Hello from Polishing the Pulpit in Sevierville, TN–After a rest time Saturday afternoon, we went back over to PTP–Excellent congregational singing although 2 or 3 songs I did not know and one I doubt that 10% knew. I went to the Preacher’s Breakout session led by Melvin Sapp from SC– His lesson was “How To Reach and Exceed Our Goals.” I appreciated his emphasis on the physical and mental preparation in our lives to prepare ourselves to be ready to give our “all” to the Lord.
Brent Heeke and I went to the 7pm session, “What Can We Learn From the Business World on How to communicate as Church Leaders.” (Elders session) The speaker was Matt Vega, Attorney; it was a good practical workshop.
This morning, (Sunday Aug. 29th), I went up to the South Knoxville Church of Christ (Geoff Mabe, Preacher) Jerry Jenkins from the Roebuck Pkwy church in Birmingham was the Bible School speaker– excellent lesson “You may be the ‘Missing Link’ in Evangelism.” He spoke on the importance of a soul. He stressed the need to be involved in evangelism.
The Worship hour’s speaker was Wendell Fike of the Airport church in S. San Fransisco, CA– He spoke on “My Favorite Sermon.” It was “I Want to Go Home.” Good sermon on our Heavenly Home and that the Christian should long to be there and prepare ourselves in this life and be involved in the Lord’s work.
We are gong back over to PTP in a couple hours. I’ll probably wait to tomorrow to post about that and the morning and afternoon sessions–