Last week I preached a three-day revival at the Ark of Salvation in Atlanta, Georgia. The church is pastored by Nathaniel Bronner Jr. His brothers C. Elijah and James Bonner are also pastors on staff.
The folk at the Ark are some of the warmest and most wonderful people I have ever spoken to. The are unmatched in their hospitality. It was a delightful weekend. They went out of their way to get me back to Detroit so I could be back in the Evangel Pulpit on Sunday Morning.
Lois and I visited the Ark ten years ago and I was delighted to be asked to return. I shared with the Ark Congregation three messages based on the Grand Master Key to the Universe. I believe these are some of the most important messages I have ever written.
During the warm weekend I was able to get out and take a few walks and spend some time thinking and praying with a quiet heart under the Georgia Pines. The Ark congregation is fill of joyfulness. They express their faith with incredible energy. They deeply love Jesus. their music and worship is high-energy. They respond to my kind of preaching with explosive enthusiasm. While I was there I had time to think with deep sadness about some of the tensions in our nation between people groups because of their differences. I wonder what would happen if all of us who a followers of Jesus would spend time getting to know brothers and sisters in Christ who are different from us.
This morning I’m overwhelmed with the goodness of God to allow me to preach the riches of Christ at Evangel and so many other places. I am humbled at the kindness shown me from Pastors Bronner and the congregation and staff of the Ark of Salvation. A special thanks to Suzanne and Rev. Robert and Sharlotte Williams. I will continually pray for the Ark of Salvation and the Bronner brothers and follow their ministry with great interest.
October 26, 2014