Today, I will board a plane at Tucson International Airport to take me to Alaska, where I will be holding two Gospel Meetings. The first will be with the Chena Small Tracks church of Christ (Fairbanks, Alaska), which will run from Sunday, August 15th until Wednesday, August 18th. I will then head south to Wasilla, Alaska, to hold another meeting with the Wasilla church of Christ, which will run from Sunday, August 22nd, until Wednesday, the 25th.
Some of you reading may be asking, “what is a gospel meeting?” A gospel meeting is when a congregation brings in another preacher to preach a series of lessons over several consecutive days. These meetings are frequently called “gospel meetings” because that is what is preached, and the goal is to reach the lost of the community with the gospel. Often weeks or a month before the meeting, Christians in the local congregation will invite friends and family, send out flyers, and talk with people in the community to generate interest in this special series of lessons.
The lessons I will be teaching at both congregations are centered around the Prophet Jeremiah’s statement in Jeremiah 6:16. He said, “Thus says the LORD, “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk-in it; and you will find rest for your souls.” But they said, ‘we will not walk in it.’ The focus is on the ancient paths. The lessons are entitled:
- Ask for the Ancient Paths (Jer.6:16)
- All That the Lord Says (Ex. 19)
- Knowing What God Wants
- Restoration (2 Chron. 29-31)
- The Church of the Bible
- You Must Be Born Again (Jn. 3)
It is one of the privileges of preaching the gospel to be invited by another congregation to hold one of these meetings to help another local church fulfill the great commission (Matthew 28:18ff). And, if you happen to be in either Fairbanks or Wasilla in the next two weeks, you are more than welcome to attend!