Monday, October 26, 2015

A little food for thought for preachers...

If we are to be persecuted - let us be persecuted for righteousness' sake - not for being unkind, mean and hateful. There is a difference between being bold and being ignorant. Making a point just to be right without the intention of being sincerely helpful in a humble fashion does not make you spiritual - it makes you stupid.

Jesus was our example. Who was he constantly rebuking? The RELIGIOUS crowd. The Pharisees. Oh brethren - we may have the truth but shoving it down peoples' throats because "bless God I'm right and they're wrong" turns one into the same Pharisee that Jesus was always chastising. We are to walk in love. We are to walk in humility. We are to approach people out of a broken heart not a judgmental, critical spirit. 

The men I know used of God the most were "hard" and "bold" but they were Christian gentlemen. Being kind is not compromising it is being Christ-like. 

Please consider the following...

  • Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

  • II Corinthians 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

  • Ephesians 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise...

  • Philippians 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.

  • Colossians 4:5 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

  • I Thessalonians 2:10 Ye are witnesses, and God also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015


After we left Maine (in the middle of August) we were in meetings in the following churches for the remainder of August and September...

  • Old Time Baptist Church - Hamburg, New York (Pastor Lou Guadagno)
  • Amazing Grace Baptist Church - Belmont, New York
  • Bible Believers Baptist Church - Newport, Pennsylvania (Pastor David Bard)
  • First Mount Pleasant Baptist Church - Franklin, Indiana (Pastor Kent Kirchmeyer)
  • Shady Acres Baptist Church - Houston, Texas (Pastor Danny Farley)
  • Central Baptist Church - Lanett, Alabama (Pastor Jeff Thorn)
  • Buck Settlement Baptist Church - Bath, New York (Pastor Greg Ferguson)

We had very good services in all of these churches and are thankful the Lord allowed us to be there.  In each meeting we saw the Lord move in His own special way and it is always good to see when His people follow the Lord's leading.  I am thankful the Lord has put us in this work and what a blessing to be a part of it!

Evangelist Craig Cobb and Pastor David Bard

Camp meeting at Old Time Baptist Church

Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Belmont, New York

Buck Settlement Baptist Church - Bath, New York

Pastor Brad Hanks, Evangelist Ken Avery,
Evangelist Craig Cobb and Evangelist David Evans

Monday, October 19, 2015

UPDATED SCHEDULE - Remainder of 2015

As with all schedules, they are subject to change.  But as of right now, the following is our schedule for the rest of this year.  We appreciate very much the prayers of God's people over these meetings!


4, 7
Buck Settlement Baptist Church
Bath, New York
Pastor Greg Ferguson

Sempronius Baptist Church
Moravia, New York
Pastor Dennis Grimes

Calvary Bible Baptist Church
Elbridge, New York
Pastor George Burkinshaw

Grace Baptist Church
Newark, Ohio
Pastor Troy Kahler


Tabernacle Baptist Church
Tiogoa, Pennsylvania
Pastor Stephen Neff

15, 18
Liberty Baptist Church
Miamisburg, Ohio
Pastor Tom Gresham


Victory Baptist Church
Clarkston, Michigan
Pastor Bob Nogalski

First Mount Pleasant Baptist Church
Franklin, Indiana
Pastor Kent Kirchmyer

Updated: 10/19/2015