I have been blessed with many opportunities to preach God’s Word in the next few months while I am here at Weymouth Community Church doing my pastoral internship. I am thankful for all the opportunities the Lord has given me in the past to preach, but something about these upcoming opportunities feel different from the opportunities in the past. I am not quite sure why that is, but what I do know is that in the past few months the Lord has given me a greater burden and itch to preach His Word and preach it well! And that is my desire, to preach God’s Word with passion, with clarity, and with excellence. God has shown me that I cannot preach His Word on my own. If I want to see the Scriptures change the lives of the people I am preaching to I must be faithful to the text itself and utterly depend upon God. I know God wants me to pray, seek Him, and prepare well, but I must depend upon God.
I’m posting this blog not only to share my burden to preach God’s Word and to explain that I must depend on Him, but to also ask for your prayers over the next few months as I preach. I appreciate all my friends and family who have been praying for me over the summer and now as I am in my second internship, but I am asking that as many of you that can will pray and pray hard for my preaching. Pray that I prepare the sermons well, be faithful to the text, preach with passion, and most of all that God will do awesome things as His Word is being preached!
The following is my preaching schedule for the next few months. I included where I will be preaching as well.
9/11-Local Retirement Home
9/17-Medina County Jail
9/18-Medina County Jail (3 services)
10/2-Weymouth, Lifechange (Weymouth’s South Campus), and two local Retirement Homes
10/23-Weymouth (2 services)
12/4-Weymouth and Lifechange
These are my speaking opportunities while I’m back in NC for Christmas:
I will have a few more opportunities in November, but for now these are the ones on my calendar. Put them on your calendar, prayer list, or whatever will remind you to pray that God’s Word would go forth in a powerful way!