This morning I started a meeting at the Gospel Light Baptist Church in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Over twenty-five years ago, Pastor Brent Lenentine started this church. Little did he realize what God would do through that church plant. The church has continued to grow and they are aggressively going after the lost in the Albuquerque area.
God was awesome this morning giving us a great crowd and meeting with us. The music, led by Bro. Mark Lenentine, was outstanding. The auditorium was full and the people were very responsive during the music and preaching. I preached this morning on “The Meaning of the Cross.” Three meanings of the cross were explained, then I reminded the people that the cross is not the end, but it’s the beginning. I reminded them that it doesn’t matter what cross a person may have to carry, if they will keep going they too can see a resurrection. They were reminded that there is no resurrection without the cross. The altars were filled and the God gave us several salvations and 9 baptisms.
One of the things I love about this church is they have not lost the vision of planting churches. They have assisted in starting several churches around New Mexico, and Pastor Lenentine told me he has plans of helping plant many more churches. With a vision like this, the state of New Mexico has hope that they can be reached for Jesus Christ.
I’m looking forward to the remaining services of the week. If you are in the Albuquerque area, we would love to have to support the meeting by attending Monday and Tuesday night at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you there.