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Dear Fellow Workers in the Vineyard!
Greetings in the name of our Victorious Lord who has given to His Church the Spirit of truth. Amen.
As expected, Easter Sunday was a very busy Sunday. Three different services, three different towns. I left home a few minutes before 6:00 a.m. for the first service, which started at 7:45 a.m.
At the first congregation, I was both Preacher and Celebrant. At two of the three congregations, I preached. At one, I was a Celebrant. At the second congregation (a mission congregation), I only preached so that I could rush out to try to get to the third congregation. Even with rushing out, I couldn’t get there in time for the beginning of the service, but I arrived in time to be the Celebrant. One of my proteges preached in my absence. I didn’t get home until about 4:00 p.m. and was exhausted. Despite my exhaustion, the students who didn’t travel home and were still at the seminary came over to my house, so I played host to them. Praise God I was able to celebrate with them! I was GLAD! It could have been so lonesome for all of us.
The following week on the students’ return from break, it came to my attention that the understanding of the Doctrine of Justification is very weak among most of the pastors who are in the field and with some of the students. As a result, through the week I presented 5 lectures on Justification. One of the officials of the church confirmed that most pastors in the field are very weak in the Doctrine of Justification, which is very scary because of the extremely strong Pentecostal influence in this country. If you lose the Doctrine of Jus-tification, you have lost the Gospel itself. This topic will remain a continued focus for students.
LCN National Women’s Rally took place from April 19 through April 22, 2018. Approximately 2,000 – 3,000 women attended. Coincidentally, the topic of Justification was addressed, even during the panel discus-sions. Apart from the different sessions where papers and presentations were given, there were other events which included their March-Past of the Zones Competition and Song Competition of the Zones. The LCN National Theme for this year is: “Called by Christ to Bear Fruit.” The Women’s Rally sub-titled their event “Women Fear Thou Not,” which technically meant “Called by Christ to Bear Fruit: So, Women Fear Thou Not.”
PRAYER FOR YOU: MY FELLOW WORKERS IN THE VINEYARD!
Almighty and ever-living God, You fulfilled Your promise by sending the gift of the Holy Spirit to unite the disciples of all nations in the cross and resurrection of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Oh, Giver of Grace, descend from high now, upon these my fellow workers in the vineyard. Come Holy Spirit, fill their hearts. Give them Yourself that they may see Thy glory of the Trinity. Help them with eternal truths to receive and practice. From every error keep them free; let none but Christ be their Master. Lord, by Your power impart them with strength, good health, and very faithful family/friends till eternity. Amen. May the Risen and Ascended Lord, yet still with us, continue to visit/dwell in your heart and home even forevermore! Amen.
Sincerely in Christ,