Recently, Pastor Greg Laurie stopped by Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale and taught at the weekend services. Here Pastor Bob Coy takes the time between service to pick his brains about how he keeps his focus and have fun during the holidays. Take some notes and enjoy this candid friendship.
Pastor Bob and Pastor Greg Laurie discuss sharing your faith in Jesus Christ.
Recently, Pastor Greg Laurie stopped by Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale and taught at the weekend services. Here Pastor Bob Coy takes the time between service to pick his brains about some really great tips on sharing your faith. Take some notes and enjoy this candid friendship.
By now you’ve probably heard about the passing of Pastor Chuck Smith, founder of the Calvary Chapel Movement. In the years that I was privileged enough to personally know him, I saw this man’s life used in a multitude of ways.
No single word could ever completely capture who Pastor Chuck was because he was so many things to so many people; a founder, a mentor, a scholar, an author, a pioneer, a leader, a teacher…the list goes on and on. But if there’s one single word that best captures his heart I believe it would be “servant”.
Pastor Chuck had a true passion to serve people…to be the servant of all. The more Calvary Chapel grew the deeper his commitment grew to serve others as Christ has served us. His example as a servant is one of the things that God used to truly shape me. And while I know that I’m not the servant he was, if there’s one thing in this life that I will always aspire to, it’s to follow his example in this regard.
I’ve often thought, if Pastor Chuck’s life ran parallel to any character in the Bible, I think it would probably be Moses. Both were used to begin fresh, dynamic, and unprecedented movements of God, and both faithfully walked in His will over many decades. Interestingly, after a long life of doing many different things, the last description of Moses is that he was a “servant” (Deuteronomy 34:5). The parallel couldn’t be more perfect.
Pastor Chuck’s passing has, and will, continue to leave its mark of sadness and sorrow … not for his sake but for those of us who will miss being in the presence of this truly remarkable man. But his passing has also left us something — an example of what a true servant of Jesus Christ looks like. And that’s an example that I know I, and so many others, will always look and aspire to. Thank you Pastor Chuck for showing me, and so many others, the way.
“If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.” (John 13:14-15)
If you’d like to leave a message, follow the link to Pastor Bob’s blog post on Pastor Chuck Smith. —> http://ccftl.org/18xyo9n