Black/White

Written by cycleguy on March 2nd, 2017

After a two week hiatus caused by this, I plan to be back in the pulpit this Sunday. I have to admit that I am a tad bit excited.

Growing up and watching TV, it was easy to tell the good guys from the bad guys…for the most part. The good guys wore white hats; the bad guys wore black ones. For every Roy Rogers and Lone Ranger there was a Billy the Kid or Jesse James.

The Bible shows clearly there is an epic battle going on between the forces of evil and forces of good. From its earliest pages, the Evil One and all who function in his kingdom have constantly opposed God’s plan. For every Abel there is a Cain. For every Tabernacle there is a Tower of Babel. For every Joseph there is a Judas. For every Job there is a Peter.

My Scripture this Sunday is I John 2:18-27. It has been called  The antichrists vs the Christians. I’m calling it the black hats vs the white hats. Another way to put it is the fake vs the genuine.

I’m looking forward to preaching this Sunday after that two-week hiatus. I’m not really sure about my physical stamina nor how my voice will hold up (I picked up a cold in the hospital and with broken ribs it is hard to cough hard). So…some prayers about that would also be much appreciated.  Thanks. And thanks to all for your kind words during my healing. Please keep the prayers coming!

 

14 Comments so far ↓

  1. Glynn says:

    Prayers for a speedy recovery, Bill!

  2. floyd says:

    You can’t keep a good man down! (and I’m not just copying Eddie Money on this…)

    Love your enthusiasm for your calling, Bill. It’s a wonderful thing. I’m praying for you, brother.

  3. I will certainly keep praying for you, Bill. And the sermon sounds great! I’ll try to catch a podcast later in the week.
    Blessings!

  4. Meekly Seeking says:

    Still praying. May you be comfortable physically and may the sermon hit ready ears and hearts.

    • cycleguy says:

      Thanks MS. I need people to keep praying. God is working in me and I know He is not done. i want this sermon to hit my head and heart first.

  5. cycleguy says:

    From my brother Rob: That pic makes your nose look as big as grandad’ used to! Feel better! Prayers for the weekend sermon.

    • cycleguy says:

      I’d like to say it is swollen but I don’t think I can. I’d like to say it is the angle…and that may be some of it. I guess all I can say it that it is what it is. LOL

  6. Ed says:

    Adam Cartwright (Bonanza) wore a black hat. He was one of the good guys! 😉

  7. Ceil says:

    Hi Bill! I took a peek at your xray, and I must say it’s very impressive. I’m so happy for you that your healing is to the point where you can start to be a bit more independent.
    I used to watch the Lone Ranger on TV, and it was easy to spot the bad guys in that environment. Everyday life can be a little trickier. That’s why we need preachers who are excited to share how we can get better at that. Like you!
    God bless your efforts today, and in the coming weeks.
    God bless you and your healing,
    Ceil

  8. Lisa notes says:

    I often wish it was still easy to tell the good guys from the bad guys. 🙁 The lines can be so blurry. Praying that your Sunday sermon went well and that you’re continuing to practice saying “no” to doing too much as you heal! Praying for your recovery to continue to go well. You’ve been through a lot the past few months. Stay safe, Bill, but keep riding once you get the doc’s permission. 🙂

  9. Praying for you, Bill! Blessings and full recovery.