Thanks are owed Pastor Giardino for taking notes at Sunday evenings service and for the photo of the “mystery” guests, which he kept as a secret until the service. The contents of this blog post were authored then by our pastor with slight editing alterations by your friendly neighborhood blogger. I pray that all in attendance for this service were greatly blessed.
We had a nice service last night at Gospel Light with Evangelist John Marshall and his wife Lee. They have raised ten children over the last 45 years and all of them are serving the Lord in ministry throughout the world. Their website is www.johnmarshallfamily.com. They sang two specials together with their guitar and violin gracing the songs.
Bro. John preached a sermon entitled: “Two are better than one” from the text of Eccl. 4:9-11. His outline was: Work, Weakness, Warfare, Warmth, Wonder. He related the “threefold cord” from the text as Jesus Christ that gives us this extra strength as we work together. The text teaches us to work together with one another in the ministry. His point on two are better in prayer used Matthew 18:20 to drive home the point of getting answers from God and encourage our church to keep on praying in unified prayer, especially the Saturday evening prayer meeting at Gospel Light. As we fight against Satan, the text also teaches us that “Two will withstand him”.
Bro. Marshall shared his life experience, especially while growing up in the depression times of our country. He stated that the meager portions of food during this time was tough for him and that we should thank God for the bounty of food we often take for granted!
Bearing one another’s burden was also a highlight of the sermon as we need to help one another during difficult times in our Christian journey. Several came to the altar to pray as those in attendance responded to this fine sermon by an experienced man of God.