Integrity

August 12, 2013


Pray For Revival

Pray For Revival

SCRIPTURE

He who walks in integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will be found out.

~Proverbs 10:9, NASB

QUOTE

If you have integrity, nothing else matters.  If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.

 ~Alan Simpson

COMMENTARY

Darrell Gilyard

Darrell Gilyard

Darrell Gilyard, does that name ring a bell? Back in the late 80’s Darrell was a homeless person living under and interstate bridge in Jacksonville, Florida. Somehow he connected with the First Baptist Church of Jacksonville through one of their outreach ministries and later joined the church. He was mentored by Dr. Jerry Vines who was the pastor at the time.  People were awed by Darrell’s communication skills and his unbelievable testimony, he became a flaming evangelist over night. He preached at the First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Jerry Falwell’s Old Time Gospel Hour and was even a featured speaker at the Southern Baptist Convention. I attended the Jacksonville Pastor’s conference the year Darrell made such a splash. One major problem, Darrell’s unbelievable testimony was fictitious, I guess that’s why it was unbelievable. He created the entire story, every thing about his story was fabricated. He was never homeless and he had prior theological training which explains why he learned so quickly. He was a huge embarrassment to Dr. Vines, the First Baptist Church and to all who had been deceived by the fraud.

Since that time, Darrell has refused to get out of the ministry even though he is now a convicted sex offender. Children cannot attend the church where he serves as pastor. Darrell is a gifted communicator but he has no integrity. It is vitally important that we be real. Integrity is everything.

EXTRA

  • Visitation for James Kyle Lindsey’s family is tonight from 5:00-8:00 at DBC. The CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE is tomorrow at the church at 11:00. James Kyle’s body will be laid to rest at Johnson’s Chapel and the DBC family will host a dinner for Peggy, family and friends after the interment. Doug, Joe David, Wayne Penn and yours truly will be leading in the COLS.
  • GRACEGod’s Riches At Christ Expense. The LORD is to be praised for both services yesterday. I am still in awe of the LORD’s mercy and grace. I was so tired when I got up yesterday morning that I wondered if I would make it through the day. Thank God for a Sabbath, I stayed in bed almost all Sunday evening, got up showered, ran by to see Peggy and came on to the evening service. It was one of the sweetest communion services that I have been a part of and we had a fantastic crowd. It is almost surreal. God is good! We want to thank Sheila for preparing the communion table. She has done this faithfully for the past 20 years.
  • Mandy will be our host on the lunch tomorrow. Sheila had a prior commitment. It you want to help, call Mandy.
  • The mid-week service will be normal, no hot dog supper for AWANA, no AWANA at all. We all meet together one more time. We will do Chick-Fil-A. Call the office by 10:00 am Wednesday if you want to eat Wednesday Night.
T Liked The Razor

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Are We having fun yet?

Are We having fun yet?

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