Less than two years ago, after helping a congregation get back on firm footing, grounded in the truth, James Sims, Sr., was asked to go to Florida to help a small congregation which was struggling with which direction they needed to follow. After a year and a half of struggles, of extremely difficult work, and very little financial support, James decided he and his family needed to find another place to work.
He, along with many of his friends who also preach, have been praying that God would open a door of opportunity for him. And God has thrown open the most unexpected door of all! Let me tell you about it.
An Episcopal Church [that’s the American version of the Church of England] in another state decided to endorse homosexual marriage, in clear violation of the Bible’s description of marriage as between a male and a female. As a result, several members there left and decided to start their own church. Many of them live in the same community as one of James’ relatives. This relative let them know that she had a preacher in the family, and they invited him to come speak to them for a week.
This is a group of people who obviously think that the Bible is God’s word, and that following it is important. So this Lord’s Day (October 4th) James presented the pure gospel message to them, straight from the Bible. Studies have been set up, and he has been requested to go over some of the material again with them.
What this brother needs right now is prayer. Pray for his strength to speak God’s message. Pray for the listeners to respond with open and honest hearts. Pray for God to take that seed that has now been planted and “give the increase.”
Additionally, if you want to give him some words of encouragement, you can leave them in the comments section and he will see them.
Other people have been stepping up to help him with this endeavor. One kind brother supplied several copies of the Modern Literal Version to give out to these truth-seekers. He also came prepared with several copies of a DVD called “Why Are There So Many Churches?”
Won’t you please pray for this brother in Christ who is being blessed with an absolutely amazing opportunity?