safe_image.php_It has been a long, blessed weekend. We kicked off a new session of the 33 Series mens’ Bible study Saturday morning. We got off to a good start. Looking forward to the next 5 weeks.

The 2013 JAX Pastors Conference was fantastic. I really needed David Jeremiah’s message on the Prodigal Son. Dr. Al Mohler’s message on heaven was phenomenal as well, and it was great to hear Dr. Fred Luther

Dr. Brunson graciously invited me to speak Saturday afternoon, I am grateful for the honor. Thankful to Trey Brunson and the entire First Baptist staff as well for your hospitality. I was overwhelmed by Shiloh’s support, you all are the best!

I was assigned to preach on “The Incorruptible Prize.” I preached from 1 Corinthians 9:24-27: “Running to Win the Imperishable Prize.” 

The conference message was one of four times in 22 years of my pastoral ministry that I have preached something that I have not first preached to my congregation. I think it may have showed.

We baptized three women, And had parent-child dedications for, four give families during our 10:15 service.

Grateful for all of the guests who were in worship Today.

About 30 minutes before I went into our first service, I received a call that my nephew, Myles, had been shot last night in Los Angeles. I was jarred and struggled to get through the message. But the saints prayed me through today.

I started a new series today called “Family Matters.” I kicked it off with a message from Genesis 2:18-25, entitled, “The Meaning of Marriage.” 

Praise God for those who were added to the church today.

I plan to do a message about what the Bible says to and about Singles next Sunday.

I predict that a weapon formed against the Baltimore Ravens will prosper during Super Bowl XLVII next Sunday.

The Celtics eked one out against the Miami Heat today in double overtime. During the game it was announced that Celtics guard will be out for the rest of the season with a knee injury. Hope he has a full recovery.

The Lakers beat the Thunder? One word: Wow!

How was your Sunday? How did your teams do this week? Join the conversation in the comments section.