Seems Like Old Times

I started an old-fashioned gospel meeting today at the Brookway Church of Christ in Brookhaven, MS. I have had a wonderful relationship with this church since my college years. Way back then they helped encourage and nuture my feldging preaching efforts. It was here that I even killed an elder’s TV.

So it seems like old times- a wonderful reunion. As an extra treat some old friends from our Skyway Hills days visited this morning. It was a blessing to see Danny and Linda Magee (her parents live here and worship at Brookway) along with their youngest son, Cameron. Danny, a gifted song leader, even led worship. Another reason why it seemed like old times.

I look forward to the next few days here (meeting ends on Wednesday night). Other old friends have promised to try to visit and I get a return trip to the Byrnes home- but I have promised not to touch their TV!

Changing directions here. Just a thought- I have been hearing all kinds of fear and concern about the election results, about the economy, about the war, about the direction of the USA, etc. But should we as Christians be among the fear-mongering? After all, our primary citizenship is in God’s kingdom. No matter what may or may not happen in our country- we should remain confident in the fact that God is in control and has promised to provide for us as seekers of his kingdom. Certainly we should be praying for our President-elect, as well as other leaders, for economical difficulties and for peace, but we should not be among those worrying about it. Instead, we can witness to faith in the midst of the fear. We can practice the peace that passes understanding. We can demonstrate God’s calm alternative reaction to all the challenges and perhaps direct a few others to the place where worry is overcome by prayer.

I will report from Brookhaven later in the week. Thanks for stopping by!

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6 Responses to Seems Like Old Times

  1. jim miller says:

    Enjoy MS! We worry too much, don’t we. We read about the fool who builds more barns and dies…..yet freak out about the stock exchange. It is a good time to learn to manage assets and understand that faith, family and friends are what we need.

  2. Isn’t it wonderful that our faith and hope is in the Lord and NOT in man?

  3. preacherman says:

    I will be looking forward for a report brother.

  4. Matthew says:

    Went through Kansas for the first time, flat place, really flat. I just moved to Colorado so I was traveling through.

    http://www.matthewmorine.com

  5. dannydodd says:

    The meeting at Brookway went very well. God blessed us with a great time together.

    I got to spend some time with old friends like Doug and Kathy Kimble, Otis and Sandra Bowman and their sons (Otis preaches at Johnson Grove Church of Christ outside of Brookhaven); Daryl Mobley came down from Pearl, MS one night; David and Lourelia Pryor came down from Jackson another night and Dave led the singing- that was a treat; and of course many folks I have known for years at Brookway.

    I also had the chance to spend some time with Wendell Davis who is serving as interiem preacher for Brookway. Wendell is such a cool guy. He has been preaching for over fifty years and is a pillar in the church in Lincoln county. He also remains the driving force behind Berean Children’s Home.

    Keep the Brookway church in your prayers! They are good folks.

  6. Otis says:

    Danny, I really enjoyed and was encouraged by your messages about a cross culture, you really hit the proverbial nail on the head with me. With all the uneasy feelings today about the economy, leadership, and peace maybe all the negatives can lead folks toward the positive life of Jesus as we seek to follow His example.
    It was a joy to sit and spend some time with you last week. You have a wonderful family and I think you have the strength to keep up with them. Ha!
    Otis

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