I was as nervous as a boy preaching his first sermon this morning. I had been planning this lesson for more than a month but the thought of showing 8 minutes of football still made me wonder if it was really appropriate. data domain However, I was confident that the entire presentation would connect with certain men who, perhaps, have always felt out of place at church. As someone told me afterward, “It may have made some uncomfortable; but it may be the first time others have ever felt comfortable at church!”

Didn’t “T” do a great job! We are fortunate to have him and his family with us. Also, I was proud of Barry Duncan who did such a good job preparing us for the Lord’s Supper. Z dube .

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Byron FikePreaching Minister

Byron has been the preaching minister at Clear Lake since 1999. He and his wife have three grown children, who have also devoted their lives to serving the Lord. In his personal time, Byron likes to read books, watch movies, and play with his little dog Willie. He also is an avid follower of Alabama football, having grown up in Tuscaloosa during the glory days of Bear Bryant.


3 Responses to “Perseverance”

  1. avatar Anonymous says:

    Did it speak to some? – NO DOUBT ABOUT IT! This put some real points on the scoreboard!

    One thing that you demonstrated – if you take a bag to the podium with you, and spill its contents, you have automatic audience participation!

    D Thompson

  2. avatar Jeremy Fike says:

    I really liked this sermon. I was glad that I could be down in Clear Lake to be there. I especially liked you passing out the footballs. I have mine sitting on my dresser so I can remember the message everytime I see it.
    Jeremy Fike

  3. avatar JAPierce says:

    Thanks for your courage. It takes a lot to step out and try something different. It was well put together and planned. Good job and praise God!
    Grace and Peace!