This weekend we concluded our Storms series looking at Paul's shipwreck in Acts 27-28. It was a special weekend for me, as it was the first time I have had the opportunity to teach. It was a little step out of my comfort zone in terms of what is familiar, but it was energizing to use one of my spiritual gifts that I don't get to exercise as much as some others. I shared about "How God uses storms for our good and His glory." I also shared about our experience with Hurricane Katrina after these 11 years. We looked at Romans 8:28-39 to see why Paul was so confident that the Lord would see Him through. If you want to watch the message, here's the link: http://fbctopeka.com/sermon/storms-week-4/
Harper Compton, my worship arts associate and right hand man, led us in worship, and he and the team did an excellent job.
Here's what we sang together:
Pre-service - "Suffering Servant" [The Modern Post/Dustin Kensrue]
"Rejoice" [The Modern Post/Dustin Kensrue]
"It Is Well" [Horatio Spafford/Todd Fields]
"You Never Let Go" [Matt Redman]
Communion - "Man Of Sorrow" [Hillsong]
As we sang, I was overwhelmed at many moments as I thought of how faithful the Lord has been. His love has never failed, and He has been with us through it all.
My prayer is that, as we face the inevitable storms of this life, we would know that the Lord is with us and is working all things together for good for us.
In the Son,