“In addition to being a wise man, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge; and he pondered, searched out and arranged many proverbs. The Preacher sought to find delightful words and to write words of truth correctly. The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd.” (Ecc 12:9-11)
The greater part of my 71 years on this earth have been as a servant of the Lord. (47 years preaching and teaching.)
I want to add that I have always had a great love and respect for all of God’s called ministers. They will forever be dear to my heart. Yes, all ministers have their share of mistakes and struggles, yet it is the truly God called servant of the Lord who has been commissioned by heaven to declare the message of God’s Son to the world.
The apostle says it well enough:
“How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent?
“Just as it is written, ‘HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!’” (Rom 10:14-15)
For my case, in addition to the gifts of preaching and teaching, the Lord has also gifted me with an ability to explain the gospel in a way that can be easily understood by those who chance upon my writings. On the web alone I have over 500 studies that can be accessed. (This number does not include another 334 postings that are found on an earlier blog.)
With that being said, I wanted to make note of the top ten of my 217 studies that are offered in this Journal. You may wish to find out why they have acquired the most readers.
Here they are beginning with the highest read study:
1. Jesus the wonder and mystery of the Bible
2. Mercy Triumphs Over Judgment
4. Passing Through the Valley of Baca
5. God’s Wings and the Blue Thread of Heaven
7. How Secure are You in Christ
8. My Story
9. Honoring God With First Fruits
10. What Can Make Me Whole Again – Nothing But the Blood of Jesus
I pray these studies will bless you with the peace and grace that belong to the kingdom of God’s beloved Son.
I want to dedicate this song to all God’s faithful servants. Perhaps you will appreciate it – Daddy Was An Old-Time Preacher
In Christ always,