I enjoy the ministry of preaching and teaching. Last night at Rivers of Joy Baptist in Minford Ohio, I had the joy of teaching from Daniel 7 again. My 25th lesson from Daniel. While I enjoyed teaching, and enjoying the people who were listening, I enjoyed the fellowship as well.
I really enjoy the preparation of the lesson.
Back in the day we had books to study from. I would have dozens of books that I would read from. I really enjoy reading as well. Well in 2003 I logged on to AOL for the first time and the rest is history. While I was not in the pastorate I started a three year study of Theology and Church ministry. Monergism.com and Calvary Chapel churches (600).
Then in July 2008 I began the ministry at Rivers of Joy. I started teaching 1 Thessalonian and completed the first three chapters. Then I started Romans, which I am currently teaching (chapter 8:1) and Sunday Evening I am in Philippians chapter 4)
Sunday Bible study I have been in Proverbs off and on, I am currently in chapter 14. Wednesday I have jumped from one topic to another. I taught on a series of Prayer.
I enjoy during the week getting into the Word and reading and studying. Back in the days when I was in Altoona, Kansas at the FBC I had a totally different method of study. Those were pre internet days, and I did a lot of reading. I was really learning how to study. After sixteen years I was beginning to get an idea how to prepare a sermon.
Then a series on Genesis 1 thru 3 on Beginnings. God and Science. I loved that series and a lot of research. I used John MacArthur matters as a basis, but I research so much of the material, this was a wonderful experience.