Today was another glorious day of praising, worshiping, and celebrating our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ with my church family.
I prepared the elements of Communion before our service. Normally we observe and celebrate Communion on the 1ST Sunday of the month, but since I preached last Sunday I decided to move Communion to the following Sunday (today).
3 years ago I was honored to be asked by my Lead Pastor to take over monthly Communion duties from a brother who was on his way to return to his Creator, and so I did on Sunday August 07TH 2016. I haven’t missed a month since. Today I led my 38TH Communion at Living Waters Full Gospel Church.
Here’s how I began today’s Communion – word-for-word:
You know one of my favorite times of the day – is the end of the day – after I’ve turned off all of the noise in my home – after the lights go out. I lay in bed – getting ready to call it a night – and I reflect upon this day on this journey that I just lived. God led me through another day of continuous peaks and valleys. There was grace. There was mercy. There were miracles. God’s unfailing love was on display. Thank You God for another glorious day on this journey. I can’t wait to do it again tomorrow, for I know that You Lord will do it again in the new day.
You know we’ve all got great stories of how we first met our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ. My great story began in the middle of August of 2006, and so this month – and specifically next week – I’m celebrating the 13TH anniversary of salvation, of redemption, of freedom. I once faced darkness, but now I chase daylight. I once was lost, but now am found.
(I then quoted Scripture from Acts 26:13-18.)
Before Communion our Lead Pastor began a new message series on “The Road To The Promised Land”. His sermon was based on several verses within Exodus 14.
But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still, and watch the LORD rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. The LORD Himself will fight for you. Just stay calm. (Exodus 14:13-14)
BE CONFIDENT IN GOD
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