It’s been blustery in the Western Suburbs of Chicago lately. Saturday we enjoyed a drive in the county and a visit to a fall festival complete with pumpkins, and Indian corn, a hayride, music, and a huge craft barn. We may only have a little over a week of autumn color left to enjoy.
Sunday morning we drove south again to First Baptist Church in Momence. I preached on “America in Scripture” from Romans 1:18-32. Why America is under the judgment of God, what happens when a nation in under God’s judgment, and what to do about it. A significant number of the men of the church came forward at the end of the service with little prompting to say; “That’s the kind of man I want to be – ” It looks like I may preach regularly at First Baptist for a while.
Sunday night I preached here at the IBLP Staff Center again. I gave a quick overview of the book of Romans to emphasize the list of virtues that should be present in a consecrated community of believers found in Romans 12:9-21. I called it, “The House Rules for Christian Community.” I think we all long for the kind of experience in Christian community described there. We stayed late at the Staff Center over diner talking about the things of the Lord.
I’ve been going through the Financial Freedom Seminar, and that’s one of the main things on Jim Sammons’ mind as he talks – recognition of God’s judgement on teh US and what to do about it.
Good day to you Ken. I love your work and your picture. I am so glad you are getting to preach. I’m praying for you.