Workers Together

November 26th, 2014

RG AUDIO 112614


1 Corinthians 3:1-9

The congregation in the tiny town of Erin in central Tennessee has had many pastors, one with a record of 37 years. As soon as Pastor Bob and Emmaline Mitchell left college, they began serving their community and advancing the kingdom of God. They planted seeds in the little village as they taught and served in the public school system. God gave them five children, each of whom grew up, married, and stayed in Erin. After 22 years as a bivocational pastor, Bob focused his full time and energy on the church. Since his retirement, other pastors have come.

Now Jeff Stark is the pastor in Erin. He continues to plant, water, and cultivate. In this town of 1,700, the congregation continues to serve with vision. Their community outreach ministers to approximately 100 teens and children each week.

Paul had it right. One plants, another waters, and when they serve with one purpose, God gives the increase. Remember, “As God’s co-workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain” (2 Cor. 6:1).

Author: W. Talmadge Johnson


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