|Pastor Scott Hanks|
|Pastor Scott Hanks|
|Sunday Night at FBC|
I flew to Omaha, NE, and then drove to Lawrence, KS, last night and preach for my friend Pastor Scott Hanks who pastors the HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH of Lawrence. He has been their pastor for 16 years and is doing a marvelous job. God gave us 5 souls and the folks were very responsive and obviously love the Lord, their church, and their pastor.
I taught Sunday school on my lesson of "FORGIVENESS." The pastor gave an altar call after the lesson. It was a great moving of the Spirit of God. Many came to me after the services and said it was exactly what they needed. I preached on "WHO SHALL BE DAMNED?" God blessed the invitation with 5 souls.
I then was taken on a tour of their new church auditorium that is just about complete. It is going to be beautiful and very practical. Please do yourself a favor and visit this soul winning church in Lawrence.
I then had lunch with the pastor and some of his staff. I drove 3 1/2 hours north to Plattsmouth and joined my son Dr. Scott Gray for the service tonight. WOW! I had not seen the completed new church auditorium until tonight. The FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH of Plattsmouth, NE, is one that will take your breath away! Dr. Raymond Wicks led his church in finding the land and building this building. You must visit this church sometime! You will love the spirit of the pastor and the people. Scott preached first and I preached second my sermon "GOD THE BUILDER." The folks started coming to the altar before the invitation began. It was a tremendous Sunday night crowd and a great response. Scott and I will be preaching again at 7 pm on Monday night. If you are in the area please come and be with us! GOTTA LOVE SERVING THE LORD!
At the end of each year I total the number of sermons, souls I've led to Christ, and those who followed the Lord in baptism for the previous year and an accumulate number. I have done this since coming to Texas in 1980. To God be the glory! Through December 31, 2010, I have been allowed to preach 26,835 sermons, lead 15,406 to Christ, and have 4,512 of those converts follow the Lord in baptism. In 2010 God gave me 449 souls and 113 of those following the Lord in baptism. GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!