Gethsemane Baptist Temple

Thank you so much Pastor Duncan, it is an honor to be here today.
Yesterday, Pastor Duncan kept calling me Lt. Governor.
I need to let y’all know that when I was first elected to the Senate in ‘04, a supporter spoke with us on the night of our victory. She said you’re a big Senator now aren’t you. My wife Ann (raise your hand Ann) interrupted her and said “nope, he’s plain old Kevin and I’m going to make sure he stays that way.”
That’s a campaign promise she’s kept.
I don’t know about the other husbands here, but inflated egos don’t last very long at our house.
And Pastor Duncan, being a pharmacist also, you’ve got a drug dealer and politician in the sanctuary.
Thank ya’ll for allowing us to join you this morning.
Let us pray.
Heavenly Father, thank you so much for these sons and daughters of yours that are here at Gethsemane Baptist Temple.
Thank you for their commitment to your Word and thank you for their testimony to this world.
Father, thank you for the freedoms we have and that are granted by You, and You alone.
Thank you for the freedom of speech and assembly. We thank you for those in uniform that put themselves in harm’s way all around the world to protect those freedoms for us all.
We also thank you for the Freedom from sin which was given to us by You and through your son, Jesus Christ:
Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him:
And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist.
The King of Kings and Lord of Lords made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Yet it pleased you Heavenly Father, to bruise him;
put him to grief:
when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin,
He was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon him;
and with his stripes we are healed.
Please bless this day, in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Amen.