Seeing Young Men Continue: As was mentioned earlier in the week, Boones Creek Bible Church celebrated its 60th Anniversary last Sunday. What a special treat to have two young men in particular attend the service who once were integral servants in this ministry.
For seven years, Todd Jones, led our congregational singing and choir and taught Sunday School. Every weekend, he and later on, his wife and family, would drive up from Greenville, SC, to serve with us. Today, they are back in Greenville where he serves on the music faculty of Bob Jones University.
Along the same time, the Lord led Adam Smalley to our congregation as he completed his medical school training at East Tennessee State University. While here, he taught Sunday School, used his musical talents, served as a Timothy member with the deacons and grew to be a major part of this ministry. Now, he and his family are living in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving at Colonial Hills Baptist Church as a deacon and small group leader.
How honored to have these young men and their families back at BCBC for our special day. May their tribe increase!
Seeing Older Men Continue: Dr. Bill Hall has been an evangelist for 61 years. He has been a part of my life for as long as I’ve been alive, and I’m 57. He has held meetings in churches my father pastored as well as for me, and here at BCBC. In 1963, although in evangelism, he started a church in nearby Greeneville, TN. His evangelism challenge to us this past Sunday was what we needed to hear and heed! How grateful I am to still have a man of his character, passion, and wisdom as my friend and co-laborer in the gospel ministry. He’s in his early eighties, but his heart beats for Christ like a teen! Check out his Personal Message.
Seeing the Gospel Continue: Wednesday evening, we hosted “Trunk or Treat” in our gym. What a thrill to see the gospel opportunities that came our way via children and parents alike! Lives are changed by the gospel, and we live each day by the gospel!! The power of the gospel continues because the tomb is empty, and it motivates us to continue!
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:8-10)
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It was such a treat to be with you all this week!