"from every nation, tribe, people and language: 'Salvation belongs to our God...and to the Lamb.'"
Pops and I attended the Berean Christian Church in Houston, TX this morning. There were 3 services going on at one time. The Hispanic service, which is the largest with an average of 75 people, The black service which about 20 people attended, and the english service that we attended. We had 8 people in our service. But what a service it was.
We did not have Sunday School. We went into a rather small room. The evangelist was seated in front. His name is Daer Platt. He told us that he is 71 years old.
He explained that years ago that area was mostly white but over the course of the last 20 years it had changed to mostly hispanic. And the church adapted as well.
They are a very active church apparently. They have a food pantry, a prison outreach, an adopt a child ministry which sounds a lot like the angel program at Wills Mt., and also a ministry that sees to the needs of the elderly.
We sang several of the traditional hymns from the hymn book and then had the Lord's Supper. Next Daer gave a wonderful message entitled, Not another Question. His scripture came from various questions that Jesus ask all through the book of Mark. His message was on the humanity of Jesus in contrast with the diety of Jesus. The message was so good that Pops asked him for a copy of the outline. He is going to email it to us. Another thing that made the message so good was Daer voice. When he preached he sounded like the dramatized version of the Bible on CD. And he was very knowledgeable.
It was definately a good worship experience for us and we will go there again for sure.