "ISLAM AND THE JEWS." This dear author is a convert from Islam! I'll let you know what I think of the books when I finish reading them!

I went back to my room to lay down for a little bit but I couldn't rest so I decided to go soul winning. I went back to Waverly, which is about 30 minutes from the motel. I meet Daniel and his mother Linda waling down the road. I gave them a ride to their home where I met Daniel's wife Beth and their three sons. Daniel asked if I could take him to Wal Mart and I said yes. Please do not tell my wife that I went to Wal Mart or she will ask what did I buy for her. If there is no Wal Mart in Heaven I doubt if she will want to go! Ha! I brought Daniel back to his house and had the privilege of leading Beth and her oldest son Daniel to Christ. WOW! GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

PREACHING IN WAVERLY, TN.

I will be preaching for my good friend Pastor John Johnson who pastors the River Lake Baptist Church of Waverly, Tn., this July 4th week end. This pastor is one of the more articulate and thought provoking men of God I have ever met. I am looking forward to being with him and his dear people!

I will also be able to visit my mother on Monday July 5th. She is only 2 hours from Waverly. She recently fell at home and was hospitalized for a few days. She is 98 and the greatest Christian I have ever known! She lives in Murfreesboro, Tn., with my younger brother Jerry and his wife Ronnie. They are the best and been marvelous in their care for mama! Looking forward to seeing them!

I had a great week of soul winning with God allowing me to lead 6 to Christ and 3 are lined up for Sunday. Last week God gave me 3 baptisms in 2 different churches on Sunday. I am excited to see what will happen this week end! GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!

My second printing of "PARENTING SKILLS" is being completed this week and should be ready for sale this week. Also, "SUFFERING ?" is being printed this week also. I just completed my book entitled "24 CARAT FRIENDSHIP" and "THE DOCTRINES OF SALVATION" along with a work book is being proofed and being prepped for printing. Please visit www.solvechurchproblems.com and you can select from many books. In a few months our books should be available in e-book format. GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!