We are thankful today for indoor services as it is very wet outside this morning. God gave us a good service which was well attended despite the weather. I preached this morning on "Faith's Purchasing Power" from Jeremiah 32 where God has Jeremiah purchase some property by faith. God is developing our music ministry at our church. The kids are growing up and singing parts. Kay Lee and Benson are also playing their instruments (violin and trombone) in our services. Three of my kids sang with me this morning before our service. We sang, "God Leads Us Along." It is on the beginning of our sermon audio if you would like to hear it.
We'd appreciate your continued prayers as we have the Lord's table tonight and a Ladies' meeting at our home tomorrow night. Thank you for your part in supporting our ministry.
Thank you for your prayers regarding the building in Loanhead. God has given us a lot of good help which has benefit now and in the future. We were given a closing date for offers which is this Thursday. Our prayer is that if God has this building for us, it would remain on the market. I'm going to ask the seller to notfiy us if they do not accept any of the offers which are presented this Thursday. I don't know if there is a way forward for us or not. We're going to keep praying about it.
I was able to get out doing flyers this morning after meeting with someone regarding the building. It was cold, wet and windy! I didn't have any lengthy conversations this morning. But, I was able to put out around 150 flyers. Thank you for praying for our evangelism.
God has brought us a tenor. :) With the coming of Blake, we are now able to have 4 part harmony. Benson's voice is now allowing him to sing bass. I get to sing high tenor and Tommy is singing the lead. If you want to hear a little bit from our quartet this morning (Rock of Ages) it is on the beginning of our sermon audio.
I enjoyed preaching a message on the Passover which I entitled, A Night to Be Ready. I only had two points this morning. 1) Some are ready. 2) Some are not.
God gave us a good morning with strong attendance and good attention to the Word of God. Thank you for praying for our ministry today!
This week has been a utility week to catch up on some things. One thing which has taken up some time this week is our pursuit of a permanent church location. Please continue to pray with us about the former clinic building in Loanhead.
I was able to get out for a short while this morning to put out some Gospel flyers. It felt really good to pound the pavement for a little while. Please pray that the Gospel seed will go forth with power in Scotland.
Please pray for the Webbs as they travel back to the States today. I believe they begin another week of meetings on Sunday.
We enjoyed a very sweet spirit of fellowship in our church this morning. God blessed us with good attendance and attention to the Word of God. We had two first time visitors this morning. One of those is a French student studying in Edinburgh. God has given us three college students this year and we are enjoying their fellowship.
Many people in our church made some good decisions this past week. I encouraged our church this morning to Continue with the decisions that they have made. We visited many different text where believers are challenged to continue. We also enjoyed singing as a family this morning before the message. I've included the audio on the front of the sermon audio if you'd like to hear it.
Thank you for your part in our ministry. We appreciate your interest and prayers very much.
We ended the Gospel Meetings last night with Evangelist Barry Webb and his wife, Cheryl. God gave us a great week. The Webbs have incredible God given energy and they are faithful to the ministry which God has called them to do. If your church needs an evangelist, I heartily recommend them to you.
We had 4 adult visitors and two infants on the final night of our meetings. Brother Webb preached a great Gospel message on the brevity of life. Three adults indicated that they put their faith in Jesus. Please pray for these as we follow up on these decisions.
Now, we get back to normal ministry schedule. Thank you for praying with us about these meetings. Each night was a special blessing.
Thank you for your continued prayers for our meetings. We are down to our final night. I uploaded a couple videos to Free Baptist Church, Loanhead, Scotland facebook page. You'll enjoy watching them if you are able to find that page. I'll put a couple chalk art pictures below. We have been blessed through the preaching and teaching, puppet, chalk art and music ministries. God has been very good. Please pray for visitors tomorrow night. Thanks for praying. The message tonight was a great message on how to know how to be saved from John 3.
Thank you for praying for the meetings. We've been blessed in our time with the Webbs. The preaching and teaching has been excellent and God has worked in our hearts every service. Last night Brother Webb preached a message entitled, the Saviour on Souls.
Yesterday we also enjoyed hosting a pastor's fellowship meeting. Several ministers traveled over 3 hours to be in attendance with a couple of them coming down the night before. We're very thankful to have the fellowship times.
Thank you for your prayers for our meetings. God gave us a great start to the week and we are thrilled to have the Webbs with us. Brother Barry and Cheryl did puppets in Sunday School. You'd have to see it to believe it. God has given them some special gifts. Tonight Brother Barry did a chalk drawing. (see below)
The attendance was good in all of our service. Please pray for visitors to come and enjoy what God is doing this week. The preaching was just what we needed. This morning Evangelist Webb preached on the leper that came to Christ for cleansing. Tonight he preached on backsliding from an OT text of backslidden Israel. A young boy came to Christ tonight. Please pray for him to grow in the Lord.
Every night this week we have services at 6:00PM. Tuesday morning we are also hosting a fellowship meeting. Please continue to pray for the power of God in all of these services. Thank you for your prayers.
Don Dillman and I were able to get out this morning. It was a very ordinary day of climbing stairs to put flyers through mailslots. The Webbs will be with us next week and then at Pastor Dillman's ministry the following week. They are currently in Manchester, England. Next Tuesday we are also hosting a fellowship meeting in the morning and have invited missionaries from all over Scotland. Your prayers for all of the Webb's ministry opportunities are much appreciated.