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