It is a great relief that I am justified by faith in Jesus, and not by my faithful blogging.
Life has been full for the Smith family lately:
Yesterday, I preached my final sermon as pastor of Curve Baptist Church. I’m so grateful for the five years the Lord gave us to walk together. We have formed deep friendships here that we will still be enjoying a billion years from now in a New Creation.
On September 15, I will preach my first sermon as senior pastor of Sharon Baptist Church in Savannah, Tennessee. I’m both humbled and thrilled to be joining in the great work our Lord is already doing in and through this body of believers!
Meanwhile, PhD work in the Biblical Spirituality program at Southern Seminary rolls on into its second year. I’m enrolled in two great seminars this fall: American Preaching and Biblical Foundations for Spirituality, plus a colloquium on Mysticism. I feel really privileged to be pursuing these studies. I am growing personally, enjoying my classmates immensely, and (I pray) becoming a more faithful guide for my people on the way of Life.
In recent days, I’ve used this blog primarily as a place to make the audio of my sermons available. As we enter this new season, I intend to also share more of what I am learning here. It will not be difficult to surpass my current output! Thanks to all who’ve stuck around.
In Jesus’ love,