Today is my last day in San Francisco. It has been a grueling week, physically – with services in both the afternoon and the evening. But it has been spiritually enriching. The afternoon services I have been preaching have been good meetings. I have heard so many stories of how the messages have helped people in specific ways. This is so encouraging. Often people just make general comments about your preaching. But when someone pinpoints the particular way God has used your preaching of the word to touch their life, it's so uplifting. The evening services have been great, as well. Dr. Nathan Johnson, who pastors the Tabernacle M.B.C. in Detroit, preached from the psalms each night. And each message was right on time for me personally (Prov. 25:11). It's been so refreshing to just spend a week sitting under such helpful and faithful biblical preaching.
I have one more sermon to preach this afternoon. Pastor Elliot Ivey, who serves the New Beginnings Church in Oakland, will close the meeting out this evening. Then it is time to go home – almost. In the morning, I am scheduled to leave here for New Orleans. I am to preach three messages there this coming Sunday before I head home Monday morning. Please continue to pray for me.