It was so great to be back in my home church. Seeing everyone, hearing a great message and the singing was great too! The Cardamon men sang the special, acappella. They always do and they do a great job.
The message was about Stephen. What an impact he had on the church. The title of the message was "The Spirit of Stephen", something we should all strive to have. Stephen was fair, a man of faith, and full of wisdom. I really need to strive to have the wisdom of Stephen. He was truly committed to Christ, he was courageous to the end. Think about the impact his last words had on Saul (who later became Paul). "...Lord, lay not this sin to their charge." Acts 7:60b Remember those who stoned Stephen laid their garments at the feet of Saul. In chapter 9 we see the conversion of Saul (Paul). Can you imagine the joyous reunion the two of them had when Paul arrived in heaven. How wonderful. Isn't God good.
Again this morning in church was swesome. I can't wait for tonight. We have a missionary speaker.
Scripture Reading: Psalm 27:13-14
"I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord."