This week I, along with Evangelist Allen Domelle, were a part of the annual revival meeting hosted by the MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH of Bethany, OK. This church has been pastored by our good friend Pastor Charley O'Daniel for many years.
I drove to the meeting and Brother Domelle flew. These Evangelists have it made don't they. Ha! I thoroughly enjoyed myself with these good people.
Brother Domelle taught Sunday school and I preached Sunday morning my sermon "I HAVE FALLEN AND I CAN GET BACK UP!" Sunday night Brother Domelle spoke on "THIS ONE THING I DO" and I preached my sermon "THE KEY TO THE HOLY SPIRIT IS MAN'S SPIRIT."
The pastor asked us to do something that in going on 41 years of ministry I have never been asked to do and that was to tell my life story on Monday night. Then he asked Brother Domelle to give his life story on Tuesday night. It was a little uncomfortable, but God used the two.
Tonight I preached my sermon "MY OBSERVATIONS ABOUT PERSONAL SOUL WINNING." I will be entering my 41st year of being a licensed ordained Baptist preacher and watched God bring a church from a low of 159 to averaging 2,041 per Sunday in 2008. These are my observations not as a Bible professor who has never pastored, but as a soul winning pastor of a soul winning church.
- SOUL WINNING IS JUST THE DECENT THING TO DO
- SOUL WINNING IS THE NATURAL THING TO DO
- SOUL WINNING IS THE COMMANDED THING TO DO
- SOUL WINNING DOES NOT BUILD A CHURCH-(Mt. 16:18)
- SOUL WINNING DOES NOT MEAN YOU ARE SPIRITUAL-(Mk 16:14)
- SOUL WINNING GETS GOD'S ATTENTION
- SOUL WINNING BRINGS JOY
GOTTA LOVE SOUL WINNING!