Fasting is a spiritual discipline of replacing food (social media, TV, computer, some form of food) with reading God's Word and prayer.
Remember, discipline leads to desire which leads to delight. Discipline - Desire - Delight.
The delight is the last thing that comes with disciplines.
Tonight, we continue "The Truth Project" with "Philosophy and Ethics: Says Who?"
We are grateful the youth had a great Winter Retreat and had safety in travel. 79 were present. Grateful for Bro. Craig and Melinda's leadership of our students.
Upward Basketball begins this Saturday at 9. 131 children are involved. Thanks to Whitney Wigley for her excellent leadership and to all our leaders and coaches. What a great ministry.
This Sunday morning at 9:15 in the Large Fellowship Hall we will have our semi-annual meeting of the Care Group Leaders. This Sunday we will have a light breakfast, so as soon as your duties are over in your class, come on and get you something to eat plus we will have our new booklets for you.
I ask for your prayers for me next week. This is my schedule:
Monday - I am preaching at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church in Albertville at 6:30 for their annual Jubilee services. I have known their pastor, David Martin, for many years and consider him a good friend. He has done a great job there and I am honored to be preaching Monday night. Visit their web site for more information. Other speakers are Kevin Hamm and Phil Waldrep plus musical guests Gordon Mote and Kevin Derryberry.
Wednesday - I leave for Mobile to do some scouting for our annual mission trip in July; then will drive to Jacksonville, FL for the Pastor's School at First Baptist Church returning home Monday.
During my absence, Max Roden will be preaching on Sunday morning, January 29 and Hank, Lamar, Fred Bobo will be preaching on Sunday night.