Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Thank you!


(John 3:19-21)


Dr. Kopp:  I hope you are well. 

I was a student at Wake Forest in the late 1980’s and attended First Presbyterian from time to time and wanted to let you know that your sermons inspired by the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart.  I was so thrilled to locate your current sermons on YouTube this week.

I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know I am thankful for you and your faithfulness. 

Have a great day!

Take care. 




Thank you for taking the time to tell me that our Lord spoke to you through me in spite of me.

While I have been around for a while, I feel as if I'm just scratching the surface of my relationship with Jesus by the book as enlightened by the Holy Spirit who never contradicts Jesus by the book.

Pero I'm scratching...and I am more energized and excited for sharing Jesus than ever before.

It hasn't been without challenge...my sins...and the sins of those that prefer religion over a personally saving relationship with Jesus by the book.

Miraculously, our Lord used CCPC19 to rebirth our family of faith on the Corner of Lincoln and Main with an awesomely reinforced remnant with the opportunity to be rather than play capital C church.

If you've been listening in, you've been catching the drift.

Anyway, in the midst of it all, I have been increasingly targeted by...sleeper cells of the dark side.

I was feeling a little discouraged and massively betrayed; especially by people for whom my heart and energies had been poured out yet they were so easily seduced by the JS.  Indeed, I had baptized their children, married 'em, buried 'em, and been used to bring emotional, intellectual, spiritual, and even physical healing into their lives.  Not me!  Him!  I just carried the message and passion to point to Him!  

Then I get a note from you, a funeral last Tuesday when people that I have never known/met made a point of encouraging me in contradiction to the oppressed/possessed trying to destroy what we are doing because we took the church away from them and gave it back to Jesus, the P of Rockford Renewal Ministry showing up last Sunday because God told him to come and encourage me to keep on keepin' on, a local pastor that sniffed out migrating miscreants and has pledged loyalty to Jesus over cheap temporal ecclesiastical gain, a reborn staff with good leaven mixing in to make better, letters and emails and texts out of nowhere in consonance...that have drown out the nasties in a Matthew 16:18 kinda way.

Even a thickhead like me is starting to feel God's favor like never before because, well, uh, I am a Psalm 91 and Romans 1:16-17 kinda way.

Anyway, I just want you to know our Lord has used you with others in a most recent overwhelmingly overflowing way to encourage me for what I believe will be the most fruitful years of my life and ministry to the praise and glory, laud and honor, of Jesus alone.  

Thank you.

Thank you, Jesus.

Blessings and Love!






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