July 29, 2018
This is a special day. Today I pass the baton, the torch of the pastoral care of the loving people of Wake Chapel Christian Church to Isaac Mooneyham. But I decided rather to pass a sword to him because the Word of God is the center of this church and his ministry. He preached to us on that Wednesday night from Hebrews 4:12 “For the Word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.”
Isaac is now responsible before God for this dear, loving congregation known as Wake Chapel Christian Church. Paul transferred his responsibility to Timothy as recorded in 2 Timothy 4:1-8:
“I charge you therefore before God and the Lord Jesus Christ, who will judge the living and the dead at His appearing and His kingdom: 2 Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all long-suffering and teaching. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; 4 and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables. 5 But you be watchful in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry. 6 For I am already being poured out as a
drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing."