I am grateful to God for many reasons. My life revolves around three relationships—Christ, my family, and church family. I am honored and blessed to serve all three. God has richly blessed me and I am filled with gratitude. Ashley is a Proverbs 31 lady who loves God, our three children, and me. Hannah, Bryant and Leighton are such a joy to us and it is so wonderful to see them continue to walk with Christ and serve in the local church. God has also blessed me by allowing me to serve as your pastor. Thank you for loving God and people as evidenced by many of you who came to help us with our annual Fall Fest. Also, we have 90 homes participating in the My Hope America with Billy Graham! Earlier this week I was a messenger from GHBC to the annual Southern Baptists of Texas Convention that met in Amarillo. It was a blessed event. It was my first time to serve on a convention committee. I served as the chairman of the Resolutions Committee and was delighted to work with some wonderful pastors and laymen from our great Lone Star State. People from all over Texas asked me about our church, as GHBC is deeply loved and respected.
On Thursday mornings we are continuing our study in systematic theology. I was amazed again at the number of people who showed up yesterday, even in the wet weather. God is blessing our time together as we fulfill one of our purposes of being a radiant church—shining inwardly in discipleship.
Sunday will be a big day for us as we host Ken Ham from Answers in Genesis. I appreciate all the preparation many have put into this conference. Many of you have volunteered to help serve. And thank you to Mark Cook and all those who are helping with our greeting/hospitality ministry. We will surely need you this Sunday in the parking lots and the entrances to our church as God brings many to visit us. I also want to thank our security team as they continue to do a fantastic job of watching over our church family.
Let me mention again how excited I am to have Lt. General Bruce Wright with us on Sunday morning, November 10, as we worship God and show our appreciation for our country and our veterans. General Wright will share some of his experiences and then I will present the gospel.
Please be praying with me about our annual Harvest Day Offering on November 17. This will be a special day of worship for our church family. We will bring to the altar our tithes and offerings to the Lord in an act of sacrificial giving. We will also observe the Lord’s Supper. We need a generous offering so we can catch up on our budget spending for the year.
Hope you have a good weekend. See you Sunday. Don’t forget to “fall back” Saturday night by moving your clock back one hour before you go to bed.