Tuesday, October 03, 2006

A Few Pictures From Sunday's Installation Service

Yesterday was awesome. The Lord's grace and kindness was so abundant as we celebrated our new lives together as church and pastor during the ordination/installation service at FBC.

My friend and co-laborer in the gospel, Dave Jorge, organized an exceptional service... God-honoring, Christ-exalting, solemn joy. Thanks Dave!

My dear brother Mark Dever, after giving a talk at a Beeson Divinity conference honoring J.I. Packer early in the week, then addressing the Baptist Distinctives conference at Southwestern later in the week, flew to Grand Cayman in time to preach the ordination sermon. He instructed so well, warning us of the temptation of popularity during the sermon and helpfully reminding my fellow elders that this is my first pastorate during our evening meal together. All that wrapped in the loving fellowship of the church... it was a sweet day in the Lord!

Just a couple pics from the day for the curious.


Mark Dever preaching on Mark 1:29-34, "The Message and the Messenger."

Praying together...


And of course there is the food afterwards... jerk and curry chicken... beans and rice... Cuban pork... and lots of other good Caribbean cuisine.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wish I were there... Tell the beach hi for us all from CHBC!

Benjamin said...

All those of us who have been touched by your ministry and character are excited to see this day arrive. Congratulations, and may God be honored in your efforts!

Dee said...

Congrats, Thabiti. Sarah & I are very excited for you and for the church.

Anonymous said...

Grace to you brother! I look forward to hearing what our Lord is doing through FBc Grand Cayman!

James

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the photos! Keep doin' what you're doin'!


John 3:30

Anonymous said...

all that good food! :)