Getting Ready for Sunday

March 6, 2009

Twenty-four years ago, a few months after we started Living Streams, I met Gary Kinnaman at a pastor’s meeting. His warmth and passion for the Lord impressed me. We became friends in the days following and have worked together ever since to strengthen and encourage local pastors and leaders. Gary led Word of Grace in Mesa from a couple of hundred people to a congregation of thousands. He earned a doctorate in ministry, has written several books and travels widely, teaching and preaching.

This weekend Gary will be speaking at our Saturday night and Sunday morning services on “Why the Happiest Place on Earth Makes You Cry.” His message is from the Beatitudes in Matthew 5. Gary will explain the difference between happiness and the blessing of God.

Beginning next Wednesday night, March 11, at 7:00 PM and continuing for the next eight Wednesday evenings, Gary will teach a leadership training class in our chapel entitled, “Essentials: What Every Serious Christian Needs to Know”. It is a real privilege for me to welcome Gary to Living Streams once again. His wisdom and friendship have been an encouragement to me for years. His insights into the Bible and the ministry will be a blessing to our church.

I hope many of you will come, not only this Sunday, but on Wednesday evenings, to learn from one of the great Bible teachers and leaders in our state.

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