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2 Days and 1 Night in Smith County Jail
“I had a day dream today that you went to jail”
That was a conversation I had with Krista, the women of God I am courting,
To the glory of God I spent 2 days and 1 night in jail ministering to
I found one spot and thought I may be able to draw a crowd there, but I
I wasn’t able to preach to the college students that day, but I did preach
For maybe 4 hours I preached “sin, righteousness, and judgment to come” and “Christ and Him crucified”. Taking drinks of warm water helped sustain my throat the entire time. Warm water is the best. Cold water will only close
“What can take away my sins?
Eventually they processed me in and asked me if I was going to bail out. How much is the bail I asked. They said “$500”. “I think I’ll stay in jail” I
There was also a Christian brother in there that had a New Testament that I
I did not sleep much that night. It was hard because there was nothing but a toilet, a cement floor, and a long wooden bench. But there were so many
Apparently the first shift of guards that dealt with me must not have liked
When I asked the guard if I would see the judge today he said I was not on
I spoke to the sergeant and told her that I was only here on a trespassing
She looked into it and came and pulled me out of that cell really fast! “I
Here are some inspiring quotes:
“But though Pentecost meant power to the disciples – it also meant prison to
Another great man of God said “And the problem today is that the salts lost
This is from the article I wrote called “Power in Preaching: Unveiling the
This much I know, the gospel must be preached. Not only must we preach the gospel because we would be in direct disobedience to God if we didn’t and that is sin, but because the world is dying and going to hell and we have the message that can save them for all eternity. This mission is of the
Acts 5:41-42 “And they departed from the presence of the council, REJOICING that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. And daily in the temple, and in every house, THEY CEASED NOT to teach and preach Jesus Christ.”
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