Well, I think it’s safe to say that a mighty fine time was had by all the folk who joined us last weekend. Good messages, good fellowship, good food, and good company. What more can you ask? As of today, it sounds like everyone got home safely (aside from those who chose to hang around Smyrna for a few days). So, I’m very grateful.
Here are the audio files, all in one place, from this weekend’s gathering … along with a special file of music from both our Saturday and Sunday services. Plus, I’ve included a pdf of my notes, since I didn’t quite make through them all. So, enjoy. Listen. Sing along. And hopefully the joy that we all felt will transfer via these audio files.
I was privileged to be at the Embracing the Truth Conference 2017 last week. I taught for three mornings. God was good. My health held out, my voice didn’t wain too much, and I got to see friends and brothers who I only get to visit with a couple times a year. So, all in all, a mighty good week.
In the meantime, here are my three presentations. The third day, the ear-mounted microphone gave me some trouble. That’s the cause for the various clicks and pops. But, I think the audio is still quite listenable.
January is nearly in the history books. Time’s flying. And it’s nearly conference season. If I do go everywhere I’ve agreed to go, I will travel more this year than in most recent years … if the Lord wills.
The first conference I’ll be attending in 2017 is the Embracing The Truth gathering in Gladeville, TN. March 7-10. I love this conference, for more reasons than one. Great fellowship, great food, great preaching, and it’s close enough to home that I get to sleep in my own bed. So, here are the details … the announcement poster and the schedule of speakers. If you’re anywhere in the Middle Tennessee area, make sure to plan some time at ETT 2017.
Want to hear a song? Sure you do. I don’t get to do much music, these days. But, I have been working on a remake of the classic hymn for a couple of months. Tonight, with the holidays and all, I have been able to finish the mix and I thought I’d share it with you. I sang it and played all the instruments, with the exception of the guitar solo, which my friend and neighbor, Nathan, played.
I have been experimenting with ways to share some of my photography online. I do post to an online photography community site, and a Facebook photography page, but I recently started experimenting with Adobe Spark, a new offering that allows users to create their photo albums, videos, and various shareable pages. Here are links to my first two efforts:
My daughter and I had a very good trip to Ohio and back. We spent Saturday with the fine folk of Riverside Bible Church in Columbus. They treated us like family …. you know, the way Christians do. 🙂
I spoke for more than three hours, reviewing the teaching that I have called “The Sovereignty Series.” To our regular listeners, most of this will sound familiar. But, we spoke about God’s sovereignty in suffering, in prayer, and briefly, in salvation. Here is the audio of that day’s teaching.
Part one —
Part two —
And, part three —
By the end, my voice was getting tired and raspy. But, I appreciate all the folk who stuck around to the bitter end.
On Sunday afternoon, Meg and I visited the Cincinnati Zoo. Great zoo, by the way. Photos are forthcoming. Then, we drove home that evening. Long day. Really long day. Have I mentioned what along day it was?