Sunday, November 16, 2008

A man I respect and admire...

Pastor Garrison from New Genesis Bible Church in New Orleans spoke tonight at the Harvest Mission meeting on being vaccinated by religion. He commented how many people who go to church have only been vaccinated, they get a little dose of God but not enough to infect them and give then the disease. Just enough to feel religious but not enough to give them dis-ease from sin. But that God wanted to infect us all so much so that we will be contagious in our disease. Speaking from James 1:19-39 - he urged us all to not only be hearers of the word but doers as well.

My kids left full of praise for his preaching style and how they felt like they were interacting with him and how he made the time go by so fast and made everything sound so interesting. He made a huge impression on them. Not only that but when he met them, he looked at them in the eye and spoke to them like they mattered. Asked them what they wanted to be when they grew up and remembered their names. And then there were the hugs. He hugs everyone. An incredible man with an incredible gift from God as a pastor. And a wonderful end to our weekend.

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