Guest Speakers

I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. 1 Corinthians 3:6&7
As the pastor of Hope, I'm the guy who is responsible for teaching the Word of God here. I try to give the people of Hope a steady diet of solid Biblical truths. However, my style of communicating these Biblical truths is probably fairly predictable to Hopers by now. So, that's where guest speakers come in. A guest speaker can communicate the same Biblical truths but with a very different style and emphasis than myself which can be a refreshing change for people. For example, we just had Bruce Van Natta preach at Hope. Bruce shared a lot of miraculous stories and he is himself a walking, talking miracle having survived an accident that should have left him dead on the spot. So, needless to say, it was very different from what I typically do on a Sunday morning and he had tremendous response. Not all guest speakers will necessarily have the type of message Bruce had, but they can provide a good change of pace which is so beneficial for the spiritual health of Hope Lutheran Church.
Pastor Dave