Having the day off from work, I was able preach with Pastor McCurley downtown today at noon. He preached from the end of Psalm 2, "Be wise now O you kings... serve the Lord with fear and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest He be angry and you perish in the way... blessed are all they that put their trust in Him."
Pastor McCurley preached how we are to give reverance to God the Son, whom the Father has appointed to be over all the kings and authorities of this earth. This psalm is especially fitting to us at it speaks to our own time when Jesus the Messiah reigns at God's right hand in heaven. We are to serve King Jesus. Those who kindle His wrath but a little, will perish in their way, but those who trust Him, will be blessed.
When Pastor McCurley was about done, though yet preaching, a fellow from across the street came directly up to him. He was tall, a white guy with a shaved head, and was wearing cut-offs with tattoes on his arms. He did not wait for Pastor McCurley to finish but got his attention and began speaking to him. As I went up to see how things were going, Pastor McCurley turned to me and asked me if I would preach while he prayed with the fellow. It turned out that he had heard Pastor McCurley preaching a block or two away. He wanted Pastor McCurley to pray for him, as he had known the Lord but had become discouraged in life and had not been walking with Him and wanted help.
I began to preach on Romans 14 where it says, "For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's... for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ." I preached that to live is Christ, and to die is gain, and that those who trust in Christ are His, and how we shall all stand before the living Christ to give an account unto Him of our lives. The Lord gave both Pastor McCurley and I much unction as we preached, and much good was laid before the people that walked by today.