Sunday, September 26, 2010
|Sunday Morning at CBC|
|Dr. Matt Miller|
Saturday, September 25, 2010
I was up at 3:30 and the little lady was already up and asking for breakfast. So being the master chief of the house I fixed her favorite meal. Mrs. Gray has had a rough two weeks! Her staph infection has erupted again and she has had blood tests and seen specialists. She has more appointments next month!
I will be picked up by Associate Pastor Bob Queen at 5:30 am and driven to Tyler to catch a flight to DFW and from there on to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to preach for my good friend Dr. Matt Miller. He pastors the Cornerstone Baptist Church founded by his father Dr. Dean Miller many years ago. It is an exciting and vibrant soul winning church and I am once again looking forward to being with them.
God has been so good to allow me to see 6 baptisms so far this month and I am excited about the possibilities of this week end. GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!
Monday, September 20, 2010
|Stephanie, Richard, Andrew, Dr. Gray, Garry Way, Rachael Suggs, Jullia Way, and Joe suggs|
Tonight I had the honor of preaching at the Crossroads Baptist Church pastored by Pastor Garry Way. Dr. Jack Hyles and I preached here in the old building years ago and when Pastor Way's name would come up as we preached together around the country Dr. Hyles would always say, "Brother Way and his family are the ideal pastor and family!" I believe that to this day! They love the Lord and are soul winners!
I preached tonight on "WHY YOU SHOULD BE A PERSONAL SOULWINNER?" I went to John chapter 4 where Jesus said to His disciples, not the young convert the woman at the well, "I sent you to reap." Sometimes some say, "I sow the seed" while another says, "I water the seed" and yet others say, "We leave the reaping up to others." Wait a minute we are to do all three! We are to all sow, water, and reap. Jesus rebuked his disciples when he said, "I sent you to reap." The one who brought souls to the Saviour was the woman at the well who just got saved! He never put that pressure on her because she did what all young converts do they tell everybody around them that they need to get saved! However, these disciples knew better and yet were not doing it! The same town that the woman at the well went to bring back those men to the Saviour is the same town the disciples went into and the only thing they brought back was a big mac, fries, and a diet coke. No wonder the Saviour rebuked them! They knew better! WHY SHOULD YOU BE A PERSONAL SOUL WINNER?
- BECAUSE JESUS ACTUALLY SAVES SINNERS (Luke 19:10)
- BECAUSE JESUS USES SAVED SINNERS TO SAVE SINNERS (Mark 16:14-15)
- BECAUSE JESUS KEEP SAVED SINNERS SAVED (Jude 24)
- BECAUSE JESUS HAS SOMEONE WAITING FOR YOU (Ephesians 2:10)
- BECAUSE JESUS PROMISES TO ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS (John 15:16)
- BECAUSE JESUS PROMISES PERPETUITY TO YOUR LOCAL CHURCH (Matthew 16:18)
- BECAUSE JESUS PROMISES PROTECTION TO THE SOUL WINNER (Mark 16:15-18)
- BECAUSE JESUS PROMISES IT WILL CAUSE THE RAPTURE (Romans 11:25)
|JUSTIN AND JASON|
|DR. BRUCE ENGELMAN|
I will be preaching tonight for my good friend Pastor Gary Way at the Crossroads Baptist Church of Gainesville, Texas. The service starts at 7 and the church is located on California Street in Gainesville. If you are in the area I hope you will be able to visit the service.
This morning I drove to Fort Worth to visit with my good friend Dr. Bruce Engelman who pastors the Temple Baptist Church of Fort Worth. As you know by now his dear wife Connie went home to be with the Lord this week and she will be buried on Tuesday. Bruce and Connie served with me for 5 1/2 years at Longview Baptist Temple. I know of no other couple as dedicated to the Lord's work as this dear couple. Connie will be missed!
I had an opportunity to meet with Justin and Jason along with their father. We had a wonderful time together and I was able to have prayer with them and then hit the road to come back to Gainesville. Please pray for this dear family!
The viewing will be tonight from 6-8 pm at the Greenwood Funeral Home on 3100 White Settlement Road of Fort Worth, Texas. The service will be conducted at the Trinity Baptist Church on Tuesday at 11 am. The church is located at 2212 N. Davis Drive in Arlington, Texas.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
|PASTOR GARY WAY|
22 years ago I became acquainted with Pastor Gary Way and his dear family. I have had the honor of preaching for him for over two decades. He is a great man of God and this work in Gainesville, Texas, certainly is a reflection of his love for God. They have beautiful facilities and obviously have grown since last year.
Today was their first day of their fall Sunday school campaign. One of the many visitors that came today was a young man by the name of Daniel. He sat on the front row and listened intently and at the invitation time trusted Jesus Christ to pay for all of his sins. It was thrilling! There is shouting in Heaven over ONE sinner that repents! God put it within the grasp of all of His children to bring Joy to Heaven! GOTTA LOVE THE BUS MINISTRY!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
WOW! I actually was able to spend Saturday morning at home! I had to do some "honey do" projects and run several errands for the little lady of the house, but that was OK. I was able to also check on some of my converts and lead some folks to Christ. I then worked on a new chapter for JUST A THOUGHT Volume VI.
I believe my series of books entitled "LET'S TALK ABOUT JESUS" is complete now. It will be a 5 volume set and I honestly wish that every preacher could and would take the time to read this set of books. They are being proofed by Mrs. Marsha Parker who is the best at what she does. Very thorough! Then they will be given to my daughter Karen Forgy and then to her husband Tim Forgy. After that they will be sent back to me to review and make some last minute changes. I am extremely excited about this series! I will keep you updated!
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I drove to Gainesville, Texas, to preach for my good friend Dr. Gary Way who pastors the CROSSROADS BAPTIST CHURCH. They built a few years back one of the most beautiful church buildings! Dr. Way has been pastoring this dear church for 24 years and has done an excellent job of keeping the old time religion alive. I have had the honor of preaching for this dear man of God since 1989. Dr. Jack Hyles and I preached here together years ago. Dr. Hyles would often comment about Dr. Way and his family as being the ideal pastor and family. I believe he was right!
I just called my converts again to make sure they were still going in the morning. I have had 5 baptisms so far this month and I'm looking forward to a great day back at LBT and other churches where God has allowed me to have potential baptisms. GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!
Thursday night one of the dearest ladies I have ever known went home to be with the Lord. Mrs. Connie Engelman who had been fighting cancer for many months finally saw the face of her Saviour. Mrs. Engelman was the dear wife of Pastor Bruce Engelman of the BAPTIST TEMPLE of Fort Worth, Texas. Bruce and Connie were staff members as well as church members of LBT for almost 5 years. I have never known a more faithful and dedicated couple in my 38 years of preaching. I had the honor of preaching for Bruce for many years and have admired his family. Please pray for this dear family.
Visitation will be held Monday from 6-8 at the Greenwood Funeral Home at 3100 White Settlement Road of Fort Worth, Texas, and the service will be conducted at 11 am on Tuesday at the Trinity Baptist Church at 2212 N. Davis Drive of Arlington, Texas.
Psalm 116:15, "Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints."
Sunday, September 12, 2010
|Colonial Baptist Church Adult Choir|
I was up at 5:30 this morning and had my quiet time, did 3.25 miles on the treadmill, and went to eat a light breakfast. I have an iphone4 and I have hundreds of sermons by Dr. Jack Hyles, Dr. Lee Roberson, Dr. Curtis Hutson, Evangelist Lester Roloff, and Evangelist Carl Hatch. As I was eating breakfast in the breakfast area with my Bible (KJB) open a man walked up to me and asked what I was listening to. I told him it was preaching! He asked if he could listen to it and he did. He said "WOW! That's what you call Hell fire and damnation preaching isn't it?" I said yes! Well, guess what happened after a few minutes. Charles bowed his head and prayed to trust Christ to pay for all his sins. GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING! After praying he literally wept and laid his head on my shoulder and thanked me for sharing the Gospel with him. He said to me, "I cannot begin to tell you how I needed this?" AMEN!
I left to preach the early service at the Colonial Baptist Church with Pastor Claud Slate. I have had the honor of preaching for Pastor Slate through out these past 24 years in the three churches he has pastored. He is a man of God and loves God with all of his heart! He has a great family and I predict this church will be a great influence for Christ in this growing Northwest part of Arkansas. I preached my sermon "LOVE IS REALLY CHARITY" in the first service and in the second preaching service I preached my sermon "WHEN I AM WEAK THEN AM I STRONG." The altars were full for both services. We had 4 saved, 2 professions, and 2 baptisms. I am looking forward to tonight's service at 6 pm. This will be a short service because I have to get back to my motel room for prayer. (By the way the Cowboys are playing at 7) GOTTA LOVE SERVING GOD!
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
|Dr. Monte Watts, Mike Henson, Pastor Jim Eddy|
Sunday, September 5, 2010
|Pastor's Mom Donna Thurman|
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Assistant Pastor Bob Queen will pick me up at 8:45 and drive me to Tyler, Texas, to catch a flight to DFW. I will fly from DFW to Peoria, Illinois, where I will be preaching in a FOUNDATION CONFERENCE with Dr. Monte Watts and Dr. Russell Anderson through Tuesday.
Pastor Jim Eddy who pastors the Victory Baptist Church of Macomb, Illinois, is a TEXAS BAPTIST COLLEGE graduate. He is a fine soul winner and has a wonderful family. I am looking forward to being with him. TBC has over 400 graduates now and we are very proud of them. There is one thing for sure about TBC and that is no faculty or staff member will ever put a question mark on the KJB. We believe not as some that only the originals are inspired but rather we teach and believe in preserved inspiration. The King James Bible is the pure preserved inspired Word of God for the English speaking people. This is not as some have eluded to be dual or double inspiration but rather continued preserved inspiration.
Just listen or look at the tweets of the young pups and you will see their admiration for the EMERGING CHURCH leaders and soon it will embrace a non inspired Bible. It is amazing to me that what I call WORD MASTERS have captivated the minds of so many. Yet, these WORD MASTERS have never built any thing and boy oh boy are they ever quotable. I think it is like having "tickling ears?" Leonard Ravenhill was the rage of my day yet he crossed doctrinal lines without a concern. Dangerous to follow such WORD MASTERS! C. S. Lewis is another one who has an audience and is quoted often and is dangerous! Rick Warren did not build a church he built a SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE on Sunday mornings! His spiritual offspring are the rage of the Southern Baptist Convention now and are secretly conducting LEADERSHIP SEMINARS for young independent Baptist Preachers. If it is entertainment centers you want then do not call it a church call it what it really is! I am seriously wondering if it might not do us good to name these compromisers so we ALL know who to be aware of?
When the pastor of the largest independent Baptist church quotes a man like Setzer to entice people to come to his conference we are in serious trouble. When he endorses a worldly church as having one of the fastest growing churches in America something is seriously wrong! Young men of God the OLD TIME RELIGION still works! Do not follow these WORD MASTERS because you are not "considering the end." GOTTA LOVE THE OLD TIME RELIGION!
Friday, September 3, 2010
|Bob II and Kelly|
|Mom, Bob II, and Dad I|
Bob called and asked if his mom and I could do a video greeting for Willis Shepherd. It took Mrs. Gray a while to get ready because it is so hard to dress with her being in so much pain. Of course it takes women a long time any way! Ha! I hope she doesn't see this blog! Ha! Bob and Kelly came by and we had a wonderful visit. Since Bob has become pastor we do not have the opportunity to visit as much as before. He and Kelly are doing a great job of leading LBT. I am extremely proud of them. I believe the greatest days are ahead for LBT.
Willis was Chairman of the Longview Baptist Temple Deacon board during my 29 years of pastoring LBT. He was one of the most loyal and faithful men I have ever met in my 38 years of preaching. He is celebrating his 80th birthday and there will be a birthday celebration on Sunday night at LBT for him! He was 50 when Mrs. Gray and I, along with our four children, came to Texas to pastor LBT. He was so kind to us and was always encouraging even in those rough days. He would come and repair our dryer and to God be the glory to this day it is still running. Over 1 million souls came to Christ during those 29 years and Brother Shepherd was one of the reasons the people placed their confidence in us. Thank you Brother Shepherd and happy 80th birthday my friend! GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!