KOH2RVA: Day 336

preacher-camp-012If this is Day 336, it means we’re less than one month away from the end of our year-long, every-member mission trip. In fact, today is August 11, and KOH2RVA is scheduled to end with a big celebration on One Sunday—September 8. So if you haven’t gotten off the bus yet, then for heaven’s sake, do it! And don’t wait until September 8 to celebrate:

Do it today.

I’ve had email from a group of people who live in Kilmarnock, way over on the Northern Neck, who are planning to drive to Richmond so they can be at church today. I got voicemail from a couple who said they plan to join the church at the 8:30 service and email from another couple who plan to join at 11:00. I know that Fred and Julie James are going to sing “How Firm a Foundation” at both services and the choir is going to sing “Keep Your Lamps [trimmed and burning]” accompanied by Clark Norton on djembe (an African drum). I’m going to preach a sermon called “Have No Fear, Little Flock!” which I hope will be just as encouraging as its title.  If you can’t join us in person, join us on the live webcast at 8:30 or 11:00.

At 3:00 this afternoon Rachel Cobb is being ordained, and ordination is always a special event. After working most of her life as a nurse, Rachel has found a calling as a hospital chaplain that she is excited about answering. I have a feeling that most of her friends from the Mustard Seed Sunday school class will be there to support her. I hope you can come as well.

And then, just as soon as Rachel’s service is over, I’m jumping in the car to drive to “Preacher Camp” in the mountains of North Carolina, where I will spend most of the week working with five other preachers to plan our preaching for the next calendar year. Have suggestions? You can comment below. I’ll take a look before I get to work tomorrow morning.

I won’t be blogging next week, but please stay tuned. I’ll be back before next Sunday, full of fresh ideas and filled with enough energy to push on through to the end of KOH2RVA. Just do what you always do when I’m away:

Make me proud.

4 thoughts on “KOH2RVA: Day 336

  1. Jim, I’m hoping KOH2RVA is a life-time mission trip, not just a year-long trip. Can’t imagine getting back on the bus just yet.

  2. KOH2RVA is a great theme for whatever day one lives — not just for the year we’ve been at it, and your encouraging words have made a huge difference in the enthusiasm with which we approach our opportunities! Have a good week, and help us all to keep our “eye on the prize”: faithfully following our Lord, day by day.

  3. If I forget to get back on the bus or just chose not to is that OK? I am not ready to end the trip!!!!!

  4. Dr. Somerville,
    Below is a list of series topics I would find edifying:

    1. Baptist History and Baptist Beliefs.
    2. Reformed Theology:
    What is it, how is it impacting today’s Baptist Churches and Baptist
    Seminaries.
    3. Protestant Power Brokers:
    Luther, Tyndale, Calvin, etc.
    4. End-Time Prophecy:
    Olivet Discourse, Matthew 24, Old Testament Prophecies, Revelation.
    5. Angels:
    Who are they, what are they, compare/contrast to Man; Michael, Gabriel,
    Lucifer.
    6. Christian Apologetics.
    7. C. S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia and Christianity.
    8. The Black Robe Regiment:
    Who were they; do they have relevance today?
    9. Q & A with the congregation about theological topics that concern/interest
    them.

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