Tonight I began a three-night revival at the Second Missionary Baptist Church of Taylorsville, Kentucky where Dr. Charles Burton is the senior pastor. Taylorsville is one hour from Frankfort and me, my wife, and several members of First Baptist Church drove there via church bus for the worship.
I met Pastor Burton shortly after I came to Kentucky in 2009 at the General Association of Baptists in Kentucky annual session in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Dr. Burton is not only pastor of Second church, but he is a professor at Simmons College of Kentucky, which has a cooperative relationship with GABIK. He’s also a member of the Kentucky State Convention and Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc. He’s one of the people I look forward to hanging out with at the conventions because of his personality and sense of humor. He’s a great, learned brother.
Today I preached from Romans 7:14-25, “The Tug of War on the Inside.” Three points: (a) The War is Real; (b) The War is Revealing; (c) The War is Rewarding. They were very receptive to the message. Before I preached the Choir (and they are very good) rendered “I Give Myself Away” featuring a FOUR YEAR OLD soloist. Very moving worship.
We made it home safely, thank God and now looking forward to another day’s journey.