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.
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?
September is nearly upon us. Autumn is not in the air here in Middle Tennessee, however. The only solution? Head north.
Lord willing, I will be visiting Columbus, Ohio in the near future. On Saturday, September 10, I will be speaking at Riverside Bible Church. Here’s the website for directions and so that you become familiar with them: Riverside Bible Church
If you’re in the area, come by and say hello. The schedule I was given looks like this: We’ll start with breakfast about 8:30 AM, hopefully some singing around 9:15, and then I will have three time slots of 45 to 60 minutes each. We’ll start the first around 9:30, a break 10:15 to 10:30, a second session at about 10:30, eat lunch about 11:45 to 12:30 and finish with the last session. So, it’s a half-day affair. Plenty of time to visit with friends and meet new ones.
I’m planning on teaching the “Sovereignty series,” addressing questions and issues that commonly arise from our theology of God’s supreme sovereignty. I’ve been assured that Riverside has a reputation as “sovereignty central,” so I should be right at home. 🙂
And I’m looking forward to Ohio in September. Hopefully Autumn is beginning up there.