Monday, January 26, 2009

Another Great Weekend

I'm just reveling in the great weekend that has just past!

Friday evening and Saturday was our North Iowa Area-Wide Youth Winter Retreat at the IRBC. We had close to 80 folks at the camp along with a ministry team from Faith Baptist Bible College and our speaker David Burman Jr. from Elyria, Ohio. Pastor Burman did a great job and all were challenged.

This is about the same retreat set up as the Winter Meltdown that I spoke at last weekend. So our teens enjoyed snowmobiling, sledding, floor hockey, gaga ball and many other activities. One thing that we do at all of our area-wide your rallies is Bible quizzing, both an oral test as well as a written test. This month we were going over John 12 & 13.

Sunday was a great day at the Clear Lake Regular Baptist Church, in the morning our Sunday School class continued through the book Trusting God by Jerry Bridges. A Bible study that walks you through the scriptures on dealing with the times of life when life hurts. I recommend this is your looking for a new study.

In our morning service I am preaching through the book of Galatians in chapter 3. Here Paul is proving the case that salvation is by faith through grace based on the finished work of Christ's death, burial and resurrection. The particular passage that I was on this Sunday was dealing with the truth that the Law is inferior to the promise of God that He would provide the means of salvation. It was a good morning in the Word!

In our evening service we enjoyed testimonies from our time at camp. A couple of our girls that are preparing for a missions trip quoted scripture that they had committed to memory. Finally, we enjoyed a report from Missionary Alyssa Callison. Alyssa is serving God in South Africa working with orphans. Her presentation was very good and her heart is finely tunes to do God Will. What a privilege to have her at our Church and hear her heartbeat for missions.

What a great day...I am so thankful for the opportunity to be the Pastor where folks love God and desire to live everyday in the light of God's Word!

Praise The Lord!

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