I was sworn to secrecy after a man visited me in our church offices a few days ago. He was visiting California from Texas and and didn't want me to tell everyone on social media that he was in town. I promised and when Alex Bogdanoff showed up in church on June 18th he surprised quite a number of you. He shared his testimony during the service and stayed after to bring you up to date on his family and friends that live in Texas now.
Ed & Debbie Waken are in Los Angeles on vacation this week so I asked Ed if he would speak to us on making disciples today. And he said yes. This is one of Ed and Debbies’ passions in their ministry at Valley Life Church in Phoenix, Arizona.
A man challenged me when I first started following Jesus to read one chapter in the book of Proverbs every day. I have been doing that pretty consistently for more than 40 years now and still find this practice enjoyable. On Father’s Day, June 18th, I shared wisdom for fathers from the first ten chapters of Proverbs and verses that I know. I only shared one passage outside of those chapters and that was Proverbs 18:22. I shared that Proverbs tells us to teach our sons to 1) fear God and 2) guard our minds 3) obey our parents amongst several other items Solomon mentions.
Join Claudia and I at our house tomorrow night for the first Concert in the Park. These concerts will continue until mid-August. Ed & Debbie Waken will be coming to the concert tomorrow night also. Eat before you come or bring dinner or purchase it across the street from us.
God’s best to you,
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
THANK YOU FOR WORKING ON FATHERS DAY
I don't remember anyone ever mentioning this to me on a Father’s Day in the past years until last Sunday when one of you said this to me in passing. Thanks. In fact, I don't often think of preaching as work.