Yes. That’s right. I’ve been a Christian for almost 27 years and a pastor for over 20, yet 12 years ago I gave up something that I held on to for a long time.
Furthermore, eight years ago I was an active member of A.A.
How could this be? Have I been the biggest hypocrite in the world? How is it I became sober just 12 years ago and yet have pastored for over 20?
Well, I became sober-minded.
On July 31st of 2005, Ray Comfort taught “Hell’s Best Kept Secret” at our church; after hearing it—and applying it to my life—I felt that I was born again, again.
A whole new world opened up to me; I actually became concerned for the lost. More importantly, after using the 10 Commandments in my Gospel presentations, the lost became concerned that they were lost, even thanking me for sharing Jesus with them. Amazing.
Also on that night in 2005, Ray gave me a free pack of million dollar Gospel tracts. (Read about that here.)
Gospel tracts? Those were so…so… 70s!
Since that first exposure to this wonderful tool, my former church, Hope Chapel, has handed out close to 4 million of them, and at Community Church of the Hills, the church I currently pastor in Johnson City, Texas, a few have caught the vision on how useful these tools can be!
I now celebrate 12 years of freedom from proclaiming a man-centered, “God-loves-you-and-has-a-wonderful-plan-for-your-life” Gospel.
Things have never been the same.
And what about that AA membership? That would be the Ambassadors’ Academy, the evangelistic training arm of The Way of the Master, where I had the great privilege to serve as a team leader with Ray Comfort for several years.
Have you experienced “recovery” yet?
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