Black Friday

While many of you were doing this…

I decided to spend my day a little differently. My wife and I both despise shopping, and neither of us will wait in lines for things we can’t afford in order to save money (especially when we could be asleep😀).

Today was altogether different for me. This morning, I was honored to preach a funeral for a man who witnessed for Christ until the very end. This is the second time this month that I have had that privilege. Both men walked with God and left a huge void this Thanksgiving. While the families would not bring them back in order to suffer with sickness, they are grieving the passing of two great men who were probably little known outside our area but most definitely known by God.

Today may have lit your fire because you got 75 percent off a TV, but what lit my fire was another chance to share Jesus Christ with people. When you have been changed by His power, you want to tell it. These men I mentioned here were not pastors or trained in a Bible college or seminary. They were born again and had the Holy Spirit within them. None of us needs special training to tell what Jesus has done in dying for the sins of the world.

Maybe on this Black Friday, you took a chance to tell someone about Jesus while you waited 15 hours for a store to open. That’s awesome! I think this song communicates what’s on my heart. Let it speak for itself.

Author: Matthew Winters (The Comeback Pastor)

Born and raised in Portsmouth, VA, I eventually landed in upstate SC because when God calls I move. I gave my life to Christ in 1987 and surrendered to the call to ministry in 1997. I am a three-time graduate from Liberty University and Theological Seminary: BS in Religion (2003), the MA in Religion (Leadership concentration - 2006), and the Master of Divinity (Pastoral Ministries - 2013). I have served as a worship leader and senior pastor in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia since 1996. After experiencing a divorce, God graciously gave me my wife, Jennifer, whom I married in September 2015. Between the two of us, we have 6 children. I am the Lead/Founding Pastor of Overcomers Church in Walhalla, SC, a church plant that is helping those who have been overcome by life to become Overcomers in Christ. Jennifer and I both love people and long to see them enter into a relationship with Christ and walk in the power of His Spirit. I pray that these thoughts I share will challenge and inspire you to greater heights and deeper depths for the glory of Christ.

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