This Thursday is the National Day of Prayer across America. If ever there was a time to pray for country, it is now. As secularization continues to infiltrate our culture, we continue to see the social and moral decline of America.
The Gideons International is an association of Christian business and professional men and their wives who are committed to telling people about JESUS through sharing personally and by providing Bibles and New Testaments. They distribute Bibles in schools and colleges, prisons and jails, hospitals and medical offices, hotels and motels, etc.
Last Wednesday through Friday, I visited with President Mark Ballard of the Northeastern Baptist College in Bennington, Vermont. He had invited me to come tour the school and also preach in chapel. I had such a wonderful experience! But it did take I while to get there! I flew from Colorado Springs to Dallas to Chicago to Albany, New York, where I picked up a rental car and drove 50 minutes to get to the campus! Whew!!!
Franklin Graham, President of Samaritan's Purse, and son of Dr. Billy Graham, is coming to Colorado on March 15. He will speak on the State Capitol West Steps in Denver at 12:00 pm (noon). Some members of our staff are going to attend. I am sharing this information with you in the event you also would like to attend.
On my day off yesterday, Kathy and I went to Cinemark to watch the movie "Risen." We truly enjoyed it! We also highly recommend it. Here is an article written by Todd Starnes of Fox News concerning the movie.
One of the greatest joys of my pastoral ministry is sermon preparation and delivery. I also consider it to be one of the highest privileges: studying GOD's Word, developing a message, and delivering it to listeners.
Last Monday and Tuesday I presided over my first meeting of the Executive Board of our Colorado State Convention in Denver. I really enjoyed the experience! The EB is comprised of 18 persons from across the state, coming together 3 times a year to receive reports, review financials, and vote on important issues.