Daily Bale for October 8, 2012

Ahhhhh, the 2nd day of the week!

Yesterday was a great day with fellow believers at Orwell Bible Church. I digressed from the Gospel of John and preached from 1 John 2:15-17 for both morning and afternoon services.

During the afternoon service we also observed the Lord’s Supper. I’m sure other churches observe it like we do, but every church I’ve been a member at you sit in a pew and the elements are passed to you while the piano/organ plays a hymn. I’ve always taken that time to meditate on Christ’s death, usually by reading Colossians 1. At OBC we have our afternoon service in the same room as we have our fellowship lunch, and that called for a little different way of observing the Lord’s Supper.

What we have done is we together sing a hymn or two while we pass the elements around the various tables. There’s no piano in the room where we have lunch, so our singing for our afternoon services are always acapella. As we’ve remembered Christ’s death in this way it helps us focus on that as a body.

Today (Monday) I took the morning for prayer and planning. During the afternoon I hit my “to do” list: a bunch of emails, picked up some things in town for the family, ordered office supplies (we use Amazon Prime, saves $$ on shipping!), finalized plans for the upcoming Bible Conference I’ll be speaking at (Morrow Bible Church), worked on a new project I’ve been mulling over for a year, and prepared for this week’s OBF conference.

Ate a great dinner with my family, drove around the countryside with Hannah for her driver’s training, watched a video about the ocean with the kiddos, emails, and relax for the rest of the evening.

One last thing: “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints” (Ps 116:15). A dear sister went to be with the Lord Sunday morning, Mrs. Judy Bailey. I, my wife, and family had the privilege to know Mrs. Bailey the last 10 years or so. We loved her spunk and sense of humor. I especially appreciated her encouragement during these last 3 years as I learned some new responsibilities in the OBF. She always had a kind word to say. Please praise the Lord with me that her faith now is sight, and please pray with me for her husband George, children, and grandchildren. Her funeral is this Friday at 10:30. Details and obituary are here.

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