Praise the Lord!

My favorite part of today’s service was the testimonials during the Lord’s Supper.  I loved hearing what God is doing in people’s lives as we ate the bread and drank the cup.  I imagine this may have been what the early Christians did as they celebrated the Lord’s Supper.  In those gatherings they perhaps sat around a table, shared a meal together and; as part of the meal, ate bread and drank from the cup talking about what the risen Jesus was continuing to do in their lives through his Holy Spirit. 

After the service, one of our shepherds told me it was difficult to put words to his prayers during Family Prayer Time.  As the congregation sang, “I Need Thee Every Hour” the shepherd was praying with people about their specific needs and concerns.  He said he was having trouble expressing his thoughts and finally just said, “Exactly what we are singing right now, that’s what we mean to say Lord!”  That, in a nutshell, is the beauty of a well-worded poem set to music.  It allows the worshiper to find the right words to express themselves to God.   

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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.

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