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Westfield Baptist Church

Jul 18 2016

for the second year in a row, we were invited to be the guest presenters at the Westfield Baptist Church's camping weekend.  This church from the small farming town on Westfield, Maine packs out Campers' Paradise for weekend of fun and fellowship, and it's been fun. To be part of it twice now.

Campers Paradise is a beautiful campground with a spectacular view of the 20 plus windmills on the top of Mars Hill.  The main building, where our show / service is presented, has a snack bar, a dance floor and a wide variety of Elvis posters on the walls.  Very northern Maine.  After some vigorous hymn singing, I began, with my wife Sue faithfully manning the soundboard.  

what was unique about this show is that I basically rewrote and re sequenced a variety of routines to focus the whole show on the Sermon on the Mount.  while you could spend a year or more studying this amazing passage, I had to skip a lot to fit it into 35 minutes.  Nonetheless, I covered a lot, and it came out as a cohesive presentation as well as a lot of fun. 

I had spent some time the day before praying for direction for this show. This is often a token prayer I throw out for most shows, but this time it seemed more important to really pray that way.  I remembered a pastor friend tell me that the best messages usually came from what he was studying for himself, and I have been spending a good bit of time in the Sermon on the Mount and Psalms recently. That's when I began to see how so many things from my show could be adapted to fit Jesus' sermon.  Perhaps I'll do this set again sometime.

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The presentation was fun and encouraging... The gospel message was clear and encouraging. I purchased your book and just finished it. Your scope is broad and again encouraging. May God continue to bless your ministry. I will encourage others to read your book. -Parishioner of a local church

"Hey, I  wanted to say that was a great message in chapel today! It touched something:) thanks for doing it!" -High School Student  

"We are so grateful that you brought your amazing ministry back to our church this year... The Gospel message you bring applies to all!  It is such a positive, valuable work that you do."  -Coordinator of Christian Ed. UCC Church

"There's no questioning it. This is powerful stuff. It's extremely touching at times, never less than entertaining, and I see a lot of sincere love for Jesus in you guys."  -Dwight Lilies, song writer

The Lord has given you a wonderful window through which to present the Gospel!   - Field Director of Alliance Missions to Paraguay

"What a wonderful ministry to both children and adults.  In past years it has been a struggle to arrange programing that would hold the attention of all ages, but also challenge each heart with God's gift of Salvation.  Thank you for sharing your ministry."  -Sunday School Sup't.

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