From time to time, we invite guests to speak to our congregation in the absence of our pastor or for special emphases.
This young convert was deeply impressed and determined to make these the rules of his life. From that day onward throughout his life he made it a rule to spend the first moments of his day alone with God and God's Word. Before he read a letter, looked at a paper or even read a telegram, he went first to the Bible, that the first impression of the day might be what he got directly from God.
We welcome to our church again today Bill Carmichael. Bill grew up in Live Oak, Florida, and has served as pastor in churches in Georgia, Kentucky, and nearby in Palatka, Florida. He has worked for the Florida Baptist Convention in the area of Discipleship, served as a chaplain for the U.S. Army Reserves, and most recently was Director of Senior Ministries at Deermeadows Baptist Church inJacksonville before his retirement. His sermon will explore the story of Jesus and Zacchaeus in Luke 19.