Ian and I switched pulpits this past Sunday. I preached for the Mile High church of Christ and he preached for Castle Rock. The people of Castle Rock loved his preaching. This was a good contrast in the various worship styles of the churches of Christ. Castle Rock is a predominantly white congregation and Mile High is a predominately African American congregation. The funny thing is the rarely do I get amen at Castle Rock, but Ian preached and the people were giving him an amen. Of course at Mile High, the people were talking to me through the sermon. I heard amen, tell it like it is, just preach it, and we love you. It was really fun to be there. I loved the interaction with the people during the sermon. The people at Castle Rock loved Ian because of the different style of preaching. It was a nice treat for the people, and I hope Mile High enjoyed me as much as Castle Rock enjoyed Ian. Also, I received a lot of positive comments from the members about doing this again. People said that this built unity in the fellowship. People saw that they were not odd and hopefully they saw that I am not odd. In fact, Ian said we should do some church stuff together. I am a big believer that there should not be black or white congregations, but all congregations are one, and color does not matter. Also, I know there is differences between the worship styles, but we must be bigger enough to have a worship that incorporates all people as one. Switching pulpits was a wonderful experience for everyone. And it was a sign of the unity in the body of Christ in the Denver area. And I will amen that!
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