Last week I made a bold promise:
To celebrate Valentine’s month, rather than overwhelm you with so much that your heart will explode, for the next seven weeks we will attempt to only share one request a week and will keep it short and sweet.
So here goes: week two!
Even when the world is locked down, the Gospel is preached.
Today’s keyword is Preaching.
Paul told Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:2
“preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.”
As I write to you, I am thinking with joy and trepidation about the message for tomorrow. What a privilege to be able to share God’s Word to God’s hungry people!
I have been enjoying preaching verse by verse through Paul’s letter to the Romans. It certainly is a big responsibility and fairly time-consuming in study time, but it is also one of our greatest opportunities to edify Christ’s church in Perugia and around the world, as well as to preach the Gospel every week!
Our church family is blessed with a hunger to know and apply God’s truths and share it with those around them.
As you may already know, the ministry we are a part of has always had a strong preaching ministry. I thank God for the many years of faithful preaching by my father, Fred Whitman, both in the church and on television since 1978!
Many things have changed over the years, but not the commitment to preaching God’s word, verse by verse, week by week.
Even now, with the pandemic and lockdown, thanks to new and old technology, we are able to get that message out, and people all over the world continue to follow along.
With so many ministries shut down, including the children’s ministries, even our children are hearing the preaching. What a blessing to see them take notes in the front row!
Please pray that God will save souls and transform lives through His Word (Isaiah 55:11)!
We look forward to seeing you next week!