The Side of the The Ministry That You Just Don’t See

by Robert Earl Houston

This evening, I sent to Evangelist Kimberly Lewis-Stidum a collection of sermons that were written by her dad, the late Dr. T.L. Lewis. Dr. Lewis was my mom’s pastor in Portland, Oregon and we were friends and colleagues.  Dr. Lewis and I served together while he pastored Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church in Portland and he was on my Ordination Council at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church and then assisted in my installation services at Greater St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church in 1989.

We preached for each other frequently. Even when he went to California, it was Dr. Lewis who told me about and subsequently recommended me to Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Fresno, California and I worshipped with him at his congregations, Macedonia Baptist Church in Pomona, California and finally at Zion Hill Baptist Church in Los Angeles.

As I was assembling the file of his sermons, I ran across a sermon I preached at his church in 1991 (I believe it was) as the Morning Star Church was dually celebrating his pastoral anniversary and his departure as he went to Pomona, California. Given all of the recent things that have happened in ministry, I thought I’d share this with you.

Please forgive the scholarship of this sermon – I was a grand 28 years of age at that time.  It’s in all caps because that’s how I use to write. I pray you find some relevancy in this message (see the attachment).

The Side of the Ministry That You Just Don’t See

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2 responses

  1. Timeless and true. That will preach 24 years later!

  2. Rev. James Chesney | Reply

    Thank You brother Houston for sharing. I enjoy your posts

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