On Sunday November 5, 2017 a crazed gunman shot and killed 26 Christians in their church as they worshiped the Lord at First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs, TX. That event caused a lot of concern within the church across America. A lot of discussions took place on social media about what a church should do about security for it’s members on any given Sunday. A lot of these discussions seemed to me to be motivated by fear. So, on Sunday, November 12th I felt led to preach a message of encouragement on the topic of fear. Here is that message. I hope you find it helpful as you deal with this horrific event.
On October 1, 2017 I had the honor of guest speaking once again at San Miguel Basin Christian Fellowship. I fill in from time to time as they begin their search for a new pastor after the death of their long time pastor Clint Perry. I continued my series on regaining our childlike awe in our relationship with the Lord. There’s an old saying, “familiarity breeds contempt.” This can be true in our human relationships and it can also be true in our relationship with the Lord. In this series I discuss ways to regain the spark in our relationship with Jesus. You can watch my message at the link below.
On September 17th I had the honor of guest speaking at San Miguel Basin Christian Fellowship. I spoke of a time when I was in a total life crisis. I had hit rock bottom financially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. During that time my relationship with the Lord was the worst it had been since becoming a Christian. So I set out on a journey to fix my relationship with the Lord. In this message I share what I discovered and how what the Lord taught me to do to set things right again. You can watch my message at the link below.
In this episode Pastor Ken discusses the pros and cons of ministry in a small church with Pastor Wayne Bahr. Pastor Bahr pastors two churches in Harrison County Iowa just 30 minutes north of Omaha, Nebraska. He has been involved in dual ministry at the Little Sioux and Mondamin Churches of Christ for over sixteen years.
In this episode of the Pastor’s Pulse Podcast pastor Ken Lawrence concludes his interview with pastor, church consultant and Christian film producer Doc Benson. This is part two of a two part interview in which Ken and Doc discuss dealing with church conflict and how to avoid it. They also discuss Doc’s ministry Giving Churches Hope and his movie Seven Deadly Words.
To learn more about Giving Churches Hope visit www.GivingChurchesHope.org
To learn more about the movie visit www.SevenDeadlyWords.com
Visit Doc’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/DirectorDocBenson