I preached yesterday.
Yesterday I had the opportunity to fill in for my pastor as he was at another church (one of our church plants) to be a part of an ordination. I had a blast, even though I was still battling laryngitis. I preached on Trials out of James 1. As most of you know my wife and I are in the adoption process. 17 months in it has become a real trial! So I was preaching from my on going trying experience. Here are some points from my message:
The Subject: Trials
The Initial Result: Patience
The Purpose: Maturity
The Gift: Wisdom
The Expectation: Faith
The End Results: Blessing for Us and Praise to God!
After the message Jeff closed the morning with a wicked praise "Reckless". Over all it was a great morning. I had a blast and felt like I delivered the message that the Lord wanted. I know the church will be very happy to have our pastor back in the saddle on Sunday.