2008-12-28 George - Be Prepared

Sunday December 28, 2008 - Jerry opened the morning service with a short message entitled; “What is the Gospel” using 1 Corinthians 15.1-4 as his text. Ben Carter led us in praise and worship as only Ben can do. While he was playing the piano and imploring God, not him, to bless those in attendance, he began asking the Holy Spirit to rain down on us. After a few bars of that request, repeated over and over, we began to hear rain drops hitting the metal roof of the chapel and their intensity increased as Ben continued to sing. One of those times you had to be there to truly experience the awesomeness of the moment.

George leader brought the morning’s message. His subject was “Be Prepared” and his text was taken from Matthew 25; the story of the 10 virgins, 5 prepared for the bridegroom and 5 not prepared. He told of his daughter telling him that she no longer believed the way he did and how he responded to her.   It was a message full of evolution versus creationism, feelings and facts, faith and unbelief, experience with God and without Him. You could sense the earnest of his tone, like each of the boys was his daughter and he had to, that very hour, convince them to believe the Gospel Jerry defined for us in the opening. 

Ken Moreland closed with the Lord’s Prayer.