What it prolific day’s preaching we enjoyed on Sunday January 22 at the Tabernacle as again large crowds converged on the church to worship God on the Lord’s Day?
The finest of wheat was again served up from our pulpit by two men who are clearly on top of their game leaving the congregation thrilled at the quality of the ministry provided.
Associate pastor David Purse was first up at the morning service with a message to God’s people entitled – “Make sure you kill Agag” – a reference taken from the book of Samuel about how every Christian needs to deal with weaknesses in their own lives.
It was a powerful delivery by Pastor David, who certainly appears to be gaining much liberty these days as he expounds the precious word of truth with great confidence.
The evening service was conducted by Senior Pastor, James McConnell, who brought a somewhat gentler, yet nevertheless inspiring word, entitled – “The camera never lies,” resulting in 10 precious souls coming to Christ.
Although focusing on King David’s well-documented sins and failures, the pastor brought a refreshing angle to this story by reminding the congregation that God, in His amazing mercy, had put away those same sins and forgiven His child- one whom the Bible describes as “a man after God’s own heart.”
This was an Old Testament story with a beautifully crafted New Testament emphasis which revealed the love and mercy of God to forgive and forget. It addressed real issues which affect all of our lives, yet left people with hope and consolation. No-wonder then that many people were continuing to talk about the message long after the service had ended.
Solomon was right when he said: “A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.” (Proverbs 25:11)