And was able to do so on the third attempt. Let me explain. In 2011, I tried to start a non-profit teaching and apologetics ministry. So I decided to connect the Biblical Feast of Tabernacles with the life of Jesus. It was really more a lecture than anything else. In 2013, I was asked to fill in for a pastor at a Baptist church I was attending. I wouldn't call it a sermon or a lecture. I didn't give the congregation anything that could be used for instruction and/or edification. I look back and think about what a mess it must have seemed. But yesterday, I spoke to a congregation about the Biblical Feast of Pentecost. I used Scripture from both the Old and New Testaments. I explained that the primary work of the Holy Spirit is to show us the reality of who Jesus is. The fruit of the Holy Spirit's work is usually a testimony - healing, salvation, etc. I shared how G-d still speaks to his people when we are obedient to His Word and how consistancy in obedience will eventually lead to a testimony. I got some very positive feedback about my message. Now I must find out what to do next.
He has a thick Appalachian accent and a magnificent beard. He is also married to Mary Eileen Ball.