Chuck Legvold's Memorial Service
As you know, I don't do Facebook for many reasons...most of it dealing with my frailties...but I have 43 moles that bring things to my attention that I need to see.
I'm going to take a shot at those hypocritical "likes" from people that don't "like" but need to be liked more than their call to love with salt, light, and heavenating leaven.
No, I won't be talking about too many clergy this morning or that person that thinks I am talking about her/him/whatever.
Sorry, I work ahead homiletically.
Come up with another lame rationalization of apostasy.
Yesterday, in a time of sadness not worthy of recollection yet soteriologically draining because it was so saddening a la Matthew 23 and Galatians 3, I read Chuck's posting on Facebook (6/4/21) that I commend to you; beginning, "I have no reason to ponder my mortality..."
Aside from proving my point that he is among the best and most anointed even poetic writers in my experience, he reminded me why I do what I do and will not be detoured by apostates.
Besides his Iowan need to say he can pin me in 30 seconds or less, our franchise lost one of His best when He called him away from the apostasy.
I understand his call to advance peace, unity, and purity in/through/for Jesus alone and fight the creeping universalism and insults to our Lord concomitant to Biblical holiness and he understands mine to be a missionary to mainline clergy and churches; or as I often say on the corner of Lincoln and Main: "You can't believe how many people hate me around town for taking the church away from them and giving it back to Jesus."
A recent, uh, whatever on me was precipitated by me trying to guide, provide, and protect as an undershepherd to Jesus. Today's message was exegeted, prayed, and outlined three weeks ago and I knew it would be misinterpreted by some innocent as well as those...
Anyway, as I asked our Lord to encourage me and asked supporting prayers from my wife and some brothers, He did...in Chuck's plans for his memorial service.
Chuck is supposed to preside at mine and share preaching with Joe along with words from Dave, Karry, BC, Paul, Gary, Terry, John, Doug, Jeff, and my sons with Karen singing and Brandon, Colin, and Paul handling the arrangements.
Parenthetically, everyone knows I like fully developed worship!
As Billy says, "We'll see!"
For now, thank you, Jesus for speaking again to me through Chuck for now...and then.
Go to Facebook and read it.
Blessings and Love!
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