"The New Beginnings Conference" at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Enid, Oklahoma, Sunday morning, January 7, 2007, Paul Burleson, Guest Speaker, got off to a wonderful start Sunday morning with over 1700 people in attendance in all the services.
A photograph from our second service Sunday morning.
Listen to our choir and orchestra's special Jesus What a Mighty Name! - Mike Weatherford, soloist.
Our special guests included fellow blogger Bryan Riley, his wife Tara, and their three children. The Rileys are currently serving as YWAM missionaries.
It was a privilege to introduce my dad, Paul Burleson, and to hear him preach his first sermon in the series entitled "What I Wish I Had Known Forty Years Ago." The responses from people to the message were incredible. It is well worth the next thirty minutes of your life to listen to it yourself.
Listen to What I Believed Then (1967)
In order for you to appreciate some of the laughter in the introduction of the message, the following three pictures are offered for your edification -- and my embarrassment.
The Paul Burleson Family in 1967
My dad had fun pointing out what I looked like in 1967
And what I looked like when I was on my twentieth birthday!
Some people thought I looked like Earl.
Now that you understand the laughter, I hope you take the time to listen to the entire message. My father explained that we would never appreciate where he is today until we comprehend where he was forty years ago. What I Believed Then (1967) sets the foundation for all the messages.
The comment section is open. We have heard from people all around the world, even from many of our troops in Baghdad who are looking forward to listening to the messages. We trust all of you will enjoy the conference as much as those of us who are there in person.
Sunday night's message, entitled "I Believe in the New Covenant," --- probably the clearest, most biblical explanation on the life transforming power of the New Covenant I have ever heard -- will be posted tomorrow.
In His Grace,