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Induction Audio

September 8, 2009

So last Saturday I was finally inducted as pastor of Ballymoney Baptist. The church went to extraordinary efforts in order to prepare for a memorable day; but the Lord still managed to surprised us all with the tangible experience of his presence and power, as we met together in solemn-celebration.

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What stands out most in my memory? The hearty singing? The gracious words from former pastors? Choking back tears in the pulpit? Hearing the history of the call and being reminded of the sure leading of a God of Providence? Or perhaps, the poigniant sermon from Peter Grainger, reminding me that I’m just a jar of clay. The full audio of the 2 hour service can be listened to here, or downloaded here.

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2 comments

  1. Thank you to all the members of Ballymoney Baptist Church who made all of us from Colin’s family very welcome. We stand on every promise of God’s word and know that all who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ will be saved. This is our prayer for Ballymoney.


  2. Congrats on your induction and thanks for your blog, I appreciate your posts on the 41 questions for a church and the one on sermon criticism. I’m 3.5 years into my first pastorate and can sympathize with much of what you have posted.

    There are those who love us and those who hate us. Pastoring forces me to find my hope and joy only in the LORD…if these only come from men, how inconsistent and pitiful life must be.



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